MAST Academy

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Three Miami-Dade Charter Schools Make Newsweek's Best High School List

    Three Miami-Dade high schools cracked the top 100 in edition of Newsweek's annual high school ranking list, and they're all charter schools. Newsweek actually split its rankings into two separate lists this year: A general top high schools list, and a list for the 100 best schools for low-income s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    GOP Frontrunner Carlos Curbelo Has a History of Approving Contracts For Campaign Donors

    For years, Florida's 26th U.S. Congressional District has been defined less by politics than by outright scandal. Two years ago, Republican David Rivera lost the seat amid revelations that he had funded a shadow campaign in the Democratic primary and accepted over $500,000 in secret payments from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Miami's School for Advanced Studies Named Sixth Best High School in America by Newsweek

    Miami's School for Advanced Studies has finally cracked the top ten of Newsweek's annual America's Best High School list; coming in at sixth this year. That would make it Florida's second best public high school amongst a top ten list that is surprisingly Sunshine State heavy.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Key Biscayne Paying County $9 Million to Send 1,100 Rich Kids to MAST Academy

    Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy is one of Miami's best public schools. Each year, the magnet on the Rickenbacker Causeway draws 560 inner-city and under-privileged kids from across Dade and turns them into aspiring doctors, scientists, and engineers. ;Now, however, cash-strapped Miami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Wins Heart of a Chef Competition (Photos)

    The constant weekend rain wasn't any deterrent for families seeking a fun and healthy way to spend Sunday evening, as they enjoyed good food and friendly competition at Heart of a Chef at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden last evening.The annual event to benefit the Florida Heart Research Institute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Braddock, Not MAST, Wins H.S. Culinary Cook-Off. Oops.

    ​Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Braddock Senior High, not to MAST Academy, at the first annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition as I stated in a post a couple days ago. The cook-off between the schools took place during the second annual M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Mast Academy Wins High School Culinary Cook-Off

    ​​Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Mast Academy last night at the First Annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition. The cook-off between Mast and Braddock Senior High was one of the Blazing Kitchen events that took place within the second annual M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    SOBEWFF Alternative For Locals: Miami Wine & Spirits Expo

    ​​​​The Miami Wine & Spirits Expo will hold its second annual shindig at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27 -- the same weekend as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. And this year, Victor Passalacqua, the Culinary and Special Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Miami-Based Internet Start-Up Creates Social Platform For Artists

    Tedd BernardA Miami Internet entrepreneur is looking to bank on the demise of MySpace. Tedd Bernard is chief executive of, a small company developing a social media platform for musicians to interact with fans and talent agents."Now that MySpace is dying, Almost Famous can step in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Thousands of Bikers Ride to Remember Christophe Le Canne, Killed in Hit-and-Run

    Cyclists flooded the Rickenbacker Causeway this past Sunday for a memorial ride in honor of Christophe Le Canne, the 44-year-old biker killed in a horrific hit-and-run accident last weekend. As you can see in the video -- shot by a Riptide reader -- hundreds rode in the memorial, which be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Carlos Bertonatti is a Free Man Today After Posting $100,000 Bond

    Three days after drunkenly killing a biker on the Rickenbacker Causeway and speeding away to his high-end Key Biscayne condo, would-be pop star Carlos Bertonatti is a free man this morning.via Miami-Dade Police Department​Bertonatti posted a $100,000 bond late in the afternoon yesterday, Det. Rebe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Miami Art Museum Summer Nights with Photographer Julius Shulman

    Miami Art Museum Julius Shulman shoots his most famous subject: Case Study House No. 22. This Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Miami Art Museum has a special treat in store for architecture enthusiasts and the green movement contingent. MAM -- located at 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Clever Green

    Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    Go West Young Man

    On March 1, 56 activists for gay rights will gather in Minneapolis and board two buses, one destined for the East Coast and the other for the West. In the bus traveling toward the Pacific will be Delfin Bautista, a 25-year-old social worker born and raised in Miami . Inspired by the Freedom Ride ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 17, 2006

    Rediscover Virginia

    Key Biscayne's derelict sister

  • News

    September 1, 2005

    Kite-Crazed Dudes

    This wet, hot extreme sport combines the thrill of flying with the threat of grievous bodily harm

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Smaller Is Better

    The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Key?

    The race to develop Virginia Key is missing only one itsy-bitsy thing: Public input

  • News

    March 12, 1998
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    March 5, 1998

    Dream Team

    For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.

  • Calendar

    January 15, 1998
  • News

    January 8, 1998

    A Crash Course in Tolerance

    Rosie Heffernan's students are no dummies when it comes to the U.S. Constitution -- as their parents are learning

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    Parks and Profits

    Believe it or not, Miami's planning czar Jack Luft says he can make Virginia Key both lovely and lucrative

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    How to Succeed in Education Without Really Studying

    Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    His Own Private Paradise

    Bruce Matheson doesn't need you or anyone else to tell him what's wrong with his family's legacy, Crandon Park. So just step aside, thank you.

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Water Under the Bridge

    For more than two decades, Jim Wellington has marked the ebb and flow of the Miami River with a Zen master's eye

  • News

    June 8, 1995

    Owe, Owe, Owe Your Boat

    The Miami Rowing Club finds itself up a creek of red ink