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Manny Diaz

  • News

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Miami's Five Worst City and County Managers Who Prove Merrett Stierheim Wrong

    Over the weekend, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez revealed he is entertaining the idea of eliminating the city manager's position in favor of the strong mayor form of government. His proposal, which would require voter approval to change the city charter, makes sense because it gives residents one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising

    ​Miami-Dade County's new mayor has become quite the rain maker. According to his most recently filed campaign finance report, Carlos Gimenez raised $419,985 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 of last year for his reelection run. His political action committee, Common Sense Now, raked in another $89,750. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Manny Diaz Jr., Not Randy Shannon, Is Probably Texas's New Defensive Coordinator

    ​Rare is the day when a Miami politician's child gets a big job through ways other than blatant and shady nepotism.Manny Diaz Jr., son of the former mayor of Miami, is apparently the leading candidate to become the Texas Longhorn's defensive coordinator. According to some sports blogs, he's alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Rick Scott and Bill McCollum Are Florida's Grand Wizards

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke claims Democrats are missing in action in the governor's race.The Democratic Party is out of sight and out of mind in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    After Being Ranked One of the Worst, Miami Named 44th Best City for Biking

    ​Former Mayor Manny Diaz made bicycling a key part of his agenda (so much so that he's now under a weird ethics investigation for accepting a bicycle from his staff as his going-away gift), and now Bicycling magazine has named Miami one of the best cities for bicyclists in America.In 2008, the mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Jeb Bush and Manny Diaz Tapped to Serve on Mayor Bloomberg's Charity Board

    ​Unfortunately for ex-Florida Gov. Job Bush and former Miami mayor Manny Diaz, they didn't have enough money, clout or the proper political climate to get an exemption to term limits and run a third time. A man who did, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has chosen them to serve on the board o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Calls for Greater Broadband Access to All

    ​As the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, ex-mayor of Miami Manny Diaz was able to squeeze himself into national issues in a way few of his predecessors did. Now that he's out of office, he's taken on the role of vice chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality, which calls for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Do Democrats Finally Have a Florida CFO Candidate?

    ​Considering the chief financial officer job is the only statewide position up for re-election in 2010 that the Democrats currently hold, they should be eager to keep it. But with CFO Alex Sink running for governor, no big-name Dem has stepped forward to run. In fact, the only one who has reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Miami-Dade Democratic Chairman Booted by State Party

    ​Just days after sending out a fiery letter calling for the resignation of Florida Democratic Party chair Karen Thurman -- a letter that made liberal use of his word processor's bold and underline features -- Miami-Dade Democratic chairman BJ Chiszar has been given the boot. Chiszar's le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Nine City of Miami Workers Earning More Than $100K Get the Boot

    A couple months ago, the City of Miami's budget was about as well-balanced as Gary Busey on PCP. ​The Commission, Mayor Manny Diaz and the city's three unions staged a vicious tug-of-war over who would feel the most pain in plugging a $118 million hole.But as Tomas Regalado prepares to take o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    The Timoney Boot Party Countdown, Day 2

    Whitney Roux​ The morning breeze whips John Timoney's rosy cheeks as he settles into his rowboat moored at the Miami Beach Rowing Club. He pushes off the dock and begins paddling up Indian Creek, soaking in the dry, mild November weather, pondering where his next gig will be.Maybe he'll roll throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz on the "breather" citizens apparently wanted by elected Regalado: "We are now competing with the rest of the world. If we take a breather, the rest of the world will pass us by." [CBS4]A Miami native who spent 17 years in jail for stealing Rolexes got out of jail in 2007 and is headi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    City of Miami Voters: Yes To Name Recognition And Cash! No to Messages!

    The handful of City of Miami voters who bothered to roll by the polls yesterday sent an age-old but always cringe-inducing message: Cash and name recognition wins elections.via Tomas Regalado for MayorYour next mayor's real campaign slogan: NO!​Actual plans for the city? Meh. Not so important.In t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Next American City: "Miami 21 is an Historic Moment in America's Urban History"

    ​Next American City is a quarterly magazine that covers the progress and change of cities across the nation, so you'd expect them have something to say about the Miami 21 zoning code that was finally passed earlier this month. In fact they say, "Miami 21 is an historic, and perhaps watershed momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    With Only a Week Left in the Mayoral Race, 42 Percent of Voters Are Still Undecided

    ​With a fragile local economy, tumbling real estate prices, a heated debate over a baseball stadium, and bonkers budget issues, the race to replace term-limited Manny Diaz as Miami's mayor should have been a blockbuster.Instead, with just a little more than a week to go till November 3's election, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz sent letters to a hundred Miami Police officers informing them they'd be let go unless the police union agrees to pay cuts. [Herald]Doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were able to use a portion of a woman's tooth to restore her eyesight. [ABCNews]Yet another Miam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    News Roundup

    17 Year old Andy Rodriguez is being charged with one count of second degree murder after yesterday's fatal school stabbing at Coral Gables High after admitting to the crime. Students will return to school today, many wearing black. [WSVN]The Herald's Myriam Marquez wrote a column that was basically, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    News Roundup

    Some county commissioners want to cut Mayor Alvarez's budget next year after revelations that some staff members make more than President Obama's people. [Herald]In other embattled mayor news, Manny Diaz has scheduled a second vote on Miami 21 for September 4. [SFBJ]A 13-year-old boy in No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Miami City Commission Urges Obama To Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

    via Jilly McJillerson's FlickrIn an unanimous vote yesterday, the City of Miami Comission passed a resolution condemning the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Introduced by Joe Sanchez, the resolution cited the dismissal of translators, inability to meet recruiting l ... More >>

  • News

    July 23, 2009

    Scumball Sell-Off

    Going once, going twice, get these corrupt politicians cheap.

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    No Cash in the Coffers

    Miami's Mayoral frontrunners struggle to raise money in recession.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Manny Diaz is Deeply Disappointed by Bobby Jindal, Too

    Poor Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal can not catch a break. Everyone from freebase-Twitter addict Rick Sanchez to semi-Conservative Columnist David Brooks is criticizing his speech on Tuesday night, in which he tried to channel Ronald Reagan, but ended up coming off more like Kenneth the Page. Now M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Obama to Manny Diaz: Don't Ef This Up

    As his young administration stomps frantically on the flaming bag of crap formerly known as the global economy left smoldering on the White House doorstep by a snickering Dubya on his way out, President Obama is about to throw around a cool $787 billion in stimulus funds to try to douse the flames.U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    This Time Around LULAC Puts No Locals On Their Commerce Wish List

    Last time President Obama had a surprise opening for Commerce Secretary The League of United Latin American Citizens sent a him a list of ten possible candidates including Mayor Manny Diaz. Well, here we are again with another opening for Commerce, and LULAC again sent their list. Missing this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Will There Be Any Miamians in Obama's Administration?

    Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of November 27, 2008

    "The article is characteristic of this newspaper's history of petty mockery and character assassination."

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    News Roundup

    The Florida Legislature is getting worried about the budget. There could be a deficit of as much as $2 billion this fiscal year. [Local10] A Broward High School swim coach is arrested on child pornography charges. Who knew a guy who spends his free time around a bunch of teenagers in speedos would b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    MSNBC: Manny Diaz Being Vetted for HUD and Transportation

    Chuck Todd of MSNBC just broke news that Mayor Manny Diaz is being vetted for the cabinet positions as head of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Transportation. The role at HUD is the most likely appointment. Riptide first speculatedlast week on Diaz's chances for the HUD position ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Heimlich Maneuvering

    Thousands of local schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique thanks to Manny Diaz.

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Bottled Water Gets the Boot

    As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Bike Blog - Mayors Determine Bikes Rock

    June’s U.S. Conference of Mayors gave some love to bicyclists across nation. There’s much we may anticipate based on their proclamations. Here’s the short version: The broadly named Transportation and Communications Committee drafted a resolution titled “Ensuring Bicycling is Integrated int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    A New Day For Bikes In Miami?

    Last week a group of bicycling advocates, including members of the Green Mobility Network, Emerge Miami, and others, met with Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to lobby for the city to take a stronger stand on biking. Although there had been several mass emails about the meeting before it took place, the Bik ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006
  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Mayor Money Diaz

    Hes green all right, but not quite in the way Vanity Fair sees it

  • News

    November 3, 2005
  • News

    September 30, 2004
  • News

    September 2, 2004

    The Teele Conspiracy

    Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Basshead

    Starstruck

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Let It Burn

    At this year's MTV VMAs, Usher is a major constellation in a universe far removed from ours

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Leggy Drive

    Trousers needed for homeless men

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    No Rest for the Weary Agitator

    Protest, alleged torture, days in jail, trial victory, quiz the mayor, more

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    We're Still Number One!

    Miami maintains its winning ways: America's Poorest City

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003
  • City Life

    May 15, 2003

    BEST NEW COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

    Greater Miami Prosperity Campaign

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    They're Here, They're Queer, They Vote

    Opening shots on September 10th's gay-rights ballot

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    A Man in Full Fight

    Hear why this crusader wants to save you from the evils of gay rights

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    New Face, Old Connections

    Miami mayoral candidate Manny Diaz may look like an outsider, but his political history places him squarely on the inside

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Riptide

    Equal-opportunity aficionado

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