Traces of a dozen dioxins and heavy metals been discovered in Coconut Grove's Blanche Park on Shipping Avenue. Grove residents, including children, may been exposed to the dangerous substances for years, Workers Monday began paving a parking lot, and much of the playground, which includes a dog pa ... More >>
"I inhale propane gas to get high, but I am not the least bit nutty," Reid Welch once told New Times. Today a jury found differently. Welch has a had a number bizarre run-ins with the high-profile City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff. The court found him guilty of 21 separate charges, including ... More >>
When Ultra Music Festival announced plans to expand to a second weekend, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff predicted an onslaught of "urinating, defecating ... throwing up" kids on "mind-altering drugs" wreaking havoc. Well, Miami police have released their crime stats from the second week of Ultra and the ... More >>
As usual, the City of Miami commission meeting convened at 9 a.m. today. Amid discussion of telecommunication contracts and waste management, our municipal pols will also decide whether vice chairman Marc Sarnoff was correct when he called Ultra Music Festival fans a "urinating, defecating ... thr ... More >>
We here at Crossfade have been trying to get Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff's side of the Ultra Music Festival story for approximately 48 hours. Today, we finally got a chance to talk to his spokesperson about the commissioner's attempt to curb Ultra's second weekend. "We are not talking about s ... More >>
Despite Ultra Music Festival's annual $79 million contribution to the local economy, City of Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff believes the "event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic." After all ... More >>
Don't worry, Marc Sarnoff. We're just not all cut out for show business. The City of Miami's most frenetically incompetent commissioner -- he of the pop-up pedophile-thwarting parks, a personal arsenal of firearms, and lies about his family lineage -- noticed that South Florida is finally becoming ... More >>
In the past year, the Magic City has seen more pop-ups than Katie Perry performing inside a correctional facility. We've been inundated with so-called "pop-up" restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Impromptu porno studios have popped-up (and then promptly deflated) on Monument Island, inside a pizze ... More >>
Reid Welch, the self-appointed nemesis of Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff who once told Riptide, "I inhale propane gas to get high, but I am not the least bit nutty," has been arrested once again. Welch has been charged with aggravated stalking for breaking a restraining order that ... More >>
A few weeks ago, three days before the Miami city election, Marc Sarnoff got into a brief tussle with Reid Welch, a Coconut Grove resident who admits to huffing propane gas to get high and who was going around the neighborhood taking down the city commissioner's campaign signs. Sarnoff cast himse ... More >>
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff rewards lackey with $220,000 compensation package.Today, the Miami city commission has a number of special public hearings to decide the fate of the city's budget and how to spend a whole lot of millions of dollars meant to alleviate slum and blight in Overtown and the O ... More >>
Miami Commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Richard Dunn II want to take $105,000 meant for OvertownWhat do you do if you have $59.2 million in unspent funds from last year's budget earmarked for long-stalled projects at the Overtown and Omni community redevelopment agencies? If you're Miami city commis ... More >>
City commissioners love curfews. No issue has pissed off as many of Marc Sarnoff's constituents as his approval of Coconut Grove's 3 a.m. last call. And horrible driver Richard Dunn has recently urged cops to cite teenagers and fine parents who violate the 11 p.m. teen curfew that's been in the b ... More >>
Miami Mayor Tomas RegaladoMiami Mayor Tomas Regalado's insistence that Gov. Charlie Crist appoint a replacement for suspended commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is getting ugly.Over the weekend, Regalado and Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff were pressuring Angel Gonzalez -- who resigned yesterday ... More >>
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is officially open for business in Midtown (on the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and NE 34th Street, in Miami, just south of the Target and one block east of North Miami Avenue). Last Thursday's grand-opening festivities included a free taco bar, complimentary hors d'oeurves, ... More >>
Coming in November, the City of Miami's public access channel will try its hand at some new, innovative programming to get residents amped up about the Magic City's elected officials. It's a variety show based loosely on the popular television series Dancing with the Stars. And the first contestant ... More >>
Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arriol ... More >>
Someone pinch me. Is this really happening? The Dolphins came back from a half-time deficit to eek out a win over the Chiefs in the coldest game in franchise history. [NFL]Even better, the Jets crashed to the lousy Seahawks. The Fins will still have to beat the Jets for a playoff birth nex ... More >>
They gathered in front of a rusty chainlink fence and a graffiti-covered "No Trespassing" sign: Mayor Manny Diaz, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, and megadeveloper Tibor Hollo.Behind the fence, littered with plastic bottles and crushed Coke cans, stretched two acres of land facing an incredible view: Bis ... More >>
When it comes to Miami-Dade County, no other Banana Republic in the southern hemisphere compares to our wacky tropical metropolis. Here, we can always expect a public official to find a way to bamboozle us. Take Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff. The Coconut Grove lawyer has already proven he has ... More >>
"People need to know the truth about him. He makes me sick!"
Commissioner Marc's claim to a famous bloodline just might be fiction.
For quite some time, Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has represented himself as the grandson of the late commercial radio and television pioneer “General” David Sarnoff. The Russian-American media executive rose through the ranks of the Radio Corporation of America, holding the title of ch ... More >>
"If the biggest issue some Grovites have to fight about is a dog park, I suggest they all get a life."
Coconut Grove's other half feels left out.
A fight is brewing for today’s City of Miami commission meeting. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and City Manager Pete Hernandez are expected to present competing versions of a law that would regulate “murals,” the humongous outdoor advertisements currently hanging off many buildings in and around d ... More >>
Boy, Marc Sarnoff sure took some lumps today. First, New Times published a critical take on the Miami commissioner's role in several controversies at City Hall. Then during the city commission meeting, his colleagues Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez put him thro ... More >>
There's a war on Dinner Key, and Marc Sarnoff is a bomb-thrower.
Since his election on November 21, 2006, Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has cast himself as the do-gooder reformer on the commission dais. He sponsored legislation that requires outgoing city commissioners to seek approval from their colleagues when doling out last minute bonuses to their s ... More >>
Last night, sometime after 6 p.m., Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and more than three dozen of her supporters engaged in a spiritual cleansing inside the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City. In case you are not up to speed, Spence-Jones is facing possible criminal ... More >>
The plastic shopping bag is a pox on our subtropical house
Kendall girl gives birth after complaining of stomach cramps
While commissioners dither, advertisers get away with (visual) murder
In the summer, perspiration has a way of eating away at the body all day
These letters rolled into our Letters to the Editor Section last week. Watch the writer tacke a swing -- and the commissioner duck: From reader Ernie Sandoval to Miami Commisisoner Marc Sarnoff: "Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, whose district includes Jade and who campaigned to limit high-ri ... More >>
Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is concerned about the quality of life of your dog. That's why he is sponsoring a change to the zoning laws that will allow dogs to hang out in outdoor seating areas at city restaurants. The proposed legislation will be heard by the commission during Thursday' ... More >>
"You are sanctioning further police corruption"
Ring-a-ding ding If only Marc Sarnoff had decisively won the election for the Miami City Commission District 2 seat... The longtime Coconut Grove-based attorney had spent years building a reputation as a solid, fair-minded community activist who was well-liked as a person as well as a public citi ... More >>
Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime
Today, candidate Marc Sarnoff channeled former University of Miami football standout Kellen Winslow Jr in describing his credentials as a legit neighborhood results-producing activist. Back in 2003, after a home loss to the Tennessee Volunteers, a ticked-off Winslow described himself to reporters a ... More >>