Miami Beach Commission

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    March 19, 2014

    500 Alton: All the Details on South Beach's Proposed Tallest Building

    Because apparently Miami is always in desperate need of another gigantic skyscraper meant to house the 1 percent, developers Related and Crescent Heights have teamed up to bring a code-breaking new vision to a piece of primo South Beach real estate at 500 Alton Rd. Today they unveiled plans for what ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Alton Road Construction to Finish Up Seven Months Early

    A road construction project in Miami-Dade that actually end not just on time but early? That may be the story with construction on Alton Road if all goes according to plan. The project -- which has led to nightmarishly snarled traffic on South Beach for months -- was originally scheduled to end in ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Three Miami Beach Towing Horror Stories as Commissioners Decide Whether to Hike Fees

    ​Miami Beach's two towing companies will attempt to hornswaggle the City Commission this afternoon into granting them a rate hike. If commissioners and Mayor Matti Bower cave in, Beach Towing and Tremont Towing will charge people an additional $64 to get their cars back. Obviously, Miami Beach res ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Miami Beach Pot Petition Presented to Commission, But Vote Could Take Awhile

    photo by Michael McElroy​A triumphant group of pot activists presented the Miami Beach Commission yesterday with more than 9,000 signatures in favor of decriminalizing small amounts of weed -- but damned if city attorney Jose Smith didn't do his best to harsh their mellow.Smith, despite admitting ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Everyone Running for Miami-Dade Mayor

    ​Candidates running for Miami-Dade Mayor in the special May 24th election to replace recalled Carlos Alvarez had to register by 5:00 pm today. There's very few surprises in the list of candidates (read: no last-minute Alex Penelas filing), but here's a look at who you'll get to chose in a coup ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    News Roundup: Runoff Winners; Heat Losers

    Michael "Drunk Driving Godzilla" Gongora and Jorge Exposito have won the run-off elections for the Miami Beach Commission. [Herald]And Francis Suarez, son of former mayor Xavier Suarez, has won the run-off in Miami. In 5 days, when he's sworn in, the city will have 3 out of 5 commission seats filled ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Damnation by Decibel

    From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health

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    February 6, 2003

    Beating Whitey

    Developer Donahue Peebles is as handsome, smooth, articulate, & nasty as he needs to be

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    May 16, 2002

    God Help Us

    Life, liberty, and the pursuit of hip-hopness

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    April 18, 1996
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    March 9, 1995

    Critical Condition

    AIDS researcher of high repute. Proprietor of a glamorous Miami Beach spa. Target of a federal criminal probe. The many sides of Dr. Lionel Resnick.

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    August 31, 1994

    The Case of the Invisible Candidate

    , The 107th District state House race provides a mystery worthy of Dashiell Hammett

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    November 24, 1993

    Sore Winner

    Bruce Kaplan won his county commission race this past spring, but don't look for him when hey're handing out the Mr. Nice Guy awards

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    September 29, 1993
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    June 16, 1993

    How They Nabbed the Nickel Bag Felon

    Sixty-three-year-old Miami Beach gadfly Stanley K. Shapiro might seem an unlikely enemy, but war is war

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    July 15, 1992

    Keep Off the Park

    Dan Paul thinks people, not politicians, should decide the fate of county park land