There's nowhere in the U.S. quite like Miami-Dade County. It's larger than Rhode Island, has twice as many people, and is bordered by two national parks. Its 2.5 million residents are among the most diverse in the nation. And they live in a smattering of 34 incorporated cities, which range from 400, ... More >>
Days following his August 6 arrest on federal bribery charges, Michael Pizzi was walking around shell-shocked and despondent. In a blockbuster moment for public corruption fighters, the Federal Bureau of Investigations had nabbed the Miami Lakes mayor, his counterpart in Sweetwater Manuel Maroño, a ... More >>
Wayne Slaton may not unseat Michael Pizzi to win a second go-around as Miami Lakes mayor, but he sure is having some fun skewering his foe. Two weeks ago, Slaton uploaded a short campaign video listing the top 10 reasons why he is the better candidate. "It is the most despicable piece of character a ... More >>
Read "Gerardo Silva Jr. Charged $2500 In Clothes And Electronics On His Medley Credit Card"and "Gerardo Silva Jr.'s 911 Call: 'I am a Councilman!'"Medley Town Councilman Gerrado Silva Jr. has officially resigned. His last day was Aug. 8. But if you think Silva resigned because of all the embarrassin ... More >>
Richard Pulido (bald dude in brown jacket) is the kind of politician only Natacha Seijas would love.Miami Lakes Councilman Richard Pulido can't stop acting like the town jerk. The part-time college professor continues to pick on town Clerk Marjorie Tejeda.Earlier I reported how Tejeda complained ... More >>
Saying Michael Pizzi is the kind of guy who's made a few enemies in this town might qualify as the understatement of the year.The U.S. probation officer turned criminal defense lawyer turned politician and elected Miami Lakes mayor is a full-time crusader who lives for a dirty street brawl. ... More >>
The new Chick-N-Grill in Miami Lakes (15356 NW 79th Ct.) is the first restaurant in Miami to obtain a Green certification. The certifying oganization is the Green Restaurant Association, based in Boston, which advocates for environmental sustainability by promoting eco-friendly food service in ... More >>
Obligatory debate fact check. [USA Today] Democrats today are holding press conferences (at Parrot Jungle!) where they're expected to make allegations claiming Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart was funneled money by an indicted Puerto Rican Senator. [Naked Politics] In blog land Babalu Blog is claiming Jo ... More >>
Melt this commissioner
An anti-abortion crusader faces manslaughter charges for the accidental death of a child
Art in the buff gets buffed; Christian Family Coalition seeks emergency donations
Especially if you're elderly and live in the city's public housing
Why would some vacant property in dirt-poor, dysfunctional Opa-Locka lead to all-out war?
Art and rabbits and dictators and screwy geniuses
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
More evidence that the county's environmental guardian has abandoned his post
Greed, thievery, corruption, and betrayal -- the sordid tale of Miriam Alonso's downfall
"Gus" Exposito played hardball in unincorporated Miami-Dade for as long as he could
Is the only good fish a dead fish?
If you were Steve Shiver, why would you meet with one lobbyist when you could meet with a bunch of them?