As Miami-Dade County moves forward with its $12.6 billion plan to fix the aging water and sewer collection system, Federal Chief Judge Frederico Moreno yesterday awarded a significant victory to the Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper, an environmental group that claims the county proposal does not address sea ... More >>
Prepare to be dredged.After a five-month legal standoff over a controversial plan to deepen the Port of Miami using explosive charges, environmentalists have relented. Three groups opposed to the project have dropped their lawsuit in exchange for legal fees and the establishment of a $1,310,000 trus ... More >>
Remember when we bragged about how our NCAA bracket was a lock? Yeah, we may have jinxed ourselves.
Both Michigan State and Florida State are out; we had them playing each other in the finals. Now Kentucky and Kansas need to lose just so we can finish in third place in our office pool.
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Carlos Lopez-Cantera is having a helluva week in Tallahassee. On Monday, the Miami-based state rep requested an amendment to Florida law so that the City of Miami wouldn't have to pay taxes on the new Marlins Stadium parking garages -- never mind that such an exemption is probably unconstitutiona ... More >>
The Port of Miami's much-debated "Deep Dredge" will be delayed for months -- possibly years -- as a Tallahassee judge hears arguments for and against the project this August.Port officials tell Riptide that they are optimistic the project will still be completed on time. But a lawyer representing en ... More >>
Environmentalists are suing to stop a $150 million dredging project from tearing up Biscayne BayFaced with up to two years of underwater blasting that they say will forever scar Biscayne Bay, local environmentalists played their last card yesterday to stop the Port of Miami "Deep Dredge" project: Th ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyWhen Lynda Bell narrowly won her county commission seat last November, the Homestead politician promised she would reform the way Miami-Dade County government operates. "I want to bring the public sector to reality, face-to-face with what the private sector deals with," she said. ... More >>
via electalisonaustin.comThe first challenger has stepped up to take on Rev. Richard Dunn, the city commissioner who, in order to get an appointment to replace the ousted Michelle Spence-Jones, promised to relinquish his seat in November.
That pledge lasted all of a hot minute before Dunn c ... More >>
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.