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    January 16, 2013

    Former Miami City Manager Joe Arriola Has a Beef With New Times Takedown of Manny Diaz's Book

    It appears Miami civic leader Joe Arriola wasn't too keen on how he's portrayed in my recent story about his former boss Manny Diaz's book, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City At A Time."Your article is also full of lies," he wrote me in an recent email. Miami's city man ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    March 4, 2010
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    March 2, 2010

    Stop Screwing Miami's Inner City; Hire A Black Guy

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court Newscom​stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week: Miami is in trouble again. The town's top bureaucrat -- City Manager Pete Hernandez -- has resigned and the U. ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Carlos Migoya, Former Wachovia Exec, To Be Named Interim City Manager

    via City of Miami Former City Manager Pete Herandez handed in his resignation on Friday. Bank exec Carlos Migoya will be announced as his replacement this afternoon.​Mayor Tomas Regalado will name Carlos Migoya, a former Wachovia Bank president and Autonation executive, as interim city mana ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    News Roundup: Lil Wayne Gets Eight Root Canals

    Lil Wayne had his sentencing delayed so he could return to Miami for oral surgery. Well, TMZ said he underwent a marathon session yesterday and got eight -- yes, eight! -- root canals. You'd think that would be punishment enough for his weapon charges, but he'll still likely spend eight months to a ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Sources Say Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez Has Resigned

    via City of Miami Pete Hernandez has handed in his resignation.​Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez has handed in his resignation, two of Riptide's sources at City Hall have confirmed. Herandez's ouster is a major victory for Mayor Tomas Regalado, clearing the way for Regalado to bring in an ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    January 5, 2010

    City Workers Stumping For Willy Gort Accused of Shenanigans

    An election in Allapattah means accusations of monkey business abound.Provided by District 1 Candidate Michael SuarezCity of Miami employee Angel Gonzalez allegedly strolling the hallways of an apartment complex stumping for Willy Gort while on the taxpayer's dime.​Mike Suarez, one of nine candida ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Exposito Announced as New Chief, Promises to Get 'Back to Basics'

    If there was any lingering confusion about why Tomás Regalado chose his old friend Miguel Exposito as Miami's new chief of police, the veteran officer quickly cleared it up at his official introduction earlier this afternoon.Photo by Tim ElfrinkNew Police Chief Miguel Exposito stands with (from lef ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Let the John Timoney Boot Party Commence!

    Whitney Roux​Well, that didn't take long. WSVN and the Miami Herald report John Timoney is hanging up his Miami Police uniform. He'll be gone by the beginning of the new year. Esquire once dubbed him "America's Best Cop." Miami New Times crowned him the nation's worst cop. But rest assured, T ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    September 16, 2009

    City Tells Police Review Panel to Rehire Deadbeat Manager for $85K Amid Huge Budget Cuts

    In January, Shirley Richardson got canned as executive director of the Civilian Investigative Panel, the voter-created group that polices the Miami Police Department.​According to panel members, she rarely showed up for work and was a terrible manager when she did. To top it off, Richardson demand ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Outrage: Police Review Board Screwed Again By City Politicians

    Back in the bad old days of 2002,  the City of Miami Police Department had some nasty habits: shooting dozens of people, beating suspects, ripping through the city on dangerous chases.City police averaged 80 shootings every year and killed 15 suspects -- most black and poor. Things got so bad t ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    City Manager Goes to Bat for Bikes

    Good news! Last week, we wrote that the City of Miami is looking at places they can refit to be accommodating to bicycles. The Bike Blog plugged a few ideas, in particular Coral Way, which is up for resurfacing soon – a great opportunity to add bike lanes. It seems that Miami agrees:

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    February 14, 2008

    Signs of the Times

    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 >>

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    February 12, 2008

    Support Sarnoff, Get Paid

    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 >>

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    February 7, 2008

    Parks Bond Languishes

    Miami leaders scared voters into approving a $255-million bond that's gone nowhere.

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    September 20, 2007

    John Timoney, Americas Worst Cop

    He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Whos minding the Miami Police Department?

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    September 11, 2007

    Riptide Recommends

    He's our man! Let's face it: Miami Police Chief John Timoney is dead meat. Sure he apologized for taking an SUV from Lexus of Kendall without paying. And maybe he didn't cook the books on crime, as city police officers contend. But whether chiefy baby likes it or not, last week's no-confidence vote ... More >>

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    August 24, 2007

    Another Problem for Chief Timoney

    Now that Miami Police Chief John Timoney has been caught lying about his year-long test drive of a Lexus SUV, his critics are circling like sharks in a blood-filled ocean. This morning, members of the Fraternal Order of Police called a press conference to talk about how Timoney looks the other way w ... More >>

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    September 14, 2006

    Blight Fight

    Miamis new economic development director left a dubious trail in the Big Easy

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    March 14, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of March 14, 2002

    University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference

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    December 20, 2001

    A Public Servant Goes Public

    She ran her department like a pro, but she possessed one thing Alex Penelas and Steve Shiver couldn't tolerate: Integrity

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    June 22, 2000

    Dredge Dirge

    Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River

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    April 6, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of April 6, 2000

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    March 23, 2000


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