Roger Carlton

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    June 28, 2012

    Surfside's Dirty Little (Political) Secret

    A harrowing journey into the dark heart of small-town Florida politics.

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    July 24, 2007

    Masvidal et al Get Paid, Again

    Nine years ago, Miami-Dade County awarded a no-bid contract to a group of politically connected businessmen to develop an office building on county-owned land at 2525 NW 62 Street, adjacent to the Martin Luther King Jr. Metrorail Station. The development team was headed by the BAC Funding Corporat ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006

    Sticky Lingers

    "The streets look horrible. Everybody I talk to is like, ‘You’re right, man; gum is disgusting."

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    November 3, 2005

    Charity and Checkpoint

    Will the mission's miseries tarnish the perception of Camillus House?

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    May 29, 1997

    The Hale-Bopp Amendment

    June 3 will either be doomsday for Miami Beach or just another opportunity for aspiring politicians to make political hay

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    May 1, 1997

    The Autocrat

    Some say Miami Beach's Jose Garca-Pedrosa is a strong city manager. Others tend to employ more colorful language.

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    February 13, 1997

    Grudge Match

    Feuding Miami Beach tennis instructors Richard Johnston and Howard Kaufman need to find a new racket, before there's another arrest

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    August 29, 1996

    Where's the Beach?

    The true story behind the beach erosion explosion is politics as usual

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    October 5, 1995

    Sorry About That Chief

    As Miami Beach officials attempt to appoint a permanent top cop, anonymous critics try to stir up the selection process

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    September 21, 1995

    It's Only Money

    Owing to bureaucratic bad judgment, Miami Beach taxpayers will have to pay (and pay, and pay) for the city's vaunted new parking garage

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    July 13, 1995

    Busy Signals

    County bureaucrats aren't the only ones who get to have cellular-phone fun

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    December 29, 1994

    The Great Jet Ski Caper

    What kind of world do we live in when a poor soul can't even own a jet ski without fear of losing it to thieves and brigands?

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    September 7, 1994

    One-stop Cop Shop

    Nelson Long was the undisputed king of hiring Miami Beach police officers for off-duty jobs. Kings, of course, often don't bother with rules and regulations.

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    June 29, 1994

    The Sultan of Schmooze

    Michael Aller can smooth-talk with the best of them. His political friends in Miami Beach love him for it. His creditors don't.

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    June 15, 1994
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    April 6, 1994
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    January 26, 1994

    I Am Not a Meddler

    Amid a flurry of memos, Miami Beach City Manager Roger Carlton is accused of tampering with a zoning decision. But of course it was just one big misunderstanding.

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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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    July 21, 1993

    Tough Guys Die Hard

    When Miami Beach's top administrator decided to tangle with the city's top cop, everyone knew it would get rough. It's been very rough.

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    May 19, 1993

    The First Picture Show

    And the last parking spot. Get ready, South Beach.

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    November 11, 1992
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    November 4, 1992

    First The Seed, Then The Tree

    Today it's an ugly headache. Someday it will be a beautiful source of pleasure. But tomorrow it's still going to be an ugly headache.

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    October 21, 1992

    Roger Dodger

    Look, Hortense! Isn't that Roger Carlton, the Miami Beach city manager, getting pulled over for speeding? Why isn't the officer writing him a ticket?

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    September 9, 1992
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    August 19, 1992

    A Kindler, Gentler Miami Beach Police Department

    Some say sensitivity training has improved relations between cops and gays. Ed Parsons begs to differ.

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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

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    February 26, 1992

    The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways

    Bible thumper Norman Hickey believes the Day of Judgment is at hand. Which ought to make him a shoo-in for Miami Beach city manager.