Seymour Gelber

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    April 24, 2007

    Bea Kalstein, Gadfly in the Miami Beach Ointment

    It seemed so small of former Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber to take his last shots at Bea Kalstein shortly after her death last week. “Always very friendly” he conceded about the passionate Beach activist, “but insufferable” he felt it necessary to add. “She was a regular at my podium, d ... More >>

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005


    The Summer That Changed Miami Beach by Seymour Gelber

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    November 8, 2001

    Letters from the Issue of November 8, 2001

    Three Stupid Screwballs: What do you expect when you spit in the eye of a wounded nation?

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    March 22, 2001

    The Camelot Factor

    America's most famous political family could be on the Miami Beach ballot this fall

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    December 14, 2000

    Democracy Is Messy

    And it doesn't get any messier than a gaggle of Democrats gathering to elect their own leaders

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    June 15, 2000

    The Real McGuffin

    Neil McGuffin was supposed to guide the Miami Beach Housing Authority into the new millennium. Instead he exposed an agency in disarray. And he lost his job.

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    April 6, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of April 6, 2000

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    September 9, 1999

    A Cameo Role

    The majestic South Beach theater, soon to reopen as a dance club, has been to ruin and back

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    July 15, 1999

    Designing Craig

    Craig Robins has built a reputation as the good developer. Just ask him.

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    July 23, 1998
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    July 9, 1998

    Gelber Unbound

    He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay

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    May 28, 1998
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    April 2, 1998

    The Bad Boys of Miami Beach

    To the delight of its allies and the squirming discomfort of its enemies, the weekly SunPost just won't shut up

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    November 27, 1997

    Overpriced, Underdone, and Left Behind

    That would be the Courts at South Beach, the taxpayer-supported project that was supposed to rejuvenate South Pointe

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    August 14, 1997

    The Body Politic Hits the Beach

    Backroom deals. Latin kingmakers. Ethnic gerrymandering. Hey, Miami Beach politics has finally come of age!

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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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    April 3, 1997

    Everybody's a Critic

    In Miami Beach, experts are enlisted to commission artworks for public spaces. Too bad city officials refuse to listen to them.

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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

  • Calendar

    September 12, 1996
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    September 5, 1996

    We Dare You to Sing

    In Miami Beach, the First Amendment and a few thousand dollars will get you some "free" speech

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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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    August 15, 1996
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    December 7, 1995
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    November 9, 1995
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    November 2, 1995

    Attitude Dancing

    Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?

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    October 26, 1995

    Mistaken Identity

    In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.

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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

  • Culture

    September 14, 1995
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    August 31, 1994

    Psssst! Wanna Be a Judge?

    Follow these ten simple steps and they'll be calling you "Your Honor" in no time!

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    April 6, 1994
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    March 2, 1994

    A House Divided

    When you enter the region where parental rights end and the law steps in, beware. The line is jagged, and it nearly always cuts both ways.

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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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    December 22, 1993
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    December 1, 1993

    One Angry Man

    When Judge Tom Petersen, the very vocal conscience of Dade's juvenile court, gets a transfer, does he have any comment about it? Stupid question.

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    October 27, 1993
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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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    December 9, 1992
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    November 18, 1992
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    September 2, 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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    May 27, 1992

    Calm, Cool, and Collecting

    Miami Beach Police Sgt. Dan Pinder was accidentally shot by another cop. Now he's trying to put the hurt on the city.

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    December 11, 1991
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    December 11, 1991

    You Make the Call!

    Who should be selected as Miami Beach's new city manager? If the politicians insist on holding secret meetings to discuss it, make sure they meet with you!

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    November 20, 1991

    Better Dead Than Read?

    A new crop of Miami Beach commissioners might finally lay to rest the Huber Drug Letter controversy

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    November 13, 1991

    The Case From Hell: Part 3

    State investigators take a new look at the Nogues family's horror story. And reach a new conclusion.

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    October 2, 1991
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    September 18, 1991
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    September 11, 1991
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    July 31, 1991
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