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Tomas Regalado

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    August 26, 2013

    Reports: Francis Suarez Dropping Out of Mayor's Race

    Well, Tomas Regalado is now all but certain to be Miami's mayor again for the next four years. According to reports from both The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, his main competitor, commissioner Francis Suarez, is expected to drop out of the race after a turbulent period in his campaign.

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    August 14, 2013

    Why Does the Herald Care So Much About a Francis Suarez Aide's Dumb Twitter Account?

    BREAKING NEWS: Someone in Miami sort of hates their job and tweets about it. The Miami Herald has been all over the story of Christina Haramboure's Twitter complaints about constituents. She's the 24-year-old administrative assistant who sits at the bottom rung of Miami commissioner and mayoral c ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Norman Braman, Magic City Casino Among Top Donors in Miami Mayor's Race

    The Miami Mayor's race is still five months away, but a majority of the city's politically influential power brokers are lining up behind Commissioner Francis Suarez, who is looking to take out popular incumbent Tomas Regalado with more than one million bucks in his campaign war chest. Regalado has ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado To Unveil "Profound" Mystery Lawsuit

    In a few hours, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff will announce a mysterious new lawsuit they promise will have a "profound" impact on Overtown, Omni and downtown Miami. What could it be? New regulations for Ultra Music Fest? Stricter controls on police? JETPACKS FOR EVERYONE? ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Mayor Tomas Regalado Zings the Marlins On Rumors of Castro's Death

    Remember how the City of Miami made some controversial plans to allow protesters to gather in the Orange Bowl when Fidel Castro dies? Yeah, well, the city has never updated those plans even though the Orange Bowl was demolished and replaced with the Marlins Stadium.Don't expect the city to make new ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    March 1, 2012

    Braddock, Not MAST, Wins H.S. Culinary Cook-Off. Oops.

    ​Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Braddock Senior High, not to MAST Academy, at the first annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition as I stated in a post a couple days ago. The cook-off between the schools took place during the second annual M ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Pitbull Makes GQ's "Least Influential" List, But Not Ours; Meet Miami's Five Least Influential

    ​​In the December issue of GQ magazine, our hometown boy Pitbull is the only Miamian to make the list of the "25 Least Influential People Alive." Tim Pawlenty claimed the top spot and others on the list with less clout than the Cuban-American rapper include actress Gwenyth Patrow, deposed E ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 27, 2011

    Mayor Regalado Wants to Make Sure City Gets Cut of Casino Taxes

    With Genting Group ready to plop down billions on a planned new high end casino in downtown Miami after a law-changing stop in Tallahassee, few prominent politicians are opposing it, as much as they are making sure their interests get that tax money. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado wants to make sure the ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Regalado Must Go: Miami Declares Financial Morass Again

    ​To sidestep union demands and deal with its burgeoning financial crisis, the City of Miami declared a situation of financial urgency. It is the second straight year the city has done this. The idea stinks. (The text of Martinez's declaration follows the jump.) It gives the union 14 days to nego ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Police Union Prepares Lawsuit Over Recall After Overwhelming Vote to Oust Regalado

    ​The morning after the police union overwhelmingly voted to back a recall of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, union lawyers are drafting a lawsuit to force the city to figure out how to make it happen. The problem, according to union chief Armando Aguilar, is that the city charter specifies officials ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Miami Police Union President Wants To Recall Tomas Regalado

    Tomas Regalado is no longer an FOP friend.​The police union president who helped Tomas Regalado become Miami mayor in 2009 is now calling on his brothers and sisters in blue to oust the city's embattled leader. Taking his cue from our recent cover story about the mayor's failures, Armando Aguilar ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    County Puts the Brakes on Miami's Bid to Cover Every Vertical Surface With Advertising

    Forty-story billboards are still illegal -- at least for now.​If Marc Sarnoff and Tomás Regalado had their way, pretty much any stationary object within 1,000 feet of a major Miami roadway would be plastered with an LED billboard by next Tuesday. (Surely this has nothing to do with the fact that ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Here's A Copy Of The $200,000 Check Made Out To Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito

    ​When a royal brouhaha erupted last week over Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito's allegations that city officials offered him a "bribe" to resign, Riptide filed a Freedom of Information Act request for a copy the infamous $200,000 check.Well, the check just landed in our inbox. It shows that Mayo ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Exposito: City Officials Offered $400,000 To Resign As Police Chief

    ​A story that started yesterday with blogger Al Crespo posting a mysterious, voided city check for $200,000 ended with more ammo fed into the raging firefight between the Miami Police Department and City Hall when Chief Miguel Exposito admitted the check was part of a huge payout he was offered to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Exposito and Regalado Tussle In Park Over Payout Offer

    ​At an anti-gun rally in Charles Hadley Park this morning, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and arch enemy/police chief Miguel Exposito blasted one another before TV cameras.The whole thing started like Sharks vs. Jets about 10 a.m. when Regalado was holding forth to a horde of reporters and a couple do ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Tony Crapp Jr. Resigns As Miami City Manager After Six Months on the Job

    ​After six months of doing exactly nothing about a police department in disarray and a looming $40 million budget gap, Miami City Manager Tony Crapp Jr. is packing up his office this afternoon and bailing for a cushy private-sector job in Broward County.Gee, thanks for all the hard work, Tony. Any ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    City of Miami Could Lose $1 Billion Over Ten Years Due to Low Census Count

    ​Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to make sure that everyone in Miami is counted. The two are demanding that the U.S. Census Bureau recount the number of City of Miami residents they tallied in 2010. The feds say only 399,457 residents live in the city, which is ab ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Tomas Regalado Got Thousands in Free Tickets To Heat Games, Boxing Event

    courtesy Al CrespoTomas Regalado and Sean Penn in a private box at a Heat game.​In Miami Beach, a storm is brewing over accusations that city officials strong-armed the New World Symphony to give them free tickets to concerts. But Beach leaders aren't the only politicians accepting free seats.Miam ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    January 17, 2011

    Video Could Help Arm Miami Police Chief Against Mayor

    Photo by Michael MillerPolice Chief Miguel Exposito​As the saga of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito's war with Mayor Tomás Regalado rages on, a new development could fuel the battle between the two estranged friends over illegal gambling in the city's bodegas and cafeterias. New Times has obtai ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Miguel Exposito Blasts Tomas Regalado, Says Police Aren't Following the Mayor

    ​In front of a dozen television cameras and a packed room of reporters, Police Chief Miguel Exposito blasted Mayor Tomas Regalado this afternoon over Regaldo's claims that he was being tailed by police officers. Exposito also defended his department's conduct in the six recent fatal police shootin ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Art Noriega Spent Your Parking Fees On Fancy Trips, Posh Lunches and (Gag) Free Parking

    Where is this meter maid taking your cash?​Next time you pony up for one of those $6-per-hour parking meters downtown, consider this: That cash has helped the guy running the Miami Parking Authority avoid his own parking fees for years. It also bankrolled stays at top-end Vegas hotels, ritzy meals ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    A Tomas Regalado Employee Goes to Jail During Obama's Last Visit

    City of Miami​Next time President Barack Obama is in town, Ada Rojas may want to steer clear of his motorcade. Or hope that her boss, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, melts his icy relationship with the city's boys in blue before the next presidential visit.On October 11, Regalado's resident affairs an ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Norman Braman's Recall Real Fishy

    Mr. Braman: Recall everybody not just Carlos Alvarez​We've never hidden our disappointment and disgust with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's administration. Voters handed him immense powers in 2007, but Carlos "El Fuerte" never materialized. And he sandbagged Miami-Dade taxpayers with the Marlins ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Miami Commission Looks To Hack Salaries and Pensions Today As Unions Promise A Fight

    ​Like a blackjack fiend down to his last, filthy dollar bill at 3 a.m., the City of Miami has gone through most of the stages of grief over its budget disaster. First came denial (illegally shuffling money around to hide the problems), then anger (electing firebrand Tomas Regalado), desperate ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Election Day Races to Keep an Eye On

    Will Bill McCollum and Kendrick Meek hold back the two millionaire candidates? Will Miami ​Mayor Tomas Regalado's blossoming political machine get his daughter a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board? Will Dorrin Rolle survive his scandalous year to win another term to the county commission? Wi ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    With No Experience and Lots of Cash, Miami Mayor's Daughter Raquel Regalado Runs For School Board

    Raquel RegaladoTomas Regalado and daughter, Raquel, at a school board campaign event​School board candidates are typically a veritable who's that of local gadabouts or gray-haired teachers with little recognition outside home room. In District 6, which covers parts of Coral Gables and South Miami, ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Video: Activist Lays Into Mayor and Police Chief About Cop's Fatal Overtown Shooting

    ​If you don't understand the raw anger and grief coursing through Overtown this week over Monday's police shooting of an unarmed man at a traffic stop, check out this video.The emotion is palpable inside Overtown's St. John's Baptist Church, where almost 200 gathered last night to demand answers f ... 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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    November 25, 2009

    New Miami Commissioner Denies Breaking Sunshine Law

    Miami City Commissioner Francis SuarezLast night, Banana Republican spoke with a political consultant who worked on Francis Suarez's campaign who insisted the new commissioner did not have private discussions with his new colleagues about who to pick to replace Angel Gonzalez.The city commission -- ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    News Roundup: Mayor Diaz's Last Day; Heat Off to Hot Start

    As of noon today Manny Diaz will no longer be Mayor of Miami. The Herald paints him as a "a sober, patient reformist up to his elbows in the minutiae of turning around a troubled city" who enacted "an agenda of a scope unmatched by any other Miami mayor in decades." One likely, for better or wo ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    The Timoney Boot Party Countdown, Day 2

    Whitney Roux​ The morning breeze whips John Timoney's rosy cheeks as he settles into his rowboat moored at the Miami Beach Rowing Club. He pushes off the dock and begins paddling up Indian Creek, soaking in the dry, mild November weather, pondering where his next gig will be.Maybe he'll roll throu ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    Mayoral candidate Tomas Regalado may be accused of not being able to deal with his personal finances (he claims to only be worth $5000 year after year, and once had his wages garnished for not paying taxes), but his campaign manager is doing a good job with his war chest. He's consistently out-raisi ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    The Return of Loco Joe

    Alex Izaguirre​ The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    News Roundup

    A former confidant of ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler claims that in the '90s, she accepted kickbacks from developers. [Herald]Tomas Regalado is apparently the "underdog" in the mayoral race, though I'm pretty sure by most measures he's doing just as well as or better than Joe San ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Dancing with the Pols

    Coming in November, the City of Miami's public access channel will try its hand at some new, innovative programming to get residents amped up about the Magic City's elected officials. It's a variety show based loosely on the popular television series Dancing with the Stars. And the first contestant ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Miami Mayoral Donnybrook

    Miami Commissioner Joe Sanchez, a former cop, has opened an account to run for city mayor, opening the way to the best political contest in recent memory. Commissioner Tomas Regalado, who announced several months ago, is sure to attack, particularly as we get close to election day. Regalado's ethica ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    FTAA Settlement Reached

    A New Times exclusive: The door's about to close on John Timoney's most infamous chapter

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    July 14, 2005

    The Dullness of Being Manny Diaz

    Miami used to be a punch line, but now the joke is on bored reporters

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    September 30, 2004
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    January 31, 2002
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    September 13, 2001

    The Dissection of Miriam Alonso

    Corruption investigators are delving into the county commissioner's every financial nook and political cranny

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    March 16, 2000

    On the Block

    In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder

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    September 23, 1999

    DeFede

    Mail Call

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    May 6, 1999
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    December 2, 1992

    The Scoop That Might Have Been

    Weeks before the controversial tale of a Cuban double agent set Miami abuzz, the Miami Herald and Channel 51 engaged in a little intrigue of their own

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