Willy Gort

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    June 26, 2014

    Here's What Beckham's Soccer Stadium Next To Marlins Park Would Look Like

    Sure, most of us are paying attention to what's going on in an existing soccer stadium an entire continent away as of this writing, but the future of a brand new soccer stadium right here in Miami is still very much a floating issue. Yesterday, County Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez released his own ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 4, 2014

    Keon Hardemon Saves Charles Hadley Park

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives props to Miami's rookie city commissioner. Three months ago, a long-delayed plan to add a youth center and make other muc ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Carlos Gimenez and Most City Commissioners Supporting Tomas Regalado's Opponent in Miami Mayor's Race

    Even though both were elected into their respective mayorships thanks in large part to their opposition to the Marlins Park deal, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado aren't on the same page on much else. As Regalado's reelection efforts heat up, Gimenez now ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    November 28, 2011

    Absentee Ballot Fraud Could Derail Obama In 2012

    ​Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, he highlights the absentee ballot scam on the electoral process.Rampant absentee ballot fraud is destroying democracy in Miami ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Marc Sarnoff is the Top Rain Maker in Miami

    ​​Miami city commissioner Marc Sarnoff has collected nearly half a million dollars in his reelection bid, leading all candidates in the money raising front for the upcoming November election. Of the three incumbents on the ballot, Sarnoff faces the stiffest competition with four opponents who ha ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Miguel Exposito Fired by City Commission UPDATED

    ​See ya, Expo! Miami's finest reality-show filming, mayor-baiting police chief catastrophe is officially looking for a new job thanks to Michelle Spence-Jones's vote.MSJ evidently decided her district's outrage over the Miami Police Department's wave of seven fatal cop-involved shootings this past ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Miguel Exposito Sues to Keep Two Commissioners From Deciding His Fate

    ​Yesterday's suspension of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito is certainly a Miami political saga for the ages, and in the grand tradition of 305 political saga we should only expect bitterness and some last minute lawsuits. Exposito has now filed suit against two city commissioner -- Wifredo "Wil ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    Estela Boudet, 90-Year-Old Abuelita, Battles a Giant Puddle

    The photo Estela's grandson put on "the internet" to get results.​We told you we'd get to the bottom of this. Behold the saga of The Abuelita, The Drainage Ditch, and the Internet. Whenever the elderly dama looks out her window or takes a step outside, she sees it, taunting her, impeding her pat ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Miami Public Works Snubbed This 90-Year-Old Abuelita, According to the Internet

    ​Our policy concerning claims involving government and bureaucracy is: If it's egregious, silly, and inept, it's probably true. So we're inclined to believe the story that's exploded on user-generated site Reddit. According to MRoudet-- or "Mr. Roudet"-- his grandmother, the nice old lady pic ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Rick Scott's Veto Will Leave Poor Seniors in Miami Without Hot Meals

    Yesterday, we ran through many of the local programs that will lose funding thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's record breaking $615 million in vetoes to the state budget. About $40 million of those were cuts to local programs, and one of the most controversial was vetoing $430,298 meant for the hot meals p ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Steve Marin Is A Big Winner In 2010 Elections

    ​As the 2010 election cycle winds down in the next six days, Banana Republican would like to congratulate lobbyist and campaign consultant Steve Marin for pulling in the big bucks. And if any of his candidates still vying for an elected seat win On November 2, we can only imagine he will solidify ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Marc Sarnoff Is In Love With Micky Arison

    Marc Sarnoff hearts Mickey Arison​On a day when he wasn't trying to figure out which one of his Coconut Grove houses he lives in, Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff decided to show his adoration for the Miami Heat's billionaire owner. During the Miami community redevelopment agency's public hear ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Marc Sarnoff, Richard Dunn Want Midnight Curfew on Alcohol Sale

    City commissioners love curfews. No issue has pissed off as many of Marc Sarnoff's constituents as his approval of Coconut Grove's 3 a.m. last call. ​And horrible driver Richard Dunn has recently urged cops to cite teenagers and fine parents who violate the 11 p.m. teen curfew that's been in the b ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    In Spence-Jones Soap Opera, a One-Month Commercial Break

    ​It's now two strikes for pugnacious Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones. A Miami-Dade County judge today dismissed her temporary injunction against Charlie Crist's suspension, setting February 12 as the day when she'll actually decide if the Governor's action is constitutional. A half hour later o ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    News Roundup: Woman Drives Through MLK Parade

    Hundreds of Haitian refugees have begun applying for temporary protected status. [Herald]Willy Gort will be sworn into his seat on the city commission today at 4pm.  Michelle Spence-Jones won't be joining him. [CBS4]26 sea turtles taken in during the cold snap have been released back ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Michelle Spence-Jones and Willy Gort Prevail in Special Elections

    Today's special election to fill two vacant city commission seats resulted with two familiar names returning to City Hall. Voters in District 1 returned Willy Gort to office. He previously held the seat until 2001 when he made an unsuccesful bid at the Mayor's office. He raplces the man who suc ... 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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    December 17, 2009

    Personal Loans Outpace Campaign Contributions For Miami Special Election Candidates

    By Alex Izaguirre​With less than a month to go in Miami's upcoming special election for the two city commission seats left open by the removal Michelle Spence-Jones and Angel Gonzalez, some of the candidates are relying on their own cash rather than hitting up people for campaign contributions.Mig ... More >>

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    November 22, 2001

    Say Hello to Your New Commissioner

    Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez

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    March 29, 2001

    Miami: America's Billboard Sanctuary

    Will city commissioners embrace outdoor advertising, or will they heartlessly shun a vital industry?

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    January 11, 2001

    Squeeze Play

    When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.

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    July 13, 2000

    Jiang Zemin Stuns World, Embraces Democracy

    Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000

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    June 22, 2000

    Park Raving Mad

    This group of single moms thought it would be easy to revive their minipark. Then they encountered Miami's finest bureaucracy.

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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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    February 24, 2000

    Creative Nepotism

    How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.

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    January 27, 2000

    Take Me Out to the ... Parking Lot?

    Open spaces: check. Sewer runoff: check. Locked gate: check. Yep, this is indeed a Miami park!

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    December 2, 1999

    Portrait of an Upset

    Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer

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    September 30, 1999


    Darts and tarts

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    April 22, 1999

    Summit Envy

    Miami Mayor Joe Carollo dreams of a world [trade center] without Alex Penelas

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    December 24, 1998
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    December 17, 1998

    Cloistering the Commodore

    Thanks to the Miami Commission, a historic swath of bayfront property is now slated to become luxury townhouses

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    June 25, 1998

    Dinner Key's Raw Meat

    He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.

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    May 14, 1998

    The Roads Less Developed

    Residents of this Miami neighborhood don't care how neat the kids' museum will be

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    December 4, 1997

    It's Lonely at the Top

    In the first weeks of his administration, Xavier Suarez isn't making many new friends, and he's not influencing many people either

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    October 9, 1997

    Taking the Marlins Downtown

    No, we're not talking about McGwire or Griffey. We're talking about a new ballpark.

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    January 23, 1997

    Why Can't We All Just Get Paid $85,000 a Year?

    The Unity Council of Miami -- what a wonderful concept! Especially for Darryl Reaves, who collected most of the taxpayers' money that funded it.

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    January 2, 1997
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    October 10, 1996

    Cesar's Piggy Bank Redux

    Already charged with corruption, Odio now faces renewed questions about his misuse of a discretionary fund

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    September 26, 1996

    Black or Blue

    In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now

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    August 22, 1996

    Petty Cash

    Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.

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    March 14, 1996

    Your Tax Dollars at Work (Hiccup!)

    The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.

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    February 29, 1996

    Cesar's Choice

    A conservative Nicaraguan presidential candidate nabs the City of Miami's endorsement

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    December 21, 1995

    The Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

    Steve Clark battles cancer and fierce rumors of his demise. He says he's more worried about the rumors.

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    September 7, 1995

    The Brawl at City Hall

    Miami City Manager Cesar Odio and persistent gadfly Manuel Gonzalez-Goenaga ought to settle their differences like men

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    June 15, 1994

    Barbed War

    If good fences made good neighbors, Lazaro Albo would be the most popular resident of the Roads

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    January 12, 1994

    Our Man in Haiti

    Former Dade politician Darryl Reaves was ready when the call came: The military rulers in Port-au-Prince need your help!

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