Well, Miami will soon be back in the running to host the Super Bowl, and next time they do the Miami Dolphins will get a big fat bonus from Miami-Dade County. The county commission approved a deal today that would see the county paying up to $5 million a year in "finder's fees" for big events host ... More >>
A county commissioner targeted for termination by Norman Braman is taking the fight to the billionaire activist's home turf. Tonight, Indian Creek residents Carlos Peralta Quintero and his wife will hold a fundraiser for Bruno Barreiro at their three-acre, 13-bedroom, ten-bathroom waterfro ... More >>
Read our original story about another finger-severing Smarte Carte accident at MIA.Marina Sammartino is a sweet 77-year-old Argentine abuelita. But ask her about Miami International Airport and she lifts her left hand to show a stump where her pinky should be. "What's going on there is a scandal," s ... More >>
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 >>
So Joe Carollo never did make that last-minute, dramatic entrance into the last mayoral race, but one of Miami's most colorful former mayors is apparently gearing up for a return to elected office.According to Naked Politics, he has his eyes on a state Senate seat in District 36. But he'd be runn ... More >>
By Alex IzaguirreWith 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 >>
The handful of City of Miami voters who bothered to roll by the polls yesterday sent an age-old but always cringe-inducing message: Cash and name recognition wins elections.via Tomas Regalado for MayorYour next mayor's real campaign slogan: NO!Actual plans for the city? Meh. Not so important.In t ... More >>
Warning to anyone who wants to believe MSNBC reporter Carlos Watson's recent profile of Marco Rubio, in which the former House Speaker is praised as the "GOP's Barack Obama": It's a trap! Watson, a Miami native, proclaims, "He's young. He's attractive. He easily c ... More >>
You can tell information is factually accurate when the author prefaces his little article with a boast about how one time he called a Democratic congresswoman a "poverty pimp" to her face. Oh snap. He then blathers on, "If her constituents somehow became affluent -- in spite of her best efforts to ... More >>
Today the Miami Herald reinforced my belief in David Simon and why so many of my brethern, us ink-stained newspaper journalists, become so bitter and disenfranchised with our profession. It was the front page story about philanthropist Adrienne Arsht’s $30 million gift to the performing arts cente ... More >>
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Florida Marlins win in debut
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