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Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco partners with VolunteerCleanUp.org, Clean Up Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Rotary Club to do a 10-block beach, dune and jetty clean up during the peak of...
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Vigilantes Mount a Controversial Effort to Take Back South Beach

2 years ago by Brittany Shammas
Michael DeFilippi peers down a dingy Miami Beach alley a few blocks from Ocean Drive, watching intently as two men in red T-shirts and baseball caps disappear into the early-evening darkness. He's absolutely, positively convinced they're drug dealers — has been since hours earlier that November day, when, he says,...
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Did a Miami Beach City Employee Kill an Endangered Sea Turtle in a Hit-and-Run?

2 years ago by Brittany Shammas
Alex Martinez was surveying sea turtle nests in Miami Beach early Monday morning when a beachgoer flagged him down. On the shoreline at 10th Street and Collins Avenue was a 300-pound loggerhead turtle, dead in the sand near a freshly laid nest. A closer look at the nest revealed tire tracks and boot prints.
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Coral Gables Might Become the First Florida City to Ban Plastic Bags

3 years ago by Brittany Shammas
Last month, a judge upheld Coral Gables' ban on Styrofoam products, finding that a state law barring the city from enforcing the ordinance was unconstitutional. Now some city officials want to take on another notorious pollutant: plastic bags.
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Miami Beach Tries to Ban Floating Billboards, But Company Says Law Can't Touch Ocean Boats

3 years ago by Brittany Shammas
Ah, a day at the beach: sunny skies, white sand, gentle waves, and floating LED billboards for Señor Frog's.
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Memories of Floatopia Lead to Cancelation of Virginia Key's Float Bash

3 years ago by Ryan Pfeffer
Back in April, thousands of floatie-wielding Miamins stormed South Pointe Park for a Miami Beach gathering known as Floatopia. The event did not originate in Miami, but people embraced it nonetheless as a welcome excuse to bob around in the surf like a drunk pelican.  But sadly — and not unsurprisingly...
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Floatopia 2016 Returns Saturday for the Ultimate Beach Party

4 years ago by Cindy Ferreiro
While there are a variety of options to have a good time in Miami, many require getting dressed up and paying outrageous covers only for you to end up in the same old bar. Fear not, because this weekend Floatopia returns. The fifth annual free event is the largest gathering...
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Video Catches Barge Workers Dumping Debris Into Biscayne Bay

4 years ago by Jess Swanson
Richard Conlin woke up to the clatter of construction on Wednesday. He lives in Southgate Towers at 10th Street and West End. From his window nine stories up, he scanned Biscayne Bay and saw a sight he says he's grown all too familiar with: the sheen of an oil slick...
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Miami Beach Corruption Troubles Deepen With Apparent FBI Leak

7 years ago by Michael E. Miller
Yesterday, Riptide reported on Rick Falls, a Miami Beach code enforcement officer who claims he was retaliated against for wearing a wire for the F.B.I. One thing that remains unclear, however, is how Falls's supervisors became aware of his involvement in the first place.The FBI was brought in to help...

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