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Barbara Carey-Shuler Admits She Ok'd $50,000 For Michelle Spence-Jones

9 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
Last November, Barbara Carey-Shuler was the reason the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office charged then-Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones with grand theft of $50,000 in county grants that went to a now defunct family business called Karym Ventures Inc. Nine months later, the former county commissioner is the reason Spence-Jones could...
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More Dirt on Commissioner Spence-Jones

12 years ago by Tamara Lush
As was reported in New Times last week, Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is being investigated by the State Attorney for a laundry list of transgressions. One of those things -- whether she was paid for voting in favor of a Related Group condo project -- is the subject of...
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Miami-Dade County Offers Just $500 to Seniors Whose Homes Were Ruined by I-95

1 year ago by Jessica Lipscomb
After the state of Florida expanded Interstate 95 in the '90s, only a few feet separated America's busiest highway from houses along NW Sixth Avenue in Miami-Dade County. Residents organized, and their protests seemed to work — in 2002, former Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler met with three of the homeowners, who...
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Michelle Spence-Jones Trial Begins Today

9 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
The Michelle Spence-Jones public corruption saga is entering its final act. Her trial on grand theft and bribery charges begins today.Since her initial arrest in November 2009, days following her reelection to the Miami City Commission, Spence-Jones has maintained she will be exonerated. By the end of the week, we'll...
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Roxcy Bolton, Dade's First Feminist, Is Dead

2 years ago by Chuck Strouse
Roxcy Bolton, a daughter of the South who fought harder and earlier for women's rights than anyone else in Florida, died early Wednesday morning. She was 90 years old. Bolton opened the rape treatment center at Jackson Memorial Hospital that bears her name. She helped introduce the Equal Rights Amendment in Congress (though it still hasn't passed). She fought a local Playboy Club, saying women shouldn't have to wear cotton bunny tails on their rear ends, and she removed "obey" from her wedding vows.
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Next Generation of Black Politicians Is Changing Miami for the Better

3 years ago by Luther Campbell
A brash young generation of black politicians is slowly wresting power away from the old guard beholden to developers, corporate executives, and lobbyists. And that is great for Miami's African-American community. For too long, pols such as former Congresswoman Carrie Meek and ex-county Commissioners Betty Ferguson and Barbara Carey-Shuler kept...
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News Roundup

10 years ago by Kyle Munzenrieder
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 Sanchez. [CBS4]Police are looking for a cargo van driver who dumped a...
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A Feast of Thieves

15 years ago by Tristram Korten
It was an uncharacteristically gloomy afternoon last week when I visited county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler at her office on the second floor of the government center. The sky was an unyielding mass of gray, releasing a steady downpour. If that sodden day wasn't enough to dampen her spirits, the State...
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BEST POLITICAL CONVICTIONS OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS

Jacques Evens Thermilus and Richard Caride

BEST POLITICAL CONVICTIONS OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS Jacques Evens Thermilus and Richard Caride It didn't start out as a political case. It began as an inquiry into a simple heist -- albeit a long-running one. For years employees of private companies that work at Miami International Airport were stealing...
Best Of Winner

BEST POLITICAL CONVICTIONS OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS

Jacques Evens Thermilus and Richard Caride

BEST POLITICAL CONVICTIONS OF THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS Jacques Evens Thermilus and Richard Caride It didn't start out as a political case. It began as an inquiry into a simple heist -- albeit a long-running one. For years employees of private companies that work at Miami International Airport were stealing...

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