News: Amid Rumors, Miami Beach Commission Asks Convention Center Bidders for Affidavits


There was no “monkey wrench” thrown into Phase II of the Convention Center Project at Wednesday's Commission meeting. A “reconsideration” of … [Read more...]

News: North Bay Village Blindsided by a $118,000 Loss in Grant Money; Moves Along with Improvement Project Anyway

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The North Bay Village Commission started the new year swallowing a bitter and expensive pill. The administration lost $118,000 in grant money for the … [Read more...]

News: Miami Beach City Meeting Times January 21 – 25, 2013


MONDAY, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Observed City Hall Closed TUESDAY, January 22 9am: Committee for Quality Education in MB. … [Read more...]

News: Public Input will Shape Future of Beach Convention Center District


Miami Beach is in the process of developing the 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center District, one of the largest developments in the city’s recent … [Read more...]

Politics: Like the Song Goes, I Got Through All of Last Year, I’m Still Here

Mayor Matti Bower

Pricklier Than Ever, Matti – Despite 2012's Turmoils – Still Is If 2012 could rightly be described as her annus horribilis, Matti Bower doesn't … [Read more...]

News: Proposed 17th Street Hotel Causes Controversy for Local Residents and Homeowners


A proposal for a new 116-room Marriott Residence Inn is being floated around Miami Beach, causing positive and negative reactions from city … [Read more...]

Politics: Fix-A-Flat Butts and Exploding Toilets

Etta James

Recalling the 2012 That the Headlines Ignored or Overlooked “The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country,” Gore Vidal … [Read more...]

Commentary: The Fabulous Gay Minority of Hawaii


Honolulu, November 1998 Polenapa'a 'iaihoke aloha ikuleana like aikaua. (In love tightly bound, you and I share equal rights.) Many of Hawaii's … [Read more...]

Profile: Alex Mesa


PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY YOU SHOULD KNOW: Alex Mesa Backward Jogger Who are you? Alex Mesa. I was born in Medellin, Colombia, 44 years ago, then … [Read more...]