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 seem … [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 once … [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...]

Politics: The Year of Speaking Stupidly


And Thinking So, Too One of my longtime favorite Mark Twainisms is the one that goes, “Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open … [Read more...]

News: Questions and Cash Galore in Bal Harbour Investigation


The “Save our Village” leaflets are back in Bal Habour. Activists have made it a habit of flooding the streets of the Bal Harbour-Surfside area with … [Read more...]

News: Ringleaders in “B-Girls” Scam Convicted


Their scheme fleeced male victims, most of whom were out-of-town visitors to Miami Beach, by employing beautiful Russian and Eastern European women … [Read more...]

News: Ex-Beach Firefighter Gets 22 Years For Coke-Running


For his part in a conspiracy to move kilos of cocaine through Miami Beach with the help of a police officer, Henry L. Bryant will pay a heavy and … [Read more...]