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Welcome to Regatta Park

Tom Falco | Posted 09.26.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

Another park was added to Coconut Grove's long line of parks that dot the waterfront. As of Saturday, Regatta Park is officially open.

How to Attend Art Basel Miami: Strategies and Logistics

Sharon Hoge | Posted 01.21.2015 | Miami
Sharon Hoge

Collectors artists, and the curious show up along with various celebrities who are scheduled to appear at panels, book signings, and events.

Miami-Dade Annexation Push Rises Again

Luis Andre Gazitua | Posted 12.01.2014 | Miami
Luis Andre Gazitua

If annexation seems inevitable, your group needs to find common ground with your new city. For starters, try to negotiate the continuation of MD-PD as a first responder in the cargo-sensitive areas.

Coconut Grove Demands City of Miami's Trolley Service

Tom Falco | Posted 04.28.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Just recently we had the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Center Grove. A trolley would have been a perfect addition to the parking-challenged village on days when hundreds of thousands congregate for an event like this.

What's Really Going On With Liquor Licenses In Wynwood?

Crespogram Report | Al Crespo | Posted 12.09.2013 | Miami

I must begin by apologizing. I have wanted for some time to write about the gentrification process that has been going on in Wynwood, but have be...

An Open Letter to Miami

Francis X. Suarez | Posted 06.03.2013 | Miami
Francis X. Suarez

It is with great optimism and endearing faith in the potential of our great city that I write this letter to you.

Meet 'La Gran Naranja'

Posted 12.30.2012 | Miami

With just two days until the start of the New Year, workers are busy installing the Big Orange that will be hoisted to the top of downtown's InterCont...

Miami Commissioner Spence-Jones Sues State Attorney, Mayor

The Miami Herald | Jay Weaver | Posted 12.03.2012 | Miami

Battle-scarred Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones has launched a legal offensive against Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami-Dade State Attorney...

Mr. Neon Is No More (For Now)

Posted 11.26.2012 | Miami

There'll be no Mr. Neon to usher Miami into 2013 on New Year's Eve. Instead, Miami will see "La Gran Naranga" rise 400 feet up the InterContinenta...

What A Mess!

Posted 01.17.2013 | Miami

If you ever joked about City of Miami execs seeming unqualified, well, there's a pretty good chance you're right. At least a dozen high-ranking ci...

City OKs Whopping Bond Issue: 'There Is A Risk Involved'

Miami Herald | KATHLEEN MCGRORY | Posted 12.26.2012 | Miami

It took more than two years, but the Miami City Commission on Thursday finally approved a solution to its $45 million problem. Commissioners voted ...

Mayor Regalado ROASTS The Marlins Over Castro Death Plan

Posted 12.22.2012 | Miami

If you thought Miami got wild for NBA championships and New Year's Eve, just imagine the 305 when Fidel Castro passes: the city's infamous pots-and-pa...

City Staves Off Budget Crisis

Miami Herald | Posted 11.21.2012 | Miami

The last of Miami's four labor unions gave tentative approval to a new contract Friday, positioning the city to balance its $485 million budget before...

The Incredible Shrinking Park

Miami Herald | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

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The Incredible Shrinking Park

Miami Herald | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

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Looming $45M Payment Could 'Drive The City Into Bankruptcy'

Miami Herald | KATHLEEN MCGRORY | Posted 08.31.2012 | Miami

As pressure builds to balance its budget, the city of Miami is staring down another potential financial calamity: Come January, the city must pay off ...

Mass Exodus At City Hall Spells TROUBLE

Posted 08.27.2012 | Miami

Things are really not going well at City Hall: as cash-strapped Miami struggles to balance its books, several top finance officials are abandoning shi...

Miami Offers Deal To Avoid SEC Charges

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami

MIAMI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Miami is offering to shake up its financial staff as part of a proposal to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to se...

City Of Miami Declares 'Financial Urgency'

Posted 07.29.2012 | Miami

Miami City Manager Johnny Martinez declared a state of financial urgency Friday for the fourth year in a row. The move gives the city commission ...

Good News In Fight Against WalMart

Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami

You can put down your "Stop Midtown WalMart" picketing signs…for now. The City of Miami will pull a zoning amendment from its Thursday agenda th...

City Faces Civil Fraud Charges After SEC Investigation

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 07.24.2012 | Miami

The 90s are back in Miami, so dig up those flannel shirts and prepare to trudge around all depressed. Unfortunately, it's not so much the 90s wher...

The City Needs Money; Everybody Duck!

Tom Falco | Posted 07.01.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco

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Bill To Escape Marlins Garage Taxes Likely Un-Constitutional

Miami Herald | Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

After a much-maligned parking garage contract with the Miami Marlins baseball team left the city of Miami on the hook for a huge property tax bill, So...

Meet The Five Finalists For Miami's Top Cop

Posted 12.14.2011 | Miami

The City of Miami says there are just five candidates left for the job of chief of police, reports the Miami Herald, and there's a few familiar names ...

Meatless Monday: Roots in the City -- Growing More than Green

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Roots trains and employs people right from the neighborhood who've transformed what were once abandoned lots into thriving green space.