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Mayor Levine Cava kicks off re-election campaign party with who’s who of hosts

Posted by on Mar 26, 2023 in Christian Ulvert, Daniella Levine Cava, Fresh Colada, News | 0 comments

The list has 52 names, but the host committee is “still in formation.”

Some important donors got invitations last week to Tuesday’s kickoff for the reelection campaign of “our Miami-Dade County Mayor” Daniella Levine Cava. La Alcalesa herself asks you to join her along with Commission Chairman Oliver Gilbert and Commissioners Keon Hardemon, Danielle Cohen Higgins, Eileen Higgins, Kionne McGhee and Micky Steinberg.

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Rhonda Anderson’s robocall could be quid pro quo for vice mayor post in deal

Posted by on Mar 24, 2023 in Alex Bucelo, Ariel Fernandez, Fresh Colada, News, Rhonda Anderson, Vince Lago | 0 comments

Voters in Coral Gables who got the robocall from Commissioner Rhonda Anderson agree on one thing: She sounds very unenthusiastic. Ladra is not sure that means anything. Anderson sounds monotone most of the time.

But some insiders think she had to hold her nose to endorse commission candidates Alex Bucelo and Ivette Arango O’Doski, the two development darlings, as a favor to Mayor Vince Lago — or, better said, as a trade to be vice mayor.

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For independence in Coral Gables, vote Melissa Castro and Ariel Fernandez

Posted by on Mar 18, 2023 in Ariel Fernandez, Fresh Colada, Melissa Castro, News | 0 comments

This Coral Gables election is not just a contest between like-minded candidates who want to protect and improve the City Beautiful. It’s a referendum on Mayor Vince Lago, who ran unopposed and has campaigned for his two handpicked pocket votes.

If Lago gets his way, and Ivette Arango O’Doski and Alex Bucelo are elected, he will have the three votes to do anything he wants for the next two years. No doubt about it, they will be rubber stampers. Not that he needs them. Commissioners Rhonda Anderson and Kirk Menendez have been very amenable. There is nobody to challenge the mayor on the dais.

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Victor Vazquez wants back on Miami Springs council, and two other city races

Posted by on Mar 17, 2023 in Fresh Colada, Miami Springs, News, Victor Vazquez | 0 comments

Former Miami Springs Councilman Victor Vazquez wants his old job back.

Vazquez, who resigned last year to run for Miami-Dade County commission — and lost in the first round — is running for the city council again.

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Trapeze man launches revenge mayoral campaign vs Daniella Levine Cava

Posted by on Mar 16, 2023 in Daniella Levine Cava, Fresh Colada, News | 0 comments

La Alcaldesa Daniella Levine Cava, who announced her re-election campaign only two weeks earlier, has her first challenger already. Miguel “El Skipper” Quintero, a trapeze artist/teacher and creator of the Miami Circus YouTube channel, filed paperwork Tuesday with the county elections department about his new campaign account.

It’s not that he’s got a burning desire to serve the public. Quintero just wants to stick it to the mayor for not calling him back.

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Coral Gables race gets ugly with separate texts for blue and red voters

Posted by on Mar 15, 2023 in Alex Bucelo, Ariel Fernandez, Fresh Colada, News, Vince Lago | 0 comments

Dark money from unknown sources is once again influencing voters

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Construction disruption starts at Calusa after court invalidates zoning change

Posted by on Mar 14, 2023 in Calusa, development, Fresh Colada, News | 0 comments

Developers are making noise and moving earth at start of nesting season

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Nervous in first Miami Commission meeting, Sabina Covo froze on Pledge

Posted by on Mar 13, 2023 in Christine King, Fresh Colada, News, Sabina Covo | 0 comments

Of course she knows the pledge of allegiance.

Miami Commissioner Sabina Covo, who won a special election Feb. 27, was sworn in on the Saturday after that and had no office for a week — working out of a park while she prepared for her first commission meeting — has gotten a lot of heat for not quickly spouting off the pledge of allegiance on demand Thursday.

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More money pours into Coral Gables commission races, two distinct leaders

Posted by on Mar 13, 2023 in Alex Bucelo, Coral Gables politics, Fresh Colada, News, Vince Lago | 0 comments

Ivette Arango O’Doski, Alex Bucelo have the most funds in their groups

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