NMB’s Insane Clown (of Code Compliance) Posse

Insane Clown PosseAs I mentioned in my column Welcome to My Ghetto!, with all the crappy looking properties in North Miami Beach you’d think Code Enforcement would be busy nailing people for things like junk in the yard, rooftop tarps, cars on cinder blocks, commercial vehicles in driveways and the like, right?  In NMB, Code Enforcement has its work cut out for it.

And, yet, instead of enforcing the already arbitrary and confusing building code we have, Code Compliance Officer Eric Wardle seems to be targeting residents at random Continue reading

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Third Annual Legacy Gala was a success

MonasteryOn Saturday night I had the privilege of attending the Third Annual Legacy Gala at the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach.  For those of you who have never visited this historic site in our community, what are you waiting for?  The rich history of the Spanish Monastery dates back to 1133 AD when it was built in Spain, and then brought to New York in 1925 by William Randolph Hearst in 11,000 wooden crates.  The pieces were then purchased 26 years later and brought to North Miami Beach for reassembling, and then was purchased again and given to the Bishop of Florida.  The Monastery is an active church in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida.

 

The Annual Gala is hosted by the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation, the purpose of which is Continue reading

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North Miami Beach Candidate Forums

Candidate Forum

Two candidate forums are scheduled for next week.  Please come out and meet the candidates who are running for Groups 2 and 6 in North Miami Beach.

Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 PM, Eden Isles Condominium Community Clubhouse, 16975 NE 35 Avenue

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7:00 PM, Washington Park Community Center, 15290 NE 15 Court

Don’t forget to get out and VOTE on May 7, 2013!

If you need a ride to the polls please contact me by clicking on the “Contact Us” button over there on the right, and I’ll arrange a ride for you.

Stephanie Kienzle

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North Miami CTR Update

UpdateIt’s easy to tell who the serious contenders are in an election just by taking a look at their Campaign Treasurer’s Reports.

Shockingly, some candidates are willing to throw in tens of thousands of dollars of their own money for a chair on the dais.  This totally blows my mind.  The way I look at it, the best way of judging how much support a candidate has in the community, in this case the City of North Miami, is by the number of residents who live in that community are willing to pull out of their own wallets to get that person elected.  It makes no sense to me whatsoever that you would spend your entire savings, or even a good portion of it, if you don’t have any substantial support by the community you hope to represent.  The way I see it, financing your own campaign is a lot like masturbating.  Sure, it gets the job done, but are you feelin’ the love?  It’s a whole lot more satisfying when someone else is in the picture.  Just saying.

If most of a candidate’s donations come from sources outside the city, I’m always suspect of the motives Continue reading

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The Liars of Miramar

MiramarWhat’s with all these people running for office in North Miami and North Miami Beach when they live outside the respective city limits?  And especially outside the county?

In addition to the Carpetbagger of NMB, North Miami Beach council candidate Yvenoline Dargenson, who hails from the fair city of Miramar in Broward County, there’s also the North Miami mayoral candidate Anna L. Pierre who shlepped from Miramar to stake her claim in our neck of the woods.

It’s ironically fitting that the west Broward city of Miramar was named for a word derived from Spanish Continue reading

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Felony Update

Myron Rosner MugshotTwo years ago this month, North Miami Beach EX-mayor Myron Rosner was running for re-election, desperately hoping to keep his seat on the dais.  This year, he’s running scared, desperately hoping to keep out of jail.

On April 12, 2011, I published my blog Priceless!, in which I busted him for committing campaign finance fraud by not claiming the cost of those freaking bus bench ads.  Within two hours of my column going up, those benches started going down.  It took another year and five months for the law to catch up with Myron, but on September 19, 2012 he was finally arrested.

The long awaited trial of the Dishonorable Myron Joel Rosner is scheduled to start on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. before the Honorable Nushin G. Sayfie.  Judge Sayfie, a 2007 Charlie Crist appointee, who ran unopposed for re-election in 2010, has ties to Broward County, according to a Sun Sentinel article dated October 9, 2007.  We can only hope that this judge has no ties to Myron’s wife, CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE SARAH ZABEL.

Word on the Circuit Court circuit, is that no Miami-Dade County judge wants anything to do with this case because of the Zabel connection.  That’s exactly the connection that Myron and his legal eagle Benedict Keuhne are most likely counting on Continue reading

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NMB CTR UPDATE!

Dude Where's My CarDude, where’s my CTR?

The candidates for office for North Miami Beach City Council have turned in their latest Campaign Treasurer’s Reports, which have finally been posted to the city’s website.  There are several interesting contributions and expenditures to report.

For starters, councilman Frantz Pierre’s ringer, Jean D. Berrouet submitted a Waiver of Report in lieu of a CTR because he allegedly received no donations or expended any funds during the reporting period from March 16, 2013 through March 29, 2013.

As odd as that is, even more disturbing is the fact Continue reading

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The Carpetbagger of NMB

CarpetbaggerMost people learn early in life to play by the rules.  If they were raised properly, most of them usually learn that there are consequences for breaking the rules.  In Little League, for example, one of the worst infractions is throwing the bat, the consequence of which is being ejected from the game.  No matter how frustrated a batter is, either at the pitcher or the umpire, or both, the batter must never throw a bat in anger.  The general idea is that if a kid gets tossed from a game, he or she will learn to control that anger next time.  This punishment usually works the first time as there are very few repeat offenders in Little League.  Even kids who were raised by wolves eventually get it.

Unfortunately in the grown up world, there are not enough consequences for doing the wrong thing, and if repeat offenders are given a pass often enough, they eventually start believing that the rules either don’t apply to them Continue reading

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ROFLMAO: A Ho Named Ho

Massage parlor busted for offering clients sex

Posted: Apr 12, 2011 12:12 PM EDT Updated: Apr 13, 2011 6:39 PM EDT

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By Lindsey Connell – bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  Undercover officers say a North Columbus massage parlor has been offering more than just massages.

Members of the Special Operations Unit busted the Sun Spa Monday night Continue reading

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