The back of Tom Falco’s head taken at the Grove 2030 charrette I covered in Intense Intents in Tents. Oddly enough, that post mentioned the Terra Group, the latest rapaciousdeveloper to try to buy up and gentrify Grand Avenue. However, Tom Falco is only concerned with gentrification in White neighbourhoods. Stories on West Grove are few and far between. Can you trust his reporting on development if he’s taking “gimme caps” from developers? Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun at the expense of Tom Falco, editor, owner, and grammarian at the Coconut Grove Grapevine. Our enmity began when I was ...
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    My latest picture of the E.W.F. Stirrup House with its new historic marker, but it’s no longer the historic E.W.F. Stirrup House. It’s a recreation. Read: Who Is To Blame For The Destruction Of The E.W.F. Stirrup House? When I first moved back to ‘Merka in 2005 I used the nom de troll of Aunty Em Ericann. It was under that name that I first started writing Fox “News” criticism for NewsHounds. And, it was also under this name that I discovered Charles Avenue, which has let to dozens of stories about this community that still suffers from systemic racism. This is one of the ...
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    THIS IS A PUBLIC REPLY TO: Jones, Isiaa <IJones@miami.gov> SUBJECT: Frustration Over PRR 16-452: FOIA RequestDATE: September 28, 2016 CC: Melendez, Eleazar <ElMelendez@miamigov.com>; Russell, Ken (Commissioner) <krussell@miamigov.com>; Mendez, Victoria  <VMendez@miamigov.com>; Hannon, Todd <thannon@miamigov.com>; The Loyal Readers of the Not Now Silly Newsroom; Various Facebook Groups and Pages of my choosing Monday morning I sent an email which stated I’d be at Miami City Hall on Tuesday to inspect the files you said would be waiting for me. In that email I asked 2 questions, basically: Whether the fee for the emails I requested was still on the table and how much it costs to photocopy per page. I never got a response to ...
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    I have chosen to make this a public reply to an email recently received from the City of Miami’s Public Records Department. TO: Jones, Isiaa <IJones@miami.gov> SUBJECT: PRR 16-452: FOIA RequestDATE: September 16, 2016 CC: Melendez, Eleazar <ElMelendez@miamigov.com>; Russell, Ken (Commissioner) <krussell@miamigov.com>; Mendez, Victoria  <VMendez@miamigov.com>; Hannon, Todd <thannon@miamigov.com>; The Loyal Readers of the Not Now Silly Newsroom; Various Facebook Groups and Pages of my choosing Hello and thank you for your prompt attention to my FOIA request, which I first sent to the office of the District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell. You’ve summed up my keyword search criteria correctly. However, while some may feel the fee to acquire ...
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    One of the first pictures I ever took of the E.W.F. Stirrup House – August 26, 2009 This is the inevitable finger-pointing now that the sad, almost decade-long, purposeful campaign of DEMOLITION BY NEGLECT on the once-historic E.W.F. Stirrup House has ended. SPOILER ALERT: In the end rapacious developers got what was wanted and needed. The once-historic house E.W.F. Stirrup House is no more, replaced by a reconstruction — or re-creation — which will be much easier and cheaper to bring up to the current building code. Mission accomplished!!! Read Say Goodbye to the E.W.F. Stirrup House While You Still Can, but here’s the ...
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