Opinion: Give Us A Glorious Native Poinciana To Gaze At Instead

David Pearson Pearson is a native Miamian who went to St. Theresa School. He founded his public relations firm, David Pearson Associates, in 1966 after serving in both JFK and LBJ Administrations.  He is also an accomplished author. In 2017,…

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Opinion: Our Vision for Burger Bob’s Is About Moving Forward With Respect For Tradition And History

It was a winter’s day in 2020 when my son Bradley, my In-House Counsel Rich Barbara, and I were in our Coral Gables office thinking about where we should have a quick lunch.  Someone suggested Burger Bob’s, a place I…

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Opinion: Granada Blvd Not The Place For Major Restaurant

Luis Uriarte Resident of Coral Gables for over 44 years who lives feet away from Burger Bob’s I have lived half a block from Burger Bob’s on Granada Blvd for the past 44 years, and I just became aware of…

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Opinion: Another Obscene Attempt By Our City To Continue To Over-Develop Our “City Beautiful “

Lisa Maroon Third generation property owner of a commercial building on Ponce de Leon Blvd and longtime Coral Gables resident Once again I find myself writing in concern of yet another obscene attempt by our City to continue to over-develop…

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Opinion: Keep Our Garbage Services As They Are

It is garbage fee season in Coral Gables, the time when the City Beautiful graciously bestows upon all its residential property owners an invoice for the privilege of engaging in the most basic of government services: collecting our waste. Therefore,…

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Opinion: Commission Missed Golden Opportunity To Represent Residents, Instead Of Pandering To Developers

At the July 13th Coral Gables Commission meeting, Commissioner Rhonda Anderson tried to hit the “pause button” on any more development that is looking to take advantage of the Mediterranean Bonus until the Med Bonus criteria is revised and strengthened. …

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Opinion: Ceremony Honoring Coral Gables Founder Was Long Overdue But It Had Perfect Timing

In the article An Impression of George E Merrick, Vernon Knowles, editor of the Miami Daily Tribune, observes, “I have never met one man whose’ bearing and obvious sincerity and character made quite so deep an impression upon me.” The feature…

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Opinion: Ponce Park Residences Meeting

Last week, I attended a neighborhood meeting hosted by developer Allen Morris, who along with his team, presented his proposed “Ponce Park Residences”: 161 apartments and retail slated to be built on Ponce de Leon at University Drive near downtown. …

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Opinion: Time To Go

The saga of 350 Greco Avenue is an embarrassment to our City Government and demonstrates that Commissioner Mena and his enabler, City Attorney Miriam Ramos, have overstayed their welcome and it is time for them to resign. On Tuesday, May…

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Opinion: Preserve George Merrick’s Name & Legacy

By: Karelia Martinez Carbonell, president Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables Merrick was “adored as a human being,” observed Arva Parks in her 2015 book. The late historian was Merrick’s greatest cheerleader. HOW INSENSITIVE THAT ON THE 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF…

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