22 days ago | Politics
If not for the Spanish-speaking 60-somethings lounging about, the room could pass for the lobby of a Ramada Inn: flat-screen TV set on one wall, nature art adorning another, plush furniture arranged throughout. But it's no hotel. The newly renovat...
29 days ago | Politics
This past March 3, local officials gathered to celebrate the opening of a 34-unit affordable-housing apartment complex in the leafy, middle-class Miami neighborhood of Shenandoah. County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro and Cuban radio personality Mart...
8 months ago
With little notice and no public input, the City of Miami Commission has labeled six city parks contaminated with toxic soil as so-called "Brownfield sites" -- a designation under Florida law that can limit the rights of abutting property owners t...
8 months ago | Environmental
Last fall, Miami leaders finally admitted they'd known for years that the long-shuttered Old Smokey trash incinerator in Coconut Grove had poisoned the earth with toxic ash. But they've also insisted contamination is contained within a 4.5-acre, f...
1 year ago | Environmental
Fed up with what they see as stonewalling by local officials, a group of Coconut Grove residents has filed a petition with a the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The petition calls for a formal investigation into the health r...
1 year ago | Longform
On the days when the municipal trash incinerator known as Old Smokey fired up its furnace, Delphine Bennett could sit on the porch of her shotgun-style house and watch the flames flicker from the chimney. On warm, dry evenings, the escaping embers...