Isabella Vi Gomes
Isabella Vi Gomes is a writing fellow at Miami New Times. She graduated from Princeton University in 2016. She then earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
3 days ago | Traffic
A Miami ordinance allows for up to 100 pedicabs to operate within city limits, but unnecessary obstacles in permitting have stifled pedicab companies from breaking in. Consequently, Miami is one of few major cities without pedicabs as part of its ...
6 days ago | Environmental
Recently, the Trump administration denied environmental protection to the Florida Keys mole skink, whose habitat is projected to disappear in the next 40 years due to sea-level rise. Now the Center for Biological Diversity is threatening a lawsuit...
12 days ago | News
For 12 years, Miami-Dade's registered sex offenders have been barred from living within 2,500 feet of any school, playground, or daycare. They're effectively homeless by law, and today hundreds live in squalor in makeshift "tent cities" under brid...
17 days ago | Environmental
For more than a month, Miami-Dade County has been sending garbage trucks full of hurricane debris and trash to Poinciana Industrial Park, a county-owned lot directly in front of Northpark, a residential neighborhood filled with families, children,...
17 days ago | Politics
Last week, state Sen. Dana Young and Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith reintroduced a bill that would ban the use of anabolic steroids in greyhound racing. Because of an outdated regulation, use of the drugs has been permitted in female greyhounds despi...
23 days ago | Education
Since 2015, Miami-Dade’s school district has been sending suspended students to off-campus sites, where they allegedly receive one-on-one instruction and counseling as an alternative to out-of-school suspensions. Two years later, district official...