Jerry Iannelli is Miami New Times’ daily-news reporter. He graduated with honors from Temple University. He then earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He moved to South Florida in 2015.
2 days ago | Lists
On Wednesday, newly minted Miami Police Captain Javier Ortiz, the most infamous, nakedly rude, and loudmouthed police officer in South Florida, stepped down from his post as head of the city's Fraternal Order of Police. But "stepped down" might be...
3 days ago | Politics
This past April 21, Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Senate after getting caught using the N-word in front of black colleagues. Mere hours after he stepped down, the Miami Herald nailed him for hiring Hooters waitresses as campaign "consult...
4 days ago | Police
Hours before City of Miami Police Lt. Javier Ortiz was promoted to captain yesterday, he announced he is "stepping down" from running the city's police union, Lodge 20 of the Fraternal Order of Police, to concentrate on his new on-duty responsibil...
4 days ago | Weather
Miami hasn't just been extra hot this year — at this point, it sometimes feels as if we're living in a totally different climate. Not only was July of this year the hottest single month in city history, Dade County has also surpassed yet another h...
5 days ago | Police
Lt. Javier Ortiz, the head of Miami's police union, was briefly removed from street duty earlier this year after he harassed a woman, posted her private phone number online, and earned himself a temporary restraining order that landed him on desk ...
5 days ago | Crime
When former North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner pleaded guilty last year to campaign-finance violations, a condition of his probation was, naturally, that he not commit crimes while he was under supervised release. Well, this is a former Miami-ar...