Jessica Lipscomb is a staff writer for Miami New Times and an enthusiastic Florida Woman. Born and raised in Orlando, she has been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
4 days ago | News
Two days before Hurricane Irma lashed Florida, Bernika Blocker packed up her home in Miami, took some cash out of the bank, and evacuated north to Atlanta with her father. The storm followed them to her brother-in-law's home in Georgia, and on Mon...
10 days ago | News
With Miami-Dade rents skyrocketing, the county has repeatedly acknowledged the area's affordable-housing problem. But so far, most attempts to solve the crisis have been futile.
11 days ago | News
Each time someone books a $200 hotel room in Broward, the county collects 12 bucks in the form of a tourism tax. But for years, if you rented a house or apartment through online services such as Airbnb, you could pretty much skip out on paying.
17 days ago | Environmental
In his 15 years with the Florida East Coast Railway (FERC), Natale Sacco performed many jobs. From 1986 to 2001, he fueled and maintained trains at the Hialeah yard and along the railway from Miami to Jacksonville, working as a switchman, engineer...
18 days ago | Health
A Cat 5 PR shitstorm hit Miami's Tri-Source Pharma late last year after the Wall Street Journal published a story showing the company had raised the price of a cancer drug more than 1,400 percent. Some internet commenters were quick to compare Tri...
1 month ago | News
Smart and Holmes, who are both black, are two employees among roughly a dozen who accuse the city's parks and rec department of racial discrimination and toxic dysfunction. In December, Smart grew so frustrated that she started a petition on Chang...