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.
5 days ago | Environmental
After reading New Times' story about the Overtown soil contamination — and the failure to inform residents about it — Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson is sponsoring an ordinance that would force property owners to post a notice of environme...
6 days ago | News
In 2015, the Miami Marlins were ready to "live in the lap of luxury" after the team contracted with a swanky private jet company that promised to whisk players away on a Boeing 767-200 with couches, a massage table, and a premium open bar.
9 days ago | News
At this stage in the game, any talk of Amazon setting up shop in a particular city is purely speculative. But the search for a new headquarters has already set off fears of gentrification and displacement of residents in Overtown, one of Miami's h...
13 days ago | News
Census surveys say the Sunshine State has one of the highest uninsured populations in the nation, and of the top 25 metro areas, Miami ranks in the bottom three for health-care coverage. Among the local homeless population, medical debt now tops t...
19 days ago | Police
Calling him a suspect in an ongoing murder investigation, the City of Miami fired Officer Adrian Rodriguez for administrative violations in June 2016. Rodriguez — who has never been charged in the 2007 killing in question — appealed his terminatio...
20 days ago | News
Inmate work crews have been part of Florida's history since the state's first penitentiary opened in 1868. That history was on Alana Greer's mind as she drove past an inmate work crew carrying a truckload of hurricane debris on Coral Way on a rece...