Tim Elfrink is an investigative reporter, and managing editor of the Miami New Times .He's won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
9 hours ago | Politics
The Florida Democrats are the Washington Generals. They're the 1962 Mets. They're Mike Dukakis, Steve Urkel, and pre-time-travel George McFly rolled into one. Yes, they've been steamrolled by gerrymandering and voter suppression, but they also rar...
1 day ago | Politics
Even in Miami Beach's drunken carnival of a political scene, few elected officials have had quite as colorful a term as Commissioner Michael Grieco. The attorney has brawled with the NAACP over civil rights, sprinted down a drug dealer while out o...
4 days ago | Crime
Tiny North Bay Village has been the scene of big-time drama this year over old drug charges and new blackmail attempts. The case centers on Commissioner Douglas Hornsby, a local physician who stunned residents earlier this year when he revealed th...
6 days ago | Weather
The tens of thousands of Boricuas who live in Miami are anxiously staring at CNN and Twitter this morning, hoping against hope that everyone back in Puerto Rico stays safe as the apocalyptic Hurricane Maria rakes the island. Even as Miami can rest...
14 days ago | Weather
For Miami residents, life is far from back to normal after Hurricane Irma. There's no power — and probably won't be for days or even weeks. Cell service is spotty. Canned beans have become an every-meal staple. But a few parts of Dade County are g...
15 days ago | Weather
The sun is shining in South Florida and the wind is starting to die down. For the tens of thousands of Miami Beach residents who evacuated the barrier island before Hurricane Irma, it may seem like the perfect time to return home to assess damage ...