Banana Republican kicked off 2012 by recognizing a local Internet cabal of rabble-rousers and muckrakers who have helped fill the investigative journalistic void in the Magic City. In a cover story back in January, we ranked the Top Ten activist bloggers who work incessantly to expose shady governme ... More >>
Miche RattoThis week, Miami New Times profiled the ten hardest-hitting blogs that make life miserable for public officials in South Florida. At a time when the Miami Herald and other media outlets are shaving back coverage of civic and public affairs, bloggers are filling the void to investigate ... More >>
This week, Miami New Times published a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Riptide ... More >>
Natacha Seijas was right to worry about her name appearing on the same recall ballot as Carlos Alvarez. She was swept up in the voter tsunami that also took out the now former county mayor. Many local political pundits didn't give Miami Voice, the political action committee that sought Seijas's r ... More >>
The county's online property search doesn't disclose foreclosures.
The Banana has a friend named Betty, who earlier this year picked up a two-bedroom condo on Brickell Avenue for $109,000. Betty got the unit at a bargain because it was in foreclosure. But you wouldn't know that by checking the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser's online property search databas ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre So I just had a Scooby Doo WTF? moment. This past June 10, at its annual Orchids & Onions Awards Presentation, the Urban Environment League recognized Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas for her efforts to make sure foreclosed houses don't get trashed. Earlier this year, ... More >>
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
"We are swimming in a sea of pollution."
The Biscayne Aquifer is pristine no more
Water pollution is more serious than the WASD plan would have you believe
It's classics vs. jazz on public radio
The Everglades, dead fish, and dictators
University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference
From the issue of October 18, 2001
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink
One of South Florida's oldest families is nearing a come-from-behind victory in the battle for the Homestead Air Base
Developers are hungrily eyeing Dade's agricultural heartland, where farmers are a dwindling breed
When Coral Gables officials see a tiny lake in the middle of their fair city, they think ... shopping mall!
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
Environmentalist George Barley's untimely death has impoverished the fight to save the Everglades. But look out, Big Sugar! Here comes Mary!
Theatre League of South Florida