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Alex Izaguirre

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    October 4, 2011

    Lil Wayne And DJ Khaled Are Gonna Lose Their Miami Residency

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke doesn't like how Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled use Miami but don't give back to the Magic City. I've got a m ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Grandma Hazel Mays Fought The Law And The Law Lost

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke lets Miami police officers know there are bigger threats to their safety than 85-year-old grandmothers.Don' ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Why I Passed on Carlos Gimenez

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Six days after his controversial endorsement of Julio Robaina, Luke issues the last word on his decision.The spin doctors a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Memorial Day Weekend Fiasco Could Have Been Avoided Long Ago

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times.This week, Luke explains how his efforts to organize Memorial Day Weekend festivities in Miami Beach were thwarted by cit ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Luther Campbell Would Like To Thank His Voters

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke, who lost in Tuesday's mayoral election, lets voters explain why they chose him.I raised only $12,000 ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Florida International University Disses Democracy

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke -- who is a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor -- has a few words for Florida International Uni ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    The Inspector: Smell of Death, Live Rats, and Roach Legs

    art by Alex Izaguirre​Furry bodies, segmented tails, whiskers from hell, transluscent brown wings, antennas of doom, beady black eyes; these are the visions restaurant inspectors must see in their nightmares.Luckily most of us don't have to bear witness to these images of living disgustitude.On th ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Suge Knight Needs to Give Up

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for New Times. This week, Luke takes on Marion "Suge" Knight's $1 million lawsuit against Kanye West and South Beach's Shore Club, which wa ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Baseball Wants to Replace Blacks with Dominicans

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke claims Major League Baseball has a plan to phase out African American players and replace them with black H ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Fire Union Threatens to Boot Chief Herminio Lorenzo

    By Alex Izaguirre​The incoming president of the county firefighters union, Dominick Barbera, is demonstrating a terrible lack of ethics in his personal feud with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Herminio Lorenzo. This past December 9, sent Lorenzo an audaciously snarky letter mocking the chief's prop ... More >>

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    December 6, 2009

    Rev. Gaston Smith Scores Victory Over Richard Scruggs

    Late Friday, at 9:05 p.m., Miami-Dade Judge Beatrice Butchko dealt a serious blow to stateC. StilesGaston Smith's public corruption trial begins this week, but prosecutors won't be allowed to use incriminating recordings​ prosecutors' case against a popular pastor in Miami's black community.B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Countdown Till John Timoney's Boot Party

    Alex Izaguirre​When John Timoney swooped into the Magic City six years ago, watching him play up to the local media was like seeing Robert Duvall play Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now. The sight of Timoney on his police bike taking out demonstrators during the 2003 Free Trade Area of the ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Kendrick Meek Should Be Worried About Dennis Stackhouse

    Alex Izaguirre​ Congressman Kendrick Meek better keep a close eye on what happens to Dennis Stackhouse, the Boston developer who's been criminally charged on multiple counts of grand theft and organized scheme to defraud. Local law enforcement officials accuse Stackhouse of stealing $942,000 set a ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Katharine Cue's Challenger Sues to Get Her Off the Ballot

    Alex Izaguirre​ Daniel Bolaños, an ex-Hialeah cop who resigned  amid allegations he abused his badge, is suing the city, clerk Ralph Granado and Councilwoman Katharine Cue to get her name off the ballot. The son of former longtime Hialeah Police chief Rolando Bolaños Sr. is running against ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Hialeah Hanky-Panky

    Alex Izaguirre​Did something improper go on in Hialeah's budget office? Did budget director Alex Vega and senior internal auditor Ana Maria Gomez do more than just crunch numbers on city time? Well, whatever they were up to, it didn't sit well with Vega's wife Tania. This past April 6 around 12:30 ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Is Katharine Cue Really a Hialeah Girl? The Proof Is in the Documents

    Alex Izaguirre​Over the past 15 days, I have written several blog posts questioning the residency of Hialeah councilwoman Katharine Cue. I reported how her driver's license and city documents, including forms she filled out with her own handwriting, showed she actually resided at 19195 Mystic Poin ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    A Rogue Ex-Hialeah Cop Wants Katharine Cue's Seat

    Alex Izaguirre​ Apparently Daniel Bolaños hopes Hialeah voters have a short memory or don't care about his checkered past. How else can one explain why the disgraced former cop is running for a seat on the city council? He is challenging Councilwoman Katharine Cue, who was appointed to the counci ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    New Details on Coral Gables High Stabbing

    Alex Izaguirre​A public schools source working at Coral Gables Senior High informs New Times that the 17-year-old student killed on campus today had been messing around with his assailant's girlfriend.The source, whose identity we are not revealing, says the stabber confronted Juan Carlos Rivera a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    The Return of Loco Joe

    Alex Izaguirre​ The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Beach Commission Candidate Fredric Karlton Had Some Lady Troubles

    Alex Izaguirre​Fredric Karlton, a first-time candidate for Miami Beach City Commission, is getting a rude introduction to the city's gutter politics. The 49-year-old real estate investor's perceived enemies initiated a Miami-Dade ethics commission inquiry into allegedly improper business dealings ... More >>

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    August 23, 2009

    Carlos Alvarez Won't You Please Be My Facebook Pal?

    Alex Izaguirre​ Kudos to Miami Herald reporters Matt Haggman and Scott Dolan who today whacked Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez really good. Turns out our dear alcalde fuerte was doling out raises to his favored employees while he takes the axe to the rest of the county budget. Of course, don't for ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Big Bad Daily: Reason 2,987 the Miami Herald FAILS

    Alex Izaguirre​The Miami Herald's skullduggery against local blogger and photographer Bill Cooke is getting serious. Miami's only major daily has sicced Ian Ballon, a big-dog intellectual property lawyer based out of Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office, on the canterkerous shutterbug-agitator. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Air Force Booted Sean Casey's Therapist For Seducing Female Patients

    Alex Izaguirre​ Over the past four weeks, I've written a news article and several blog posts about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Bostonian who was charged with DUI manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Mary Montgomery in 2001.To recap, Casey is serving a 12-and-half year prison sentence after plead ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Sean Casey Denied

    Alex Izaguirre​ Miami-Dade Criminal Court Judge John Thornton denied Sean Casey's request to unseal transcripts of secretly recorded conversations the convicted hit-and-run driver had with his attorney and therapist in 2004.The judge's ruling almost certainly brings an end to Casey's quest to over ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Sean Casey's Ex-Therapist Used Dubious Techniques

    Alex Izaguirre​ Today at 2 p.m., Sean Casey will make his case before Judge John Thornton not to seal secretly recorded conversations the 35-year-old Bostonian had with his former lawyer Milton Hirsch and ex-therapist Michael Rappaport. Casey claims the conversations prove Hirsch and Rappaport lie ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Sean Casey Responds To New Times Article

    Alex Izaguirre​Last week, I reported about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Boston native who is currently serving a 12-and-a-half year prison term for allegedly running down and killing an elderly woman on Harding Avenue in Miami Beach, and then fleeing the scene, back in 2001.While awaiting trial, Case ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    John Timoney Says, "In Your Face!" to FOP President

    Alex IzaguirreFor once, Miami Police Chief John Timoney can brush off his haters. The city's top law enforcer hosted a press conference today to announce that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has cleared the Miami PD of "cooking the books."A year and a half ago, Fraternal Order of Police Pr ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    More from the Antonio Junior File

    Alex Izaguirre Antonio Junior, a local businessman who last year admitted to accepting and giving bribes, was full of information the day he debriefed anti-public-corruption law enforcers about his involvement in ripping-off Miami-Dade taxpayers. In addition to dropping a dime on his pal and ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Meet Antonio Junior, But Don't Call Him a Bagman

    Alex IzaguirreWell, at least Antonio Junior can take solace in knowing he made a killing as a minority partner in several deals involving Miami-Dade taxpayer money. And even though he ratted out his political godmother -- ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler -- and some of his other poli ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    South Miami Sleaze

    Alex IzaguirreLaz Parking is a local firm that contracts with the City of South Miami to issue parking tickets and operate meters. That means nobody likes 'em. And if you believe a recently canned meter maid (meter butler? meter macho?) named Michael Perdomo, that contempt is deserved. The 27-yea ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    New North Miami Beach Mayor in Trouble

    Alex Izaguirre This past April, I wrote about ethics complaints filed against Myron Rosner, who was recently elected North Miami Beach mayor. Two female NMB residents accused Rosner of abusing his official position to get away with making renovations to his house without obtaining necessary app ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Natacha Loves the Environment, Really She Does

    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 >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Peel the Vote '09: Luis Morse For Miami Commish

    Alex Izaguirre Today Banana Republican begins a weekly series assessing candidates running for various municipal elected offices this year. Let's turn our attention to the district three city commission race in Miami where we have seven contenders vying to replace Joe Sanchez, who is running for ma ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Black Vs. White - Miami Remains The Same

    Alex Izaguirre Just got back from the Spence-Jones Vindication Show in Overtown. The thunderstorms had just subsided outside the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 301 NW 9th Street. But inside Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones' angry voice boomed throughout the cavernous assembly hall. She was ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    It's Raining Energy Drinks

    Miami is awash in power beverages. Might as well drink up!

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