How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
The cops arrived at about 6 a.m. in the morning, waking up Felix Conde's sleeping sons. Seven officers forcibly entered the home and peeked into bathrooms and closets, searching for a single dog named Lucky. He wasn't there. A week earlier, the 3-year-old pet was moved to an animal trainer's house ... More >>
A lawsuit was filed in Miami-Dade County Court last week against Coral Gables restaurant La Dorada and restaurant president/director Domingo Gandara.According to the complaint, Amanda Gonzalez, an 18-year-old hostess at the restaurant, was harrassed by Gandara from "the very beginning of her employm ... More >>
Florida is keeping disabled children in nursing homes and similar institutions, even though several of those children have families that want to care for them at home but don't have the money to do so. The U.S. Department of Justice has now sent a letter to Attorney General Pam Bondi arguing that th ... More >>
Noise. It sucks. It hurts the ear. But every year, Rat Bastard's International Noise Conference draws sickos from around the world to Churchill's Pub for a free, curated, four-night concert series featuring the worst sounds humans are capable of producing without drones or laptops. All the ban ... More >>
It's been a hell of a year, folks. We've had a lot of food and food industry-related news this year, and not all of it has been pretty.As a nod to the upcoming year and as a way of reminiscing, I've gone back over my Fuming Foodie archives and amassed a list comprising the five most ridiculous, cont ... More >>
A 290-pound man is suing White Castle because the seats at the iconic, fast-food restaurant are too small. I sit here shaking my head because I'm almost at a loss for words. Almost.First, let me share what I know so far. The man, a faithful customer of a White Castle located in Nanuet, New York, ... More >>
Fox 35 Orlando Helen and Troy were both kicked out of an Orlando Burger KingA visually-impaired woman with a seeing-eyes dog was kicked out of the Burger King on International Drive in Orlando, according to Orlando's Fox 35 News.Helen Arnold and her service dog Troy went into the restauran ... More >>
Calvin Godfrey Rigerman with his pet cougar.It may be hard to imagine that a guy who keeps a cougar as a pet could be physically deficient. But 66-year old Northwest Dade resident Alan Rigerman, who was featured in our 2007 story, "Cat People," about loons who own exotic felines, has ... More >>
Jackson's mental health unit fails Miami.
Lawyers working for Jackson Memorial Hospital have their hands full. The mammoth, publicly-funded facility has been sued over 160 times in the past five years. But few complaints are as disturbing as the one filed yesterday. It came from Lisa Burton, former acting director of patient care in the m ... More >>
A boorish mom, insensitive cops, and a deaf couple add up to nasty controversy.
I once thought working for the Transportation Security Administration was serious business. I didn't have a clue
The county must spend most of its current $35.2 million community development grant by October 31
From the issue of March 15, 2001
In his crusade to force compliance with federal law, Martin Marcus isn't winning many friends, but he is influencing people
Long, long ago the county promised to build a sports complex in South Miami Heights
When Ed Resnick agreed to help negotiate the Portofino Agreement, he never figured he'd become South Beach's public enemy #1
The City of Miami's version of the EEOC hasn't upheld a discrimination claim in years
Metrobus is Dade's most effective public transportation. But when it comes to funding, the bus system and its patrons always get taken for a ride.