Two years ago two University of Miami students filmed a documentary re-enacting the last days of former city commissioner Art Teele Jr.'s life. After making the rounds on the festival circuit, the documentary, Miami Noir, will air on Miami PBS in July, but it is now entirely online up at doc site ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court Newscomstand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week: Miami is in trouble again. The town's top bureaucrat -- City Manager Pete Hernandez -- has resigned and the U. ... More >>
When we read that Miami Herald publisher Jess Diaz resigned this morning, at first we thought he moved too quickly. The guy goes off half-cocked more than one of those cheap exploding Korean pistols. Almost immediately after taking over the newspaper 14 months ago, he fired columnist Jim DeFede ... More >>
Hoops hype, bickering nurses, and cops as doctors
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?
Voters gave Miami's city commissioners a huge raise, but that hasn't stopped them from keeping their day jobs
Ghetto redevelopment Miami style is anything but divine
"Once again we Americans have successfully married hedonism and controversy for profit."
Miami Commissioner Art Teele survived an attempted coup d'état. Now it's payback time.
One cop would rather resign than compromise his integrity
Signage lobbyist Eston "Dusty" Melton wages guerrilla war on his old employers
It was a place where you drank Scotch with your sirloin, where journalists, politicians, and other practitioners of the dark arts felt at home
Last year much was learned about Miami's illegal signs, including the fact that they're still standing and still lucrative
Miami city commissioners: We are outraged, of course, but let's not be hasty
Will city commissioners embrace outdoor advertising, or will they heartlessly shun a vital industry?
Quik Park's Hank Sopher has made a quick buck from garages and vacant lots. Now politicians are wondering if he's selling the public short.
How a citizens advisory board created to investigate illegal billboards became an industry support group
Adolph King, Jr., fought to maintain an oasis in a menacing desert. The desert prevailed.
This Stadium Goes in This Park or Else!
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.
His platform is his life. His campaign manager is God. His goal is to be your mayor.
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.
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
Homestead Air Force Base: Hundreds of millions of dollars. An arrogant developer. Nine compliant politicians. A vote taken so late at night you never knew what hit you.
Ziggy Zilber built a lean, mean, ground-transportation empire, making money and enemies, and working the politicians like a well-oiled machine
A veritable deluge of responses to our competition yields a new moniker -- and a poem, too
County honchos are having second thoughts about the unwieldy handle they attached to Homestead's new racetrack
While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?
You say you haven't got a cellular phone? Heck, you own hundreds of 'em! And right now some local bureaucrat is using one to make a hairdressing appointment.
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.
You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.
Would tenants of the James E. Scott Homes choose Annie Love to represent them? If Love lets them hold an election, perhaps we'll find out.
There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.
The Dade Grand Jury scrutinizes the county's environmental attitude, and the verdict isn't very verdant
For some Dade County commissioners money is no object when it comes to keeping Wackenhut on the public payroll
The county commission awards a contract for unmarked police cruisers and scores bit. The tally so far: Higher costs, a lawsuit, and not enough cars.
Bruce Kaplan won his county commission race this past spring, but don't look for him when hey're handing out the Mr. Nice Guy awards