Juan Kuryla must be the happiest man working for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who recently announced he wants property owners to swallow a 5 percent tax rate hike to balance his proposed budget. On April 29, Mayor Carlos Gimenez promoted Kuryla from deputy seaport director to the head hon ... More >>
As Jeffrey Loria and David Samson go on the offensive this week to try to raise their Miami-area approval ratings above those of the Castro brothers, one big question has gone unanswered: Why on earth would anyone believe either one of these guys when it comes to the Marlins' finances?Yet there they ... More >>
It's enticing to bring friends, in town for vacation, to Brickell and show them Miami's progress as an action-packed metropolis. They can walk to one of three Publix stores or buy cigarettes, Red Bull or whatever stimulant tickles their fancy at the shiny new 7-Eleven. Yet when time comes to grab a ... More >>
The world didn't end after all on December 21, so now we all gotta make amends for our bad behavior in 2012. Our New Year's resolutions last year all failed, of course, whether it was taking abuelita to church every Sunday or deleting our Facebook accounts because Mark Zuckerberg is a privacy-pirati ... More >>
A Hialeah sugar making company owned by an ex-cocaine trafficker who wooed Hialeah and Miami-Dade elected officials into naming a street after his firm and approving $400,000 in tax breaks has been ordered to pay up a $208,000 debt. On Oct. 25, All-American Containers won a default final judgment ag ... More >>
On July 13, Alexander I. Perez stood underneath a new street sign christening a portion of SE 10th Avenue in front of his Hialeah warehouse as "Banah Sweet Way." A gaggle of local politicos -- including Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, his Hialeah counterpart Carlos Hernandez, and County Commissione ... More >>
The Miami economy got a shock today when the county's largest private employer, the University of Miami, filed a notice that it plans to lay off 800 employees from its medical school. The move comes two weeks after university president Donna Shalala said the medical school was planning on cutting ba ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 rips commissioners for the looming parking and traffic problems at the Miami Marlins ballpark.With the Marlins 16 days aw ... More >>
The hate hit Sarah Spiegel's YouTube account early last week, calling her an idiot and a hack and suggesting that she join her favorite team, the Miami Marlins, in just going straight to hell. Spiegel's crime? Taking almost two weeks out of her singing career to pen a new ode to the Marlins and t ... More >>
Miami has never been known as a beer town -- but maybe having MillerCoors, the company known for beer brands such as Miller, Coors Light and Corona, move their Latin American headquarters from Bogota, Colombia to Miami, could change that perception. Miller will move 50 to 70 corporate employees f ... More >>
Miami Marlins President David Samson waded into hot water this week after he told a local business council that he thinks Miamians are stupid. Last night Samson talked with WSVN to clarify his remarks. Don't worry guys, he doesn't think Miamians are especially stupid. He wants to clarify that he ... More >>
In a smarmy speech before a group of Miami business leaders, Miami Marlins team president David Samson gloated about his success in wrangling taxpayer money in a sweetheart deal to build his team's new stadium. Then he turned around and called the very people who footed the bill, Miamians, stupid ... More >>
Michael McElroyMayoral candidate and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell wants to get it on. At the ballot box. Not the champagne room. Now that voters have shown Carlos Alvarez the exit door, the onetime raunchiest man in hip-hop is calling on the County Commission to set a date for anothe ... More >>
The takeover of Burger King by private equity firm 3G Capital continues to have an aftertaste for longtime employees worse than their cardboard-y fries. The Miami-based, quick-meat chain has laid off 413 workers company wide, with about 261 of those coming out of South Florida. The brunt of those la ... More >>
via Ryan O'KeefeSomewhat encouraging news on the employment front: Florida's unemployment numbers fell for the second month in a row. That's only the second two months run of dents in the massive unemployment rate since February 2006. For May, Florida's unemployment rate was 11.7 percent, that's ... More >>
Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back
Looking out for number one, what's in this for Miami?
Ed Hanna has been the driving force in promoting the development of West Perrine. He's done well for himself. Too bad West Perrine can't say the same thing.
Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000
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One man's vision for Watson Island: A 200-foot-high ski slope fully equipped with sleigh rides, a rain forest, and a hot new nightclub in the sky
Wouldn't you love to rub shoulders with a man who has been knighted by the Queen of England, honored by the Pope, and appointed our local Liberian ambassador? Of course you would!
There's a million cubic yards of toxic sludge on the bottom of the Miami River and you may as well get used to it
Caught between depletion and regulation, Dade's commercial fishermen are becoming the latest endangered species
A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.
Carlos Herrera leaped up from Hialeah, took aim, and got himself a beauty: Homestead Air Force Base
Everyone expected Charles Howze's Z Mart to be a model for minority-run businesses in Dade. In a sad way it was: It went bankrupt.