In the wake of the Michael Brown saga in Missouri, more than 185,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that would require all police officers to wear body cameras. Well, those body cameras could be coming to the Miami-Dade Police Department as soon as next year.
Miami-Dade already has enough of a problem with "businesses" operating outside of or in the gray area of the law that when a venture capitalist-backed tech firm comes into town and tries to do it, they're just asking for trouble. The county had earlier started fining app-based ride share Lyft's dr ... More >>
Today Miami Beckham United unveiled plans for what a soccer stadium sitting on land currently occupied by a boat slip next to American Airlines Arena would look like. With backing from both County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City Mayor Tomas Regalado, the site has become the frontrunner for a new socce ... More >>
Whether David Beckham doubles down on his plan to build a Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami or shifts his attention to the boat slip near Museum Park, one thing is increasingly clear: Voters will get their chance to support or scupper the idea. That means you're the ref. Will you let Becks p ... More >>
Let the library funding wars begin. At 9:30 this morning, the Miami-Dade County Finance Committee will meet for a first discussion on budgets for the upcoming fiscal year -- chief among them the county's beleaguered library system, which is facing a further $20 million cut without new taxes. Activ ... More >>
Yesterday, we noted El Nuevo Herald's scoop about Miami-Dade Police public corruption detectives going HAM on their overtime hours while investigating a quartet of park employees who pocketed a few thousand bucks. According to El Nuevo Herald, the investigators clocked 934 hours of overtime, collect ... More >>
When the House spiked a bill two weeks ago to let the Miami Dolphins raise bed taxes to fund a stadium renovation, team owner Stephen Ross went ballastic, lashing out at Speaker Will Weatherford for taking away Miami voters' chance to have a say on the project. He shouldn't have bothered. Results r ... More >>
HBO's Real Sports was nothing short of cathartic for frustrated Miami Marlins fans last night. Bryant Gumbel sat down with Marlins president David Samson and grilled him harder than a row of chickens at Pollo Tropical.See also:- Six lies about the Marlins stadium- Lifelong Marlins Fans Tossed From H ... More >>
Norman Braman told Miami politicians once they were making a mistake giving public money to a wealthy team owner, and now he's speaking up again. Unlike his ultimately losing fight against the new Marlins Park, this time he's pledging to kill any deal to renovate the Dolphins stadium with tax dollar ... More >>
The Miami-Dade County Commission has now officially put its stamp of approval on the Miami Dolphin's plan to seek tax money to provide upgrades to the aging Sun Life Stadium. Only four of the thirteen commissioners voted against the measure.
Uncle Luke, 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 makes his predictions for the new year. What will happen in 2013 to capture people's attention? Who will do something to make us s ... More >>
Jury duty in Miami-Dade is the worst. You have to get there at nine am. and sit in a crowded room while being subjected to an endless display of nothing but Sandra Bullock movies, then, if you're picked for a jury pool, you're shepherded around the courthouse all day like cattle.But before all of th ... More >>
Read "Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising" and "Carlos Gimenez Has Raised Nearly Twice As Much As Challenger Joe Martinez."With one day left before the primary, we're going to miss the proliferation of groups with cryptic, yet patriotic, monikers spreading misi ... More >>
In a case that's likely to follow incumbent County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle right up to Election Day, a Hialeah boletera -- or absentee ballot broker -- has been arrested and charged with illegally collecting ballots. Critics have long charged that boleteras ... More >>
It's going to be the classiest, finest film studio in all of the world. Or at least that's what Donald Trump's company seems to think.The Trump Organization has unveiled plans to incorporate an 800-acre studio city down near Homestead in the southern reaches of Miami-Dade County dubbed, what else, T ... More >>
Poor Ozzie Guillen. Baseball season just got started and already the Miami Marlins skipper has inserted his foot in his mouth.The controversial Venezuelan born manager had the audacity to praise Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an upcoming issue of Time magazine and all hell has broken loose in Miami' ... More >>
Up in New York State they've finally passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage. Meanwhile, down in Miami-Dade we've got a mayoral candidate who can't even decided if he's for or against domestic partnership laws and seems to have wildly flip-flopped between stances. Julio Robaina says he bel ... More >>
Luther Campbell, his wife Kristin, and their son Blake on election day. Hey, it sucks to lose, but Luther Campbell has nothing to be ashamed of. With only 45 days to court voters with a $12,000 campaign war chest, the former 2 Live Crew front man and current New Times columnist convinced 20,000 M ... More >>
RIch Abdill 75 feet of buffet table at this jam.Say what you will about former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's questionable dealings with everyone he's ever had dealings with, but don't accuse the guy of leaving anyone hungry Tuesday night.The Miami-Dade mayoral candidate took first place in th ... More >>
via Mega TVRicardo CoronaWant to know who will replace mayoral candidate Carlos Gimenez on the County Commission? Too bad! The results will be secret thanks to a bizarre ruling last night by a judge who wants more time to decide whether candidates had enough time to file for the race. Even strang ... More >>
Jacksonville Mayor-elect Alvin BrownConservative Republican Mike Hogan was expected to walk away with the Jacksonville Mayoral race. He comes from a family so entrenched in the area, there's several streets that bare the Hogan name. He ran on a campaign promising no new taxes, smaller government, ... More >>
Jacob KatelHey, don't I know you from somewhere?If Carlos Gimenez, Roosevelt Bradley, Marcelo Llorente, or Jose "Pepe" Cancio hit the streets of downtown Miami at 2 a.m. and went to a couple of clubs they'd probably get looked at like police, creeps, narcs, drunk lawyers, or weirdos.A real mayor ... More >>
Jacob KatelLuther Campbell bossin' upNews flash: Old white guy confuses KKK with NAACP.So, is veteran TV reporter Michael Putney uncomfortable with the sight of two black candidates running for Miami-Dade County mayor?A factual error made by the newsman while serving as moderator at a political d ... More >>
Xavier SuarezMiami-Dade politics is a complicated beast, and the recall of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has set off a lot of dominoes. Commissioner Carlos Gimenez's decision to resign from his county commission seat to run for mayor means it's now up for grabs. And guess who's running? Former ... More >>
Michael McElroyLuther Campbell wants to debate, so why won't the LBA invite him?With the Miami-Dade County Commission likely to set a special election for a new mayor today, the Latin Builders Association has already made plans to hold the first debate on March 25 with only a select group of cand ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkBraman issues his marching orders.When Norman Braman launched his campaign to oust Mayor Carlos Alvarez, he made it clear that charter reform -- including term limits -- was his real goal. Braman inched a step closer to making that happen today as three of the front-runners to ... More >>
After Tuesday's unambiguous recall of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas, could you even imagine what would happen if county commissioners decided to exercise the option to appoint a new mayor themselves? If not a full-out voter revolt and more recalls, at least cert ... 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 >>
Doral, that place out there to the west with the fancy golf resort, some strip malls, and some other stuff, probably, has a mayor. His name is J.C. Bermudez and he wants to be your next county mayor. Bermudez announced his entrance into the crowded field of contestants jockeying to repl ... More >>
City of HialeahIn this week's metro story, New Times explores Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's chances to succeed his Miami-Dade County counterpart Carlos Alvarez. Talk about who will follow Alvarez has grown louder with a recall election against the county mayor to take place later this year. Count ... More >>
Luis Montealegre poured a café Cubano on Tuesday, paid a delivery guy for croquetas, and peered east a few blocks from his corner cafeteria. There was only blue sky where a $634 million Marlins baseball stadium will soon rise. "This is the poorest part of the city, the one that needs the most help, ... More >>
Hey Glenn Straub. I WANT to watch baseball downtown,. I WANT to TAKE the Metromover to games,But I wish you would just shut up.Straub penned a letter to the public (which you can find on the jump) defending his idea for a downtown stadium. But we've moved too far with the Little Havana stadium and I ... More >>
For the past two days, I've noted all the work Miami-Dade County awards Brazilian engineering and construction firm Odebrecht. Despite a history of completing jobs behind schedule and over budget, the company continues to get the nod to build county-funded projects worth hundreds of millions of doll ... More >>
Dennis Moss is done putting together the new make-up of the county commission's committees and I'm impressed with most of his selections. In case you don't know, the commissioners use the committee system to hammer out decisions that ultimately impact our tax dollars, from formulating new ways to ta ... More >>
Let's face it. Miami is one of America's worst places to ride a bicycle.Guys on two wheels get whacked on Brickell, nailed in the Redland, and steamrollered on US 1. Bicycling magazine placed us at the bottom along with Dallas and Memphis not long ago. And Florida is clearly the worst in the nation ... More >>
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