Last month, when the City Council of Doral unanimously approved a plan to extend benefits to domestic partners of city employees -- becoming the seventh Miami-Dade County to do so -- the move was hailed by activists and city leaders. But the council's decision has also sparked strong opposition. I ... More >>
Are you 305 till you die? Because that might mean you'll be 305 for a long, long time. According to a new study, Miami-Dade is one of the healthiest counties not only in Florida but also in all of America. It's in the top 10 percent of healthiest counties overall across the United States and the fif ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
You love your team so much that you get its logo permanently tattooed on your skin. Then the team does the unthinkable: changes that logo. Sure, that automatically establishes you as an old-school fan of sorts, but it's gotta suck when you have something inked on your body that the team abandoned.Me ... More >>
Also read "Pit Bull Ban Spurs Dog Fight"Even if dozens of party primaries don't get your blood pressure up, there's one compelling ballot item that should drive you to the polls today: For the first time since 1989, Miamians have a chance to strike down one of the nation's dumbest laws. Dade's pit b ... More >>
Ever casually glance around the supermarket and wonder just how many folks loading milk into their cart are also secretly packing heat? The answer, based on new data from the state, is one in every 17 of them. Or at least that's how many Floridians now have valid concealed carry permits as the state ... More >>
Jacob KatelWhen life gives you lemons....go to a restaurant, enjoy a meal, and have lemon curd for dessert. Though work's not gone, thy week is done, in the city, the suburbs, and rurals. Give us this our daily blog. And go get us some wings, as we go get us some pitchers. And lead us not into an ... More >>
When it comes to gay rights in Florida, the Miami Beach is an island of awesomeness. It's almost like discovering a San Francisco in a sea of Alabama. In 1992, city commissioners were among the first to advocate protecting LGBT folks from workplace discrimination. This past Wednesday, the commiss ... More >>
8 year old Miami Beach kid Joshua Williams tackles world hunger, starts in Dade. [Herald]Sometime Miamian, the pregnant Kourtney Kardashian, craves fruit smoothies, eats twizzlers and Mexican food in bed, runs around naked all day. [USMagazine]Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own donate a refrigerate ... More >>
Image via New Times Archives - photo by Jonathan PostalDewey LoSasso with protegesNorth One 10 is the recipient of 4 consecutive Best Of Miami titles, 2 positive Lee Klein reviews, and the distinction of being among the best restaurants in Dade.They are now offering a Friday and Saturday dinner s ... More >>
Jacob KatelGoon-Mandu, pan fried dumplings with soy sauce and radish. There are hardly any Korean restaurants in the whole county of Dade, but where there's demand, there's supply. Miami's fashion district, on the west side of Wynwood is home to a small enclave of Korean shop owners. Choice Cafe, on ... More >>
As wild admirers of Johnny Cash, Karl Marx, and Pee Wee Herman, the ex-Miami and now Oakland-based outfit Kreamy 'Lectric Santa makes a skuzzy, avant-garde sound that could be called "kinder commune rockabilly." But that might be short-selling a crew that's got as many facets as an LSD-25 trip in ... More >>
From New Times Archives Issue Week June 1 - 7, 1988 Texas might have "Remember the Alamo!" But Dade will always remember the Orange Bowl. Just think, this week in 1988, the Monsters Of Rock tour put NW 3rd street on smash. Wouldn't it be cool if Metallica rocked Little Havana nowadays? Yes, yes it w ... More >>
Wassup Kendall. Dade got heat in every corner of the county so put your whiskey up for some down home blues, beers, and food on Stormy Mondays at The Fish House at 10000 SW 56 Street (Miami, FL 33165). The event takes place every Monday night featuring music by artists Papa Joe, Steve Stacey, Geor ... More >>
There's some seriously saucy Sunday shenanigans coming our way in the form of the American Institute of Wine and Food's Annual Rib Cook-off, scheduled for Sunday, October 12 at 4 p.m.. Local students from Florida Culinary, Johnson and Wales, The Art Institute of FTL, Cordon Bleu, and Florida Interna ... More >>
Happy New Year: Homicides are on the rise in Miami-Dade County! According to Metro Dade and city police statistics through Dec. 28, 165 people were killed in 2006. Compare that with 2005 - when 120 people were killed - and you have a 37 percent increase in homicides. (These numbers only include t ... More >>
Splitting rails is cool ...for a day
Hallandale's loss is Miami's Italian gain
Angry Jewish machers, a SoBe club mogul, and Bill Clinton in the middle
Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map
There was Cuban music at Midem's inaugural Miami music conference, but not much -- and maybe never again
Perhaps when Dade school board members pay the rent but live elsewhere
Hounded by budget crises, unflattering audits, and general gripes about management, the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center circles the wagons
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
Toxic sewage spawns swamp monsters; officials say no cause for alarm
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?
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?
A requiem for some heavyweights that have tussled with the wrecking ball and lost
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.
When you grow up in the migrant labor camps of South Dade, sometimes it's gang life -- and sometimes it's no life
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.
And you just might face hefty fines, thanks to the countywide crackdown on businesses and landlords that refuse to recycle
Most people pay their taxes. Some people don't. Some people get their name in the newspaper.
If the USDA's downsizing program kills off the historic Subtropical Research Station in South Dade, it wouldn't be a total loss
Andy Menendez, the county's homeless czar, spreads a little holiday cheer
"Wheet! Wheet!" would mean "Get out of my way, you stupid possum!" Or so the Hollywood mmission thinks.
Last spring, when Dade County united with a local charity to help the hurricane's homeless, the partnership sounded too good to be true. It was.
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos
Did cops beat the daylights out of her, or was schoolteacher Paula Redo merely the victim of "facial injuries when there was contact with the ground"?
U.S. Rep. William Lehman snags $2.5 million in federal money for bike paths in his Dade district - and cyclists aren't taking it sitting down
Got a problem with your landlord? Take a number. A big number.
Dade County peddles public records - including yours - for a profit
Of approximately 55,000 people arrested and charged with felonies in Dade County every year, more than 20,000 are released under the aegis of Pretrial Services while awaiting trial