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    March 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: The Fair, Grape Stomp, and St. Paddy's Day

    Once again, we've made it through the work week and the weekend beckons to us. This weekend is all about indulgences. So, whether you like eating fried foods and getting tossed around afterward or drinking beer and chomping on corned beef, this weekend promises to be filled with food, drink, and go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Norman Braman, Magic City Casino Among Top Donors in Miami Mayor's Race

    The Miami Mayor's race is still five months away, but a majority of the city's politically influential power brokers are lining up behind Commissioner Francis Suarez, who is looking to take out popular incumbent Tomas Regalado with more than one million bucks in his campaign war chest. Regalado has ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    May 21, 2013

    Drew Rosenhaus Has Corrupted Football

    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 says its time to investigate Drew Rosenhaus. It's time for the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to investigate North Miami native ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Your Guide To The Mysterious Political Committees Raising Big Bucks For Miami Candidates

    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 >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    February 6, 2012

    Jeff Rubin, T.O.'s Maligned Financial Adviser, Faces Litigation and a Criminal Probe

    ​A recent GQ profile of once-high-flying NFL star Terrell Owens -- who's now close to broke despite earning more than $80 million -- has shined a national spotlight this month on his South Florida agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and financial advisor, Jeff Rubin. T.O. has lambasted Rosenhaus's management a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Terrell Owens Sues Greenberg Traurig, One Of Miami's Oldest Law Firms: UPDATED

    Terrell Owens says Greenberg Traurig screwed him over.​Professional football's most controversial wide receiver is accusing a prominent Miami law firm and one its attorneys of seedy, unethical behavior. In a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County this week, Terrell Owens alleges Greenberg Traurig and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Julio Robaina Crony Gets $125,000 Annual Salary To Run Hialeah Public Housing

    Julio Ponce hanging at Julio Robaina's campaign HQ.​It pays to be Julio Robaina's lackey. Just ask Julio Ponce, the Hialeah mayor's former business partner who recently received a sweetheart deal to run the Hialeah Housing Authority. Despite only having a high school diploma and no experience in p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Xavier Suarez Raises $100,000 In 15 Days For County Commission Seat

    Xavier Suarez​The man once dubbed "Mayor Loco" and who showed up to a constituent's house in his bathrobe when he was Miami Mayor is still a formidable rainmaker. Xavier Suarez has picked up $109,950 in campaign contributions in his second bid to become a county commissioner.Suarez is running agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Alison Austin Challenges Richard Dunn for District 5 Commission Seat

    via​The first challenger has stepped up to take on Rev. Richard Dunn, the city commissioner who, in order to get an appointment to replace the ousted Michelle Spence-Jones, promised to relinquish his seat in November. That pledge lasted all of a hot minute before Dunn c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Big Bad Daily: Reason 2,987 the Miami Herald FAILS

    Alex Izaguirre​The Miami Herald's skullduggery against local blogger and photographer Bill Cooke is getting serious. Miami's only major daily has sicced Ian Ballon, a big-dog intellectual property lawyer based out of Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office, on the canterkerous shutterbug-agitator. ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009


    A cop left Eric Brody brain damaged 11 years ago. His family still hasn't received a penny of compensation.

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    July 6, 2009

    Ponzi Schemer Allen Stanford Raked It in Thanks to Lax Florida Regulations

    Way back in April, New Times reported on how Sir Allen Stanford built a $7 billion Ponzi scheme in the Caribbean thanks to blind regulators and political influence. via Liz Lomax 3D Illustrations for the Texas MonthlyYesterday, the Miami Herald fleshed out the local incompetance and greed that help ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Peel the Vote '09: Luis Morse For Miami Commish

    Alex Izaguirre Today Banana Republican begins a weekly series assessing candidates running for various municipal elected offices this year. Let's turn our attention to the district three city commission race in Miami where we have seven contenders vying to replace Joe Sanchez, who is running for ma ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    Robin Hood Courts

    Public defenders turn to rich law firms for help.

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    April 8, 2009

    Overworked, Underfunded Miami Public Defenders Turn To Rich Law Firms For Help

    Inside a stuffy, overcrowded Miami-Dade misdemeanor court, a 13-year-old boy clad in an orange jumpsuit watches in awe as his lawyer artfully demands that the judge toss evidence the prosecution has against the teenager. On most days, Ben Reiss of the prestigious Greenberg Traurig firm defends comm ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Alberto Mora: Profile in Cojones

    The Bush backer stood up against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man.

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    November 3, 2008

    Cash Rules Everything Around Politics

    As the most important election in the 21st Century draws to a close, Banana Republican took a gander at the top campaign contributors in the congressional races pitting Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart against Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively. So far the Republican siblings have out-raised th ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of September 28, 2006

    "She created more blight than she removed"

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    September 14, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of September 14, 2006

    "The photo you included of me with the implant appeared sensationalistic.

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    September 7, 2006

    Redeveloping History

    Miamis top developer says he has no history with drug dealers. You judge.

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    June 8, 2006

    Inherit the Worth

    Political icon and saint Carrie Meek is a lobbyist juggernaut

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    January 19, 2006

    Golden Conflict

    This judge has some 'splainin to do

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    October 27, 2005

    Hurricane Voyeurism

    Wilma brought frustration, accidents, romance, anger, substance abuse, and reflection

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    May 5, 2005

    Miami Gun Rhapsody

    Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer

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    March 31, 2005

    The Ultimate Nasty Neighbor

    A 600-foot-tall monster stomps into your neighborhood. What can you do about it? In the City of Miami, absolutely nothing

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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    July 15, 2004

    Down in Flames

    Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back

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    October 31, 2002
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    June 20, 2002

    CIP VIPs

    A list to nominate members for Miami's new Civilian Investigative Panel comes together in typical Magic City fashion

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    February 14, 2002

    Pollution Solution

    Want to hear more about a plan to protect the county's water supply from contamination? Good luck.

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Squeeze Play

    When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Power Play

    A drama featuring MDCC president Eduardo Padron in the role of backstabbing Brutus. Or is it tyrannical Caesar?

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    The Dealmaker

    Possibly the most influential person in Miami's ongoing facelift is a Paris-born, Toronto-raised workaholic named Edie Laquer

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    American Nightmare

    Ernesto Mejia has a good job, a loving wife, and a clean record. So why has he been locked up in Krome for more a year?

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    Dinner Key's Raw Meat

    He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.

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    May 7, 1998
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    April 9, 1998

    Get Your Filthy Rich Buttinskis Outta Here!

    Indian Creek Village and Surfside engage in some respectful civic discourse

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    March 12, 1998

    Builder Beware

    Welcome to the new Miami Beach, where the citizens are angry, commissioners are cowed, and developers are Public Enemy #1

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    September 25, 1997

    The Baba Chronicles

    For some people, African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko was a dream come true. For others he was a nightmare.

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    "It'll Never Get Off the Ground"

    With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    The Hale-Bopp Amendment

    June 3 will either be doomsday for Miami Beach or just another opportunity for aspiring politicians to make political hay

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    February 6, 1997
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    June 6, 1996


    Friends (and Money) in High Places

  • News

    December 7, 1995


    A long-time aide. A few thousand dollars' worth of dubious insurance receipts. A cauldron of allegations. U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has been . . . scalded

  • News

    November 23, 1995

    Cadillac Combat

    One day he was the hottest salesman in town. THe next day he was in jail. Strange things can happen when you're engaged in [then the hed ran]

  • News

    May 18, 1995

    Coffey Grind

    Why would state prosecutors probe a penny-ante fraud case against Susanna Timor? Maybe it has to do with who she works for.

  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Asbestos 101: A Review

    Okay, class, when your client complains about the quality of your work, should you sue for an extra $13 million? Anyone? You, in the back?

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    April 20, 1994
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