Remember when four kids under the watch of the Department of Children Families were found dead in June and July? Overworked and understaffed employees at the agency repeatedly deemed the living situations of youngsters safe when clearly things were far from it. The whole scenario caused chief admin ... More >>
At a boxy wine shop in Hallandale Beach called Mas Vino, you can buy bottles that are interesting and affordable. Store manager Charles Ferrin marks his favorites with bright labels, denoting wines that are both great tasting and great deals. Ferrin is one of those cerebral wine guys, the kind who ... More >>
David Wilkins has stepped down as the head of the Department of Children and Families, Governor Rick Scott announced today. The former technology consultant turned public servant is dipping out at a convenient time. In the past three months, the agency has been accused of dropping the ball in four c ... More >>
I slam a 16-ounce can of Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor, take a big hit off a joint of brown weed, put pen to paper, and write a line. "She got a booty, though/She can't fit it through the door," I rap. "Plus, she a stripper now/Working for that booty dough." Then I bark into a microphone, and Jake the D ... More >>
Yes, we know. You've been meaning to check out Funky Buddha Brewery ever since it opened in Oakland Park less than a month ago. But, ya know, things come up. And it's so far away -- even farther than Hallandale Beach! But how about if the brewery comes to you? Or, to be more precise, to Lokal Burge ... More >>
Employees of the city of Miami Beach in same-sex domestic partnerships will no longer have to pay more taxes for their partner's health insurance than their married counterparts. The City Commission today passed a landmark tax equality policy that will reimburse those employees for the difference in ... More >>
See also "Stripped: The Show Brings Bulging Dong Slings Dangerously Close to Your Eyes on August 29" The trouble with oiled-up hunks is they're rarely naked and thrusting their crotches in your face. Not Rike Mambo, Orlando, and Eduar. These beefcakes are The Strippers Del Mambo. And as stars of ... More >>
Sometimes, it seems as though half of the people we here at Crossfade meet are dudes. And yet very few of them are oiled-up studs, shaking their bulging dong slings in our face. Chin up, though. Because Stripped: The Show is coming to the Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. And the ... More >>
As if restaurant giant Darden needed any more popular eateries in its catalogue, the good folks at the world's largest full-service restaurant group have just agreed to purchase Yard House Restaurants, including four in the South Florida area for a steep $585 million. It adds the loc ... More >>
In the past year, parimutuel and casino companies have contributed over a million dollars to state legislators and Republican political action committees as the gambling industry gears up for a combative legislative session in 2012. The stakes are high. State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff and Rep. Erik Frese ... More >>
It's not anything close to a five-star restaurant, but Occupy Miami feeds its campers (mostly) healthy, hearty and free, vegetarian meals. After all, occupiers gotta eat too!Food mostly comes by way of donations. There's also a vegetable garden with tomatoes, peppers, beans, onions, sunflowers, p ... More >>
Whatever happened to the stoic Eastern European mobster? You know, the Viggo Mortensen type who communicates via grunts, cryptic tattoos, and the bludgeoning end of a fire extinguisher? Meet 22-year-old Sunny Isles Beach luminary Jason Eibinder, arrested in January for his role in a massive Rom ... More >>
Organized crime is still alive in Miami, but after a crack down today not so well. Thirteen people throughout South Florida have been arrested and charged with ties to an organized crime syndicate. The arrests were part of a larger crackdown on a group called the Armenian Power gang. 100 people t ... More >>
longtreksonskatedecks.comCan you go the distance? We can't either, but we're trying.We are a sickly lot here at the New Times. Our desks are covered with asthma inhalers and antibacterial gel. We are still wearing surgical masks 16 months after swine flu ended. Hell, we even have to bathe in SPF ... More >>
The place: Cadillac Ranch921 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach954-456-1031cadillacranchmiami.comThe hours: Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. The deals: Get half off wells and drafts. Cadillac features a $5 happy-hour bar menu with dishes such as fried ravioli, chicken satay, and Thai lettuce wraps. Se ... More >>
Some parents are never prosecuted. Antonio Balta got 20 years.
It's every '90s goth dream come true! English industrial trio Nitzer Ebb is coming to Miami. Unfortunately, we were just a glimmer in our daddy's eye back when the band formed, but their tour archive says the last time they were in South Florida was '92 at Hallandale Beach's Button South. (Here's ... More >>
The police officers of the sleepy hamlet of Surfside usually spend their days hiding in bushes trying to trap drivers going 37 MPH. But for the last year, they've had a real whodunit on their hands. More specifically, a who-jacked-it.
A man, identified by a neighbor as "Enrique" and possibly in his 40s, was shot to death by robbers in Miami Lakes last night. The murder took place around 7 p.m. near the Palmetto Expressway and NW 67th Avenue.When the man arrived home, two men were waiting near his house and demanded something. The ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 confirms the champagne room is used for more than sipping bubbly in many Miami-Dade strip clubs after speaking with several ... More >>
Two sources have confirmed that Chef Doug Rodriguez, AKA D-Rod, AKA the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine," is planning on another Miami restaurant opening in the wake of his new D. Rodriguez Cuba in Miami Beach and OLA Cuba, coming soon to the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. W ... More >>
public domain image via Florida Guy 128 on wikimedia commons.Hallandale Beach at SunsetThe image above is of the sleepy-looking beachside town called Hallandale, Florida and gives no indication of the city's Black musical history. But the Palms in Hallandale, just north of Miami, otherwise known ... More >>
Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein bilked investors out of $1.2 billion, but at least he didn't Miami-Dade CorrectionsKarl Thompson stole $1.2 million from a retired police officer.bamboozle a poor one-armed handyman like Karl Thompson did.The 40-year-old scammer defrauded friends and business associa ... More >>
You see it every new year: South Florida's morons resolve to turn over a new leaf. They promise they will keep their names and mug shots out of news articles with the phrases oddly enough or incredibly idiotic in the headlines. But now, during the third week in January, our heroes are suffering from ... More >>
Flashback Diner Hallandale from MiamiNewTimes.com on Vimeo.Flashback Diner in Hallandale Beach has been serving the 24-hour eating needs of South Florida for a long time. The guy in the video, John Pozzi, says he's been eating there 40 years, since before it was Flashback. Pozzi was sitting at the ... More >>
Tonight are the finals for the Miami New Times Groove On Battle Of The Bands. If you haven't been following the action, one band will be flown to and put up in an NYC hotel and booked a show in the city for a Live Nation event.Tonight's finals bring you the siren-and-the-scientist-electro-sound-mach ... More >>
South Florida is Babylon, strip club paradise, the lap dance capital, champagne room headquarters. And you can get a steak with that shake. Here's Short Order's first-ever strip club dining guide. Tell us what you think and what you think is missing.Cheetah Hallandale Beach100 Ansin Blvd, Hallandale ... More >>
Big girls, little guys, lots of fun.
Well, some laid-back golf, that is.
On this foreclosure tour, the mortgage crisis is just another money maker.
Senator Geller does costly deals but shuns the L word.
Refugees fled slavery, slaughter, and starvation, and got rejected.
"They were talking about how they survived by drinking salt water mixed with toothpaste."
Talking jibber jabber with Bling Bling in the indie rock parking lot
Carmen the dynamo and the Eager Latina