Hialeah police made a ghastly discovery early this morning: a burned out car in an industrial area parking lot with human remains inside. Even more disturbing: the fire caused such extensive damage that police couldn't immediately tell how many bodies were inside the car.
Eighty-one-year-old Hialeah resident Evardo Busnego must have been really mad at that crossing guard. Sometime yesterday afternoon, Busnego allegedly shot a crossing guard in the buttocks with a BB gun. When police arrived around 5 p.m. to question him about the incident, Busnego responded by firi ... More >>
Last month, Slate concluded that Miami has America's worst drivers, while Hialeah is third. Well, Allstate came out today with their own version of the list and while those Miami-Dade cities didn't do quite so bad, there's still nothing to be proud of. According to Allstate, Hialeah has America's ... More >>
Sweetness is cupcakes, creative sandwiches, homemade red velvet twinkies, and a grand opening party with Quiky, the Nesquick bunny, giving away free chocolate milk. We have previously covered the opening of Sweetness Bakeshop and Cafe in Hialeah but we finally got to check it out and sink our teeth ... More >>
Last night during an argument in the parking lot of a Hialeah convenience store, a man pulled a machete and slashed his opponent in the face. Police are now searching for the suspect while the victim recovers in the hospital.
One of South Florida's worst mass killings played out over eight hours in a Hialeah apartment building last night, as a gunman killed residents and took hostages inside until a police SWAT team stormed in and killed him. Specifics on the shootout are still thin this morning, but it apparently star ... More >>
There's always room for dessert, particularly in Hialeah -- an area too often written off as a no-man's land by South Florida's foodies. South Miami's Łber-popular Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe opens its new location on July 25, so residents of Miami's neighbor will be able to get their fill of guayab ... More >>
Two months ago, six Hialeah Police officers stamped out a gathering of young folks attempting to shoot an impromptu street video of "Harlem Shake," the popular Internet meme that went so viral even the Miami Heat players did their own version. When cops ordered the crowd to disperse on February 24, ... More >>
Oh, Radio broke your heart. Today, everyone's favorite "bi-polar pop band from Hialeah," announced that "the time is right to end our beloved project." After four years and two albums, this New Times reader's pick for Best Band of 2009 is calling it quits. And the only consolation: "We do plan to ... More >>
Everyone loves a good cupcake. But when maple-bacon donuts, homemade Oreos, ginger-glazed chicken melts and craft beer are also on the menu - even better. That's Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe in a nutshell, a South Miami favorite since its inception in 2010. Now, thanks to their increasing popular ... More >>
At first Banana Republican was torn. We didn't know whether to curse or congratulate a gaggle of Hialeah police officers who trampled an impromptu "Harlem Shake" video shoot. Do we side with the two dozen young shakers, including a man dressed in a banana suit, who gathered in front of the "Welcome ... More >>
Congratulations, Miami-Dade! You're home to two of the five worst-run cities in the country.The rankings come from 247WallSt.com which used a number of factors to determine the list. Gross metropolitan product, public debt, unemployment rates, violent crime, poverty, home prices, the number of insur ... More >>
Riptide has noticed perhaps the most Hialeah picture of all time floating around Facebook this past week. It appears to show a dead pig riding shotgun in a convertible down a highway in Miami's redheaded stepchild of a suburb. Words fail us.
Ferny Coipel answers the phone with an enthusiastic, "What's up, brother?!" that sounds like a cross between Cheech, Chong and Hulk Hogan. Though we suspect the Humbert guitarist and Hialeah Fest coordinator is the kind of guy who is perpetually stoked on life, his enthusiasm may be partially attri ... More >>
The first dose of cultural reflection Miamians enjoyed en masse was the video Shit Miami Girls Say. It was one of the best imitations of the stereotypical Miami we know and love. Deep down inside, we could all relate to it in some way. But last week, Hialeah's Finest Kitchen With Juleisy y Karl ... More >>
A security guard at a Metrorial station in Hialeah had her gun and gun belt stolen from her at a Hialeah station early Tuesday morning. Police are now searching for the subject.
Fourth of July gatherings are like any other gatherings: Some are a lot better than others. Thing is, by the time you discover the picnic you've attended is a dud, it's too late.Sometimes, however, you might overhear a key phrase uttered by the host that will signal looming trouble early on in the p ... More >>
A suspected car thief and a Hialeah police officer are both in the hospital this afternoon after a chain of events involving a hit-and-run accident and a police-involved shooting. The officer, who has not yet been identified, attempted to stop what was believed to have been a stolen car near th ... More >>
Lets be honest, poking fun at Hialeah is a great tradition among the rest of Miami-Dade citizens. It's basically akin to New Yorkers who wisecrack about Staten Island. That doesn't mean, however, that the jokes can't go too far. And Eric Johnson, a non-Hispanic, white Hialeah firefighter, may have g ... More >>
‚ÄčTwo young children under four years old were left alone in Hialeah after their babysitter was abducted. The woman, whose name has not been released, was watching her niece and nephew when her ex-husband showed up to the house and forced her into his car.
Miami New Times' Mastermind Awards honors the city's most inspiring creatives. This year, we received more than 150 submissions, which our staff narrowed to an elite group of 30. We'll be profiling our honorable mentions, and eventually the finalists, in the weeks to come. This year's three Mastermi ... More >>
‚ÄčNext week, Miami New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for. As we reveal each one of these boondogg ... More >>
Photo by Karen KeeslerHail Hialeah with Humbert.‚ÄčIt's easy to fall victim to glitz and glamor. It's easy to see the big stars, the bright lights, the sandy beaches, or the half-naked wannabe strippers of Ocean Boulevard in hip-hop videos and think, "This is Miami." Reality programming and big-bud ... More >>
‚ÄčA new group of lawyers is taking the side of Hialeah street vendors. The Institute for Justice is suing the city of Hialeah today on behalf of the mobile sales folk, saying the city's regulations are too tough. This is a little bizarre, considering you probably see more guys vendiendo todo in th ... More >>
‚ÄčMany of us in the 305 make fun of Hialeah. And why wouldn't we? The addresses make no sense, no one speaks English, and it feels like you need a passport just to enter the city limits. Curiously, though, a lot of cool stuff comes out of Hialeah too. Like Hialeah Fest, which takes place in, ahem ... More >>
Hialeah Police‚ÄčAs it turns out, a Hialeah father who was arrested yesterday when his bruised toddler was found wandering down 74th Street alone might not be a very nice guy.Thirty-one-year-old Carlos Aybar Oliveras is now in jail on $20,000 bond, WSVN reports, and the girl's mother, Jessica Pinon, ... More >>
‚ÄčOne morning the executives at rapidly growing appliance superstore chain hhgregg woke up and realized that their name was really stupid they didn't have any stores in South Florida. Rather than quietly work their way into the market the company has decided to simultaneously open ten new stores in ... More >>
‚ÄčEarly voting begins today. That means in 15 days we will know who the next Miami-Dade Mayor is. Will it be the Hialeah snake oil salesman ward boss, the ex-fire chief, the Tulane-educated lawyer, or Miami's favorite uncle? And whoever wins, will he still be a strong mayor or will voters eras ... More >>
‚ÄčThought the recall election would change things at county hall? Think again. If campaign money is any indication, former state Rep. Esteban Bovo is a shoo-in for the Miami-Dade Commission seat representing northwestern parts of the county vacated by Natacha Seijas. And he is beholden to a lo ... More >>
‚ÄčRescue workers pulled the lifeless body of a 15-year-old boy from a lake in Hialeah today after the young boy attempted to jump into the lake from a bridge. Resuscitation efforts proved ineffective, and the boy was pronounced dead at Palmetto General Hospital.
What are you in for?‚ÄčIt's Wednesday, and what better way to celebrate hump day than with a collection of morons, right? In this edition of Riptide's occasional series Morons of the Week, you'll meet a 92-year-old lady and her hunky, 53-year-old neighbor, as well as a dude who didn't pass the NY b ... More >>
‚ÄčNatacha Seijas is one week closer to her political reckoning, which means she will get only more viciously cantankerous than ever. Since the second attempt to recall her in four years kicked off, the county commissioner representing Hialeah and Miami Lakes has been on a rampage, threatening colle ... More >>
The outside of the Presidente Motel‚ÄčAt around 2 p.m. yesterday, a maid walked into a room at the Hialeah motel at which she worked and discovered the bodies of five dead teenagers. WSVN reports that police believe the deaths were a result of a tragic accident. Names and identities of the victims h ... More >>
AlexMuse via Flickr‚ÄčIt's our first day at the Miami New Times new offices, and to celebrate, we treated ourselves to a fancy, ergonomic laptop cooling dock from diamond-in-the-rough retailer, Kohl's, in Hialeah.First, a brief explanation as to why we need said fancy, ergonomic laptop machine.Last ... More >>
via 305.comHialeah rapper LMS goes to war.‚ÄčIf you're as big of a fan of emcees and battles as we are, you've probably realized one big flaw in the hip-hop chain: Most of these battles take place midday in the sweltering outdoor heat. We get the whole sweat-while-you-spit-rhymes mentality, but woul ... More >>
‚ÄčAhhh La Ciudad Que Progresa. It's not uncommon to hear jokes at its expense, like the classic rhyme, "Hialeah, agua, fango y factoria," (water, mud and factories). Sure, motorists tend to end up more lost in Hialeah than Helen Keller without a seeing eye dog. After all, it's like, "WTF, street? A ... More >>
‚ÄčOkay, we're not claiming to be geographical geniuses or anything, but when we hear about a music festival dubbed "Hialeah Fest," we just assumed it would take place in Hialeah, right?That's not the case for this year's festival, which will bring in about 20 bands so far, among them Ketchy Shuby, ... More >>
City of Hialeah‚ÄčPobrecito Julito. Hialeah's mayor can't catch a break these days. He is battling the city unions over pensions and the city budget. He is dodging questions about his business relationship with $40 million Ponzi schemer Luis Felipe Perez, as well as inquiries about personal deals he ... More >>