Michelle NemethPickers collect these tickets for each crate they fill with usable green beans, about 30 pounds. Each ticket is good for $3.50.Last year, Janine Zeitlin wrote an article for New Times called "Ignored and Cheated: Farm Workers Earn Nada in America's Greenbean Capital."Yesterday, a S ... More >>
Von Hautman wont be left exposed and impoverished. A guy like this always finds another victim.
Miami New Times staff writer Francisco Alvarado has been named journalist of the year in the Florida Awards of Excellence contest, edging out writers from every daily, weekly, and other newspaper across the state. His coverage of schools, immigration, and -- um -- marijuana cultivation knocked the ... More >>
Russ and Kevin Otway could be poster boys for South Florida's green set. The 29-year-old twins grew up on a 32-foot boat in the Virgin Islands without a refrigerator. By age 6, they were diving for lobster. Their family wasted little and lived from the sea. After graduating high school in 1997, the ... More >>
Does Hialeah have the fattest school in the nation?
Saturday's Kentucky Derby favorite arrives fresh from South Florida.
"To think otherwise would imply he is a panderer and a racist."
A few weeks ago, I met Teófila Ochoa and Cirila Pulido for breakfast in Miami. The women had made their first trip from Peru to testify in a trial of Telmo Hurtado, a Peruvian army major who led a 1985 massacre near their village that killed nearly 70 innocents. The slaughter included Ochoa's mothe ... More >>
"Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"
Two hours before Miami Police Chief John Timoney was slated to answer questions today about his use of a free Lexus, a citizens group learned he would be a no-show. Just last week, a circuit judge ordered the top-cop to comply with the Miami Civilian Investigative Panel’s subpoenas to testify an ... More >>
Rock miners are prepared to dig near the Everglades.
South Florida Impeachment Coaliton stages a sit-in at U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's office.
Longtime con man Thomas Barrett Stringer gets caught
"Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."
"Calling an illegal alien an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist"
"I reject claims that Timoney is bad"
Bail bondsman Mike Suarez aims to unseat Angel Gonzalez
A presidential hopeful talks about milk
Have fun in France
"Fidel has a disease, which is eating his body the same way it ate his mind"
During college, I boycotted mega stores linked to exploited workers and supported Ralph Nader. After college, I cavorted with wealthy Republicans and shamefully ducked in to Wal-Mart Supercenter from time-to-time. Hopefully, the idealism of the 100-some college students traveling to Miami for a prot ... More >>
"Somebody stomping on a fish — it doesn't make sense how she would perceive that as abusive"
Where to start? Let's check all City of Miami Beach buildings to see how much energy and city money we're wasting, keep a closer eye on construction sites for litter, storm water run-off and dust pollution, maybe we could get the marinas to be cleaner, or even look at wave energy ... yes, we definit ... More >>
Don’t be alarmed, South Beach residents. The suspicious substance covering a Bay Road sidewalk -- you know, the one that smells like shit and looks like what went down your toilet -- is not what it seems. So says Mike Alvarez in explaining the stinky water with gobs of paper that spews onto a B ... More >>
Erik Goldman runs a one-man porn operation out of his Miami Beach apartment
The new, not-entirely-improved lifeguard shacks are making South Beach locals cringe
It was about 7:00 a.m. on June 19, and Robert Monk’s tenth wedding anniversary when he found himself on the stoop of his Miami Beach house in his skivvies with three strangers. They were two big, gruff guys and a blond with a badge. They all stood there for a half-hour. Then the trio let Monks pu ... More >>