Janine Zeitlin

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    November 20, 2009

    Field Report: Redlands Green Bean Pickers in Pictures

    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 >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of July 16, 2009

    “Von Hautman won’t be left exposed and impoverished. A guy like this always finds another victim.”

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    December 10, 2008

    New Times Wins Big

    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 >>

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    June 17, 2008

    Twin Vets Helping People Go Green

    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 >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Blowing Up

    Does Hialeah have the fattest school in the nation?

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    May 1, 2008

    Big Brown Machine

    Saturday's Kentucky Derby favorite arrives fresh from South Florida.

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    March 27, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of March 27, 2008

    "To think otherwise would imply he is a panderer and a racist."

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    March 7, 2008

    Massacre Victims Finally Win: $37 Million

    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 >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of January 31, 2008

    "Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"

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    January 11, 2008

    Timoney Challenges Investigative Panel's Authority

    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 >>

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    January 8, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    This Land Is Their Mine

    Rock miners are prepared to dig near the Everglades.

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    December 13, 2007

    And the Band Played On

    South Florida Impeachment Coaliton stages a sit-in at U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek's office.

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    November 29, 2007

    Doppelganger Goes Down

    Longtime con man Thomas Barrett Stringer gets caught

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    November 22, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of November 22, 2007

    "Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."

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    November 1, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of November 1, 2007

    "Calling an illegal alien an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist"

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    October 4, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of October 4, 2007

    "I reject claims that Timoney is bad"

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    September 20, 2007

    Yo Quiero In!

    Bail bondsman Mike Suarez aims to unseat Angel Gonzalez

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    September 13, 2007

    The Debate You Didn't See

    A presidential hopeful talks about milk

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    September 6, 2007

    Bon Voyage, Manuel

    Have fun in France

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    September 6, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of September 6, 2007

    "Fidel has a disease, which is eating his body the same way it ate his mind"

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    August 31, 2007

    Burger King or Bust

    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 >>

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    August 23, 2007

    A Fish-Stomping Spree

    "Somebody stomping on a fish — it doesn't make sense how she would perceive that as abusive"

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    August 22, 2007

    Green Dreamin' on Miami Beach

    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 >>

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    August 10, 2007

    A Bunch of Bull in SoBe

    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 >>

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    August 9, 2007

    "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99

    Erik Goldman runs a one-man porn operation out of his Miami Beach apartment

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    July 19, 2007

    Hate Shack, Not Where It's At

    The new, not-entirely-improved lifeguard shacks are making South Beach locals cringe

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    July 9, 2007

    One Doggone Day

    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 >>