This morning, Miami Beach commissioners will recognize Digna Abello as the first female firefighter to rise to the rank of division chief. Normally, her promotion would be a milestone for a force with a history of discrimination against women and minorities. Moments before Abello is honored, however ... More >>
Miami Beach may have found its new police chief. CBS Miami confirms that current Aurora, Colorado, police chief Dan Oates has been selected by city manager Jimmy Morales to take over for retiring Chief Raymond Martinez. Though, the city commission must vote on the matter before he officially takes o ... More >>
Continuing the parade of high-ranking Miami Beach officials who have left City Hall since November's incumbent-bouncing election, City Attorney Jose Smith announced to that he's resigning. He's leaving to take over the same job in North Miami Beach.
Pink neon? Check. Creepy ass Crown-of-England like loveseat? Check. Busty strippers crammed into said creepy ass loveseat? Check. It can mean only one thing: Club Madonna has survived an underage sex scandal and is open once again. See also: Club Madonna's Business License Suspended: Closed for ... More >>
Miami is abuzz with the insane story of "D.J.," the 13-year-old runaway who was forced into prostitution and exotic dancing at Club Madonna. Many are outraged. Rightly so. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales almost immediately shuttered South Beach's only all-nude strip club last Friday. He call ... More >>
And just like that South Beach went from one strip club, to none. Club Madonna has had its business license pulled for six months amidst allegations that a 13-year-old girl stripped at the establishment.
Last month's elections in Miami Beach were a clear call for change. Four incumbents and past office holders were defeated at the polls in favor a flesh blood, but notably that left Miami Beach, a city with a 53 percent Hispanic majority population, without a single elected Hispanic office holder in ... More >>
After months of heated arguing, slick production pitches and a last minute curveball from the city manager, Miami Beach has finally chosen a team to redevelop its convention center and spearhead SoBe's biggest project in decades. The winner is ACE, the team fronted by Prinzker Prize-winner Rem Koolh ... More >>
Earlier this week, we brought to your attention to an odd poll that claimed 61 percent of Democratic voters wanted former Republican Charlie Crist to be the Dem's gubernatorial candidate in 2014. The numbers seemed way off, and now a new poll is out showing that actually Alex Sink, who ran for gover ... More >>
With Rick Scott's dismal approval ratings, Democrats from all corners of the state are salivating over the chance to take him on in 2014. Jimmy Morales, the former chairmen of the Miami-Dade County Commission and the man who lost the mayoral race to Carlos Alvarez in 2004, has announced he's mulling ... More >>
Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arriol ... More >>
Friends of Fidel, Miami Beach beatings, handgun chic
Shock jocks, Lincoln Road obstructions, patriots gay and straight
Say anything you want, but just don't call them Democrats
Best this, best that, and bad newspapers
Jimmy Morales ponders the disease with no known cure
You knew local TV newscasts were lame, you just didn't know how lame
The mayoral candidate's bilingual campaign has a message that doesn't translate
It's another Rundle vs. Milian showdown for the State Attorney job, getting messier as the finish nears
The Unbearable Lightness
Are you sitting down? Ready for this? Try saying it out loud: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez
Some current and former Miami-Dade cops say Carlos Alvarez should not be mayor
How did José Cancela manage to spend so much money and get so little in return?
The Bell Tolls For Spree
An irrelevant mayor's race and an irrational foreign policy
There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.
Life lessons from Mutiny nights
The county mayor's race is nonpartisan -- on the surface
The county mayor’s race is bumper-to-bumper with hopefuls, but a former traffic reporter thinks he has a shot.
Good question, but a bad situation for a mayoral candidate
It was just another housing development, but its approval marked the beginning of the end
A popular computer clubhouse for Miami's poor is abruptly unplugged
Norman Braman joins the Diaz de la Portilla mayoral campaign -- despite that unpleasant gay-rights thing
Unless Manny Diaz tops him, Dexter is the hottest candidate for the 2004 county race
Trying to ride the Haitian refugee-issue buzz, Sharpton kept referring to Elian as "Little Efrain"
Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops
Pepe Cancio faced big trouble on his first day as a county commissioner, but no one likes trouble
Wanna know how county commissioners earn their keep? Don't bother checking financial disclosure forms.
Miami-Dade's election workers are overworked, underpaid, and years behind
John Henry, This Is War!
Weaving tangled Webs
Miami-Dade County's proposal to privatize public marinas has mariners up in arms
1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance
The dogfight over the Independent Review Panel proves that you might unite the community, but you'll never unite the Dade County Commission