A recent Miami-Dade ethics commission probe concluded three women residing at an assisted living facility in North Miami Beach were victims of absentee ballot voter fraud. The commission's executive director, Joe Centorino, notified officials at the Park Plaza Retirement Residence that while the ... More >>
Richard ScruggsThe public corruption unit at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is getting quite a makeover. Longtime unit chief Joe Centorino will soon depart to take on a new gig as executive director of the Miami-Dade ethics commission. And assistant state attorney Richard Scruggs is now w ... More >>
Less than a week after New Times reported that Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia was in foreclosure and has failed to pay both property and business taxes, prosecutors are eying his campaign finances.Joe Centorino, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney in charge of public corruption, confirmed ... More >>
Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson HernandezLike any social-media-savvy politician, Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Hernandez uses Facebook to correspond with his constituents. "This is the 21st Century," Hernandez says. "Why wouldn't I use a great communication tool to get my message across?"But a town ... More >>
Kelvin Baker is no longer North Miami Beach's city manager.The Miami Herald reports this morning that the North Miami Beach City Council fired Manager Kelvin Baker last night. Although no specifics were given, Banana Republican wonders if his termination had anything to do with Baker accusing som ... More >>
Cops, sex, and an unfortunate lack of videotape.
If you believe Nilo Juri, the eye of Hurricane Ballot Cheat, it could get ugly.
Bail bondsman Mike Suarez aims to unseat Angel Gonzalez
I didn't want a bunch of dudes who could beat me in my sleep.
This morning Parrot Jungle was swarming with anti-corruption law enforcers and ethics watchdogs. Alas, they weren’t there to blow the lid off another public scandal involving Miami-Dade taxpayer money. In fact, no crimes were being committed at the publicly subsidized bird park. Parrot Jungle was ... More >>
Melt this commissioner
Clove cigarettes and Italian slang
Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?
The debut of The Bitch
Don't hold your breath waiting for Miriam Alonso's criminal trial
Ghetto redevelopment Miami style is anything but divine
Developer Donahue Peebles is as handsome, smooth, articulate, & nasty as he needs to be
A combative civic activist dies mysteriously. Was it the fates or was it foul play?
Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez
Investigators have a question for Miriam Alonso: Where'd the money go?
Is the county commissioner simply a lousy bookkeeper, or is there reason for suspicion?
Something isn't right at Mays Middle School -- and it's not just because of that bomb threat
As Marta Perez has discovered, the school board can be a very lonely place when you're trying to be a reformer
Especially when you have investigators breathing down your neck and rabble-rousers raising holy hell
School board warmly embraces ethics commission
What to do when your sons pop steroids and steal cars? Simple: Hire them to be police officers!
Election time in Sweetwater is just another pretext for this rancorous city to go nuts
November 5 - 11, 1998
And living in Panama, where the failed mayoral candidate and alleged vote cheater is staying
In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force
Dade County's school district may have its own police department, but law enforcement experts say it doesn't come close to making the grade
Just ask WQBA's feisty Ninoska Perez, whose crank calls to Cuban officials have infuriated Fidel's minions. Miami's exiles love it!
An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
Metro-Dade officials wouldn't let grudges and ego get in the way of exemplary police work, would they?
Vietnam left him paralyzed and in constant pain. But his female co-workers -- who have spent the past fifteen years fending off unwanted advances and inappropriate comments -- say his greatest handicaps are from the neck up.
There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.
She's the county's top liaison to the film industry. He's in the postproduction business. Does their pillow talk pose a potential conflict of interest?