Richard Sharpstein, one of Miami's most prominent defense attorneys, was found dead at his Miami Beach condo Tuesday morning. Sharpstein, who worked for Akerman Senterfitt, had handled some of Miami Dade County's most high profile cases in a career that spanned four decades. He once represented d ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke makes his predictions for the new year. What will happen in 2013 to capture people's attention? Who will do something to make us s ... More >>
Miami New Times has learned the "human attack" that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was engineered by former Dade County Commissioner Joe Gersten.Gersten, who disappeared from Miami almost two decades ago. allegedly led a crack team of commandos who entered Islamabad almost a week ago. The ... More >>
TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us. Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller D ... More >>
Pit bull ban, what pit bull ban?
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
That's how quickly things change here, which can be invigorating for cities as well as editors
From the issue of April 26, 2001
Remember the stolen car? The crackhouse and hooker? The incomparable entertainment value? Well, the show must go on!
Alex Penelas gets in touch with the inner Alex Penelas
With the whole world watching, Miami's destiny calls: It's time for leadership!
Gary Dellapa's retirement from MIA comes not a moment too soon
Wherein our intrepid writer attempts to pierce the veil of sleaze on Miami's main street
Welcome to Sonya's world, where the clients are grateful, the money is good, and the risk is minimal
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
In five years PBA boss John Rivera has transformed his police union into a major political force
What is Miami's greatest natural resource? Corruption, of course! So let's get out there and sell it!
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
The simple act of delivering a subpoena can get tricky when it involves Joe Gersten and the prosecutor who is after him
After years of flying first class, politicos and lobbyists are now having their baggage inspected -- by federal agents
Metro Movers down Marlins in county commissioners' debut
Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten
It's a fair bet that your favorite Dade big shot is a sure shot, too
Roberto Sobrado can tell you: When County Commissioner Joe Gersten talks, parking attendants tend to listen. Very carefully.
Pimps, whores, druggies, maybe even a commissioner. It's not the house he owns, it's the people he knows.