Juan Mendieta

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    MDC Professor Brutally Attacked on Campus, Possibly by Student Angry Over Grades

    Miami Dade College music professor Marc Magellan was heading into a Kendall campus parking garage last week when someone yelled out, "Professor Marc!" Next thing Magellan knew, he'd been punched in the face, knocked to the concrete, and brutally beaten until his nose shattered and his hand broke. T ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Hialeah Gunman Had Left Job for Downloading Files on Explosives, Bare-Handed Killing and Sex

    While police still don't know what exactly provoked Pedro Alberto Vargas to set his apartment on fire and fatally shoot six neighbors, new documents released today reveal that Vargas had previously been fired in 2008 for downloading a number of troubling files on his workplace computer. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Dead Body Found In Bathroom at Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus

    A Miami Dade College employee made a grisly discovery this morning, stumbling upon a dead body in a bathroom at the university's Kendall campus.The employee found the unidentified man's corpse between 6 and 7 a.m. A message was quickly sent out to university faculty, staff, and students, but police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Give Tuyo a Chance!

    ​In the last few days, Short Order has published several posts excoriating Miami Dade College's new Tuyo restaurant for not hiring college students. I stand behind those articles.I want to make clear, though, the place is just getting started. We will review it after it's a little more established ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Broward College Bans Diploma Mill Grads After New Times Investigation, But Miami Dade Still Wants 'Em

    The diploma we purchased for $399.After a New Times story exposed a local diploma mill that was peddling high school degrees for $399, Broward College has banned "graduates" from the InterAmerican Christian Academy. But Miami Dade College, the most prominent public academy in the state, won't do t ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Miami Dade College's Police Academy Chief Has a Troubled History

    Richard Moss​In this week's New Times, we profile Richard Moss, basic training director of Miami Dade College's School of Justice, who has a troubled past. We investigate Moss, who was demoted from chief to commander when he was with the Broward Sherriff's Office because of insubordination.Th ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    January 25, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute In Session; New Digs in April

    ​It seems everywhere you turn a new restaurant is popping up trying to get a foothold in a very competitive industry. Miami Dade College hopes to support this enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit at the Miami Culinary Institute. A long awaited addition, the $22-million eight story building located ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    "Thanks, Jeb!"

    Those fun firefighters at Local 1403 are at it again

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    November 8, 2001

    Bully Boy

    So top county executive Tom David destroyed public records. Who cares, right?

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    May 10, 2001

    Class Act

    If you want to know where many of Miami's social and political elite got their start, check the playgrounds at Belén

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    February 1, 2001

    Low Pay, High Stress

    The county raised parking rates for airport workers, some of whom crashed and burned as a result

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    November 16, 2000

    The Dead-End Kid

    Alex Penelas has gone AWOL, and the Democratic Party faithful are furious

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    April 13, 2000


    Not-so-shady deals

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    July 15, 1999
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    May 6, 1999

    Small Town, Big Hell

    Election time in Sweetwater is just another pretext for this rancorous city to go nuts

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    April 15, 1999

    Brother to the Rescue

    Activist Luis Penelas, Alex's big brother, has been in Miami for just two years, yet he's already making waves