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 explains what's wrong with race relations in Miami-Dade. African-Americans in Miami don't get a fair shot at anything. It's sad ... 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 probes a new charter school started by a special interest group.The Latin Builders Association is one of the most powerful lobbyi ... More >>
Jacob KatelRick Santorum vs Victor GonzalezAlcohol impairs your judgment? Screw it, we'll have a shot of whiskey, a beer, and a Latin Builders Association membership application.Starting early Friday morning in downtown Miami, the LBA invited guests to drink their way to Decision 2012, offering 2 ... More >>
photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia CommonsAt last, an explanation for why Rick Santorum has been acting so unhinged in the Sunshine State, from inviting an ex-Yahweh ben Yahweh member to open his campaign rally last weekend to making truly bizarre proclamations about rape: Turns out he's really ... More >>
Local 10Jeffrey Lampert says debate organizers threatened to have him arrested if he showed up for a debate.When Carlos Alvarez was booted from office on March 15, the largest local recall election in U.S. history sent a clear message to the Miami establishment: no more inside-the-beltway politic ... More >>
Julio Robaina changes positions faster than a Reality Kings porn movie.Looks like Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina wants to rewrite history when it comes to his support for the Marlins' stadium sweetheart deal. At last week's Latin Builders Association sponsored mayoral debate, Robaina claimed the st ... More >>
Michael McElroyLuther Campbell wants to debate, so why won't the LBA invite him?With the Miami-Dade County Commission likely to set a special election for a new mayor today, the Latin Builders Association has already made plans to hold the first debate on March 25 with only a select group of cand ... More >>
Manny Diaz is going to try bringing Miami 21 before the commission again, and is confident it will pass this time. [Herald]Miami, along with 27 other cities, has made the shortlist US's shortlist to host World Cup Games. All that needs to happen now is for the US to actually win the World Cup bid. [ ... More >>
"Call me skeptical of every piece of logic that comes from the Latin Builders Association's lobbyist."
Come January, expect to see a new dynamic take shape on the Miami-Dade County Commission when Dennis Moss becomes chairman. For one, Natacha Seijas will no longer have influence over the selection of committee chairs and assignments. Each of the last three commission chairs, from Barbara Carey-Shul ... More >>
"Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"
A legendary Dade building official battles a homeowner ... and his own inspectors.
Here's Miami Schools Superintendent Rudy Crew on Monday's News and Notes, a nationally syndicated radio show broadcast on National Public Radio and locally on WLRN-FM (91.3): "In Miami for example, we have the Latin Builders Association, (which) provides everything from bicycles for youngsters at ... More >>
Pucker up We here at Miami New Times love Curtis Morgan. He's one of the Miami Herald's finest writers. And lobbyist Rodney Barreto isn't the worst influence peddler at County Hall. But the decision by Morgan and his editors to publish a puff piece about Barreto in this morning's paper leaves ... More >>
Ecstasy swoons on the radio, plus pimp documentation and flag desecration
In the wake of Miami's fire fee scandal, the city manager goes nuclear on the Herald, Tomas Regalado, and taxpayers
Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
Just because you can shake it doesn't mean you're a dancer.
City of Miami
Nut Case #5: And thanks for reminding me why I left Miami
Quaint little school meets hulking high-rise behemoth
Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
Nat Wilcox on bad behavior; and growing radio verde?
The feds want to know: Is a proposed airport too close to Turkey Point?
Is it okay to operate a feed store in horse country? Residents say neigh!
Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
Friends (and Money) in High Places
The most lucrative contract in the history of Miami International Airport is about to be awarded to one lucky company
While you were sound asleep, the Dade County Commission spent hundreds of millions of your dollars. Aren't you glad they didn't bother to wake you?
Carlos Herrera leaped up from Hialeah, took aim, and got himself a beauty: Homestead Air Force Base
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
Exile leaders raised millions to bankroll their plan to refugees to South Florida from Guantanamo -- but money isn't the only stumbling block
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.
A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida