Three Miami-Dade high schools cracked the top 100 in edition of Newsweek's annual high school ranking list, and they're all charter schools. Newsweek actually split its rankings into two separate lists this year: A general top high schools list, and a list for the 100 best schools for low-income s ... More >>
For years, Florida's 26th U.S. Congressional District has been defined less by politics than by outright scandal. Two years ago, Republican David Rivera lost the seat amid revelations that he had funded a shadow campaign in the Democratic primary and accepted over $500,000 in secret payments from a ... More >>
Miami's School for Advanced Studies has finally cracked the top ten of Newsweek's annual America's Best High School list; coming in at sixth this year. That would make it Florida's second best public high school amongst a top ten list that is surprisingly Sunshine State heavy.
Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Academy is one of Miami's best public schools. Each year, the magnet on the Rickenbacker Causeway draws 560 inner-city and under-privileged kids from across Dade and turns them into aspiring doctors, scientists, and engineers. ;Now, however, cash-strapped Miami ... More >>
The constant weekend rain wasn't any deterrent for families seeking a fun and healthy way to spend Sunday evening, as they enjoyed good food and friendly competition at Heart of a Chef at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden last evening.The annual event to benefit the Florida Heart Research Institute ... More >>
Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Braddock Senior High, not to MAST Academy, at the first annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition as I stated in a post a couple days ago. The cook-off between the schools took place during the second annual M ... More >>
Mayor Tomas Regalado handed the first place trophy to Mast Academy last night at the First Annual Blazing Kitchen High School Mystery Basket Culinary Competition. The cook-off between Mast and Braddock Senior High was one of the Blazing Kitchen events that took place within the second annual M ... More >>
The Miami Wine & Spirits Expo will hold its second annual shindig at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Friday, February 24 through Monday, February 27 -- the same weekend as the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. And this year, Victor Passalacqua, the Culinary and Special Eve ... More >>
Tedd BernardA Miami Internet entrepreneur is looking to bank on the demise of MySpace. Tedd Bernard is chief executive of Almostfamous.com, a small company developing a social media platform for musicians to interact with fans and talent agents."Now that MySpace is dying, Almost Famous can step in ... More >>
Cyclists flooded the Rickenbacker Causeway this past Sunday for a memorial ride in honor of Christophe Le Canne, the 44-year-old biker killed in a horrific hit-and-run accident last weekend. As you can see in the video -- shot by a Riptide reader -- hundreds rode in the memorial, which be ... More >>
Three days after drunkenly killing a biker on the Rickenbacker Causeway and speeding away to his high-end Key Biscayne condo, would-be pop star Carlos Bertonatti is a free man this morning.via Miami-Dade Police DepartmentBertonatti posted a $100,000 bond late in the afternoon yesterday, Det. Rebe ... More >>
Miami Art Museum Julius Shulman shoots his most famous subject: Case Study House No. 22. This Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Miami Art Museum has a special treat in store for architecture enthusiasts and the green movement contingent. MAM -- located at 101 W. Flagler St. in downtown ... More >>
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
On March 1, 56 activists for gay rights will gather in Minneapolis and board two buses, one destined for the East Coast and the other for the West. In the bus traveling toward the Pacific will be Delfin Bautista, a 25-year-old social worker born and raised in Miami . Inspired by the Freedom Ride ... More >>
Key Biscayne's derelict sister
This wet, hot extreme sport combines the thrill of flying with the threat of grievous bodily harm
The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district
The race to develop Virginia Key is missing only one itsy-bitsy thing: Public input
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
Rosie Heffernan's students are no dummies when it comes to the U.S. Constitution -- as their parents are learning
Believe it or not, Miami's planning czar Jack Luft says he can make Virginia Key both lovely and lucrative
Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.
Bruce Matheson doesn't need you or anyone else to tell him what's wrong with his family's legacy, Crandon Park. So just step aside, thank you.
For more than two decades, Jim Wellington has marked the ebb and flow of the Miami River with a Zen master's eye
The Miami Rowing Club finds itself up a creek of red ink