Pollo Tropical. Snapper. TGIF Friday's. Dunkin Donuts. McDonald's. Miami City Commission candidate Richard Dunn loves him some food. And, according to yesterday's campaign finance report -- which arrived three weeks late -- he will spend, and spend freely when it comes to terrible food. While other ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gets the scoop on Rev. Richard Dunn II's biggest supporter. Just when I was about to give Rev. Richard Dunn II the benefit of the doubt, ... More >>
Come next November, Michelle Spence-Jones will no longer be part of the Miami City Commission. Despite the fact that she spent 21 months out of office while on suspension as she fought two felony charges, an appeals court ruled today that since Spence-Jones was successfully elected to two consecutiv ... More >>
It appears Miami civic leader Joe Arriola wasn't too keen on how he's portrayed in my recent story about his former boss Manny Diaz's book, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City At A Time."Your article is also full of lies," he wrote me in an recent email. Miami's city man ... More >>
Michelle Spence-Jones gets her day in court. The Michelle Spence-Jones public corruption saga is entering its final act. Her trial on grand theft and bribery charges begins today.Since her initial arrest in November 2009, days following her reelection to the Miami City Commission, Spence-Jones h ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke assesses the latest criminal charges against his pal Michelle Spence-Jones and what he would do to fix Overtown and Liber ... More >>
It's now two strikes for pugnacious Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones. A Miami-Dade County judge today dismissed her temporary injunction against Charlie Crist's suspension, setting February 12 as the day when she'll actually decide if the Governor's action is constitutional. A half hour later o ... More >>
Miami Mayor Tomas RegaladoMiami Mayor Tomas Regalado's insistence that Gov. Charlie Crist appoint a replacement for suspended commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is getting ugly.Over the weekend, Regalado and Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff were pressuring Angel Gonzalez -- who resigned yesterday ... More >>
Michelle Spence-JonesMichelle Spence-Jones, wearing a red-and-black dress, black stockings and no shoes, stood in the middle of her Liberty City home's wood-floored living room.It was close to 1 p.m. this past Friday the 13th. Fourteen friends and family members gathered around her and listened r ... More >>
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Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
The police watchdog group's right to do its job is challenged
Cocaine case no-actioned; pigeons are rats with wings
Claims that police didn't aim at FTAA protesters' upper bodies get a black eye
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If they concern Bicentennial Park, your presence is requested this weekend
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
From the grave eco-saint Marjory Stoneman Douglas has spawned a neighborhood dispute of historic proportions
Letters from the issue of February 10, 2000
Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer
The Wizard of Odd
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That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!
In quiet Shorecrest, a single barricade has divided an entire community
If you think being under federal indictment might have hurt Humberto Hernandez, you don't know the fine folks of District 3
More than 50 years ago, five daring young men put on police uniforms and began patrolling Miami's "Colored Town." A couple of them are still looking for justice.
No hulking concrete slab at water's edge? No arts center hidden by noisy expressways? No bombed-out corridors of desolation? A dream, right?
The hiring of the mysterious Zohar Lahav at $52,000 per year has critics of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo yelling foul
If Humberto Hernandez has it his way, Miami's only black commissioner, Rev. Richard Dunn, will be history
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This waterfront plot in Coconut Grove isn't park land,it's a factory. A lawsuit factory.
An allegedly hotheaded cop sparks resentment in an Overtown neighborhood