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 has a few choice words about a Miami City Commission candidate. Rev. Richard P. Dunn II is a desperate man. He thought he was g ... More >>
The candidate isn't fit to fill Michelle Spence-Jones' seat.
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 one final push before the Miami City election on Nov. 5. Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones did one helluva of ... 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 endorses the man who will be Miami's next District 5 commissioner. With absentee ballots being mailed and early voting beginning ... 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 exposes the biggest fail in Major League Baseball. Baseball fans across the country should be dancing in the streets. Bud Selig ... 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 >>
Since winning a seat on the Miami City Commission in 2009, Francis Suarez worked hard to forge his own political identity and avoid the type of absentee ballot voter fraud scandal that derailed his father's mayoral run in 1997. But now the young Cuban American Republican is in full damage control af ... More >>
As usual, the City of Miami commission meeting convened at 9 a.m. today. Amid discussion of telecommunication contracts and waste management, our municipal pols will also decide whether vice chairman Marc Sarnoff was correct when he called Ultra Music Festival fans a "urinating, defecating ... thr ... More >>
Around 4 p.m. today, Florida governor and über-tool Rick Scott popped into the City of Miami Commission meeting to say "hello." Why? We assume because it's never too early to start campaigning for re-election.Introduced by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Rick Scott spoke for about 30 seconds to tell ev ... More >>
We here at Crossfade have been trying to get Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff's side of the Ultra Music Festival story for approximately 48 hours. Today, we finally got a chance to talk to his spokesperson about the commissioner's attempt to curb Ultra's second weekend. "We are not talking about s ... More >>
Two thousand eleven is almost over, and some of us had better years than others. For most, this year seemed like a downer. But, hey, at least you didn't accidentally spend almost $20K at a strip club, get recalled from office, or embarrass yourself on national television. It really could have bee ... More >>
via IMDB.comEvil empire or jobs creator? Depends whom you ask.There's nothing quite like the impending invasion of Arkansas's finest low-rent retailer to inspire fiery emotions in an up-and-coming neighborhood. (How many other chains have sparked angry documentaries and legions of dissenting grou ... More >>
The Miami Police Department's crackdown on illegal gambling machines continued today with the arrest of Luis Boris Estrada. Cops busted the 42-year-old Cuban for operating six "maquinitas" at the Rapido Discount he manages at 2742 SW Eighth Street, finding $1,000 in one of the machines. Miami Pol ... 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 >>
Three weeks on the Miami City Commission, and already the Rev. Richard Dunn has figured out Miami politics. Contacted Tuesday to comment on a story about his driving record, the newly appointed replacement for Michelle Spence-Jones went on the offensive, attacking District 2's Marc Sarn ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union has jumped into the ongoing Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones saga on behalf of five voters in her district. Just days after being re-elected in November, Spence-Jones turned herself in on charges of grand theft after accusations she stole money from t ... More >>
Michelle Spence-Jones is not taking her latest suspension from the Miami City Commission quietly.The District 5 commissioner has taken aim at her two biggest adversaries -- Gov. Charlie Crist, who suspended her again yesterday, and the Miami Herald, which has oft criticized her attempts to keep her ... More >>
The Florida Marlins are in desperate need of a great closer. Someone who can seal the deal with the Miami City Commission and the Miami-Dade County Commission over the team's sweetheart $630 million stadium deal. Right now the Marlins dreams of a new domed home on the former Orange Bowl site appear ... More >>
At yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, a small group of neighborhood preservationists came prepared to do in Eric Silverman, owner of the Vagabond Motel on Biscayne Boulevard in the Upper Eastside. Members of the MiMo Biscayne Association and residents railed against Silverman's use of his pr ... More >>
A 600-foot-tall monster stomps into your neighborhood. What can you do about it? In the City of Miami, absolutely nothing
Save on style at Luminaire
People don't go sifting through your luggage in Oregon!
A charming fable in which the little guys win one
From the issue of April 26, 2001
How a citizens advisory board created to investigate illegal billboards became an industry support group
Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery
New Times gives a tour of the Miami Children's Museum and its corporate exhibitisements -- for kids of all ages!
Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River
The Marlins Had a Party and You Weren't Invited
That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!
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.
The hiring of the mysterious Zohar Lahav at $52,000 per year has critics of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo yelling foul
A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
City bureaucrats move into FPL's posh Miami River digs with only a milligauss or two of apprehension
This waterfront plot in Coconut Grove isn't park land,it's a factory. A lawsuit factory.
Conflict-of-interest allegations force a recount in the divvying-up of federal AIDS funding
Just what this city needs -- an official song
Father Jose Luis Menendez of Wynwood takes the church to the people and the people to the streets
Want to make a little easy money? Whatever you do, don't go into business hawking hot dogs on the street. It's a jungle out there.