Randy Katz is a stand-up guy. An emergency room doc at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, he recently raised $35,000 for a buddy, Jeff Fogel, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — Lou Gehrig's disease. The money helped Fogel buy a high-tech wheelchair to deal with the malady that ... More >>
Tonight, critics will once again outline their opposition to Walmart's midtown Miami plans. And while the Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board meeting won't be the last time the issue arises, it will likely be opponents' best shot to derail the big-box store's development project. It was the same bo ... More >>
El Nuevo Herald's jefe is abandoning the city he recently described as "the candy store of American journalism" for a town world-famous for, uh, being the seat of Collier County. Nuevo executive editor Manny Garcia told the newsroom yesterday he's leaving to take the top job at the Naples Daily New ... More >>
After locals were stung by the revelation that Miami leaders have known for two years that toxic ash is poisoning the Coconut Grove neighborhood surrounding its long-closed "Old Smokey" trash incinerator, city officials wasted little time last week confronting the latest environmental crisis. Just ... More >>
If you follow North Miami politics, you should recognize the name Ricardo Brutus from the ongoing corruption scandal linked to his uncle -- the city's mayor, Andre Pierre. Brutus was caught on tape collecting an envelope of cash in exchange for promises to influence city council votes. The arrest se ... More >>
Sure, Doral seems like a decent place to run the United States' military operations in South and Central America, but is it a good spot to headquarter a once-proud metro newspaper? The Miami Herald might soon find out. The South Florida Business Journal reports the Herald is now in negotiati ... More >>
In today's Miami Herald, you'll find an article by Miami City Hall beat reporter Charles Rabin that blathers on about Mayor Tomás Regalado's allegedly unflappable resiliency. Rabin, late to the game by a week, notes Regalado is facing a recall threat from the police and fire unions as the c ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Photo by Trina SargalskiBest Farmers' MarketSouth Miami Farmers' Market6130 Sunset Dr.South Miami 33143southmiamifarmersmarket.com
For the past four years, Edgard Dixon has patrolled Dinner Key, catching bike thieves, protecting Miami City Hall, and even helping to nab a fugitive who was hiding out near the docks. But despite a promotion to captain, the 61-year-old private security guard says his employer, Kent Security, pay ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkMark March 22 as the moment the world started paying attention to Miami's embattled police department. That's when an ex-Miami Herald reporter named Don Van Natta Jr. parachuted in to write a New York Times piece telling millions of readers what everyone in black Miami knows t ... More >>
Trina SargalskiFlorida vegetables, fruits, eggs, grass-fed beef, and cheese, oh my! These will be on sale in front of South Miami City Hall (6130 Sunset Drive) tomorrow (on Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be jams, salsas, native and edible plants, and other products.The market wil ... More >>
The place for Apple Martini's? Not quite.Place: Scotty's Landing3381 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove305-854-2626Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. No happy hour.Deals: None needed.Scene: Scotty's Landing on the waterfront in the Gr ... More >>
Fight at Miami City Hall. During a budget meeting, Mayor Manny Diaz said Commissioner Tomas Regalado had taken a cheap shot at him. Regalado said the mayor has been living like "the mayor of Beverly Hills." Diaz then reminded the commissioner that his office once spent $25,000 for coffee. Anyway, th ... More >>
Thursday is an important day for domestic partners -- gay and straight -- in the city of Miami. Commissioners will vote on an ordinance that gives employment benefits to long-term couples. The big issue: right to health insurance for city employees. Advocates at Save Dade ask that folks who supp ... More >>
Riptide is a bit contrary by nature. So when we heard that critics from Rolling Stone and New York Magazine were raving over The Cove -- an environmental exposé-meets-heist documentary starring South Miami guy Ric O'Barry -- we secretly wanted to hate it. But when filmmakers showed the first publ ... More >>
Once a power on the local scene, the scrappy weekly has seen its fortunes plummet.
image via Join the Impact While we were out spending the weekend looking at women in $5 million bras and engaging in other usually unspeakable acts, better people were protesting for equal marriage rights outside Miami City Hall. We're not in a position to talk down to anyone, and we wouldn't anywa ... More >>
Sneak around the Grove with Dr. Paul George.
In the wake of Miami's fire fee scandal, the city manager goes nuclear on the Herald, Tomas Regalado, and taxpayers
Not even a great gimmick can tenderize this taco joint
Parade around with Santa's helpers
Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?
Pedal pushers and pedestrians vs. cars
A quirky look back at Miami through its advertising and aviation industries
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
Lambda Passages' fight continues
An 82-year-old political heavyweight spars with a firefighter half his age, and the fans go wild
Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000
A 30-year-old law clerk purchases Miami's precious history for a song
Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
December 17 - 23, 1998
City Hall revives a scheme to do away with Dinner Key Anchorage, Miami's last floating village
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
The commission meeting is over. The last whining constituent has gone home. Now it's time to kick back and enjoy.
Historic landmarks in preservation limbo
Dade GOP officials have spoken, and Metro Commissioner Bruce Kaplan doesn't like what they said