Norman Braman's advice to voters notwithstanding, there is a measure on the ballot that deserves a resoundingly emphatic YES! And that is the question asking voters to make the Miami-Dade Inspector General's office a permenant part of the county's home rule charter -- in effect our local constitutio ... More >>
Michael McElroyThis past Wednesday night, a couple dozen Miami-Dade voters gathered inside a back dining room of Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami to hear New Times columnist Luther Campbell, county Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, and former state Rep. Marcelo Llorente talk about their platforms ... More >>
Who's gonna grease my palm? The Downtown Bay Forum couldn't have known that their October 25 meeting — "Corruption & Scandals in Miami-Dade County: what are we going to do about it?" — would fall on the same day that former county commissioner Miriam Alonso would plead guilty to 2 ... More >>
This is not the first time Raul Masvidal has tried to snooker the county into a bad deal
"As soon as I crossed the Mason-Dixon Line, I knew it was different here"
Purloined pigeons and a rooster identity crisis
Brownsville resident Lorenzo Jones is waging a one-man war against the drug dealing across the street
In a contentious case of townhouse tumult, resourceful residents kick management maniacs to the curb
Police and prosecutors remember the old adage: Follow the money
From the issue of July 12, 2001
Octavia Anderson and the last days of the James E. Scott Homes
From the issue of June 7, 2001
Welfare reform has dramatically changed public housing in Miami-Dade County. Personal responsibility is the new refrain, and zero tolerance is the law.
After years of making a living off rich people's money, Martin Siskind is now portraying himself as a savior to Miami's poor
It was sweet and sour, and above all it was short
Barbara Pierre, turbocharged Liberty City housing advocate, has managed to collect some enemies in high places
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
Raised in a family devastated by drugs and neglect, Porsche Williams became a mother at age twelve, and a murder victim at fifteen
The county cut off rent subsidies to Commissioner Miriam Alonso, then reversed itself. What a coincidence!
Pay a visit to Overtown's New Jack complex, where drug dealers rule, kids play in sewage, and multimillionaire owner Garth Reeves makes excuses
Scott Homes residents realize their apartments are dirty, dangerous, and crowded. Yet many want to stay.
Poor, unemployed, stricken with AIDS, and at the mercy of government bureaucrats. No wonder Vivian Rolon's life is hell.