Raymond Rivera needs to take the bus. Say what you will about Miami's byzantine public transportation system, but this 39-year-old Army veteran uses it to take his daughter to school, attend VA appointments and buy groceries. With the Patriot Passport, Rivera resident should be able to ride for fr ... More >>
Republicans are fond of saying that unions are corrupt, opaque, and lazy. It's a mantra of theirs, right up there with de-funding Planned Parenthood and telling liberals to get their god-damned, latte-drinking hands off of their firearms.But not even in their wildest labor-bashing wet dreams could t ... More >>
Over the weekend, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez revealed he is entertaining the idea of eliminating the city manager's position in favor of the strong mayor form of government. His proposal, which would require voter approval to change the city charter, makes sense because it gives residents one ... More >>
Next week, New Times is publishing a guide on seven of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for.As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Riptide, we're ... More >>
After four years of basically taking it lying down, Wackenhut -- the firm contracted to provide security for Miami-Dade Transit -- came out swinging this afternoon at a press conference at the InterContinental, announcing a $20 million lawsuit against the county, which has basically accused the Palm ... More >>
Does Hialeah have the fattest school in the nation?
"Miami-Dade County government is badly in need of a federal enema."
Artist makes mobile art of the immigrant's plight.
"Thomas Kramer. I have told you zis zree times!"
Wish the Metromover would just get up and move?
"Basketball-size holes? Certainly."
"She used to be such a pit bull for the working man"
It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville
Brownsville resident Lorenzo Jones is waging a one-man war against the drug dealing across the street
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
She ran her department like a pro, but she possessed one thing Alex Penelas and Steve Shiver couldn't tolerate: Integrity
Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez
Letters from the issue of March 23, 2000