After 13 years of stalling, bureaucratic ineptitude, and political gamesmanship, Liberty City's Hadley Park is finally going to get a $6.5 million community center. This historic 28-acre spot at NW 50th St. and 14th Ave. is one of the most infamous in Miami history. Thirty-five black families were ... More >>
The Hialeah City Commission Tuesday voted unanimously to take former mayor Raul Martinez's name off city hall. The current mayor, Carlos Hernandez, a longtime critic of the indicted but later cleared politician, pushed the measure, saying, "The building belongs to the people." For good measure, the ... More >>
Former Miami City Manager Donald Warshaw ate there. So did ex-City Manager Cesar Odio. And ex-City Commissioner Miller Dawkins sometimes enjoyed the ocean breeze. Oh yeah, and ex-City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez, too.Come to think of it. pretty much every indicted city official in history has sa ... 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. This week, Luke remembers Miami Commissioner Miller Dawkins, who died early this month. One of Miller Dawkins's legacies is Charles ... More >>
In today's roundup of horrible news: A woman is arrested after being shot in the face with Botox needles and never paying, a tourist was shot in the face with a gun, and a teenage boy was shot in the head while his 1-year-old niece was shot in the foot in Liberty City.
A park in Liberty City still bears the name of a former city commissioner jailed for corruption.To most in Miami, the name Miller Dawkins just sounds a little dirty: like smegma, street tacos, or the infamous Rick Santorum. But to residents of Liberty City, Dawkins remains a hero more than 13 yea ... More >>
City commissioners will appoint someone today to fill Michelle Spence-Jones's empty District 5 seat. But the jockeying to replace the suspended commish was well under way Monday. David Chiverton and Dufirstson Neree, losing candidates in the election, made the rounds at city hall, pitching themse ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>
TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us. Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller D ... More >>
State attorney investigates ethically challenged Miami commissioner.
That's how quickly things change here, which can be invigorating for cities as well as editors
Miami Commissioner Art Teele survived an attempted coup d'état. Now it's payback time.
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals
Who has a word for every occasion? FIU professor and quotemeister Dario Moreno, of course.
What is Miami's greatest natural resource? Corruption, of course! So let's get out there and sell it!
A lousy federal indictment isn't going to keep Humberto Hernandez down -- not with South Florida's generous youngsters as campaign contributors
Miami's infamous ex-city manager hired more than 100 staffers entirely at his own discretion. Guess who's paying them.
Howard Gary discusses OPERATION GREENPALM, the ambitious corruption investigation rattled by mismanagement and blown apart by astonishing leaks of secret information
Hounded by budget crises, unflattering audits, and general gripes about management, the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center circles the wagons
One of Miller Dawkins's legacies to the City of Miami is turning out to be every bit the quagmire it promised to be
An old pro is recruited to undertake a very disagreeable mission: Dig into the stinking mess at Miami City Hall. Here's what he found.
In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now
Some inner-city volunteers are questioning Miami's Citizens on Patrol crime-watch program
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
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
An allegedly hotheaded cop sparks resentment in an Overtown neighborhood
The commission meeting is over. The last whining constituent has gone home. Now it's time to kick back and enjoy.
Ivey Kearson says he was wrongly fired from his City of Miami job -- and he alleges a conspiracy involving Miller Dawkins's nephew
This time next year an RV campground will occupy Virginia Key. Say sayonara to one of the city's last patches of green.
Father Jose Luis Menendez of Wynwood takes the church to the people and the people to the streets
Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way
In the City of Miami, all minorities are created equal. Of course, some minorities are more equal than others.
A pair of firefighters' unions waging a turf war in Key Biscayne and the Port of Miami? Gee, times really are tough.