Nelson Mandela's passing today makes me profoundly and horribly sad. He was a great man who suffered for his people during decades in prison. He was a brilliant orator who inspired a generation. He was a true hero in an era when we have painfully few. As I write this, tears are welling up in my ey ... More >>
Photo by Miamism The coffee ventanilla is as quintessentially Miami as traffic and humidity. It's our Starbucks, political town hall, and fast food counter rolled into one. But not every window is created equal. The perfect ventanilla, like a precisely measured cafecito, requires the right rat ... More >>
This past March 4, the Miami-Dade County Inspector General's Office announced it had nailed a county vendor falsifying his insurance paperwork in order to get a county contract. Thanks to the inspector general's investigation, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office was able to charge Eddy Joe Allen ... More >>
"As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didnt"
A fired Herald columnist chatters anew
That's how quickly things change here, which can be invigorating for cities as well as editors
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
The county mayor’s race is bumper-to-bumper with hopefuls, but a former traffic reporter thinks he has a shot.
Doing the phone card shuffle at MIA
"Gus" Exposito played hardball in unincorporated Miami-Dade for as long as he could
Free cops for your next event? Dorrin Rolle says yes.
The Everglades, dead fish, and dictators
Nut Case #5: And thanks for reminding me why I left Miami
From the issue of September 20, 2001
Judge Federico Moreno "disappears" the Cuba ordinance
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery
Scenes from a splintered city
The Burden of a Violent History
Brothers to the Rescue
The Wizard of Odd
Who has a word for every occasion? FIU professor and quotemeister Dario Moreno, of course.
The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees
He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.
No doubt about it, Raul Martinez is Hialeah's mayor-for-life. The question is: Can Herman Echevarria's Penelas-driven political machine succeed in killing him?
Citing a flood of red ink, officials drew a bead on Dade's only public gun range. Now shooting enthusiasts hope to overturn the death sentence.
The sexton's post at the Miami City Cemetery is a burial ground for troublesome municipal employees. But Clyde Cates wasn't about to just roll over and die.
Bob Sherman blazes down the info highway in an endless search for towering infernos
And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
First he was Miami's mayor, then Metro's, then Miami's. Now he's thinking about running for county mayor again. Why can't Steve Clark make up his mind?
If good fences made good neighbors, Lazaro Albo would be the most popular resident of the Roads
And the winner by a landslide is...
When the Miami Heat's greedhead ownership takes on the city's nervous leaders, the taxpayers are bound to lose. And it doesn't look too good for the fans, either.
What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a
The corporate giant's sponsorship of Bayfront Amphitheater is great A if you're the type that likes a little brand name with your band name