Twelve months ago, Miami Beach seemed on the verge of a very necessary cleanup. On April 11, 2012, FBI agents arrested six city employees -- four code compliance officers and two firefighters -- and an FBI liaison stayed in city hall to look into more corruption. Beach officials urged employees to c ... More >>
Brian Gentles wanted to be a firefighter even before he arrived in America from Jamaica at age 12. There was something simple and noble about solving other people's problems, not to mention saving their lives. "I was fascinated by putting water on a fire," he says.Now, however, it's the City of Miam ... More >>
For 23 years, a pair of pert, painted, pasty-clad tits has greeted anyone strolling along 14th Street on South Beach. On any given day, you'll find a small crowd of locals, European tourists, and the odd bum gazing up at the vibrant mural of a mermaid riding on the back of a bald eagle. That's how y ... More >>
Miami Beach is largely helpless to stop Memorial Day partiers from coming to town for Urban Beach Weekend, which saw seven injured and one killed in police-related shootings this year, city Mayor Matti Herrera Bower said Tuesday afternoon. According to police, more than 400 were arrested."There is n ... More >>
The scene of the crime: Miami Beach City Hall.Just after 7 p.m. last Tuesday inside Miami Beach City Hall, two high level bureaucrats settled a heated argument the old school way: With some good ol' fashioned fisticuffs.Police broke up the brouhaha after Charles Carreño, the Capital Improvement ... More >>
A loud thump made onlookers wince. During rush hour this past November 16, at the east end of the Venetian Causeway, a Beach Towing truck flipped an illegal U-turn and smashed into a fit, brown-eyed biker.
The 19-year-old cyclist, Javier Arjona, was "thrown to the ground," according to police repo ... More >>