Inside the jam-packed arena, thousands held their breath and waited to learn the identity of the shadowy "Investor." In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's twisting narrative, the mysterious character had been wreaking havoc for weeks with his nefarious behind-the-scenes plots. And now, millions watchi ... More >>
Justin Bieber's Miami Beach arrest was all anyone was talking about over the weekend, so it was fitting it became fodder for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Kenan Thompson came out as Frank Medina, the officer who arrested the Biebs. There were some great jokes about Miami, but there was just ... More >>
Back in 2007, the city of Opa-locka made headlines by passing an ordinance aimed directly at the hip-hop trend of sagging your pants so low that half of your boxer shorts are on public display. Any man caught exposing his underwear in public could be fined $250. Now the city commission is set to e ... More >>
While news that Miami-Dade County decided to keep all existing libraries open may have seemed like a win, now Mayor Gimenez has released a new plan that could see some of those spared branches open for only 16 hours a week. That's three to five hours a day for four days a week.
Community outrage over Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's decision to potentially shutter 22 libraries has led to his administration removing six sites from the closure list. For now, the Culmer, Opa-locka, Lemon City, Little River, Shenandoah, and Lakes of the Meadows branches will remain open unles ... More >>
Apparently, it takes more than felony charges to dissuade the North Miami City Council from giving your company a six-digit payout. On October 9, by a vote of 4-1, council members in North Miami awarded a $270,000 contract to IMECO, Inc., for a streetscaping project at Pioneer Boulevard. That winnin ... More >>
Need a quick infusion of cash? Don't bother signing up to sell cheap knives door-to-door or be part of dodgy medical study. Instead, head up to North Miami and bid for a city contract. Because as one company learned, you can quite easily bankroll yourself through the North Miami City Council. Last w ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 tackles the touchy subject of gun control.As a responsible gun owner, I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment right to b ... More >>
Supermarkets are the fabric of American food consumption. Here in South Florida, you can't drive more than a couple of miles without seeing one of the behemoth retailers. Seeing the potential for growth, Russian food retailer Okey Dokey, and its parent company AgroTrade, is planning a major expansio ... More >>
Family drama and political corruption have collided in Opa-locka this afternoon as three immediate family members of the town's Mayor Myra Taylor were rounded up and arrested for campaign fund fraud.John Taylor, the mayor's husband, Demetrius Taylor, her son, and Elvira Smith, her sister, all now fa ... More >>
Rapper Brisco is wanted for knocking a teenager unconscious and then fleeing in his white Range Rover last Thursday. North Miami Police though say they have no idea where the man born British Alexander Mitchell is. Right now he's more elusive than his debut album.
Never, never make Rick Scott laugh.Gov. Rick Scott's first months running Florida have yielded plenty of gems that would be comedy gold if we didn't actually have to live with them in real life. Drug testing every state employee? To benefit a medical company he co-founded? Didn't we see that one ... More >>
Betty Wright is a legendary, Grammy-winning, Miami-based singer-songwriter who has released 16 albums.She scored her first big hit in the '70s at the age of 17 with the million-selling "Cleanup Woman." Later, she became the first black woman to release a gold record on her own label. In hip ... More >>
Brisco says: "That rocked!""We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream." -- Willy Wonka "You can say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. You can pray f ... More >>
Rakontur is currently finishing up Square Grouper, their documentary on Miami's pot smuggling heydays, but that's not all in the past. The South Florida US Attorney's Office announced that they recently found a boat just miles off the coast of Miami packed with 800 pounds of pot. Four arrests hav ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreWay too much attention these days is heaped upon paying teachers. Look deeply into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools budget and you'll see that a potentially more disastrous problem lies in the condition of the buildings where our kids study.Later today, on our website and in thi ... More >>
We usually use this column to recklessly mock regional idiots who accidentally shoot their toes off or are busted for running pathetic Ponzi schemes. But this week, we're issuing a public service announcement.Lovelorn ladies of South Florida, do not date the man whose pictures you see here. Even ... More >>
Frederica Wilson and her extensive hat collection have pretty much done everything they can in Tallahassee. The Miami democrat has served in both houses of the State legislature, and now she's made it official that she'll be seeking the congressional seat Rep. Kendrick Meek is leaving behind in his ... More >>
Early this morning, Opa-Locka-based rapper Toro, was shot and killed in Miami. The artist, whose real name is Derek Johnson, 23, was killed in a drive-by shooting while leaving Coco's Strip Club at around 4 am. Toro, who was signed to Iconz Music, was a popular local rapper that didn't warrant mu ... More >>
There was the most famous sign in Miami rolling down Opa-locka Boulevard yesterday morning. "Joe's Stone Crab," it read in freshly painted Miami Hurricane green and orange. "It goes down every summer and gets put back up in the fall," explains Mike Gonzalez, a manager at Joe's on South Beach. "We ... More >>
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I made the mistake of eating breakfast while opening an e-mail from a Riptide reader recently. It stated: "Hey good folks at The Miami New Times...here's something worth checking out." That nice greeting ensured that I would read on: "There's an under current of activity here in Miami-Dade with t ... More >>
Terence Pinder symbolizes all that is crooked and wrong in the city of Opa-locka. The Herald has done a great job of telling his story thus far: a slick, charismatic populist with an affinity for ladies, P.F Chang’s, and Baptist melodrama. He was arrested last November and charged with, among ot ... More >>
Lee, Do you know if Crabby's Smoke House BBQ and Seafood are still open? I have heard conflicting reports Ani Corbett Orlando Florida Ani, I had assumed that Crabby’s was very much still going strong, but after reading your email I tried calling and, sure enough, the phone has been disconne ... More >>
Street commemorates ugly past
Paint peccadilloes and a Trump soiree sans Trump
Small things, big perspective
After the fire, the fire still burns
Add Willie Latimore's name to the Opa-locka Three
Calypso keeps adapting to the times
Miami garage sales are much more than shopping sprees for bargain hunters. They're also racial and ethnic safety zones where people can freely mix and mingle.
Miami's joyous Caribbean fete attracts hundreds of thousands of revelers each year. So why has it remained overlooked and underfunded? Let's put it this way: The event isn't held on Calle Ocho.
The Miami Springs Museum
In Nigeria all roads lead to Lagos. In South Florida all Nigerians take the road to Sam's place in Opa-locka.
Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.
The continuing success of lobbyist Ron Book: Perverse proof of how much lawmakers need lawbreakers
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?
When it comes to crimes of passion, Hialeah is Dade's undisputed champ. Unfortunately, the competition never lets up.
At an Opa-locka church, good faith has been supplanted by a lawsuit over financial disclosure