• Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Pack Super Market: Delicious Fried Chicken in Little Haiti

    The fried chicken at Pack Super Market in Little Haiti isn't something you'd find easily on the island. Kernizan Philias, who with his family opened the bare bones market and counter-only eatery on Northwest 2nd Avenue 16 years ago, said the recipe is based on griot -- fried chunks of pork shoulder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Opa-locka Cop German Bosque Arrested for Kidnapping Man Trying to File a Complain Against Him

    He's been dubbed "Florida's dirtiest cop," and he finally found himself on the other side of the law this weekend after he was arrested for an incident two years ago during which he allegedly kidnapped a man who was trying to file a complaint against him.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Vote For Miami's Worst Cop of 2012

    It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    10 Awesome Cars That Used To Belong to Drug Dealers You Can Buy at Auction Today

    U.S. Marshals are holding an auction out in Opa-locka today of cars seized from various convicted drug dealers through out South Florida. About 50 vehicles are up for grabs, including antiques, muscles cars, and Italian sports cars. Riptide has browsed through the inventory and picked our 10 favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Dwarves, Drunks and Horses: Odd Facts About the Foundings of 10 Miami-Dade Towns

    To the rest of the world, everything in Miami-Dade County is known as simply "Miami," but the actual City of Miami is one of the smallest main municipalities of a major American metro area by both size and population. That's because historically the area has a flare for incorporating new towns and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Terence Pinder, Former Opa-locka Politico, Beats One Criminal Case, Two More To Go

    Terence PinderAn Opa-locka official booted from office six years ago won't be prosecuted for the crimes that got him thrown out in the first place. Banana Republican has learned that the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office has quietly dropped multiple grand theft and official misconduct felony charge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Small Plane Crashes on Florida's Turnpike

    via CBS4​Few details are immediately available, but a small plane appears to have crash-landed on a stretch of Florida's Turnpike near Hollywood. Northbound lanes are closed. Updated.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Shots Fired after Two People Tried to Run Over Police Officer

    ​A man and a woman traveling in a black Nissan Maxima were pulled over early this morning in Opa-Locka near 140th Street and Northwest 26th Avenue. Instead of complying with the officer, though, they tried to run him over with the car. The incident lead to a police chase that involved gun fire.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Opa-locka Police Sue City, Which They Allege is Run Like a Dictatorship (Complete Text of Suit Included)

    Following Riptide's disclosure of a review that cited massive corruption in the Opa-locka police force -- including sex with prisoners before releasing them -- four employees have sued the city in federal court alleging they suffered retribution for being interviewed.A civilian crime analyst, Tamika ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011
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    May 20, 2011

    Opa-locka Cops Accused of Massive Corruption

    via NowPublic​State authorities are probing what could be the most significant police corruption in years in perpetually troubled Opa-locka.According to city memos obtained by Miami New Times and confirmed by manager Clarance Patterson, officers have told internal investigators that city cops: 1. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    We Global! Like Hasselhoff, Prunk TV Is Huge in France!

    The Hoff loves puppies like France loves Prunk.​Prunk TV is like David Hasselhoff. We are huge in France! OK, here's how it happened: I got an email from these French filmmakers who had seen my interview with Brisco right here on Prunk TV. Vive la France! They wanted to come to Miami and make a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Brisco Gives the President Some Career Advice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Teaches Jean Monestime How Things Work On The County Commission

    Natacha Seijas understands what it is like to drive through Opa-Locka.Yesterday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas was feeling extra generous with taxpayer dollars. She promised to transfer $750,000 in affordable housing funds from her district to the district of green Commissioner Jean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    News Roundup: Heat Loses to Magic in Overtime

    Jackson Memorial Health System was granted an $80 million bailout from the city commission. [WSVN]A 19-year-old mother of two was shot in front of her children. Police are questioning the children's father and her brother. [Herald]South Florida lost nearly a third of its construction jobs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    News Roundup: Two Shot in Opa-locka

    A shooting injured two people in Opa-locka yesterday. Police have a person of interest in custody. [CBS4]A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed after a disagreement over a dice game in Miami Gardens Saturday. [CBS4]Even the crappy economy can't stop South Beach's hotel industry from expanding. [Heral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Video: Ugly Jordan Bandits Smash-and-Grab a Miami Foot Locker

    The fashion police are also investigatingTwo apparently related burglaries have police worried that a crime ring with really bad taste is preying on local shoe merchants. In the wee hours of December 30, five to six masked men in two cars crashed their way into the Foot Locker at 1076 Sou ... More >>

  • News

    December 10, 2009
  • News

    September 24, 2009
  • News

    August 13, 2009

    Slumlord Millionaire

    Lawsuit claims landlord pocketed thousands while tenants died.

  • News

    February 12, 2009

    The Curse

    Six students in Carol City High's tragic class of 2006 were murdered. Hope survives.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    News Roundup

    Diaz says the cabinet rumors are just rumors. [Naked Politics] Unfortunately this isn't the first time we've heard something like this, but a 19-year-old in Broward committed suicide using drugs on webcam. [Local10] Condo sales in downtown might be rebounding, but not for long. [Herald] Gas prices ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    Yo Quiero In!

    Bail bondsman Mike Suarez aims to unseat Angel Gonzalez

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    An Uncertain Overture

    Xavier Spencer is one of Miamis best young musicians, but you might never hear him play

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    No Foul, No Crackup

    After the cane, things were safer than you thought

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005
  • Calendar

    April 28, 2005
  • News

    April 21, 2005

    The Bitch

    Tiffany > Timoney

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    At the Viral Front

    The continuing war on HIV/AIDS

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Strange Days at FIA

    A black charter school was supposed to lead African-American youth into a bright future. It hasn't happened.

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Should These Three Firemen Go Back to Work?

    Plus: Ros-Lehtinen's strange name game

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Everybody Party, Nobody Pay

    You can't put a price on the people's culture

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Common Ground

    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.

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    A Good Kinda Jerk

    Jerk Machine

  • News

    October 5, 2000


    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.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Winning Is Everything

    In Miami there's one sure way to build a championship high school sports team: Throw out the rule book and cheat like hell

  • Culture

    September 30, 1999

    Humor on Demand

    Laughing Gas Improv Group

  • Calendar

    October 8, 1998
  • News

    August 14, 1997

    Now Departing

    Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies

  • News

    July 31, 1997
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    July 17, 1997
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    April 17, 1997

    The Fidel Fixation

    Exactly 36 years ago the Central Intelligence Agency blew it at the Bay of Pigs. For an encore it created the biggest commando operation in U.S. history -- right here in South Florida. It's time for a sentimental tour.

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    Life Sentences

    Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    A CANF-Do Attitude

    When it comes to protecting Jorge Mas Canosa and crew, Cesar Odio's police force knows no bounds

  • News

    January 25, 1996

    Putting the Country in Country Club

    What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?

  • News

    May 12, 1993

    Do The Knight Thing

    Short on the sides and leave a little on top today, please, Professor. And give me a little of that Sicilian Defense while you're at it.

  • News

    December 23, 1992

    To Catch a Cop: Part 2

    Janet Reno didn't file charges against Opa-locka cop Charles Jones, but the city manager fired him anyway. Guess who's smiling now.

  • News

    June 26, 1991
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