When Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and his alleged bagman, lobbyist Jorge Forte, were arrested in early August on federal bribery charges, the FBI alleged the duo also collected referral fees for attempting to recruit other South Florida mayors into their scheme. Those elected officials, whom the ... More >>
For the past 35 years, loyal denizens have gathered every March to party in the street and support the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. The popularity of the massive Carnaval Miami has afforded the Kiwanis Club the ability to help improve the lives of underserved kids. Though the attractions range fro ... More >>
Adri Anna Stewart, the principal of Key West Collegiate Academy, committed suicide yesterday at a Pembroke Pines gun range. The incident happened at about 2 p.m.
Miami's Mexican food fanatics have one more place to feed their cravings without hightailing it to Homestead. The fast casual Salsa Fiesta chain (and winner of our Best Taco 2012 award) opened an Aventura location earlier this month. The expanding enterprise launched locations in Miami and Pembroke ... More >>
There are certain extravagant holiday gifts that impress only because of their price tag -- particularly when it comes to shopping for the ultimate food lover. For these gift recipients, bottle openers and knife sets just won't do. The food-obsessed home cook would love an electric wine cellar or ... More >>
According to recent reports, Venezuela has been supplying Iran with F-16s in an ominous arms trade that should make the rest of the world very queasy. And a federal indictment filed yesterday makes us wonder if any of those F-16 parts came from our back yard.
Whole Foods Market recently hosted a competition for butchers. Why? Many of us remember living in other parts of the country, and the world, where there was a butcher shop on every street corner. (Vegans: Reader discretion is strongly advised from here on in.)Rich, tender pieces of meat hung on stai ... More >>
About a year ago, pharmacy chain CVS and its Pembroke Pines employee Lisa Conteh were named in one of South Florida's most bizarre lawsuits. Outlets from MSNBC to Univision reported that Conteh was accused of accosting and trapping a 13-year-old girl in the pharmacy's bathroom -- and then forcing he ... More >>
No longer will fans of Sweet Tomatoes ;have to drive all the way to Broward, nor will Miami Red Robin fans have wait much longer for the chain's menu because the salad buffet-style and gourmet burger outlets are both making their way to town.The new Sweet Tomatoes restaurant will be built in The ... More >>
For the second time in a matter of months a South Florida woman has been killed in after being run over by her own car. The latest incident happened Sunday around 11 p.m. in the 4200 block of Northwest Fourth Street in Miami according to The Miami Herald.
Talavera Cocina MexicanaChiles en Nogada, a classic dish that mimics the colors of Mexico's flag. Today we commemorate Mexico's Independence Day, also known as the day those pesky Spanish colonialists were finally forced to notice that not everyone was living like a "Don." The war for freedom act ... More >>
Whatever happened to the stoic Eastern European mobster? You know, the Viggo Mortensen type who communicates via grunts, cryptic tattoos, and the bludgeoning end of a fire extinguisher? Meet 22-year-old Sunny Isles Beach luminary Jason Eibinder, arrested in January for his role in a massive Rom ... More >>
Kilbride's Facebook pictures shows him posing with Gov. Rick Scott.How far does the stench of corruption seep into Florida politics? Apparently, all the way down to the public university student government level.Impeachment papers have been filed against University of Central Florida Student Gove ... More >>
Juan "Doc" Restrepo, a 20-year-old Army medic from Pembroke Pines, appears only twice in the new documentary bearing his name. On a train in Italy, he mugs for the camera. South Beach shades cover his eyes, and a huge grin spreads across his face."Tune in next time, where we're still going to be ... More >>
Jenny McCarthy also likes pokerAt the stroke of midnight on Thursday night, South Florida's new gambling laws came into effect, lowering the tax on slots, expanding gaming hours, and opening a gusher of cash for Magic City Casino, Calder Race Course, Gulfstream Park, and several other Broward cas ... More >>
Miami-Dade Corrections2001 mugshot of Jean Fritz Montinard, now age 40, accused of orchestrating an $8 million Ponzi scheme.They are a hard-working immigrant group with virtually no financial wriggle room. Whatever money can be scrimped together is often sent to relatives still living in their im ... More >>
Photo by Kaitlin RobinsonEvery You isn't just taking this fundraising thing sitting downFor the uninitiated, Kickstarter.com is one of the smartest ideas for a website since Al Gore invented the Internet. Its goal would probably appeal to our former Vice President: helping creative people get the ... More >>
Photo by Mikayla DavisVega Under Fire guitarist Brad Shellito is calling Dr. LoveTopSpot USA Industry ShowcaseWith Vega Under Fire, New City Lions, Easton, So Long Davey, and Not Here NowThe Talent Farm, Pembroke PinesSaturday, April 3, 2010Under the sparkling Talent Farm lettering, five young ba ... More >>
Image via myspace.com/totallynebularTotally NebularTotally NebularWith Milk Spot and Ice CreamRadio-Active Records, Fort LauderdaleFriday, January 22, 2010Better Than: Chugging Mad Dog 20/20s from a brown paper bag in a parking lot.The Review:Underage bands have the toughest time finding places to p ... More >>
The holiday season is already in full swing which means events around South Florida aren't hard to come by. So in case you were out shopping for ungrateful relatives, here is what you missed over the weekend:Y100 Jingle Ball 2009 at BankAtlantic CenterPhoto by Sayre BermanShakira, Jordin Sparks, ... More >>
If you missed it last week, please read our post last week on Help Mend a Heart, the social network effort to help save the life of Maureen Waters. After battling a flu for several days, the day after Thanksgiving, she was rushed to the hospital with what turned out to be a serious heart infectio ... More >>
via Molly Matalon's FlickrSolid Sound Studios is a rehearsal studio in Broward off Powerline and Sample that hosts shows in the bottom floor rehearsal space. These consist of kid bookers basically just renting out the space (as it would usually be rented out), and finding local bands to play for ... More >>
Kicking the soundtrack for America's Backyard.
I just got word yesterday that R&B's newest sensation, Jazmine Sullivan is going to be in Pembroke Pines on December 21st. She'll be at Cafe Iguana (who seem to be booking a lot better shows lately) performing songs off of her solid debut album, Fearless. Most people only know Sullivan because o ... More >>
Yep, that's Miami.
Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.
"Any officer who deserts [his] soldiers is a coward"
"They were talking about how they survived by drinking salt water mixed with toothpaste."
"It never ceases to amaze me how we sell our integrity for so little when it is the only thing we have."
Old pol, bad pickup lines, and authentic hip-hop
So long, Miami -- Lee Klein goes north to Broward
Fresh energizers come our way
More on Officer Trouble of Golden Beach
Big dead cats in the middle of the road -- lots of them
South Florida's burgeoning gay ballroom scene has attracted an army of cross-dressers and transsexuals, who compete for bragging rights as fashion divas
Woods Keeps Up the Swing
Eight months after he got hit by Channel 7 anchorman Rick Sanchez's Volvo, Jeffrey Smuzinick is doing poorly. His family is just plain doing poor.