In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. When he was a 9-year-old Boy Scout, Jeff Ransom and his fellow troop members got lost in a Venezuelan ... More >>
Ari Pregen picked the wrong strip club to throw his weight around. On January 26, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney gained free admission for himself and two pals into downtown Miami's Goldrush by flashing his work badge at the titty bar's executive manager Jeff Levy. A few hours later, Pregen ... More >>
Building permit? Miami-Dade County doesn't need any stinkin' building permit!In fact, officials for the county's internal services department got away with completing two construction projects in downtown Miami without obtaining permits for either one, according to Miami-Dade Inspector General Chris ... More >>
Carlos Miller: Not guilty! As one of Miami's most fervent free speech activists, Miller was facing a criminal misdemeanor of resisting arrest stemming from a tussle with one particular member of Miami-Dade Police Department's finest on January 31.While filming county and City of Miami cops clearing ... More >>
This year's Sustainatopia, takes place April 19-25 throughout Miami. It is one of the largest events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability. Its founder, local John Rosser, said it is designed to educate and create global participation and collaboration for folks from al ... More >>
Carlos Gimenez has Carlos Alvaritis Disease. Symptoms include acting like the mayor who was just recalled. Anyone expecting some radical new ideas from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez can just forget about it. Just like his predecessor, Gimenez is screwing over the county employees who can least ... More >>
Barbara Jordan has climbed to the top of Carlos Gimenez's Most Hated List.Even though she has no plans to run against Carlos Gimenez in 2012, county Commissioner Barbara Jordan is definitely cementing her place as the Miami-Dade mayor's number one adversary. We already know Jordan is peeved Gimen ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyWe really heart Natacha Seijas.Knowing that tomorrow will be Natacha Seijas's last day as a county commissioner has us all queasy like a twelfth grader on the last day of school. It's like Banana Republican is entering the unknown unknown, a surreal world without the poster lady ... More >>
Natacha Seijas is one week closer to her political reckoning, which means she will get only more viciously cantankerous than ever. Since the second attempt to recall her in four years kicked off, the county commissioner representing Hialeah and Miami Lakes has been on a rampage, threatening colle ... More >>
Hey Glenn Straub. I WANT to watch baseball downtown,. I WANT to TAKE the Metromover to games,But I wish you would just shut up.Straub penned a letter to the public (which you can find on the jump) defending his idea for a downtown stadium. But we've moved too far with the Little Havana stadium and I ... More >>
Gift ideas for Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, Mayor Carlos Alvarez, and Related Group chairman Jorge Perez.
The newspaper's county hall reporter takes a six-figure job with the very people he was supposed to cover.
Give money, get contracts.
When election time rolls into gear, the union representing Miami-Dade County fire fighters doesn't waste time getting into action. According to campaign financial disclosure reports, Dade County Firefighters Local 1403 contributed $500 each to the reelection campaigns of Bruno Barreiro, Audrey Edmon ... More >>
And why not? Miami-Dade government is about as stable as a Sagdiyev family reunion. I have to thank an anonymous commenter over at eyeonmiami for the headline. It was in response to a post about Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez endorsing Natacha Seijas for reelection, nearly two years after Carlito a ... More >>
Melt this commissioner
A fired Herald columnist chatters anew
Fowl hit the water for big bucks
In a contentious case of townhouse tumult, resourceful residents kick management maniacs to the curb
"Gus" Exposito played hardball in unincorporated Miami-Dade for as long as he could
A list to nominate members for Miami's new Civilian Investigative Panel comes together in typical Magic City fashion
Times are tough for grocer Lawrence Moore and his Overtown neighbors. Will the county help out? No way.
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.