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Here's a History of Miami's Many Ballot-Fraud and Boletero Scandals

7 hours ago by Jerry Iannelli
Last week, New Times published images from a leaked, 150-page WhatsApp chat that included volunteers with then-Miami-Dade County Commission candidate Alex Diaz de la Portilla's campaign District 5discussing stealing and destroying ballots during the 2018 District 5 County Commission race. Diaz de la Portilla — who paid thousands of dollars to the political...
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Miami Police Sued After Roughing Up 63-Year-Old Army Vet for Sitting in a Park

2 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Around 7 p.m. last December 10, Miami resident Oscar Julien-Riou — a 63-year-old Army veteran, retired nurse, and minister — was sitting in Liberty City's Alonzo Kelly Park alone with his phone in his hand. He lived across the street. He says he was minding his own business and filming as he recorded notes about his life on his cell phone when a Miami Police cruiser rolled up.
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Iconic Restaurant Soyka Announces Closing Date

2 days ago by Laine Doss
One of Miami's most iconic restaurants has announced its closing date. Soyka, one of the first eateries in Miami to open north of the Design District, will shut its doors after dinner service Thursday, May 30, closing the books on restaurateur Mark Soyka's eponymous dining concept.
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Miami's Cocktail Scene Hits Kendall With Abi Maria

2 days ago by Amber Love Bond
Kendall finally has its own craft cocktail bar.  Located in Downtown Dadeland, Jorgie Ramos of Barley, opened Abi Maria, as an ode to his Cuban heritage and two of the most important women in his life. The bar, named after his mother, who is known to her grandchildren as Abi, and his own grandmother Maria, is a love letter to the days of Cuba’s past. “Abi Maria is a dream come true and the result of a lot of hard work,” said Ramos.
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The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend

2 days ago by Liz Tracy
These are the five best concerts in Miami May 24 through May 26.
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Eyes on Miami: Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Arthur Baker, and Others

2 days ago by World Red Eye
It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with World Red Eye,...
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Joshua Gripper's Sunday Brunch Offers Jerk Chicken and Waffles, Seafood Towers, and Cocktails

2 days ago by Juliana Accioly
A new restaurant has taken the space left vacant by the demise of Andrew Carmellini's eight-year-old the Dutch last month.
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Miami Basketball Fans Are the Most Engaged in the Nation

2 days ago by Ryan Yousefi
Not too long ago, this was peak-activity time for basketball in Miami. The Heat made the NBA Finals four straight seasons between 2011 and 2014, meaning things reached maximum playoff-white hotness on Biscayne Boulevard right about now. These days, things have died down a tad. Dwyane Wade has retired and the...
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Becky Smith, the World's First Female Professional Jai Alai Player, Takes the Court

2 days ago by Alexandra Martinez
When Becky Smith was 14 years old, she knew she wanted to play jai alai. She grew up in the 1970s surrounded by the sport. Her father was an amateur player whose air conditioning business was just down the street from the amateur court in Medley. Her mother worked...
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Trump Got a Loan From Tiny Coral Gables Bank, Then Its CEO Got a Federal Appointment

2 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
Most people haven't heard of Professional Bank. The business is a tiny outpost in Coral Gables that doesn't have a fraction of the name recognition of major Wall Street banks.

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