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What Does Generator's Purchase of Freehand Mean for Broken Shaker's Future?

10 hours ago by Laine Doss
Generator, the London-based upscale hostel chain, has announced it has purchased all four Freehand hotel locations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami Beach. The purchase includes all of its food and beverages operations — namely, the beloved and lauded Broken Shaker and 27 Restaurant & Bar.
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Customs Wait Times at Miami International Airport Are Notoriously Bad

5 days ago by Manuel Madrid
If misery loves company, tourists newly arrived in Miami can rest easy knowing that going through customs here basically sucks for everyone. It's so bad, in fact, that Miami International Airport (MIA) ranks among the worst customs wait times in the nation when it comes to processing international travelers.
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Crippled by Low Wages, Miami Janitors File Labor Charges Against Cleaning Contractor

4 days ago by Manuel Madrid
Miriam Alba is tired of being tired. An immigrant from Nicaragua, she wears her exhaustion like a uniform, juggling multiple jobs to keep a roof over her head and help put her granddaughter through college.
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Greyhound Advocate Says Lawsuit to Overturn Racing Ban Is a "Slap in the Face to Voters"

7 days ago by Manuel Madrid
The greyhound industry isn't taking defeat well. After unsuccessfully suing to keep a measure banning dog racing off the Florida ballot last year, greyhound breeders and trainers are headed back to court. This time, they're arguing that the ban — approved by 69 percent of state voters in the 2018 election — strips their dogs of their earning potential.
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Education Reform Now Retracts Report on Racial Funding Gap in Florida Schools UPDATED

13 days ago by Manuel Madrid
Last week, New Times published an article based on a new report by the nonprofit Education Reform Now on racial funding gaps in Florida's public school system. Saturday, a spokesperson for the group informed New Times that the authors had mistakenly assessed the schools' nonwhite enrollment, drastically altering the report's findings.
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Five Times South Florida Politicians Absolutely Stepped in It on Facebook

9 days ago by Manuel Madrid
Last week, New Times reported on a brouhaha stirred by a recent Facebook post from Pembroke Pines Commissioner Jay Schwartz, who has been accused of racist dog-whistling for writing, seemingly out of the blue, that "Dade County politics" are not needed in Pembroke Pines.
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Bahamian Government Resumes Deportation of Storm-Ravaged Immigrants

11 days ago by Manuel Madrid
Twenty days — no more, no less. That's the length of time the Bahamian government gave the island's undocumented communities to recover from Hurricane Dorian before it recommenced deportations — just a shade less than three weeks to pick up the pieces of their lives strewn by the storm, the strongest in history to hit the northern Bahamas.
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Pembroke Pines Commissioner Accused of Dog-Whistle Racism in Facebook Post

12 days ago by Manuel Madrid
In a recent Facebook post, Pembroke Pines Commissioner Jay Schwartz wrote a single sentence in simple white text on a purple background: "I am sure you will agree, we don't need Dade County politics in Pembroke Pines." What came next was a flood of confused comments followed by much debate and...
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Florida Cities Would Need Governor's Permission to Resettle Refugees Under New Trump Order

15 days ago by Manuel Madrid
As the United States moves closer to admitting record low levels of refugees, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the county is ready to resettle additional people. But that might not be up to him anymore.

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