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Trump thanks Miami-Dade mayor for dropping county’s ‘sanctuary’ protections | Miami Herald Trump thanks Miami-Dade mayor for dropping county’s ‘sanctuary’ protections
President Donald Trump issued a late-night tweet Wednesday thanking Miami-Dade’s mayor for a January decision to drop the county’s “sanctuary” protections for immigration offenders, praising Carlos Gimenez “for following the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 17, 2017
The Five Best Last-Minute Deals For Miami Spa Month 2017 | Miami New Times The Five Best Last-Minute Deals For Miami Spa Month 2017
You know that 90-minute hot stone massage you've been eyeing since July? It's time to make a reservation. There is less than two weeks left of Miami Spa Month, where the city's most exclusive spas offer up treatments at discounted pricing. The citywide initiative, curated by the Greater Miami Convention...
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
The Best Places to Party in Miami Every Night of the Week | Miami New Times The Best Places to Party in Miami Every Night of the Week
Miami is synonymous with nightlife and partying is in our DNA. This city breeds nightcrawlers, and 2 a.m. last-calls are a foreign concept. On any given night, you're guaranteed to find a party. The options are practically endless. But what fetes stand above the rest? We factored in cover charges, drink specials, musical styles, and...
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Math teacher found a formula for success in a classroom of teenage boys | Miami Herald Math teacher found a formula for success in a classroom of teenage boys
Mathematics is an exact science where 1+1 will always equal 2 and there’s little room for levity in its instruction. Math is a discipline Sheila Sawyer cherished, both as a … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Miami Spice 2017: The Ten Best New Restaurants to Try | Miami New Times Miami Spice 2017: The Ten Best New Restaurants to Try
Miami Spice is back for the 2017 season with nearly 250 of Miami's best restaurants participating in three-course dining deals for under $40 a person.The program, which runs through September 30, offers lunches and brunches for $23 and dinners for $39, plus tax and tip.Though standard-bearers like Scarpetta and Edge Steak and Bar continue to offer exceptional values, Miami Spice is the best time
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
In Miami, Donald Trump’s attorney general cheers an end to “sanctuary” for immigration offenders | Miami Herald In Miami, Donald Trump’s attorney general cheers an end to “sanctuary” for immigration offenders
Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Miami on Wednesday to deliver a stark warning on the dangers of “criminal aliens” and praised the county’s mayor for being the only big-city … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
This proposal would help Miami Beach hotel employees. It could help with parking, too | Miami Herald This proposal would help Miami Beach hotel employees. It could help with parking, too
Relief may be in sight for the thousands of low-wage hospitality workers who spend up to four hours commuting to and from Miami Beach every day. A proposed ballot initiative … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Miami Protesters March Against Jeff Sessions Sanctuary City Speech | Miami New Times Miami Protesters March Against Jeff Sessions Sanctuary City Speech
Julio Calderon, a Honduran undocumented immigrant, clutches a megaphone in the sweltering August sun and wipes tears from his eyes. He has a message for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is speaking to a crowd of Miami-Dade police and political leaders just down the road. "I don't think I should be...
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Swastika, SS initials spray-painted on palm trees near MacArthur Causeway | Miami Herald Swastika, SS initials spray-painted on palm trees near MacArthur Causeway
A swastika and the initials “SS” were found spray-painted onto a palm tree by the MacArthur Causeway on Wednesday, days after a car slammed into a group of counter-protestors at … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
With ticket quota issue still roiling, state highway boss seeks 10% raise for FHP | Miami Herald With ticket quota issue still roiling, state highway boss seeks 10% raise for FHP
Florida’s top highway safety official said Wednesday that state troopers will be reminded that ticket quotas are illegal, as the job status of an official who called for quotas remains … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Despite Privacy Concerns, Miami Beach Police Testing Despite Privacy Concerns, Miami Beach Police Testing "Rapid DNA" Scans on Suspects
For years, the FBI has been pushing police to adopt "rapid DNA" testing technology, which would let cops quickly obtain the kind of analysis that crime labs usually take months to pull from hair samples or cheek swabs. But privacy experts have long warned that the emerging technology could also lead to huge databases of DNA used for all sorts of reasons by the federal government or local forces.
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
For synagogue terror plot, Florida man inspired by ISIS faces 25 years in prison | Miami Herald For synagogue terror plot, Florida man inspired by ISIS faces 25 years in prison
A Hollywood man accused of trying to blow up an Aventura synagogue pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday and now faces a potential prison sentence of up to 25 years. … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Beach police say no ‘malicious intent.’ So World OutGames organizers won’t be charged | Miami Herald Beach police say no ‘malicious intent.’ So World OutGames organizers won’t be charged
Organizers of the poorly managed World OutGames Miami will not face criminal charges after police and prosecutors agreed there’s no evidence that anyone intended to fleece athletes or donors for … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Charlottesville questions dog Latvala at campaign launch | Miami Herald Charlottesville questions dog Latvala at campaign launch
Jack Latvala, Florida’s newest Republican candidate for governor, struggled Wednesday to fully blame the deadly violence that took place during a Charlottesville rally over the weekend on white supremacists. Latvala … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
The Palace Bar Returns With New Ocean Drive Location and Temporary Clevelander Home | Miami New Times The Palace Bar Returns With New Ocean Drive Location and Temporary Clevelander Home
When the Palace Bar closed after an energy-fueled July Fourth celebration, Miami Beach lost more than a bar: it lost a major gathering place for the city's LGBT community and a spot where everyone and anyone were united in their love of a good party.Days after the shuttering, owner Tom Donall vowed to reopen the Palace right back on Ocean Drive in , "a bigger location that has a hotel and make it
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
The Kitchen Club Celebrates 29 Years as Miami's Goth-Music Haven | Miami New Times The Kitchen Club Celebrates 29 Years as Miami's Goth-Music Haven
Florida may be the Sunshine State, but its southern tip has continuously proven to be a hive for the dark and morbid. Despite being littered with palm trees, shimmering sands, and the omnipresent heat of the sun, goth culture has long pervaded Miami in a manner more befitting a depressed...
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Florida State Senator to Attend Pro-Confederate Event After Charlottesville Rally | Miami New Times Florida State Senator to Attend Pro-Confederate Event After Charlottesville Rally
Yesterday, the pro-Confederate group Save Southern Heritage Florida group released a press release blaming leftists, members of the group Antifa, and Black Lives Matter for the terror attack by a white supremacist in Charlottesville. The group wrote that "Anti-FA and Black Lives Matter protesters were given free reign to attack...
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Hollywood's Penn Dutch Food Center Gets Half-Million Dollar Facelift | Miami New Times Hollywood's Penn Dutch Food Center Gets Half-Million Dollar Facelift
Back in the mid-1970s Edwin and Sophie Salsburg relocated from central Pennsylvania to South Florida and soon set to convincing their three sons — Bill, Paul, and Rick — to move south and help them start a business. Thus in 1975 Penn Dutch Food Center opened within eyeshot of Interstate 95 and became a kind of landmark.
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Ride a motorcycle? Know anyone who does? We want to hear from you. | Miami Herald Ride a motorcycle? Know anyone who does? We want to hear from you.
Across Miami-Dade and Broward, motorcycle riders are a familiar sight: Racing down major streets in groups, roaring alone through the night or slicing past drivers on highways at speeds far … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Protestors denounce Sessions, Gimenez over county aiding feds in immigration detentions | Miami Herald Protestors denounce Sessions, Gimenez over county aiding feds in immigration detentions
About 40 people protested the Miami meeting Wednesday between U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who led the move to end Miami-Dade’s status as a sanctuary … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
While prison activists march for humane treatment, Florida shuts off visits this weekend | Miami Herald While prison activists march for humane treatment, Florida shuts off visits this weekend
Visitation to all Florida state prisons has been canceled this weekend after evidence surfaced that inmates are planning possible uprisings to coincide with Saturday’s march for prisoners’ human rights in … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
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Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick | Miami Times Online Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Protest planned at Ravens game for Kaepernick | Miami Times Online Protest planned at Ravens game for Kaepernick
A statewide group of ministers from the African Methodist Episcopal Church and some of their members are coming to Hard Rock Stadium Thursday to make a statement in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
For stress relief attend Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick | Miami Times Online For stress relief attend Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick
What started off as just a dream to create a women’s conference, has become an annual event called Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford | Miami Times Online Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford
Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, left, listens as speakers tell attendees how to garner contracts with Broward County.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Don Wiggins,left, and Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief | Miami Times Online Don Wiggins,left, and Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief
Don Wiggins,left, and Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, center, were in attendance to the “Black Business Development: A Public Policy” event, Aug. 10.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Broward County contract up for grabs, speakers say | Miami Times Online Broward County contract up for grabs, speakers say
Local business owners who wanted to know how Broward County could help their businesses gain footing and enrichment attended a forum entitled Black Business Development: A Public Policy Perspective.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Step Up scholarship recipient | Miami Times Online Step Up scholarship recipient
AutoNation presents Step Up For Students with a $3 million check on August 8. From left are Step Up scholarship recipient Raelyn Binns, AutoNation spokeswoman Lisa Ryan, AutoNation Director Patricia Dengler, AutoNation Vice President Beth Fergus, Step Up For Students…
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
AutoNation Executive Vice President | Miami Times Online AutoNation Executive Vice President
AutoNation Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Marc Cannon presents Step Up scholars Raelyn Binns (left) and Ranaya Binns (right) from Fort Lauderdale Preparatory School with backpacks and school supplies.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
Step Up For Students fund gets $3M scholarship boost | Miami Times Online Step Up For Students fund gets $3M scholarship boost
A program that provides scholarships to lower-income families throughout Florida received a $3 million gift from AutoNation Inc. on Aug. 8.
Miami Times Online | August 16, 2017
If we live in paradise, why do we often rank so low in quality of life studies? | Miami Herald If we live in paradise, why do we often rank so low in quality of life studies?
As Spanish poet and philosopher Ramón de Campoamor once wrote: "It’s that in a treacherous world / nothing is true or false / everything depends on its color / of … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
There will be no Florida investment in Venezuela, governor and Cabinet affirm | Miami Herald There will be no Florida investment in Venezuela, governor and Cabinet affirm
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously voted Wednesday to continue to refrain from allowing state investment managers to use Florida funds to invest in companies controlled by the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
Stop & Shop armed robbery suspect still at large | Miami Herald Stop & Shop armed robbery suspect still at large
A man robbed a convenience store at gunpoint on Saturday morning. The suspect walked into the Stop & Shop, 4777 W. Flagler St., and pointed a gun directly at the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017
A Night With Miami's Most Famous Ghost Hunter in a Haunted Homestead Hotel | Miami New Times A Night With Miami's Most Famous Ghost Hunter in a Haunted Homestead Hotel
On August 10, PRISM founder David Pierce Rodriguez took his ghost-busting team on an investigation of the "haunted" rooms of Homestead's Hotel Redland, where sleeping residents reportedly died in a fire a century ago. Known for their guided ghost tours at the Deering Estate, the team has done similar investigations at the Miami City Cemetery, Villa Paula and the Gold Coast Railroad Museum.
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Stop Giving a Shit About Ed Sheeran | Miami New Times Stop Giving a Shit About Ed Sheeran
There are so many things to get mad at in the world, and you complain about a pop singer on Game of Thrones?
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Food Halls at Brickell City Centre and Lincoln Road Release Details | Miami New Times Food Halls at Brickell City Centre and Lincoln Road Release Details
La Centrale, the Italian-themed food hall tucked into the billion dollar Brickell City Centre will include a handful of eateries that draw inspiration from different regions of Italy along with a spot for Neapolitan pizzas and a grab-and-go café spanning 5,000 square feet replete with cheeses, breads, and all manner of Italian products.
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
The Five Worst Works of Public Art in Miami | Miami New Times The Five Worst Works of Public Art in Miami
Our least-favorite sculptures and murals in Metro Miami.
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Coral Gables Homeowner Will Accept Bitcoin for His $6.4 Million Mansion | Miami New Times Coral Gables Homeowner Will Accept Bitcoin for His $6.4 Million Mansion
Each time a new retailer started accepting Bitcoin as payment a few years ago, Mike Komaransky made a small purchase to signal his confidence in the digital currency. "I bought a bunch of stupid T-shirts and a sushi key ring that probably ended up costing like $50,000 worth of Bitcoin"...
Miami New Times | August 16, 2017
Upcoming pro wrestling events, shows in South Florida | Miami Herald Upcoming pro wrestling events, shows in South Florida
Upcoming pro wrestling events, shows in South Florida - Ronin in Pembroke Pines Ronin Pro Wrestling is Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Broward College South Gym, 7200 Pines Blvd. in … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | August 16, 2017