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This Russian general fought the mob. Why does he own $38 million of Florida real estate? | Miami Herald This Russian general fought the mob. Why does he own $38 million of Florida real estate?
There is life after being one of Russia’s top crime fighters — and it can be very good. Anatoly Petukhov gave up Moscow’s icy winters for the warm embrace of … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Miami art collectors donate aboriginal works to three U.S. museums. One is in Miami. | Miami Herald Miami art collectors donate aboriginal works to three U.S. museums. One is in Miami.
Miami art collectors Dennis and Debra Scholl are divesting of yet another of their art collections, donating 200 contemporary aboriginal Australian works to three U.S. museums. Miami’s Patricia & Phillip … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
2 men fall and die from dizzying heights, adding to a deadly trend since February | Miami Herald 2 men fall and die from dizzying heights, adding to a deadly trend since February
Two men plummeted to their deaths from dizzying heights Friday, one working on an overpass, the other falling from the 10th floor of a Miami Beach construction site. A third … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
All northbound lanes of Turnpike in southwest Dade shut down due to deadly crash | Miami Herald All northbound lanes of Turnpike in southwest Dade shut down due to deadly crash
One person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on the Florida Turnpike Extension in southwest Miami-Dade. The accident happened just before 4 a.m. in northbound lanes at the SW 216th … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
No background checks, pension issues, bad bookkeeping among North Miami audit findings | Miami Herald No background checks, pension issues, bad bookkeeping among North Miami audit findings
An audit of North Miami’s finances and management over a five-year period has found extensive problems with the way the city was run, including employees who were hired without proof … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Not a knock knock joke: Miami’s politicians win and lose elections on doorsteps | Miami Herald Not a knock knock joke: Miami’s politicians win and lose elections on doorsteps
If you want to predict a winner in Miami politics, try looking at the candidates’ soles. Of their shoes, that is. If the tread isn’t bare, look elsewhere. Despite the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Police Union Chief John Rivera Is Disgusting, Not Protesting Dolphins | Miami New Times Police Union Chief John Rivera Is Disgusting, Not Protesting Dolphins
John Rivera, president of the union representing Miami-Dade Police officers, is more interested in scoring political brownie points that upholding his oath to protect the community. The head honcho for the Police Benevoent Association recently sent an email to his union members expressing his "disgust" with three Miami Dolphins players...
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Estrella Damm Chef's Choice Offers Beer-Pairing Meals at 50 Miami Restaurants | Miami New Times Estrella Damm Chef's Choice Offers Beer-Pairing Meals at 50 Miami Restaurants
Just as Miami Spice wraps up for the season, Estrella Damm Chef's Choice rolls into Miami, offering meal deals at 50 Miami restaurants. The promotion lasts throughout the month of November.Each restaurant will offer a three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, main course, and dessert. The dinner will be paired with an Estrella Damm beer. Each participating chef has also been tasked with incorp
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly, UM researchers say | Miami Herald Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly, UM researchers say
There’s no miracle medicine to combat signs of aging, such as fatigue, muscle weakness and loss of balance. But as scientists work to unlock the mysteries of why some 80-year-olds … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
The Florida Keys took another hit — head-on collision shuts down highway for hours | Miami Herald The Florida Keys took another hit — head-on collision shuts down highway for hours
A fuel tanker collided with a truck at around 1 p.m. Friday in Cudjoe Key, ground zero for Hurricane Irma’s destruction, causing the Overseas Highway to completely shut down for … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Four candidates to vie to become mayor of Miami Beach | Miami Herald Four candidates to vie to become mayor of Miami Beach
This year’s municipal elections will bring a great deal of change to Miami Beach’s commission, including a new ceremonial leader of the city. Voters will fill two open commission seats … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Halloween 2017: Miami's Ten Best Costume Parties | Miami New Times Halloween 2017: Miami's Ten Best Costume Parties
Halloween is looming which means that one step near a chaotic party store can make or literally break you. As the Magic City prepares for one of its most rowdiest nights of the year, we strongly encourage that you start getting those final Halloween looks in order. Because we all know when it comes to dressing up for the occasion, this city doesn't mess around. It's all fun and games until you los
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
A Month After Irma, Miami-Dade's Sex Offender Camp Is Still There | Miami New Times A Month After Irma, Miami-Dade's Sex Offender Camp Is Still There
After New Times exposed squalid conditions at a tent city of homeless sex offenders near Hialeah, Homeless Trust head Ron Book finally said he wants to close the encampment. Two months later, the hurricane-ravaged colony hasn't left. With little hope, offenders have begun adding amenities and reinforcing the tents with tarps and garbage bags.
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Miami's Five Best New Fall Brunches | Miami New Times Miami's Five Best New Fall Brunches
With a noticeable crispness in the air, relish Miami's transition into cooler months by trying a new brunch this weekend. However, instead of opting for an indoor food and drink fest, consider a reservation outside to dine near the ocean or on a busy patio. It's fall, after all. From Bazaar Mar's seafood spread in Brickell, to dim sum at Phuc Yea, or beer and comfort food at Biscayne Bay Brewing,
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
There's So Much Trash in Miami Canals, You Can See It From Space | Miami New Times There's So Much Trash in Miami Canals, You Can See It From Space
After getting a call from someone about trash piling up in a South Florida Water Management canal in Miami, environmentalist Dave Doebler turned to Google Maps to get the GPS coordinates. What showed up on the screen shocked him: the massive clump of trash could be seen in satellite images...
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Kaixen Experiments With Darkness and Light on Debut Album <i>Pecado</i> | Miami New Times Kaixen Experiments With Darkness and Light on Debut Album Pecado
Self-titled after the Japanese philosophy of "Kaizen," which translates to "change for the better," Miami producer KAIXEN is always changing. On his debut album, Pecado, Julian Steven Munro experiments with a fusion of pop, electronic R&B, hip-hop, and indie rock that underscores his growth as both an artist and as a...
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Miami Beach to Install Surveillance Cameras on Beachwalk | Miami New Times Miami Beach to Install Surveillance Cameras on Beachwalk
For months, Miami Beach commissioners have been waging war against a crime wave they insist is sweeping the city. They've voted to curb alcohol sales and close the beach earlier, and agreed to let voters decide whether last call should come at 2 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. on Ocean...
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Will plan to revamp Grove Playhouse save it, or doom it? Public disagrees | Miami Herald Will plan to revamp Grove Playhouse save it, or doom it? Public disagrees
A passionately split audience both praised and panned new designs for the Coconut Grove Playhouse in a drawn-out public meeting Thursday that largely rehashed longstanding debates over the scope of … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Construction worker injured after fall from overpass on SR 826 | Miami Herald Construction worker injured after fall from overpass on SR 826
A construction worker has fallen off the Palmetto Expressway at an overpass near Northwest South River Drive, Miami Dade Fire Rescue reports. The unidentified victim, who fell about 30 to … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Sam Stan Makes Broward's Rap Scene A Happier Place With Happy Raps | Miami New Times Sam Stan Makes Broward's Rap Scene A Happier Place With Happy Raps
In a world of terrible raps, Pembroke Pines rapper Sam Stan gives us a breath of fresh air
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Seafood Festivals, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Beer | Miami New Times Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Seafood Festivals, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Beer
This weekend, Biscayne Bay Brewing will celebrate its three-year anniversary; the South Beach Seafood Festival returns, Coconut Grove Seafood Festival will return to Miami Marine Stadium; St. Rosh Market will host a preview party at the Broken Shaker; Funky Buddha will release a limited-edition beer, and celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian will host an unlimited stone crab dinner.
Miami New Times | October 20, 2017
C’est magnifique: Miami Beach mayor to be awarded French Legion of Honor | Miami Herald C’est magnifique: Miami Beach mayor to be awarded French Legion of Honor
President Emmanuel Macron of France has bestowed his country’s highest civilian honor — the Legion of Honor — to an unlikely subject: Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. Pourquoi, one might … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Construction worker falls 10 stories to his death in Miami Beach | Miami Herald Construction worker falls 10 stories to his death in Miami Beach
Friday saw two deaths in the South Florida area, both as a result of falling from heights. A construction worker plunged 10 stories to his death from a building on … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 20, 2017
Historic Pigeon Key Forced to Close Indefinitely After Hurricane Irma Damage | Miami New Times Historic Pigeon Key Forced to Close Indefinitely After Hurricane Irma Damage
On Labor Day weekend 1935, a massive category 5 storm rocked Florida, killing more than 400 people. Residents of the tiny, 5-acre Pigeon Key just west of Marathon fled just before their homes were hit with 200 mph winds and a storm surge 20 to 30 feet high. The catastrophic hurricane wrecked the Florida Keys, but Pigeon Key proudly rebuilt. Now, more than 80 years later, the researchers and volun
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
Nu Deco Ensemble Is Miami's Best Kept Musical Secret | Miami New Times Nu Deco Ensemble Is Miami's Best Kept Musical Secret
Nu Deco Ensemble is a hybrid ensemble playing the works of Vivaldi alongside the music of Prince and David Bowie.
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
Miami's 10 Best Halloween Parties in 2017 | Miami New Times Miami's 10 Best Halloween Parties in 2017
Calling all cool ghouls and scary fairies. Halloween is just around the corner. Do you know where you're partying in style? Don't get all dressed up with nowhere to go. Miami loves to party, and this city has the tricks and treats to make your fright-night a delight. The whole...
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
Bunnie Cakes Vegan, Gluten-Free Cupcakes Now Available in Miami Starbucks | Miami New Times Bunnie Cakes Vegan, Gluten-Free Cupcakes Now Available in Miami Starbucks
Now you can get your Bunnie Cakes cupcake fix in the world's most massive coffee chain: Starbucks.13 South Florida stores are now carrying a vegan, gluten-free, passion fruit cupcake made by the local bakery. This is the first time ever that the chain is carrying an allergy-friendly item in its baked goods case.
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
After Herald series on abuses, Florida juvenile justice chief enacts a reform | Miami Herald After Herald series on abuses, Florida juvenile justice chief enacts a reform
Florida juvenile justice administrators announced Thursday that they will appoint an in-house ombudsman, reporting directly to the agency’s secretary, to “amplify” the voice of youths in state custody and their … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
Artiles Still Spending Campaign Money After Resigning for Racial Slur | Miami New Times Artiles Still Spending Campaign Money After Resigning for Racial Slur
This past April 21, Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida state senate, after getting caught using the N-word in front of black colleagues. Mere hours after stepping down, the Miami Herald also nailed Artiles for hiring Hooters waitresses as campaign "consultants." But from May to September, Artiles charged his campaign account...
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
Facebook Live With Pubbelly's Jose Mendin Today at 3:30 | Miami New Times Facebook Live With Pubbelly's Jose Mendin Today at 3:30
New Times will speak with chef Mendin live from the Habitat space live today at 3:30 p.m. The chef will talk about  the new restaurant and give information on new menu items.
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
Candidate says her last name starts with G. Elections office says it starts with T. She sues to change ballot. | Miami Herald Candidate says her last name starts with G. Elections office says it starts with T. She sues to change ballot.
Claiming gender and ethnic discrimination by elections officials, a candidate for Miami City Commission has asked a judge to order new ballots printed that properly identify her surname and place … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
For soldier killed in Niger, making life better every day in the world was his mission | Miami Herald For soldier killed in Niger, making life better every day in the world was his mission
Before U.S. Army Sgt. La David Terrence Johnson became a central figure in the war of words between a South Florida congresswoman and the president of the United States, he … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson | Miami Times Online Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson
Miami Times Online | October 19, 2017
Frederica Wilson gets death threats | Miami Times Online Frederica Wilson gets death threats
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is under protection Thursday after getting death threats after she accused Donald Trump of making insensitive remarks to a grieving widow of a Miami Gardens special forces soldier who was killed in Niger.
Miami Times Online | October 19, 2017
Halloween 2017: Miami Cocktail Guide | Miami New Times Halloween 2017: Miami Cocktail Guide
Time to dust off the broomstick because it's time for Halloween. Sure, the supermarket is lined with bags of candy for trick or treaters, but don't let that stop you from enjoying a little adult entertainment.The holiday also offers ghoulishly fun drinks.  Here are some of the best offerings this Halloween:
Miami New Times | October 19, 2017
Frederica Wilson says John Kelly lied from the White House podium | Miami Herald Frederica Wilson says John Kelly lied from the White House podium
When White House Chief of Staff John Kelly condemned a Miami congresswoman on Thursday for sneering at President Donald Trump’s condolence call to a soldier’s widow, the retired general recalled … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
She was 92, stranded in Puerto Rico nursing home. Her rescue: an Uber sent from Miami | Miami Herald She was 92, stranded in Puerto Rico nursing home. Her rescue: an Uber sent from Miami
The good news out of San Juan came in a hurry for Natascha Otero-Santiago but it wouldn’t last long: Her mother’s 92-year-old friend, stranded on the fifth floor of a … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
A security guard called a mosque. What he said could earn him federal prison time | Miami Herald A security guard called a mosque. What he said could earn him federal prison time
Grocery store security guard Gerald Wallace caused the people at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami significant insecurity with a Feb. 19 phone message. Wallace, of Miami, pleaded guilty Wednesday … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
American Archives Month helps you discover roots to grow family trees | Miami Herald American Archives Month helps you discover roots to grow family trees
“Who am I?” is a universal question asked for centuries by people around the world searching for their identities. Native Miamians Patricia Jennings Braynon and Marvin Elliott Ellis are among … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017
State to determine back pay owed Miami’s cops after cuts struck down | Miami Herald State to determine back pay owed Miami’s cops after cuts struck down
Miami taxpayers will find out in the coming months exactly how much Miami’s police officers are owed in back pay after the city improperly slashed their benefits and pay in … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | October 19, 2017