May 21

Secretary Says Asbestos at Miami-Dade Courthouse Gave Her Lung Cancer

...quality at all durations of her employment, including her time at the Northside District at 9105 NW 25th St. in Doral...

    Secretary Says Asbestos at Miami-Dade Courthouse Gave Her Lung Cancer
    There's no question the historic Miami-Dade courthouse, completed in 1928, is in bad shape. County commissioners have described the building as "hazardous" and "experiencing corrosion, rust, water intrusion, algae and mold penetration, termites, poor air quality, and potential asbestos exposure." Yet voters have been clear they don't want to pay to rebuild it.
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May 11

Homeless Sex Offenders Lose Legal Fight, Will Be Forced Out of Camp Near Hialeah

In 2013, dozens of registered offenders set up a tent city near NW 71st Street and NW 36th Court, an industrial corner near the train tracks; by last year, 233 registered offenders lived there. Now, it will be shut down ASAP.

    Homeless Sex Offenders Lose Legal Fight, Will Be Forced Out of Camp Near Hialeah
    Miami-Dade does not currently have any idea what to do about to its homeless sex offender camp, an ongoing catastrophe that New Times first exposed more than a decade ago with a story about a camp underneath the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Harsh residency restrictions, which prevented sex offenders from living within thousands...
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Apr 27

Miami-Dade Will Close Sex Offender Camp by May 6, Threatens Jail Time for Stragglers

...many homeless advocates worry they have few alternatives to their camp near the intersection of NW 71st Street and 36th Court. According to the mayor's letter, Miami-Dade police have the option to "remove" those...

    Miami-Dade Will Close Sex Offender Camp by May 6, Threatens Jail Time for Stragglers
    Since 2014, a colony of homeless sex offenders has been rapidly populating at the intersection of Northwest 71st Street and Northwest 36th Court, near Hialeah. Nobody wants it there, including the dozens who call it home. Everyone from the Homeless Trust to the ACLU to the county commission agrees it's a public health and safety hazard.
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Dec 07

Giant Inflatable Trump Rat Set Up Outside Churchill's Pub

Lee erected the piece at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan, just down the street from Trump Tower, around the same time the president was returning to his office from D.C. The balloon sculpture later made its way to Washington, where it set up in Dupont Circle.

    Giant Inflatable Trump Rat Set Up Outside Churchill's Pub
    Wherever he's brought his giant inflatable caricature of Donald Trump as a snaggle-toothed rat, John Post Lee has been amazed by the response from others horrified by the regime. But when he started calling around and looking for a place to set up his signature balloon during Miami Art Week, the...
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Dec 06

Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Party Guide

Little Dreams Foundation Benefit Gala. Hosted by Phil and Orianne Collins. With Laura Pausini, WYK, and others. 8 p.m. Saturday, December 9, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $129 to $254 via livenation.com.

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 Party Guide
    There's no doubt Miami Art Week will be filled with plenty of art in all shapes and forms, from blue-chip works to esoteric performance pieces. The well-heeled Art Basel crowds will be looking for the next hot artist to add to their collections.
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Nov 07

Miami-Dade Commissioners Want Cops to Arrest Homeless Sex Offenders on Sight

This past August, the New Times investigated the encampment at NW 71st Street and NW 36th Court, which local business owners say has kept customers away and made them worry for their...

    Miami-Dade Commissioners Want Cops to Arrest Homeless Sex Offenders on Sight
    This morning, Miami-Dade commissioners are meeting to introduce an amendment to the county's ordinance that would allow law enforcement to arrest homeless sex offenders on sight, even if RSOs are residing in a compliant area. The original ordinance requires officers to give RSOs (and other homeless persons who are 'overnight camping') the option to go to a homeless shelter first.
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Nov 06

Miami Beach Is Trying to Bankrupt Liquor Stores, Lawsuit Claims

...allowing the four in existence — including two operated by Doar, Ocean 9 Liquor and Ocean 11 Market — to remain unaffected...

    Miami Beach Is Trying to Bankrupt Liquor Stores, Lawsuit Claims
    For six years, Ocean 9 Liquor has sold beer, wine and spirits from Collins Avenue store, which boasts free delivery and an on-site DJ. That all changed on a Friday last month, a new lawsuit claims, after code enforcement showed up with police and threatened to take store operator Doron...
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Nov 03

Liberty City Residents Worry They're Being Poisoned by Huge Hurricane Irma Dumpsite

...The sixth is Liberty City’s Poinciana Industrial Park, a plot that's located at NW 75th Street and NW 25th Avenue across from Northpark, a gated residential neighborhood with more than 350 units, including subsidized housing...

    Liberty City Residents Worry They're Being Poisoned by Huge Hurricane Irma Dumpsite
    For over a month, Miami-Dade County has been sending garbage trucks full of hurricane debris and trash to Poinciana Industrial Park, a empty county-owned lot directly in front of Northpark, a residential neighborhood filled with families, children and elderly people. Furious, residents have begun protesting what they call a clear case of environmental racism.
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Oct 23

Residents Livid After Hurricane Irma Floods Fancy New Fort Lauderdale High-Rise

...expensive apartments ever built in the city. Barely a year old, their new home at 215 SE Eighth Ave. boasted private pool cabanas and an on-site yoga studio and dog spa...

    Residents Livid After Hurricane Irma Floods Fancy New Fort Lauderdale High-Rise
    After moving from Manhattan to Fort Lauderdale last month, Stephen Dietz and his wife were excited to snag a two-bedroom apartment in the 30-story Amaray Las Olas, a new luxury building said to be one of the most expensive apartments ever built in the city.
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