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Do you go for the kiss? In Miami, greeting a stranger is tricky

You stick your arm out, grasp the other person's hand, then you shake. Greeting strangers is simples - unless you're in Miami.


David Grutman Brings the LIV Experience to Gulfstream Park With Post Malone and Ludacris

Mention Hallandale Beach, the sleepy Broward city just over the line from Aventura, and it probably conjures up images of bagels, lox, and a giant statue of a winged horse defeating a dragon. You don't expect bottle service and hip-hop.


The future of Bitcoin in real estate is now

"While I predicted a Bitcoin-friendly future in Miami real estate, even I was shocked at how soon this historic transaction went from theory to reality," says Stephan Burke, who is a member of the Master Brokers Forum and is a Realtor-associate with Brown Harris Stevens. This past September, I wrote an article for Business Monday that described the concept of Bitcoin, touted its virtues for the purchase and sale of real estate, and singled out Miami as an ideal laboratory for this phenomenon.


Q100 Winter Escape Getaway

In Florida, even winter is packed full of moments of sunshine. Like feeling the ocean breeze or jumping into a spring that's 72 degrees all year round.


Man charged with 46 counts of child pornography

A 61-year-old man has been arrested on 46 child pornography counts after investigators allegedly found tens of thousands of files in his Dropbox account. The Miami-Dade Police Department arrested James Anthony Abravaya on Friday after executing a search warrant at his business, Sabana Windows located at 6801 NW 77th Avenue in Miami on Thursday.


Florida braces for impact of federal government shutdown

The world won't end if Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": the government doesn't shut down.


Mall Grab Brings His Brand of Lo-Fi House Music to Floyd

For the last year or so, the electronic music glitterati have spent a considerable amount of time fussing over the phenomenon of lo-fi house , a sound defined by its adherence to the time-tested staples of house music big kicks, disco-influenced, soulful vocals while merging them with the gritty, muddy sound that inevitably emerges when aspiring bedroom producers neglect to polish their tracks to the standard of studio-produced work. Among the artists frequently mentioned is Mall Grab, the artistic moniker of 23-year-old Australian Jordon Alexander.


Costs are high, pay is low, but South Florida renters are satisfied, survey finds

More than 45,000 renters by ApartmentList.com took a survey that measured how satisfied they were in a variety of lifestyle categories. With just a few exceptions, South Florida communities rated highly.


A developer wanted to raze a 99-year-old Grove cottage. Then came a shocking ruling.

In lushly verdant Coconut Grove, where a wave of ungainly residential redevelopment has mowed down trees and homes by the score, at least one - late local legend Charlie Cinnamon's century-old cottage - is still standing, at least for now. To nearly everyone's surprise, the tiny wooden house has survived the first attempt at demolition by a developer.


The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

The weekend means different things to different people. For some, a hard week at work means dancing and a few rounds of drinks with friends are in order.


Tigermilk Parties Bring Britpop Back to Miami at Las Rosas

Ignoring historical ties, the Brits have held a form of dominion over American ears since the first twang of Beatlemania in the spring of '64. You can pencil in any of the heavy hitters of Cool Britannia and find some rabid fanbase for British acts in the following decades.


If you're looking to learn something new, check out this ASK, University of Miami lecture series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami is presenting an insightful lecture, "Russia, China & U.S. Relations," on Wednesday, January 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Key Biscayne Community Center Lighthouse Room. It is part of a lecture series presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Active Seniors on the Key.


Red-light cameras could go dark in Florida under proposed bill

Red-light camera manufacturer American Traffic Solutions released a video showing some of the worst red light runners in Florida of 2016. Red-light camera manufacturer American Traffic Solutions released a video showing some of the worst red light runners in Florida of 2016.


A rendering of Naeem Khan's proposed Miami headquarters from architecture firm Arquitectonica.

New York designer Naeem Khan is moving his headquarters to Miami - and building a high school next door for students who want to study fashion. The school will sit on the Miami River next to Khan's proposed corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility and serve as an extension of Miami-Dade's popular Design and Architecture Senior High .


Miami already focused on affordable housing for West Grove residents

People must pay far too much for rent or a mortgage in Miami, forcing residents to spend a disproportionate amount of their income on basic housing needs. For millennials, this might mean that they must delay the time frame in which they can afford to move out of their parents' home or decide to move to other, more affordable, cities.


Miami's Haitians, Used to Being Shunned, Rally After Trump Slight

When Jacques Despinosse lost a primary for the Florida House of Representatives in the 1990s, he chalked up his drubbing to the skepticism many voters had for candidates from what was then a relatively small Haitian diaspora. But since then, Haitian-American politicians have made one electoral stride after another in the state, winning commission seats in the counties encompassing greater Miami, representation in the Legislature, the mayoralty of the city of North Miami and coveted judgeships.


Why the fate of Dreamers is fueling talk of a government shutdown in Washington

Maria Rodriguez, director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, leads a group of Dreamers, TPS holders, elected officials, faith leaders, labor, and community organizations attending a rally to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in front of the MDC Freedom Tower in Miami, on Sept. 05, 2017.


Dr. Anatol Silotch uses voice acting career to fuel his goal of becoming a practising physician

Dr. Anatol Silotch, a successful voice actor, uses his homemade sound booth in his parents' basement in St. John's to voice spots for companies all over the world. - Submitted As fast as he can say pseudotumor cerebri in his warm and reassuring tone, Dr. Anatol Silotch can transform his voice to sound like a happy Irishman, a posh Brit, a 1950s gangster or a flamboyant European supermodel.


Dump your inhibitions for a crazy break in Miami

Florida went with Trump in the election - and it proved decisive. Pundits were surprised, given how Miami is home to the 'liberal elite' as well as sizable immigrant and gay communities.


Seven Power Lunch Hot Spots around Miami

Featuring chic dcor and three-course specials, these sleek Miami restaurants offer the perfect ambiance for your next power lunch. Shake hands with movers, shakers, and business tycoons in this Japanese mainstay.


Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova share precious first photos of newborn twins

Enrique Iglesias and girlfriend Anna Kournikova watch as Venus Williams plays her semifinal match against Serena Williams at the Sony Ericsson Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2009 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Pop superstar Enrique Iglesias has broken his silence about becoming a first-time father after debuting one of his newborn twins on social media.


Key Biscayne is a place of inspiration, and for one young man, it...

Shining with a limitless entrepreneurial spirit, the future is so bright for Chesco Sanchez that he had to make his own shades. The 37-year-old branding specialist with a flair for fashion designs his own brand of sunglasses from the Village of Key Biscayne.


What makes a classroom click? Meet four great teachers who make it happen.

The four finalists for Miami-Dade's annual Teacher of the Year contest - chosen from the county's roughly 18,000 public school teachers - have some ideas. Inspiring students takes passion, hard work and perseverance, they said.


Lottery tickets sold in Dania Beach, Miami can split Fantasy 5 jackpot

Two tickets sold in South Florida matched all five numbers in the Fantasy 5 drawing Tuesday night, Jan. 16, 2018, lottery officials said. Two tickets sold in South Florida matched all five numbers in the Fantasy 5 drawing Tuesday night, Jan. 16, 2018, lottery officials said.


10 Decadent Hot Chocolates to Sip in Miami, 2018 Edition

While Miami may not have a traditional winter, every now and then there's a quick cold snap that sends everyone in a frenzy to seek out the nearest warm and comforting beverage. Hot chocolate tends to be a go-to on most people's list.


Miami's Five Best Cheesy Dishes

January 20 is National Cheese Lover's Day, a time to unite and pay homage to fromage . Like any holiday, it should be spent in a gluttonous tizzy, noshing away on mountains of cheese.


Sanguich de Miami Closes Without Notice, Will Offer Free Sandwiches on Friday

Sanguich de Miami , a shipping container converted into a wildly popular Cuban sandwich shop in Little Havana, has closed until further notice. The ventantia -style walk up opened in late October.


Teacher of the Year finalists on what makes a great teacher

Shane Mosko, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a 2012 car accident, walked across the stage Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his FIU graduation with the help of a robotic exoskeleton and two walking sticks. Teacher Dale Adamson wins the Milken Educator Award and $25,000 at Howard D. McMillan Middle School.


Co-working spaces expanding as membership increases

Founders of Miami-Dade co-working spaces are looking to expand as membership increases and more professionals utilize shared workspaces as launch pads to success. "We got tired from working at home," he said.


Tell us how you make sense of all the negative things in our lives

Woke up this morning to the sounds of life all around me. Feel so full of gratitude for another chance at life.


What to do with orphaned boats? Irma wreckage is a smelly eyesore in Coconut Grove

A boat morgue sits on the waterfront in Coconut Grove. There lies the wreckage from Hurricane Irma, a few dozen victims of the storm's wrathful winds and surge.


Vanessa Elise as Death hovers over lawyers played by Laura Turnbull,...

His newest work, "Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts," previews Thursday and opens Friday in a Zoetic Stage world premiere at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. On Jan. 30, "American Hero" - a retitled version of his award-winning play "Fear Up Harsh," which premiered at Zoetic in 2013 - opens at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which has also commissioned another Demos-Brown play for its 2018-19 season.


This micro-unit hotel company is bringing tiny condos to Miami

Yotel, the British chain of airport and city hotels known for small, affordable rooms decked out with high-tech, luxury features, is getting into the condo-hotel business - and launching one of its new hybrids in Miami. YotelPad , a joint venture between Aria Development Group and the Kuwait-based AQARAT real estate company, will be a 30-story tower located at 227 NE Second St. offering 250 Yotel-branded hotel rooms and 208 condos ranging in size from 425 square-foot studios to 700 square-foot, two bedroom units.


Another blast of cold is coming to Miami. Will the iguanas freeze again?

Another round of cold weather is headed for Miami this week. But while you might need an extra layer on Wednesday night, it won't be the iguana-freezing temperatures of earlier this month.


ATV riders cause traffic jams during Martin Luther King Day

Motorcycle and ATV riders pop wheelies and cause traffics jams in Miami during Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15, 2017. The annual and illegal riding of off-road vehicles in the streets has become a yearly tradition and protest of gun violence, dubbed "Bikes Up Guns Down."


Family sues Norwegian cruise line after daughter allegedly assaulted by crewmember

A family from Iowa is suing Norwegian Cruise Line in a civil case after their 12-year-old daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by one of the ship's crewmembers in her cabin. A jury trial in Miami last February found the accused not guilty, according to documents obtained by ABC News.


Consult Gentle Teeth for Cosmetic Dentistry to Get That Stunning Smile Back

One of the best Kendall dentists, Gentle Teeth offers cost-effective cosmetic dentistry solutions, which enable individuals, get that stunning smile everyone covets. Whether its stained teeth or chipped teeth, with their comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, individuals can rest assured of restoring their dental health as well as the confidence and self-esteem lost due to damaged teeth - a physical trait whose perfection the society views as highly important.


Miami Beer Festival Returns to Marlins Park

The sixth annual Miami Beer Festival takes place Saturday, January 20th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marlins Park Plaza , with a host of breweries serving up beers for a good cause. Miami Beer Festival features 80 breweries serving up 200 different beers.


Matador on Miami: "You Go for a Walk and Come Home Bankrupt Three Days Later"

A pint of Guinness in Ireland is a ceremony. Each is served with love and care greater than the Cliffs of Mohr.


In Trump's Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding

In the middle of a rousing rendition of "We Shall Overcome" on Sunday morning, the Rev. William H. Lamar IV of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church made a sudden change to the lyrics.


Three Kings Day Parade marches through Miami's Little Havana

The annual Three Kings Parade marched its way through Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Sunday, with "Despacito" singer Luis Fonsi as its grand marshal. The annual Three Kings Parade marched its way through Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Sunday, with "Despacito" singer Luis Fonsi as its grand marshal.


Beckham's Miami group braced for long-awaited MLS launch

A member of the English superstar's ownership group said there will be "big news to announce in Miami in the near future" David Beckham's MLS franchise in Miami is closing in on a long-awaited formal launch, with a member of the club's ownership group indicating an announcement is coming "in the near future." MLS announced in February 2014 that Beckham had exercised an option from his LA Galaxy contract to launch a club for a discounted expansion fee, though the franchise's final approval has been put on hold amid drawn-out negotiations to build a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida.


Beckham's Miami group braced for long-awaited MLS launch

A member of the English superstar's ownership group said there will be "big news to announce in Miami in the near future" David Beckham's MLS franchise in Miami is closing in on a long-awaited formal launch, with a member of the club's ownership group indicating an announcement is coming "in the near future." MLS announced in February 2014 that Beckham had exercised an option from his LA Galaxy contract to launch a club for a discounted expansion fee, though the franchise's final approval has been put on hold amid drawn-out negotiations to build a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida.


He lived a lavish lifestyle by pretending to be a Saudi prince, indictment says. He wasn't.

Anthony Gignac wore expensive suits, drove a 2016 Ferrari California with diplomatic plates, and boasted to anyone who would listen that he was a Saudi prince looking for big-time investment possibilities for his father, the king. But behind that opulent life was a sham that Gignac, who was born in Colombia, had been perpetrating since the 1990s and across the United States -including Miami in 1993 and 1994, when he left behind huge debts in Bal Harbour, Cocowalk and Coral Gables.


Florida Is Ground Zero For President Trump's Remarks About Haiti

The big Haitian population in Florida makes the presidents remarks a problem for the GOP heading into the 2018 mid-terms. In 2016 the state of Florida voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in a very close election and one of the few minority voting groups that supported him was the states large Haitian community.


Florida Is Ground Zero For President Trump's Remarks About Haiti

The big Haitian population in Florida makes the presidents remarks a problem for the GOP heading into the 2018 mid-terms. In 2016 the state of Florida voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in a very close election and one of the few minority voting groups that supported him was the states large Haitian community.


Five Miami Bars to Check Out This Weekend

It's Saturday, and there's a long weekend ahead. The only problem is that you and your friends are bored with the same bars and clubs.


Say no to Cuban Exile History Museum a " or any other kind a " on public bayfront land

In a penny-pinching county with dire needs like public transportation that go without proper funding, one would think that a multimillion dollar vanity project might readily get the boot. But not when it's named the Cuban Exile History Museum - and six members of the Miami-Dade Commission are seeking re-election .


Say no to Cuban Exile History Museum a " or any other kind a " on public bayfront land

In a penny-pinching county with dire needs like public transportation that go without proper funding, one would think that a multimillion dollar vanity project might readily get the boot. But not when it's named the Cuban Exile History Museum - and six members of the Miami-Dade Commission are seeking re-election .


Fontainebleau owner Jeff Soffer buying Mardi Gras casino in Hallandale Beach

Jeff Soffer, CEO of Turnberry Associates, said he is purchasing the Mardi Gras casino in Hallandale Beach. Soffer will form a new company to handle the casino, which will not be part of Turnberry's portfolio.


a Moving fire bombs.a Dangerous illegal rigs drive Miamia s black market for gas

At first glance, the only thing amiss with Yoelkys Cuba Cardoso's Ford Expedition was that the windows were tinted too dark. But when a state trooper pulled him over in Hialeah Gardens, he immediately smelled the overpowering odor of diesel fuel.


'Breathtaking' revelation delays start of prison term for men in $25M sweepstakes fraud

Court records filed Tuesday by federal prosecutors caused a judge to give three men, convicted of running a $25 million sweepstakes fraud, a two-month delay on reporting to prison. Court records filed Tuesday by federal prosecutors caused a judge to give three men, convicted of running a $25 million sweepstakes fraud, a two-month delay on reporting to prison.


The fake Saudi prince made quite a scene at the airport as he was being returned to Miami

The many swindles by Anthony Gignac, a Colombian who posed as a Saudi prince in Miami during the 1990s, have not been forgotten by the men who posted his bond and later tracked him to New York. Francisco Marty and Thomas J. O'Connell still remember Gignac's ostentatious behavior and claims that he was Sultan Bin Khalid al Saud - claims that led to a confrontation with police in New York.


The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Strap in for a busy weekend and choose wisely, because there simply won't be enough time to hop around to all the great festivals happening in Miami this weekend. For the film and cosplay inclined there's the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival and Paradise City Comic Con, happening all weekend long.


Miami-Police demonstrates new E-Ticket

Sgt. George Wilhelm II of the Miami-Dade Police goes through the process of issuing its new E-Ticket at the department's headquarters in Doral, Florida on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Sgt. George Wilhelm II of the Miami-Dade Police goes through the process of issuing its new E-Ticket at the department's headquarters in Doral, Florida on Thursday, January 11, 2018.


Members of Haitian community react to Trump's comments

In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump used profane language as he questioned Thursday, Jan. 11, why the U.S. should permit immigrants from certain countries as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation.


How one Congressional race could oust five Miami politicians if Florida bill passes

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, shares a light moment during a May 1, 2017 press conference. Her retirement has set off a scramble by hopeful Democratic office holders to replace her in the left-leaning Congressional district, and the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature may change state law to require anyone running for federal office to give up their state or local seats.


Miami hopes to revitalize this historically black neighborhood. Will it work?

In a vote that revealed subtle ethnic tensions and nearly punched a Congressional candidate in the gut, Miami commissioners voted Thursday to try and expand a controversial taxing district in order to preserve what remains of Coconut Grove's historically black community. By a decision that was much closer than the 5 - 0 vote tally suggested, the city's elected officials directed Miami administrators to work with Miami-Dade County to establish a community redevelopment agency in the West Grove, founded more than 100 years ago by Bahamian settlers.


Hea s called himself a prince for decades a " but the royal treatment has ended in Miami

Anthony Gignac wore expensive suits, drove a 2016 Ferrari California with diplomatic plates, and boasted to anyone who would listen that he was a Saudi prince looking for big-time investment possibilities for his father, the king. But behind that opulent life was a fraud that Gignac, who was born in Colombia, had been perpetrating since the 1990s and across the United States -including Miami in 1993 and 1994, when he left behind huge debts in Bal Harbour, Cocowalk and Coral Gables.


Angie Chirino, Daughter of Cuban Pop Icon Willy Chirino, Running for Congress in Miami

For one very brief moment, it appeared the congressional race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in her central Miami district was going to be boring. The Republican candidates, led by charismatic-as-a-rock County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, couldn't scrape together ten cents between them.


Miami's Six Best Afterhours Clubs

The great Will Smith once famously sang, " Party in the city where the heat is on/All night on the beach till the break of dawn ." Most clubs are content to close at 5 a.m., but there are a handful of after-hours spots that party well into the next day.


Mystvries Provides a Live Score to Cult Film Fantastic Planet for Miami Jewish Film Festival

Since its 1973 release, Czech/French animated film Fantastic Planet has become an object of fascination. Eschewing the fluid, cartoonish qualities of mid-20th century American animation for a more static and painterly style, Fantastic Planet pairs its unique approach to animation with some of the most outlandish visuals ever committed to screen.


Who needs county commissionersa votes? All of their top donors.

A rendering of the proposed American Dream Miami retail theme park in Northwest Miami-Dade. The developer behind the project, Triple Five, has become a top donor in the early days of the 2018 County Commission races.


Nominations for the 42nd Annual Carbonell Awards Have Been Announced

Four productions that spanned the tri-county area, The Caretaker at Zoetic Stage; The Secret Garden at Slow Burn Theatre Company; Sunday in the Park with George at Zoetic Stage; and Sweeney Todd at Palm Beach Dramaworks; tied with six nominations each when the nominations were announced for the 42nd annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. Zoetic Stage in Miami led with 17 nominations for their productions of The Caretaker , Fuacata , Sunday in the Park with George and Top Dog/Underdog .


Magic Leap led Florida's venture capital raise in fourth quarter

Plantation -based tech startup Magic Leap, which in December announced its first product, led 2017 and fourth-quarter venture capital financing in Florida with investments of $502 million, according to the quarterly MoneyTree Report released Wednesday. Magic Leap's investments were only second in the country to California-based ride-share company Lyft's $1 billion during the fourth quarter.


Alejandra Jimenez's "Casa" Is About More Than Just Moving in With a Lover

Inspiration strikes songwriters in odd and unexpected ways. Many of the greatest songs of the modern era are not products of meticulous craftsmanship but the result of chance, mundane thoughts.


Hooker in the passenger seat helps convict Florida man in DUI crash

Drunk and high on cocaine, Robert Velazco blew his truck through a red light in West Miami. He ran over a young father on a scooter, causing critical brain injuries.


MTV Networks Latin America gets first county filming grant

The first production to gain funding under Miami-Dade County's new film incentive program is a 20-episode MTV Networks Latin America television series continuation. The incentives are geared to fill a gap left when Florida dropped its own film incentives system, a change that sent filming activity and employment in the state into a tailspin.


Curtain lifted from Coconut Grove Playhouse battle details

As a county commissioner plans to unravel the negotiated lease and adopted restoration plan for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, preservationists fighting to save the entire building are claiming a victory at the city level. Immediately after a Dec. 14 vote by Miami city commissioners, the one clear fact was that a third party was getting more than three months to raise additional millions to restore all of the closed and dilapidated playhouse, including the 1,100-seat auditorium.


Miami Jewish Film Festival: 21 years making history

The 21st annual Miami Jewish Film Festival runs from Thursday through Jan. 25, featuring 60 films and 50 special guests from around the world. The films touch on diverse issues, not just Jewish issues, although naturally most of the movies focus on the Holocaust and persecution of Jews during World War II, issues that are sensitive and have a powerful historic and identity value.


Miami police chief addresses the arrest of officer on drug charges

Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes holds a conference at the City of Miami Police Headquarters regarding the arrest of duty Miami Police Officer Adrian Santos on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 for cocaine possession at E11even night club. Miami Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes holds a conference at the City of Miami Police Headquarters regarding the arrest of duty Miami Police Officer Adrian Santos on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 for cocaine possession at E11even night club.


Slip These Fragrances into Your Clutch for a Night out in Miami

On your next night out in Miami, slip these coveted mini-sized fragrances into your clutch for a fun and flirty scent on-the-go. This seductively mysterious scent is not only easily applied, it is ideal for those with sensitive skin, due to its alcohol-free ingredients.


Seatrade Cruise Global Announces 2019 Dates and Return to Miami

Seatrade Cruise Global , the leading annual global business-to-business event in the cruise industry, will return to the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center 8-11 April 2019 after a three year stint at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Marking the 35th edition, the conference is partnering with Cruise Lines International Association , Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and the entire South Florida cruise and tourism community to celebrate South Florida Cruise Week 2019.


A New Miami

Miami's vast gay history has many layers - from the revolution of Art Deco architecture in the 1920s and '30s to today's sophisticated developments in downtown: Brickell City Centre, with rooftop bars, restaurants, and malls; and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, with three state-of-the-art theaters. In this metropolis of diverse and ever-changing cultures, LGBT visibility has helped define the city's image.


Joe Carollo, Alfonso Leon Battle for Electoral Seat in Court

Joe Carollo, who won a November run-off election, and Alfonso Leon are battling for a Miami-Dade District 3 commissioner seat in the courtroom. Carollo won the Nov. 21 electoral contest by 5.52 percent.


Activists protest end of TPS protection for Salvadoran immigrants

Protesters rallied near the White House Monday after the Trump administration announced plans to end special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump.


Taedonggang North Korean Beer to be Launched at Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company

The trademark for Taedonggang , the official beer for North Korea, has been registered in Miami, and the people behind the brand in the U.S. are launching their first beer at Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company on January 13. The Taedonggang brewery is based in Pyongyang, North Korea, where the beer is also made. But, as Lincoln's Beard Brewing co-owner John Falco told the New Times , the brewery has nothing to do with the beer being released on Saturday.


Miami Beach commissioner wants to end red light camera program

Following the lead of other local governments, a Miami Beach commissioner wants to end the city's red light camera program that slaps drivers with a $158 ticket if they're photographed running a light. Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez announced her intention to propose ending the city's month-to-month contract with Xerox State and Local Solutions in an email to residents Sunday, saying the $158 fines are an undue burden for the city's working class and senior residents.


Weekender: Sarah Caden's walking Miami

You can hit the ground walking on a Friday night in Miami if you fly direct with Aer Lingus. The feet might be a bit swollen from the flight, but what better way to ease them than to stroll up the boardwalk that runs parallel to Collins Avenue? Regret that you didn't bring your running gear, and feel healthy again after apple and ginger shots in Joe & The Juice on the corner of 17th Street.


They picked up luggage at the airport baggage claim. That was the problem

Passengers flying into Miami International Airport should feel comfort that three luggage-theft suspects have been arrested and charged with a combined eight counts of grand theft. But passengers should feel a little less comfort at the ease which Ana Columbie, Wilbert Cabrera-Valdes and Madelaide Martincarreras stole an estimated $23,700 worth of travelers' property, according to police.


The Spot Barbershop in Coral Gables, with over 16 years in the...

The Spot Barbershop in Coral Gables, with over 16 years in the industry the barbershop was born of a realization that Miami lacked a relaxing place for men to hang out, talk with other men and get their hair cut at the same time. It started in the laundry room of his childhood home in Little Havana as a fluke.


Coming soon: Teatro Avante, Miami-Dade County present Notas Que Saben A Olvido

Notas que saben a olvido by Araceli Mariel Arreche returns to Miami after its successful U.S. premiere at the 32nd International Hispanic Theatre Festival last July. This time it will be staged at the On.Stage Black Box Theatre at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. February 1-4 for four performances only.


The critically ill boya s final wish? To fly from Colorado to meet Florida alligators

Zoo Miami's Ron Magill holds an alligator as Ryland Gallagher checks it out during a presentation at Zoo Miami. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida granted Ryland Gallagher's wish to see alligators and crocodiles up close.


Video shows man running over hotel vana s driver and then fleeing

Just 77 seconds after Eladio Rodriguez-Cristobal drove a hotel shuttle bus into the Courtyard by Marriott in Coral Gables, a thief crushed and dragged him under that shuttle while acclerating through the hotel driveway. That slash of time from the afternoon of Nov. 18 was captured on surveillance video, which the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office released on Friday.


Miami Cold Weather Survival Guide

Miami has been swept up in the country's bomb cyclone, and it's so cold that iguanas are falling from the trees and t ourists are pairing their flip-flips with down parkas. OK, the weather will get back to normal soon - Sunday's forecast calls for temperatures in the low 70s.


Advanced Multi Sign in Hialeah is one of the fastest-growing urban companies

Ariel Pedrosa is president of Advanced Multi Sign, which he founded. The Hialeah-based company designs and builds commercial signs for restaurants, banks, gas stations and other businesses.


Florida deputy beaten on interstate in 2016 found dead

The News-Press reports that Cape Coral police found 48-year-old Lee County Deputy Dean Bardes dead in his home Tuesday. Authorities said that in November 2016, Bardes was confronted and slammed to the ground by 53-year-old Edward Strother after a pursuit.


Miami power couple ordered to replace illegally chopped mangroves

A neighbor confronted Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founder of the internationally recognized architecture firm Arquitectonica, about cutting protected mangroves following Hurricane Irma. A neighbor confronted Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founder of the internationally recognized architecture firm Arquitectonica, about cutting protected mangroves following Hurricane Irma.


Miami police and fire rescue help the community fight hunger in the new year

Farm Share, an organization that receives federal grants for food distribution, handed out meals to approximately 1,000 families at the Miami police headquarters Friday morning as part of a program that tries to bridge the gap between local communities and law enforcement. Farm Share, an organization that receives federal grants for food distribution, handed out meals to approximately 1,000 families at the Miami police headquarters Friday morning as part of a program that tries to bridge the gap between local communities and law enforcement.


Miami 2018 Winter and Spring Beer Festival Guide

The advent of the beer festival in Miami started years ago, but the growing craft brewing industry means that there are now many more. There seems to be a beer fest for all seasons in the Magic City.


Where to Get Hot Toddies in Miami to Stay Warm

Since we don't really do the whole fireplace thing down here, alcohol is the perfect way to warm up through Miami's cold front. South Florida's favorite watering holes are rising to the occasion to keep you warm and fuzzy with unique takes on traditional warm libations and steamy sippers.


The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

It's the first weekend of 2018, and you want to get your year started off right. You've most likely recovered from last weekend's New Year's Eve hijinks and endured yet another work week after the holiday rush.


The Wynwood Yard Rolls Out a Food Ordering App

When you're hungry for a plant-based bowl but your friends crave fried chicken and truffle mac and cheese, there's only one place to go. The Wynwood Yard , which houses more than a dozen semi-permanent food trucks, offers Miami a diverse selection of bites.


Take a Bite of Tschabalala Self's "Sour Patch" at Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Nestled in a corner of the Design District's newly built Paradise Plaza, past multi-story boutiques, an upscale gelateria, and behind a row of trees wrapped in tinsel, stands the new home of Thierry Goldberg Gallery. Formerly of New York, the gallery made its way to Miami where it found a space just a few doors down from Goop Gift.


Nancy in Little Havana Gets New Name, New Menu

Revolutionary War-themed Bar Nancy opened in Little Havana this past May with rustic, nautical-inspired decor and a healthy selection of craft cocktails. Now the laid-back drinking den has shortened its name and upped its offerings with a full menu of bar bites.


Miami's Ten Most Historic Music Venues

Miami is in many ways a forward-thinking city. Its developers are increasingly obsessed with over-development, often coming at the cost of gentrifying communities or tearing down some of Miami's most beloved venues.


Where to Get Churros and Hot Chocolate in Miami When Temperatures Dip

Wind chill values in the Miami metro area will be in the upper 30s on both Thursday and Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service . Luckily, we have churros and hot chocolate.


Churros and Hot Chocolate! Miami's answer to the cold weather

Lines for fresh-fried churros at La Palma on SW 8th Street in West Miami will stretch for up to two blocks when the weather is cold . La Palma expects to sell more than 1,000 churros and more than 50 gallons of hot chocolate.


Thief makes off with $60,000 worth of electronics

Miami Police is investigating a burglary that occurred on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Electronic World, located at 401 Biscayne Boulevard. According to detectives, an unknown male was seen on surveillance video shattering the store's front glass during non-operational hours.


Miami Cancer Institute raises $12,000 at a Last Jedia benefit screening

Raising funds for Miami Cancer Institute at a private premiere screening of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" are, from left, Brandi Syatauw Heddings, Baptist Health South Florida director of development; Brad Barreto, Coral Gables Title + Escrow chief financial officer; Richard Barbara, Coral Gables Title + Escrow chief operations officer; Jamie Thomas, Baptist Health South Florida assistant vice president; and Annie Martinez-Lopez, Baptist Health South Florida assistant vice president.


Miami-Dade judge found dead in South Beach apartment after heart failure

Chances are, if you flubbed the signature on your absentee ballot in a Miami-Dade election or voted provisionally any time this millennium, County Court Judge Shelley J. Kravitz helped decide whether your vote counted. Armed with a magnifying glass and sometimes accompanied by her dog, Lenny, Kravitz spent countless hours over the last 20 years or so at county elections headquarters combing through thousands of questionable ballots and overseeing recounts.


The Wynwood Yard Has Transformed Miami

On a busy afternoon in December 2016, a lemon-yellow food truck housing the World Famous House of Mac struggled to keep up with demand at the Wynwood Yard. Lines swirled around the truck.


Weekend Tour: How to Do Miami in 48 Hours

OK: You've arrived in Miami. This city is known for its cultural hot spots, beautiful beaches and historical sites, so there's a lot to see and do.


Former top recruit DJ Johnson to leave Miami Hurricanes | Canes Watch

UM's DJ Johnson and Jeff Thomas cool off in a tub of ice water after the second day of University of Miami football camp at Greentree Field on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Johnson, considered the best defensive recruit Miami signed last season , has left the program.


Garage delays drive down Miami Parking Authority bond status

Emerging technology and delayed projects are having an impact on the Miami Parking Authority, the city's semi-autonomous parking agency. Fitch Ratings has just affirmed the city Department of Off-Street Parking 's $65.04 million of outstanding series 2009 A & B parking system revenue bonds at 'A'.


Witness recounts boat explosion on Miami River

A Miami-Dade transit bus was hit in the rear at 1500 block of NW 62nd Street in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, sending several people to the hospital with minor injuries on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The 36th annual King Mango Strut Parade in Coconut Grove spoofed President Donald Trump, Hurricane Irma and more only-in-Florida stories on New Year's Eve 2017.


Ita s official: 2017 ties for hottest year on record in Miami

Miami's yearlong sizzling temperatures were enough to beat a chilly end to 2017, tying the record for the hottest year on the books. The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that December officially ended with an average monthly temperature of 79.2 degrees in Miami.


Miami's Culinary Wish List for 2018

As we meditate on what Miami's culinary ecosystem might yield in the coming year we are at the same time forced to look back at everything it has accomplished in recent years. Miami developed a bona fide chef community and the city's best cooks seem to now regularly communicate with one another, participate and enjoy events together, and most importantly accept young cooks from each others' restaurants for brief stages to expand their skills and knowledge.


Four Miami Artists to Watch in 2018

Driving on I-95 at 5 p.m., you pass a hot-orange light peeking through the leaves of roadside trees. You have plenty of time to notice it because traffic is almost always crawling.


Coast Guard rescues man who fell from boat near Miami

In a news release, the Coast Guard said people on a nearby boat reported hearing a man screaming for help near Dinner Key, a marina complex in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood. A boat crew found a man in the water and pulled him to safety.


Miami residents fear climate gentrification as investors seek higher ground

Schiller Sanon-Jules remembers eating fried pork and plantains in Little Haiti when he was a kid in the 1980s. "It was a taste of Haiti," says Sanon-Jules, who immigrated to the US as a child and now owns the Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store, one of the shops on the neighborhood's brightly-colored main street.


At King Mango Strut, Miami spoofs a wacky 2017.

The battle between developers and the environment rages as alligators and plant life fight to hold ground during the 36th Annual King Mango Strut parade in Coconut Grove on New Year's Eve 2017. The battle between President Trump and North Korean president Kim Jong-un continues on New Year's Eve 2017 during the 36th Annual King Mango Strut parade in Coconut Grove.


At King Mango Strut, Miami spoofs a wacky 2017.

The 36th annual King Mango Strut Parade in Coconut Grove spoofed President Donald Trump, Hurricane Irma and more only-in-Florida stories on New Year's Eve 2017. The 36th annual King Mango Strut Parade in Coconut Grove spoofed President Donald Trump, Hurricane Irma and more only-in-Florida stories on New Year's Eve 2017.


Police Involved Shooting In Hialeah Lands Two Accused Armed Robbers In Handcuffs

CBS4 CBS4 is now on CBSMiami.com. It's the same great news, weather, and investigations you found on cbs4.com, but we've added a whole new range of great items and [] My TV 33 My TV33 is on CBSMiami.comIt's the same great news, weather, and investigations you found on cbs4.com, but we've added a whole new range of great items and features [] WQAM Miami's Sports Radio 560 WQAM is South Florida's original sports station.


Comedian Finesse Mitchell appearing at DC Improv all weekend long

As a regular on "Saturday Night Live" from 2003 to 2006, Finesse Mitchell created the hilarious character of Starkisha and did impressions of everyone from 50 Cent to Kobe Bryant to Morgan Freeman.


Five Champagne Brunches to Welcome 2018

As Miami prepares for the biggest night of the year, start the party early with a boozy Sunday brunch. From Miami Beach to Doral, look for restaurants offering bottomless bubbly and unlimited plates of food.


Easy money? Not for python hunters who grapple with Everglades giants for $8.10 an hour

Patrick Campbell is one of the snake hunters who work for the South Florida Water Management District as part of the Python Elimination Program. Patrick Campbell is one of the snake hunters who work for the South Florida Water Management District as part of the Python Elimination Program.


VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop' comes to Miami for new season

The new season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" features nine main cast members in the hip hop and R&B scene. The show debuts 9 p.m. Jan. 1. The new season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Miami" features nine main cast members in the hip hop and R&B scene.


First known Bitcoin-only real estate deal in Miami closes

A Bitcoin evangelist who goes by the moniker "Paychecks" paid nearly 18 Bitcoin for a condo, in what appears to be the first cryptocurrency-only real estate transaction in South Florida. Ivan "Paychecks" Pacheco, who co-founded the cryptocurrency website Bits to Freedom, paid 17.741 Bitcoin, or the equivalent of $275,000, for a two-bedroom unit at 777 Northeast 62nd Street in Miami's Upper East Side neighborhood, according to brokers Stephan Burke and Carol Cassis.


Video shows moments before victim is shot to death

Broward Sheriff's Office released surveillance video showing the moments before Ervin Watson, 27, shot Philip Antonino, 57, to death on Sept. 22, 2017.


New Year's 2018: Miami Parties That Are $50 and Under

Sure, Miami is a city known for it's insanely overpriced fetes with bottle service and Kardashian sightings, but you don't have to spend thousands to celebrate with friends. A host of bars and restaurants are opening their doors to revelers with no cover and bar packages.


The Ten Best Places to Watch New Year's Eve 2018 Fireworks in Miami

Living in Miami means having the luxury to celebrate the new year outside without getting frostbite. The temperature dips below 70 degrees only on occasion , so while your friends up North are bundled up in five layers, you're hanging out on yachts, rooftops, and beaches in December.


The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Hot Chip originally gained notoriety as a British indie-pop electronic band, but the members have found success as DJs both collectively and individually. They're coming to the Ground to prove it, along with Dude Skywalker , a Miami trio that has played nearly every venue that matters in this city.


Oy vey! Can South Florida enthusiasts keep Yiddish alive?

It's not taught in South Florida schools, public or private, and many of its most ardent enthusiasts have died. But Yiddish, the beloved language of many Eastern European Jews and their descendants, refuses to succumb to these staggering obstacles.


How the GOP tax overhaul could impact your kida s education

The sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed into law last week will likely impact many areas of American life, including education. Experts are still analyzing what the GOP tax plan means for each state, but it could affect everything from how parents pay for private schools to the amount of money available for public education.


Miami is a top 10 spot for New Year's Eve

Mr. 305 has been replaced by comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey for Fox's New Year's Eve show Dec. 31st. "Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square'' kicks off from 8 to 10 p.m. and then 11 p.m. through 12:30 a.m. Pitbull has hosted the show in Miami for three years.


Man convicted for killing sheep in Hialeah Gardens

Jose Reyes was convicted and sentenced to three years probation for animal abuse in a case where he was accused of killing three sheep in Hialeah Gardens. Maria Springer, CEO of Out of the Ashes Foundation who owned the sheep, talks about the crime.


For the 20th Year, Miami Begs Idiots Not to Shoot Guns Into the Air on New Year's

Miami just wants to go one six-month stretch without a bystander getting hit by celebratory gunfire. Is that too much to ask? Every Fourth of July and New Year's Eve, city and county officials must remind South Florida's insane, physics-challenged residents that, indeed, when you shoot a gun straight up into the air, those bullets don't just magically rocket off into the sun.


Fatal shooting in Little Haiti continues recent spate of gun violence in Miami-Dade

Miami police are investigating their second fatal shooting incident in the past three days after a man was killed in Little Haiti Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. in the area of Northeast 57th Street and Miami Place, police said.


Miami's Ten Best Brewery and Taproom Openings in 2017

It's hard to believe, but a few short years ago, Miamians had few options for locally brewed beers. Now the choices are varied, with breweries offering everything from crisp lagers to complex cask-aged selections.


Author Robert Arellano on Havana Libre and Cuba's Shrinking Apertura

"I cannot abandon Havana," muses Dr. Manolo Rodriguez over a cigarette in the opening pages of Robert Arellano's newest novel, Havana Libre . It is the summer of 1997 - the height of Cuba's periodo especial , or special period of economic crisis after the fall of the Soviet Union.


Gravity Brewlab Trades Radiohead Tickets for Beer Collaboration With Denmark's Evil Twin Brewing

Gravity Brewlab has collaborated with Denmark's Evil Twin Brewing on a beer that's currently being distributed throughout Miami. According to Gravity Brewlab's Diego Ganoza, his friend Ryan noticed that Evil Twin's Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergs wrote an "in search of" post on Facebook looking for a pair of tickets to Radiohead's sold-out show in New York.


Ten Miami New Times Stories That Changed the City in 2017

The best journalism gets results, and in 2017, Miami New Times staff raised serious hell and changed the city for the better. In the last twelve months, our stories have forced the cops to abandon a secret plan to fly a 24-7 spy plane over minority neighborhoods and protected medical marijuana access for sick Miami Beach residents.


Don't shoot guns in the air on New Year's Eve

Police and community leaders hold a press conference to warn people not to shoot guns in the air on New Year's Eve. Each year, police and community leaders warn people that what goes up must come down.


Subject barricaded in North Miami-Dade east of Interstate 95, police say

Miami-Dade police are asking people to stay away from an area east of Interstate 95 on Northwest 83rd Street, just north of the City of Miami proper. #MDPD is working a barricaded subject in the area of 83 Street and NW 5th Avenue.


Miami-Dade Animal Services Euthanized Woman's Runaway Dog in the Middle of the Night

On December 14, Sofia Mauri and her husband let their dog out into the backyard of their fenced-in Coconut Grove home. By the time they realized a side gate had accidentally been left open, Milo was gone.


Miami's Ten Biggest Political Stories of 2017

This was the year when Miami politics went full drunken circus. The President repeatedly gave prime seats to a notorious former Miami cult member who once stood trial for murder.


Manolo Reyes: Educator/economist joins commission after seven tries

Manolo Reyes hasn't been a Miami city commissioner very long but with the help of an excellent staff has hit the ground running. He was up to date on all agenda items for his first meeting, able to participate, tell his opinion, how he felt about the issues and even tried to bring some of his issues into perspective just one day after being sworn in.


Coral Gables office market roaring into 2018

"In the big picture, Coral Gables is solid," said Donna Abood, principal and managing director of Avison Young's Miami operations. "It never has major shifts, because of the value of the city overall.


The Ten Best Free Ways to Ring in the New Year

When it comes to ringing in the new year Miami style, there isn't a shortage of things to do . But, it's no secret that those uber-fabulous things will cost you a pretty penny.


Police looking for kidnapping, robbery suspects in Miami

The Miami Police Department is looking for a pair of men they say kidnapped and robbed a boy walking home from school on Dec. 12, 2017. The Miami Police Department is looking for a pair of men they say kidnapped and robbed a boy walking home from school on Dec. 12, 2017.


Miami's Ten Best Dishes of 2017

It's hard to say what makes a dish great. It could be a delicate balance of acid, sugar, and spice or unhindered decadence without distraction.


Miami police find dead body in the street after early morning shooting

Miami police blocked off a stretch of a Little Havana street after a dead body with several gunshot wounds was found in the area early Tuesday morning. The body was found at Northwest First Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues at about 2:20 a.m., according to police spokesman Christopher Bess.


New Year's Eve 2018 Miami Dining Guide

Now that you've unwrapped your gifts it's time to start planning for the biggest night of the year. Miami has nearly endless ways to ring in the New Year so whether you want to feast in a multi-course gourmet meal or celebrate with friends at a pub, here are the best places to toast 2018.


One Of A Kind: Were You Born On One Of These Uncommon Days?

CBS4 Aventura Police released an age-progression sketch of a man wanted for questioning in a 2001 murder. CBS4 is now on CBSMiami.com.


Woman promoted to new senior rabbi at Miami Beach synagogue

For two years, the rabbinic search committee at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach looked nationally to find the right person to be the new senior rabbi at the 75-year-old synagogue. To no one's surprise, the new senior rabbi is actually a rabbi who has served Temple Beth Sholom since 1994 - Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz.


Bilingual Miami sitcom cast say stage revival excludes them

Some of the original cast of this country's first bilingual television sitcom say they have been left out of a stage production celebrating the show. "Que Pasa, U.S.A.?" originally aired from 1977 to 1980.


Miami Drag Queens Bring Celebrity Deathmatch to Life

Every millennial remembers staying up late watching MTV, but one show stood out from all the music videos and ridiculous dating series. Its violence, ridiculousness, and clay savagery were etched into the minds of America's teenagers.


Port Canaveral master plan gets extensive feedback, including call for aquarium

Port Canaveral's Cove area and, on the far side of the channel, its cargo area are two of the focal points of the port's proposed 30-year master plan. Port Canaveral has received wide-ranging public response to its proposed 30-year master plan, which is expected to be voted on in early 2018 by port commissioners.


Aventura Mall shoppers flee into the parking lot following unconfirmed reports of shooting

Panic erupted at Aventura Mall on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 as shoppers ran amid reports of a shooting. Aventura police found no evidence of a shooting.


Aventura police holds press conference after reports of a possible shooting at Aventura Mall

Aventura Police Sgt. Chris Goranitis holds a press conference amid reports of a possible shooting at Aventura Mall on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017.


With storms and crime taking out traditional industry winter haunts...

"The renovation of the Four Seasons Costa Rica will be completed Dec. 15, and we have been sending a lot of people there, including an executive from a major network," says Sienna India. With storms and crime taking out traditional industry winter haunts St. Barts and Cabo, price hikes and wait lists plague Miami, Hawaii, Aspen and Asia: "Everyone who has reservations feels very relieved."


Miami Christmas Survival Guide

For a few minutes, take a break with a holiday-inspired cocktail or skip cooking and take the family out for a meal. Get in the Holiday Spirit With Miami's Best Christmas Cookies .


Noche Buena to Go: Where to Buy Everything You Need to Celebrate

Growing up in the 305 means you've had your share of Noche Buena parties, and although South Florida's multicultural landscape is fettered in unique traditions, the Magic City definitely has its own take on the Christmas eve holiday. We've managed to create a holiday filled with dancing, dominos and debauchery.


Five Festive Brunches for Christmas Weekend

No Name Chinese . Feeling a little hung-over? No Name Chinese's dim sum brunch with bottomless Riesling just might make you feel alive again.