Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
2 days ago | Health
The Port Everglades water distribution system supplies the cruise ships, Broward County Convention Center, and Harbor Shops (a plaza with a Publix, handful of eateries, and a gym for mothers and their babies). Now the Port is warning its users abo...
3 days ago | Economy
A foul stench haunts the South Harbor Plaza near Port Everglades on Southeast 17th Street. There's a Thai restaurant, a Carrabas Italian Grill, a cafe, a dry cleaners, a cellphone provider, and other shops that couldn't omit that odor, which can o...
4 days ago | Economy
Before the housing bubble burst in 2008, the average person in the tri-county area spent only 28.5 percent of their income on rent. But by the end of 2015 that percentage shot up to 43.8 percent. After Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Miami metr...
6 days ago | South Florida Sports
Broward Sheriff's deputies are being called a bunch of crybabies. On September 11, four Dolphins players kneeled during the national anthem in a game against Seattle Seahawks. Now the Broward cop union president is offended and wants to stop escor...
10 days ago | Environment
During Memorial Day Weekend, Chrissy Randall came home and found 300 dead bees in her Dania Beach back yard. Randall, a local beekeeper, recalls piles of nearly 100 of their tiny striped corpses in front of each of her three hives. She was devasta...
11 days ago | Economy
After knocking down the famous 100-foot tall wooden rollercoaster at Boomers, developers have secured plans to build an $800 million shopping plaza in its place. Though heralded as a way to kickstart Dania Beach’s economy, the soon-to-be Dania Poi...