The lionfish have arrived.
While fishing off the Naples shoreline, an angler snagged a 16-pounder last week.
The fish originally made its first appearance in the waters off the Florida Keys in 2009. Now, it appears to be spreading.
Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfis ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., charting the hip jiggles of the 4 p.m. early-bird dancers at King of Diamonds). 5. U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy. Just fo ... More >>
Several weeks ago, we made a terrible mistake, one that warranted immediate regret. We asked to start receiving Gov. Rick Scott's news releases.
And then came a deluge of good news. If we hadn't known any better, we would have thought Rick Scott was doing something, well, not evil.
Which brought ... More >>
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently announced changes to the harvesting on lionfish. Namely, that you no longer need a fishing license to catch one (when wearing certain gear). Which means you're totally screwed, lionfish!Now before you go thinking this is some ... More >>
Colin Au: No B.S. from this guy.The CEO of Genting Group, which bought the Miami Herald's property on Biscayne Bay earlier this year and dreams of turning it into a mega-casino, wasn't exactly subtle when he said the project would result in a net gain of jobs for the state -- especially in Miami- ... More >>
Woke up this morning, looked at the news, felt like sharing. Yes, brothers and sisters, can I get a witness?A dead whale in Hallandale Beach. Pretty much sucks for the whale and for the poor vet who had to euthanize it. Not much to tell except it was a baby sperm whale, only three feet, and it be ... More >>
Photo by C.StilesCityPlace South Tower is now in foreclosure.Miami-based real estate giant The Related Group has struggled to weather the housing bust, watching its massive Icon Brickell condo project on Biscayne Bay sit largely empty, while its CityPlace South Tower in West Palm Beach goes into ... More >>
Miami Herald Publisher David Landsberg sent out a memo this evening announcing that Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald editor Humberto Castelló is resigning after seven years at the helm. Even bigger news is Castelló's replacement.
GarciaTaking the reins as executive editor at ... More >>
Charter boat captain Mark "the Shark" Quartiano is (in)famous for catching and killing sharks off our South Florida shores. He loves to post bloody pictures of his kill, like the hammerhead on the right.
And, if anyone famous ever gets on his boat, Striker-1, he's bound to get the word out (with a ... More >>
After a hard day of filing my nails, receiving deep tissue massages,
and ordering Manolo Blahniks from Neiman Marcus's online store (THANK
GOD for the plummeting economy - sales are faaaabulous), there's
nothing that I like more than grabbing my komodo dragon and baby
panda-fur lined purse, driving ... More >>