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Use This Scientific Technique To Get More Bang For Your Buck At Chipotle

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

This piece was originally published by Apartment List and was submitted to Rise Miami News as a resource for our audience. Because seriously, who doesn’t love Chipotle? The original piece has been adapted below.
By Dylan Grosz
Intern at ApartmentList.com
It’s basically a universal truth that the only thing better than Chipotle is…more Chipotle. I’m no religious scholar, but I’m pretty sure heaven is just one big Chipotle restaurant where the guac and chips are ALWAYS free and hell is just some Taco Bell. So when one of my co-workers at Apartment List brought up the question of how to hack Chipotle to get the most burrito for your buck, I was intrigued. If ever there was a noble intern task, this was obviously it.
Through a lot of burrito research and even more company write-offs and office burrito donations, I’ve discovered these 6 tips that can increase the size of your burrito by 86% without spending any more money.
You’re welcome, world. Please send the Nobel Prize to my mom’s house.
The Experiment

So I took my geeky love of data and my black hole of a belly to Chipotle for several days and ordered 5 burritos each day (35 burritos total), then returned to the Apartment List office to meticulously separate out and weigh the ingredients. Finally, I combined all the best methods to confirm the total burrito size increase. Additional methodology footnotes are below, but for now – on to the meat of the experiment (pun intended).
Tip 1: Get a burrito bowl  with a tortilla on the side

At its onset, Chipotle introduced the innovative burrito bowl that combined its authentic Mexican cuisine with the ease of knife-and-fork dining. Burrito legend has it that the bowl’s lack of tortilla constraints influences servers to give burrito bowl customers huge portions in general. In my experiments, I found that this method alone gets 15% more

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11 Things #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow About Hollywood

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Growing up in Hollywood, FL is an interesting experience to be sure. But that experience is vastly different now then in decades past. Here’s 11 things that #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow about the old “Hollyhood”

Boomers! and the Dania Beach Hurricane wooden rollercoaster

Sunday, January 25th was the last day of operation for this popular Dania Beach landmark. According to the Sun Sentinel, “It shut down to make way for The Landings at Dania Beach, a new development that will include a shopping center, restaurants, a hotel and apartments.” (Yes we know this is not technically in Hollywood, but it was still a really important part
“The Dania Beach entertainment center opened in the 1970s under a different name … Palace Entertainment bought it in the early 2000s and renamed it Boomers…” The Dania Beach Hurricane opened November 1, 2000 at 3,200-feet-long, 100-feet-tall, the coaster was the largest wooden roller coaster in Florida at the time. Although it ceased operation in April 2011, the coaster can still be seen from I95, but is set to be torn down later this year.
Read More: 13 Things #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow… About Growing Up In South Florida

Hollywood Fashion Center/The Millennium Hollywood’s City Place

Widely known as the “Millennium Mall” to the younger Hollywood generation, long-time residents fondly remember this shopping mall as the Fashion Center. In 1972 the center owed its popularity primarily to the anchor stores, including Burdines, Jordan Marsh, JC Penney and Richards. Although once the Pembroke Lakes mall opened in 1992, and the larger tenants left, the owners filed for bankruptcy. Fast forward to October 11, 2003, the center re-opened as an indoor flea market after sitting empty for a decade. Although Millennium was successful early on, attracting families with an ice rink and merry-go-round, it soon took on a seedy element; it was later discovered the merchants were selling stolen goods.

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Lamonte Stewart: A Miami Comic Seeks To Raise His Game In Upcoming Shows

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Sick of the lack of variety in the local comedy scene? Didn’t even know that South Florida had a comedy scene? Need something fun to do tonight in the Magic City? Sick of me asking you questions instead of doing my job?
If you answered yes to any of those questions then local comic Lamonte Stewart is worth checking out.
A Connecticut native, Stewart has lived in South Florida long enough to be considered a local and he is doing something that few attempt in this part of the country- standup comedy.
“There is a decent amount of opportunity to perform in South Florida,” Stewart said. “Whenever I travel, I go to open mics because I like the feeling of going to a new place armed with my material. One thing I notice is that the quality of open mic’ers in South Florida seem better to me and I think that’s because we have so much time onstage to develop.”
Stewart said that he was inspired by Eddie Murphy and other well known comics growing up.
“The Best of Eddie Murphy on SNL and a Sunday night comedy hour on a Hartford radio station got me interested in comedy,” Stewart said. “I wore out the Eddie Murphy VHS tape and when I soon after heard Raw and Delirious, I was beyond floored. Steven Wright, George Carlin, National Lampoon and Cheech & Chong were acts that made a memorable impression early on.”
Stewart wasn’t always the type to stand on stage and make people laugh. As he tells it, he sort of fell into the profession.
“It wasn’t until after college that I went to a comedy show and wasn’t impressed by the comedian who was dismissive of the audience and upon realizing that he was still going to get paid, I started going to open mics in NYC,”

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Here’s The Best Restaurants For FIU Students

Friday, August 7th, 2015

By Natalie Alatriste
FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus is located in the heart of Kendall, making it difficult to find anything other than a fast-food joints or chain restaurants to dine at. Here are some of the best places in or around FIU, including some you may not even know exist.

Chili’s Too! on campus

Though anyone associated with FIU knows about Chili’s Too, it has earned its place on this list for one reason. This eatery may not have its mother restaurant’s full menu, but it does have one important thing: the only bar on campus. This is the only spot you can find alcohol on FIU grounds, located in the Graham Center. For the menu, click here.

Moe’z Express

No, this isn’t the Moe’s Southwest Grill that you’re probably thinking. Open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, this restaurant is ideal for those with a serious case of the late-night munchies. Moe’z serves an array of different cuisines, ranging from healthy options—you will even find a paleo menu—to comfort food. FYI: This is the place that crushes potato chips and puts it on hot dogs, quesadillas and maicitos. You can also find a hearty steak or lean chicken for dinner. YUM! It’s located at 10544 S.W. 8th Street. Check out the menu here.

specialTEA Lounge & Café

One of the area’s best-kept secrets. This tea lounge serves over 60 premium loose-leaf teas and tisanes, and it’s also the only café in Miami-Dade that serves local, organic, certified-Fair Trade coffee, according to its website. And specialTEAisn’t just good for tea and coffee. The wraps, sandwiches, salads, and bites are also top notchg! It’s all very fresh—there’s no false advertising here. The café is located at 10766 Coral Way. Check out the menu and read more about it here.

Bustelo Café on campus

This Cuban

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Doral Council Voted To Let Donald Trump Keep His Key To The City

Friday, August 7th, 2015

By Jeffrey Fernandez
Donald Trump’s comments made during his presidential campaign announcement against Mexicans and Latin immigrants have only continued to snowball.
On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at the Doral city council meeting, Vice Mayor of Doral, Sandra Ruiz, submitted a motion to denounce Donald Trump and to demand he give back the key to the city, which he received 5 months ago.
Protesters held signs in the chambers declaring, “Trump, You’re Fried,” “I’d vote Voldemort over Trump,” and “Mr. Hate Is Not Welcome.”
Councilman Pete Cabrera requested the protesters to remove their signs from the chambers, stating, “I do not believe that banners surrounding our council chambers is the appropriate thing.” However, the council decided against him.
Citizens and individuals representing political organizations came to the Doral city council meeting to voice their objections against Trump and demand the council request Trump return the key to the city.
Speaker Maurizio Passariello, from Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida asked the council, “to stand with us against those who would unfairly denigrate and humiliate us [Latinos] by unequivocally denouncing Mr. Trump’s statements. It is unquestionably the right thing to do at this point.”
Some Doral residents explained people were placing too much importance on Trump’s remarks, and should move on to more pertinent issues.
In the end, a 3-2 vote was decided against Trump returning the key to the city.
Mayor Luigi Boria, Cabrera, and Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez voted no, with Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz and Councilwoman Christi Fraga voting yes.
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Jets Now Allowed To Land At Private PBC Neighborhood Airfield

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Yesterday was a historic day for one of the most exclusive and prestigious neighborhoods in Wellington, Florida, the Wellington Aero Club. For the first time in its history, jets were allowed to take off and land at the private airfield.
The club was developed in the 1980s and features a plane landing strip in the middle of the housing development. The strip has long been used for small aircraft.
But the Wellington Aero Club homeowner’s governing documents did not allow for jet aircraft activity for the close to four decades since its inception.
The Aero Club is nestled amongst some of the most lavish equestrian communities in the country boasting some very wealthy and well know residents, like Bill Gates, Tommy Lee Jones and Madonna, just to name a few.
Read More: Wellington, Other South Florida Cities “Invaded” By Food Trucks
The loud noises these old jet engines produced were a serious concern in the 1980’s and all the way up to current times as horses are easily upset by loud noises.
Not only would horses be disturbed by the loud noises of jet engines, so would the people living in and around the Aero Club opponents have long maintained.
The club paved the runway three years ago to allow for jet landings. But the paving of public support was much more difficult to come by.
Local residents check out the jet that landed at the private strip on Thursday morning. Photo Credit: Taylor Neuman/ Rise Miami News.
“I spent many hours a day for well over a month doing nothing else but going door to door to get votes and educate our neighbors,” Steven Daiagi, the current president of The Wellington Aero Club said.
75 percent of residents were required to change the governing documents to allow jet operation at the airstrip.
While the community supported the move, there are still limitations as to

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13 Questions With Pam Keith: The Fresh Face In The Florida Senate Race

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

There’s over a year before Democratic voters go to the polls to vote for their choice of who will be their party’s candidate in the race to succeed Marco Rubio in the United States Senate.
But it’s never too early to start learning about the candidates vying for that office.
Pam Keith is an Palm Beach attorney and a former Judge Advocate in the United State Navy. Her father was a former American ambassador to Qatar and she was raised in various locales all over the world. Keith moved to Florida in 2011 and recently threw her hat in the ring to be the junior senator from Florida.
Here’s 13 questions with Pam Keith.
Question: You were born in Turkey. How long did you live outside of the US?
Pam Keith: I lived outside of the U.S. from 0-6, 11-13 and while I served in the Navy for a year and a half.
Q: What impact have your parents had on your life?
Pam Keith: My Dad emphasized hard work, responsibility, sacrifice and service to others. My Mom emphasized compassion, creativity, self-confidence and humor. They both taught me to respect myself and to be fearless in my pursuit of my dreams.
Q: What did being black mean to you growing up? You talk about this in some detail on your site.
Pam Keith: From 0-6, I didn’t even know I was “black.” I was just an American and a girl. Both of which were very relevant for different reasons. But I didn’t know anything about African American history or culture, per se. I was introduced to “race” as an issue when I was living in Oakland as a child and Roots came on TV. It was very traumatic for me to learn that I descended from people who were so profoundly abused, because I wanted to go back in time and stop slavery and get justice.

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#GetARoom: Company Promotes New UM Housing With Hilarious Fence Message

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Thanks to Reddit user cellobo18 for this hat tip of more funny stuff happening in the Magic City.
We like to focus on serious issues here at Rise Miami News but sometimes the trivial and silly are also worth our attention- if just for a second.
But #GetARoom? I mean how much more #Miami can that get?

The post on Reddit that links to the photo says “The U is building new student housing near me. This is how they’re advertising. True to form.”
But it doesn’t seem like this is a UM student housing development as the central hashtag says #CaneHouse. Cane House is a soon to be open off campus student housing development from AJP Ventures.
“A rental apartment building located at 6200 Red Road, will provide luxurious dwellings  for undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of Miami,” the AJP Ventures website reads about the soon to be completed building. “Each dwelling will consist of 3 and 4 bedrooms, each having its own private bathroom, as well as, a common kitchen, dining and living room space. Cane House will be ready for occupancy by August 2016.”
Rise Miami News has reached out to AJP Ventures to confirm that the fence belongs to them because #journalism.
Photo Credit: Reddit User cellobo18
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Here’s The Best Miami Spice Events Going On This Week

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

This piece was originally published by our partner MIAbites.com and is produced by them. 
Each Thursday, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami “foodie” events and special promotions for the upcoming week.  Please note that specific details, dates and prices are subject to change, so please call ahead to confirm event details.
Thursday August 6 and ongoing until September 30th– Miami Spice– We are almost one week into Miami Spice, and the 180+ restaurants have really upped their game offering some delicious menu items for both lunch and dinner over the next two months.  For complete listings visit their website at http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-spice-month.
And for some well-thought out advice, check out our MIAbites Spice Guidelines here for making the most out of Miami Spice.
Wednesday August 5– Late to the Spice game, hot new Wynwood restaurant Alter joins Miami Spice with a special $23 -3 course lunch menu featuring some unique dishes prepared just for Spice by Chef Brad Kilgore featuring local sashimi, blue crab shumai, seared scallops and Chef’s take on the BLT, pressed bacon, smoked tomato jam, and garlic aioli.  Alter  223 NW 23rd St. Miami, Fl. 305 573 5996. 
Sunday August 9– Thompson Miami Beach’s Sunday Night Drinking Club (S.N.D.C) launches at the hotel’s historic 1930’s House. This event salutes industry professionals but everyone is welcome to join the club. S.N.D.C will take place every Sunday night at 7 p.m. (starting Sunday, August 2nd) and will feature select $7 cocktails and food specials throughout the evening. S.N.D.C. is one of many of Thompson Miami Beach’s special weekly programs. 1930s House also features three nightlife events including: Thursdays at 1930s House – Live Open Format with Miami’s Favorite Musicians and DJs at 9 pm Casa Cubana Fridays at 1930s House –with live Cuban band Reiko & Renoir at 9 pm. Saturdays at 1930s House – Old School hip-hop with King Cut at 9 pm.  1930’s House at The Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL  786 605 4041
Summer Cocktail Season is here: Lots of creative libations with refreshing fruit infusions

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Read: Doral City Council Resolution Condemning Donald Trump Over “Racist” Remarks

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

 
The Doral City Council will consider a move to condemn Donald Trump for “racist” remarks made during his presidential campaign announcement tonight during a meeting.
Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz is expected to introduce a resolution calling for the move according to local political blog Political Cortadito.
The proposed move comes on the heels of some controversial statements that Trump has made about illegal immigrants in his barely month old campaign for President.
Read More: Doral May Revoke Donald Trump’s Key To The City
Read the resolution that will be introduced tonight below as obtained from the Doral City Council website.
City of Doral Council Resolution Condemning Donald Trump

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Arsht Center Gives Kids Career Making Opportunity In AileyCamp

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

By Natalie Alatriste
On August 1, children of AileyCamp rocked the Knight Concert Hall stage, which has been used by big-name performers, including Barry Manilow, Kevin Spacey and even President Barack Obama.
Laughter, tears, and many standing ovations filled the concert hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts as the audience watched these children in their emotionally moving and final dance performance of the summer.
But here’s the interesting part: These students aren’t dancers. In fact, most of them had no dancing experience whatsoever. They’re the underserved children of Miami, and received a scholarship for the summer camp.
“I was shaking,” Jahi Gibson, a fourteen-year-old battling multiple sclerosis said of his first time on stage. “I tried not to let it show on my face how scared I was.”
The children selected for the program practiced all summer for it. One hundred kids, ages 11 to 14 (25 from each age group), were handpicked by AileyCamp Miami based on their backgrounds.
For six weeks, these kids were able to experience more than just dancing—they were able to bond and build strong relationships with each other. They even worked with a creative communications coach to write an oration for the show.
This was the camp’s seventh year in Miami, and the theme was “Attitude of Gratitude,” which encouraged the youngsters to express their concerns about today’s issues, and even covered relevant topics as serious as police brutality.
In a modern and poetic monologue, the children implored the audience to show gratitude to one another and strive for world peace.

They also performed West African dances, and a ballet that began classically with Chopin and eased into Bill Withers’s “Grandma’s Hands.”
AileyCamp’s main goal is to facilitate self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression and critical thinking skills through dance, according to a press release.
“I’m used to getting bullied in my school. Where

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Stop: Miami Named One Of 10 Most Dangerous Cities For Red Light Running

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

As if things weren’t bad enough on the road in South Florida.
A new study out today from the National Coalition for Safer Roads said that Miami was the sixth most dangerous city in America for red light running.
The study, which was first reported locally by 610 AM WIOD, said that 82 people were killed in red light running accidents between 2004 and 2013 in the Magic city.
The organization released a nationwide map showing hot spots for red light running as part of National Stop on Red Week, which is ongoing.
“NCSR is partnering with organizations and communities across the country to raise awareness about the dangers of red-light running during National Stop on Red Week,” a statement on the group’s website said. “Each day of the week is dedicated to different safety aspects, useful statistics and information, and heartfelt messages from supporters.”
Read More: Miami’s Traffic Is God Awful According To Science
The data used in the map comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration who says that nearly 8 thousand people were killed in red light accidents between 2004 and 2013.
In separate literature disseminated by the group, they say that in 2013 alone, more than 697 people were killed and an estimated 127,000 were injured in “crashes that involved red-light running” nationwide.
Houston, TX was the worst city in America for red light running coming in with 181 deaths during the same period.
Also on the list:
2) Phoenix, AZ- 127 deaths
3) Los Angeles, CA- 125 deaths
4) Las Vegas, NV- 105 deaths
5) Chicago, IL- 99 deaths
6) Miami, FL- 82 deaths
7) Dallas, TX- 71 deaths
8) Philadelphia, PA-63 deaths
9) Tucson, AZ- 61 deaths
10) Denver, CO- 60 deaths
For more information, visit http://ncsrsafety.org/stop-on-red/#Map
Photo Credit: Matthias Ripp/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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Miami’s Traffic Is God Awful According To Science

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Everyone knows that big cities are the place to live if you want to have fun, good food, clubs, social events, cultural happenings and more.
Miami is one of these exciting big cities. But hold that thought, you might be in for a little surprise (unless you have ever been outside here).
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Yes, Miami is well known for its glamorous beaches, vibrant deco buildings, high end hotels, diverse culture and year round entertainment, but it’s also known for its congested traffic.
Many other big cities have excellent forms of public transportation that eradicate their traffic issues for those that commute. Washington DC has the Metrorail System consisting of 5 lines, 83 stations and approximately 103 miles of track and New York City has the subway that continues to expand today, but Miami unfortunately does not have a developed well thought out system.
Driving in Miami can be a nightmare. It is not uncommon to have 6 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic. Talk about a stressful commute.
According to The Fiscal Times, Miami is one of the top ten worst cities in the country when it comes to road crowdedness. Normally the congestion level is 12%, it gets much worse during rush hour and on non-highway roads.
Rush hour in Miami is hectic, whether you’re on the way to work or trying to get home from work it seems like everyone in Miami is on the road. When driving in Miami thinking ahead and budgeting your time is crucial.

You might think that using non-highway roads might be faster but the traffic on non-highway roads is 20% more congested than highways.
The traffic congestion in Miami is caused by a lot of factors. A high frequency of accidents is one of the significant causes of this traffic

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Activists Worry About Destruction Of Environment if Massive Theme Park Built In South Miami-Dade

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

“No one is going to develop the zoo, everyone knows this land is protected” thought William Cully Waggoner, a member of the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition and Gold Coast Railroad Museum, when he moved to Miami near the Richmond Pine Rockland in 1990.
Twenty five years later, that patch of pine rockland, a rare forest habitat, is facing more than $1 billion worth of proposed developments, according to Al Sunshine, the president of the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition.
Sunshine said that proposed plans from developer Ram Realty, include building a 900 unit apartment complex and a Walmart under the name “Coral Reef Commons”.
Read More: Arsonists Burn Large Swaths Of Endangered Habitat At South Miami Park
A separate project, led by The Miami Wilds LLC developers also want to expand Zoo Miami into a theme park, hotel, and tourist destination according to Sunshine.
The developments to the Richmond Pine Rocklands, a globally imperiled habitat, can potentially affect the dozens of rare and endangered plants and animals, including the Florida Bonneted Bat and Miami Tiger Beetle, according to Sunshine.
The Miami Wild LLC development plan states that it  “be allowed to develop and operate an entertainment district.. on Metro Zoo property on land that is not environmentally sensitive and is outside the animal attractions.”
However, on page 23 of the proposed plan, it shows a map of 119 acres of land dedicated to development that lies outside of the zoo property.
On behalf of the Miami Wild LLC developers, Miami Dade county has offered to pay 13.5 million  to the Coast Guard to entice them to move their station off of the rockland to make room for the new proposed theme park according to Waggoner.
However, the Coast Guard has yet to move.
The county’s review states that the Coral Reef Commons developers are required to preserve at least 43 acres

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5 Foot, 5 Inch Former FIU Star Dominates Miami Pro League Game

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Game 1: Team OH versus Showtime
“Team OH” took on “Showtime” in the first game of the evening. Team OH dominated the match from the tipoff, racing out to an 11-2 advantage with 6:03 left in the first quarter – a lead they would hold onto for the entirety of the game.
Former Florida International University star and 2014 Miami Pro League MVP Raymond Taylor led his squad to a hot start, notching seven points and three assists in the first quarter. At halftime, the score was 50-32, Team OH.
With help from Raheem Bowmen, who recorded 15 points and 13 rebounds in the game, Team OH maintained a 75-61 lead as the two teams headed into the fourth quarter. Showtime cut the lead to as close as 86-77 with 4:50 left in the game, but could not complete the comeback and fell by a final score of 108-85.
The 5’5” Taylor, who led Team OH with 27 points and seven assists, believes that his short stature only adds to his game.
“[My height] is definitely an advantage for me. When you’re on the court, it’s about heart, not height. The fact that I’m closer to the ground when dribbling puts me at an advantage,” Taylor said. “I like to be a pest on defense, like a gnat. A gnat may not seem like much, but when it’s on you… you hate it.”
Photo Credit: David Drucker/ Rise Miami News.
Game 2: “Premiere Global” versus team “K.A.”
The second game in Thursday’s edition of the Miami Pro League featured a defensive battle between the undefeated “Premiere Global” and the reigning champs, team “K.A.”
The first half was a back-and-forth between the ‘bigs’ on both squads. At the end of the first quarter, Premiere Global was on top 28-24. The two squads traded buckets in the second quarter and neither team

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Hollywood’s Young Circle Enjoys Cultural Renaissance, Food Trucks On Mondays

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

By Curtric Evans
Since it was founded, Young Circle has been one of Hollywood’s most visited parks. Located in the center of Downtown Hollywood, Young Circle frequently plays host to a variety of concerts, restaurants, bars, and countless other special events.
Named after the City’s founder, Joseph Wesley Young, the park has become a great multi-purpose park that was remodeled as part of the 2000 Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond.
City officials said that the Arts Park has added to the existing charm of Young Circle.
“The addition of Arts Park has given the city a fun family atmosphere with a art focus and other attractions,” Hollywood director of Parks and Recreation Eric Brown said.
Arts Park was constructed on the existing property with the addition of a 9,750 square foot outdoors theater, The Millennium Springs, a meadow and a grove, and large children playground.
Most recently, over 20 food trucks have flocked to Arts Park in Young Circle on Monday evenings from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM.
“It’s a very family centric event. People bring blankets, chairs and have a modern day picnic with the food trucks,” Brett Chiavari, the owner of BC Tacos said.
BC Tacos has become a favorite during the weekly event.
Speaking with the owner, Brett Chiavari , he elaborated more on how the name came to be and their most unique menu item that plays off a prehistoric theme.
“It was an easy theme to go off with BC,” Chiavari said. “The Gatherer is probably the most unique.”
The Gatherer is a freshly fried avocado taco garnished with mozzarella cheese and chipotle mayo. BC Tacos also offers a braised beef short rib taco, grilled shrimp taco, and locals say that they all a must try.
Arts Park on Monday is a event that brings families from all over south Florida to Young Circle. So if you’re tired and don’t feel

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Doral May Revoke Donald Trump’s Key To The City

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Here’s the latest entry in the annals of “only in South Florida” lore.
The Doral City Council will consider a move to revoke Donald Trump’s symbolic key to the city at its next meeting on Wednesday.
Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz is expected to introduce a resolution calling for the move according to local political blog Political Cortadito.
The proposed move comes on the heels of some controversial statements that Trump has made about illegal immigrants in his barely month old campaign for President.
Read More: Why Donald Trump Is The Greatest Troll Of All Time
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems,” Trump said in his campaign announcement speech on June 16th. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
According to the South Florida Business Journal, Doral is home to one of Trump’s most important properties- Trump National Doral Miami golf course and resort. The property was said to have netted Trump $50 million last year alone.
The city of Doral is not the only organization that is pushing back against Trump’s outlandish statements.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition is circulating a petition that calls for golf associations to remove tournaments that are played on Trump owned courses according to BroadcastingCable.com.
The petition doesn’t hold any punches:
“Donald Trump has built his political career by attacking immigrant, Latino and Black communities and women, with hateful rhetoric and dangerous lies. Trump must be held accountable,” The petition reads in part. “His extremist and hateful views have no place in the White House, the Club House, or in American politics. Trump represents the undercurrent of racism and sexism in America that Latinos fight on a daily basis.”
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Petition Campaign Calls To Stop 75 Mile Long Everglades Bike Lane

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

An environmentalist group has been rallying opposition to the proposed River of Grass Greenway that would cut a 12 to 14 foot multi-use lane across the Everglades and parallel to the Tamiami Trail from Miami to Naples.
The proposed project has long been controversial due to concerns about potential environmental impacts that would be caused by such a large project. (When finished, the lane would run around 75 miles long).
In response, a group called Say No to River of Grass Greenway started a online petition that has been signed by over 4,000 people.
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The petition calls for local and state leaders to reject the potential development “pandora’s box” that is the River of Grass Greenway.
“Supporters of ROGG are “Green Washing” a project that would dredge, fill in wetlands , redirect water flow, destroy orchids, cut thru cypress strands, construct bridging, board walks, rest stops, parking lots, and facilities,” the petition reads in part. “All of this taking place in an area where billions of federal and state tax dollars have already been spent on massive restoration efforts.  A $1 million dollar Feasibility Study currently estimates initial costs to build the ROGG will cost taxpayers $140 million dollars.”
It continues:
“Long-term costs to operate ROGG will make this project even more costly.  Tax dollars should not be wasted on a recreational project that is not needed, and could possibly undermine restoration efforts such as CERP and lead to additional costs and delays.”
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While many local bicycle organizations and hospitality groups support the proposed project, many other groups have come out in opposition.
The Broward-Palm Beach New Times for example recently highlighted the strange bedfellows of local outdoorsman and Native American groups that have united in opposition to the hard surfaced bike path.
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Nearly 45 Cuban, Haitian Migrants Came On Shore In Florida Today

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The recent increase in migrants who have braved the Florida straits for a chance at a new life in America has come to the fore of public dialogue again today as 43 migrants landed on Florida shores in two separate incidents.
At around 4 AM, 24 Cuban migrants landed in Key West according to the Key West Police Department.
The department announced the landing in an almost jubilant Facebook post.
“At about 4 a.m. a group of 24 Cuban migrants came ashore on South Roosevelt Blvd — 23 men and one woman. Some were treated for exposure to deisel [sic] fuel,” the Facebook statement said. “They were tired and thirsty but in good spirits.They said that they all came in the tiny makeshift boat the named Mariana, which was just off the sea wall.”
Police officials said on the social network that it took the migrants nearly 24 hours to make the 90 mile journey.
In a separate incident later in the day, 19 Haitian refugees landed near Jupiter Island in Martin County.
Local authorities also announced the landing on social media.

MCSO ASSISTING JUPITER ISLAND POLICE, AND BORDER PATROL FOLLOWING EARLY MORNING HAITIAN REFUGEE LANDING 19- Haitian…
Posted by Martin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, August 3, 2015
 

Under America’s “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Cuban refugees who are able to land on US soil are allowed to stay in the country. However, that same privilege is not afforded to Haitian refugees.
Some people were vocal in their opposition to allowing any of the migrants stay in the country on social media.
This is a developing news story and Rise Miami News will continue to update as more information is known. 
Photo Credit: Key West Police Department/Facebook
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This Vine Of DJ Khaled Saying “Another One” Over And Over Is Everything

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The internet is awesome. But this is probably the height of human achievement. We can all go home now.
Vine from @JordanTugru:

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