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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    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…
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    Doral officials will consider a request by community activists to rescind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's key to the city. Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz will present a resolution denouncing Trump's controversial comments about Mexicans. Ruiz, who is of Mexican descent, is expected to make a motion to condemn Trump's remarks…
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      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…
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    One South Florida city is preparing to take a symbolic stand against republican presidential candidate and resort owner Donald Trump.Photo Credit: NBC
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    Miami Lakes mayor Michael Pizzi is under investigation again. Wednesday night, during a special meeting called by the city council, it was voted to have an independent investigation into Pizzi's recent...Photo Credit: NBC6.com
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    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…
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    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…
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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,”

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    We can tell at a glance whether a press release is from a serious company because the press release looks… well, like a real press release. Now, the way most companies accomplish this is by hiring a PR agency to write their press releases. So what do you do if…
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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

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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).
Read More:  FIU Group Wants To Bring Maglev-Style Train System To Miami
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

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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

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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

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    This story is part of Rise Miami News’ coverage of amateur sports in the Magic City. The Miami Pro League is one of the leading basketball leagues in town and often features professional NBA players and local college stars who play in their games. RunNGun knocks out Sharpshooter in round one of Miami…
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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

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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
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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.
Read More: Miami College Students Write To Save Everglades, As Obama Highlights Crisis
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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

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    Two dozen Cuban migrants came ashore Monday morning in Key West. Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the 23 men and one woman arrived about 4 a.m. The group, who arrived on a small boat with the name "Mariana" etched on the side, is now in the custody of…
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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.
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