UPDATED: 2:18 PM EST
Local authorities raided a suspected hydroponic marijuana grow house in Miami Shores early this morning.
According to NBC 6 Miami, one person was arrested.
The arrest happened at 269 NE 104th St, and is about two blocks away from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church School and Miami Shores Elementary.
According to WSVN, local police carried out a large black bag full of what officials said was drugs.
The street is typically quiet and not used to police activity.
Victor O’Harriz has lived behind the house in question for over 10 years and said that he never really noticed anything weird happening there.
“Everything is quiet around here all the time,” O’Harriz said. “It’s strange but we’re in a new era and things can happen even in the best neighborhoods.
The street is back open to vehicular traffic after being shut down for multiple hours.
And an orange notice saying that the home is unsafe for inhabitance has been placed on a front window.
Miami Shores police referred requests for comment to the Miami-Dade Police department as they are handling the case.
RISE NEWS is on scene and will update this story with additional information as it becomes available.
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Wynwood, Wynwood, Wynwood, oh hipster community, growing in fame, apparent fortune, and broadcasting presence, online.
Meet Wynwood Radio.
This is a story of resilience, openness and community.
Started in 2009, with very little money and a group of immigrant friends, Wynwood Radio was founded in a small studio nearby Midtown.
Some people might think: “not the best time to open anything or the best area to go into.”
With the Great Recession hitting the Miami area hard and the broadcasting world being in a world of flux, four friends let both aspects aside and were determined to provide music and entertainment to a new community that they believed in.
“We got so in love with the growth of Wynwood as a community based in many types of arts that we decided to hone our own art to contribute to this community,” Vicente Solis, one of the developers of Wynwood Radio said in an interview with RISE NEWS. “Our idea was to bring people together through music, art, history, food and other things that make Wynwood so special.”
Creating this type of station was not a first for the group of content creators.
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Before submerging in the Wynwood community, Solis had worked with one of the founders of Wynwood Radio, Adrian Olivares at another online radio station in Mexico City.
Olivares believes in the power of community involvement to create a successful product.
“We witnessed all the community meetings every month and we say how security and infrastructure in the area improved as a result of the constant requests of residents and business owners,” Olivares said. “All of it brought Wynwood to its hyped stage.”
That hype is frequently associated with the gentrification of the area.
It is that gentrification process in Wynwood where some have felt discomfort.
“Maybe the process has happened a little too quick in the area,” Solis said.
While others have felt they have been given a second chance.
“All the locals that I know have gotten more job opportunities because of all the businesses that have opened there,” Olivares said.
It is that duality what makes Wynwood Radio a prime participant in the development of community.
“We have a pathway for community members to have a voice, to promote their own events as well as choose their own music to be broadcasted in the station,” Olivares said. “We all have different ways to look at Wynwood, different ways to express our talents, and that is what we want to show in our programming: diversity.”
Besides showcasing music from the 1940’s to the latest releases, Wynwood Radio also promotes community events and issues that happen in Wynwood and neighborhoods nearby.
Both Solis and Olivares emphasized the importance of community members to maintain close connection with the station, they are open to receiving music selections and program ideas from any community member to continue the development of Wynwood Radio.
For more information on Wynwood Radio, you can visit www.wynwoodradio.com
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Miami Meal Planner: From A Latte Art Competition To A Shrimp Boil, There Is A Lot Going On This WeekBy MIA bites
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Each week, MIAbites presents the Weekly Nibble, featuring curated foodie events in and around Miami. All listings are subject to change, so always call ahead to confirm details, prices and times.
Friday June 10th– Sundown Grillout 6-9 pm -The Miami Design District’s Palm Court is the perfect setting for James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz’ all-new events series celebrating food and culture – The Genuine Summer Series, presented by Lynx Grills. Kicking off Friday, June 10 from 6-9PM with a Sundown Grillout featuring pairings with special attention to Riesling varietals, presented by The Genuine Hospitality Group’s sommelier and beverage manager Amanda Fraga. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with passed bites followed by a three-course seated dinner at farm-style tables. The evening will feature live music from Marcus Grant “Mutes & Roots” Jazz Trio$85, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets for Genuine Summer Series are available online in advance, as well as on-site the day of the event (subject to availability). Visit michaelsgenuine.com/summerseries
Saturday June 11th– Latte Art competition at 4pm at Threefold Café in Coral Gables. Join Judges and hosts, Nick Sharp from Threefold Café, Ryan Hall from Panther and MIAbites own @AndyMiami, Andrew Giambarba for what promises to be a fun competition between baristas and coffee lovers. The Latte Art competition promises $500 to the winner and an equal or greater contribution to the charity chosen as the first recipient: “Touching Miami With Love”. For more information email Nick@ThreefoldCafe.com or AndyMiami@gmail.com. Threefold Café’s 141 Giralda Ave. Coral Gables.
Sunday June 12th- The Regent Cocktail Club and Stoli invites guests to the Art of The Martini competition from 6-8 pm to mingle with the top competitors as they compete for a spot in the Global Bartender Celebration in Ibiza. Guests will also enjoy open bar provided by Stoli and hors d’oeuvres from Dolce Italian. The Gale South Beach1690 Collins Ave. Miami Beach.
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Thursday June 16th- The Dutch at W South Beach will kick off summer with an al fresco “Paella y Vino” dinner on Thursday, June 16 from 6:30PM – 10PM. For only $40 per person, guests can enjoy a myriad of traditional Spanish plates with a modern twist, including a large and delicious Paella Valenciana, created by Executive Chef Adonay Tafur. Critically acclaimed Pastry Chef Josh Gripper will also be showcasing his talent with specially curated desserts. The “vino” portion of the evening includes $8 glasses/$24 pitchers of sangria. The Dutch in the W Hotel 2201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
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