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Miami’s Croquette Eating Contest Is One Of The City’s Strangest New Traditions

 

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Jack’s Is The Casual Italian Place That Miami Desperately Needed

If You Go: 

Jack’s Home Cooking

Location: 2426 NE 2ND AVE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33137 

 

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North Miami’s Enchanted Place Is South Florida’s Best Kept Holiday Secret

What’s News With This Story: 

–Enchanted Place is one of South Florida’s most unique community traditions. 

-A group of around 30 houses on North Miami’s NE 137th Terrace go all out each December by putting up thousands of lights and holiday decorations. 

-Tens of thousands of people travel from around the area to drive down the street and take a picture with Santa Claus. 

-The tradition started in the late 1980s as a neighborly rivalry between Ken DiGenova and a few of his friends. It quickly grew to the entire street and has lasted 29 years. 

-DiGenova puts many of the lights up himself and he organizes the effort each year. 

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WATCH: 

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If You Go: 

Location: 1600 NE 137th Terrace, North Miami

Time: Sunset to 11:00 PM

Cost: Free (Voluntary donations to a local charity are collected if you want to give) 

-Santa Claus will be on the street to take pictures every night until Christmas. 

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South Florida Is About To Get Medieval AF

IF YOU GO: 

Camelot Days Renaissance Festival

Dates: November 18th and 19th from 10 AM- 5:30 PM.

Location: T.Y. Park, 3300 N Park Rd, Hollywood, FL 33021

Cost: $15 per adult, $3 for kids between 6 and 12, free for kids under 6. 


Camelot Days is back to Hollywood’s T.Y. Park this weekend for two days worth of medieval revelry and family fun.

RISE NEWS visited the festival to find out what gets the scores of performers to party like it’s 1299:

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INSIDE: The Shocking Conditions That Condemned The Miami Shores Motel

What’s New With This Story: 

-The Motel Shores at Biscayne was condemned a few weeks after a man was injured by a ceiling that collapsed on him while he slept in his room.

-The motel also had other issues, illustrated by photos taken inside of it by Miami Shores Building inspectors.

-The two buildings that make up the motel won’t be allowed to open until it meets a large number of requirements.

-Miami Shores Village had been looking into conditions at the motel since at least early 2016.

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The Motel Shores at Biscayne (10500 Biscayne Blvd) has long been considered a blight in Miami Shores by many locals.

A man was shot dead at the motel in 2016.

And a brutal rape that allegedly took place in the motel’s laundry room featured prominently in a 2014 Local 10 report about how the Miami Shores Police had failed to report certain crimes in official crime records.

So when the motel was shuttered by the Miami Shores Building Department in September, few were sad to see it go.

But after a public records request, we can see what the conditions of the motel were like when it was closed.

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The property failed an inspection on September 15, 2017 and was deemed unsafe.

Miami Shores’ Building Director Ismael Naranjo said in an email to a North Miami Beach architect named George S Tseng that the case into the motel’s condition had been open since early 2016.

“… the property owners had ample time to correct the deficiencies and illegalities,” Naranjo said in the email.

The two buildings that make up the motel won’t be allowed to reopen until the property owner hires a Florida licensed architect or engineer who can produce a set of plans showing how they intend to get the motel back up to code.

The buildings will also have to have an asbestos survey and mold assessment conducted.

The last straw seems to have come on August 27 when a large chunk of ceiling collapsed on a sleeping man in room 43 of the motel.

A Miami Shores Police photo from inside room 43 of the motel after the ceiling fell on a 53 year old man as he slept.

He called the police and was transported to Jackson North Hospital after suffering chest pain and a minor laceration to his leg.

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The victim, Alphonso William Wallace, 53, listed the room as his address in the police report.

PHOTOS FROM INSIDE THE CONDEMNED MOTEL: (Some are graphic in nature) 

Taken by Miami Shores Village Building Department.

Taken by Miami Shores Village Building Department.

Taken by Miami Shores Village Building Department.

Taken by Miami Shores Village Building Department.

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Miami’s Secret Native American Burial Mound

The Tequesta burial mound in El Portal, FL is not well known outside of the small village in which it is located.

But it should be.

Here’s why:

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