Stop the Car : Best of Miami Neighborhoods Ranked
Miami differentiates its communities: Wynwood, Mimo, Little Haiti, Doral, Allapattah, Downtown Dadeland, Hialeah, Little River, Coral Gables, South Beach, Brickell, Calle Ocho, Lincoln Road, Design District, Sunset Harbor, South Miami, Key Biscayne, etc. So let’s explore one area at a time over the next few months starting with Coconut Grove. Old timers spoke of the old Grove or West Grove, young folks know the new Grove and Cocowalk, but with the effects of our blessed developers and beloved gentrifiers, let’s just leave it with the Grove. Jaguar, Strada, Ariete, Bombay Darbar, Glass & Vine, Peacock Garden, Lulu, Kush, Atchana’s, Mister 01, Harry’s and Sapore di Mare all bring cred. The Barnacle, Kennedy Park and Peacock Park are spacious and busy.communitynewspapers.com
Man’s crime spree starts with stabbing in Little Haiti, ends with carjacking in Little Havana, police say
Jonathan Morales turned 18 about a month ago. He was out on probation on Monday when he stabbed a woman, fled in a stolen car, crashed, ditched the car, threatened a man, and stole his car, police said.
Detectives investigate fatal shooting in Miami’s Little River
MIAMI – Miami detectives are searching for a killer after a fatal shooting on Friday night in Miami’s Little River. ShotSpotter technology detected several shots were fired about 9:45 p.m. in the area of Northeast 70th Street, between Northeast Third and Fourth avenues. Officers found a male dead. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477
Driver runs off road, crashes into fence, slams into building in Miami
MIAMI – The driver of a Jaguar that went off a road in the Little River neighborhood escaped with minor injuries despite how severe the crash appeared. Miami police said the driver ran off the road early Sunday morning, then smashed through a fence before slamming into a building at Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast 75th Street. Police said the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. An investigation is underway to find out what caused the crash.
Cause of death revealed for decapitated manatee, but questions remain as to why it happened
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – On a brisk January morning, a small herd of manatees frolics and feeds in the Little River near the S-27 water control structure off Northeast 81st Street in Miami. The gentle sea cow was crushed by the flood gates at the structure. “That should’ve been a big red flag.”According to FWC, 2020 was a particularly deadly year for manatees, with 10 of them crushed or drowned in flood control structures. That’s twice the number killed by flood gates last year. “This high volume of water required much more flood control operations (gate opening/closings) than in average rainfall years,” said SFWMD spokesperson Randy Smith.
Manatee found dead, with disturbing scene leading to questions about how it died and what killed it
MIAMI – A manatee mystery has South Florida officials scratching their heads after one of the gentle sea cows was found dead. “I came over here and I see this giant manatee without a head,” Mahomar told Local 10. “Salinity control structures closing on manatees was the second leading cause of deaths of manatees in the state of Florida,” said Silverstein. Now, as those gates are closing, if it detects the presence of a manatee those gates are supposed to stop. That leads to a question of whether those sensors were working at the time the manatee Mahomar found was crushed.
Nurse accuses Miami doctor of purposely infecting her with coronavirus
MIAMI – Venise Jean-Baptiste said she and her son suffered COVID-19 after a Miami doctor she worked with purposely infected her with the coronavirus. They were at the Project Access Foundation’s Biscayne Medical office at 8000 Biscayne Blvd., near Miami’s Little River area. Biscayne Medical is facing a lawsuit from a nurse who alleges that while working there she was not protected from a coronavirus infection. She also accuses the medical office management of negligence during the coronavirus pandemic. The Project Access Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advertises a commitment to not denying access to patients who are uninsured.
Defiant Miami supermarket submits to final order after endangering public'
MIAMI The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued an immediate final order to Adolphe Take Out Restaurant & Supermarket in Miamis Little River neighborhood. After violating several stop-use and stop-sale orders, state officials ordered an immediate cease of operations and closure. FDACS Commissioner Nikki Fried released a statement. Inspectors returned on May 18, and new violations, including a trapped kitten. They returned May 19 and June 17 to more violations. Without having fixed the problems, inspectors found employees were processing meats, receiving new product, repackaging items, selling food products to customers, and more.
Miami supermarket deemed public health risk defies state order again
MIAMI – The supermarket where inspectors recently found cat feces and rodent droppings continued to defy state orders to stop selling food and clean up on Thursday afternoon. The rodent droppings were inside rice and flour and there were flies and roaches, according to the inspector. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services considers the situation at Adolphe Take Out Market in Miami’s Little River neighborhood to be a public health risk. It wasn’t until the supermarket’s employees saw Local 10 News’ photojournalist that the supermarket closed. Also, yes, the stop-sale order on all food products remains in effect.
$5,000 reward offered for information in girl’s fatal shooting on I-95
Nunez said the killer cut Gonzalez’s dreams of going to law school short. She had recently graduated from Florida International University, and she was preparing to take the Law School Admission Test. Miami-Dade detectives released a surveillance video image showing a car they believe is related to the fatal shooting. Detectives released surveillance image of the vehicle that was linked to the Jan. 3 fatal shooting on I-95 in Miami-Dade County. (Local 10 News)Nunez is asking anyone with information about her daughter’s murder to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Who was daring enough to steal a Coral Gables police car? Detectives want to know
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Detectives are searching for the thief who dared to steal from the Coral Gables Police Department. The thief couldn't get a hold of anything valuable since the officer took the weapon and equipment out of the car. The SUV was at the department's headquarters in Coral Gables on Monday night. Miami-Dade police officers said there is a lesson to be learned out of the crime: Don't leave anything of value inside the car. But last month, a Miami Beach police officer left the weapon in the car, so thieves were able to steal it.