South MiamiThe Miami Herald , Sep 12
The South Miami commissioners voted unanimously to approve a tentative property-tax rate of $4.36 per $1,000 in taxable property value after... the city’s first budget hearing Tuesday.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Sep 10
Re Antoinette Fischer’s letter, South Miami pool will be a money pit (Soapbox, Aug. 31): Cost isn’t the only issue regarding S... outh Miami’s Aquatic Center. For 40 years, the city’s African-American residents have been asking for a community pool. The idea of a public pool was first discussed in the predominantly African-American parts of South Miami after several lives were lost due to drownings.
Florida Highway PatrolThe Miami Herald , Sep 7
A 60-year-old Miami woman died late Friday after being struck by a minivan as she attempted to cross S.R. 994 in south Miami-Dade, police sa... id.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 29
How would you react if you were a shareholder in an organization that intentionally duped you over and over again? Imagine this: The majorit... y of the board proposed a project that would greatly benefit the community. Construction of the project will be paid for with funds provided by a source outside of your organization. But the project will require extensive maintenance for perpetuity, and the maintenance will be funded for the next six years by another organization that is an affiliate of yours. After six years have elapsed, all shareholders in your organization will be billed for the perpetual maintenance for the project.
South MiamiThe Miami Herald , Aug 22
South Miami administrators are looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars in budget cuts after city commissioners rejected a proposal to s... ave money by replacing city trash collectors with a private company.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 20
It was reassuring to learn in Soapbox (Mosquito spraying can have negative consequences, Aug. 17) that South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, a ... professor of biology at Florida International University, has discovered what most residents of his city knew decades ago – that mosquitoes breed in standing water, including the contents of bromeliads. But it wasn’t reassuring to learn that Stoddard apparently now feels qualified to advise the rest of us about his belated discovery – and to impose on all his neighbors his own conclusions about the impact of mosquito spraying in this region. If Stoddard had lived here during the weeks after Hurricane Andrew, he might have acquired a greater understanding of how far the quality of human life can deteriorate in a former swamp when mosquito spraying is suspended even temporarily.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 13
This rainy summer, my family was so vexed by mosquitoes that we could use neither our front porch nor back porch without turning on a fan an... d applying insect repellant. We embarked on a program to reduce the mosquito breeding in our yard and immediate neighborhood. We eliminated standing water in our yard, added mosquitofish to an abandoned swimming pool nearby, and removed ornamental bromeliads that collect water. Ten days later, we could sit outside again without the company of tiny buzzing vampires. I would be happy to assist any South Miami resident in the same program. In fact I have begun working with city staff on a citywide initiative to address stagnant water in derelict swimming pools, which can be detected from aerial imagery.
From South Florida Blogs & Websites
Eye on the U, Sep. 15, 2014
Here are some of the details of the Kevin Olsen arrest:
According to the arrest affidavit, South Miami Police went to investigate an incident at 6610 SW 57 Avenue late Sunday night when Olsen pulled up to the house in a black 2014 Dodge Challenger.
"[Olsen] stepped out of the driver's side [...]
Miami.com, Sep. 9, 2014
Soul Of Miami, Sep. 5, 2014Geek Squad Academy Saturday, 09/20/2014 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129 Webpage Link Cost: Free with Museum admission. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 [...]
The Burger Beast, Sep. 4, 2014
Soul Of Miami, Sep. 4, 2014The JR Forchion Group Presents Purple Remix Brunch Sessions Sunday, 09/28/2014 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita 1000 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33130 Buy Tickets Link Cost: $40.00 The JR Forchion Group presents Purple Remix Brunch Sessions, Miami?s newest intimate music brunch [...]