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South Miami mayor: Spraying for mosquitoes can have negative consequences

- The Miami Herald , Aug 13
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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.

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Two South Dade students have article published in science journal

- The Miami Herald , Aug 12
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Daniel Crair and Kelsey Peeples are just about to start their sophomore year in high school, but they already are published authors.

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Forty years in the making: How a new swimming pool has closed the gap between rich and poor

- The Miami Herald , Aug 7
The Miami Herald

After more than four decades of empty promises, residents in South Miami finally have a community pool where they can practice swimming and ... beat the heat.

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South Miami rejects plan to privatize trash collection

- The Miami Herald , Aug 8
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Applause spilled out of the doors of the commission chambers at South Miami City Hall on Tuesday as commissioners unanimously rejected an or... dinance that would have privatized the city’s solid waste department.

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Letter: South Miami should allow mosquito spraying

- The Miami Herald , Aug 6
The Miami Herald

I read the recent article about South Miami not allowing the airplanes that spray to kill mosquitoes (County challenged on mosquitoes, Neigh... bors). I sure hope the city is not serious. Exposing our children, elderly and everybody else to the threat of diseases which are carried by mosquitoes is irresponsible.

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South Miami keeps tax rate the same

- The Miami Herald , Aug 5
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South Miami is looking at keeping its property-tax rate the same next year, which means longtime residents can expect to pay slightly more.

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South Miami reports steep drop in crime

- The Miami Herald , Aug 1
The Miami Herald

It has been a busy year for the South Miami Police Department.

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