Tom Ruiz

Let’s Keep Our Swale Trees Healthy

As a result of past hurricanes along with tropical storm winds, the City of Miami Gardens lost a significant amount of trees; thus, reducing our already low tree canopy. Since our incorporation in 2003, the Public Works Department has planted over 5,500 trees in the swales. The newly planted trees; …

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$1.7M grant helps students earn microbiology degrees


A team of University of Florida and Miami Dade College faculty members has won a five-year, $1.7 million federal grant to expand a distance-education program enabling MDC students to earn a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from UF. The grant was announced in August by the National Science Foundation’s Division of …

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