South Miami

Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Play program gets $25K grant

The Florida Beverage Association (FlaBev) has announced the award of a $25,000 grant to the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s Fit2Play after-school program, an evidence-based childhood obesity prevention and healthy living initiative for Miami-Dade youth. The goal of the FlaBev Grant Program is to support initiatives that …

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FPL: A $1.3 billion hike. Really?

Grant Miller, Publisher

I was mad as hell when I read that Florida Power & Light plans to raise our electric bills 24 percent over the next four years. In this latest rate hike request, the company is asking for a whopping $1.3 billion to build more power plants and increase their profits. …

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School district achieves its best graduation rate

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) started the new year with a pop of good news. The school district achieved its best graduation rate to date — an all-time high of 78.1 percent for the 2014-15 academic year. This impressive student achievement underscores the exceptional work of students, teachers and staff, …

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Answering the mayor

To the editor: Each of the three (3) City of South Miami mayoral candidates gave their response when asked why they wanted to be mayor of the city. As the incumbent, Mayor Stoddard had a window of opportunity to showcase and boast about his accomplishments in nearly six years as …

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Letter to the Editor

South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard

Politifact doesn’t reach down to small municipal elections, so here in South Miami, I find myself in the awkward position of doing my own fact-checking.  Here’s my fact-check on the piece by citizen Marie Valenti last week in response to my candidate’s statement published in this paper a few weeks …

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