We take a look back at 2021, the 2nd year of COVID, and the headlines that made the news in Miami Springs.  2021 was a year of challenging crime along NW 36th street with human trafficking arrests serving as bookends to the beginning and the end of the year.  We have a promising new City Council led by the first female mayor of Miami Springs:  Maria Mitchell.  And we have a return to normalcy with the return of the traditional July 4th activities.  We laid out the biggest headlines from each month below, but you can click on any month to see all the stories listed that month.

2021 Miami Springs Year in Review
2021 Miami Springs Year in Review

January 2021 Miami Springs News Archives

2021 started with a couple arrested in January for filming child porn at a Miami Springs Hotel.

Couple Arrested for filming Child Porn in Miami Springs

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In January we lost beloved Miami Springs Senior High School teacher Denise Gishler.

Denise Gishler
Denise Gishler

Historic Stadnik building downtown sold

Historic Stadnik Building Sold

Suntrust Bank on the Circle closes.

SunTrust

 

One year after demolition, developer promises to start controversial apartment complex.

Downtown Development

COVID REPORT:  324,260 Cases in Miami-Dade County- 1.16 Million in Florida.

Coronavirus

View all of the January 2021 Miami Springs news archives.

February 2021 Miami Springs News Archives

Random mid-day robbing and violent attack of man walking down Ludlam at lunch time.

POLICE SUV

Miami Springs Doctor charged for alleged hate crime.

Dr Jennifer Wright - Photo by Miami-Dade Corrections

Optimist Club gives notice of intention to sell property.

Another sex trafficking arrest in Miami Springs:

 

Blessed beautiful bike ride in Miami Springs:

View all the February 2021 Miami Springs News Archives.

March 2021 Miami Springs News Archives

Paul Bithorn passes away.

Paul Bithorn

Motorcycle crash vs SUV on NW 36th Street

VIDEO: Motorcycle Crash vs SUV on 36th Street / Curtiss Parkway

Caught on Camera:  Another Accident on NW 36th Street

Caught on Camera: Another Accident on NW 36th St and Curtiss Parkway

Mayor Deno works to improve safety at deadly intersection:

NW 36th Street Accident at Curtiss Parkway
NW 36th Street Accident at Curtiss Parkway – Photos Courtesy Mayor Deno

View all of the March 2021 Miami Springs News Archives.

April 2021 Miami Springs News Archives

Maria Mitchell becomes 1st female Mayor of Miami Springs

Miami Springs Mayor Maria Mitchell
Photo courtesy the City of Miami Springs.

Jacky Bravo and Victor Vazquez win seats on Miami Springs Council.

New Councilmembers: Jacky Bravo and Victor Vazquez

Another NW 36th Street Accident Caught on Camera

Another 36th Street Accident Caught on Camera

View all of the April 2021 Miami Springs News Archives.

May 2021:  Miami Springs News Archives

Father Alfaro leaves Blessed Trinity…welcomes Hualpa

Father Alfaro of Blessed Trinity - Photo Credit: Miami Archdiocese
Father Alfaro of Blessed Trinity – Photo Credit: Miami Archdiocese

VIDEO: Miami Springs doctor arrested for hate crime claims she was victim

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TGK Expansion Update:  Nightmare avoided, but issues persist

TGK

Fair Havens (now Miami Springs Nursing and Rehab Center) fined over a quarter million by feds

Fair Havens

View all the April 2021 Miami Springs news archives.

June 2021:  Miami Springs News Archives

Alleged home invader arrested

Arrested for allegedly burglarizing and occupied Miami Springs home: Jose Lazaro Sanchez

MSPD arrests violent career criminal

MSPD arrest “Slime” human trafficker

Community thanks Father Alfaro

 

Details emerge in Miami Springs FBI arrest

View the entire June 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

July 2021:  Miami Springs News Archives

Residents concerned over bridge to MetroRail & New Apartments

Residents expressed their concerns over adding a pedestrian bridge to the MetroRail.

Sex offenders in Miami Springs

Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Miami Springs Sex Offenders

 

Miami Springs man arrested for possession of Goliath Grouper.

Goliath Grouper are protected species in Florida

The return of July 4th celebrations

View the entire July 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

August 2021: Miami Springs News Archives

Zoning proposal would increase population from 14,000 to 37,000 in Miami Springs

Commissioner Gilbert says “Bird Section is off the map” but uncertainty remains

 

No more pedestrian bridge to MetroRail

BRIDGE PROJECT CANCELLED

 

Violent career criminal arrested in Bird Section of Miami Springs

Angel Neira Rodriguez

 

It’s beautiful, but it’s illegal…Mural at UTD building

Mural at UTD Headquarters on 36th Street violates Miami Springs Code

 

View the entire August 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

September 2021:  Miami Springs News Archives

Obituary:  Adam James Nazarkewich

Adam James Nazarkewich (Photo courtesy Jim Nazarkewich via Miami Springs Community Group)

 

Illegal mural vandalized at UTD headquarters

Vandalized UTD Building

 

Fight at Miami Springs Middle School caught on camera

 

Plans for (4) Two-Story Home at Optimist Club Property

Enclave at Miami Springs Project

 

View the entire September 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

October 2021 Miami Springs News Archives

Man accused of child molestation at Miami Springs Red Roof Inn

Miguel Marquez - Photo courtesy Miami-Dade Corrections

 

Stolen vehicle leads to two arrests

 

Another traffic stop…another drug bust

ROGER ANTONIO CUADRA

 

70 MPH Speeder Arrested

70 MPH SPEEDER ARRESTED

 

Jr’s Gourmet Burgers is leaving Miami Springs

 

Woody’s Backyard Grill is back!

Woodys West End Tavern

 

Miami Dolphins donate new gear to Hawks Football team

Special thanks to the Miami Dolphins and Baptist Health for their generous donation to the Miami Springs Senior High Football Team: Photo Credit @msshfootball

 

FDOT Plan:  Add 36th Street elevated expressway

View the entire October 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

 

November 2021:  Miami Springs News Archives

Medley Councilwoman Arrested

Ana Stefano

Miami Springs Parking Problems are only getting worse

Miami Springs Senior High Marching Band is Back

Miami Springs Senior High Marching Band (Photo credit @msshmusicdepartment)

 

Raven burglaries on 500 block…Police want your help

 

City of Miami Springs loses Federal appeals case

City Hall

 

Optimist Club:  No Christmas Trees

No Christmas Trees This Year

 

Say it ain’t so:  All Angels Academy closing in January

All Angels

 

View the entire November 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

December 2021: Miami Springs News Archives

Burglary suspect that evaded Police has been caught

 

Outdoor Hialeah Concerts till 5am:  Sleepless Nights in Miami Springs

 

Three males arrested on burglary charges

3 MALES ARRESTED ON BURGLARY CHARGES

 

City sends nuisance letter to Factory Town…Prepares for legal action

Miami Springs Mayor Maria Mitchell and Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo

 

Business Leaders come together to improve Miami Springs – Part I

Mark Trowbridge

 

Miami Springs parking study reveals huge shortfall – Part II

Miami Springs Town Center Devlopment

 

Annexation may become reality in 2022

 

Narcotics arrest outside Miami Springs Senior High

 

Miami Springs’ Best Christmas Home Decorations

Beautiful Miami Springs Homes Decorated for Christmas

 

And of course, we closed out the year the same way it started:  Another Human Trafficking arrest on NW 36th Street Hotel.

Dennis Washington (Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections)

 

View the entire December 2021 Miami Springs News archive.

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