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 started with a couple arrested in January for filming child porn at a Miami Springs Hotel.
In January we lost beloved Miami Springs Senior High School teacher Denise Gishler.
Historic Stadnik building downtown sold
Suntrust Bank on the Circle closes.
One year after demolition, developer promises to start controversial apartment complex.
COVID REPORT: 324,260 Cases in Miami-Dade County- 1.16 Million in Florida.
View all of the January 2021 Miami Springs news archives.
Random mid-day robbing and violent attack of man walking down Ludlam at lunch time.
Miami Springs Doctor charged for alleged hate crime.
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.
Paul Bithorn passes away.
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 – Photos Courtesy Mayor Deno
View all of the March 2021 Miami Springs News Archives.
Maria Mitchell becomes 1st female Mayor of Miami Springs
Photo courtesy the City of Miami Springs.
Jacky Bravo and Victor Vazquez win seats on Miami Springs Council.
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.
Father Alfaro leaves Blessed Trinity…welcomes Hualpa
Father Alfaro of Blessed Trinity – Photo Credit: Miami Archdiocese
VIDEO: Miami Springs doctor arrested for hate crime claims she was victim
TGK Expansion Update: Nightmare avoided, but issues persist
Fair Havens (now Miami Springs Nursing and Rehab Center) fined over a quarter million by feds
View all the April 2021 Miami Springs news archives.
Alleged home invader arrested
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.
Residents concerned over bridge to MetroRail & New Apartments
Sex offenders in Miami Springs
Miami Springs man arrested for possession of Goliath Grouper.
The return of July 4th celebrations
View the entire July 2021 Miami Springs News archive.
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
Violent career criminal arrested in Bird Section of Miami Springs
It’s beautiful, but it’s illegal…Mural at UTD building
View the entire August 2021 Miami Springs News archive.
Obituary: Adam James Nazarkewich
Illegal mural vandalized at UTD headquarters
Fight at Miami Springs Middle School caught on camera
Plans for (4) Two-Story Home at Optimist Club Property
View the entire September 2021 Miami Springs News archive.
Man accused of child molestation at Miami Springs Red Roof Inn
Stolen vehicle leads to two arrests
Another traffic stop…another drug bust
70 MPH Speeder Arrested
Jr’s Gourmet Burgers is leaving Miami Springs
Woody’s Backyard Grill is back!
Miami Dolphins donate new gear to Hawks Football team
FDOT Plan: Add 36th Street elevated expressway
View the entire October 2021 Miami Springs News archive.
Medley Councilwoman Arrested
Miami Springs Parking Problems are only getting worse
Miami Springs Senior High Marching Band is Back
Raven burglaries on 500 block…Police want your help
City of Miami Springs loses Federal appeals case
Optimist Club: No Christmas Trees
Say it ain’t so: All Angels Academy closing in January
View the entire November 2021 Miami Springs News archive.
Burglary suspect that evaded Police has been caught
Outdoor Hialeah Concerts till 5am: Sleepless Nights in Miami Springs
Three males arrested on burglary charges
City sends nuisance letter to Factory Town…Prepares for legal action
Business Leaders come together to improve Miami Springs – Part I
Miami Springs parking study reveals huge shortfall – Part II
Annexation may become reality in 2022
Narcotics arrest outside Miami Springs Senior High
Miami Springs’ Best Christmas Home Decorations
And of course, we closed out the year the same way it started:
Another Human Trafficking arrest on NW 36th Street Hotel.
View the entire December 2021 Miami Springs News archive.