William Gralnick

August 13, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - From my perspective, two interesting occurrences of recent note are happening in and around Coral Springs. One is a kosher section of the new Nutrition Smart store, and the other is the late August coming of a Yiddish festival sponsored by YILove Yiddish in our area. They are ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A person lives long enough and almost everything sparks a memory. So it was with the article about the Coral Springs City Commission hunting down the projects that bore disgraced Mayor John Sommerer’s name on them after his prison sentence and death last week. The ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last week, I wrote about the importance of listening to birds. It’s good for your soul. And how I met a Burrowing Owl.  We met again, the little owl and me. This time he was a bit more stand­-offish than last. He was already on top of the car when dog and I were walking past.

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I've always loved listening to birds. When I was a kid, I waited impatiently for the Robins’ return. They'd show up around the time that the crocuses were pushing their way into the not quite yet spring air. Their trill portended good things like getting back out on the street ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - We reported this week on a stunning shortage of 500 teachers at Broward County Public Schools. There was a time when teaching was a much sought-after position. It has always had its shortages, male teachers for one. Good teachers for bad neighborhoods is another. Both are ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I’m sure you’ve heard this expression: “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.” Shootings have become a plague, and murders are increasing where they have not often occurred before. And they are popping up more frequently in a quieter corner of the map, like this area that ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - My dear readers in Coral Springs. I’m on a mission. The mission started with a story from nowhere near you (it’s from Brooklyn, New York). However, I’m sure you can relate. Anyone who has seen an abused animal, or rescued a pet abused or not, can relate to this. So give me some ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The fair city of Coral Springs, working with county agencies and funding, is investing in sidewalks. That’s a good thing. It’s a good thing for multiple reasons, and the citizens should welcome their coming with patience. While at first thought, one might wince at the loss of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s the little things that kill ya! That’s an expression from Brooklyn. The “kill ya!” isn’t literal. It means something happens for a reason that is bigger than it would appear. Here’s a Coral Springs version. Last week, TAPinto Coral Springs reported about Daniel Nickson, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – TAPinto Coral Springs highlighted him several weeks ago. He had a favorite spot on Wiles Road in Coral Springs, which he was using to organize what George Carlin called his, “stuff.” He was homeless and either liked the lifestyle or was just used to it. People referred to him as ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When it comes to being unimaginative, deciding to put on the world’s largest pizza party for the city’s 60th anniversary next year rings that bell, even if it’s to break a record. Sure, a gigantic pizza party is fun, but is it right for a diverse, fast-changing place like Coral ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - “From sea to shining sea” is one of many romantic lines about this great, large nation of ours. We know it from school as the North American continent, but do we know what that really means. In Italy, on a recent trip, I learned that one can walk from one tip of Venice to the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Back home when you wanted someone to move faster on something you said, “I better goose them.” I have no idea why or where the expression comes from, but I’m reviving it. What follows is to goose the Commission on this issue: “Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - What a Coral Springs-based special taxing district is doing is almost unheard of in Florida. Some would say it is unthinkable. I would say great! Round two is starting on what hopefully will be the final attempt to turn, in this case, a golf course in Heron Bay into a multi-use ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I read two things in the newspaper (yes, an actual newspaper) that I can’t fully explain to you or myself why I read them. But I do. One is the obits. This is a habit right out of the commercial about being like one’s father. I got it from him. First, he was curious to know ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I don't know how many people are as nuts as I am, but I have thought about the most frightening ways to die. Maybe a free fall in an airplane would be first, but I don't think about that much because then I'd never fly. In the realm of more realistic accidents, I would say ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A tip of the hat to state, county and Coral Springs officials for the coming addition of bicycle paths in Coral Springs. But know this: Florida is on pace, according to the DOT, to have 160 accidents this year. That will make it for the second year in a row the state with the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Kudos to Briana Godfrey, a Coral Springs Charter high schooler who was given her 15 minutes of fame by the Sun-Sentinel with an above-the-fold picture of her in action and the story of her exploits. The headline said it all: “Godfrey delivers three-hit shutout.” She won 5-0, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coming from Brooklyn, I can tell you there isn’t any such thing as too many Chinese restaurants. In spite of Jason Perlow’s pique, about people not reading his compendium of them (something any writer about topic has to deal with…), there is more to be said about this, and one ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Ah—Coral Springs has another drug dog. That’s a very good thing. Most people know why dogs are used for drug detection. If you don’t here’s why. Dogs have about 300,000 million olfactory sensors to the 4,000 that a human has. Scientists estimate that a dog’s ability to detect ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – “If It Bleeds, it Leads” hit me over the head today (3/18/22) while reading my morning Sun-Sentinel. On the front page was a headline: “Shooting on bus kills 2”. On the top of page there was this headline: “Former Shooters employee indicted on murder charge.” On the top of page ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - An interesting headline in TAPinto Coral Springs grabbed my attention this week. It was about grabbing something besides attention: a woman grabbing the privates of a police officer while she was being arrested for drunken driving and other charges. Here’s why this is ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I've seen the scars of war on my uncle. I've watched two wars on television. I've lived through the Cold War. Never have I felt another world war could be on our doorstep. It is scary, very. Yet we are still protected somewhat by an ocean. Imagine the people in Europe, those who ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - False 911 calls are a plague, an issue that brought Coral Springs national spotlight earlier this month when police arrested a YouTuber over an alleged fake 911 call. According to the College of Political Service at Arizona State University, there are 240 million 911 calls ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - A ton has been written about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, which marked its fourth anniversary this week. There is little to add. Dead children, broken hearts, broken families. What can I, should I, try to add to that? The best we can say is that a certain ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Florida can de deceptive calming. It is usually so nice, so often, that it can be like living in Brigadoon, albeit with more heat and more traffic. And yet people are dying in the streets. Cops are skittish, as is understandable, because of the numbers of their numbers being ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last month, Tunie’s Market, known for its vitamins and supplements, announced it was closing its store in Coral Springs where it has had a retail presence for 29 years. The closing of Tunie’s is instructive in several ways. It is emblematic of a trend of internet sales ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you’re reading TAPinto Coral Springs regularly, you would have seen these headlines about new developments at Coral Square Mall in recent months. -- Former Sears Building And Parking Lot at Coral Square Mall In Coral Springs Could Be Redeveloped -- New Complex With 204 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I saw an article yesterday that explored the relationship of illness to lack of fresh water. I’ve been lucky. I grew up in New York, which has some of the best public water anywhere in the world. Until climate change begins to leech ocean water into the South Florida aquifers, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Last week, we looked at the micro-problem of overusing water. Today, we will deal with one of the many macro-problems. We will see what the need for water does to people and how it can produce prejudice, discrimination, and, at least in some form of the meaning, genocide. To ...

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