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Former Coral Springs Couple Survived Coronavirus Together

April 9, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Samantha and Craig Hirsh have known each other since they were 13 and attended Ramblewood Middle School in Coral Springs.

They’ve stayed together through high school and college graduations, marriage, buying their first home, the birth of their two children, and many other important milestones.

This week, though, they shared an experience they never expected: ...

A Message to Teenagers Like Me: Now is the Time to Make a Difference

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – I have a question for teenagers like me: what are you passionate about?

Now is the time to find out and give back to your community.

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has altered our lives in ways we never thought possible. Despite the challenges and uncertainty, it’s important to maintain normalcy during these times. With so much of our everyday lives on ...

Coral Springs Mayor Shares Personal Story To Support Mental Wellness Alliance

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Last March, shortly after I was elected Mayor, our community lost two teenagers to suicide.  I was devastated.  My heart broke for the families of Calvin and Sydney, and it broke for our City. 

You see, I knew how the families felt to an extent because when I was 23 I lost my Mom, Marcia Brook, to suicide.

I decided to do something different and along with ...

New Website Focuses on Coral Springs and Other Businesses Hurt By Coronavirus

April 8, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As local businesses began feeling the economic pinch of the coronavirus outbreak, two longtime friends hatched an idea to support small mom-and-pop companies in their community – particularly Coral Springs.

Lauren Linville and Robin Verse created a new website to make it easier for consumers to buy gift cards and promotions at their favorite local ...

At Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Nurse Offers Extra Compassion These Days

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When ailing cats and dogs come out of surgery, Sarah Tingle is there to greet them with medicine, blankets, and lots of love.

“They love to be massaged,” said the veterinary nurse at Coral Springs Animal Hospital on University Drive.

These days, Tingle is also giving extra love to the animals’ owners.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, ...

Message from Chamber CEO: Virtual Referral Groups Start Meeting and More




CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Coconut Creek Regional Chamber is working diligently to serve our cities and community in a positive and encouraging way. Please use us as a resource for up to date business information, as we are continuing to reach out to all of our members to try to assist them during these challenging, unprecedented times. 

We are ...

At Least 45 Car Break-ins Reported To Coral Springs Police In Past Five Weeks

April 9, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the past five weeks, police responded to at least 45 car break-ins in Coral Springs, records show.

The car burglaries occurred throughout the city and at different times of the days, often with victims not realizing their belongings were stolen from their cars until hours later or even the next day or longer.

During a period between March 25 to March 31, 15 ...

Coral Springs Police Arrested Suspect in Rash of Recent Car Break-ins

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs police said they have arrested one of the suspects involved in a bunch of car burglaries between March 28 and April 1 in the Riverside Drive and Royal Palm area.

The arrest was announced Tuesday on social media. No other information was available about the person or the charges, and police didn’t say if more arrests are coming.

The items stolen ...

Coral Springs Police Broke Up Gathering Of About 20 People on Sunday

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – At a time when no more than 10 people are allowed to be together, Coral Springs police came upon a gathering of about 20 people in a rented house over the weekend.

Police were initially called out Sunday to 9525 NW 49 Court to investigate possible gunfire, a police report said. Once they arrived, they found 20 or so people inside the house which officers suspected may ...

Coral Springs Officials: Wear Mask Covers in Public Places

April 8, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Residents are encouraged to wear mask covers in public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), city officials said Wednesday.

City Manager Frank Babinec said in a news release that every person should wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines while in a public place, except when taking part ...

Coral Springs Mayor To Discuss Youth Involvement With Parkland Student

CORAL SPRINGS, FL- A lot of students have a lot of time right now to do community work. So what can they do?

That will be the subject of Tuesday’s Facebook Live discussion at 12:30 pm between Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook and Parkland student Sinan Kassim, who has served as “Parkland's Mayor for a Month” in 2019. 

The two will also talk about the coronavirus ...

Update on Large Parkland Gathering: Youth Got Together At End of Loxahatchee Road

PARKLAND, FL- For weeks, groups of young adults have gathered at the end of Loxahatchee Road where it dead-ends in the Everglades.

On Friday night, Broward and Palm Beach sheriff's offices broke up a large gathering there, BSO Captain Chris Mulligan confirmed on Monday.

Deputies did not take any further action, he said.

Florida is under a stay-at-home order prohibiting social ...

Broward County Public Schools Will Remain Closed Through May 1

March 31, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie held a press conference Tuesday morning announcing that District school campuses will remain closed through Friday, May 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The BCPS will continue with online distance learning. 

Superintendent Runcie was grateful to both teachers and the parents during this ...

Broward Schools’ Virtual Learning System Crashes Monday Morning

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The first day of Broward County Public Schools’ virtual learning came to a quick halt on Monday morning as the online educational system crashed just a few hours after thousands of students logged in.  

Schools sent parents, guardians and students messages saying Clever/Canvas was having technical problems and promised to get the system back up as quickly ...

Challenge of Online Learning Begins Monday For Broward Students

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Monday starts the first day of online learning for tens of thousands of Broward County public school students – a monumental challenge that will require students to learn without going to physical classrooms for an unknown number of weeks or potentially months.  

“There will be challenges and mistakes as we travel through these uncharted ...

At Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Nurse Offers Extra Compassion These Days

March 30, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When ailing cats and dogs come out of surgery, Sarah Tingle is there to greet them with medicine, blankets, and lots of love.

“They love to be massaged,” said the veterinary nurse at Coral Springs Animal Hospital on University Drive.

These days, Tingle is also giving extra love to the animals’ owners.

To prevent the spread of coronavirus, ...

Five New Sculptures Now on Display in Downtown Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you are passing through downtown Coral Springs, look around and you’ll see five new public art sculptures.

The artworks are on the corners and walkways along Sample Road and ArtWalk (Northwest 31 Court). They are part of the city’s public art program, which is intended to invigorate public spaces.

Before the coronavirus crisis hit, the sculptures ...

Coral Springs Hospital Set Up Triage and Brought in More Staff and Ventilators

March 25, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With an expected influx of coronavirus patients, Broward Health Coral Spring has set up a triage outside the emergency room entrance to screen patients and determine treatment options for them.

Jared Smith, chief executive officer of the hospital, told Coral Springs city commissioners on Tuesday that in tents set up for the triage, doctors are determining in a matter ...

You Can’t Visit Most Patients at Broward Health Coral Springs But You Can Send Digital Cards

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With a few exceptions, visiting patients at Broward Health Coral Springs right now isn’t likely to happen with the new coronavirus restrictions.

But sending them thinking-of-you or feel-better messages is no problem.

The hospital system allows visitors to send digital cards to patients at any of its hospitals, including Coral Springs.

Click here to send a ...

Coral Springs Hospital Suspends Visitation to Most Patients

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward Health Coral Springs has tightened up visitation to the hospital to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Effective immediately, visitation to patients is now suspended. There is an exception: One guest will be allowed for pediatric and maternity patients.

“When possible, use phones and tablets to do virtual visits,” Broward Health wrote on its ...

Broward County Jail Inmate Died After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

April 9, 2020

An elderly man held at Broward County Jail died this week after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

The inmate was hospitalized at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, where he was tested for coronavirus, confirmed positive on April 1, and died on Tuesday. Detectives said the inmate suffered from pre-existing medical conditions, and no foul play is ...

Men’s Masters Basketball Tournament in Coral Springs Shelved Because of Coronavirus

March 15, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Every year, between 40 and 45 men’s masters basketball teams from around the country head to Coral Springs to play in an annual national championship tournament called, “May Madness.”

Like so many other community events and activities, tournament officials shelved this year’s tournament on Saturday night, citing the threat of the coronavirus. Most of ...

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Coral Springs Influencer: Alexander Falcone, Leading Emergency Response to Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Right now, there are a lot of city directors making big decisions on managing the coronavirus in Coral Springs.

One of them is Alexander Falcone, the city's new director of emergency management.

Officially, he’s in charge of emergency management, special events, and city security. Unofficially, he’s also part of the city’s public face through ...

TAPinto Triples Site Traffic in March 2020, Breaking All-Time Readership Record; Facebook Journalism Project Awards Grants to Two TAPinto Franchisees for Coronavirus Coverage

April 1, 2020

Local news coverage, now perhaps more than ever, is an essential service to keep readers informed.  TAPinto’s network of over 80 local news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida broke all readership records in March with 9,628,289 pageviews and 3,412,844 readers, an increase of 300% from February 2020.  Meanwhile, last week, two TAPinto owner/publishers, ...

Communicating with Our Audience

TAPinto is committed to helping the communities we cover during this time of crisis.  We've pulled together a few tips for communicating during times of crisis and are offering special advertising options.  

As a business or organization, you've worked hard to build relationships with your clients and customers. In a time of crisis, it is more important than ever to keep ...