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Coral Springs Police Pulled Over Driver Of Luxury Car And Found 26 Suspected Marijuana Plants Inside

November 26, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When a police officer pulled over a Jamaican man suspected of breaking into a home in Coral Springs, the officer smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the man’s luxury car, a police report said.

The Coral Springs officer then noticed suspected marijuana plants all over the black Mercedes C300 sedan – a total of 26 plants in various stages of ...

Coral Springs Police Arrest Woman Whose Driver’s License Has Been Suspended 22 Times

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last week, a Coral Springs police officer stopped a 27-year-old woman for allegedly speeding on University Drive, a police report said.

Moments later, the officer learned Guanisha Way had a suspended license – and it has been suspended 22 times, the report said.

Way, who lives in Lauderhill, handed the officer a Florida identification card, and said: ...

Coral Springs Considers Waiving Competitive Bidding To Hire Consulting Firm For $100,000

November 28, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is considering waiving the city’s competitive bidding process to hire a consulting firm for $100,000 for the coming year.

City commissioners, on Wednesday, are expected to decide whether to hire HRE, LLC, of Franklin, Tenn. for professional consulting services from Dec. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2023, with the option to renew for two additional two-year ...

Coral Springs Supports Legislative Measure To Create “Smoke-Free Zones” In Parks

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is supporting a proposed state law that would allow the city to create “smoke-free zones” in parks.

City commissioners unanimously agreed last week to draft a resolution supporting Senate bill 224 that would permit Florida cities and counties to restrict smoking in parks and beaches as part of the Florida Clean Indoor Air ...

New Business in Coral Springs: Royal Empire Realty Focused On Income Producing Properties

November 27, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new real estate brokerage firm has opened in Coral Springs focused on income producing properties.

Melissa Donnahoe held a grand opening ceremony Tuesday for Royal Empire Realty at 2425 N. University Drive, suite 2421.

“As a long-standing resident, Realtor, and investor in Coral Springs, I am thrilled to be opening my own brokerage where I work, ...

With Dwindling Income, Longtime Coral Springs Resident Can’t Afford To Live In City

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Time is ticking for a 65-year-old Coral Springs woman who could be forced out of her home -- as well as the entire city -- in three months.

Mindy Liberman -- a former medical secretary who has lived in Coral Springs since the mid-1970s -- will run out of money in February to pay $1,552 a month for an aging two-bedroom apartment off Coral Ridge Drive.

Since the ...

After Years Of Illness, Daughter And Mother Open Five Element Wellness Center In Coral Springs To Help Patients Get Rid Of Pain

November 21, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After many rounds of surgery and medication to treat a rare and painful blood disorder, Monique Gusmao-Rodriguez was ready to try something else.

“I found out that the doctors didn’t know how to treat me and were basically trying to kill me,” she said.

The future Coral Springs resident and physician went to an acupuncturist.

Months later, the ...

Broward Health Coral Springs Offers Scholarships To Students Interested In Studying Medicine

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward Health Coral Springs is offering two scholarships for high school students planning to attend college and study a profession related to medicine.

The $1,500 scholarships are aimed to encourage more people to go into the medical field which is expected to expand as the nation’s Boomers population ages, said Dr. Tatiana Pestana, vice chief of staff at the ...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Regiment Takes Home State Championship

November 23, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The Eagle Regiment, Stoneman Douglas High School's Marching Band, took home the Class 4A State Title in Ocala last weekend.

The Eagle Regiment held off second place University High School of Orlando with a score of 92.20 in the finals versus University's score of 92.10. West Broward High School came in third with a score of 91.85.

"This was truly an ...

Perspective: Coral Springs High School Student Shocked After Vicious Fight In Classroom Last Week

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There was a brutal fight last week in my school, Coral Springs High School, that shocked me and many other students.

As a senior at the school, I’ve seen more fights than I can count. It’s high school, and students fight. That’s life.

Once during my sophomore year, eight fights broke out during a lunch period.

So these incidents don’t ...

Coral Springs Looking To Bring Back The Moving Wall Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

November 25, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In 2015, Coral Springs hosted The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

“The amount of folks who came to enjoy that was amazing,” Coral Springs City Manager Frank Babinec said.

Now, city leaders are looking to have the replica return to the city.

Babinec announced last week that Alexander Falcone, the ...

No Plans For Thanksgiving In Coral Springs? “Mugs-Giving” Event Offering Free Meal, Coffee, And More

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With a population of more than 130,000 people, Coral Springs can feel like an unwelcome place for many during the holiday season, especially newcomers.

That’s the way Aimee Tarte, owner of Lady And The Mug coffee shop, and her friends see it.

And so, they are organizing a free, open-to-all meal called “Mugs-Giving” on Thanksgiving at the shop at ...

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Eaton Financial Group in Coral Springs: Sometimes Ignorance Truly Is Bliss

It may seem like a misnomer to discuss the wisdom of being ignorant. Ignorance, defined as a lack of knowledge or information, is not generally viewed as a positive attribute. But it is absolutely essential for our individual success – both financial and psychological.

I am ignorant of how cell phones actually transmit my voice instantaneously across the globe to another person. I know ...

Brodzki Jacobs in Coral Springs: My Husband And I Are Getting Divorced. He’s The Breadwinner. Will I Get Alimony?

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here’s a question we often get:

I’ve been married for 10 years, and I’ve been a stay-at-home Mom for eight years. We have two children. My husband has been the breadwinner in the family our entire marriage, making $180,000 a year. Will I get alimony when I get divorced? If so, how much and for how long? Is that separate from child ...

Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital Hosts Outdoor Orchid And Plant Festival On Dec. 4-5

November 27, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The delicate and graceful orchid has been coveted by mankind as a symbol of love for many centuries. Lovers of this ornamental plant and other tropical delights will enjoy a chance to marvel at their beauty during the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital (SNC&WH) Sixth Annual Orchid & Plant Festival on Dec. 4 & 5 from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm.

Retirement Council In Coral Springs: Sizing Up Inheritances, Real and Imagined

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - According to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances, last taken in 2019, about one-fourth of U.S. families have received an inheritance, trust, or gift.

The average inheritance received was $46,200, and the average inheritance expected in the future is $72,200.

Wealthier households tend to inherit far greater amounts than those in lower wealth groups, and ...

Shirley Klein PA In Coral Springs: 3 Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $51,500 in equity over the past year.

If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing ...

Opinion: What Do You Know About That Doggy In The Window In Coral Springs?

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Every week or so, there’s a dog biting incident in Coral Springs, and a Brooklynite like me would describe it as, “Someone got bit.” Unless of course my mother was around. Then it came out as it should, “Someone got bitten” or she corrected me and out it came correctly.

As a toddler, I was bit (just kidding)…I was bitten by a ...

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Opinion: "It Is Unconscionable" That Coral Springs Accepted Millions In Federal Stimulus Funds And Still Plans To Raise Our Tax Rate

September 19, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The City of Coral Springs received $5.7 million in CARES Act funds last year and is receiving another $19.81 million in ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) funds in 2021 and 2022.

The ARPA was signed into law in March to provide additional stimulus monies to cities to be used to offset any revenue losses they may have experienced. According to the National League ...

Doug Eaton: Coral Springs Financial Planner Who Finds “Great Sense Of Purpose” In Being Involved In Community

October 26, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Doug Eaton was just a few years into his financial career in 2001 as he watched helplessly from his Manhattan office the horror of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center a few miles away.

It left him feeling powerless and vulnerable -- enough to get Eaton and his young family to eventually move from New York City and start a new life in one of Florida’s ...

‘I See Things In A Different Light’: Coral Springs Photographer Trains Her Lens On Football Players In New Exhibit

November 8, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For the past three years, a 22-year-old Coral Springs student photographer has worked behind the scenes capturing Miami Dolphins players on and off the field.

Lauren Sopourn also has pointed her camera at other subjects of interest to bring attention to societal hardships -- most recently, college football players showing the mental stress of being ...

‘If I Get Involved In Something, I’m All In’: Financial Planner Also Serves As Chief Of Coral Springs Parkland Volunteer Emergency Response Team

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Late one afternoon, Joseph Chalom was sitting behind his desk on Sample Road in Coral Springs when a 9-1-1 dispatcher called about a fatal shooting and requested his help right away.

The financial advisor dropped what he was doing to get his team of volunteers to a police staging area where they helped officers cool off, brought them dinner, and provided other support ...

Opinion: Tap..Tap..Is This Thing On In Coral Springs?

October 28, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I look outside my home and see piles of bulk pickup rotting and rusting in the sun. Old water heaters, couches, tools. My neighborhood looks like a derelict flea market. Abandoned by the city and the vendor.  

Meanwhile, after a group of 50 juveniles congregated along Sample Road and a young man was stabbed.

A short distance away the Publix was robbed at ...