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Amazon in Coral Springs: What Is Company Planning To Do In Corporate Park?

July 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last month, Amazon purchased a piece of undeveloped land in the Coral Springs corporate park for $3.5 million, property records show.

The question now is: what’s the company planning to do with the land?

Amazon has been expanding operations across South Florida as part of its efforts to get products faster to customers.

In Tamarac, the global e-commerce ...

Coral Springs Cancels Annual Downtown Event Spotlighting Local Entrepreneurs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It was sort of Coral Springs’ version of “Shark Tank.”

City officials were looking for creators, start-ups, and artists to compete for cash, prizes, and free publicity in the annual Innovate Downtown events, organized by Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

But the event is now canceled due to expenses, lack of attendance, and the ...

Driver Suspected In Hitting 10-Year-Old Bicyclist In Coral Springs And Driving Off Contacts Police

July 27, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The driver suspected of hitting a 10-year-old bicyclist with a truck in Coral Springs on Sunday and then driving off has been in touch with investigators, police said Tuesday.

The driver, whose name was not released, has provided a statement to investigators and the driver’s silver Toyota Tacoma has been seized as evidence, police said in a statement.

The boy ...

Electrician Flown To Hospital After Getting Injured At Coral Springs School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Broward County schools electrician was flown to a hospital on Tuesday morning after getting accidentally electrocuted and injured at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs.

The person, whose name was not released, suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries and was alert when flown to Broward Health North, according to the school district and ...

Trash Problems in Coral Springs: Hauler Paid $2.5 Million A Year Missed Pick Up In More Than 80 Communities In Past Three Weeks

July 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Trash workers missing entire Coral Springs neighborhoods on pickup days. Garbage left behind on lawns and strewn in the streets after trash trucks pull off.

These are complaints Coral Springs officials have been receiving for weeks from angry city residents about the city’s trash collector Waste Pro, which is paid $2.5 million in this year’s city ...

Interviews To Begin For New Broward Sheriff's Office District Chief In Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland will begin the interview process for a new BSO-Parkland District Chief beginning the week of August 2nd.

The interviews for the position are to replace Captain Chris Mulligan who will be retiring.

According to the City of Parkland, "in accordance with the contractual agreement the City has with BSO, the Sheriff’s Office has provided ...

Florida Governor Vows To Block Broward County Schools Mask Mandate

July 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Days after the Broward County School Board made masks mandatory when students return to schools next month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he plans to sign an executive order that would block the requirement.

The order, he said, would allow parents or guardians to choose whether their children wear masks in schools.

His announcement was in response to ...

'I’m Taking A Lot Of Deep Breaths:’ New Principal Of Forest Glen Middle School In Coral Springs Prepares For Tough Year

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As students at Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs return to classrooms on Aug. 18, the new principal, Melissa Gurreonero, will be walking the campus, offering the usual first-day pleasantries.

But the veteran educator will also be looking for signs of students’ emotional wellbeing.

Like at other schools, Gurreonero and her staff will have the ...

Fighting For Chansen: Good Days, Bad Days For Coral Springs Youth In Third Battle Against Cancer

July 28, 2021

Editor’s Note: A 20-year-old Coral Springs resident Chansen Savakinus is fighting cancer for the third time in his young life. His mother, Destiny Haggett, is chronicling the experience in a series of articles for TAPinto Coral Springs.

This is part six.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In cancer treatment, there are good days and bad days. Achievements and setbacks.

The past two weeks my ...

‘It’s Been Really Hard:’ Growing Demand For Pet Care During Pandemic Overwhelms Staff At Coral Springs Animal Hospital

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The emergency department at Coral Springs Animal Hospital was nearing full capacity on Tuesday as Dr. Macy Sheehan finished up removing a cyst from a dog, just as another sick dog was rolled in for treatment.

Next to her, Dr. Sara Salomon checked on a different dog with a breathing tube in its nose, then rushed over to care for yet another pet having trouble ...

Weekly Food Distributions At Coral Springs Charity Are Cutting Back To Every Other Week

July 13, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The demand for free food hasn’t changed much during the pandemic at the weekly food distributions at Chabad of Coral Springs.

But started this week, the Jewish religious and educational center at 3925 N. University Drive is cutting back the distributions to every other week, said Rabbi Avraham Friedman, the center’s executive director.

The reason: ...

"Guacathon 2021" Rallies Against Gun Violence On Joaquin Oliver's Birthday

PARKLAND, FL- "Guac's Remarkable Race" is just around the corner. 

"Guacathon 2021" is organized as a "Worldwide 21,000 Kilometer Fitness Challenge for fair gun laws in America." It's also a celebration of the birthday and life of Parkland resident Joaquin Oliver, who lost his life in the tragic Stoneman Douglas shooting of ...

Coral Springs Chiropractor Among The World’s Fittest Men In CrossFit Competition

July 29, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After three days of running, swimming, lifting, and walking in a handstand, a Coral Springs chiropractor is now the world’s 12th fittest man – that is, in his age range in the world of CrossFit.

Justin Brown placed this week among the top athletes in the annual international CrossFit Games held in Madison, Wisc.

The father of three -- and owner of ...

Four Athletes In Tokyo Olympics Have Coral Springs Connections

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – There are more than 11,000 athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics – and four of them have Coral Springs connections.

- Bruno Fratus, who is from Brazil and has been a part of Coral Springs Swim Club, according to his Wikipedia page.

At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Fratus was a favorite to win a medal in the Men's 50 meter ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Clean, Green Business

May 26, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL-  Spiro Edgos didn't intend to get into the business of environmentally-friendly cleaning.

The businessman from Pittsburgh had worked in a number of industries before taking an interest in green cleaning. He'd spent time learning about the business from an associate in Miami, but the business had no plans to move all the way up to north Broward County to clean ...

New Managers of Tunie’s Market in Coral Springs: “We’re Not Just Vitamins And Groceries”

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Dave Weishaus was perhaps destined to manage Tunie’s Market in Coral Springs.

As a child, Weishaus grew up going to the store with his mother who used to shop for vitamins when the store was on the east side of the city.  

He also had a childhood friend who would, years later, become the owner of the store, which opened in 1993.

Last year, some two ...

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Broward County School Board Unanimously Approves Contract for Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright

July 28, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Today, Wednesday, July 28, the School Board of Broward County unanimously approved the contract for Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright to serve as Broward County Public Schools Interim Superintendent.

Dr. Cartwright has 26 years of experience in education, most recently serving as Superintendent for the Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin. She also has extensive experience in ...

Shirley Klein PA Realty 100 In Coral Springs: Hot Topics in the Housing Market

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you’re a prospective buyer or seller in the Coral Springs real estate market, it’s important to understand the market conditions and how they affect you. According to the Counselors of Real Estate, there are many issues affecting the real estate market today. These are just the top three. 

1- Technology! 

In the past year, our worlds were ...

State Farm Insurance Agent Victor Schlicht In Coral Springs: What Determines Your Car Insurance Premiums?

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - You pay one amount for car insurance, your best friend pays another and your Coral Springs neighbor pays still another amount. What gives?

Most insurance companies look at a number of key factors to determine how much you'll end up paying for your car insurance. Take a look at these factors that affect your car insurance premiums to clear things up — and know ...

Opinion: Covid-19 Resurgence In Coral Springs -- You Have Met The Enemy and He is You

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Pardon me people for re-jiggering this famous Al Capp line from Pogo. My reference is the spike in town of Covid-19 infections. You may say that the spikes are occurring elsewhere. I would say that those living in “elsewhere” have no one to blame but themselves.

Let’s look a little deeper at what’s going on and I don’t mean statistically. I ...

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‘I Feel Fabulous:’ How Friends And Family Helped Coral Springs Business Leader Get Through Cancer

July 16, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In many ways, Irma Parone has spent a lifetime preparing for her battle with breast cancer.

She had climbed the corporate ladder in a male-dominated industry and learned to tackle tough issues by focusing on tasks and getting them done.

So when she was diagnosed with cancer last year, the 27-year resident of Coral Springs and nonprofit volunteer was ...

“I’ve Not Let Go Of The Vision:” Coral Springs Developer Has Wanted To Build Four Downtown Fountains For 20 Years

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - For 20 years, George Rahael has had a photo in his office showing something that he believes can make downtown Coral Springs stand out from countless other city centers across the globe.

The developer of The Walk of Coral Springs and the future City Village project wants to create four fountains – one on each corner of Sample Road and University Drive – in ...

Coral Springs Could Be A Nationwide Green Leader

May 25, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - We are investing in the future of this city with new infrastructure and art but there is no thought being put in to making us sustainable.

We are letting the opportunity for Coral Springs to become a leader in sustainability slip through our fingers. City Hall should be LEED certified and the Cornerstone project should be built with LEED standards in mind.

We don’t ...

Is Coral Springs Recycling?

July 2, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Coral Springs residents have lots of questions upon learning that the City is no longer sending the blue bin recyclables to be recycled.  

Everything in the blue bins is now going to the incinerator (also called a waste-to-energy plant) along with our household regular garbage. The City did a press release and updated its website, and I’ll leave city officials to ...