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His Van Hit Utility Pole In Coral Springs. Later, Police Allegedly Found Cocaine In His Socks And Shoes.

September 25, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When a 30-year-old man struck a utility pole in his van on Wiles Road earlier this month, Coral Springs police officers suspected he was on drugs, a police report.

The man, Beville Quintal, of Coral Springs, was stumbling with his words and having trouble walking, the report said.

The report made no mention of alcohol or other drugs being found in his Honda Odyssey ...

Portion Of Sample Road Closed In Coral Springs After Downed Power Line

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A portion of Sample Road in Coral Springs was closed Tuesday after a power line went down.

Sample Road was closed in both directions in the 8200 block for about two hours after the incident was reported at 11:18 am, police and fire officials said.

Police redirected traffic away from the area.

A previous car accident caused the line to go down, ...

Coral Springs Considers Some Leeway With Allowing Boats And Recreational Vehicles On Driveways During Weekends

September 24, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs commissioners are considering changing a city code to allow owners of boats, trailers, motor homes, and other recreational vehicles to park their vehicles on their driveways over the weekends, possibly even holiday weekends.

The code now prohibits boats and those vehicles on residential driveways after 9 pm on Friday until 6 am on Monday.

The proposed ...

Coral Springs Approves Tax Rate And Fees Increases For Next Fiscal Year

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs officially approved Wednesday a tax rate and fees hikes for the next fiscal year.

The new $147 million budget will increase the millage rate from 5.8732 per $1,000 of assessed value in the current year to 6.0232 per $1,000 of assessed value in the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

That means, a homeowner with an average taxable value of $256,213 will pay ...

Completion Of Cornerstone Development In Coral Springs Expected To Be By End Of 2023

September 23, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The  developer of the Cornerstone complex now under construction in downtown Coral Springs is aiming to complete the project by the end of 2023, the city’s economic development director said this week.

In addition, the complex at the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road is looking to reduce office space (for medical use) by ...

A 125-Foot Cell Tower Proposed On Church Property In Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new 125-foot cell tower is proposed to be built on the property of a church in the northwest corner of Coral Springs, city documents show.

If approved, the tower would be built on the property of Parkridge Church at 5600 Coral Ridge Drive on the south side of the Sawgrass Expressway and about 550 feet from the closest “multi-family residential ...

Fighting For Chansen: Siblings Are Unsung Heroes In The Battle Against Pediatric Cancer

September 6, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – 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 eight.

Last month, I have had to miss my younger children’s first day of school and open house to meet ...

Covid-19 In Schools Serving Coral Springs: At Least 96 Cases Since Start Of School Year

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – At least 17 schools serving Coral Springs students have had positive Covid-19 cases since the start of the school year, according to a Broward County Public Schools dashboard.

The dashboard shows that 916 students and employees district-wide have tested positive between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2.

In Coral Springs, there have been at least 96 cases.

The data is ...

Broward Schools Officials Searching This Weekend For Thousands Of Students Who Haven’t Enrolled In School

September 25, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Thousands of Broward County Public School students have not enrolled in the current school year -- and school officials will be looking for them this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of school district staff and teachers union members will canvass the county in search of students who haven’t signed up for school.

They will go door-to-door in ...

Coral Springs Elementary School Recognized For Math Curriculum

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A Coral Springs elementary school has been recognized by a learning platform for its highest distinction.

Westchester Elementary School was named a 2020/21 Imagine Nation Beacon School Award by Imagine Learning, a pre-K – 8th grade digital curriculum and assessment language development platform, according to a new release from Broward County Public ...

Pickleball Tournament Planned At Country Club of Coral Springs To Support Organization Helping People In Need

September 23, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Some residents call Coral Springs City Hall to get help paying for rent, utilities, or medical bills because they have lost their jobs.

Others ask city police officers and paramedics for food or hotel vouchers because they are homeless.

The money for those kinds of emergencies often comes from Coral Springs Community Chest, a nonprofit that serves city residents ...

New Sculpture At Broward Health Coral Springs To Focus On Community “Coming Together” After MSD Tragedy

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new public art sculpture is planned at Broward Health Coral Springs that will reflect the “coming together” of the community following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, organizers said.

The 12-foot-tall “Spirit of Giving” sculpture of a woman, man, and child holding up a colorful heart will be built at the entrance to the ...

Stoneman Douglas Falls in Homecoming Football Game

September 18, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- The Stoneman Douglas football team's undefeated opening to the season came to an end on Friday night against Deerfield Beach High School by a score of 29-2.

After allowing just a field goal in the first quarter, MSD gave up 19 second quarter points, falling behind 22-0 at halftime in this year's homecoming game. 

Stoneman Douglas falls to 3-1 on the ...

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Eaton Financial Group In Coral Springs: Crypto -- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - “If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?”  Tuco the Ugly

No matter what your motivation: vacation, new home, college tuition, etc., Crypto is a new investment opportunity worth exploring. 

If there was an apt summation of the get rich quick mentality and how crypto seems to bring out the worst and best in us as ...

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 ...

The Walk in Coral Springs: Blood Drive Organized On Sept. 17 And Oct. 29

September 13, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A blood drive will take place at The Walk In Coral Springs on Sept. 17 and Oct. 29.

The “Save Lives and Donate Blood at The Walk - Coral Springs” events will be in front of Phat Boy Sushi & Kitchen at 2702 University Drive from 2-7 pm on Sept. 17 and 9 am – 7 pm on Oct. 29.

For the Sept. 17 event, all donors will receive a $20 eGift Card, a ...

Opinion: Coral Springs and Nature: New Program Will Enchant You

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A song lyric by Joni Mitchell has played in my head for many years: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” It is a line that is haunting and oh so true.

Yesterday, taking a back road home from Lake Worth, we came face-to-face with a borderline separating yet another over-sized development butting up against a sign that says: “Welcome to the ...

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 ...

Speeding In Coral Springs: Social Worker Has Pushed City For Years To Resolve Issue In Her Neighborhood

September 5, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Long before a child on a bike was hit by a truck down the street, a singer-turned-social worker was pushing Coral Springs to take measures to slow down drivers in her working-class neighborhood.

For four years, Teresa Bridges said she’s called police and organized a petition among neighbors urging City Hall officials to add signs, increase police patrols, ...

Reply To "We Have Seen The Enemy And He Is Us"

September 1, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - This letter is in regard to a recent column by William Gralnick.

Once again our always clueless Coral Springs resident malcontent William Gralnick is on the offensive. This time, he has labeled me the “enemy”.  Yes, as a twenty year resident of Coral Springs, who has raised two college-educated daughters, obeys the law, volunteers and takes pride in my ...