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March 7, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After Russian troops attacked Ukraine last month, two Jewish families in Coral Springs called Rabbi Avraham Friedman for help in finding their loved ones in areas besieged by rockets and gunfire. The executive director of Chabad of Coral Springs -- the Jewish religious and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On a routine trash collection route through Coral Springs last month, a Waste Pro driver spotted a woman slowly falling out of the chair on her front porch. Trent Applewhite ran over to her and caught her before she hit her head. He called 911 and followed an operator’s ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As part of an annual countywide waterways cleanup last weekend, volunteers were cleaning a canal at Riverside Park in Coral Springs when they noticed something unusual toward the surface of the water. They called Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department, Broward County ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The father of Joaquin Oliver -- one of 17 people gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago -- climbed Monday to the top of a construction crane near the White House to demand action on gun violence. Manuel Oliver traveled to Washington, D.C. on the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Monday’s fourth anniversary of the 2018 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will be marked by a community commemoration in Parkland. The event – beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Trails Park Amphitheater at 10561 Trails End – will feature therapy dogs, a memory wall ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- "Boxes of Love," a donation event supporting Luke Hoyer and the victims of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy, is looking for help. Boxes of Love are care packages that are organized by local youth and donated via local organizations to those in need, organizers say. Anyone can ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two years ago, Coral Springs-Parkland firefighter/paramedic James “Nate” Leonard was diagnosed with cancer, the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. But as Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Chief Michael McNally recalled, Leonard didn’t give up, fighting the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It was a question on the minds of many in Coral Springs on Sunday: why was a man dressed in a teddy bear costume running on University Drive? People posted videos and photos on social media of the man jogging on the street during the afternoon hours. Colleen Sullivan, of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – “Happy holidays, P.J.” More than a dozen Coral Springs police officers offered P.J. -- the son of late Coral Springs Sgt. Patrick Madison – season’s greeting over the city’s emergency dispatch system in the days leading up to Christmas on Saturday. It was part of the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Looking up at a banner image of him on University Drive in Coral Springs, Juan Diaz Jr. sees a young U.S. Army soldier ready to see the world. Diaz, now 50 and a longtime Coral Springs resident, still remembers what awaited the 17-year-old boy in that image. “A short time ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A group looking to build a memorial for the 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has proposed a location for the memorial: the former Heron Bay golf course that is set to be redeveloped into a preserve and commercial plaza. A letter from the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A longtime Coral Springs resident who can no longer afford to live in her apartment got a financial gift from a stranger on Saturday. Mindy Liberman – a 65-year-old former medical secretary whose story was featured last month in TAPinto Coral Springs – received $500 in cash ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the darkest moments after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Rev. Ronald Perkins was at the scene comforting paramedics, police officers, and others who needed kind words, prayers, or just hugs. He also consoled firefighters and staff of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The last time The Moving Wall came to Coral Springs in 2015, high school teachers brought their students to see it. Visitors brought boots, pins, and other memorable items to the half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. And many others left in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Holiday toy drives benefiting children in need are underway across Coral Springs. At The Walk Of Coral Springs, new, unwrapped toys (valued at $15 or more) are being accepted in the lobby at 2900 University Drive, second floor, through Dec. 8, between 8am-5pm ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After seeing the long lines of people getting food at Chabad Of Coral Springs over the past year and a half, many have asked the agency’s social services director how they can contribute to the feeding program. Nechama “Natalie” Gutman tells them: bring nonperishable food and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – One of most moving moments in the August memorial service for the late Coral Springs Sgt. Patrick "Pat" Madison was when his friend, Sgt. AJ King, described the promise he made to Madison just before he died of Covid-19 complications. “I told him I got you. I got PJ. You need ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Over the years, at least seven people working at Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department have battled cancer. “We look out for each other,” said Capt. Ivo Ceciliano, who survived testicular and skin cancers. He said the group helps – and “mentors” – fellow firefighters who ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – One Coral Springs business is run by former New York City police officers. Another is operated by a mother and entrepreneur who started her life as an orphan abandoned in India. In all, two business owners, a company, and an elected official will receive the 2021 Chamber ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Before Scott Beigel was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, the popular teacher and running coach enjoyed going to summer camp, even as an adult. His passing at age 35 (he would have been 39 on Friday) led to his students from Coral Springs ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Cindy Brief still remembers her first day on the job at Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce. “I walked into an office that had one employee, the CEO had already left, and we had $5,000 in the bank – and that was it,” she said. Now, 15 years later, Brief is overseeing a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – TAPinto Coral Springs announced it has named Coral Springs Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital as a media partner as part of the “TAPinto Gives Back,” a new program that provides a local nonprofit free advertising and marketing services worth $6,000 per year.  “When it ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – I remember where I was that morning, as I’m sure many of you do. I remember being glued to the TV, watching the planes hit the towers over and over again, on a continuous loop. I remember that feeling, like a punch in the gut, when the reality of what had occurred began to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During his graduation from Tulane University with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1987, Scott Brook noticed his mother wasn’t herself. “What I later learned and didn’t recognize then was that my mom was struggling with depression,” said the mayor of Coral ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – During the hardest days of her son’s fight with leukemia, Jamilah Gordon pulled up regularly at her son’s school, City Of Coral Springs Charter School, to get his classwork. Sitting in her car, she was met at the door by the school’s associate principal, Jodi Robins, who ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – By 4 a.m. on many days, Joseph Gormley is painting what he calls “pop art” for charities, including an upcoming mental health and veterans event in Coral Springs. A few hours later, the 46-year-old Tamarac father is working as a custodian at a Fort Lauderdale ...

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