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Coral Springs Official: New Measures Now in Place To Prevent More Gas Leaks on Wiles Road

May 20, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL — Last Friday, many restaurants were without gas for hours, unable to cook, after construction crews damaged a gas line on Wiles Road and forced temporary shutdown of gas flow to nearby businesses and homes.

It was at least the fourth time in recent months that crews caused a gas leak on Wiles Road -- the third time in the construction zone from Riverside Drive to ...

Mayor Wants Coral Springs to Consider Integrating Cryptocurrency into City Operations

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Cities across the nation are starting to integrate digital currencies into their operations, accepting them as payment for municipal utility bills as well as paying salaries of employees.

Should Coral Springs use cryptocurrency, too?

Mayor Scott Brook recently asked the city administration to look into it.

“I’d definitely like us to learn more about ...

Coral Springs Family Loses Plea To Keep Backyard Deck and Pergola That Were Built Without Permits

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Charles Hughes had approached the Coral Springs Planning and Zoning Board on Monday in hopes of getting special permission to keep a deck and pergola in the backyard of his Kensington Commons home since the structures improperly encroached on their property’s setback.

“I care about my home. I take good care of it,” he said during the ...

Is the End Near For Squatters to Leave Coral Springs Home? City Attorney: “We’re Getting Toward the End of This.”

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Residents of the Kenilsworth neighborhood in Coral Springs went to a City Hall meeting last week determined to push officials to act faster to remove squatters who have been living in a deteriorating house in their community.

City Attorney John Hearn told residents the city has taken legal action intended to remove squatters living at 9270 NW 16 Street, but it’s ...

Construction Coming to Road Between Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Westglades Middle School

PARKLAND, FL – For Coral Springs parents driving their children to and from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Westglades Middle School, be prepared for a road construction project in the area.

Florida Department of Transportation announced this week that a half-mile stretch of Holmberg Road between Pine Island Road and Heron Bay Boulevard will be rebuilt, starting on May 26 and ...

Coral Springs Considers Reducing Single-Use Plastic Cups, Utensils, and Other Pollution-Causing Items at Businesses

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs administrators are looking to take a step in reducing the use of pollution-causing disposable plastic cups, utensils, straws, plates, containers, and other so-called single-use plastics at businesses across the city.

The only question is: should that approach be voluntary or mandatory at restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and other ...

Talk of “Poop and Pee” at Coral Springs City Hall as $2.6 Million Plan Moves Forward to Upgrade Lift Stations

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s not often that there’s talk of “poop and pee” at Coral Springs City Commission meetings.

But Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons wanted the public to understand why the city needed to spend $2.6 million to upgrade two lift stations and a force main at sites through the city.

So he asked the city’s Public Works Director John Norris to ...

Uncertainty Falls Over Special Taxing District in Coral Springs That Controls Draining and Flood Protection in Area with More Than 40,000 Residents

CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement last week that he was getting rid of special taxing districts as part of a dispute with Walt Disney Co. is creating uncertainly for one of those districts in Coral Springs that handles drainage and flood protection for an area with more than 40,000 residents.

The Sunshine Water Control District, established in 1967, ...

Coral Springs Loses Appeal to Toss Out Drug Treatment Center’s Approval to House Clients in Two Houses in Same Community

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last April, Coral Springs went to court to fight a special magistrate’s decision allowing a substance abuse treatment center to house up to 12 unrelated people in two houses in the Hills neighborhood.

The goal, officials said at the time: toss out Special Magistrate Mitch Kraft’s decision to allow Legacy Healing Center of Margate to house their clients at ...

Coral Springs Approves $50,000 to Settle Employee Injury Case

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Update: A memo released this week offered a few more details on the settlement.

The employee was a police officer who worked for Coral Springs from 2005 to 2020, according to memo.

And if the case wasn’t settled, the city would have been on the hook for providing future physical therapy, medications, and other medical-related expenses for the employee, ...

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2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards Named for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Two Coral Spring paramedics were named recipients of 2021 Broward Health Paramedics of the Year Awards for the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department during the Broward Health Annual EMS Week Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
 
The two first responders honored are Lieutenant Mike Farmer, named Broward Health North ...

Eaton Financial Group in Coral Springs: Quick Financial Tips for Women to Build Financial Success

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Eaton Financial Group is proud to celebrate International Women’s Month in support of women across the world. Our financial planning team specializes in providing financial solutions based on the needs of our female clients and customized to match their specific goals, whatever they may be.

We are proud to be a part of the Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber of ...

What Investors Need to Know About Renting in Coral Springs and South Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As an investor, you have been eyeing real estate investments in South Florida. You are considering a single-family property or maybe a four-plex to maximize your profits. 

However, as housing prices continue to climb, is a rental property in the Sunshine State still worth the high price tag?

At Royal Empire Realty, we believe the short answer is “yes!” ...

Office Evolution Coral Springs Member: Ben Groenevelt, Mortgage Loan Originator With Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Ben Groenevelt became a member of Office Evolution last year. He’s been working in the mortgage and real estate fields for more than 11 years and is currently a loan officer with Absolute Home Mortgage Corp.

Groenevelt (NMLS ID: 2107972) has served as VP of the Wisconsin Association of Mortgage Brokers and is a member of the National Association of Mortgage ...

Ben Groenevelt, Absolute Home Mortgage Corp., in Coral Springs: How to Figure Out Current Value of Your Home

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s something many homeowners are asking: How do I figure out the current value of my home? It’s assessed at $350,000. Would this be the current value?

Answer: The short answer is the assessment is the value the assessor's office places on your home for property tax purposes, and an appraisal is a snapshot of current market value based on comparable ...

New Orthopedics and Spine Care Center Opening Soon in West Boca Raton

PARKLAND, FL- West Boca Medical Center will soon be opening a state-of-the-art Ortho and Spine Care Unit that will provide a seamless transition for surgery patients to move right into community care.

They are offering a sneak peek at the new facility that is expected to open around the end of May.

"We've created a section of the West Boca campus that is dedicated to ...

Retirement Council In Coral Springs: Food Inflation -- What's Behind It and How to Cope

May 23, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As measured by the Consumer Price Index for food at home, grocery prices increased 3.4% in 2020, a faster rate than the 20-year historical average of 2.4%.1 

More recently, food inflation accelerated by 6.5% during the 12 months ending in December 2021, while prices for the category that includes meat, poultry, fish, and eggs spiked 12.5%.2

Food prices have long ...

Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team Receives Donation From Coral Springs Charter School

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Coral Springs Parkland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) recently received a generous donation of more than $500 from the Coral Springs Charter School Health Occupations Students of America Club, (HOSA).

Charter School student and CERT member Scott Smith suggested the fundraiser. Students routinely raise money for various worthy organizations. 

CERT ...

Opinion: Coral Springs is Considering Ways to Tackle Plastics. Let’s Goose City to Speed This Up.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Back home when you wanted someone to move faster on something you said, “I better goose them.” I have no idea why or where the expression comes from, but I’m reviving it.

What follows is to goose the Commission on this issue:

“Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic pours into the world’s oceans—that’s garbage truck of ...

I Suffered From Postpartum Depression. Here’s How I Got Through It.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Let me start with this fact: one in seven moms and one in 10 dads suffer from postpartum depression, according to Postpartum Support International.

I was one of them.

I struggled with my mental health issues after my son was born in 2017. I was filled with separation anxiety, and overwhelmed with the world around me.

At times, I was afraid to leave my house ...