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Be Prepared For Lane Closures On Coral Ridge Drive In Coral Springs As New Road Project Starts

April 16, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you drive on Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, be prepared for lane closures in the coming months as a new road improvement project got underway this week.

According to the City of Coral Springs, drivers should expect single-lane closures on the northbound and southbound lanes of Coral Ridge Drive between Southgate Boulevard and Wyndham Circle from 8 a.m. and 4 ...

Perspective: Remembering U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings And How He Helped Me Navigate The World Of Politics In Coral Springs And Beyond

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings was a giant in the Black Broward political world.

Elected to Congress 15 times in a row meant that he became a mentor to many young men and women as they pursued their own political careers in Broward. Even before he became the first Black person to be sent to congress from Florida since Reconstruction, he was also the first Black ...

From Bike Lanes to School Zones, New Website Shows Transit Projects Planned In Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Bike lane additions, bus stop improvements, sidewalk construction, fiber optic network installation, and school zone improvements – these are among the 86 public improvement projects coming to Coral Springs in the coming years.

And you can now watch their progress on a new website, Surtax Funded Projects Dashboard, which is run by Broward County.

In all, ...

Since February, Flags Lowered Six Times In Coral Springs To Mourn Tragedy Or Remember National Figure

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The flags at Coral Springs government buildings were at half-staff yet again on Wednesday, this time honoring the late Congressman Alcee Hastings.

It was the sixth time since February that the city lowered flags at city hall, the public safety building, and other city facilities, according to the city’s social media pages.

A tradition for hundreds of years, ...

Broward County Looking To Ease Covid-19 Restrictions At Restaurants, Movies, And Other Places Once Benchmarks Are Met

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County officials are considering lifting coronavirus restrictions in Coral Springs and across the county as the vaccination rates go up and new case numbers go down.

County commissioners agreed this week to start lifting restrictions on outdoor activities at community/condo pools, golf courses, and other places, as long as certain benchmarks are met in the ...

Coral Springs Offers New Grants To Improve Deteriorating Properties

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you look around Coral Springs, you’ll see plenty of buildings in need of repair work.

This week, city officials launched a new pilot program to improve some of them.

The 12-month initiative, funded with up to $150,000 in city funds, will “address functionally obsolete buildings” to “encourage investment within the city,” according ...

Pavilions Opening, Spring Hours at Cypress Pool, And More News From Coral Springs Parks

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As pre-pandemic life slowly returns, Coral Springs has updated its parks and recreation policies to get more visitors back to using the facilities.

Here are updates posted on the city’s social media:  

-- Announced Monday: park pavilions will open for use on April 10.

To learn more and book a reservation, call 954-345-2200.

-- Announced Saturday: ...

New Legislation Would Require Drivers To “Move Over” For Bicyclists And Pedestrians In Coral Springs And Across Florida

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As new bike lanes are planned all over Coral Springs, a proposed legislative bill in Florida would require drivers to “move over” as they pass bicyclists and pedestrians in protected bike lanes.

Florida Rep. Christine Hunschofsky (D-Parkland) has filed a bill to expand Florida’s 2002 Move Over Law and require drivers overtaking a bicyclist ...

Coral Springs Kamp Kool Returns This Summer After Canceling Last Summer Due To Coronavirus

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After canceling last summer’s program due to the coronavirus outbreak, Coral Springs is running Kamp Kool this summer.

The city announced Monday that registration has opened for the popular camp for children entering first grade through sixth grade.

The camp will offer games, outdoor sports, movies, and other activities during four sessions, Mondays through ...

Start Day Set For Construction On Coral Ridge Drive Through Much Of Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The start day for a new road construction project for much of Coral Ridge Drive through Coral Springs will be April 15.

The Florida Department of Transportation announced the start day on a social media post for the 4.8-mile project on Coral Ridge Drive from Southgate Boulevard to Wyndham Circle. The department had initially expected to start on March 16.

The ...

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MakeATeeOnLine In Coral Springs: More Than $1,400 Raised For Make Our Schools Safe Organization During Love Together Event

April 16, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week’s Love Together event – a celebration of Alyssa Alhadeff and her memory in a benefit to Make Our Schools Safe – raised $1,474 for the organization.

MakeATeeOnLine in Coral Springs, in conjunction with Gildan Apparel, helped promote the event on April 10 during which kids and adults from all over the country were encouraged to wear a ...

The Bin Doctor In Coral Springs: Disinfecting In the Age Of Coronavirus

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Proper cleaning and disinfection are now more important than ever.

With COVID-19 in our communities, many people have re-evaluated the effectiveness and frequency of their current cleaning procedures.

It is important to note that cleaning a surface – simply removing dirt and particles – is not the same thing as disinfecting it to kill viruses and ...

Broward Health Coral Springs: Returning to Preventative Health Care – We’re Ready to Welcome You

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past year, many individuals and families have delayed non-emergent medical care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospitals throughout the country suspended some services temporarily at the height of the outbreak, all – including ours at Broward Health – have been operating normally for many months with safeguards implemented to ensure the safety ...

Mathesie Chiropractic Life Center In Coral Springs: Accidents, Whiplash, And Treatment

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you have been involved in a significant automobile accident in Coral Springs or beyond, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously -- and you should stay aware of how your body is feeling and functioning after the crash.

Although some symptoms will begin immediately, other symptoms of a whiplash injury are not immediate and can take days or weeks to fully ...

Pediatric ER Physician At Broward Health Coral Springs Offers Tips On Keeping Your Children Safe

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A pediatric ER physician at Broward Health Coral Springs hosted a virtual lecture Wednesday on keeping children safe in and out of the home.

In her talk “Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER and Learn Accident Prevention Facts,” Dr. Nirit Swerdloff, assistant medical director at the hospital’s pediatric emergency room, went over ways to ...

Broward Health Hosting Virtual Lecture on April 14: Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER And Learn Accident Prevention Facts

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Broward Health will host a virtual lecture on April 14 at 12:30 pm: Get To Know Your Local Children's Hospital ER and Learn Accident Prevention Facts. It will be given by Dr. Nirit Swerdloff, who is a pediatric ER physician.

Broward Health Coral Springs is the only children’s hospital ER in western Broward County.

Children aren’t just little adults. They ...

Fire, Stolen Cars, Robberies, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, April 7 - 13

April 18, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of April 7 - 13.

 

Identity theft

- April 7, North University Drive

- April 7, NW 114 Avenue, Victim: woman, 34

- April 9, NW 91 Avenue

- April 11, NW 23 Court

 

Fraud

- April 7, Shadow Wood Boulevard, Victim: woman, 73, Estimated loss: $9,800

- ...

Fleeing From Police, Sexual Battery, Auto Thefts, And More: Coral Springs Police Bulletin, March 31 – April 6

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Here is the Coral Springs Police Department crime and incident report for the week of March 31 – April 6.

Theft of auto parts

- March 31, West Sample Road, Victim: man, 43, Estimated loss: $7,000

 

Shoplifting

- March 31, BJ Wholesale, 620 Riverside Drive, Estimated loss: $17

 

Child abuse

- March 31, Royal Palm ...

Howard Melamed: Coral Springs Resident, Business Owner, and Internet Provocateur

April 2, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Most people wouldn’t want to be called a gadfly. Howard Melamed doesn’t mind it at all.

The longtime Coral Springs resident, business owner, one-time political candidate, and lately an internet provocateur delights in telling city leaders his views on how to run the city of more than 130,000 people.

Everything from traffic (“there’s too much ...

“I’m Ready:” Coral Springs Dance Instructor Prepares For Miss Florida Competition

April 13, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since she was 2 years old, Alana Scheuerer has performed on a stage as a dancer, winning over crowds with her jazz, ballet, and tap skills.

Now 23, the Coral Springs resident is soon going to bring her dancing abilities, as well as a passion for helping others through the arts, to a much bigger stage: the Miss Florida competition.

In front of judges, fans, and many ...

There Are Clear Reasons Why Coral Springs Police Are Well Liked

April 10, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – This week, President Biden issued some executive orders on gun control. Good for him.

In his announcement, he mentioned a few things that took my breath away. One was that the second mass shooting took place before the flags flying at half-staff for last weeks had been raised and between the two there occurred more than 800 shootings that were not classified as ...

Don’t Become A Killer In Coral Springs. Get Vaccinated.

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Twenty-seven states have had rising numbers of Covid cases and hospitalizations. Most of them are nowhere near here. However, we in this area have a particular problem. It’s called Spring Break.

I would venture to say that most everyone reading this knows someone who was a Spring Breaker or who was with someone who was a Spring Breaker. By next week, we should suspect ...

U.S. Representative Ted Deutch - Empty Suit

March 27, 2021

I see in my TapIntoCoralSprings.net feed that Representative Ted Deutch and sixty of his colleagues are making headlines for signing a letter to President Biden demanding a ban on the import of assault rifles and high capacity magazines. Excluding the letterhead, address, date and signatures this important letter is a paltry half page. If this is the collective effort of sixty people I would be ...

The More Things Change, The More They Remain the Same

March 30, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Over the past two months, to our collective dismay and disappointment, there has been a revisiting of the topic of mass shootings. In dissimilar, highly unrelated circumstances, several mass shootings have been circulating through the news feed as of late.

Has anyone else begun to question “why?”

I know that my own reflection and understanding stems from ...