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June 13, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Construction started Monday on repairs to a bridge in Coral Springs that is expected to cause driving lane closures, according to a news release. The Broward County Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division said in the release that major rehabilitation of the county bridge over ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – People living in two housing complexes in Coral Springs have been evacuated because their buildings were deemed unsafe following Saturday’s heavy rains, city officials said. Shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, residents in 40 units of Sherwood Apartment complex at 1225 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs commissioners explained further this week why they supported giving an additional $4,000 in travel funds to two commissioners as a way to keep up with rising prices. Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons and Commissioner Nancy Metayer were approved last month for $2,000 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As a potential tropical cyclone moved across South Florida on Saturday, heavy rains and flooding worsened potholes on roads across Coral Springs. Residents reported on social media that existing potholes on University Drive across from the Chabad of Coral Springs center and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last month, Shobha Ramatally was walking her two dogs in a gated Coral Springs neighborhood when another dog suddenly attacked her mixed Shepherd, Leah. Within seconds, the 49-year-old resident of The Preserve development said the other dog ripped apart Leah’s skin, requiring ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday couldn't come at a better time this year. The annual tax holiday that gives Florida residents an opportunity to purchase hurricane preparedness items sales tax-free is happening just as Hurricane Agatha appears to be taking a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – To keep up with rising costs, two Coral Springs commissioners are receiving extra money to travel to conferences and other events this year. Commissioners last week approved spending an extra $4,000 for Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons and Commissioner Nancy Metayer to travel as ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The new Coral Springs Public Safety Memorial would feature a peace ribbon, external flame, and dedicated plaques to honor police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who died in the line of work over the years. City commissioners are planning Wednesday to vote ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs administrators are looking to spend more funds on events in the coming fiscal year to pay for a 60th anniversary celebration, two extra events, and a new part-time sponsorship position. City staff members presented this week a proposed events budget for 2022-23 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- March For Our Lives, the 2018 protest organized to end gun violence, is planning another national march after the recent elementary school shooting in Texas. The march will be held on Saturday, June 11, in Washington D.C. and nationwide. March For Our Lives first organized ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL — As new cycling lanes are built on busy, high-speed roads in Coral Springs, local bike riders should ask themselves a simple question before gearing up and riding in the lanes. “Would I have my 10-year-old next to me?” The answer: “Probably not.” That’s the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Starting this month, residents in the Maplewood neighborhoods of Coral Springs will get resurfaced roads. Coral Springs has published a map showing the streets included in the $828,000 resurfacing plan that city commissioners approved last month.                           ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  Coral Springs is looking to purchase new cameras and other security features as part of a way to expand the reach of the city’s Real Time Crime Center that aims to improve emergency response and solve crimes faster. City commissioners, on Wednesday, are expected to decide on ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Millions of dollars are pouring into road improvement projects across Coral Springs. The state- and county-funded construction projects on some of the most traveled roads in Coral Springs -- Coral Ridge Drive, University Drive, Wiles Road, and Riverside Drive -- all have one ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Money is starting to roll into the campaign accounts of Coral Springs elected officials in the 2022 municipal election. Three seats are up this year on the City Commission, and so far, all three incumbents – Mayor Scott Brook, Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons, and Commissioner Shawn ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last month, the development team for Cornerstone, the downtown complex under construction on the southwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road in Coral Springs, proposed changing the makeup of the project. The preliminary changes – including adding more housing units ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For those shopping at Costco in Coral Springs, they may know that it can be challenging at times to get in and out of the busy parking, especially turning onto Coral Ridge Drive. That’s what a city resident told city leaders last week while urging them to put up a ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For years, a family enjoyed their wooden deck and pergola built behind their house in the Kensington Commons neighborhood in Coral Springs. But a complaint to the city in 2019 started a process that may require Charles and Julie Hughes to remove the deck and pergola in the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  The price of everything seems to be going up – including fireworks in Coral Springs’ annual Fourth of July celebration. The price for this year’s fireworks display at Mullins Park has gone up from $30,000 to $37,500 – an increase resulting from rising costs of products and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs tightened the regulations on vacation rentals on Wednesday after months of complaints from residents regarding noise, trash, and late-night parties at these business. City commissioners voted unanimously to make close to 20 changes to the ordinance overseeing ...

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