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Broward County Schools Narrow Superintendent Field to Four

January 25, 2022

PARKLAND, FL-  The Broward County Public School Board voted to narrow the field of candidates for the position of Superintendent to four on Tuesday evening.

One of the finalists is Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright. The other three are Peter Licata, Michael Gaal, and Keith Oswald.

The field of four originally began with 39 candidates. The four finalists will proceed with ...

Broward County Teachers Get Small Raises Under New Agreement Approved This Week

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County public school teachers will get small salary increases and one-time $2,000 payments as part of new contract approved by Broward County School Board on Friday.

Teachers will receive raises ranging between 1 to 1.33 percent through the new agreement that Broward Teachers Union signed off on for the 2021-2022 school year.

Here are specifics for ...

Eagle Regiment Hosting Winter Guard Competition on February 5; Volunteers Needed

PARKLAND, FL- MSD's Colorguard, the Eagle Regiment, will be hosting a competition next month. The event, called the Stoneman Douglas Winter Guard Contest, will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Eagle Regiment is looking for parent volunteers to help with the event in the following areas:

Gym preparation
Guard movement
Concession ...

Coral Springs Sells Former City Hall Property For $4.6 Million For New Downtown Project

January 27, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The old location of Coral Springs City Hall was sold Wednesday to a development company for $4.6 million to build a new retail and housing complex on the land and nearby property.

City commissioners approved Amera to purchase the four-acre piece of land at the corner of Sample Road and Coral Hills Drive to construct City Village that, if approved, will stretch from ...

Mayor's Chess Challenge Next Saturday in Parkland

January 23, 2022

PARKLAND, FL-  The Mayor's Chess Challenge will be taking place next week in Parkland. The 7th Annual Event is hosted by a number of communities around the area, including Parkland, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Boca Raton.

The Mayor's Chess Challenge is an opportunity for chess lovers of all ages and skill levels to connect in the local community on the chess board ...

Family Fun Fest, MSD Sports, a New Holocaust Exhibit, and More; The Week Ahead in Parkland

January 9, 2022

PARKLAND, FL- January events are ramping up in Parkland as school gets busy and the new year takes shape. 

Significant events this week in Parkland:

Parkland City Commission Meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
New Holocaust Exhibit "No Child's Play," opening event on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. at the Parkland Library.
The City ...

On Being A Mom In Coral Springs: There’s Lots Of Uphill Battles But Be Sure To Enjoy The Beautiful Views

January 20, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - I am a Coral Springs mom of a 4-year-old boy. He loves superheroes, Legos, dropping ninja moves in the middle of the kitchen, and waking me up at night so we can cuddle.

My husband and I have been together for 10 years, and married for five. After my son was born, I struggled with postpartum anxiety, reconnecting with my husband, grieving who I was before I had my son, and ...

Coral Springs-Parkland Firefighter/Paramedic Remembered As “Hero” Who Put His Life On The Line To Help Others

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 ailment to the end.

“It was a battle fought with bravery from a hero ...

Parkland Volunteers Brighten Holidays for Area Homeless

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland residents showed their giving spirit this holiday season in a big way. The holidays were made brighter for the at-risk population under the leadership of Heather Khalil and her numerous volunteers.

The Parkland community joined forces and donated 859 backpacks filled with essentials such as toiletries, blankets and new undergarments. The backpacks were ...

Monday Gas Leak Forces Part Of Wiles Road To Close

January 24, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Crews were working Monday morning to repair a gas leak in the area of University Drive and Wiles Road in Coral Springs.

Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department said in a social media alert that Wiles Road from University Drive to NW 87 Avenue was closed.

In addition, 4631 University Plaza was closed, the alert said.

That area is undergoing road construction ...

Judge Rules Jurors Can View MSD Shooter's Instagram Photos at Trial

PARKLAND, FL- Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer ruled at a court hearing on Monday that jurors will be allowed to see the Instagram account photos for the Parkland shooter.

The defendant had posed with guns on his Instagram account prior to the shooting. His attorneys argued that the seizure of such photos violated right of privacy. The judge disagreed, and the photos will be seen by jurors ...

Everglades Fires Prompt Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Officials To Issue Health Warning

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Fire officials encouraged Coral Springs and Parkland residents with respiratory problems to stay indoors on Sunday as a result of lingering fires in the Everglades.

Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department said sugarcane burning in western Palm Beach was bringing smoke into Broward County.

The fires don’t pose a threat to Coral Springs and Parkland, fire ...

Mayor's Chess Challenge Next Saturday in Parkland

January 23, 2022

PARKLAND, FL-  The Mayor's Chess Challenge will be taking place next week in Parkland. The 7th Annual Event is hosted by a number of communities around the area, including Parkland, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Boca Raton.

The Mayor's Chess Challenge is an opportunity for chess lovers of all ages and skill levels to connect in the local community on the chess board ...

February Daddy-Daughter Dance Nears Capacity

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's daddy-daughter dance, "Ties and Tiaras," is nearly sold out. The event is the first of its kind in Parkland.

"We're tremendously excited for this first daddy-daughter dance," said organizer Cara Pitch-Gregg.

Over 100 tickets have already been sold, and time is limited for registration. The event is on Sunday, February 6, 2022, from ...

Family Fun Fest Begins Tonight in Parkland

PARKLAND, FL- The rides and the mini-ferris wheel are back. Family Fun Fest, Parkland's popular weekend carnival, is returning this weekend to Pine Trails Park.

Family Fun Fest has been an annual event, but it was canceled last year due to COVID. This year, the familiar lights and rides are showing up again near the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater.

"Our Parkland Family Fun Fest is a ...

New Holocaust Exhibit Opens Next Week at Parkland Library

January 4, 2022

PARKLAND, FL- January is International Holocaust Remebrance Month, and the Parkland Library will be hosting a new exhibit called "No Child's Play," starting with a kickoff event on Tuesday, January 11, at the Parkland Library.

The exhibit is curated by Yad Vashem and focuses on toys, games, artwork, and personal stories of the children of the Holocaust. It was featured at the ...

Tunie’s Market To Close After Nearly 30 Years of Operation

January 25, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Tunie’s Market, known for its wide selection of vitamins and supplements, is closing its store in Coral Springs where it has had a retail presence for 29 years.

The owner of the store, Taylor Hamilton, posted on social media late Monday that the 12,000-square-foot store at 5651 Coral Ridge Drive will close in February.

“It’s with a heavy heart we ...

Parkland Chamber Chat: An Optimistic Business Forecast

PARKLAND, FL- Welcome to a New Year, one filled with the promise of quality time with loved ones, better times in the world, making new friends, and robust business! As I write this and consider our wonderful city (and local government leadership) and correspondingly, the Parkland Chamber, I am humbled as I embark upon a new challenge, as the incoming President. 

I’m honored to lead ...

Area Restaurants to Support and Celebrate on MLK Day

January 17, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday established in 1986, we commemorate the birthday of the civil rights leader. In his memory, we also remember the achievements of Black Americans who followed his Dream. In doing so, we celebrate people of color pursuing self-determination, their struggle to achieve equal rights under our nation’s Constitution, and ...

Does Your Home Have Mold or Water Damage? Have It Checked and Get Free Pizza

January 26, 2022

PARKLAND, FL- The post-holiday season ushers in flocks of visitors and outdoor enthusiasts to South Florida, as people bask in the cooler, drier air of January and February.

For busy families in the Parkland and Coral Springs area, there's no better time to take a look for any possible water or mold damage in our homes ...

Senator Troy Singleton Appointed Senate Majority Whip

January 4, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — The incoming President of the New Jersey Senate, Senator Nicholas Scutari, appointed Senator Troy Singleton to the Senate Democratic Leadership team, elevating him as Senate Majority Whip.

“I’m honored to be part of this historic team and look forward to getting to work,” Senator Singleton said. 

Senator Singleton was elected to the ...

These New Jersey Laws Could Impact Your Wallet In 2022

TRENTON, NJ — There are hundreds of new laws going into effect this new year. And some of them could impact your wallet directly. 

Here are a few of them.

Minimum Wage Increase:

The new year kicked off with a dollar increase in minimum wage from $12 an hour to $13. This increase is part of the two-phase legislation that Governor Murphy signed in 2019, which will ultimately ...

VIDEO: Dog at Wayne Animal Shelter is the Center of a Controversy and Sparta Woman Recovers from Bear Attack

January 4, 2022

NEW JERSEY — A Sparta woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear and a sick dog at a Wayne animal shelter is now the center of controversy.  That, as COVID-19 cases rise again, and more schools make alternate learning plans.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr reports in today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto.

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VIDEO: Many New Jersey Schools React to COVID-19 Spike By Going Remote; Pandemic Causes Legendary Diner to Shut Down

NEW JERSEY — It's a week of changes for many New Jersey students and their families, due to rising COVID-19 cases.  Plus, a Burlington County diner known for its famous cheese and cinnamon bread is no more.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has a look in today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto.

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TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Expands Ownership, Acquiring Two More Local Sites

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is clear about what she is and what she is not.

"I'm not a journalist, I'm the first to tell you that. I'm a marketing person that runs a business," Peer said.

Peer owns five TAPinto sites. In October 2021, Peer became the publisher of TAPinto Basking Ridge and TAPinto Bernardsville/Bedminister. She started ...

Better Understanding of Social Media Will Lead to Better Results

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Often media companies treat all social media channels the same. They post the same content the same way on each channel, often using a service that automatically makes the posts. The best strategy for social media for your business is one that is tailored to the platform you’re using.

The hottest and most-used platform right now is TikTok. According to ...

TAPinto Recognizes Local Sites in Annual Awards

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three of its local news sites for excellence in 2021.

"TAPinto's 2021 award winners best exemplify the characteristics that are key to success here at TAPinto:  a commitment to providing high-quality objective local news, a passion for entrepreneurship, and a dedication to teamwork," Michael Shapiro, Founder and CEO of ...