Government

June 5, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- On Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., friends and families across Parkland gathered outside their homes to shine a light for racial equality. Multiple cities in every state have held protests over the recent death of George Floyd at the hands for 4 police officers in Minnesota. George ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Mayor Christine Hunschofsky and the City of Parkland are asking community members to join them in shining a light on racial injustice. Community members are encouraged to stand outside their homes on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. for 8 min 46 seconds with a candle, light and/or ...

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PARKLAND, FL-   Statement from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie  Issues of policing, race and equity are at the forefront of our national news and community dialogue. During the last few weeks of our current COVID-19 pandemic, we have been outraged at what the entire world has witnessed ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The enduring strength of our community has been demonstrated through an unimaginable disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive by birthday parades, setting up distance play dates for the kids, or Facetiming and Zooming to keep in touch has become the norm. We continue to learn how to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It is hard to believe that another school year is already ending. It has been a strange time with virtual classes, ceremonies, high school graduations and college graduations. Normally this time of year I would be enjoying seeing so many happy faces with families and friends ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County has set an Emergency Executive Curfew Order starting at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020. The curfew is set for 7 days with from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. each day. The curfew is set due to civil unrest that threatens the health and safety of the community. 

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland resident Robert Brannen will be running for City Commissioner District 4 this fall. Brannen, a North Miami native, grew up in South Florida and also lived in the area as an adult before moving to Parkland about four years ago. He is the owner of Happy House Outdoor Living, a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The slow reopening of Florida has shown a slight uptick of  COVID-19 cases. Cases increased by almost 10,000 in the past two weeks. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 54,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,413 deaths in Florida. Prior ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As the calendar turns to June, Florida enters hurricane season. Expenses can add up quickly when preparing for a diaster. Qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax this coming weekend, Friday, May 29, 2020, through Thursday, June 4, 2020. The 2020 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As Parkland and Broward County residents adjust to their newly opened beaches, they are in for a treat this afternoon. NASA and SpaceX will be sending its first manned rocket in nine years on a flight to the International Space Station.  Two astronauts, Drew Hurley and Bob Behnken, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Memorial Day is a unique holiday in America. It was established as a day to remember, recognize and appreciate the lives lost by members of the United States Armed Forces. These personal sacrifices allow the citizens of the United States to live freely today in a world where personal ...

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PARKLAND, FL- New cases of COVID-19 are continuing to increase by the thousands as South Florida is finishing its first week of reopening and the rest of the state is wrapping up their second week. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are currently ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  The City of Parkland will hold its monthly City Commission meeting via Zoom tonight. The event, which is normally open to the public to attend in person, will be a virtual Zoom-only meeting. The public is still welcome to attend the virtual event, and the City of Parkland has email ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Jordan Isrow will be running for Parkland City Commissioner Seat District 2 this fall. Isrow, a Boca Raton native, is an attorney that serves as general counsel for global cosmetics manufacturer Oxygen Development. Isrow and his wife, Jessica, are proud parents of two children, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward and Miami-Dade begin their Phase I reopening plan this week, and local establishments are scrambling to get themselves ready. Hundreds of area businesses in and around Parkland are doing their best to be prepared for the "new normal." The single most consistent hope for ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As South Florida prepares for reopening the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida increased over 5600 in the past week. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 44,811 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1964 deaths in Florida. Parkland ...

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PARKLAND, FL- "Parkland Rising," a documentary that follows the lives of Parklanders in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy, has announced that it will premier on June 2, 2020. The date coincides with National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Day. "Parkland Rising" is Directed and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Governor DeSantis signed an Executive Order opening Phase I of Broward and Miami-Dade counties on Monday. In a press conference held in Doral on Thursday afternoon, DeSantis made the announcement official. Non-essential businesses such as manufacturing facilities, office buildings, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The State of Florida continues its trek towards reopening the state. Broward and Miami-Dade counties are working together to begin opening their first non-essential businesses next Monday. Many questions remain about what to expect, from new social norms to the plan for increasing ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County Government hosted a Special Workshop on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the re-opening of Broward County. Recommendations were made by Commissioners for the Phase 1 reopening of businesses and amenities at the meeting. A number of next steps were organized, including the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Last Thursday Rich Walker announced his bid for Parkland Mayor. Walker currently serves as City Commissioner of District 2, a position he's held since November of 2018. Rich and his wife Catherine live with their five children, Delaney, Steffy James, Scott, Drake, and Hayes in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Palm Beach County moves to phase one of reopening today, joining the vast majority of counties in Florida. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the executive order moving Palm Beach to phase one, with the addition of barbershops, cosmetology salons, and cosmetology specialty salons joining ...

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PARKLAND, FL- City Commissioner and business owner Rich Walker announced this morning his candidacy for Mayor of Parkland. Walker was elected as Commissioner of District 2 for a four-year term on November 6th, 2018. Upon moving to Parkland, Florida, Rich immediately served in various capacities ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The United States Navy's Blue Angels will be flying over South Florida on Friday. The legendary flight team will be showcasing their aerial abilities along the east coast of the state between Miami and Jacksonville, making a brief path over Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on ...

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PARKLAND, FL- City Commissioner Stacy Kagan announced her candidacy for Parkland Mayor last week. Born in New York, Kagan has lived in South Florida since 1970, and has been a Parkland resident since 2004. Kagan has always been heavily involved in her community, including being a part of the League ...

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PARKLAND, FL- D.J. Brauner has had an interesting month in quarantine. The Stoneman Douglas freshman had applied to become Parkland's Mayor for the Month before the Coronavirus Pandemic arrived, and the City of Parkland and Mayor Christine Hunschofsky have welcomed Brauner into the process in the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The past few months have seemed like years to our community. I want to first thank all first responders, doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, and all essential service workers that are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.  We as a community must continue to be ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It has been a strange spring to say the least. At the time I am writing this, we are just heading into the second week of April. Schools are closed, senior class activities have been canceled and university and college graduations have been “postponed.” Spring is usually a time for ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference earlier today in Tallahassee announcing Phase 1 re-opening on Monday, May 4, 2020. This re-opening does not include Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach Counties. Phase 1 details include retail stores will be allowed to open at 25% ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland is following Broward County's lead in opening public spaces slowly on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The following parks will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily for limited activity (walking, jogging and biking):   Pine Trails Park including fishing ...

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