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June 24, 2022

PARKLAND, FL- The often congested area around Riverglades Elementary school is going to get some help soon. The City of Parkland plans to replace the sidewalks on the west side of Parkside Drive, which includes the stretch across from Riverglades. Additionally, the City of Parkland submitted a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed a significant hurdle on Tuesday evening in Washington, as the Senate found common ground on terminology of the act.  The agreement would take a couple of basic steps towards gun restriction and put about $15 Billion towards mental health ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Loxahatchee Road improvements project is moving along, and the City of Parkland needs feedback from its residents. There will be three roundabouts installed at the major intersections along the road: at the intersection of Parkside Drive and Lox Road at the intersection ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Father's Day weekend is special for dads everywhere, including Parkland. Father's Day weekend was especially memorable for three Parkland fathers that also happen to be city officials; Mayor Rich Walker and City Commissioners Simeon Brier and Jordan Isrow. All three were unopposed in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Holmberg Road construction project in front of Stoneman Douglas High School and Westglades Middle School is slated to begin on Monday, June 20, 2022. The project, at a cost of $609,561, is intended to make the area around the schools more pedestrian and driver ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland will be repairing shade sails over the top of the Pine Trails Park playground next week. The repairs will be happening between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022 and Friday, June 24, 2022, so the playground will be closed on those days. The City of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland unanimously adopted its American Disability Act (ADA) transition plan at the City Commission meeting on Wednesday evening, June 15, 2022. The plan, as presented by the City, has been an ongoing project for the City that Parkland has been working towards over ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Max Schachter will be testifying to Congress today on the topic of protecting America's children from gun violence. Schachter lost his son, Alex, in the 2018 tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School. Schachter will be speaking about the importance of two pieces of legislation; The ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland and Broward residents may be getting some traffic help from Elon Musk and his Boring Company. After expressing interest in exploring options to ease traffic congestion from downtown Fort Lauderdale to the beach, the City of Fort Lauderdale and Elon Musk's Boring Company began ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Thousands gathered in Parkland on Saturday morning to support the "March For Our Lives" gun control movement in America. Cars were lined up along Trails End in Parkland, with people still arriving as the event began. An estimated 3,000 people were on hand, as NBC and ABC Miami news ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland's Special Commission meeting that was originally scheduled for June 8, 2022, has now been rescheduled for Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. The Special Commission meeting is to discuss the City of Parkland's interest in potentially purchasing the 70 acre ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland is in the process of adding charging stations for electric vehicles (EV's) at its local parks. The plan was outlined at the City's Strategic Planning session in April of 2022. According to the City of Parkland on Monday, plans have been received and are ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The upcoming Juneteenth Holiday in South Florida has a significant presence around Parkland and Broward County. Juneteenth was named a National Holiday just a year ago in honor of the United States ending slavery on June 19, 1865. For Parkland area residents looking to join the ...

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PARKLAND, FL-  The City of Parkland's Eats 'N' Beats event at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater has been canceled for this evening due to the ongoing inclement weather. It is being rescheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022. For more information, please visit the City of Parkland events ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Terramar Park's renovations are now in full swing. The process of creating additional parking and expanding the soccer fields to regulation size appears to be making significant progress. According to the City of Parkland, "this project consists of expanding the under-sized ...

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PARKLAND, FL- June always starts my mind wandering.  Sure it grows hot and marks the beginning of hurricane season, but, after my family and I prepare as best we can for what hurricanes might come, I’m reminded (as I often am) of why we love Parkland so much.  With miles and miles of pathways to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- It is hard to believe that another school year is already ending. While it is filled with joy and celebration, let us not forget that this past year has brought its own unique challenges for everyone.  We are grateful to all the teachers, administrators, staff, and volunteers for ...

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PARKLAND, FL- June marks the beginning of hurricane season, and signals that we must get prepared. What does that mean? Have a plan! Create a checklist, stock up on nonperishables such as canned goods and water and get the essentials in place, including supplies for pets. Have a plan to evacuate if ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The State of 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 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland honored the sacrifice of military personnel that gave their lives for our country at a ceremony on Sunday evening in Parkland. The event was moved indoors due to inclement weather, but was still effective in its effort. The 13th Army Band performed at the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Heron Bay development plan took a new turn late this week. The City of Parkland is now considering acquiring the 70-acre property as a way to control the ultimate outcome of what the land is used for. The land is currently owned by the North Springs Improvement District. "This ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony this weekend to honor the people that have lost their lives in service to our country. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater in ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland is gearing up to do about $10 million worth of street drainage repairs in a couple of areas that tend to saturate easily with water during storms. The Ranches, Pine Tree Estates, and Ternbridge will each be getting drainage repairs as part of the project, which ...

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PARKLAND, FL- March For Our Lives, a 2018 march organized to end gun violence, is planning another national march in the wake of the recent elementary school shooting in Texas. The march will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Washington D.C. and nationwide. March For Our Lives first ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A Stoneman Douglas student won her Congressional District's Art Competition in May and will have her artwork showcased at the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. Camila Escobar, an MSD senior, won the Congressional Art Competition for her piece called First Steps, which is depicts a ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Former Parkland City Commissioner Jared Moskowitz has been endorsed by the Broward Teachers Union to fill an open congressional seat in the contested Democratic primary election. There are a number of Democrats running for the 23rd District, which is Broward-Palm Beach County. The ...

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PARKLAND, FL- A Parkland man was sentenced this week for his role in a healthcare kickback scheme of over $40 million. Pat Truglia, 54, had previously pleaded guilty to the scheme was sentenced to 120 months in prison by a judge in Newark Federal Court. Two co-defendants of Truglia's have also ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland's plan for a new park is slowly but surely taking shape. The 36-acre park on property at the corner of Hillsboro and Nob Hill Road is expected to have a design chosen by late 2022, with construction likely starting in 2024. The park was included in the City of ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Terramar Park is about to get a bit of a makeover. Terramar's soccer fields are currently not regulation size, so they don't get the usage they could get if they were indeed regulation size. In the next couple of weeks, the City of Parkland will be expanding the fields to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland's own Bob Mayersohn has been named President of the Broward League of Cities for the upcoming year. Mayersohn, a City Commissioner for the City of Parkland, served as Vice President of the Broward League of Cities before being named President for the upcoming 2022-2023 ...

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