Proposed Downtown Coral Springs Project: “Los Mizner or Lost Minds?”

revised 12/31/01 by Howard Melamed Downtown CLICK  ON PLAYER TO PAUSE Perhaps you haven’t been following the latest developments at the City Commission meetings regarding an ambitious project known as “Downtown Coral Springs”. They have spent over $1,000,000 on professionals.  It is now time to pay attention. The City Commissioners and the Developer, Amera Properties are going ahead with the Downtown Coral Springs project. This will result in increase traffic, lower property values and increase crime. It will put the whole mess in the taxpayers hands within 7 years.  They won’t tell you this.  In fact this is my opinion. …

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Proposed Downtown Coral Springs Project: “Los Mizner or Lost Minds?”

revised 12/31/01 by Howard Melamed Downtown CLICK  ON PLAYER TO PAUSE Perhaps you haven’t been following the latest developments at the City Commission meetings regarding an ambitious project known as “Downtown Coral Springs”. They have spent over $1,000,000 on professionals.  It is now time to pay attention. The City Commissioners and the Developer, Amera Properties are going ahead with the Downtown Coral Springs project. This will result in increase traffic, lower property values and increase crime. It will put the whole mess in the taxpayers hands within 7 years.  They won’t tell you this.  In fact this is my opinion. …

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Fire Chief Under Fire: Why All the Heat?

There’s Rats in the Firehouse. by Howard Melamed 12/24/01 Chief Haupt If you have been reading the Sun Sentinel lately, Sallie James has reported that  Fire Chief Don Haupt is not certified in the State of Florida. Apparently he neglected to get his Florida Certification. It is required for anyone who is called to the scene to fight a fire. The Sun Sentinel made it seem as though this situation was unique to Coral Springs but in fact 20% of all of the fire chiefs in Florida are not certified also. Oops. They forgot to tell you that. Even the…

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STUPID ANTHRAX CALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT ANSWERS THEM ALL

What ever happened to common sense? That is the question the Coral Springs Fire Department is asking themselves as the constant Anthrax calls keep streaming into the city’s 911 department on a daily basis. The people that make these calls are definitely suffering from SPS, or Stupid People Syndrome. This is a disorder of the part of the brain that deals in common sense. It is quite often refereed to as  “Are you out of your mind” syndrome, or AYOYM for short.Of the hundreds of calls that have been made as a HazMat, short for Hazardous Materials, each one has…

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Skateboarders Get No Respect in Coral Springs

by Brian Cristobal I am a 14 year old kid who tries like any other kid to do what is fun to them like playing sports or any other hobbies we might have. Being who I am, a skateboarder, I can’t do this in Coral Springs. If we (skateboarders) try to skate any where in this city we either get hassled by police, kicked out by security guards or business owners. Now You may be thinking that we should build ramps or skateboard at our own houses but we can’t do that either. About two weeks ago a couple of friends and I  built…

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NEW HIGH SCHOOL APPROVED

City Partners with School Board   Coral Springs 12/17/01:    The City of Coral Springs announced that a new high school has been approved and planned for the City of Coral Springs. The new facility will be located in the Sportsplex located just south of Sample Road adjacent to the Sawgrass Expressway.  It will service 2870 students at capacity and will be opened for the school year beginning September 2004. The school was a major achievement for the city after much lobbying of School board members. Originally, the school board was to locate the school outside of city boundaries in Coconut…

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