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Palmetto Park Road Bridge to Close January 22 for Two Days
On Wednesday, January 22, the Palm Beach County Bridge Section will be closing the Palmetto Park Road Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for 48 hours.
The bridge will be closed at 6 a.m. January 22 and is scheduled to reopen at 6 a.m. January 24. The closure is necessary to replace the 28-year-old hydraulic span machinery for the two west spans.
Another two-day closure will be required in February in order to replace the machinery for the two east spans.
Message boards providing notification will be posted 7 days in advance.
If you have any questions, please contact Bridge Superintendent Barry Meve at (561) 233-3975, email@example.com
Boca Raton Police warn residents & businesses about FPL Scam
Boca Raton, FL – Boca Raton Police Services Department Crime Prevention officers want to remind residents and local businesses to be aware of a scam affecting many Florida communities. The scammers attempt to trick FPL customers into thinking their account is past due. According to FPL, customers around the state are getting phone calls from people identifying themselves as FPL representatives, calling to inform customers that their bill is past due. The “representative” then gets the unsuspecting customer to give their credit card number to the scammer or to pay the bill by PayPal to another account.
FPL says its employees will never call customers and ask for their personal information unless the customer initiates the phone call. If you get one of these phone calls, do not give your personal information or credit card number to the caller. Tell them that you will call FPL customer service to verify the status of your account.
For more information you can visit the FPL Scam and Fraud page at:
Please join us for the First Annual Boca Raton Community March of Remembrance
For additional information, please visit: www.marchofremembranceboca.com
or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Debate Road Closures
Beginning at 6:00 am Monday, October 22, 2012 and lasting until 2:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2012 the following roads will be closed by the Boca Raton Police Services Department for the Presidential Debate at Lynn University.
*Other road closures should be anticipated throughout the debate period.
For up to the minute information please visit www.bocapolice.com
Two Leading Nonprofits - AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and
Habitat for Humanity of Southern Palm Beach County
Team Up for Pick-up and Sale of Donated Goods
AVDA – Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Southern Palm Beach County for the collection and sale of donated items such as furniture, and home goods to strengthen the opportunity to serve those in need.
Individuals and businesses, who wish to donate new or gently used items to AVDA, now have a new number to call to arrange for pick up of goods: 1-855-288-AVDA (2832). Items that cannot be used in AVDA’s emergency shelter will be sold in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores with the proceeds benefiting AVDA.
Items intended for AVDA donation may also be dropped off at Habitat for Humanity’s two “ReStore” locations in Southern Palm Beach County:
For more information about locations, please visit www.hfhboca.org
AVDA’s corporate office will continue to accept donations of clothing, food and personal care items for use in their emergency shelter. Call 561-265-3797 for more information.
“It’s important in these tough economic times for nonprofits to come together and offer creative solutions to fund important and critically necessary programs,” said Pam O’Brien, AVDA’s President and CEO. “Nonprofits are held to a higher level of accountability and stewardship and AVDA is thrilled to be collaborating with another strong local nonprofit organization, such as Habitat for Humanity of Southern Palm Beach County
AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For over twenty-six years, AVDA has been providing emergency shelter and support services for victims of domestic abuse and their families
AVDA is a leader in the violence prevention arena, engaging students and offering education and professional training to healthcare professionals, law enforcement personnel, social service agencies, employers and community groups on the topic of domestic violence.
For more information about AVDA and how you can help, please visit www.avdaonline.org
The crisis hotline is available 24-HOURS a day at 1-800-355-8547
30-day warning period for red light cameras begins in Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL – On October 13, 2010 the Boca Raton City Council approved red light cameras for certain intersections in the City. Cameras began taking photos of red light runners at designated intersections in the City of Boca Raton on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Cameras will operate 24 hours a day and capture still images and video of every vehicle running a red light at the intersections listed below.
During the next 30 days, a warning notice will be issued to the registered owner of vehicles running red lights. There will be no fine for this warning notice.
On April 14, 2012, the warning period will end. Each violation thereafter will be reviewed and approved by the Boca Raton Police Services Department prior to an actual citation being issued. The registered owner may review the images online, and has the option to pay the fine or appeal the citation in court. These citations do not result in any points on the driver's record.
The safety cameras are located at:
North bound St. Andrews Blvd at Glades Road
For more information about the program, including a downloadable informational brochure and
answers to FAQs, please visit the Red Light Safety Program page on the Boca Raton Police Services Department’s Web site: www.BocaPolice.com.
Traffic alert from Boca Raton police
Due to the City of Boca Raton Holiday parade, on Wednesday, December 7th, Federal Highway will be closed from Camino Real to Glades Road from 5:30 PM until 11:00 PM. Please plan accordingly.
Keep it safe on Halloween
The Boca Raton Police Department wants to remind you that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly. Here are some tips to keep it a safe Halloween.
Halloween safety tips for children and parents/guardians:
least familiar ones) and only along well-lit streets.
open or unwrapped Halloween foods.
Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners:
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