ABOVE: Barbara Arnold and Sandra Shinn stock shelves under the watchful eye of a surfing cow. Other store walls are covered with similar murals…Continue
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In what is certain to stir controversy in Boca Raton for years to come, a developer has submitted plans for an “ultra-luxury” downtown condominium project that would include four towers rising as high as 30 stories.
ELAD National Properties of Plantation proposes 500 units on nearly nine…Continue
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Circuit Judge, 15th Circuit, Group 14
Diana Lewis 45.56% 45,175
*Jessica Ticktin 54.44% 55,181
Circuit Judge, 5th Circuit, Group 30
Maxine Cheesman 16.76% 16,661
*Jaimie Goodman 54.94% 54,602
Peggy Rowe-Linn 28.30% 28,128
Member, School Board, District 4
Justin Katz 24.62% …
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In Boynton Beach, Steven Michael’s Hudson Holdings bought a 1.35-acre parcel along Northeast Sixth Avenue, just south of the city Community Redevelopment Area called Ocean Breeze East. It paid $1.1 million for the land in April 2013.
Then it teamed with Neighborhood Renaissance of West Palm Beach this year for a proposal to develop a market-rate apartment complex on its land and the CRA land, a total of 6.3 acres. The CRA board recently chose the team as the winning bidder,…
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Building Boom: Investments in changeContinue
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By Dan Moffett
After more than a decade on life support, the end appears near for the last commercial district in Ocean Ridge.
The Town Commission has rejected an amendment that essentially would have grandfathered the five-store strip at 5011 N. Ocean Blvd. into compliance with the town’s code and allowed it to stay in business.
Town Manager Ken Schenck said the reprieves appear to have run out for the Sivitilli family, owners of the 55-year-old…
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For two years after we moved into our office at 5011 N. Ocean Blvd., people would stop in asking where the dry cleaner was. They looked crestfallen when I explained the locations of two businesses across the bridge.
At least once a week throughout our four-year tenure in the small commercial strip, someone would come in looking for a bicycle repair shop. Once the triathlon shop became online only, we would direct them to Federal Highway in Delray Beach.
Every day outside…
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By Rich Pollack
Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians along A1A beware: Law enforcement officers from several departments will once again be out in force this month in a concentrated effort to promote the need for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians to safely share the road.
In an effort coordinated by the South Florida Safe Roads Task Force, police officers from several departments along the coast — as well as Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office…
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By Tim Pallesen
The furor over Atlantic Crossing now has Delray Beach ready to tighten and improve its downtown development regulations.
“We started on the heels of Atlantic Crossing, and we heard about height and density concerns,” Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council urban design director Anthea Gianniotes reported to city officials Aug. 18.
Proposed changes will be discussed by city commissioners and residents in public hearings to be…
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during the the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Delray Beach Historical Society charter signing.…Continue
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By Dan Moffett
After the furor over the Red Cross plan for a Designers’ Show House on Point Manalapan, town commissioners are working to draft a new ordinance that would prohibit large, multiday special events.
“This is the result of the recent effort to have a monthlong event in our community,” Mayor David Cheifetz said of the Red Cross debacle. “To prevent this problem in the future, we thought we’d have a simple section added to the code.”
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By Dan Moffett
Manalapan commissioners are grumbling about the high cost of litigating grievances with the Police Benevolent Association, and that could mean tougher contract negotiations between the town and union next year.
Since the current three-year contract went into effect in September 2012, Manalapan officers have filed about 10 grievances through the union, according to Town Manager Linda Stumpf. None of them has been upheld.
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By Mary Thurwachter
Shortly after returning from his Hawaiian vacation, Vice Mayor Lynn Moorhouse went to the beach for brunch at the Dune Deck. The local dentist had no complaints about food, but what he saw in the parking lot had him clenching his teeth.
“We have a major problem with the kiosks,” Moorhouse said at the Aug. 25 Lantana Town Council meeting. “People couldn’t make them work and some were just leaving to go somewhere else. That’s gonna…
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By Dan Moffett
In waging their legal wars against the town of Gulf Stream, residents Chris O’Hare and Martin O’Boyle have used Florida’s public records laws hundreds of times in the last 18 months to challenge how their community is governed.
As of mid-August, the town had responded to 1,252 public record requests filed in roughly equal numbers by O’Hare and O’Boyle, according to Town Clerk Rita Taylor.
The requests touch most every imaginable…
By Jane Smith
Boynton Beach real estate broker James Arena wants to preserve the funky Florida lifestyle where beach access is everything.
In mid-August, he starred in a 3-minute video to make surfers and other beachgoers aware of how a nearby proposed development might lower their quality…
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By Betty Wells
The design proposal for a luxury…
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By Tim Pallesen
The question whether a nationwide furor over puppy-mill sales requires a Delray Beach law has been delayed.
City commissioners have imposed a six-month moratorium on allowing new puppy stores into Delray so city officials have time to study the controversy.
The furor struck locally last December with a protest march outside Waggs to Riches, the only pet store selling puppies in Delray.
Six months later, commissioners…
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over a parking garage on the site of the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn.
Rendering provided by Kobi…Continue
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By Jane Smith
Starting Oct. 1, residents in Ocean Ridge and Briny Breezes will pay more for an ambulance ride provided by Boynton Beach Fire Rescue.
For a basic ambulance ride, the transport fee will increase by nearly 75 percent to $610, and the mileage rate will increase by 50 percent to $12 a mile.
Intermediate life support rides also will rise to $610, up 43.5 percent, and the most advanced support will increase to $770, or 33.9…
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