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Tarrin Aliff Named Branch Manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Boca Glades Office

 

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has named Tarrin Aliff as the new branch manager of the company’s Boca Glades office in Boca Raton, where she will lead more than 65 independent sales associates.  Aliff brings 15 years of experience in real estate.

Originally from North Carolina, she has been a Florida resident for over 16…

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Highland Beach: Services Monday for Commissioner Dennis Sheridan

By Rich Pollack

      Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 15 for Highland Beach Town Commissioner Dennis Sheridan, who died Dec. 11 following a recent illness.  He was 77.

      A funeral Mass will be held at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Highland Beach at 11 a.m. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glick Family Funeral Home in Boca Raton, with a wake scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Boynton Beach: ‘Community creation’ to adorn tree during art event

Cindy Vincenz and her grandson, Fisher Nieman, 5, work to create compositions that will be turned into long, twirling kinetic strands and attached to a kapok tree. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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Delray Beach: Some say four-story limit stumps city on office space

Related: How many stories needed for office buildings downtown?

By Tim Pallesen



    City commissioners agreed Nov. 18 that future downtown buildings should be limited to four floors.

    But to achieve a complete downtown where people live, work and play,…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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Coastal Star: After 40 years, volunteering is part of her ‘essence’

Ann Rutherford is Junior League of Boca Raton’s

2014 Woman Volunteer of the Year.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Letter to the Editor: Sheila O’Boyle has earned respect

    Who is Marty O’Boyle? A jerk? A bully? A white knight? He’s right, or he’s the village idiot? He’s an egomaniac having a tantrum, or he’s a genius, as the city paid him nearly $200,000?

    Who knows?

    Who is Sheila O’Boyle? A wonderful woman. A kind and generous person. A wonderful mother, friend and neighbor. A person who has contributed thousands of hours and dollars to local charities and causes. A model citizen.

    Oh, Marty O’Boyle’s wife!

    How should we…

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Letter to the Editor: Senator thankful for re-election

    One of the greatest privileges we enjoy as Americans is the right to vote, and thereby to choose our government. On Nov. 4, the voters of District 34 exercised this most important privilege to re-elect me as their state senator. I want to sincerely thank you for this privilege.

    It has been my belief that “If you take care of the people, the people will take care of you.”

In a time where many are skeptical of the political process, the people of District 34 showed money can’t…

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Editor's Note: Hoping to see kindness in the new year

    Basking in the glow of twinkling lights, delicious food, friends and family, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the meaning of gratitude.

    That’s the theme at Gulf Stream School this academic year and it seems to me to be an excellent topic for study.

    What is gratitude? According to online dictionaries, it is “the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”

    “Kindness.” That’s the word I hope will guide our coastal…

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Gulf Stream: Town attorneys raise questions about O’Boyle law firm

By Dan Moffett

    

    Attorneys for the town of Gulf Stream are challenging the legitimacy of The O’Boyle Law Firm in their defense against dozens of lawsuits brought by resident Martin O’Boyle.

    In the crosshairs of the town’s counterattack is O’Boyle’s son, Jonathan, who, in documents filed with the Florida Department of State in February, lists himself as the law firm’s president and director.

    While Jonathan O’Boyle has a license to practice…

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FAU: $16 million donation sets stage for sports complex

Athletic Director Patrick Chun celebrates with FAU President John Kelly at a press conference Dec. 2

to announce the gift of $16 million by Dick and Barbara Schmidt, seen below (at center) in this May 2014  file photo.…

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Delray Beach: How many stories needed for office buildings downtown?

By Jane Smith



    At the Nov. 18 City Commission meeting where the proposed land development regulations were discussed, Commissioner Adam Frankel called Diane Colonna back into the chambers to present the Community Redevelopment Agency’s views.

    She told commissioners:

    “The version of the code presented to the CRA in September, which was the same version presented to commission at the workshop in October, changed the measure of height from feet to…

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Delray Beach: Foreclosure threatens Artists Alley; city ponders action

By Tim Pallesen



    Delray Beach might lose Artists Alley, the unique arts district that the mayor says “has been so important for the renaissance of this city.”

    Artists work in warehouse studios along the railroad tracks near Pineapple Grove. But the warehouses will be sold at a Feb. 23 foreclosure auction.

    The artists, fearing that a new owner will bulldoze their studios, have pleaded with the city for help.

    Mayor Cary Glickstein accepted…

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Delray Beach: CRA head surprises board with resignation

By Jane Smith



    The woman whose name is synonymous with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency will leave in January.

    Diane Colonna gave her board a resignation letter in late November. She will join former Delray Beach CRA chief Chris Brown at his consulting firm, Redevelopment Management Associates in Pompano Beach. She will be assigned as the executive director of the Margate CRA on Jan. 5.…

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Delray Beach: Commission chooses former Port St. Lucie manager

By Tim Pallesen   



    The selection of Delray Beach’s new city manager was all about toughness.

    Don Cooper was chosen by a 3-0 vote on Nov. 7 after job references told Delray commissioners that Cooper was a tough leader as Port St. Lucie city manager for 19 years.

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Ocean Ridge: Voted down, family will still try to preserve 5011 building

By Dan Moffett



    Rob Sivitilli offered to write Ocean Ridge as many checks as needed to save his family’s commercial building at 5011 N. Ocean Blvd.

    He told town commissioners he would reimburse the town for the legal fees it ran up fighting the Sivitillis in court for over a decade. He said he would give the town $250,000 to hold in escrow for the building’s renovation. He said he would indemnify the town against future lawsuits from other property owners…

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Ocean Ridge: Town closer to beach enforcement plan

By Dan Moffett

    Like an incoming tide, Ocean Ridge commissioners are inching closer and closer to finding a line in the sand where public and private interests can coexist in peace.

    After months of debate, the commission has settled on a demarcation line that will enable police to enforce beach behavior and also agreed on language for signs that will inform beachgoers about the town’s rules.

    Town Manager Ken Schenck told commissioners at the Dec. 1…

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South Palm Beach: Town advances four proposed charter changes

By Dan Moffett



    South Palm Beach voters will likely get the chance to make some significant changes to their town’s charter when they go to the polls in March.

    At their Nov. 18 meeting, Town Council members gave preliminary approval to four amendments that would end term limits for council members as well as boards and committees, change the requirements for town manager applicants and eliminate special elections for filling unexpired council…

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Lantana/Hypoluxo Island: Mayor sheds hair to remember Forgotten Soldiers

Joanne Stanley laughs as she prepares to take the first swipe of hair from the head

of Lantana Mayor David Stewart during a fundraiser for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach…

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