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Along the Coast: Atlantic Crossing construction to begin despite pending lawsuit

Building Boom: Investments in change

Related stories: Developer assembles properties in Delray, Lake Worth | Plans for other sites as…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Along the Coast: Building boom — investments in change

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Delray Beach: Planners look to update downtown development rules

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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Delray Beach: Historical Society holds keys to city’s past, dreams for its future

Delray Beach Historical Society President Leslie Callaway addresses the crowd

during the the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Delray Beach Historical Society charter signing.…

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Delray Beach: iPic project draws fire from nearby businesses

The new iPic and its related parking may create traffic issues.

Rendering provided

By Betty Wells

    

    The design proposal for a luxury…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 3, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City delays puppy-sale law to study issue

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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Business Spotlight: Delray wins high praise for marketing efforts

By Christine Davis

    The Florida Festivals & Events Association has more than 415 members — representing 750 events statewide — and at its 20th anniversary award conference, Delray Beach cleaned up. The Marketing Cooperative received the following seven SUNsational Awards:

    • 100 Foot Christmas Tree — five awards total in the $50,000-$249,999 range: first place for promo video, first place for tickets and invitations, and third place awards in…

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Finding Faith: First Baptist of Delray tries a softer approach

First Baptist Associate Pastor James Brown

and Senior Pastor Steve Thomas stand in front

of the church’s new sign, which does not use the word ‘Baptist.’…

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Added by Chris Felker on September 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: Unified license-tag checking system considered

Cameras along A1A and bridges can identify suspect vehicles

By Rich Pollack

    Police departments along the coast of southern Palm Beach County are studying the feasibility of cooperating on an automated system to scan the license plates of every car traveling along…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Coastal Star: Delray’s charms front and center in Cannon’s interests

Ann Margo Cannon with her 6-month-old son, John.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack



    Ann Margo Cannon can remember growing up in Delray…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 11:19am — No Comments

Letter to the Editor: Delray voters should approve charter change

    Previously suspended City Manager Louie Chapman cost the residents of Delray Beach $15,000 a month due to the current requirement of at least four commissioners voting in favor of a city manager’s termination. As of the settlement, with Chapman agreeing to leave, it was reported the costs skyrocketed to $100,000.

    To avoid this costly and detrimental effect to our city in the future, the three commissioners who voted to terminate Chapman (Mayor Cary Glickstein, Vice Mayor Shelly…

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Delray Beach: City approves Chapman deal, starts search for new manager

By Dan Moffett



    Delray Beach commissioners are beginning a nationwide search for a new city manager and say they are committed to avoiding the mistakes made in hiring the last one.

    The commission voted 4-1 on July 15 to approve the final details of a settlement with former City Manager Louie Chapman Jr. that will pay him about $100,000 as a buyout for his resignation.

    Commissioner Shelly Petrolia voted against the deal, saying the city should have…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

Delray Beach: City Commission considers cutting grants in budget

By Dan Moffett



    For about as long as anyone can remember, Delray Beach has budgeted money to groups that do good work in the community — supporting organizations such as the city’s Public Library, Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

    Those times may be changing.

    Chief Financial Officer Jack Warner showed the City Commission a 2014-15 budget proposal on July 15, and with it came his recommendation that commissioners take a…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Delray Beach: 50th birthday party set for historical society

By Ron Hayes



    At noon on Aug. 26, 1964 — 50 years ago this month — a small group of men and women gathered at the Chamber of Commerce building to make history — and to make history matter.

    With Ethel S. Williams as president and Roy C. Diggans as vice president, the Delray Beach Historical Society adopted its charter, establishing a nonprofit organization committed to “the organization and preservation of records to form a definite and authentic…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Delray Beach: New police chief is a home-grown leader

Retiring Delray Beach Police Chief Anthony Strianese (front)

and Assistant Chief Jeffrey Goldman at their Delray Beach headquarters.

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Man dies in boating mishap

    A man died after being trapped under a boat that capsized July 27 in a calm ocean off Delray Beach.

    City lifeguards and firefighters responded to a distress call from the boat at 3:56 p.m., Delray Beach Fire-Rescue reported.

    Lifeguards used personal watercraft to reach the overturned boat and removed three men from the water. One man, pulled from under the boat, was in critical condition. He died after being taken to the hospital.

    Officials had not released the…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Business Spotlight: Sundy House, properties sell for $21 million

The Sundy House originally was home to Delray Beach’s first mayor.

The house and surrounding properties sold for $21 million. 

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Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Golf: Longer course, tournaments planned for Seagate

The 17th hole at Seagate Country Club at the Hamlet is considered one of the best holes

at the club, which is lengthening its course to nearly 7,100 yards.…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Coastal Star: Volunteer gets joy from other women’s success

Alene Egol helps Dress for Success clients choose donated clothing.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lucy Lazarony



    What’s the first thing an attorney with a master of…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City drops discussion of county fire-rescue

By Tim Pallesen



    Delray Beach will keep its own fire-rescue department after Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue failed to assure a long-term savings for city taxpayers.

    A county takeover was projected to have saved $2.1 million the first year. But three of five city commissioners voiced concerns after their financial director predicted that a county contract was likely to be more costly in the future.

    “There’s no certainty that the initial savings…

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Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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