The Coastal Star

All Blog Posts Tagged 'Delray Beach' (238)

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on July 30, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

Continue

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…

Continue

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. 

Photo provided…

Continue

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.…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

Delray Beach: Dentist declines to be dislodged

A water truck sprays down the temporary driveway in front of Andrew Ross’s dental office

in Delray Beach. Inside the building (below), it is business as usual.…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Commission to pay for Chapman’s resignation

INSET BELOW: City Manager Louie Chapman Jr.

By Tim Pallesen 



   City commissioners voted 4-1 on July 1 to pay $69,400 to suspended City Manager Louie Chapman Jr. for his resignation.

Mayor Cary Glickstein and Commissioner Jordana Jarjura voiced frustration as they joined Commissioners Al Jacquet and Adam Frankel to accept the buyout settlement.

    Glickstein called Chapman’s settlement offer “highly repugnant.”…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Interim manager willing to extend contract

INSET BELOW: Terry Stewart

By Tim Pallesen

 

    Delray Beach’s new interim city manager promises to stick around as long as it takes.

    Terry Stewart fills a breach that was created when city commissioners suspended City Manager Louie Chapman…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City approves developer’s historic district request

    Despite intense lobbying from preservationists, the Delray Beach City Commission voted 3-2 to approve a developer’s request that would allow for denser and taller development in a section of the Old School Square Historic Arts District.

    The July 1 vote allows developer Hudson Holdings to build up to 38 units per acre and rise up to 48 feet on a six-parcel section near the intersection of SE 1st Street and SE 1st Avenue. Before the change, zoning in the historic district allowed…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Puppy mill ordinance gets preliminary OK

By Dan Moffett



    Delray Beach joined the growing list of Florida communities that have acted against disreputable dog breeders when city commissioners gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that prohibits the sale of animals from puppy mills.

    Though Delray has no known puppy mills, state records show that mass breeding operations in the Midwest have provided thousands of dogs to South Florida sellers, including the city’s only pet shop, Waggs to Riches.…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on July 2, 2014 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

Coastal Star: 8,000 hours in, hospital volunteer has no plans to slow down

Ezzat Fairplay (left), Mildred Strom and Bette Cumpton are among the 10 or so neighbors

at Harbour’s Edge who knit blankets, sweaters and hats for newborns.

Tim…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Chapman suspended after critical report

By Tim Pallesen

    

    Delray Beach is without a city manager after three city commissioners suspended, but couldn’t fire, Louie Chapman Jr., their manager for only a year.

    Mayor Cary Glickstein joined Commissioners Jordana Jarjura and Shelly Petrolia to suspend Chapman with pay for 90 days on May 13. The city charter requires four votes to fire a city manager.

  …

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Cat and ghosts unite to help historical society

By Rich Pollack



    Marsha Love’s The Cat at Cason Cottage may be the only children’s book set in Delray Beach that includes a cat named Clarabelle, a series of friendly ghosts and, of course, lots of local history.

    Love — a descendent of early Delray Beach pioneers including Dr. J.R. Cason who built the cottage in 1924 — uses the book to bring back some of her relatives as spirits who visit a lonely feline residing in the cottage.

    Used…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Shark fishing approved for all but public beach

By Tim Pallesen    



    Fishermen have won the right to fish for sharks off all but the public beaches in Delray Beach.

    “There’s nothing good about shark fishing near a public beach,” Mayor Cary Glickstein said as city commissioners reached a compromise with an attorney who had threatened to challenge the legality of the city’s shark-fishing ban.

    A city law passed in 2009 prohibited shark fishing, including baiting and chumming, within the city…

Continue

Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

© 2014   Created by Mary Kate Leming.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service