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Delray Beach: City opts for SWS as new waste hauler

By Tim Pallesen

    The saga deciding the city’s waste hauler that resulted in an $8.4 million savings is being called “a public policy triumph” by city officials.

    Delray Beach residents will see their average monthly garbage fee drop from $9.49 to $7.24 when Southern Waste Systems replaces Waste Management in May.

    But the 24 percent savings is also the result of behind-the-scenes drama in the high-stakes competition between waste…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Candidates take shots while highlighting varied viewpoints

RELATED STORIES: City Commission candidatesmayoral candidates

By Tim Pallesen

    The mayoral race rematch between Cary Glickstein and Tom Carney…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbor: Cynthia Brown

Cynthia Brown has been instrumental

in lining up the authors for the Festival

of the Arts Boca since it began in 2007.

Tim…

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Business Spotlight: Bankruptcy auction may freeze Vanilla Ice plan

INSET BELOW: Rob Van Winkle

By Christine Davis

    Remember last fall when this column covered an item about Rob Van Winkle, aka “Vanilla, Ice,” who was looking for an investor for 4020 S. Ocean, Manalapan? The idea, marketed via a YouTube video produced by Realtor James Arena, was that the…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Business Spotlight: Bankruptcy auction may freeze Vanilla Ice plan

INSET BELOW: Rob Van Winkle

By Christine Davis

    Remember last fall when this column covered an item about Rob Van Winkle, aka “Vanilla, Ice,” who was looking for an investor for 4020 S. Ocean, Manalapan? The idea, marketed via a YouTube video produced by Realtor James Arena, was that the…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gardening: Grass River Garden Club Grant -- Sandoway House Nature Center, Delray Beach

Grass River Garden Club President Holly Breeden (second from right) presents a check for $10,000

to Sandoway House Nature Center. The grant is given to help the Nature Center take their…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 4, 2015 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Tennis: Anderson goes all out in competition and in community

Gulf Stream’s Kevin Anderson easily dispatched his first competitor

in the Delray Beach Open, and then faltered against Y. Lu.…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 4, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Surfing Museum Opening: 255 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach

Surfers and friends from all over South Florida attended the opening of the Palm Beach County Surfing History Project

at its new museum in Delray Beach. Showing their pleasure are Dr. John…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 4, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Coastal Star: For successful real estate executive, achievement lies in helping kids

Bobby Julien, CEO of the Kolter Group, is a driving force behind fundraising efforts

for the Achievement Centers in Delray Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Two of three seats contested in March 10 election

    Delray Beach has competition for two of three City Commission seats in the March 10  election. Candidates are able to file until Feb. 10.

    Mayor Cary Glickstein will be re-elected to a three-year term without an election unless a challenger files to oppose him before the deadline.

    But incumbent Commissioner Shelly Petrolia will face Ryan Boylston, a marketing consultant who serves on the Downtown Development Authority, for Seat 1.

    The contest to replace…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Commissioners vote to limit building heights downtown

By Tim Pallesen



    City commissioners want to limit the height of new Atlantic Avenue buildings to three floors in new downtown development rules set for final approval on Feb. 24.

    Other new buildings in the central business district would be limited to four floors.

    Housing density would be restricted to a maximum of 30 units per acre, with a shift away from studio and one-bedroom units.

    Other major changes in the first update of the…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: CRA sets top salary, schedules goal-setting session

INSET BELOW: Costello

By Jane Smith



    The new head of Delray Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency will receive a slightly more than 18 percent salary increase over his previous salary as the agency’s assistant director.

    The CRA board approved that salary of $132,893 for Jeff Costello at its Jan. 8 meeting by a 4-2 vote. Board Chairman Herman Stevens and board member Cathy Balestriere voted no. Board member Angela…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Lawsuit dismissed, Atlantic Crossing construction can begin

By Tim Pallesen



    Construction for Atlantic Crossing starts this month after a lawsuit by neighbors who sought to alter its design was dismissed by a judge on Jan. 20.

    “We’re ready to get demolition and construction underway,” said Edwards Companies President Jeff Edwards, the partner with Ocean Ridge resident Carl DeSantis to build the $200 million mixed-use project on East Atlantic Avenue.

    “Our group is not giving up,” said Harbour House condo…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Repairs allowed Sandoway House to reopen in late January

Dan Rogers (left) and Curt Hunt use a table saw to rip a 4 X 4 down to the size

they need for repairs to the south side of the Sandoway House.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Delray Beach: Massive home prompts effort for tighter rules

Neighbors complain that this home is out of scale with the rest of the neighborhood.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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Obituary: Arthur Jaffe

By Ron Hayes

 

    DELRAY BEACH — One summer day in the late 1920s, a little boy named Arthur Jaffe asked a librarian at the Carnegie Library in Butler, Pa., to recommend a book.

    “She gave me a children’s abridged edition of Robinson Crusoe, and I couldn’t put it down,” he remembered. “That was the book that got me on reading as a passion.”

    In time, that passion for reading grew into a passion for books themselves — their size and weight,…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Obituary: Barbara H. Carpenter

By Steven J. Smith



    DELRAY BEACH — If you want an example of a life fully lived, look no further than the life of Suzanne “Barbara” Hayward Carpenter.

    Born in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 16, 1922, Mrs. Carpenter and her family moved to New York when she was 10. When she…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbor: Catherine Jacobus

Catherine Jacobus is honorary chairwoman of the Circle of Hope gala.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

    Catherine Jacobus comes from a…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: History takes a joyous turn with group wedding

John and Sheldon Goldstein (in rainbow vests) participate in a group same-sex wedding

Jan. 6 in Delray Beach.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: FEMA flood-zone comments and appeals in progress

By Jane Smith

    

    FEMA has opened the final round of public appeals and comments on proposed changes to its Palm Beach County flood maps.

    The 90-day period, which started Jan. 2, allows South County coastal communties to challenge the flood designations that affect their residents’ insurance rates.

    The flood zone rating is important for homeowners with a mortgage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last updated its county maps nearly 30…

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