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Finding Faith: St. Vincent Ferrer fest draws big crowds, raises big funds

The Ferris wheel provides a nice view of the crowd, church, school grounds and the

neighborhood surrounding St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church and School.

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

On the Water: Local wrecks make great snorkeling destinations

A snorkeler explores the remains of the Lofthus, located in 15 to 20 feet of water

off Manalapan. The ship, which wrecked 117 years ago, is a state-designated underwater archaeological preserve.…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Meet the Pro: Coach a tennis teammate, even if in background

At right, Igor Bobkov, tennis pro, works with Temur Ismailov,

currently ranked 522, Tuesday at the Pro World Tennis Center in Delray.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Along the Coast: Tag-scan system may debut in 2015

By Rich Pollack



    Plans to install license plate recognition systems in several coastal communities along State Road A1A are moving forward, with local law enforcement officials exploring the possibility of having a shared database housed in Delray Beach.

    During a meeting last month in Ocean Ridge, residents and town leaders from several municipalities had an opportunity to hear about successes the Broward County community of Lighthouse Point is having…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 1, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Letter to the Editor: Cut nonsensical spending

    Your articles are great (“Airport project can benefit wildlife as well as human life” and “Gumbo Limbo thawing out stressed turtles”), but to me they highlight the ridiculous waste of my grandchildren’s money as they are the ones that will either pay our national debt or default.

    My grandchildren are the endangered species and we had better start to understand that soon.

    Please, if wildlife is endangering humans in any way, then they must go and we do not need a costly…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 1, 2015 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Police agree to contract that gives retroactive pay raises

    Delray Beach has reached agreement with its police officers on a three-year contract that gives retroactive salary increases for the five years that wages were frozen.

    The contract approved by city commissioners on Dec. 22 also reinstates merit-based raises up to 5 percent and increases starting salaries to $48,000 to make Delray more competitive with other cities.

    Police officers and sergeants approved the contract by a 92-11 vote on Dec. 18 after months of negotiations.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 1, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Alley plan comes between city and CRA; theater proposal delayed

By Tim Pallesen   



    Plans for an iPic theater near Atlantic Avenue came to a temporary halt Dec. 15 after it appeared that the city of Delray Beach and its Community Redevelopment Agency had failed to communicate.

    The CRA chose iPic Entertainment in 2013 to build the luxury…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 1, 2015 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Deputy director moving to top spot at CRA

INSET BELOW: Jeff Costello

By Jane Smith

    

    The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency won’t miss a beat when its executive director Diane Colonna leaves this month.

    The agency’s assistant director, Jeff Costello, will take over the very next work day.

    At the agency’s Dec. 11 board meeting, Costello was appointed by a 6-1 vote. Two commissioners had wanted to see a search process for the job…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 1, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Appeal for ‘air and sunlight’ powers height-limit view

Jestena Boughton, with her dog, Lucy,

in front of the Colony Hotel on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on December 31, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Finding Faith: 107-year-old loved dance and needlepoint

Ruby van Rooyen led the Altar Guild at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in making needlepoint altar chairs

and kneeling cushions, including this one, her favorite.

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Added by Chris Felker on December 31, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Religion: Christmas Crèche Blessing St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Delray Beach — Dec. 7

Siena Ridolfo holds her baby Jesus prior to the blessing of baby Jesus crèche figurines. Following the blessing, participants wrapped their baby Jesuses to place under the Christmas tree. This was to be the first gift opened on Christmas morning as a reminder of the…

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Added by Chris Felker on December 31, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: Small is big when towns are rated for recycling

Kevin Dwyer hands off a pile of paper and cardboard to be recycled to Roy Miller.

These Briny Breezes volunteers — along with Roger Hebert — were riding in a trailer

driven by Ken Doyle during a…

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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Meet Your Neighbor: Melanie Johanson

Melanie Johanson, Cornell Museum curator, with one of artist Will Kurtz’s

sculptures, Linda the Dog Walker.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on December 4, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Tragedy on beach sparked change

LEFT: James ‘Bay’ McBride Jr. drowned in 1956 while swimming at an unguarded beach. It was illegal for him to use the ‘whites only’ beach off Atlantic Avenue.

BELOW: Bay’s mother,…

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

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