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Delray Beach: City grapples with panhandling and trolley-riding homeless

By Tim Pallesen

    A majority of city commissioners wants to charge a dollar for trolley rides to discourage the homeless from riding free to a soup kitchen. 

    To stop the homeless from begging for money, commissioners also want a tough new ordinance to prohibit panhandling.

    “We have beautiful trolleys that are supposed to bring individuals to our city to spend money — not to give free rides to the homeless so they can go to a soup kitchen,”…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 30, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Neighbors show support for marina development plan

The owners want to rebuild the Seagate Yacht Club with 10 townhouses and a clubhouse.

Rendering provided

 

By Tim…

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

Delray Beach: Positive spin resulted in improved parade day, city says

Delray Beach Police Detective Matthew Naparstek monitors the crowd

in front of The Blue Anchor Pub during the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Tim Stepien/The…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 2, 2014 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: South County beach renourishment up against deadline

By Cheryl Blackerby

    The last of four beach renourishment projects is underway, and it’s up against an April 30th deadline that may not be met if rough seas continue. 

    Work on the project at Boca Raton’s north beach started March 23. The dredge was forced to stop pumping sand March 25 because of strong winds. 

    “We had to pull off because of the weather. We hope to start back as soon as the winds calm down,” said Jennifer Bistyga, engineer…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 2, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Judge rules for city in trash dispute

   The city has won the right to force Waste Management Inc., to competitively bid for the right to serve the city after a judge ruled the city broke its own rules when it approved a 10-year, $65 million, no-bid contract with the waste hauler in 2012.

    That means the city can seek bids from other waste haulers in an effort to get a better deal for taxpayers.

    Mayor Cary Glickstein and Commissioner Shelly Petrolia campaigned in 2013 promising that if…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 2, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Pavilion Dedication: Beachfront, Delray Beach – March 26

Beachgoers admire the new Delray Beach Pavilion before its official ribbon-cutting

on March 26 at Atlantic Avenue and A1A.

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Added by Chris Felker on April 2, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Candidates Green Forum coming on March 3

    Seven candidates running for two Delray Beach City Commission seats will take part in an interactive panel discussion March 3 on sustainability topics including sea-level rise, economic development, energy /water conservation and responsible development.  

    The event, open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

    The Green Forum seeks to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable decision-making…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Development money flows into some campaigns

By Jane Smith 

    In the race to reclaim their City Commission seats in the March 11 election the two Delray Beach incumbents have collected more than half of their campaign war chests from one main group: development interests.

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Townhouse residents sue to stop Atlantic Crossing

    Residents who live in waterfront townhomes are asking a Circuit Court judge to block the city approval of Atlantic Crossing. 

    The homeowners association for Harbour House, where townhomes sell for $2.85 million, say they will be trapped by Atlantic Crossing’s traffic pattern approved by city commissioners in a 3-2 vote on Jan. 21.

    Several neighbors want an access road off Federal Highway into the mixed-use project to relieve traffic into residential neighborhoods.…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Seven candidates vie for two commission seats

    Two city commissioners will be chosen for three-year terms in the March 11 election. Also on the ballot is a charter-revision proposal to clarify the voting procedure by commissioners at meetings.

Seat No. 4

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Beer ban along parade route remains

By Tim Pallesen    

    Two Delray Beach bars will be allowed outdoor parties during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade — but a ban on outdoor drinking along the parade route remains.

    City commissioners voted unanimously Feb. 11 to allow O’Connor’s Pub and Bru’s Room to serve alcohol in outdoor roped-in areas during the March 15 parade.

    But a push to permit drinking from open containers on Atlantic Avenue failed when only two of five…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Along the Coast: Two beach projects done, two to go

By Cheryl Blackerby

    Two beach renourishment projects are completed, with two more to go. 

    The Savannah dredge finished work on nine-tenths mile of beach in south Boca Raton on Dec. 9, and the Ocean Ridge project wrapped up Feb. 9. The dredge left Ocean Ridge for Delray Beach the next day. 

    “Over 500,000 cubic yards of sand was placed along 1.1 miles of shoreline, resulting in a wider recreational beach and increased storm protection,” said…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments

Delray Beach: Marina Historic District named to national register

By Rich Pollack

    In Delray Beach, five historically significant properties have been selected for the National Registry of Historic Places, but missing from the list has been the prestigious designation of any of the city’s five locally designated historic districts. …

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: After much to-do, new beach furniture seems to please everyone

By Tim Pallesen

    A year of controversy has ended with beachgoers raving about the comfort of new oak chaise lounges with 3-inch thick cushions. 

    “We’re the first cushion testers. These are the most amazing chairs we’ve ever sat in,” college student Samantha Kline said as Oceanside Beach Services unveiled its new furniture on Delray Beach’s municipal beach on Feb. 22.

    “The seat cushion is perfection,” beach regular Francine Mitzman agreed.…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Meet the Pro: Seagate adds pro from distinguished golf family

Craig Harmon has stepped on board as director

of golf instruction at the Seagate Country Club.

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Grass River Garden Club Donation: Historical Society, Delray Beach, Feb. 10

The Grass River Garden Club presented a $5,000 check to the Delray Beach Historical Society

in front of the The Ethel…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 26, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Atlantic Crossing approved; traffic potential remains an issue

Residents watch testimony presented by project appellants at the Jan. 21 Delray Beach City Commission meeting.  

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Echoes of yesteryear in new beach pavilion

A game of volleyball is played in front of the original 1929 pavilion, which sat at the beach end

of Atlantic Avenue (BELOW) across from the old Seacrest Hotel.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: A glimpse into the future?

Main Story: Echoes of yesteryear in new beach pavilion

    With the new beach pavilion rising and the economy rebounding, Delray Beach residents have begun lobbying city officials to enact other beach improvements spelled out in the 2009 Beach Area Master Plan. 

    Highest ranked on the community’s wish list: opening up the…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: State reps propose regulations for recovery homes

By Tim Pallesen

    Two state lawmakers have proposed legislation to require the licensing of sober houses. 

    Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, also want criminal background checks on the owners and operators of sober houses.

    “We have way too many problems reported by local officials about some of the sober houses to permit them to continue to operate without regulation,” Hager said.

    Delray Beach,…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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