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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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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.…

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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.”…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Delray Beach: Leadership needed to address climate change, deep-sea scientist says

Dr. Joe MacInnis relaxes at the beach in front of his home in Delray Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach: ‘Collaborative’ gets Pompano cultural development contract

By Mary Hladky



    The creative team behind Delray Beach’s successful Arts Garage is now breathing similar cultural life into Pompano Beach.

    The nonprofit Creative City Collaborative, which launched and manages Arts Garage, was selected by the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency in February to develop cultural programming.

    As in Delray Beach, the idea is that economic development in a blighted downtown can be spurred by cultural programs…

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Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Hazard cited as stoplights temporarily removed

Temporary stop signs at Gleason Street and East Atlantic Avenue require a three-way stop.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Opposition lines up against water scooter concession

By Tim Pallesen



    A proposal to allow personal watercraft rentals at the Atlantic Avenue bridge has coastal residents in an uproar.

    City commissioners will hear the proposal to rent watercraft such as Jet Skis and Waverunners at the Deck 84 restaurant and bar at their June 17 meeting.

    “This would be a magnet for more noise in a residential area — and a volatile mix to have with a bar,” Beach Property Owners vice president Andy Katz told the city…

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Business Spotlight: Delray Beach Fish market a dream realized by lifelong angler

At Captain Clay & Sons Fish Market in Delray Beach are (from left) Zack Brand,

Capt. Clay S. Brand, Clay Brand Jr. and Reed Brand.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: East Atlantic projects progressing

By Betty Wells



    The Community Redevelopment Agency project for a luxury movie theater complex along East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach is progressing, while two other CRA projects are on hold. Before proceeding on a proposed parking garage, the city…

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Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City moves toward county beach-light law

By Tim Pallesen

    The lights on First Presbyterian’s steeple are among those that must be dimmed, shielded or shut off if Delray Beach adopts the county’s sea turtle protection law.

    Oceanfront businesses and residences also would get darker so sea turtles hatchlings can find their way from the beach to the ocean.

    The strict sea turtle protection law is necessary for the city to be eligible for county money to pay for dune restoration…

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Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Accidents, traffic already concern neighbors of East Atlantic project

SOURCE: Delray Beach Police.

Map by Bonnie Lallky-Seibert/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

    During the past three years, traffic accidents along a stretch of East…

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Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Letter to the Editor: Sidewalks and bike lanes are paths to peace

    Twelve years ago, SAFE (Safety As Floridians Expect) led a successful effort in persuading FDOT to build bike lanes and fill in sidewalk gaps in Delray Beach. 

    Since then, pedestrian and bike traffic have increased geometrically along SR A1A in all of Palm Beach County.

    Now, local police departments are giving warning tickets to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists when they violate state laws. However well-intended this activity is, it does not address the root…

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Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

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