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

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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Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on June 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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.

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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

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

 

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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

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