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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

By Tim Pallesen…

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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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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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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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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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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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Business Spotlight: Backyard bounty led to thriving business

Pascale Troupin-Castania displays her gourmet product line at the Delray Beach Green Market.…

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Gardening: Planting party – St. Paul’s Church, Delray Beach – Nov. 14

Members of the Grass River Garden Club recently helped the students at Paul’s Place

replant their vegetable garden. Paul’s Place is an after-school program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

in…

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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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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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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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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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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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