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Tennis: Anderson goes all out in competition and in community

Gulf Stream’s Kevin Anderson easily dispatched his first competitor

in the Delray Beach Open, and then faltered against Y. Lu.…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 4, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Surfing Museum Opening: 255 NE Sixth Ave., Delray Beach

Surfers and friends from all over South Florida attended the opening of the Palm Beach County Surfing History Project

at its new museum in Delray Beach. Showing their pleasure are Dr. John…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 4, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Coastal Star: For successful real estate executive, achievement lies in helping kids

Bobby Julien, CEO of the Kolter Group, is a driving force behind fundraising efforts

for the Achievement Centers in Delray Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Two of three seats contested in March 10 election

    Delray Beach has competition for two of three City Commission seats in the March 10  election. Candidates are able to file until Feb. 10.

    Mayor Cary Glickstein will be re-elected to a three-year term without an election unless a challenger files to oppose him before the deadline.

    But incumbent Commissioner Shelly Petrolia will face Ryan Boylston, a marketing consultant who serves on the Downtown Development Authority, for Seat 1.

    The contest to replace…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Commissioners vote to limit building heights downtown

By Tim Pallesen



    City commissioners want to limit the height of new Atlantic Avenue buildings to three floors in new downtown development rules set for final approval on Feb. 24.

    Other new buildings in the central business district would be limited to four floors.

    Housing density would be restricted to a maximum of 30 units per acre, with a shift away from studio and one-bedroom units.

    Other major changes in the first update of the…

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

Delray Beach: CRA sets top salary, schedules goal-setting session

INSET BELOW: Costello

By Jane Smith



    The new head of Delray Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency will receive a slightly more than 18 percent salary increase over his previous salary as the agency’s assistant director.

    The CRA board approved that salary of $132,893 for Jeff Costello at its Jan. 8 meeting by a 4-2 vote. Board Chairman Herman Stevens and board member Cathy Balestriere voted no. Board member Angela…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Lawsuit dismissed, Atlantic Crossing construction can begin

By Tim Pallesen



    Construction for Atlantic Crossing starts this month after a lawsuit by neighbors who sought to alter its design was dismissed by a judge on Jan. 20.

    “We’re ready to get demolition and construction underway,” said Edwards Companies President Jeff Edwards, the partner with Ocean Ridge resident Carl DeSantis to build the $200 million mixed-use project on East Atlantic Avenue.

    “Our group is not giving up,” said Harbour House condo…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Repairs allowed Sandoway House to reopen in late January

Dan Rogers (left) and Curt Hunt use a table saw to rip a 4 X 4 down to the size

they need for repairs to the south side of the Sandoway House.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chris Felker on February 4, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

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

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