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Along the Coast: Check the law before heading off-course in golf cart

A resident maneuvers a golf cart into Briny Breezes, where the use of non-street-legal golf carts

such as this one has been determined to be illegal.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 29, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: Sober house rules could rein in ‘bad operators’

By Tim Pallesen



    The Florida Legislature has taken “an important first step” to regulate the sober homes for recovering addicts that cause concerns in Delray Beach, Boca Raton and other coastal communities.

    The new state law awaiting the governor’s signature offers sober homes a voluntary certification with the state. Drug and alcohol treatment centers could only refer patients to certified sober homes.

    Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein said the…

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Home, Health and Harmony: A mantra of motion

Yoga helps keep folks moving, despite injuries, growing old…

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Paws Up for Pets: Lawyer making dogged effort to rescue, protect animals

Delray Beach lawyer Mindy Farber, with rescue dogs Cara, Nicky and Abbey,

advocates for nonprofits, veterans, women, minorities and homeless pets.

Photo provided…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 29, 2015 at 12:17pm — 166 Comments

Finding Faith: St. Vincent Ferrer needs new school building to accommodate growth

St. Vincent Ferrer would double the size of its school (top right) and add a new portico to the church sanctuary (bottom right). Rendering provided

By Tim Pallesen

    St.…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

On the Water: Boating safety takes top billing in May

Teen anglers (from left) Chase Eagleton, Will Lightle and Conner Eagleton of Lake Worth show three dolphin

they brought to the scales April 11 during the 10th annual Boynton Beach Firefighters Fishing Tournament.…

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Delray drops out of inspector general lawsuit

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on April 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Beach-area residents seek street-parking relief

By Tim Pallesen



    Coastal residents may soon see some relief from beachgoers who park on their narrow residential streets.

    Delray’s city engineer is working with the Beach Property Owners Association to identify streets that are too narrow to safely allow parking.

    “We’re studying whether individual roads can accommodate parking,” City engineer Isaac Kovner said.

    The city will install no-parking signs on Nassau Street this month in a pilot…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 1, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Homeowners urged to act before insurance goes up

By Tim Pallesen



    Coastal homeowners are being urged to take individual action before their premiums for flood insurance skyrocket at the end of this year.

    “This is grim for some of you,” Beach Property Owners Association vice president Andy Katz advised residents at a BPOA forum on March 25. “You may have to claw and beg to maintain reasonable rates.”

    The rate hikes come as the Federal Emergency Management Agency updates its flood maps, moving…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 1, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City threatens to cancel beach vendor contract

New Delray Beach City Commissioner Mitch Katz is sworn into office March 31 alongside his family,

(l-r) son, Hayden, wife, Heather, and daughter Shayna.…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 1, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Delray wins Tree City award

    For the 15th consecutive year, Delray Beach has been designated as a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The honor recognizes the city for its commitment to urban forestry management and environmental improvements.

    Four standards were met by the city to achieve the status, including having a tree board, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of $2 per resident, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

    The…

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Delray Beach: Bike valet makes GreenMarket shopping wheel convenient

\Rinah Karson of Delray Beach holds her bicycle valet ticket that was distributed by Human Powered Delray.…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 1, 2015 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Secret Gardens: There’s a lot going on in garden center’s lush acreage

There are plenty of orchids, decorative pots and garden accessories available at the Delray Garden Center.…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 1, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

On the Water: Chef/angler hooked on hand-crafting wooden lures

Ernie DeBlasi, owner of Impact Lures

and part-owner/executive chef at Caffe Luna Rosa.…

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Added by Chris Felker on April 1, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

Delray Beach: City Commission candidates

Delray Beach City Commission Seat #3

The following candidates are competing for a three-year term on the Delray Beach City Commission:…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Mayoral candidates

In Delray Beach City Commission Seat #5

The following candidates are competing for a three-year term as mayor of Delray Beach:

Thomas…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Six-month beach parking permits soon available

    Delray Beach residents will have the option to buy beach parking permits for only half a year. 

    Beachgoers previously could only purchase an annual permit for $94.50. The permit allows them to park in the city’s five beach-area parking lots.

    But city commissioners gave first approval on March 3 to also sell six-month parking permits for $47.70 starting April 1. The ordinance is expected to pass at a final March 31 hearing.

    Seniors age 62 and over also…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Veteran turtle monitor loses job to lower bidder

By Tim Pallesen

    The man hired by the city to monitor sea turtles on Delray Beach beaches for 31 years is out of a job.

    John Fletemeyer, a Florida International University research professor who works as a consultant, had his contract routinely renewed each year until the city required competitive bidding for all contracts.

    City commissioners gave his job to DB Ecological Services on Feb. 24 for a low bid of $40,081. Fletemeyer’s bid was…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Commissioners hear challenge, pass new downtown rules anyway

By Tim Pallesen

   City commissioners gave final approval to new downtown development rules on Feb. 24 despite a threatened lawsuit by the owner of Old School Bakery.

    The new rules limit the heights of future buildings to three floors on Atlantic Avenue and to four floors elsewhere in the downtown business district.

    New residential buildings may have no more than 30 living units per acre, compared to as many as 92 units per acre allowed in the…

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Added by Chris Felker on March 5, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Foot, bike and vehicle rules getting stepped-up enforcement

By Rich Pollack

    You’re driving north on State Road A1A, approaching Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, when from between two parked cars you see someone start walking out into your lane of traffic. 

    You stop to avoid hitting the pedestrian but as you approach the intersection ahead, you wonder what would have happened had you taken your eyes off the road for even a few seconds. The pedestrian made the assumption you would stop, but you shudder to think…

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