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.
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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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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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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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Capt. Clay S. Brand, Clay Brand Jr. and Reed Brand.
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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,”…Continue
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The owners want to rebuild the Seagate Yacht Club with 10 townhouses and a clubhouse.
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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.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Beachgoers admire the new Delray Beach Pavilion before its official ribbon-cutting
on March 26 at Atlantic Avenue and A1A.
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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…Continue
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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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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.…Continue
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