Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene has expanded his sizable Florida real estate holdings by purchasing the southernmost property in Manalapan, the 4020 S. Ocean estate formerly owned by longtime resident Ken Brown.
Greene was the sole participant in a bankruptcy court ordered…Continue
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By Dan Moffett
Frustrated town commissioners are looking for ways to accelerate Gulf Stream’s utilities project after learning it might not be completed until the end of the decade.
“It seems to me this town may need to take some appropriate steps to force the issue,” said Mayor Scott Morgan on hearing town engineering consultant Danny Brannon’s report about the slow pace of progress in burying utility service lines.
Not much has happened since FPL workers…
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By Dan Moffett
Facing a federal lawsuit from Gulf Stream over hundreds of public records requests, Chris O’Hare has filed complaints against two of the town’s attorneys in two different arenas.
In Palm Beach County Circuit Court, O’Hare is asking Judge Peter Blanc to disqualify Robert…
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By Dan Moffett
When Palm Beach County voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of an Inspector General’s Office in 2010, they made a binding contract with cities and towns that requires them to help pay for the new watchdog.
That is the centerpiece of Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson’s 11-page ruling in the four-year legal fight between the county and a coalition of 14 municipalities over how the IG office should be funded.
In her March 12 decision,…
By Jane Smith
Delray Beach needs to provide Disney-style service for its downtown to maintain its image as a world-class destination, said Don Cooper, its new city manager.
But achieving that high level of service is difficult and costly in a downtown that operates 18-20 hours a…
When we started The Coastal Star in November 2008, the last thing we anticipated was to be recognized with a community award.…Continue
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By Rich Pollack
Plans to install license-plate recognition cameras along State Road A1A are moving forward, but not as quickly as many from the law enforcement agencies involved had hoped.
Late last month, Highland Beach town officials gave Police Chief Craig Hartmann preliminary approval to continue negotiations with contractor NDI Recognition Systems, which currently provides cameras and software to the Delray Beach Police Department and the Palm Beach…
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By Mary Thurwachter
Walking tours have long been a favorite of tourists and locals. They provide an entertaining way to dive into culture and history — and in some cases, food and wine — all while getting a little exercise, to boot.…
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The 58th-annual affair attended by 700 guests made history with its ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ theme. Current and former ambassadors stood in a receiving line, as did special guests Shirley MacLaine and William Shatner and the evening’s performer, Wayne Newton.…Continue
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A moving and powerful documentary about temple member Michelle Brandfon’s family’s experience highlighted the monthly series. Titled ‘No Place on Earth,’ the film shares the story of Jews ages 2 to 78 who survived the Holocaust by going underground and living in caves in the Ukraine. Brandfon,…Continue
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The University Club of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation celebrated its gambling-themed gala with gaming including blackjack, craps, poker, roulette and slot machines and dinner-by-the-bite. Funds raised benefit academic programs and scholarships, as well as the…Continue
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The Palm Beach Symphony turned a dreamy night into reality during the annual gala. ‘The annual gala is an opportunity to help the Palm Beach Symphony sustain the world-class symphonic music that it has been providing for over 40 years,’ Co-Chairwoman Arlette Gordon…Continue
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Leaders celebrated the first phase of the center’s ‘West Wing’ improvements, which include the opening of the Hall of Discovery, a space that has been expanded by 5,000 square feet and features hands-on, interactive exhibits with a modern twist. A highlight of the…Continue
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