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Manalapan: Southernmost estate sells at bankruptcy auction

     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…

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Ocean Ridge: Both sides given partial victory at recall hearing

Ocean Ridge Town Clerk Karen Hancsak (l) talks with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher, just prior…

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Delray drops out of inspector general lawsuit

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Shoot for Gatorade commercial Delray Beach – March 6

Athletes and film crew produce a Gatorade commercial on Delray Beach in March. The city is steadily becoming a popular destination for the film industry. Tim Stepien/The Coastal…

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Summer Camp Guide 2015

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Gulf Stream: Stalled utilities project frustrates commissioners

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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Gulf Stream: O’Hare files complaints against town’s attorneys

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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It’s Little Club’s Brown Jug this year

 

By Steve Pike



    The Brown Jug — symbol of golf supremacy in…

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Along the Coast: Judge sides with county for inspector general lawsuit

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,…

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Delray Beach: New manager seeks money to improve downtown

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…

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Editor's Note: Community impact can come from one or many

Editor Mary Kate Leming and Publisher Jerry Lower, were honored by the Boys and Girls Club.

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When we started The Coastal Star in November 2008, the last thing we anticipated was to be recognized with a community award.…

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Coastal Stars: Philanthropic couple give children’s library a boost

Harvey and Virginia Kimmel have funded a six-figure matching grant to…

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Highland Beach cruises forward on auto tag recognition

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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Walk & Learn: Six guided tours to satisfy appetites for culture, cuisine and history

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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Pay it Forward: Results spur philanthropists’ group to more ambitious goals

Impact 100 Palm Beach County Co-Presidents Sue Diener and Susan Duane.…

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International Red Cross Ball: The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach – Feb. 28

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.…

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Speaker Series: Congregation B’nai Israel, Boca Raton – Feb. 25

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,…

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Casino Royale: Boca West Country, Boca Raton – Feb. 23

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…

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Midnight Reveries Gala: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach – Feb. 16

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…

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‘West Wing’ Debut: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach – Feb. 2

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…

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