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Judge tosses out Gulf Stream’s RICO suit

By Dan Moffett

 

    Gulf Stream’s legal offensive against Martin O’Boyle and Chris O’Hare suffered a huge setback late last month when a West Palm Beach judge threw out the town’s federal racketeering suit against the two men.

    U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra said that, while he was sympathetic with the town’s “very difficult situation” because of the hundreds of public records requests O’Boyle and O’Hare had filed, their actions did not meet the…

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Commencement celebration: Gulf Stream School — June 4

Gulf Stream School Class of 2015 students followed in the footsteps of previous classes by raising money for an improvement to the campus: this year, restoring the old train bell that sits on a podium in the middle of campus. Unveiling the restored bell are Skylar Elder, Aislinn…

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Groundbreaking: Sunflower Creative Arts, Delray Beach – May 22

Nearly 50 children, families and supporters of Sunflower Creative Arts gathered with hard hats and shovels to kick off construction of a new facility in Delray Beach. The nonprofit learning center has been in operation for 22 years in Boca Raton. The center is moving to accommodate a growing…

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Your Route to Fine Dining: End of season puts Palm Beach on the map for summer deals without a wait

Summer’s here, and that’s when the South Floridians play.

Or at least don’t have to wait at the grocery or the gas station.

Or restaurants.

That’s right — restaurants.

The seasonal residents have gone North, and you can easily get reservations at the…

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Palm Beach County Wine Dinner: New York Prime, Boca Raton – May 18

About 150 guests turned out for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program event that raised $70,000 to benefit at-risk girls in 25 public high schools in the county. ‘We are truly elated with the success of the dinner and our community’s overwhelming support of…

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Ambassador of the Arts Program: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – April 20

The Advisory Board of the School of the Arts, along with President John Kelly and Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Dean Heather Coltman, celebrated a reception and performance by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of Baron and Maria von Trapp of Sound of Music…

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Tunnel to Towers: Barnards Carpet One, Delray Beach – June 5

Representatives from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, paid a special visit to Cheryl Barnard at Barnards Carpet One in Delray Beach to personally thank the business for supporting the foundation’s…

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Check presentation: Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, Delray Beach – June 17

Jestena Boughton, owner of the landmark downtown hotel, continued a family tradition that began more than eight decades ago by giving back – this year, to the Delray Beach Historical Society. Boughton presented a $10,000 gift that will help the society in its mission to…

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Groundbreaking: Boca Raton Regional Hospital – April 22

Philanthropist Elaine Wold led the ceremony for the new home of the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute. Wold’s $10 million gift named the facility in memory of her friend and founder of the hospital. The new 40,000-square-foot space will open next year and…

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Dine out for a Cause: Caffe Luna Rosa, Delray Beach – June 11

More than $4,000 was raised at a fun foodie event for the Delray Beach Public Library’s Foothold on the Future Campaign. It marked the most successful Dine out for a Cause in the nonprofit’s history. ‘The Delray Beach Public Library is very grateful to our strong…

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Garden party: Boynton Beach Garden Club - June 9

In conjunction with National Garden Week, the Boynton Beach Garden Club sponsored  a program designed for children grades two through five. The hands-on workshop Do You Want a Green Thumb? was presented at the Boynton Beach City Library and included an array of educational…

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Ride for the Red Cross: Jazziz Nightlife, Boca Raton – May 29

The American Red Cross’ fifth-annual fundraiser swung into the Mizner Park hot spot with a ‘21 Club’ theme, celebrating the finale of WPTV-TV meteorologist Steve Weagle’s Ride for the Red Cross, a five-day bicycle marathon from Sebastian to Boca Raton that kicked off…

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Battle of the Books, Delray Beach Public Library – May 19

The Teen Advisory Board partnered with sponsor Levenger for the successful, fifth-annual event. The reading-incentive program for ages 13 to 17 also serves as a community-service project because the youths create their own questions to prepare for the ‘battle’…

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Pay it Forward: MangoesForCharity sees big crop, asks for donations

Instead of letting mangoes go to waste, donate them!

By Deborah S.…

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Around Town: Burger recipe set to hang fire at national competition

By Thom Smith

   Alex Callegari should know how to handle heat. After all, he’s been fighting fires with Boca Raton Fire Rescue for 10 years. But he can also stand it in the kitchen. Callegari’s a finalist in the Bud & Burgers Championship, a national contest to find the nation’s best amateur burger chef. It’s set for July 11 in St. Louis. He qualified by winning a semifinal at Taste of Cincinnati…

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The Plate: Tender chicken Milanese from Mario’s

The Plate: Chicken Milanese

Where: Mario’s Ocean Ave., 225 Ocean Ave., Lantana; 582-3013

The Price: $16

The Skinny: We were hungry, but it was still more than 80 degrees outside with humidity to…

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Along the Coast: NPR station being sold

By Janis Fontaine



    Palm Beach accountant Richard Rampell admits he is “not a happy camper.”

    And NPR radio listeners aren’t going to be happy either. It looks like they won’t be hearing popular shows like Morning Edition or Marketplace over Palm Beach County’s airwaves for much longer.

    Rampell has been a member of the board of trustees of Classical South Florida for four years. CFS, which owns WPBI-FM and its broadcast license, is a subsidiary of…

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Manalapan: 60 years on, Chillingworth murders still shocking

By Tim Pallesen



The abduction and drowning of Circuit Judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife, Marjorie, from their Manalapan oceanfront home still ranks as the county’s most terrifying crime 60 years later.

It was 1 a.m.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on June 4, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Editor's Note: Summer doesn’t slow down the news business

The transport carriers are loaded and gone, there’s room to spread a blanket at the beach, and the sea turtles have returned. Ahh … must be summer.

Of course it’s not really all that quiet: A “culture of cronyism” is being investigated in Delray Beach with possible criminal charges pending, ethics violations have been alleged in Boca Raton and we’re still waiting on a judge’s ruling on a recall effort in Ocean Ridge and the beginning of a RICO trial in Gulf Stream. Looks like it’s going…

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Coastal Star: From badge to books, Barton immersed in helping Pearl City

Wayne Barton inside his Boca Raton office. As a police officer,…

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