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Chris Felker's Blog – May 2014 Archive (9)

Delray Beach: City moves toward county beach-light law

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…

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Delray Beach: Accidents, traffic already concern neighbors of East Atlantic project

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 Atlantic Avenue have increased, according to a Coastal Star…

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Gulf Stream: Orthwein moves aside as Morgan becomes mayor

By Dan Moffett

    Joan Orthwein spent the last two years in the crosshairs of Gulf Stream’s legal battles, serving as the town’s mayor during the stormiest period in its history.

    At the Town Commission’s April 11 meeting, she told a chamber crowded with well-wishers that it was time for someone else to take the helm.

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Letter to the Editor: Sidewalks and bike lanes are paths to peace

    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…

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Coastal Star: Volunteer wants more people to know about Boca’s ‘best-kept secret’

Bernard Finkelstein was named president and chairman at Florence Fuller Child Development Center.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

    For 17 years, Bernard Finkelstein worked in Cleveland, Ohio,…

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Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

Editor's Note: Confusion about beach access abounds

On April 28, signs remained posted and Manalapan police were warning people

to stay off the beach north of the Boynton Inlet.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

    For four days in April, the…

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Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Ocean Ridge: Town sets beach access workshop date

Editor's Note: Confusion about beach access abounds

By Dan Moffett

    Ocean Ridge residents will get their chance to weigh in on a number of contentious public beach access issues at a much-anticipated workshop scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on May 6 in the Town Hall.

    “The…

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Along the Coast: Teen makes pelican rescues her own mission

Anastasia Neff, with an injured pelican she managed to save, makes it her goal to rescue and document pelicans.

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By Cheryl Blackerby

    An osprey with a fish in its beak flew…

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Boynton Beach/Ocean Ridge: The kids across the bridge

AmeriCorps members Michael Owen, 27, and roommate Cathy Hentschel, 23,

relax with their dogs in their pet-freindly Las Ventanas third floor loft apartment.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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