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Chris Felker's Blog – June 2015 Archive (47)

Ocean Ridge: Still no ruling in commissioner recall

Ocean Ridge resident Haley Joyce, one of the leaders in the recall effort, confers with her husband, Fred, at the May 6 hearing.

Jerry Lower/ The Coastal Star

INSET BELOW: Town Commissioner Richard…

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Last day for business in Ocean Ridge: Colby’s Barber Shop, Ocean Ridge – May 28

‘Can you believe it? It looks so different,' exclaimed Lino Marmorato after he sold the chairs,

sinks and mirrors of his barber shop in the 5011 N. Ocean Blvd. building in Ocean Ridge.

A barber for more than 60 years, Marmorato has practiced his trade at…

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Ocean Ridge: Town looking for new town manager, clerk

By Dan Moffett

    An unprecedented year for personnel change in Ocean Ridge is continuing to take shape as town commissioners begin their search for a new town manager and clerk.

    At a special May 27 meeting on succession, commissioners laid out their plans for dealing with the retirement of Town Clerk Karen Hancsak, who is planning to move to North Carolina within the next year.

    Hancsak’s departure not only opens the clerk’s job but also the finance…

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Briny Breezes: Officials work at filling multiple positions

By Dan Moffett



    Briny Breezes officials are scrambling to fill several key positions that have opened in recent months.

    At the top of the list is the Town Council seat vacated by Karen Wiggins in April. Wiggins, 73, who is moving to California, was the most experienced member of the council, having served several terms beginning in 2008. She also served a one-year term on the Briny corporate board in 2010.

    Council President Sue Thaler said a…

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Manalapan: Commissioners have reached their limit on hedge heights

By Dan Moffett



    Nine of the 144 properties on Point Manalapan have hedges that are 12-feet tall, and town commissioners have decided these homeowners are going to have to do some trimming.

    At their May 26 meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to keep the town’s current 8-foot height restriction on hedges, while allowing some leniency for residents on corner lots to grow their greenery up to 10 feet.

    “Part of the job of the Town Commission is to…

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Boca Raton: Children strut their science skills at FAU Olympiad

Students from Pine Crest School launch a water rocket May 2 during the FAU Science Olympiad.

More than 250 elementary schoolers came to compete from counties as far north as Indian River

and as far south as Miami-Dade.…

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Memorial Day: Town Hall, South Palm Beach - May 25

More than 100 residents joined veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan

for a Memorial Day event at South Palm Beach Town Hall.

ABOVE: Paivi Aholaita, Teresa Pylvas, Linda Aholaita and Rebecca Pylvas…

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South Palm Beach: With inn site on the market, town manager raises intriguing options

By Dan Moffett



    After months of telling South Palm Beach residents he was committed to building an architectural jewel where the dilapidated Oceanfront Inn now stands, developer Gary Cohen has quietly put the site up for sale. Cohen purchased the property in October 2012.

    The chief executive officer of Paragon Acquisition Group has listed the beleaguered property with HFF commercial real estate brokers in Miami. An ad calls it the “last remaining ocean…

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Lantana: New lights lined up for beach parking lot

SOURCE: Town of Lantana

By Willie Howard



    The renovated parking lot at Lantana Beach should be lighted at night by late September.

    With no discussion, the Town Council on May 11 unanimously approved a $39,700…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Kathy Baffer

Kathy and Ben Baffer with their children, Ava, 9,

and Grace, 12, and their 15-week-old Goldendoodle, Lucky.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach: ‘Quiet zones’ to be added with new rail traffic on FEC

Delray Beach’s eight highest-risk FEC railroad crossings were chosen

to receive $1.3 million in safety improvements — creating ‘quiet zones.’

Bruce Borich/The Coastal Star

By Tim Pallesen



    Delray…

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Delray Beach: Atlantic Crossing developers reconsider Federal access

By Tim Pallesen

    

Mayor Cary Glickstein has persuaded Atlantic Crossing developers to reconsider a Federal Highway access road to relieve traffic on East Atlantic Avenue.

    The Edwards Companies will present two possible site plan revisions for city commissioners to review on June 16.

    “We have agreed to explore a site plan modification in the spirit of cooperation and at the mayor’s request,” developer vice president Don DeVere…

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Delray Beach: Garbage bills decline, thanks to new hauler and old surplus

By Tim Pallesen



    Delray Beach residents will see a savings in their garbage collection fee this month as the city switches its garbage hauler to Southern Waste Systems.

    Garbage bills will go even lower next month as the city refunds a surplus collected for garbage carts.

    Southern Waste Systems beat out the city’s previous garbage hauler, Waste Management, in competitive bidding for the city franchise.

    As a result, the monthly garbage…

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Delray Beach: No meters for downtown parking

By Tim Pallesen



    Parking meters aren’t going to be installed downtown after city commissioners split on the controversial issue at a May 12 workshop.

    Mayor Cary Glickstein advocated strongly for the meters to generate $3.6 million each year as an alternative to raising property taxes.

    “Nostalgia doesn’t pay the bills, folks,” Glickstein said. “We need money to move this city forward. This is a means to that end.”

Glickstein got support from…

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Boca Raton Airport: Complaint alleges conflicts in airport appointments

INSETS BELOW: George Brown; Robert Weinroth; Al Zucaro

By Rich Pollack



    The Boca Raton Airport Authority will be welcoming two new board members this month but their stay may be short lived if the Florida Commission on Ethics determines their controversial appointment by the Boca Raton City Council…

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Along the Coast: Lake Worth Beach plans string along with changes, opposition, competition

Hudson Holdings, a co-owner of the Gulfstream Hotel, made a bid to create the Lake Worth Convention Center

and Beach Club. Many residents object to the plans.

Rendering provided…

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Boynton Beach: City approves demolition of former dive shop

A boardwalk will replace the former dive shop at the Boynton Beach Marina.

Rendering provided

By Jane Smith

    Boynton Beach can now move forward with completing its $18 million marina.

    County…

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Obituary: Gary Kosinski Sr.

    OCEAN RIDGE — J. Gary Kosinski Sr., 76, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died peacefully May 12, in the Benefactors Pavilion of Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach.

    Born and raised in Pittsburgh to Wilma “Stormy” and Anthony “Toto” Kosinski, Mr. Kosinski graduated from South Hills High School and was an Alpha Sigma Phi at Penn State University, graduating in 1960. As managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, he graduated with a juris doctorate, member of the Order…

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Business Spotlight: Shoe leather took Gallego to new Boynton shop

George Gallego in the new location of his shoe repair shop on Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Pike



    Two days before the May 18 opening of his new shoe…

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Gallery opening: Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach – April 25

Andrea Goodman, Amanda Johnson, Qiana McGrady, Sarah Richardson, Lilly Gintowt, Annie Brown and Judy Cotter

(all co-workers at Snappy Turtle) were on hand at the April 25 grand opening of Amanda Johnson’s and James Knill’s

new art and design gallery in…

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