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January 2014 Blog Posts (137)

After the Show ... with Renee Taylor

Renee Taylor is positively effusive.

There’s no mistaking — she loves South Florida.

The actress, known for her role on television’s “The Nanny,” was in town for a monthlong run in “My Life on a Diet: Confessions of a Hollywood Diet Junkie” at The Plaza Theatre, and she and husband…

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Added by Scott Simmons on January 30, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: A rare crocodile’s trek — Key Largo to Gulf Stream

Police and licensed trappers capture a rare American crocodile Jan. 5 on the Little Club Golf Course

in Gulf Stream. This same crocodile also may have been spotted along the Intracoastal Waterway…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Atlantic Crossing approved; traffic potential remains an issue

Residents watch testimony presented by project appellants at the Jan. 21 Delray Beach City Commission meeting.  

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Lantana/Manalapan: Freak storm floods Hypoluxo Island — again

Cory Lambe (left) clears out drains along Lands End Road on Hypoluxo Island.

Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Coastal Star: Message of hope not lost on Wayside board member

Perry O’Neal has stepped down as president of the board

of Wayside House, but will remain active with the center,

which helps women battle addiction.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Letter to the Editor: Debate continues about beach access

    I agree with you that public funding for sand replacement on beaches should allow access to public beaches. 

    In Ocean Ridge we have four public parks either within or adjacent to the town. Three of these parks front the ocean. The town also has a number of public walkovers to allow individuals access to the public portion (legal high tide water line to ocean). 

    I don’t live on the ocean nor do I own any beach property. I do have a deeded easement that allows me…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Ocean Ridge: Commissioners warned about 'implied barriers' to beaches

By Dan Moffett

    Ocean Ridge commissioners, who have struggled for months trying to decide how to manage access to their public beaches, got some free legal advice from a resident who also happens to be a Palm Beach County circuit judge.

    Lucy Chernow Brown, who has lived in Ocean Ridge for more than 20 years and who has been a judge in the 15th Judicial Circuit since 1991, told them to be careful about confusing beach access issues with beach enforcement…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: 'Staggered terms' proposal set aside for now

By Dan Moffett

    Gulf Stream commissioners came to their first meeting of the new year primed for a lively discussion with the town’s civic association over a charter change to staggered elections.

    What commissioners got instead was another debate among themselves after no one from the association showed up to make the case for a new process.

    “I’m a little disappointed that the civic association is not participating in this dialogue,” said…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Two pick up forms for potential commission run

    Two of Gulf Stream’s harshest and loudest critics have picked up campaign packets from the town clerk and are considering a run for the Town Commission in the March 11 municipal election.

    Martin O’Boyle, who took the town to court last year in a dispute over renovations to his waterfront home, and Christopher O’Hare, who runs an Internet website that lampoons town officials, have until Feb. 11 at noon to submit their documents and formally enter the race for the five open…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Boynton Beach: Water taxi aims to start this month

Admiral is a 40-foot fiberglass boat licensed to carry 43 people. It will depart Boynton Harbor Marina.

Photo provided

By Jane…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Editor's Note: From freedom of speech to loss, every month a unique challenge

    With five years of publishing this local newspaper under my belt, my skin has grown a little thicker. 

    I still dread phone calls the Monday after we deliver since I worry we’ve made some error, or omitted some item or caused some reader distress by our choice of words or photograph. 

    All of us at The Coastal Star try hard to get things right, so when readers and advertisers are upset, I get upset, too. Still, I’ve learned that mistakes do happen and amends…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Latest owner aims to build stalled condo project

Plans for the condo at 3200 S. Ocean Blvd. call for 20 units. 

Rendering provided

By Rich Pollack

    A developer with a reputation for…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Boynton Inlet: Most ocean views have a price; this one comes with a paycheck

Gerard Laurore walks the jetty at the Boynton Inlet, where he serves

as live-in caretaker for the county’s Ocean Inlet Park.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Echoes of yesteryear in new beach pavilion

A game of volleyball is played in front of the original 1929 pavilion, which sat at the beach end

of Atlantic Avenue (BELOW) across from the old Seacrest Hotel.…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: A glimpse into the future?

Main Story: Echoes of yesteryear in new beach pavilion

    With the new beach pavilion rising and the economy rebounding, Delray Beach residents have begun lobbying city officials to enact other beach improvements spelled out in the 2009 Beach Area Master Plan. 

    Highest ranked on the community’s wish list: opening up the…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Manalapan: Commissioners alarmed by bridge timeline projections

By Dan Moffett

    Manalapan’s Audubon Causeway bridge project took on a new sense of urgency seconds after Town Manager Linda Stumpf told commissioners how long engineers say it will take to get it done.

    “Just so you know, from the time you decide to move forward with the engineering, to the estimated completion is 580 days,” she said.

    “Five hundred and eighty days?” said an incredulous Mayor David Cheifetz. “Nineteen months?” 

    “If…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Manalapan: Three may run for commission seats

    Three residents of Point Manalapan have received campaign packets from the town clerk and could compete for two of the three open Town Commission seats in the March 11 municipal election.

    The potential candidates include: Kelly Gottlieb, who served as Manalapan’s first female mayor from 2010-11; Keith Waters, chairman of the Zoning Commission; and Ronald Barsanti, a member of the Architectural Commission.

    The town’s charter sets neighborhood residency requirements…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Manalapan: Oceanfront smuggling has cab component

By Dan Moffett

    Immigrants have landed on Manalapan’s shores several times during the last year, and perhaps it isn’t by chance.

    Authorities are beginning to believe that the town has something the migrants are looking for: taxis for hire.

    It turns out that, even in the wee hours before daybreak, Manalapan can be a great place to get a cab.

    “The immigrants have cellphones and they are arranging to be picked up on A1A,” says Chief…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Dinghy missing for 13 years floats ashore in home county

After 13 years afloat, this Boston Whaler dinghy made its way

from the Turks and Caicos to the beach in Gulf Stream.

Photo provided by…

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Added by Chris Felker on January 29, 2014 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: State reps propose regulations for recovery homes

By Tim Pallesen

    Two state lawmakers have proposed legislation to require the licensing of sober houses. 

    Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, also want criminal background checks on the owners and operators of sober houses.

    “We have way too many problems reported by local officials about some of the sober houses to permit them to continue to operate without regulation,” Hager said.

    Delray Beach,…

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