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Manalapan: Town plans to add marine police unit to monitor sandbar partying

ABOVE: Police hope a new marine patrol will control rowdy behavior and trespassing onto residents’ docks. BELOW: Summer weekends often see dozens of boats moored in the shallow waters to the north of Bird Island at the Boynton Inlet. Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Along the Coast: New FEMA flood-zone maps praised as more precise

By Mary Hladky



    Four years after the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it was making the first changes to Palm Beach County flood maps in 30 years, it has released maps that are slated to go into effect on Oct. 5.

    Property owners can now see…

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Boynton Beach: City cuts ribbon on upgraded water treatment plant

Newly installed LED lights bathe the Boynton Beach water tower (seen here from Briny Breezes) in a variety of colors. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Dave Brousseau



    A July 27 ribbon-cutting event showcased Boynton Beach’s $30 million…

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Briny Breezes: Briny weighs description for town manager’s job

By Dan Moffett



    Briny Breezes Town Council members have a reasonably good idea of what they’re looking for in a town manager.

    But salary and benefits limitations may make hiring the right person difficult.

    A volunteer committee made its report to the council on July 20, recommending the duties and qualifications for the new town manager position. Town Attorney John Skrandel told council members to consider that their requirements for…

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Along the Coast: Duane Owen’s lawyers attempt to get him off Death Row

By Rich Pollack



    Attorneys for convicted double-murderer Duane Owen hope a Palm Beach County judge will grant their client a chance to get off Death Row.

They hope to persuade a new jury to reconsider two death sentences Owen received for the murders, which took place more than three decades ago.

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Business Spotlight: Single-family home prices rise 7.9 percent

Groundbreaking

3550 S. Ocean Blvd., South Palm Beach – July 12

A special ceremony was held on site of the long-awaited replacement for the old Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn. The 30 planned luxury…

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Speaking volumes

Matthew Raptis sits surrounded by the hard-to-find volumes he loves at Raptis Rare Books on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Tim…

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Donation presentation: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – June 21

The Department of Music at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters received a $50,000 donation to continue funding the Georgina Dieter Dennis Vocal Scholarship Fund. This year marks the sixth that the college received the donation, which awards scholarships to…

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Grant awards: Woman’s Club of Delray Beach – June 6

The more than 100-year-old club awarded grants to seven local nonprofits. The grants, plus money contributed by the club for leadership, scholarship and training programs and the Thanksgiving feeding effort, total $10,000. ‘We’re very proud to be supporting organizations…

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International HOSA Leadership Conference: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando – June 24

At the 40th conference, Lake Worth resident Sophie Paris Ginsburg competed — after earning a first place at the state competition and second place at the regional competition — and earned a gold medal in the category Medical Interviewing Skills. Ginsburg, 16, will be a junior at Somerset Academy…

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Installation of officers: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boca Raton – June 3

Members of the Soroptomist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach chapter presented scholarships to female heads of households in college. President Kathi Pease conducted the installation of officers. The 2017-18 slate includes honorary director Helen Babione;…

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Philanthropy Notes: Boca Raton Mayor’s Ball set for Oct. 14 at Resort & Club

Boca Raton Mayor’s Ball committee members (l-r, seated) Gwen Herb, Dyana Kenney, Marilyn Wilson, Constance Scott, Penny Morey, Kim Champion, Bonnie Halperin, Arlene Herson; (standing) Michael Walstrom, Marleen Forkas, Gloria Wank, David…

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Around Town: Resort’s president hopes to rock Boca’s Ballroom Battle

John Tolbert (right) dances with Terry Fedele. The couple next to them is Heather Shaw Fairs and Logan Skees. Photo provided

By Thom Smith

John Tolbert has crossed hundreds of ballroom floors…

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The Plate: Hungry for deli classics? Check out Junior’s

The Place: Junior’s, Mizner Park, 409 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 672-7301 or www.juniorscheesecake.com.

The Price: $15.95

The Skinny: The original Junior’s opened in 1950 in Brooklyn and was known for its…

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Ribbon Cutting: Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach – June 29

Delray Medical Center celebrated its new patient tower, which consists of 96 private patient rooms, a helipad, a parking garage, registration services, cardiovascular clinic, expanded laboratory and advanced imaging technology. Delray Medical Center is at 5352 Linton Blvd.,…

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The Great Eclipse

Get ready for the show: We may see a good part of the first  total solar eclipse visible in the lower 48 states since 1979

By Lisa Iannucci,  CTW Features

Look up on Aug. 21, because one of the coolest celestial…

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Health Notes: Grant enables FAU researchers to focus on dementia prevention

Catherine Robson, a nurse practitioner at FAU, observes as Dr. James Galvin administers a videonystagmography (VNG) test, which measures eye movements and is used as an early biomarker sign of Parkinson’s disease and neurodegeneration. Photo provided

By Christine…

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Paws Up for Pets: How to beat the heat for your dog’s health

Supervised time in a pool is a smart way to help dogs keep cool. This handsome fellow floats in the bone-shaped pool at Very Important Paws resort in West Palm Beach. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Welcome to the dog days of summer.  Hot, humid days in Palm…

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Health & Harmony: Women join forces to mend hearts and support others with cardiac problems

WomenHeart coordinators Rhoda Kitzes and Nancy Edelman say women’s concerns can be different from men’s when it comes to heart disease. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Lona O’Connor

When Nancy Edelman completed her training at the Mayo…

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Finding Faith: Putting people in pews is priest’s mission at Boynton Beach church

The Rev. Wendy Tobias says St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church is trying to offer something for everyone. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Whoopi Goldberg’s character in the 1992 comedy Sister Act may have oversimplified the goals of the church — “Y’know, get some butts in…

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