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Along the Coast: ‘Crown Vic’ phase-out has police departments researching options

 

 

Vinnie Laudicina, Lantana Police Department

fleet manager (left), and Simion Pavlov,

with one of the department’s

2006 Ford Crown Victorias.  Photo by Tim Stepien 

By Rich Pollack



For almost two…

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Manalapan: Town wants water rates that help lower debt

By Steve Plunkett



Manalapan town commissioners will vote on raising water rates for everyone and making sewer customers pay the full cost of that service at a Jan. 25 public hearing.

Consultants Mock, Roos and Associates are recommending that water rates go up each year for the next four years, from the current $1.85 per 1,000 gallons to $2.34 per 1,000 in 2014. Sewer rates would jump from $2.29 per 1,000 gallons in 2010 to $5.73 in 2011 and continue rising to $6.07 in… Continue

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Obituary—Alvin Curtis True Jr.: Gulf Stream

By Emily J. Minor



GULF STREAM — Alvin Curtis True Jr., a retired doctor who helped his community by serving on several town panels, died Nov. 28 after apparently developing complications from heart surgery. He was 81.

Dr. True, the father of three, is survived by his wife, Beatrice.

A medical doctor who worked for some years in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. True also spent his retirement years helping the town of Gulf Stream handle change and development.

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WXEL sale advances; critics unconvinced

By Jenny Staletovich



MIAMI —The sale of WXEL, the station started more than 40 years ago to educate local migrant workers, moved closer to joining the nation’s biggest team in public radio when the Florida Board of Education granted a lease transfer Dec. 17.

The sale, which has pitted listeners against Barry University and its suitor, Classical South Florida, now goes to the Federal Communications Commission.

Barry and Classical South Florida, owned by American Public Media,… Continue

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Along the Coast: Grant aims to boost border security

 

 

By Steve Plunkett



A $100,000 Homeland Security grant will boost border patrols in coastal communities, County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams said.

“This money will provide additional security for our community, especially along our coastline, a large portion of which I represent,” Abrams said in a news release.

The money will be used for overtime to provide additional patrols associated with crime suppression and intercepting people who have illegally…

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Meet your neighbor: Peggy Henry

Peggy Henry grew up in Fort Lauderdale, and now calls Gulf Stream home. She recently was named chairman of the board at the Florence Fuller Child Development Center.

Photo by Jerry Lower 

Fourteen years ago, Peggy…

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Just grow local: Find regional foods at area markets

Svetlana Simon’s heirloom hens lay colorful eggs at her farm west of Boynton Beach. You can buy free-range eggs like these, plus locally produced cheeses and vegetables at local green markets. Photos by Jerry Lower

By Deborah S.…

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Farm-fresh, naturally raised

Svetlana Simon sells eggs, yogurt, cheese and milk from her Heritage Farm at the Delray Beach Green Market. BELOW: A sign at her stand describes her products and her philosophy. Photos by Jerry Lower

By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

   

At the Saturday…

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Highland Beach: Ethics office could cost $10,848

By Steve Plunkett



The county’s new ethics watchdog office could cost the town of Highland Beach up to $10,848 in its first year.

“We do not know yet which particular contracts might be exempted from the fee, and there’s going to be some that are exempted from this fee,’’ Town Manager Dale Sugerman reported at the commission’s December meeting.

Municipalities are obligated to fund the office by paying one-quarter of 1 percent of the total cost of contracts awarded. Sugerman said… Continue

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Boca Raton: New push to keep Ocean Strand public

By Steve Plunkett



Boca Raton residents are mounting another assault in their campaign to ensure that Ocean Strand becomes a park.

A new group, Keep Your Boca Beaches Public, is circulating petitions to place an ordinance and a charter amendment targeting the coastal parcel on the March ballot.

 “We started collecting signatures aggressively this weekend, and I have to say that we have hundreds of them already,’’ Martin Siml told City Council members at a Dec. 13 workshop. “It… Continue

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Boca Raton: Three families give $600,000 to FAU peace

 

FAU President Mary Jane Saunders (left) celebrates

a $600,000 gift with Dick Schmidt, Christine Lynn,

Barbara Schmidt and Manjunath Pendakur,

dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

Photo provided

Staff Reports



Florida Atlantic…

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Local fitness buffs find three-wheeled bliss

Bob Knorr and Linda Scheele ride their Trikkes throughout Ocean Ridge to stay in shape.

Photo by

Jerry Lower

 

By Paula Detwiller



There they go again. That man and woman propelling themselves…

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Around Town: Boca strikes gold with Town Center vending machine

 

Customers buy gold chips and coins from the

Gold-to-Go vending machine at Boca Raton’s

Town Center. Photo provided

 

By Thom Smith

 

Like bees to honey, shoppers are converging on a new hive at…

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Along the Coast: Boca ‘Daughters’ are hep to history, service

 

 

Betty-Jane Lee, a 71-year member of the Daughters

of the American Revolution, sips tea during

a recent meeting of the Estahakee Chapter at the

Highland Beach Holiday Inn. Photos by Tim Stepien…

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Society Spotlight: Holiday Champagne Reception At the Boca Raton Museum of Art

 

 

 

The event committee for the Friends of the Boca Raton Museum of

Art’s Holiday Champagne Reception included Ann Conte (left),

Barbara Scott, Robin May, Nancy Wright and Marjory Bitson.

The event featured a variety of items…

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Society Spotlight: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Ball Kick-off At Bogart’s, Boca Raton



 

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation hosted a kick-off reception for its 49th annual ball at Bogart’s.

The reception honored the members of the Medical Staff Executive Committee,…

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InterFaith21: Diverse congregation walks together in faith

Henrietta Smith reads the Litany of Commemoration at the

50th anniversary commemoration of the first communion

of the Church of the Palms in Delray Beach on Nov. 14.

Other officers of the Women’s Fellowship pictured are:

Margot Beck (left), Marlene Hambleton,…

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Paws Up for Pets: For relaxation techniques, watch your pet

 

By Arden Moore



    We can learn a lot from our cats and dogs when it comes to keeping limber, shooing away muscle aches and reveling in the moment.

    In fact, cats and dogs are born yoga teachers, if we just pay closer attention to how they move and stretch with purpose…

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Boca tree lighting

The Boca Raton High School Band performs holiday songs before the lighting of the Christmas tree Nov. 26 at Mizner Park. Members of the band stand as they are given a standing ovation by the crowd. Photo by Tim…
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County Pocket: Emergency response policy still vexes residents

By Nirvi Shah



Ever since it took Palm Beach County Fire Rescue more than 12 minutes to respond to the scene of a man choking in the county pocket last year — a call that ended in the man’s death — a group of the area’s residents have been clamoring for emergency service that comes from a much closer rescue agency.

Now they have it. Sort of.

Since March, Boynton Beach Fire Rescue — which is miles nearer to the area than the responding county fire station — has been called upon… Continue

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