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Delray Beach: Election will reshape Delray Beach commission

By Jane Smith



    Delray Beach, which had three lawyers on its five-member City Commission, will lose that majority with the March 14 election.

    No lawyers are running for two open seats.

    Vice Mayor Jordana Jarjura, general counsel at Gulf Building in Fort Lauderdale, changed her mind about running for re-election.

    “As a newlywed, having married during my time in office and with starting my position as a general counsel, I need to balance my…

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Delray Beach: Six candidates contend for two commission seats

    The city of Delray Beach’s municipal election will take place March 14, as six candidates will compete for two seats on the City Commission. The winners will serve three-year terms.  Despite many phone calls and emails, seat 2 candidate Richard Alteus did not respond to our requests for information.

Profiles compiled by Steven J. Smith

Commission Seat…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Dorinda Burroughs

Dorinda Burroughs and her therapy dog, Ginny, work with children

in the after-school program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach.

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Delray Beach: Tax-dollar incentives an issue in iPic discussions

By Jane Smith



    The iPic development team is asking Delray Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency for more money, even though it has not closed on its contract to buy the 1.6 acres for $3.6 million from the agency.

    The seventh amended contract had a Jan. 31 deadline, but the agency’s attorney said the contract was still valid. The closing date will be 30 days after iPic secures all of its permits, according to the CRA attorney.

    For the proposed…

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Obituary: Gayl Laymon Brown

    DELRAY BEACH — Gayl Laymon Brown passed away peacefully on Feb. 5. Gayl was a fixture in the Delray Beach community for over 60 years, having moved there with her family at the age of 12.  She was born Jan. 21, 1937, in St. Joseph, Ill., to Dr. Gayle and Margaret Laymon, and spent her early childhood in…

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Along the Coast: Summer program to let locals enjoy St. Andrews Club

A light rain did not spoil a family event at the club. Holly Wamser and daughter Libby talk with Taylor Morris.

Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…



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Business Spotlight: Cleaned out by tornado, soap entrepreneur bubbles back

Tracy Gunn’s soap business in Delray Beach has projected annual sales of more than $12 million.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich…

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Delray Beach Home Tour: Seaside style

Peek inside 10 of Delray Beach’s

most beautiful coastal homes

during the annual home tour.…

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Gulf Stream: Neighbors protest car dealership’s plans to expand

By Steve Plunkett



    A proposed redevelopment plan by Gunther Volvo that includes a three-story parking garage at the back of the property has neighboring Place au Soleil up in arms.

    “We are very concerned about the pending Gunther Volvo development in Delray Beach on Federal Highway,” Chet Snavely, president of the Place au Soleil homeowners association, told Gulf Stream commissioners. “Good municipal planning is at stake here. We need a good relationship…

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Delray Beach: Commission postpones vote on Atlantic Crossing settlement

The view of the proposed Atlantic Crossing looking southeast from the corner

of Northeast First Street and Northeast Sixth Avenue shows residential and related amenities.

Rendering…

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Delray Beach: Commission vacancy continues to spark friction

By Jane Smith



    The Delray Beach City Commission did not violate its charter by declining to hold a special election to fill a vacant commission seat, a circuit judge ruled from the bench in January.

    At the hearing, City Attorney Max Lohman argued that 60 days had not passed since the last failed vote to fill the commission seat. Vice Mayor Al Jacquet resigned from the commission on Nov. 8 after his election to the state House.

    The city had two…

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Delray Beach: Veteran city clerk leaves for Wellington

By Jane Smith

    

    She is part of the glue that holds Delray Beach together.

    After nearly 13 years as the city clerk, Chevelle Nubin is leaving to take a similar position with the village of Wellington.

    Nubin will make more money. The Wellington city clerk offers an hourly rate between $42.31 and $74.04. Even if Delray could match the salary, interim City Manager Neal de Jesus said it couldn’t compete with the nearness to her Greenacres family…

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Delray Beach: City boosts pay range in search for manager

By Jane Smith



    A corporate executive search firm will be used to recruit Delray Beach’s next city manager.

    “I’m not looking for someone on the learning curve or on their last stop,” Mayor Cary Glickstein said. “But someone with demonstrated measurable outcome where they were and who still has a lot of gas left.”

    City commissioners unanimously agreed in mid-January when they gave interim City Manager Neal de Jesus the authority to advertise for a…

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Delray Beach: City OKs building pedestrian barrier along FEC tracks downtown

By Jane Smith



    The days are numbered for people taking shortcuts across the FEC train tracks in downtown Delray Beach. The city plans to install pedestrian barriers by the end of the summer.

    In mid-January, the City Commission approved a pedestrian barrier of aluminum rail fencing with occasional landscaping along both sides of the track for one block — from Atlantic Avenue north to Northeast First Street.

    The trespassing problem became a focus…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Acklen Dunning

Acklen Dunning of Delray Beach displays jewelry from her new line of collar necklaces.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

    Eight years ago, when Acklen Dunning fell in love with a…

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Along the Coast: Survey of homeless people to help county learn how to meet their needs

Marcela Carneiro Millett, of Palm Beach County Human Services, speaks with a homeless man

at The Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach.

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Along the Coast: Delray Beach, Boynton Beach step up look at sober homes

By Jane Smith



    The three largest South County cities continue on separate paths to address problematic sober homes in their residential neighborhoods.

    On Jan. 17, Boynton Beach city commissioners approved a moratorium on all group home applications until June 4. Sober homes fall under the group home category in the city code. The recovery residences cater to people who want to live together in sobriety. Treatment does not occur inside the houses.…

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Delray Beach: Commission vacancy sparks divisive actions, contentious meetings

Dozens of residents wore yellow in support of Yvonne Odom’s selection for interim commissioner

at the contentious Dec. 13 Delray Beach commission meeting.

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Delray Beach: After debate, city OKs plan to trim sea grapes

Delray Beach plans to trim its sea grape trees down to 2 feet and then maintain them at 4 feet high,

except for three canopies within a 1,385-foot stretch of public beach.

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Delray Beach: New parking chief says technology will lead to improvements

By Jane Smith

    

    He started as a valet attendant decades ago when he was in college. He liked meeting people and especially driving their cars. Soon he was “hooked” on the industry.

    “Everybody needs parking,” said Jorge Alarcon, the new parking facilities manager for Delray Beach.…

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