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Delray Beach: Jacquet to leave Nov. 8 in bid for state House

By Jane Smith

    Delray Beach Vice Mayor Al Jacquet will step down from his City Commission seat on Nov. 8.

    The resignation is non-revocable. He is one of four candidates who qualified to run for the open state House District 88 seat. Qualifying ended at noon June 24. The election will take place Aug. 30.

    Others who qualified are: Angeleta Gray, a former city commission colleague of Jacquet; Edwin Ferguson, a West Palm Beach lawyer; and Sebrina…

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Delray Beach: DeSantis sells Atlantic Crossing interest to partner

By Jane Smith

    

    The stalled Atlantic Crossing project sold in mid-June to partner Edwards Cos., of Ohio, for $38.5 million.

    The nearly 9-acre property, which sits at the prominent corner of Federal Highway and Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, was sold in two transactions by a partnership controlled by Carl DeSantis, a real estate investor. …

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Delray Beach: Clean & Safe program gets assist from CRA’s hefty wallet

By Jane Smith

    

    Delray Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency will have an additional $5.7 million to spend in the next budget year.

    The extra money comes from an estimated 14.6 percent increase in property tax income and $3.6 million from the long-delayed iPic land sale.

    As CRA board members discussed how to spend that money on June 22 and 23, the city of Delray Beach was there with its proverbial hat in hand. The board agreed to pay 8 percent…

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Obituary: Maryruth Price Pfeiffer

    DELRAY BEACH — Maryruth Price Pfeiffer, our beautiful mother and the heart of our family, went to heaven on June 9. She was born on the Fourth of July, 1928, in Dearborn, Mich. Maryruth was the daughter of the late Eleanore and Martin Price.

    She grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and graduated from the Beaumont School. She attended Ursuline College and Case Western Reserve University. She was an honor student, respected by her fellow classmates, and was elected president of her…

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Delray Beach: Cason Color 5K Fun Run raises money for charities

Jennifer Medici carries her son James, 5, during the Cason Color 5K Fun Run

in Delray Beach. Runners and walkers took part in the fundraising event on A1A.

Tim Stepien/The…

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Health and Harmony: Transplant recipient, wife use experience to help others

Ron London and his wife, Leona, sit in the garden of the Abbey Delray community

where they live. Ron London has had two kidney transplants and is active

with the Kidney Association…

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Super time at Sports Camp: St. Vincent Ferrer, Delray Beach – June 22

William Romac of Delray Beach shows fine form while catching a football at Palm Beach Sport Camp.

He was one of dozens of kids taking part in non-contact sports games.  

Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Delray Beach: Police step up efforts to keep dogs off beach

Friends of Delray Dog Beach held a demonstration May 7 in hopes of raising awareness

and gaining approval for dogs to be permitted on part of the public beach. The demonstrators gathered…

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Added by The Coastal Star on June 1, 2016 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Urban trail will bring ruination to east Delray Beach

    Our “Village by the Sea” is being placed at risk by Delray Resolution 71-015, unanimously adopted by the City Commission in December.

    The resolution commits the city to a 3,000-mile “urban Appalachian Trail” that connects 15 states along the East Coast of the U.S. for non-motorized travelers. This will require 8- to 10-foot pathways along A1A in Delray Beach and the adjoining barrier island communities.

    City officials told The Coastal Star, shortly after…

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Delray Beach: Atlantic Avenue business sales drive Delray’s value increase

By Jane Smith



    Property values continue to increase by double-digit percentages in Delray Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency area.

When the county property appraiser released its 2016 taxable value estimates on May 27, the numbers showed a 13.2 percent increase in Delray’s…

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Along the Coast: License plate readers pass big test

By Rich Pollack



    Plans to sprinkle license plate recognition cameras throughout the barrier island, derailed more than a year ago when the state refused to allow them on its rights of way, are getting new life thanks to advanced technology.

    Now leaders of police departments in Delray Beach, Highland Beach and Ocean Ridge say they are close to bringing proposals for installation of systems — that can read license plates from as far away as 130 feet from a…

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Delray Beach: Atlantic Crossing developers file fourth amended federal lawsuit

By Jane Smith



    The legal bills continue to mount in the Atlantic Crossing case while the downtown project remains on hold during federal litigation.

    In mid-May, the developers filed their fourth amended complaint in their federal lawsuit against Delray Beach. They allege they have spent more than $8 million to hire planners, architects, surveyors and lawyers needed for the complex, developed by a partnership between Ohio-based Edwards Cos. and Ocean Ridge…

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Memorial Day events: Delray Beach and South Palm Beach – May 30

Lantana Cub Scout Alex Beardsley holds back a tear while remembering his grandfather,

Ed Beardsley, who served in the Army in Panama. Alex was part of a group

of Delray Beach Scouts that…

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Delray Beach: Commissioners criticize Cooper but give him a 10 percent raise

By Jane Smith

    

    Delray Beach’s city manager received a 10 percent raise even though most of his bosses rated his performance during the past year as average.

    Don Cooper, a longtime Port St. Lucie city manager who most recently served as chief financial officer for a biotech firm there, took the helm of Delray Beach in January 2015.

    Cooper, 67, will make $196,700 for bringing stability to City Hall, creating a transparent government style,…

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Delray Beach: Launch of new city website a work in progress

By Jane Smith



    Visitors who went on the Delray Beach website during the third weekend in May saw a photo of a beach with a pier.

    But the photo wasn’t of the city beach.

    The image was a stock photo holding a place until city staff could post suitable pictures, said Gwen Spencer, chief innovation and technology officer who inherited the website redesign project when she arrived in July.

    City employees received an email at 5:30 p.m. May 20,…

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Delray Beach: City prepares for beach sidewalk and furnishings project

By Jane Smith



    A Fort Lauderdale engineering firm will translate conceptual drawings into biddable documents and oversee construction for Delray Beach’s redo of sidewalks and furnishings along its public beach.

    EDSA Inc. initially had a not-to-exceed contract of $600,000 to do the work, which Mayor Cary Glickstein called “essentially a sidewalk project” in early May. The city is paying a premium price because it wants the work finished by the end of the…

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Delray Beach: Critics get commission to reconsider Greenway OK

By Jane Smith



    A small but vocal group of beach property owners persuaded the City Commission to revisit a December resolution supporting the East Coast Greenway.

    They reached out to state Rep. Bill Hager, who sent a letter to the Delray Beach mayor in early May.

    “While the expansion of sidewalks and bike lanes may work in other areas, the corridors through Delray may not have much area to work with,” Hager wrote. “A number of constituents have…

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Delray Beach: iPic gets five more months to work out parking

By Jane Smith



    The owner of the proposed iPic luxury movie theater in downtown Delray Beach received a sixth extension to its contract to allow the firm time to work out a parking agreement with the city.

    The deadline is now Oct. 31, instead of May 31, required by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The CRA owns the 1.59-acre site, which once housed the city library and chamber of commerce. The developer proposes to build a multilevel garage with…

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Highland Beach/Delray Beach: Deadline for fire talks extended for 90 days

Related story: Higher cost estimates could scuttle fire district plan

By Rich Pollack



    Another deadline for when Highland Beach has to let Delray Beach know if it plans to continue contracting with the city for fire and rescue…

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Along the Coast: Tide of taxable property values continues to rise along the coast

Related story: Atlantic Avenue business sales drive Delray’s value increase

By Mary…

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