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Business Spotlight: Elliman buys longtime Delray Realtor Tauriello

By Christine Davis

    On Nov. 1, Douglas Elliman Florida acquired Tauriello & Co. Real Estate Inc., creating its 19th regional office, which will be led by managing broker Ingrid…

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Along the Coast: Feds give cities leeway to decide sober home sites

As Delray Beach begins ordinance changes,

others stand pat

By Jane Smith



    The U.S. Cavalry arrived last month in the form of a 20-page federal joint statement on sober homes, delivered by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel.

    She hoped beleaguered cities in…

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Business Spotlight: Family-law firm celebrates decade and helps teens in foster care

Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett chose Delray Beach for her office because of its ‘small-town’ feel.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Brian…

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Health Notes: Delray Medical in nation's top 100 for stroke care

'Dr. R2' is the telemedicine device named after Rogers.…

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Tots and Teens: Students run with gym idea for Delray Beach park

Talia Vessal and Christelle Singh show their plans for adding an outdoor gym to Barwick Park.

The gym will include an elliptical machine, leg press, chest press, pull-up bars, dipping bars and an abdominal bench.…

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Delray Beach: Cost, hours of First Night celebration scaled back

By Jane Smith



    In what was described as a “transition year” for special events, Delray Beach commissioners approved a small-scale New Year’s Eve gathering hosted by the city.

    The New Year’s Eve First Night event won’t be advertised or promoted outside the city and it will be free for families, said Stephanie Immelman, who heads the city’s Marketing Cooperative. After a special events committee rejected the First Night event proposal because of its…

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Delray Beach: iPic gets 7th extension, city approves parking agreement

By Jane Smith



    The owner of the proposed iPic luxury movie theater in downtown Delray Beach received a seventh extension of a purchase contract from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency.

    The agency extended the contract until Jan. 31 to allow time to reach an agreement with the city on the parking garage.         “I feel strongly we need to move this project forward,” said Cathy Balestriere, CRA board member.

    Most of her colleagues agreed…

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Delray Beach: City manager stepping down after two years

By Jane Smith



    After a two-year stint leading Delray Beach, City Manager Don Cooper turned in his resignation, effective Dec. 30.

    “It is with regret that I must submit my resignation,” Cooper said in his Oct. 31 memo to the City Commission, mayor and senior staff. He cited family medical problems that “will interfere with the proper performance of my duties.” His wife apparently is the one who is ill.

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Delray Beach: City hires attorney at public hearing

By Jane Smith



    City commissioners chose the Lohman Law Group of Jupiter to act as city attorney in a public process required by the way they solicited bids.

    In a presentation Oct. 18 before the selection, R. Max Lohman said he would be the Delray Beach city attorney if his firm were chosen. His backup would be Bradley Biggs and then Abigail Jorandby. He promised to retain the three assistant city attorneys and paralegal already working for Delray…

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Delray Beach: Board rejects Delray Place South shopping center site plans

Plans for the revitalized shopping center would alter the entrance to the adjacent Tropic Isles neighborhood.

Rendering provided

By Jane Smith

    

    A city board…

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Delray Beach: City chips in $5,000 for boat parade

   

Delray Beach city commissioners approved spending nearly $5,000 for the city’s share of the annual Boynton Beach-Delray Beach boat parade on Dec. 9.

    But they did not want the money coming from the city manager’s discretionary fund. They saw it more as a low-cost marketing…

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Delray Beach: City resolves to support tighter controls on painkillers

By Jane Smith

    

    The City Commission passed a resolution Nov. 1 supporting federal agencies to put tighter controls on prescription painkillers.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Justice are asking the states to do more monitoring of the prescribing of narcotics such as oxycodone, which often lead to heroin addiction.

    Delray Beach has seen nearly triple the number of overdoses this year as of Oct. 31,…

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Along the Coast: Municipalities tally tabs for Matthew preparation, aftermath

For many coastal residents, Matthew was a chance to take photos and watch the waves, such as these off Ocean Ridge.

Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach: City moves to make new long-term plan wider, more inclusive

By Jane Smith

    

    The Community Kickoff featured all the trappings of an opening night performance.

    The event was held at the Crest Theatre on the historic Old School Square grounds in Delray Beach. Mayor Cary Glickstein acted as master of ceremonies. He talked about the need for creative planning and sustainable progress for all, regardless of age, skin color or where they live.

    In late September, he also reminisced about his recent visit to…

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Delray Beach: Classical music played to calm Veterans Park

Anyone grabbing a midday nap at Veterans Park has soothing music as accompaniment.

Park supervisor Abby Murrell came up with the idea.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Obituary: Marian J. Buehler

By Emily J. Minor



    DELRAY BEACH — Marian J. Buehler, a devoted Catholic, mother and wife whose life’s work centered on taking care of people, died Oct. 6 at her son’s house near Lake Ida. Her daughter said that in recent months her 96-year-old mother had gotten weaker and weaker, finally deciding “it was time to go to heaven and be with daddy.”…

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Along the Coast: Shine on, Harvest Moon

Jackie, Tommy and Eva Tyghem, 5, watch Biscuit, a yellow Labrador retriever,

fetch her ball under the light of the full moon in the ocean near the Colony Cabana Club in Delray Beach.…

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Added by The Coastal Star on September 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Old School Square chief pleased with pace of improvements

Rob Steele, who is one year into his job as president and chief executive officer of Old School Square

in Delray Beach, stands with ‘Field of Blue’ at the square. The sculpture, unveiled in 1996,…

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Delray Beach: Delray tax rate for 2016-17 taking a slight dip

By Jane Smith



    City homeowners will enjoy a slight reduction in next year’s property tax rate under a $110 million budget passed on Sept. 20.

    A Delray Beach owner of a home valued at $550,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption will pay $50 less in property taxes next year under the plan.

    The current property tax rate is $7.06 per $1,000 in property value, and for the next budget year the rate will slide to $6.96 per $1,000. The tax rate needed…

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Delray Beach: Delray passes policy to limit special events

By Jane Smith



    When Delray Beach passed the final version of its special events policy, no residents tried to sway the City Commission to vote for or against it.

    “You won’t get a lot of people coming out to speak about it,” said Commissioner Shelly Petrolia. “But if you don’t do what they want, they will vote against you.”

    The commission chamber was calm on Sept. 20 compared with the raucous scene in June when teens wearing dance or band uniforms…

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