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Along the Coast: Cities continue push for rail line safety

By Jane Smith

As Brightline runs its express passenger rail service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, safety problems recur at grade crossings.

To improve safety, coastal South County cities continue to add quad-crossing gates that meet in the middle to most of the train crossings along the FEC tracks. Once that work is complete, elected bodies could petition the Federal Railroad Administration to have FEC and Brightline trains not blow horns in their…

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Delray Beach: Consultant depicts vision of world-class downtown

By Jane Smith

Delray Beach has a thriving downtown that is the envy of cities nationwide. With some changes, the city could create “a world-class shopping district” that is sustainable through recessions, said Robert Gibbs, an urban design consultant.

Hired by the city’s Downtown Development Authority, Gibbs gave city commissioners the draft results of what he called a “Shopability Analysis” on Feb. 20.

He focused on Atlantic Avenue between the interstate…

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Delray Beach: Seven candidates vie for three seats on commission

Two commissioners square off to be mayor | RESULTS

Five candidates compete for two commission seats:…

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Along the Coast: After the Parkland shooting

In the days after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, students from south Palm Beach County schools, including Boca High, West Boca High and Atlantic High in Delray Beach, conducted walkouts and marches in solemn solidarity with Stoneman Douglas students. Seventeen students and teachers were killed at Stoneman Douglas.…

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Obituary: Vince Canning

By Ron Hayes



DELRAY BEACH — Back in the late 1980s, when Canning Shoes had already been a landmark on East Atlantic Avenue for nearly four decades, Vince Canning introduced a new policy.

Bring in a pair of old shoes and he would give you $10 off your new pair.

And then he donated…

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Philanthropy 101: Local teens put their ideas for helping others into action with guidance from team of mentors

Zoe Deitelbaum (left), Naven Parthasathy (standing) and Brianna Detamore started Hurricane Helping Hands, one of eight finalists for Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank funding. It aims to equip low-income older adults with survival kits. Photo provided…

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Health & Harmony: Chiropractor turns grief into mission to teach wellness, posture

By Lona O’Connor

The way that Lynn Migdal has chosen to grieve is very particular to her. She is the first to point that out, in the introduction to her 2017 book, Eternal Love Connections.

Her unorthodox approach adds a dash of magic and maybe even whimsy to the practice of…

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Religion Notes: St. Paul’s marks 30 years of music

Paul Cienniwa will play Bach’s Art of the Fugue on the harpsichord at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Music at St. Paul’s will celebrate its 30th season with a performance of J.S. Bach’s Art of the…

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Election 2018: Candidate forums

Towns and cities holding elections March 13 will have the following forums for voters to meet the candidates:

Boca Raton

When: Feb. 8

Where: 6500 Building, 6500 Congress Ave.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations

Delray Beach

Feb.…

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Coastal Star: Retiree goes above and beyond to reward Delray grade-school teachers

Part of Ted Hoskinson’s Roots and Wings nonprofit raises funds to help Delray Beach third-graders prepare after school for the state’s standardized test. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

There was a…

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Delray Beach: Surveyors’ activity is preliminary to sea wall ordinance

By Jane Smith



City residents who live along the Intracoastal Waterway are seeing surveyors from Aptim Environmental & Infrastructure in their backyards.

In October, Delray Beach city commissioners awarded the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, firm a $198,473 contract to analyze the sea walls along the Intracoastal. The city owns less than one mile of the estimated 21.4 miles of sea walls, including finger canals.

The workers are surveying the condition of all…

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Along the Coast: Safety issues at the fore as Brightline service begins

A Brightline train zips through Delray Beach at Atlantic Avenue. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

Pressure is mounting on the express passenger railroad Brightline to improve its safety efforts.

The rail…

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Added by The Coastal Star on January 31, 2018 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Sober Homes Task Force trumpets drop in drug statistics

By Jane Smith



Delray Beach appears to be shedding its image as a city full of rogue sober homes.

The city had “an explosion of flophouses” a few years ago, Chief Assistant State Attorney Al Johnson said at his office’s Sober Homes Task Force meeting in January.

Marc Woods, a code enforcement officer who inspects sober homes in Delray Beach, echoed his statement.

“While the stats on sober homes are hard to come by because of federal disability laws,”…

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Delray Beach: ‘Labor of love’ beachfront project shows off new amenities

The wider, curving promenade in Delray Beach allows more room for bicyclists and pedestrians to share space. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

A small crowd gathered on a windy day in late January to…

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Religion Notes: Church’s annual sale is light on the ‘rummage’

The Step-Above Rummage Sale is put on by the First Presbyterian Church in Delray Beach. This year it takes place Feb. 8-10. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

If you like your rummage sale…

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Added by The Coastal Star on January 31, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Old School Square nominated for national historic designation/registration

By Jane Smith



Delray Beach will soon be able to boast that it has two historic districts on the National Register.

The Old School Square Historic District, with 119 contributing structures, received unanimous approval Nov. 30 from the Florida National Register Review Board. The application was sent in mid-December to the Keeper of the National Register in the National Park Service in Washington, D.C.

It will take about 60 days for the keeper and the…

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Added by The Coastal Star on January 3, 2018 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: New lifeguard towers coming to Delray’s beach

By Jane Smith

Delray Beach will soon have eight new lifeguard towers to match the recently finished $3.1 million promenade upgrade at the Municipal Beach.

City commissioners approved spending about $126,000 per tower by a 4-1 vote Dec. 11. The total cost of $1.2…

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Delray Beach: Contract OK’d for water/sewer/irrigation project

By Jane Smith



The Delray Beach City Commission unanimously awarded a $4.1 million contract to Lanzo Construction of Deerfield Beach to cover a new water and sewer system, some drainage improvements and reclaimed-water hookups on the barrier island.

The streets receiving the upgrade are Lewis Cove Road, Brooks Lane, White Drive, Rhodes Villa Avenue and Del Haven Drive. The contract was approved at the Dec. 11 meeting.

The city will hold a public outreach…

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Delray Beach: City is first in Florida to challenge drugmakers

By Jane Smith

On Dec. 21, Delray Beach became the first Florida government entity to sue major drugmakers and wholesalers for their roles in causing the opioid epidemic playing out on its streets, officials said.

Its federal lawsuit joins others filed by nearly 200 cities, counties and states nationwide. Palm Beach County and scores of Florida cities and counties are expected to file similar lawsuits.

“The city has done as much as possible, without further…

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New Year Traditions: Out with the old, in with the new — except when it comes to how we celebrate the start of 2018!

Taiko drummers pound out music for the Japanese New Year at the Morikami Museum. Photo provided

This is the first in an occasional series about traditions that accompany the start of a new year.

By Janis…

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