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Tots and Teens: Sandoway plans Sharkfest for family day out

Jennifer Urbanek leads a shark feeding at the Sandoway Discovery Center. Sharkfest is Jan. 21.

File photo/The Coastal Star

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

As Delray Beach begins

ordinance changes,

others in area plan to stand pat…

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Holidays, with all the trimmings

Roberto Bentez and Roberto Baster, Meisner Electric employees, use a cherry picker

to construct the 100-foot Christmas tree at Old School Square on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.…

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Coastal Star: Volunteer recalls the hungry child inside the successful man

Harry Adwar volunteers at the Caring Kitchen, a hot-meal program in Delray Beach.

He does cooking, cleaning and raises money for the organization.

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Delray Beach: Tie votes delay decision on vacant commission seat

By Jane Smith



    Delray Beach city commissioners tried to fill a vacant commission seat temporarily, but they remained tied after three votes. They will try again at the Dec. 6 meeting to select a commissioner to serve until the March elections.

    The seat was held by Vice Mayor Al…

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Delray Beach: Acting city manager post to be filled by recruitment

By Jane Smith

    

    A traditional recruiting firm will present at least three choices for the Delray Beach City Commission to interview in December for the acting city manager position, which will be open next year.

    City Manager Don Cooper, who started with Delray Beach in January 2015, announced his resignation in late October. He will stay through Dec. 30. He said family medical issues would not allow him to devote his full attention to the…

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Delray Beach: City employees’ ethics infractions addressed

By Jane Smith



    Two city employees received “letters of instruction” recently from the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics. Another Delray Beach employee’s case was too unclear for the commission to make a ruling.

    City firefighter Joseph Lang had a side business that supplied automated external defibrillators to the city’s Fire-Rescue Department.

    He told investigators that one of the fire chiefs asked whether his company could supply the…

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Veterans Day Service: Harbour’s Edge, Delray Beach – Nov. 11

Eighty-two veterans (79 men and three women) residing at Harbour’s Edge Senior Living Facility

felt appreciated on Veterans Day, with each arriving at a flag-raising ceremony in a decorated golf cart.…

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Delray Beach: City working on leases for variety of nonprofit entities

By Jane Smith

    

    City leaders want to reclassify some “agencies” that receive taxpayer dollars as “service providers.”

    “We need to move away from using ‘nonprofit status’ to describe them,” Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein said in mid-November. “The cultural change needs to start at the top.”

    The city would add performance and other requirements in its leases with the Arts Garage, Old School Square, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, the…

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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

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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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