Architect Reggie Cox will serve another four years on the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency board.
Three new members will join him: Morris Carstarphen, Annette Gray and Allen “Sandy” Zeller.
It took two meetings to fill the four open seats because Commissioner Mitch Katz missed the first meeting due to a travel delay.
Cox was Mayor Cary Glickstein’s CRA pick at the City Commission’s first June meeting.
Vice Mayor Jim Chard and Deputy Vice Mayor…
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By Jane Smith
Two areas of Delray Beach may soon see new grocery stores in their neighborhoods.
In the south side of the city, a type of Whole Foods Market likely will open in late 2018 in Lavers International Plaza.
The Delray Beach location at 600 W. Linton Blvd. could be the first 365-branded store in Florida, according to the Whole Foods website. The 365 stores are smaller and focus on produce.
In the Set, made up of the…
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Two south county coastal cities are reining in rogue sober homes by strengthening their group homes ordinances.
Boynton Beach will hold a public hearing July 18 on these proposed changes:
• Have at least 300 feet between group homes. In June, city commissioners asked whether the distance could be greater. Planning staff members said they would check on that.
• Require that new group homes, including sober homes where drug users stay while going through rehabilitation,…
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in Boca Raton with plans to expand into locations along the coast from West Palm Beach to Miami Beach.…Continue
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By Mary Hladky
Boca Raton was the fastest-growing city in Palm Beach County last year, adding 2,570 residents.
Boynton Beach and Delray Beach also showed strong population increases from 2015 to 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released in May. Boynton Beach gained 1,676 residents, or a 2.3 percent increase, while Delray Beach grew by 1,178, or 1.8 percent.
Taken together, South Palm Beach County’s growth rate outpaced that…Continue
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By Rich Pollack
Small coastal communities in South Palm Beach County continued to have few serious crimes in 2016, with most experiencing crime decreases last year, according to statistics released last month by the Florida…
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for the third time. From left are Mayor Cary Glickstein, Education Coordinator Janet Meeks and Joe Gillie,…Continue
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Here, Bookworm Suzy Hammer of the Suzy Hammer Show entertains Maggie Dandrade
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May and early June have been a busy time for driving obstacles.
In Ocean Ridge there have been lane restrictions because of painting and repairs on both the Woolbright and Ocean Avenue bridges, combined with stop-and-start traffic caused by Florida Power & Light’s electrical pole work along A1A.
In Gulf Stream, traffic stops caused by the town’s ongoing power-line burial project seem to have become a way of life. And Delray Beach’s oceanfront traffic has been barely…
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By Mary Hladky
Ten years after housing prices began cratering in the Great Recession, taxable property values in Palm Beach County have zoomed past their previous record high set in 2007.…
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Two south county coastal cities continue to see rising numbers of drug overdoses along with increasing fatalities.
In Boynton Beach, police responded to 398 overdoses in 2016 resulting in 35 deaths.
As of May 22, Boynton Beach police responded to 240 drug overdoses with 25 fatalities this year. If the overdose pace continues, the city will see 2017 overdoses eclipse last year’s number in late August.
Delray Beach also has an escalating problem with overdoses. Many…
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By Steve Plunkett
A new potential for heavy growth on Federal Highway at the Woolbright Road and Ocean Avenue intersections has the barrier island-based Florida Coalition for Preservation sounding the alarms.
Boynton Beach has changed its comprehensive plan, future land use map, zoning and all its land development regulations to permit much denser growth than before at the bases of the bridges to the island, said Kristine de Haseth, the coalition’s…
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By Jane Smith
The long-awaited iPic deal closed on May 16.
The developer paid $3.6 million to the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for 1.6 acres between Southeast Fourth and Fifth avenues, just south of Atlantic Avenue.
When complete in 2020, the iPic complex will boast 497 luxury seats in eight screening rooms with a total of 44,979 square feet and a 42,446-square-foot office building where iPic has agreed to move its corporate…
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displays works mainly from local artists and offers services for collectors.
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By Jane Smith
With a 15-minute soliloquy, Delray Beach’s mayor cast the deciding vote to keep the Community Redevelopment Agency board independent from the City Commission.
“The hasty manner in which we got here does not produce an environment in which cooler heads prevail,” Mayor Cary Glickstein said.
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By Jane Smith
The city will still celebrate the Fourth of July while its beach promenade work continues.
“Pardon our dust,” said Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. “We will have a condensed event with the flag-raising taking place at 5 p.m. instead of at 3:30 p.m.
“We have a new 60-foot flag to raise,” she said. “That’s my favorite part of the festivities.”
Families help to hold up the…
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of the brokerage’s international exposure. Their office is in Delray Beach.
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Community Greening project
transforms rocky field into orchard…Continue
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By Janis Fontaine
You can find religion in the strangest places.
Like at lunch.
You’re quietly chowing down on a burger and fries and the guys at the next table are talking about religion. You don’t really mean to, but soon you’re joining the conversation. And the guys are just fine with that.
A couple of years ago, one of those friendly guys was Boca Raton’s Thad Schoen. “It was $5 burger day at the Biergarten in Royal Palm Plaza.…
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