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Commentary: Questionable reporting? Look to O’Reilly report on Manalapan suicide

George de Mohrenschildt relaxes with a dog in this undated photograph. Photos provided

By Thom Smith



    “What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate…

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The Plate: Soul-satisfying chicken fried chicken

The Plate: Chicken fried chicken

The Place: Tryst, 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 921-0201 or trystdelray.com

The Price: $15

The Details: Our cardiologist will thank us not to order this again.

But our…

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Exhibit is a tour through Delray’s early decades

Delray Beach County Fair, 1913. Delray Beach won many blue ribbons.

Photos courtesy Delray Beach Historical Society

By J.D. Vivian



Ever wonder why the first settlers moved to what…

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2015 Municipal Election Results

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When 'The Monster" Came Over The Bridge

After three decades, a death warrant may be near

for Palm Beach County’s most notorious killer.

We look back at the case that still haunts our memories.

Why we …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 5, 2015 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Editor's Note: After three decades, teen’s murder still haunts

How could you write this story? Why dredge up such horrible memories?

I expect to hear those questions. I anticipate this story may upset many of our readers. I recognize that this is a very different sort of story for The Coastal Star.

Let me explain:

When I saw late last year that Duane Owen had had what seemed to be a final clemency hearing, I felt that his imminent execution should not go unnoted. I wanted to know how a heinous killer could be lingering on death…

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Gulf Stream: RICO suit alleges conspiracy, extortion

By Dan Moffett



In their federal racketeering lawsuit against Martin O’Boyle and Christopher O’Hare, attorneys for the town of Gulf Stream allege the two men have conspired to use the state’s public records laws as weapons to extort legal fees from hundreds of municipalities and contractors across the state.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 5, 2015 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Should ‘mental illness’ spare Owen from execution?

By Randy Schultz



The debate about whether Duane Owen should live or die is about whether Duane Owen is the person he was or the person he supposedly has become.

 Inmate 101660 at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford is serving two death sentences,…

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Delray Beach: City’s cultural center grew from long shot to long history

The museum building anchors Old School Square, now the cultural hub of Delray Beach. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack



For three and a half years, Frances Bourque and a small but tireless…

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Coastal Star: Mentor-student match becomes a tie that binds

Andy Bregman (l) with his mentee, Logan. Logan’s grades have improved to the point that next year he’ll be a freshman at Florida Atlantic University.  Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich…

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Boynton Beach: CRA enlists new legal firm

By Jane Smith



The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency did not skip a beat when Ken Spillias stepped aside as its attorney.

At its February meeting, Spillias sat in the audience and another law firm colleague, Tara Duhy, took his place on the dais next to the agency’s executive director.

“We knew that he (Spillias) was going to retire, it just came more quickly than we thought,” said Duhy, a partner with the Lewis, Longman & Walker law firm…

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Anything but a drag

Meet Jacqie, whose karaoke night brings crowds to Manalapan…

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Girl Scouts Emerald Awards Celebration: The Beach Club, Palm Beach

March 14:  Six women from Palm Beach County who exemplify the national initiatives of the female scouting program and serve as role models for today’s girls will be honored at the evening affair. Time is 6 to 10 pm. Cost is $225.…

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Pay it Forward: Like fine wine, Boca Bacchanal gets better with age

  Bachannal backers: (in front)John Frezza, Joanne Mancari, Lisa Vander Ploeg, Mike and Amy Kazma, Al and Joni Goldberg, Robin and Charles Deyo, Joyce and Thom DeVita, Susan Whelchel, Mary Csar (in back), Mark Nichols, Kelly Loudermilk, Cynthia McDonough, Timothy Loudermilk, Ed…

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Pay it Forward: Notable children’s author to keynote literacy luncheon

Love of Literacy Luncheon committee members (in front) Penny Kosinski, Bettina Young, Chiara Clark, (in back) Gina Brody, Cristy Fimiani, Sylvie Bergeron, Kristin Calder and Megan Mulry. Photo provided

By Amy…

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Culture & Cocktails: The Colony, Palm Beach – Feb. 2

More than 200 guests attended the season’s third conversation, featuring Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan. Adler is an author, designer and potter, and Doonan has worked in fashion for three decades. Both are part-time Palm Beach residents. ABOVE: Penny and Alan…

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‘Gratitude’: The Colony, Palm Beach – Feb. 9

The American Humane Association honored philanthropist Lois Pope at a special event with the theme ‘Lois Pope: Our Light of Compassion.’ Pope was recognized for her generosity and leadership in building a more humane world. ‘We can think of no humanitarian making a greater…

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Building Hope Gala: Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton – Feb. 6

Honoree Mary Wong and Grammy Award-winning reggae star Shaggy shined a light on Haiti’s housing needs during the 20th-annual fundraiser, where guests pledged enough money to build homes for 40 destitute families in the area surrounding Pon Batay. ‘Everyone in this room is a voice for the…

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Faculty vs. Student Soccer Game: Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, Boynton Beach – Feb. 6

The annual matchup ended in victory for the faculty team, with a final score of 5–3. Competitive spirit aside, this year’s game brought the community together to share in the school’s ‘Live Green, Live Healthy’ initiative. ‘We really appreciate opportunities where our…

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HEArt Show Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches, Delray Beach – Feb. 6

The South County treatment center had a benefit for The Body Positive, a movement aimed at helping clients of all ages overcome challenges and respect their bodies. The HEArt (Healing Through Expressive Arts) Show gave attendees the opportunity to purchase donated…

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