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Delray Beach: St. Paddy’s parade may end

Revelers enjoy their beer during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Delray Beach. The city wants to ban alcohol from next year’s parade. Local businesses want to limit events such as the parade that closes Atlantic Avenue to traffic.…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Walk of Recognition: Royal Palm Place, Boca Raton – May 9

The annual Walk of Recognition, presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society, added new stars at a ceremony on May 9 under the Mizner statue at Royal Palm Place.  The new stars are for Mike Arts and Barbara and…

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Gulf Stream: Dye hard at work on golf course overhaul

Pete Dye walks across a green at Gulf Stream Golf Club, where he is overseeing renovations. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Steve Pike



    Pete Dye took one hand off the steering wheel of…

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Editor's Note: Summer offers opportunity for staff to take a breather, readers to meet neighbors

To everything there is a season.

Tourist season is over, sea turtle season has already started and hurricane season officially begins on June 1.  Must be summer.  

    This time of year our Coastal Star staff takes a bit of a breather and we scale back our production load. As a result, you’ll notice some changes in this month’s edition:  

Our Secret Gardens column takes a summer break.

    Our Pay It Forward philanthropy calendar merges into the Community Calendar.

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Coastal Star: Teen girls in forefront of businesswoman’s philanthropy

Jaana Moisio with (l-r) Caroline, 7, Lauren, 11, and Moisio’s husband, Tom Bennett. The girls have three piggy banks marked ‘save,’ ‘spend’ and ‘share.’ The ‘save’ money goes to the bank to pay for college and the ‘share’ goes to the Children’s Home…

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Delray Beach: Local architect helps move Atlantic Crossing toward acceptance

By Tim Pallesen



The developer of Atlantic Crossing has hired veteran local architect Bob Currie to redesign the controversial project to win City Commission approval.

Commissioners approved 356 rental apartments on the East Atlantic Avenue property after heated debate last year.

The developer returns before the city this month to get approval for the project site plan and design.

“The difficult challenge with a project this scale is to find an approach…

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Along the Coast: Cities glad to make Corps list for beach restoration

By Cheryl Blackerby



    Officials in Boca Raton and Delray Beach were surprised and elated when they were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in early May that they will receive long-awaited restoration money for beaches damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

    Boca Raton will get $4.5 million, which will be used to restore 1.45 miles of the north beach.

    And Delray Beach will receive slightly less than that — $4.46 million — to renourish beaches north…

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Gulf Stream: Suit argues ‘unauthorized signs’ are protected speech

By Thomas R. Collins

    

That Tweedle Dee, that Tweedle Dum, that Ku Klux Klan-esque hood labeled “satire,” and a mule labeled “Mayor” on the side of Martin O’Boyle’s house?

    They’re “not just paint.”

    They’re constitutionally protected free speech, O’Boyle says. And he’s filed a federal lawsuit to keep town officials from making him paint over the cartoons.…

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Wayside House names executive director

After a nationwide search, the Wayside House board of directors has named Boca Raton resident Cathy Cohn as the agency’s new executive director. Cohn comes to Wayside House with nearly 30 years of experience in providing fiscal, strategic and…

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Around Town: Doc’s pet project delivers food, cigars and a culture of jazz

By Thom Smith

     Boca entertainment has never been like this. Bob James and Fourplay one week, followed by Molly Ringwald, then Larry Carlton, with James returning with David Sanborn on June 20 and Steely Dan at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 12. Just what the doctor ordered. …

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Commentary: With politicians at helm, education takes back seat

By Thom Smith

    

Don’t think for a moment that Mary Jane Saunders’ resignation as president at Florida Atlantic University will allow the campus to resume its persona as a tranquil haven for higher education.

    Granted, her departure was inevitable, a fall necessitated not only by…

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Gulf Stream: Town sets up finances for legal wrangle

By Tim O’Meilia



    Gulf Stream town officials are girding themselves for a long battle with unhappy resident Martin O’Boyle by dipping into town reserves for an extra $100,000.

    Eight O’Boyle-related suits have been filed against the town since April 15, including a federal suit in late May over his paintings of town officials as cartoon characters, monsters and KKK-like members on the sides of his house.

 Although they didn’t announce it publicly,…

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Along the Coast: Young performers show musical mettle

Members of the mass choir swirl their flags during the performance. Photo by David R. Randell



By Ron Hayes

    

Devin Dykstra is an apple. His brother, Blake, is a…

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Briny Breezes: Meeting tape at issue in audit proceedings

By Tim O’Meilia



    The Palm Beach County Inspector General has begun an audit of the financial operation of the town of Briny Breezes.

    A representative of the Inspector General’s audit division has met several times with the town staff in April and May. Documents and a recording of one of the meetings were subpoenaed in early May.

    The chief of the Inspector General’s audit division, Dennis Schindel, declined to reveal why the audit is being…

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Delray Beach: DJ request fires up noise opponents

By Tim Pallesen

    

Coastal residents fear the Sandbar tiki bar might test the limits of Delray Beach’s new noise ordinance.

    Ocean Properties, the owner of the tiki bar adjacent to Boston’s on the Beach, is asking the city for a conditional use permit to allow an outdoor DJ.

    Neighbors say the Sandbar already has become a biker bar with motorcycle noise as disruptive as the music. They fear an outdoor DJ will make matters worse.

    “DJs know how…

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Ocean Ridge: Neighborhood opposition doesn’t stop new crosswalk on A1A

Workers from Traffic Control Devices and The Florida Department of Transportation work on the wiring that controls the stop lights at the intersection of Woolbright Road and A1A on May 28.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Ocean Ridge: Police to see better pay under new contract

By Tim O’Meilia

    

Ocean Ridge police will see a handsome difference in their paychecks under a new two-year contract approved by the Town Commission May 6.  

    The nine officers and four sergeants will receive an immediate 3 percent pay increase, a 3 percent cost-of-living increase in the new budget year beginning Oct. 1 and a 5 percent merit increase on their next anniversary date after that if they attain a satisfactory or better evaluation.

    “I…

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South Palm Beach: Modeling shows most effective beach erosion plan

By Tim O’Meilia



The newest plan for saving South Palm Beach’s fast-eroding shoreline is a series of seven buried groins dotting the beach from the Tuscany condominium to the Ritz-Carlton resort.

At least, that’s what the computers say.

“There’s enough sand down drift from Palm Beach to feed the beaches north of the Tuscany,” Leanne Welch, Palm Beach County’s environmental program supervisor, told the town council May 28.

The groins would be coupled…

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Manalapan: Commission seek solution to fee-refund lawsuit

By Tim O’Meilia

    

The Manalapan Town Commission will try to settle a lawsuit over $158,000 in building permit fees for an oceanfront mansion that was never built.

    Commissioners indicated they would likely return the bulk of the fees paid by the owners of 1020 S. Ocean Blvd, listed as Cielo Madera Land Trust, after Town Manager Linda Stumpf calculates the town’s building and legal expenses on the project.

    The trust is seeking a $120,000 refund…

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Gulf Stream: Artist draws on experience in interview with students

Artist Mark Sparacio shows off a work in progress to Gulf Stream School students, who also check out a cover illustration from a Captain America comic book. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

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