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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – May 2014 Archive (18)

Delray Beach: East Atlantic traffic hazard cited as stoplights temporarily removed

Motorists maneuver through a new four-way stop at Gleason Street on East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The overhead traffic lights have been covered in preparation for temporary removal due to structural concerns. Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 29, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Urban Outfitters brings national retail to Atlantic Avenue

By Christine Davis

It’s official. Urban Outfitters signed a ten-year lease with EASSA Properties LLP and plans to open by November 1, according to Roxanne Register, CBRE’s Vice President of Retail, who represented EASSA.

Urban Outfitters' new store location will be at 306 E. Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. With 10,954 square feet on two floors, the company will redo the interiors as well as the façade keeping some of the architectural…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

City of Delray Beach Drinking Water Notice

City of Delray Beach Drinking Water Notice …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 15, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: After 5-year lag, PBC adopts Climate Action Plan

By Cheryl Blackerby



    Palm Beach County joined Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in 2009 to present the first Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. Elected officials from all four counties came together to discuss challenges and strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change.

    So it was a mystery and a subject of discussion at the 2013 summit held in November in Broward, over why Palm Beach County had still not yet signed…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

South Palm Beach: Honor flight makes full, moving day for WWII veteran

By Ron Hayes

 

    At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, a…

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Lantana: Apartment project proposed for Cenacle property

By Mary Thurwachter



    A proposal to redevelop the retreat property owned by the Catholic Cenacle Sisters into a high-end rental community took a step forward on April 23 when the Lantana Planning Commission gave its blessing to a needed zoning change.

    There is a contract on the 10-acre property at 1400 S. Dixie Highway, pending a zoning change from commercial to mixed-use waterfront.

The next hurdle for the buyers, Ocean Ridge developer Jerry Goray…

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Lantana: Town agrees to finance gas line extension

By Mary Thurwachter

    

   Rather than borrowing money from a bank, the town of Lantana will finance the extension of natural gas lines to Hypoluxo Island using money from its general fund.

    In March, the Town Council directed Town Manager Deborah Manzo to take necessary steps to obtain financing for the design, construction and installation of natural gas lines. After consulting with Lantana Finance Director Stephen Kaplan, Manzo determined that the most…

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Briny Breezes: Town Council wants changes for deputy town clerk

By Dan Moffett



    Briny Breezes Town Council members are trying to figure out how to redefine the deputy clerk’s position so they can offer residents more access to Town Hall services.

    The issue comes down to whether Deputy Town Clerk Lesa Shoeman should continue as an independent contractor — the town’s only one — who has some flexibility over when and where she works, or should she become a town employee who is required to work in Town Hall during…

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Boynton Beach: Marina work starts despite legal challenge

ABOVE: A conceptual rendering of the $1.6 million Harbor Master project that is under construction near the fuel dock at Boynton Harbor Marina. Rendering courtesy A.W. Architects.

BELOW: Construction is underway at the Harbor…

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Along the Coast: Dredging contractor pulls out of Boca beach project despite extension

A bulldozer levels the sand escarpment in Ocean Ridge just south of Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park while beachgoers and sea shell collectors enjoy the beach. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Cheryl…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Retiring museum director exhibited a flair for engaging art

Gloria Adams has worked at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square for 25  years, 23 of them as director of the Cornell Museum of Art. Libby Volgyes/The Coastal Star

By Lucy…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Donna Schneier

   

Donna Schneier’s collection forms the show ‘Unique by Design’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

    Envelopes get pushed when art dealer Donna Schneier is involved.

    The Manalapan…

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Lantana: County posts signs forbidding cast netting on new Ocean Avenue Bridge

The $37 million Ocean Avenue Bridge, opened in November, features a designated fishing platform for fishermen and cast netters.  Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie…

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Manalapan: Commissioners give final approval to Audubon bridge project

By Dan Moffett

    

After viewing an engineering consultant’s slide show and getting reassuring answers to another round of unsettling questions, the Manalapan Town Commission unanimously agreed to move forward with a plan to replace the aging Audubon Causeway bridge.

    The decision ends months of administrative hand-wringing over the cost, design and construction inconvenience for the 25-foot span that links two portions of Point…

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South Palm Beach: Webb sworn in as new police chief

Police Chief Carl Webb and Town Clerk Yudy Alvarez were sworn in to their official positions. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett

    

Carl Webb’s career in law enforcement began in Pittsburgh during…

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Business Spotlight: Family gets a blast of inspiration from hurricanes for decor store

Karen Marcil and Christina Auer show off items from Our Boat House in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. The retail company was started in 2005 in Vero Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

Business Spotlight: The Bridge returns as Waterstone Resort & Marina

The former Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, now known as Waterstone Resort & Marina, will have its grand opening May 7. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Christine Davis

On May 7, Waterstone Resort &…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

Along the Coast: ‘Saturation’ efforts aim to make roads safer for all users

By Rich Pollack

    

The YouTube videos and website postings flooded the Internet for days after the South Florida Safe Roads Task Force completed its weeklong initiative last month to increase safety among bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians on State Road A1A.

    The phones were ringing, too — off the wall, in some places.

    Many of the postings and calls were from bicyclists concerned that the police “saturation” effort involving several law…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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