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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – May 2015 Archive (6)

South Palm Beach: With inn site on the market, town manager raises intriguing options, sets special workshop

 By Dan Moffett

 

      After months of telling South Palm Beach residents he was committed to building an architectural jewel where the dilapidated Oceanfront Inn now stands, developer Gary Cohen has quietly put the site up for sale. Cohen purchased the property in October 2012.

      The chief executive officer of Paragon Acquisition Group has listed the beleaguered property with HFF commercial real estate brokers in Miami. An ad calls it…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Literacy Coalition offers summer reading event

Summer is a time for families to have fun, relax and enjoy time together away from the daily routine, but it’s also a time when school aged children can fall behind academically. Studies show that some students lose anywhere from one to three months of learning over the break. When reading skills are lost, children fall even further behind when they go back to school. If this pattern continues every summer, catching back up is often a daunting task that could…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 21, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Farm Animal Activist Gene Baur To Promote New Vegan Cookbook in Boca Raton

By Teresa Bono

 

When you’ve done as many good deeds as Farm Sanctuary President, Gene Baur, you’re bound to get a good karmic return. So when the Dietary Council Association 2015 report endorsed a plant-based diet for better health and a greener planet six weeks before the release of Baur’s cookbook “Living The Farm Sanctuary Life”, vegans across the country rejoiced on social media. …

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ocean Ridge: Commissioners vote to fight recall movement in court

By Dan Moffett



 On a 4-1 vote May 4, Ocean Ridge commissioners decided the town should enter the court case and oppose the recall movement against Commissioner Richard Lucibella.

 Town Attorney Ken Spillias told the commission he had examined the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 5, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Boca Raton: Elad tower plan changes architect, project scope

By Mary Hladky

The New Mizner on the Green “ultra-luxury” condo project has a new name, a new architect and a completely new look.

 The project’s prominent “starchitect” Daniel Libeskind, whose list of credits includes the original master plan for rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York and the Jewish Museum in Berlin, is out. West Palm Beach-based architectural firm Garcia Stromberg is in.

 City officials and activists who have been told about the…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 2, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Palm Beach County property values expected to increase steadily in 2015

By Tao Woolfe

The Palm Beach County property appraiser's staff is still crunching numbers, so the specific municipal increases in property taxes for 2015 are not yet available. But Property Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits, spoke about the general upwards trend in real estate transactions and tax revenues at a recent city manager's luncheon.

Overall, he said, there will be a 5-10% increase in taxable values throughout Palm Beach County. There is an expected 22.7%…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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