The Place: Al Fresco, Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course, 2345 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach;
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By Jan Norris
Even if the thermometer doesn’t show it, the calendar says it’s fall. In South Florida, that means the return of the green markets — along with the beginning of “the season.”
The first to return is the Lake Worth Farmers Market, opening Oct. 20.
In its 13th year, the market held waterside at A1A and Lake Avenue next to the bridge is popular for its authenticity. Local farmers and plant…Continue
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By Mary Hladky
Defeated Boca Raton mayoral candidate Al Zucaro intends to step away from politics and from the BocaWatch blog that he founded seven years ago.
Shortly after he conceded the race to Scott Singer on Aug. 28, Zucaro told The Coastal Star that he does not anticipate another run for election.
He also said he will will look for someone to take over the blog, which has been critical of the city council and what he and his supporters see…Continue
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Patience, cars among casualties, with some…Continue
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FPL changing rules on power pole lighting
By Jane Smith
Sea turtles and humans could be in the dark each night along the mile-plus stretch of Delray Beach’s public beachfront during the eight- month turtle-nesting season.
Good news for sea turtles. Not such good news for folks walking across A1A to visit…Continue
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By Janis Fontaine
A former Catholic priest living in a condo on A1A in Boca Raton and who helped at a local church for four years has been named in a grand jury report as one of hundreds of priests accused of sexually abusing children in dioceses across Pennsylvania.
Thomas J. Benestad was named in the report as one of the priests whose reprehensible behavior it specifically referenced in its introduction.…Continue
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We enter journalism contests with mixed emotions. There’s something about journalists judging journalists that feels somewhat self-serving, and writing about these winnings feels unnecessarily boastful. Still, the staff at The Coastal Star are almost all freelancers and they work long and hard for modest financial compensation, so entering the fruits of their labor for professional recognition seems like the least we, the paper’s owners, can do.
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OCEAN RIDGE — Jeffrey Cail Ireland, 32, died unexpectedly on Aug. 21.
At the time of his…Continue
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By Rich Pollack
When students return to Gulf Stream School on Sept. 4, they’ll discover a campus more secure than ever before in the school’s 80-year history, and a staff more focused on safety.
Soon after the February shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the school’s leadership made procedural changes to enhance student safety. Then this summer, several additional physical security…Continue
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By Dan Moffett
The much anticipated engineering report on Ocean Ridge’s Inlet Cay neighborhood is giving residents a clearer picture about why their streets routinely flood after heavy rainfalls.
Consultant Robert Higgins told town commissioners on Aug. 6 that the 60-year-old, 16-acre manmade island has more than its share of drainage issues to resolve.
Higgins said that the drainpipes are too…Continue
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By Dan Moffett
How to simplify Briny Breezes’ often complicated building permit procedures perplexed Town Council members as they considered a contract renewal for the town’s building services provider during their Aug. 23 meeting.
Three council members — Christina Adams, Bill Birch and Kathy Gross — balked at rehiring C.A.P. Government Inc. to handle building inspections and plan reviews.
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By Steve Plunkett
Late-night motorists on Interstate 95 from north of Atlantic Avenue to north of Gateway Boulevard should be prepared for lane closures for the next 14 or so months.
Work to resurface the 7.7-mile section in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach is scheduled to begin Sept. 9. The $15 million project includes drainage improvements, guardrail, rumble strips, signing and pavement markings, and traﬃc…Continue
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By Steve Plunkett
Experience beat youth in the primary contests for District 89, with Mike Caruso and Jim Bonfiglio a big step closer to taking a seat in the Florida Legislature.Continue
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Shortly after sunrise on Aug. 22 a waterspout appeared over the ocean off the beach in Delray Beach. Delray resident Robert Schwartz was out for his morning walk between Casuarina Road and Bay Street when he captured this image with his iPhone. Photo provided by Robert…Continue
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As Dave Magrogan has learned, spending the first eight years of his…Continue
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By Jane Smith
Boynton Beach plans to finish moving city services in September to make way for the 16-acre Town Square project.
City Hall staff moved in the last two weeks of August to a temporary site at 3301 Quantum Blvd., Suite 100. Phone numbers and office hours will be the same for all departments, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, said Eleanor Krusell, city spokeswoman.
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