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Boca Raton: New lawsuit expected to delay Archstone construction start

By Tim Pallesen

    

Residents have filed a second lawsuit to overturn city approval of the controversial Archstone project on East Palmetto Park Road.

    The lawsuit halts construction of the 378-unit project that was set for this fall after the City Council gave approval on March 11.

The council scheduled executive sessions after its regular meeting to discuss the litigation.

    Three neighbors named as plaintiffs — George O’Rourke, James Wood and Al…

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Boca Raton: Two file for 2014 city election

By Steve Plunkett



    An entrenched politician and a newcomer have declared their candidacies for elections more than 10 months away.

    Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie filed her intent to run for mayor. Mayor Susan Whelchel will be term-limited out.

    “We are going to be running a strong grass-roots campaign, and I look forward to sharing my message of fiscal responsibility, public safety, lower taxes and ethical representation with the residents of Boca…

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Around Town: Sports Legends to salute unintended honoree

Varvara Levchenko (left) and Venus Williams share a laugh during a pre-tournament news conference at the Federation Cup tennis matches in Delray Beach. With them are Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams, Mary Jo Fernandez. The Williams sisters led the U.S. to a 3-2…

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Boca Raton: Airport Authority examines options for tower’s future

By Rich Pollack



Although Congress restored funding to the Federal Aviation Administration late last month to pay for air traffic controllers at major airports and avoid furloughs there, the fate of the tower at Boca Raton Airport — and 148 towers at small airports across the country — remains up in the air.

While the FAA now has enough money to cover the costs of tower operations at the small airports, it has not made it clear how those funds will be applied. …

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Boca Raton/Delray Beach: Cities await Army Corps funding for beach restoration

By Cheryl Blackerby



    Delray Beach and Boca Raton are likely to receive long-awaited money for damage to beaches by Hurricane Sandy, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The two cities’ beach projects were among 16 projects around the state that the Corps considered for emergency assistance in response to Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Debby.

After the Corps’ damage reports were completed, 12 projects were approved to receive the…

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Sabal Point Art Show: Boca Raton - April 16

Residents of the Sabal Point Condominium on State Road A1A in Boca Raton gathered April 16 at a ‘Meet the Artist’ reception for the 10 fellow condo owners who submitted works for the Ninth Annual Art Show held at the seaside venue. Holding samples of their work are, from left, Tony Baratta,…

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VIP Sponsor: Reception One Thousand Ocean, Boca Raton – March 7

Sponsors, board members and trustees of the YMCA of South Palm Beach County were welcomed to the penthouse for a reception that preceded the organization’s March 8 prayer breakfast. The event featured entertainment, refreshments and networking for the cause. Photo: Gary…

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Beach Cleanup: Highland Beach – April 8

Highland Beach residents gathered to clean up the beach on April 8. Ben and Mayra Stern (above) were among the volunteers who spent several hours hours combing the beach, finding many plastic bottles and caps, broken flip-flops, plastic bags, balloons, plastic forks and knives, empty sunscreen bottles,…

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Play for P.I.N.K. Celebrity Golf Classic and Card Party Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach – March 4

More than 350 guests attended the inaugural fundraising event in an effort to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Well-known sports figures who attended included Bucky Dent, Jim Palmer and Bill Parcells. Donald Trump also participated and Melania Trump…

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Community Cookout: YMCA of South Palm Beach County, Boca Raton – March 2

The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce celebrated a day outdoors with community leaders, business professionals and local families – more than 600 in all – as part of its ‘Enhance the Community’ initiative. Florida Atlantic University mascot Owlsley made an appearance. Photo: (from left)…

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High Tea: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton – March 1

LEFT: Marilyn Nelson, standing with violinist Kristen Seto and pianist Stephen Seto, helped the National Society of Arts and Letters’ Florida East Coast Chapter hold a successful High Tea that brought together old and new members, and welcomed patrons of the…

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Honor Your Doctor: Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton – March 20

The Boca Raton Woman’s Club and the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton joined forces to honor doctors in the South Florida community and named Dr. Marc Taub (holding clock) the 2013 Doctor of Distinction at a special luncheon. More than 70 physicians were nominated for…

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The Plate: A generous spread of Mediterranean goodness

The Plate: Mediterranean Hummus Plate

The Place: Jellies Bar at The Atlantic Grille at The Seagate Hotel and Spa, 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 665-4900 or theatlanticgrille.com

The Price: $9

The Skinny:…

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Around Town: Sports Legends to salute unintended honoree

By Thom Smith

Jeff Bolton was one of the good guys. Great accountant. Tremendous sports fan. Loving husband. Unwavering father. When he learned six years ago that his son Jason had acute myeloid leukemia, a nasty bone marrow disease that attacks maybe five kids in the…

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Impact 100: Selected nonprofits profit from group’s largesse

Impact 100 members, including Laura Stoltz (raised fist), react as the winners of the $100,000 grants are announced at the Delray Beach Marriott. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Christine…

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Summer Arts: Arts Garage staying put; Seraphic Fire ends season; Florida art at Boca Museum

Jazz fusion band Oriente will perform at the Arts Garage on May 11. Photo provided

By Greg Stepanich

    Although the arts center she has run for two years was in danger last month of going the way of the…

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Graduation: St. Andrew’s School – May 18

Nicholas Michael Kaleel of Ocean Ridge is preparing to graduate from Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton.  Commencement exercises will take place at the Chapel of Saint Andrew the Apostle on the school’s campus. Prior to Saint Andrew’s, Kaleel attended Gulf Stream School.

Graduating with…

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Membership Breakfast: Via Mizner Golf & Country Club, Boca Raton – April 11

Neil Austrian, chairman and CEO of Office Depot, gave a glimpse into the future at the monthly gathering of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Austrian explained how the failed merger between Office Depot and Staples helped the company strategize with Office Max more efficiently and…

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St. Joseph’s Episcopal School: Earth Day Educational Celebration – April 18

Third-graders Isabela Chido, Boynton Beach, and Casandra Jones, Delray Beach, give each other high-fives after taking first place in a quiz about trash and recycling.  All grade levels at St. Joseph’s Episcopal School in Boynton Beach took part in the Earth Day celebration.  The…

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Caridad Center Board Member Introduction: Gulf Stream – April 10

Robert Souaid of Gulf Stream, new to the board of the Caridad Center, and his wife, Jane, hosted a cocktail party at their home to introduce the Gulf Stream community to the work being done at Caridad Center. Located in western Boynton Beach, it is the largest free medical, dental and vision clinic in Florida.…

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