Older condos dominate barrier island

A1A is lined with condos in Boca Raton, where 77% of barrier island condos are 40 years or older. While the City Council enacted a measure to inspect buildings taller than three stories 30 years after construction, the League of Cities is pursuing an even more rigorous standard. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Residents bear rising costs of upkeep to live by water | Plan targets buildings 25 or older for inspections, regardless of height | Boca Raton first in county to enact building inspection requirements


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50 years of service: Boca's Junior League celebrates long tradition of helping, from providing diapers, meals for children to keeping community garden

Business Spotlight: Owners sad about closing Delray Ace but say it's right time to move on | Batmasian Family Grants help 15 small businesses

Coastal Star: Mermaid's mission: Clean up the beach

Dining: Restaurant Month returns in Delray; dock-and-dine arrives in Boca

Health: Lynn Cancer Institute opens at Bethesda

House of the Month: Oceanfront estate in Delray Beach

Meet Your Neighbor: Robin Austin

Pets: Peggy Adams cafe will let you cozy up to cats looking for homes

Philanthropy: Mirror Ball trophy up for grabs at annual dance fundraiser | Gauff teams with Microsoft to donate devices for Delray kids

Religion: Delray Beach pastor spearheads vaccination effort | Rabbi New releases upbeat single

Tots & Teens: Delray garden helps young kids embrace nature by playing, learning





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