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Highland Beach: Town cancels Spring Fling event

By Rich PollackConcerns about the coronavirus have led Highland Beach leaders to cancel the 2020 Spring Fling, originally scheduled for March 21.“Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, we are exercising an abundance of caution to protect our population, which happens to be an at-risk population,” Town Manager Marshall Labadie said. In the past, the annual Spring Fling has featured food, a fire department demonstration and live music as…See More
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RICHARD MYERLY commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Ocean Strand set to partially open this fall as ‘minimal’ park
"After living at 960 Ocean Strand for 20 years, I have fond memories and a desire to return. Drove in last weekend, parked and could not find where my house was on the South side of the street. Finally fig it out, andit is so overgrown that it is…"
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"The fries bear a remarkable resemblance to those offered at that bastion of culinary excellence, Chick-fil-a.  N’est-ce pas?"
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"So refreshing to see real respect for tradition.  These youngsters have been given a gift far more valuable than they realize.  Very rare these days to see young people without a phone in their hand.  Bravo. "
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Highland Beach: Town cancels Spring Fling event

Posted on March 12, 2020 at 6:38pm 0 Comments

By Rich Pollack

Concerns about the coronavirus have led Highland Beach leaders to cancel the 2020 Spring Fling, originally scheduled for March 21.

“Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health, we are exercising an abundance of caution to protect our population, which happens to be an at-risk population,” Town Manager Marshall Labadie said. 

In the past, the annual Spring Fling has featured food, a fire…

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A timeline of troubles

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 9:00am 0 Comments

2005 — Delray Beach begins planning for installation of reclaimed-water lines on the barrier island as part of a settlement reached with state and federal regulators to stop sending raw sewage into the ocean. The city hires contractors to do the work and monitor it. The South Florida Water Management District supplies grants to pay for the system.

April 1, 2009 — The South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant that serves Delray Beach sends its…

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Delray Beach: City failed to report residents sickened by wastewater

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 9:00am 0 Comments

City contractors check the reclaimed water connection at the corner of A1A and Rhodes Villa Avenue on March 2. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Drinking water safe, manager says…

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Boca Raton: Ocean Strand set to partially open this fall as ‘minimal’ park

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 8:46am 2 Comments

By Steve Plunkett

Ocean Strand, 15 acres on State Road A1A that the public has owned for decades but not been able to enjoy, will open in six months as a limited-use park.

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, which paid $11.9 million for the property in 1994, voted unanimously March 2 to install benches, a rock road and a portable restroom on the acreage west of A1A with an eye on opening the gates by September.

“I think it’s important to get it…

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