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Mike Strine liked The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Sargassum more friend than foe
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Sarah Gordon commented on The Coastal Star's blog post County Pocket: Zoning board unanimously OKs swimming pools for townhouse project
"I watched the hearing on the local government television channel. I don't know how anyone could sit there and hear what the community had to say and then go ahead and approve the variance. Fill put in without permits. Damage to adjacent…"
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Marie Chapman commented on The Coastal Star's blog post County Pocket: Zoning board unanimously OKs swimming pools for townhouse project
"Hobart - Briny didn't create these problems- the topography of the land caused them. However, the County is not doing IT'S job, and is allowing this to all happen. It has nothing to do with NIMBY, or Affluent anything - it has to do with…"
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post County Pocket: Zoning board unanimously OKs swimming pools for townhouse project
"It’s comforting to know that NIMBY is alive and well in PB County.  The super high density of that trailer park is what caused all these issues to begin with.  Trailers are packed in their like sardines.  What are the chances…"
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post County Pocket: Townhouse project neighbors complain of flooding ­­— already
"Although nobody refers to BB as a trailer park, isn’t that exactly what it is?  Question:  will Northerners actually pay $3 bucks to live next to a trailer park?   This is feeling a wee bit topy to me.  "
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Sargassum more friend than foe
"How much does Highland Beach pay each year for beach cleaning?  I think the hotel should pay it’s fair share.  They can afford it.  "
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Boca Raton: Reopening of Camino Real bridge delayed

The Camino Real bridge, scheduled as recently as May 22 to reopen June 20, will stay closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians while construction teams conduct a functional inspection.The reopening has not been scheduled yet."At this time we cannot confirm a bridge opening date," said Kristine Frazell-Smith, who manages Palm Beach County's local roads section, which is in charge of the $8.9 million project.Lucia Bonavita, senior aide to County Commissioner Robert Weinroth, said she was told…See More
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Boca Raton: Prosecutor shines light on 5th Haynie vote; trial date anticipated before year's end

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

By Mary Hladky



Attorneys are still aiming for suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie to go to trial in October or November on public corruption charges, but no date was set at a July 15 court hearing.

The next hearing on the status of the case will be on Sept. 10.

After the brief hearing, Bruce Zimet, Haynie’s criminal defense attorney, said she is ready for trial.

“She is engaged and anxious to be vindicated,” he said.

Zimet declined to…

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County Pocket: Zoning board unanimously OKs swimming pools for townhouse project

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

By Dan Moffett

The Palm Beach County Zoning Commission unanimously approved a variance request for the developer of the Gulf Stream Views townhouse project on July 3, allowing the construction of 14 small swimming pools on the property.

The approval came over the objections of two dozen residents of Briny Breezes and the County Pocket who attended the hearing — and also the objections of the commission’s own staff.

County planners and plan reviewers had…

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Along the Coast: Sargassum more friend than foe

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Influx may be ‘new normal,’ force beachgoers to adapt

Clayton Peart of Universal Beach Services rakes sargassum into the sand on Delray Beach’s beach. The sargassum, which began to arrive in February, helps preserve the beach and protect and…

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Hypoluxo Island: Architect outlasts landmark designs

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 1:52pm 0 Comments

Don Edge at his Hypoluxo Island home, which he designed and built 60 years ago. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

On a cold January afternoon in 1952, a young man named Donald Edge stepped off a curb in downtown Detroit and landed in West Palm Beach.

“I…

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