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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Delray Beach: Sea grape arches to be cut to 4 feet high
"Who is Rob Barron?  He acts like Delray royalty.  Is he really a Barron or an Earl?   It took nature decades to grow these charming sea grapes tunnels.  It will take this self righteous band of know-it-all’s a few minutes…"
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Haynie’s trial pushed off until January
"I swear, this woman and her Rasputin-like flock of lawyers are slicker than owl droppings.  January?   I guess the strategy is to postpone this trial so many times that the senior citizens on the jury won’t remember how guilty she…"
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Michael Laszlo commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Judges quash council decision against beachfront duplex
"To call denial of development 'a taking' is a gross distortion of the facts. The owner bought this beachfront property in full knowledge that construction on this property was forbidden by city law. No restrictions were placed on this lot…"
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jack mcwalter commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Judges quash council decision against beachfront duplex
"This is a bad ruling. The residents of Boca as a group are very opposed to any developments on our beaches and were just expressing their opinions to Mayotte and O"Rourke prior to the vote. For both not to offer their opinions as to how they…"
Sep 18
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Boca Raton: Judges quash council decision against beachfront duplex

By Steve PlunkettBoca Raton’s City Council must reconsider its 5-0 decision not to grant permission to build a duplex on the beach, Palm Beach County circuit judges say.Council members Andrea O’Rourke and Monica Mayotte prejudged the application by 2600 N Ocean LLC proposing a four-story, 14,270-square-foot residence east of A1A between Spanish River Park and Ocean Strand, the judges decided.At a Feb. 26, 2019, City Council meeting, attorney Robert Sweetapple, representing the landowner, showed…See More
Sep 17
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Boca Raton: Boca Inlet bridge to limit openings for boaters

Materials and tarps cover both of the unmoveable portions of the bridge over the Boca Raton Inlet in late August. The bridge is getting a cleaning and new paint. Tim Stepien/The Coastal StarTall ships, beware!The bridge over the Boca Raton Inlet, which is being repainted, will have restricted daytime access for boaters starting Sept. 8 through Sept. 28, the Florida…See More
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Haynie trial to start no sooner than late October
"I’ll bet you a dollar to a hole in the doughnut that this gets delayed again.  Lots of folks in Boca don’t want any under oath testimony on this.  Let’s just wait and see. "
Aug 29
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Staying safe to stay open
"Again, Andrew should exchange his American Flag bandanna for a real mask like the one Audrey is wearing.  Hello?  Doesn’t Andrew understand that we are all in this together?  "
Aug 29
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Along the Coast: South County coronavirus cases up fivefold in 2 months

By Steve PlunkettThe number of COVID-19 cases in South County cities and towns is up by more than five times the total reported two months ago, state health figures show.On June 4, when Boynton Beach (669 cases) overtook Boca Raton (660 cases) as the most infected South County municipality, they and other coastal towns posted 1,922 coronavirus reports.On Aug. 5 Boca Raton had easily retaken the lead with 4,807 cases, a 628% increase, while Boynton Beach had 3,154 cases, up 371%.Also on Aug. 5…See More
Aug 7
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Sea turtle nesting season off to robust start
"Why does Jim Jolley need to drive his ATV on the beach?  It’s loud, heavy, smells, and can crush unflagged turtle eggs.  Why can’t Jim just do his inspection on foot?  I appreciate his concern for the turtles, but…"
Jul 31

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Boca Raton: Judges quash council decision against beachfront duplex

Posted on September 17, 2020 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

By Steve Plunkett

Boca Raton’s City Council must reconsider its 5-0 decision not to grant permission to build a duplex on the beach, Palm Beach County circuit judges say.

Council members Andrea O’Rourke and Monica Mayotte prejudged the application by 2600 N Ocean LLC proposing a four-story, 14,270-square-foot residence east of A1A between Spanish River Park and Ocean Strand, the judges decided.

At a Feb. 26, 2019, City Council meeting, attorney Robert…

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Boca Raton: Haynie’s trial pushed off until January

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

By Mary Hladky

Former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie’s trial on public corruption charges has been postponed for the fourth time, and is now set to begin on Jan. 11, 2021.

Prosecutors and Bruce Zimet, Haynie’s criminal defense lawyer, agreed to move back the trial date from Oct. 26, citing…

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Delray Beach: Sea grape arches to be cut to 4 feet high

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

This arch and four others near the Atlantic Avenue pavilion will be cut down to 48 inches high to allow more plants to grow underneath. A city consultant in February advised leaving the tall sea grapes uncut to provide habitat for migrating songbirds and a buffer from streetlights for sea…

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Boca Raton: Boca Inlet bridge to limit openings for boaters

Posted on September 3, 2020 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Materials and tarps cover both of the unmoveable portions of the bridge over the Boca Raton Inlet in late August. The bridge is getting a cleaning and new paint. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Tall ships, beware!

The bridge over the Boca Raton Inlet, which is being repainted, will have…

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