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Delray Beach: Petrolia takes over as mayor in Delray Beach

Bathurst, Boylston, Frankel also take seats on council

New Mayor Shelly Petrolia brought an…

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Boynton Beach: Commissioners approve ambitious reshaping of downtown

By Jane Smith

Boynton Beach will finally get a real downtown.

City commissioners in mid-March unanimously approved spending $118.3 million to redevelop 16.5 acres to create a walkable Town Square where people can live, work and play.

The new…

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Gulf Stream: Consultants detail $10M in water pipe, road fixes

By Steve Plunkett

Gulf Stream needs $10 million over the next 10 years — roughly double what it usually budgets — to replace aging water pipes and repair streets, consultants say.

Joe Kenney, an engineer with Mathews Consulting, told town commissioners March 9 that overall the town’s water pipes provide good flow for daily conditions. But as another consulting firm warned Gulf Stream in 2012, the water mains are old and getting older.

“A lot of it is…

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Gulf Stream: Town Hall expansion

Builders with Republic Construction work on the roof of the addition to the Gulf Stream Town Hall on March 15. They were expected to punch through the existing building’s wall sometime in April. ‘You may see some temporary placement of individuals here in the commission chambers for…

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Gulf Stream: Town trying again to slow boaters on Intracoastal

By Steve Plunkett



The town has joined a growing effort to save sea walls, docks and moored vessels from boats speeding up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.

Gulf Stream resident Robert Souaid asked Town Manager Greg Dunham to write various agencies seeking a slow-speed zone for the town’s portion of the waterway, which Dunham said the town had previously done.

“A number of times,” Town Commissioner Joan Orthwein interjected as Dunham briefed her and her…

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Delray Beach: Unity and improvement of style needed downtown, consultant says

Shops in California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea have distinctive style with paneled windows and carved doors. Photo provided

By Jane Smith



Downtown Delray Beach has a certain indefinable something, called…

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Ocean Ridge: Departing mayor celebrated

Outgoing Ocean Ridge Mayor Geoff Pugh is flanked by his daughter, Alexis, wife, Lisa, and son, Jonathan, at a special reception in Town Hall on March 5 to recognize his 15 years of service to the town. Jerry Lower/ The Coastal…

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Ocean Ridge: Town names Bonfiglio mayor

By Dan Moffett

Ocean Ridge commissioners unanimously chose James Bonfiglio to be the town’s next mayor, believing his experience as a lawyer could be useful in resolving some contentious legal matters on the horizon.

Bonfiglio, who was elected to the commission in 2014 after a long run…

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County Pocket: Through time and tide, Nomad Surf Shop rolls on

Ron Heavyside’s sons, Ronnie (left) and Ryan, run the Nomad Surf Shop he started in 1968. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

On a breezy Friday evening not long ago, Ron Heavyside sat in an old wooden porch chair in front of…

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Editor's Note: Give our summer visitors a warm welcome, too

Now that Easter has passed, winter visitors are beginning their journeys back to northern homes. As they prepare to leave, other visitors are getting ready to come. These visitors are just off shore and in an amorous mood. Soon, sea turtles will be crawling up our beaches to lay their eggs. Some have already arrived. They’ve been coming to our beaches each year from March to November for as long as anyone can recall. They are our seasonal summer residents, and we welcome the return of these…

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Coastal Star: Quest to help those with Parkinson’s stems from her own mother’s battle

Gail Milhous, at her home in Boca Raton’s Sanctuary, will be honored along with her husband, Robert, for her advocacy on behalf of Parkinson’s patients. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

Gail…

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Ocean Ridge: Commission seats go to Besler, de Haseth

Phil Besler and Kristine de Haseth won in their first attempts at running for public office. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett

Coastal advocate Kristine de Haseth said she “did a lot of door-to-door…

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Delray Beach: Old School Square Historic District gets national listing

By Jane Smith

Delray Beach can now boast it has two historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places.

The newest register listing came in mid-March when the National Park Service, which keeps the Historic Places list, decided that the Old School Square Historic District could join the Marina Historic District.

“We are delighted that this honor has at last been bestowed on one of our most cherished historic districts,” said JoAnn Peart,…

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South Palm Beach: Mayor Fischer: County moving forward with beach stabilization project

By Dan Moffett

South Palm Beach Mayor Bonnie Fischer says she met with county environmental officials in March and left convinced they are committed to going ahead with the town’s controversial beach stabilization project.

“The county is definitely moving forward,” Fischer said. “There’s been too much money spent by the county not to take it to fruition.”

Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management officials are working to secure the…

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Along the Coast: Winter waves pound coast

Winter storms in the Northeast that produced lots of snow and intense wind meant high surf for Palm Beach County in early March.

ABOVE: John Shipley of Delray Beach surfs down the line after being pulled into the wave by a jet ski at the Boynton…

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South Palm Beach: Gottlieb, Jordan, LeRoy win council seats

C. W. ‘Bill’ LeRoy, who moved to South Palm 2 ½ years ago, won election with the third-most votes. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett

Vice Mayor Robert Gottlieb went into the March election with a…

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Along the Coast: Boynton Beach, Delray Beach ask for ban on assault rifles

More than 1,000 participants marched from Old School Square to the ocean in Delray Beach on March 24 to call for an end to gun violence. Michele Quigley/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

Three Village Academy students came to the…

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Manalapan: Town Commission rejects liquor store in Plaza del Mar

By Dan Moffett

Manalapan town commissioners say they’re looking forward to Publix’s opening a supermarket at Plaza del Mar this summer.

But they’re not so excited about that long-awaiting arrival that they’re willing to allow Publix to open a wine and liquor store next door.

On March 27 the commission denied a request by the supermarket chain and Plaza del Mar landlord Kitson & Partners to sell liquor and wine in a 1,500-square-foot unit roughly…

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Boca Raton: Consultant sees Gumbo Limbo doubling in size, visits

By Steve Plunkett

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center would be replaced by a twice-as-big facility with sweeping cantilever roofs built over a ground-level parking garage in a proposal by waterfront parks consultant EDSA Inc.

The parking garage…

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Delray Beach: FPL puts four poles in historic neighborhood without city permit

Concrete power poles have been installed along Southeast Seventh Avenue in the Marina Historic District. Photo provided

By Jane Smith



Florida Power & Light will move four recently installed concrete power poles on Southeast…

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