Council members reflected on the career and life of former Mayor Marty Millar, after word came from Lantana police that he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 23.
Millar, 67, served four years as a town councilman and two years as mayor until resigning in 2010 after admitting violating state ethics laws during a 2009 visit to a West Palm Beach strip club.
“His term here certainly was tumultuous, especially his last term,” Vice Mayor Joseph Flagello…Continue
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By Jan Norris
Delray residents must be suffering from a serious sweet tooth — the number of shops that slake a sugar craving are mushrooming in downtown.
From sexy, fashion-themed cupcakes to delicate French macarons, towering Tiffany box cakes, giant gummy worms, and big, fat cookies, it’s all here.…
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New Ocean Ridge commissioners Richard Lucibella (left) and James Bonfiglio
pose moments after being sworn in on March 19.
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Manalapan Town Clerk Lisa Petersen administers the oath of office to Commissioner-Elect Clark Appleby,
left, Commissioner-Elect Ronald Barsanti and Vice-Mayor Louis De Stefano in the Manalapan
Commission Chambers on March 25.…Continue
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By Cheryl Blackerby
The last of four beach renourishment projects is underway, and it’s up against an April 30th deadline that may not be met if rough seas continue.
Work on the project at Boca Raton’s north beach started March 23. The dredge was forced to stop pumping sand March 25 because of strong winds.
“We had to pull off because of the weather. We hope to start back as soon as the winds calm down,” said Jennifer Bistyga, engineer…Continue
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who retired after more than 10 years of working in maintenance.…Continue
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Jim McCormick (left) and Bobby Jurovaty are sworn in as aldermen.
By Dan Moffett
Briny Breezes is considering joining with neighboring communities in a plan to install a network of security cameras that would photograph the license plates of motorists driving on A1A.
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The Plate: Chicken Breast Wrap
The Place: Chris’ Taverna, 4774 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach; 223-2868 or christaverna.com
The Price: $9.75
The Skinny: Our culinary advice this month to folks on the barrier island: go west.
Chris’ Taverna’s original location on Lantana Road has been a…
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By Thomas R. Collins
A Senate bill that would give the state more oversight of homeowner associations, and impose a $4-per-year fee on every parcel to pay for it, has drawn opposition from an area alliance of property owner associations, which says the measure is unnecessary.
The bill (SB 1348) proposed by Sen. Alan Hays, a Republican from Umatilla in north central Florida, says “it is necessary to provide regulatory oversight of such associations to…Continue
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By Mary Thurwachter
A poll of Hypoluxo Island property owners by the town of Lantana showed 60 percent favored extending a natural gas line to the island. But not everyone was happy with the result or the voting process.
Many islanders appeared at the March 10 Lantana Town Council meeting to express their concerns. The town, anticipating a big turnout, brought in extra chairs and even set up bleachers outside. The bleachers weren’t necessary, but…Continue
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The city has won the right to force Waste Management Inc., to competitively bid for the right to serve the city after a judge ruled the city broke its own rules when it approved a 10-year, $65 million, no-bid contract with the waste hauler in 2012.
That means the city can seek bids from other waste haulers in an effort to get a better deal for taxpayers.
Mayor Cary Glickstein and Commissioner Shelly Petrolia campaigned in 2013 promising that if…Continue
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By Mary Thurwachter
During the first week in March, Gov. Rick Scott signed off on the sale of A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana to a Boca Raton developer for more than $15 million.
“Now it is in the private sector and the devil is in the details,” said Mayor Dave Stewart at the town’s March 10 City Council meeting.
Developer Ken Endelson, of Southeast Legacy Investments, and urban planners are drawing up plans to develop the 80-acre…Continue
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Chris Carter Davies grew up on the Jersey shore watching her mom be an active community member
and volunteer. Now she does the same thing as a Gulf Stream resident of the South Florida shore.
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By Steve Plunkett
The old Boynton Beach high school will be a part of the city’s future at least a little longer.
City commissioners decided to keep the school’s local historic designation April 1 but restored its land-use designation to public and private governmental/institutional.
The commission in 2013 changed the parcel’s land use to mixed use to accommodate architect Juan Contin’s plan to turn the school into an event and destination…Continue
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Sacred Heart student Martina McManus, below with her mom, Kathleen, took this
prize-winning photo at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
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By Ron Hayes
MANALAPAN — Robert P. Strauss loved his family, opera, ballet, museums — and the town he called home for 27 years.
“My father truly loved being in Manalapan,” his daughter, Kimberly Strauss, recalled recently. “He and my mother took a lot of pride in being here, knew all about the town, knew their neighbors. He took a lot of personal pride in helping out any way he could.”…Continue
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The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa strives to maintain the same great service
and amenities from its days as a Ritz-Carlton.…Continue
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SOUTH PALM BEACH — Natalie A. Kahler of South Palm Beach passed away on Feb. 5. She was 86.
Mrs. Kahler was born May 21, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio. Shortly after World War II, she was vacationing with her parents, in Hollywood, Fla. As she was strolling with her baby sister at the beach, she met the man who would become her husband, Walter Kahler.Continue
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A cement truck travels through the intersection of East Royal Palm Way and Southeast First Avenue
on the east side of a new apartment complex being built by Kast Construction for Ram Residential.
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