Revelers enjoy their beer during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Delray Beach. The city wants to ban alcohol from next year’s parade. Local businesses want to limit events such as the parade that closes Atlantic Avenue to traffic. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…Continue
The annual Walk of Recognition, presented by the Boca Raton Historical Society, added new stars at a ceremony on May 9 under the Mizner statue at Royal Palm Place. The new stars are for Mike Arts and Barbara and Irving Gutin. Arts was president of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for…Continue
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By Rich Pollack
Highland Beach’s first new high-rise condominium in more than a decade is one step closer to being built,…
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By Steve Pike
Pete Dye took one hand off the steering wheel of his golf cart and pointed to a patch of torn-up ground.
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By Rich Pollack
Although the signs of Hurricane Sandy are all but gone and overall the beach in Highland Beach is in good shape, town officials still might want to take steps now to offset potential weather damage in the future, a recent study concluded.
The study, by Coastal Planning and Engineering at a cost of $15,158, found that the northern section of beach along the town’s 2.85 miles of coastline is doing well, thanks in large part to sand from Delray…
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stand at attention during a Memorial Day Observance at the Boca Raton City Cemetery.…Continue
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To everything there is a season.
Tourist season is over, sea turtle season has already started and hurricane season officially begins on June 1. Must be summer.
This time of year our Coastal Star staff takes a bit of a breather and we scale back our production load. As a result, you’ll notice some changes in this month’s edition:
Our Secret Gardens column takes a summer break.
Our Pay It Forward philanthropy calendar merges into the Community Calendar.
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By Rich Pollack
Minutes after being censured for violating bylaws, a member of the Boca Raton Airport Authority abruptly resigned, but not before raising questions about the salaries of airport staff, specifically the airport director.
Dave Freudenberg, a former Boca Raton City Council member wrapping up his two-year term on the authority, told other members he began looking closely at the authority’s budget when the federal government announced it might stop…
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Jaana Moisio with (l-r) Caroline, 7, Lauren, 11, and Moisio’s husband, Tom Bennett. The girls have three piggy banks marked ‘save,’ ‘spend’ and ‘share.’ The ‘save’ money goes to the bank to pay for college and the ‘share’ goes to the Children’s Home Society. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley
On May 15, a perfect spring day, about 30 people…Continue
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By Tim Pallesen
The developer of Atlantic Crossing has hired veteran local architect Bob Currie to redesign the controversial project to win City Commission approval.
Commissioners approved 356 rental apartments on the East Atlantic Avenue property after heated debate last year.
The developer returns before the city this month to get approval for the project site plan and design.
“The difficult challenge with a project this scale is to find an approach…
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By Cheryl Blackerby
Officials in Boca Raton and Delray Beach were surprised and elated when they were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in early May that they will receive long-awaited restoration money for beaches damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Boca Raton will get $4.5 million, which will be used to restore 1.45 miles of the north beach.
And Delray Beach will receive slightly less than that — $4.46 million — to renourish beaches north…
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By Thomas R. Collins
That Tweedle Dee, that Tweedle Dum, that Ku Klux Klan-esque hood labeled “satire,” and a mule labeled “Mayor” on the side of Martin O’Boyle’s house?
They’re “not just paint.”
They’re constitutionally protected free speech, O’Boyle says. And he’s filed a federal lawsuit to keep town officials from making him paint over the cartoons.…
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After a nationwide search, the Wayside House board of directors has named Boca Raton resident Cathy Cohn as the agency’s new executive director. Cohn comes to Wayside House with nearly 30 years of experience in providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in the non-profit sector. As executive director, Cohn will…Continue
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By Steve Plunkett
The City Council quickly disposed of $5,600 in questions the county Office of the Inspector General raised in an audit of city expenses.
Council members voted unanimously that buying food for its three-day goal-setting sessions in May and its budget presentation to the Chamber of Commerce in August serves the public good.
“As you know, the inspector general is going around the county inspecting things, and they have expressed a…
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By Thom Smith
Boca entertainment has never been like this. Bob James and Fourplay one week, followed by Molly Ringwald, then Larry Carlton, with James returning with David Sanborn on June 20 and Steely Dan at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 12. Just what the doctor ordered. …
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celebrated the installation of new officers and a unique designer fashion showing
at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Joining in the celebration were members of the…Continue
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wine, entertainment and door prizes, all for the benefit of the organization’s
Southeast Florida Chapter. Each of the more than 85 guests received a signed…Continue
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