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May 2014 Blog Posts (27)

Delray Beach: East Atlantic traffic hazard cited as stoplights temporarily removed

Motorists maneuver through a new four-way stop at Gleason Street on East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The overhead traffic lights have been covered in preparation for temporary removal due to structural concerns. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Tim Pallesen

      Motorists are…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 29, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Urban Outfitters brings national retail to Atlantic Avenue

By Christine Davis

It’s official. Urban Outfitters signed a ten-year lease with EASSA Properties LLP and plans to open by November 1, according to Roxanne Register, CBRE’s Vice President of Retail, who represented EASSA.

Urban Outfitters' new store location will be at 306 E. Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. With 10,954 square feet on two floors, the company will redo the interiors as well as the façade keeping some of the architectural…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

City of Delray Beach Drinking Water Notice

City of Delray Beach Drinking Water Notice …


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 15, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: City moves toward county beach-light law

By Tim Pallesen

    The lights on First Presbyterian’s steeple are among those that must be dimmed, shielded or shut off if Delray Beach adopts the county’s sea turtle protection law.

    Oceanfront businesses and residences also would get darker so sea turtles hatchlings can find their way from the beach to the ocean.

    The strict sea turtle protection law is necessary for the city to be eligible for county money to pay for dune restoration…


Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

Delray Beach: Accidents, traffic already concern neighbors of East Atlantic project

SOURCE: Delray Beach Police.

Map by Bonnie Lallky-Seibert/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

    During the past three years, traffic accidents along a stretch of East Atlantic Avenue have increased, according to a Coastal Star…


Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Orthwein moves aside as Morgan becomes mayor

By Dan Moffett

    Joan Orthwein spent the last two years in the crosshairs of Gulf Stream’s legal battles, serving as the town’s mayor during the stormiest period in its history.

    At the Town Commission’s April 11 meeting, she told a chamber crowded with well-wishers that it was time for someone else to take the helm.



Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Letter to the Editor: Sidewalks and bike lanes are paths to peace

    Twelve years ago, SAFE (Safety As Floridians Expect) led a successful effort in persuading FDOT to build bike lanes and fill in sidewalk gaps in Delray Beach. 

    Since then, pedestrian and bike traffic have increased geometrically along SR A1A in all of Palm Beach County.

    Now, local police departments are giving warning tickets to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists when they violate state laws. However well-intended this activity is, it does not address the root…


Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

Coastal Star: Volunteer wants more people to know about Boca’s ‘best-kept secret’

Bernard Finkelstein was named president and chairman at Florence Fuller Child Development Center.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Ron Hayes

    For 17 years, Bernard Finkelstein worked in Cleveland, Ohio,…


Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

Editor's Note: Confusion about beach access abounds

On April 28, signs remained posted and Manalapan police were warning people

to stay off the beach north of the Boynton Inlet.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

    For four days in April, the…


Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Ocean Ridge: Town sets beach access workshop date

Editor's Note: Confusion about beach access abounds

By Dan Moffett

    Ocean Ridge residents will get their chance to weigh in on a number of contentious public beach access issues at a much-anticipated workshop scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on May 6 in the Town Hall.



Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Along the Coast: Teen makes pelican rescues her own mission

Anastasia Neff, with an injured pelican she managed to save, makes it her goal to rescue and document pelicans.

Photo provided

By Cheryl Blackerby

    An osprey with a fish in its beak flew…


Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Along the Coast: After 5-year lag, PBC adopts Climate Action Plan

By Cheryl Blackerby

    Palm Beach County joined Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in 2009 to present the first Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit. Elected officials from all four counties came together to discuss challenges and strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change.

    So it was a mystery and a subject of discussion at the 2013 summit held in November in Broward, over why Palm Beach County had still not yet signed…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

South Palm Beach: Honor flight makes full, moving day for WWII veteran

By Ron Hayes


    At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, a 90-year-old real estate agent named Woody Gorbach took off from Palm Beach International Airport aboard a US Airways jet, bound for Washington,…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Lantana: Apartment project proposed for Cenacle property

By Mary Thurwachter

    A proposal to redevelop the retreat property owned by the Catholic Cenacle Sisters into a high-end rental community took a step forward on April 23 when the Lantana Planning Commission gave its blessing to a needed zoning change.

    There is a contract on the 10-acre property at 1400 S. Dixie Highway, pending a zoning change from commercial to mixed-use waterfront.

The next hurdle for the buyers, Ocean Ridge developer Jerry Goray…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

Lantana: Town agrees to finance gas line extension

By Mary Thurwachter


   Rather than borrowing money from a bank, the town of Lantana will finance the extension of natural gas lines to Hypoluxo Island using money from its general fund.

    In March, the Town Council directed Town Manager Deborah Manzo to take necessary steps to obtain financing for the design, construction and installation of natural gas lines. After consulting with Lantana Finance Director Stephen Kaplan, Manzo determined that the most…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Boynton Beach/Ocean Ridge: The kids across the bridge

AmeriCorps members Michael Owen, 27, and roommate Cathy Hentschel, 23,

relax with their dogs in their pet-freindly Las Ventanas third floor loft apartment.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star



Added by Chris Felker on May 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Briny Breezes: Town Council wants changes for deputy town clerk

By Dan Moffett

    Briny Breezes Town Council members are trying to figure out how to redefine the deputy clerk’s position so they can offer residents more access to Town Hall services.

    The issue comes down to whether Deputy Town Clerk Lesa Shoeman should continue as an independent contractor — the town’s only one — who has some flexibility over when and where she works, or should she become a town employee who is required to work in Town Hall during…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Boynton Beach: Marina work starts despite legal challenge

ABOVE: A conceptual rendering of the $1.6 million Harbor Master project that is under construction near the fuel dock at Boynton Harbor Marina. Rendering courtesy A.W. Architects.

BELOW: Construction is underway at the Harbor Master building near the fuel docks at Boynton Harbor Marina north of…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

Along the Coast: Dredging contractor pulls out of Boca beach project despite extension

A bulldozer levels the sand escarpment in Ocean Ridge just south of Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park while beachgoers and sea shell collectors enjoy the beach. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Cheryl Blackerby

    In a surprise move by the contractor, dredging on the…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:12am — 1 Comment

Delray Beach: Retiring museum director exhibited a flair for engaging art

Gloria Adams has worked at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square for 25  years, 23 of them as director of the Cornell Museum of Art. Libby Volgyes/The Coastal Star

By Lucy Lazarony

    For 25 years, artist Gloria Adams has brought eclectic and…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on May 1, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

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