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Boca Raton: New judge to set suspended mayor's trial date

By Mary Hladky

Attorneys are still aiming for suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie to go to trial in October on public corruption charges, but no date was set at an April 15 court hearing.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey Gillen will be taking over the case from Judge Glenn Kelley, and both Assistant State Attorney Brian Fernandes and Haynie’s criminal defense attorney Bruce Zimet asked to allow Gillen to set the trial…

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Along the Coast: It’s a struggle to get derelict boats off water

Harry Patten says this sailboat has been anchored at the north end of Lake Boca since 2017. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard

Living in a waterfront home is a privilege.

But living with a water view can lead to unwanted neighbors when boaters pull…

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Delray Beach: ‘Art barge’ lacks visual appeal for some neighbors

Artist Bill DeBilzan’s barge was moved to this private dock south of the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lantana in late March.

DeBilzan said he would leave it there temporarily until he decided where to move the barge. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

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Coastal Star: Longtime Faulk Center volunteer helps widows, widowers move forward

Fran Rosenheck of Boca Raton, a Florida-licensed clinical social worker, has volunteered at the Faulk Center for Counseling (above) for the past 21 years. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Linda Haase

We’re not supposed to tell secrets, but Fran Rosenheck just can’t…

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Editor’s Note: Gun-proof your home against suicidal impulse

Let’s talk about suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is one death by suicide every 12 minutes in the United States. Every 12 minutes, someone’s pain is so severe they can’t fathom any other way out of it and every 12 minutes friends and family are shattered by that decision.

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in our country. Among ages 10-32, it’s the second-leading cause of death.

And firearms are the most common method of suicide.…

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Lantana: Pilot recalls life inside a celebrated blimp

Lantana resident Don Ploskunak was one of the first airship pilots to cover sporting events. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Stephen Moore

Don Ploskunak’s flying infatuation began 70 years ago when he would stare and wonder as crop dusters sprayed the Ohio farm fields…

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Ocean Ridge: Commission approves mass alert system for emergencies

By Dan Moffett

Ocean Ridge commissioners are hoping to have a mass public notification system up and running before the hurricane season begins in June.

The commission unanimously approved on April 1 a proposal by the Massachusetts-based company CivicPlus to install the alert system in the town for $2,065, with an annual renewal charge of $965.

With the CivicPlus technology, officials will be able to rapidly send alerts to the town’s residents by text,…

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Ocean Ridge: Lucibella files appeal; Plesnik pushes ahead with civil suit

By Steve Plunkett



Court transcribers are busily typing what they anticipate will be 1,800 pages detailing former Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella’s recent criminal trial.

Lucibella, 65, is appealing…

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Along the Coast: Prospect of second Tri-Rail station in Boca Raton all but dead

By Mary Hladky

The possibility of a second Tri-Rail station in Boca Raton has all but evaporated.

Steven Abrams, executive director of the South Florida Regional Transit Authority, which operates Tri-Rail, told the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations on March 5 that the idea is on permanent hold.

Tri-Rail began considering a second Boca Raton stop in 2007, and the idea got traction when a coalition of landowners near the Town Center mall proposed…

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Delray Beach: Why can’t Delray keep city managers?

Related Stories: Leadership timeline | Interim manager making progress on city reorganization

By Rich Pollack and Jane…

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Delray Beach: Interim manager making progress on city reorganization

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Briny Breezes: Opera singer keeps it simple, sails through anthem without a hitch

Briny Breezes resident Martin Poock, a professional opera singer, belts out The Star-Spangled Banner during a Houston Astros-Washington Nationals spring training game at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Rachel O’Hara/The Coastal Star

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Delray Beach: Leadership timeline

2013

Jan. 3 David Harden retires after 22 years as city manager. Douglas Smith, assistant city manager, becomes interim city manager.

Outgoing mayor Woodie McDuffie resigns after running unsuccessfully for county Supervisor of Elections. Vice Mayor Tom Carney becomes acting mayor.

Commissioners are Angie Gray, Al Jacquet and Adam Frankel. Christina Morrison is appointed to…

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South Palm Beach: Weissman, LeRoy win council seats

Mark Weissman, a newcomer to the South Palm Beach council, is sworn in. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett

Former state Rep. Mark Weissman and incumbent Bill LeRoy claimed the two contested seats on the South Palm Beach Town Council in the March 12 municipal…

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Letter to the Editor: Church festival wrong place for alcohol sales

As a business owner on George Bush Boulevard in Delray Beach, I would like to share my concerns about St. Vincent’s Church festival that takes place each spring.

To the best of my knowledge this event is a family outing. I don’t feel that the serving of alcoholic beverages (not just beer) is appropriate at an event such as this.

I’m sure you are aware of all the drug and alcoholic treatment centers here in Delray. This event made it very easy…

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Letter to the Editor: Voters made choices for towns’ futures

During the March municipal elections, our coastal residents’ voices were heard, not only in candidate selection, but on significant issues that affected their town. Sometimes, we need to allow our residents to directly express their opinions on specific impactful issues and not just rely on commissions that are narrowly split over divisive issues.

Both Ocean Ridge and Highland Beach had referendums on their ballots allowing the residents to have that voice, and…

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Pups on the Plaza Plaza del Mar, Manalapan — March 9

About 100 dog fans attended a fundraising event that included vendors, animal rescue organizations, a live DJ and an auction with prizes valued at more than $3,000. Costumed dogs competed in multiple categories on the red-carpet runway. Pups on the Plaza was conceived and coordinated by Sally Ott and Stacy Beck of…

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South Palm Beach: Town looks for lobbyist despite demise of beach project

By Dan Moffett

South Palm Beach council members are looking for a lobbyist to get behind their beach project. Never mind that they don’t have a beach project to get behind.

The plan to stabilize the town’s shoreline with concrete groins fell apart in February when county officials pulled out their support because of soaring costs and opposition from neighbors to the south.

That left South Palm Beach scrambling to find an alternative project that would do…

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South Palm Beach: Pelican rescue

Retired avian veterinarian Greg Harrison holds a pelican found March 2 in front of the Dune Deck Condominium. A South Palm Beach resident, Harrison observed the bird for some time and intervened when it became obvious the bird was ill. After he called several rescue organizations, which were unable to provide pickup service, a…

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Gulf Stream: Town officials negotiate lower rise in trash bills

By Steve Plunkett

Savvy negotiating by town officials will save each Gulf Stream household about $60 on trash pickup this year.

Waste Management, which has collected the town’s garbage since 1993, first demanded $38 a month, up 25 percent, to extend the contract five years. Town Manager Greg Dunham and Staff Attorney Trey Nazzaro talked the company down to $33 a month, about a 6 percent increase.…

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