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Meet Your Neighbor: John Ross

Highland Beach resident John Ross galvanized voters’ opposition to proposals that called for spending up to $45 million on improvements along A1A. ‘No was the message,’ he said of the idea for the shirts. ‘It just said it.’ Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Delray Beach: Pickleball boom threatens park space for lawn bowlers

ABOVE: Arnie Kass of Boynton Beach has been lawn bowling for more than 10 years and is a member of the Delray Beach Lawn Bowling Club, which plays at Veterans Park. The club dates to 1963. BELOW: A wooden board with players’ names serves as a schedule of matches. Photos by Tim Stepien/The…

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Lantana: Restaurant parking requirements reduced

By Mary Thurwachter

Lantana is revising its parking requirements for restaurants, reducing the number of parking spots by slightly more than half in an effort to attract more businesses to the downtown.

At its April 8 meeting, Town Council members voted to decrease the number from 25 spaces per 1,000 square feet gross floor area to 12 spaces.

For fast food restaurants, the number of required spaces will go from 10 spaces per 1,000 square feet GFA to four,…

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Obituary: Dorothy S. Henck

OCEAN RIDGE — Dorothy Stumfoll Henck died April 12 at her home in Stamford, Conn. She was 64.

She was born Feb. 22, 1955, in New York City.  She and her older sister, Kathy, were raised by Robert and Gertrude Stumfoll in Fair Lawn, N.J. 

On April 16, 1977, she married Robert Edwin Henck in Scarsdale, N.Y. After moving to Stamford in 1979, Mrs. Henck worked more than 20 years with Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group.

Stamford is also where they reared their two sons, Robert and…

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Delray Beach: City grapples with short- and long-term fixes for stormwater

The Thomas Street station pumps water back into the Intracoastal Waterway through an outflow pipe nearly a foot wide. It toggles on and off for three-minute bursts when water levels are elevated during high tide and heavy rain. The city has set aside $892,500 for a short-term improvement to the station in the next 18 months.…

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Wall Art: Artists transform tunnels at beach park

Tom D’Auria paints a roseate spoonbill on the beach side of the Middle Tunnel at Spanish River Park. With other artists set to  work on the South Tunnel this month, the public art project will be complete. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Obituary: Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor, here with his wife, Bernadine, helped found the BBC-8 TV channel in Briny Breezes and led the charge to build the ocean clubhouse. He was also a carver who led the Chiselers woodworking club. Photo provided

By Ron Hayes

BRINY BREEZES — Jack Taylor first…

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Highland Beach: County weighs its options for Milani Park

Lucia Milani sold the property to the county years ago with the intent that it would become a park as a way to honor her late husband. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack 

The weathered sign at the south end of…

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Business Spotlight: Rolls-Royce and Bentley presidents help Braman dedicate new dealership

Posing in a Rolls-Royce with its rear-facing doors was a popular pastime. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Christine Davis

Martin Fritsches, president of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and Christophe Georges, president and CEO of Bentley Motors, came to town to help…

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Boca Raton: Business district proposed to fund new trolley downtown

By Mary Hladky

Boca Raton City Council members are considering creating a Business Improvement District financed by downtown businesses to make improvements in the downtown.

The idea has been in the works since 2012 but moved forward on April 22 when council…

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Boca Raton: Dell computer billionaire buying Boca Resort & Club

The Boca Raton Resort & Club, built in 1926, now has 1,047 rooms. Photo provided

By Mary Hladky

Dell computer company founder Michael S. Dell intends to buy the Boca Raton Resort & Club, becoming the eighth owner…

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Boca Raton: Environmental board rejects variance for coastal project

By Steve Plunkett

The owner of the vacant beachfront lot at 2500 N. Ocean Blvd. had a different lawyer and different experts from those representing a vacant lot two parcels north but got the same result — a recommendation to deny permission to build anything seaward of the Coastal Construction Control Line.

Attorney Neil Schiller, representing property owner Natural Lands LLC, told Boca Raton’s Environmental…

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Boca Raton: City narrowly OKs apartment project amid worries about traffic

By Mary Hladky

Suspense was high as residents jammed the City Council chambers on April 8 to find out whether elected officials would approve or deny a developer’s plans to build 346 luxury apartments and retail buildings on the southwest edge of the downtown.

The proposal by FCI Residential Corp., a subsidiary of sugar producer Florida Crystals Corp., to redevelop a blighted 9.1-acre shopping center site at 171 W.…

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Boca Bash: Lake Boca Raton — April 28

ABOVE: Hundreds of boats crowd into Lake Boca for the 2019 Boca Bash. Although it’s not sanctioned by the city, the party has become an annual spring ritual. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman said FWC officers made 13 arrests on charges of boating while…

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Boca Raton: City wants court to dismiss drowning lawsuit

By Mary Hladky

The city has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it after Francis Roselin drowned during Boca Bash last year.

Before being reported missing, Roselin, 32, of West Palm Beach, was last seen swimming in Lake Boca on April 29, 2018, during the popular boating party. His body was found five hours later at the bottom of the lake.

Tamekia Rich, the mother of Roselin’s…

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Boca Raton: Free parking spaces are on the way out

By Mary Hladky

More parking meters are coming to the downtown.

But first, new meters replacing outdated ones will be installed in July.

The city soon will ink a deal that will allow drivers to use the free smartphone app to pay for parking at the new meters. The ParkMobile app can alert users when time on a meter is about to run out, and lets them extend the time.

Kiosks…

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Boca Raton: Quick decisions made on council roles

Continuity reigned as Boca Raton City Council members decided on their leaders at an April 8 organizational meeting.

They unanimously voted that Jeremy Rodgers should continue in his role as deputy mayor. Andrea O’Rourke nominated him, and Andy Thomson seconded her motion at the five-minute meeting.

But that vote happened after Monica Mayotte nominated her political ally O’Rourke. The effort failed when no one seconded her motion.…

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Highland Beach: Town seeks refund from referendum consultant

By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach wants some of its money back from the organization it contracted with for help with three major improvement proposals that failed to get voter approval.

Following the overwhelming defeat of an up to $45 million bond issue referendum in March, town commissioners have fired off a letter to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council saying Highland Beach will not pay the remaining…

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Highland Beach: Town elevates financial board chairman to be vice mayor

Greg Babij is sworn in to the vice mayor’s job after the Town Commission selected him over Doug Hillman. The term has almost a year to run. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

It took more than three hours of…

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Boca Raton: Golfers urge teamwork between city, district on new course

By Steve Plunkett

A 17-page letter from City Hall probing development phases and finances for the planned Boca National Golf Course has set off a storm of anger and frustration in Boca Raton’s golf community.

Deputy City Manager George Brown’s 36 questions to the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District ranged from simple (Is a lightning detection/warning system included in the design?) to troubling (Is the…

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