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Boynton Beach: City prepares kapok tree for moving

The kapok tree to be moved sits just east of the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum on Ocean Avenue. It will be sold or wind up on other city-owned land. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Jane Smith

Boynton Beach will save the kapok tree on Ocean Avenue property that it sold…

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Lantana Airport: Frankel finds funds to offset losses from flight restrictions

By Rich Pollack

President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach have hurt businesses operating out of the Palm Beach County Park Airport, better known as the Lantana Airport.

Now, thanks in large part to U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, some of those aviation-related businesses may be receiving federal dollars to help cover revenue lost because of Air Force One flights into the area.

Frankel announced last month a $3.5 million grant…

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Along the Coast: Local donors ensure that athletes have blazers fit for men

Atlantic football players join donors who raised money to put them in new blazers for signing day. Macy’s provided the jackets and most of the funding. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Janis Fontaine

The issues football coach T.J. Jackson deals with at Delray…

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Business Spotlight: Lord & Taylor chief ‘listening’ in effort to assure Boca store’s future

Lord & Taylor President Vanessa LeFebvre visits the Mizner Park store last month before hosting a luncheon to outline changes and seek feedback on how the store can improve. She heard no criticisms from the people who spoke. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Business Spotlight: Builders break ground for Intracoastal fourplex in Delray

Owners and associates from Seaside Builders and Premier Estate Properties celebrate their teamwork on Cove 4 at 344 Venetian Drive, one of several properties Seaside is developing in the neighborhood. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Christine Davis

Cove…

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Along the Coast: I-95 construction underway to accommodate toll lanes

By Steve Plunkett

Construction has begun to replace Interstate 95’s bridge over the Hillsboro Canal, South Palm Beach County’s key high-speed conduit to Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale and points south.

Work on the northbound I-95 bridge started Feb. 4, with demolition and dredging expected to last three to four months and construction another eight months. A second phase, for the median in both directions, will follow and also take a year. The third phase, for…

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Boca Raton: Council denies zoning variance for beach side duplex

Audience members listen before the Boca Council makes its final vote to reject the variance for the duplex. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

Living up to…

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Highland Beach: Commission tells manager to speak for town

Goal is to stop clashing messages, redundant legal fees

By Rich Pollack

 In an effort to reduce confusion and communicate more efficiently, the Highland Beach Town Commission in February established a list of rules that govern its interactions with outside agencies, town staff and boards and with the town attorney.…

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Boca Raton: $27.6M estimate to build course will face review

By Steve Plunkett

The new Boca National Golf Club will cost taxpayers a whopping $27.6 million to build, on top of the $24 million being paid for the land.

The construction price, which Greater Boca Raton Beach…

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Highland Beach: Two candidates contend for one commission seat

Highland Beach voters will go to the polls on March 12 to elect a commissioner for a three-year term.

Evalyn David

Personal: 69; bachelor’s and LLM (master of law) in taxation…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 27, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments

Highland Beach: Three ballot questions face residents

By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach residents will once again be voting at the Highland Beach Public Library when they go to the polls March 12. 

In addition to selecting a town commissioner, voters will be asked to authorize the Town Commission to issue bonds for three projects that would be done in conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation’s proposed improvements on State Road A1A within the next four…

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Boca Raton: City takes step toward allowing marijuana dispensaries

By Steve Plunkett

The possibility of medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Boca Raton inched toward becoming reality at the City Council’s Feb. 25 workshop.

Council members unanimously told city staff to begin drafting regulations to allow such retail shops.

Council member Monica Mayotte noted that 70 percent of city residents voted for the constitutional amendment that permits medical…

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Boca Raton: Glades Plaza owners get OK to upgrade Northwest 19th Street for pedestrians

By Mary Hladky

Northwest 19th Street in Midtown will get a makeover.

The Boca Raton City Council at its meeting Feb. 26 supported a proposal by the two corporate owners of Glades Plaza to improve the street that bisects the retail center. Its tenants include Starbucks, Abe & Louie’s restaurant, Orangetheory Fitness and TooJay’s Gourmet Deli.

The Glades Plaza owners approached the city with…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 27, 2019 at 10:11am — No Comments

Highland Beach: Memorial bench a subtle addition to library’s consoling power

Richard Kaplan says the library bench that remembers his granddaughter Meadow Pollack and the 16 other victims of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High helps him focus on fond memories of Meadow. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Obituary: Angela Madden

BOCA RATON — Angela Madden, who with her husband, Thomas J. Madden, created and operated TransMedia Group, one of America’s leading international public relations firms, died Feb. 24 at her home in Boca Raton after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.  She was 78.

The firm she and her…

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Boca Raton: Blog opens council member to questioning in Crocker lawsuit

By Mary Hladky

Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Howard K. Coates Jr. has ruled that Boca Raton City Council member Andrea O’Rourke can be questioned by attorneys for Crocker Partners as part of the legal battle between the developer and the city over redevelopment of Midtown.

Crocker Partners also had sought to depose Mayor Scott Singer, Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers and other high-ranking city officials.…

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Highland Beach: Debate revs up after split vote to keep referendum on ballot

Related Story: Three ballot questions face residents

By Rich Pollack

With an election set for March 12, proponents and opponents of three Highland Beach referendum issues ramped up their…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on February 27, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Take a Look Inside: Eight of Delray Beach’s most beautiful coastal homes will be open to view during annual tour

Something new has been added to the Delray Beach Home Tour this year — outside art. Plein-air  artists will set up easels around the featured homes.

“The artists can paint whatever they wish, the houses or people going to look at them,” said event co-chairwoman Kari Shipley. “It really makes for a nice outing.”…

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Book It! Polo Club Boca Raton — Jan. 24

The Delray Beach Public Library’s luncheon with author India Hicks drew more than 300 attendees, who enjoyed champagne, a raffle with prizes and a meet-and-greet with Hicks. She is a best-selling author, designer and mother of five who also has an eponymous lifestyle brand. Her late father is famed interior decorator…

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony: Lynn University, Boca Raton — Feb. 7

Lynn University unveiled its largest campus project — the Christine E. Lynn University Center — and donors and friends stepped inside the building for the first time. The center is designed with thoughtful details to elevate the student experience — a key priority in the university’s strategic plan.…

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