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Highland Beach: Town scurries to debunk email blast on water quality

By Rich Pollack

For months, town residents who read an email from the Committee to Save Highland Beach had to wonder if tap water was safe to drink — or even bathe in.

Now, town officials, the state Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are confirming that Highland Beach’s water not only meets safety standards but far exceeds them.

Reports filed with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County show lead in the water…

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Along the Coast: Bomber’s crash saddens Highland Beach veteran who flew on one

During its January visit to Boca Raton, John Bury told children about his World War II missions on a similar B-17. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

Over nearly 15 years, John Bury had become very familiar with…

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Obituary: E. Donald Morando

By Sallie James

HIGHLAND BEACH — E. Donald Morando was a devoted father, a World War II veteran and a mechanical engineer whose life was a tribute to the enduring appeal of chocolate and cherries.

The Highland Beach resident and longtime owner of the Queen Anne Candy Co. died on Oct. 15 after a lengthy illness. He was 94.

His…

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Boca Raton: Beach & Park District, Koski sever their working relationship

By Steve Plunkett



Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners parted ways — at least temporarily — with Art Koski, their former longtime lawyer and executive director, but said they would negotiate a new contract to keep him on as a consultant.

“I don’t see how we can just not have someone to fall back on like Mr. Koski,” District Chair Susan Vogelgesang said.…

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Boca Raton: City sends district detailed plan on how to build golf course

By Steve Plunkett



The impasse between the city and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District over the planned Boca National golf course showed few signs in October of abating.

Briann Harms, the district’s executive director, told commissioners at their Oct. 21 meeting that even though they abandoned a proposed 19.4% increase in property taxes Oct. 1 and adopted the previous year’s rate, “there is the potential still” to borrow money without city…

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Manalapan: Family-run John G's sold to Boca couple

 By Jan Norris

            A shocker for diners in South County: Wendy Yarbrough confirms she’s sold the family restaurant: John G’s.

            The deal took place over the weekend, and the new owners of the Manalapan eatery are already on site, eager to learn the breakfast-lunch business that has held a place in so many residents’ memories for so long.

            “Don’t make me cry,” Yarbrough said by phone. “It was…

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Boca Raton: We can’t legally sell Ocean Strand, district learns

By Steve Plunkett

The undeveloped Ocean Strand parcel, 15 acres straddling State Road A1A from the Atlantic to the Intracoastal Waterway, cannot be sold, its owner has been told.

“The expressed intent under our special act is to acquire, operate and maintain beach and park property. Noticeably absent from our enumerated powers is the power to sell or to convey,” Jacob Horowitz, a lawyer for the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, told district…

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2019 Season Preview: Film

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2019 Season Preview: Books

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2019 Season Preview: Art

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2019 Season Preview: Dance

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2019 Season Preview: Jazz

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2019 Season Preview: Opera

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2019 Season Preview: Classical

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2019 Season Preview: Pop Music

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2019 Season Preview: Theater

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Boca Raton: City may subsidize Uber, Lyft rides downtown

By Mary Hladky

After trying for three years to provide free transportation around the downtown, City Council members have hit on another way to make it available: subsidizing the use of Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services.

They floated the idea on Sept. 9 after council member Andrea O’Rourke expressed concern that the winter season is fast approaching but no shuttle service is available to year-round…

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Boca Raton: Virgin Trains offers to limit development to station, garage

Although Virgin Trains officials have set aside for now their plans to develop land around their proposed Boca Raton station, this rendering shows what city-owned land they previously had wanted to lease for a station and parking garage or have the option to purchase for potential development. Rendering…

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Boca Raton: Council member withdraws resolutions targeting guns

By Mary Hladky

City Council member Monica Mayotte has backed off an effort to pass two resolutions supporting gun control measures after her council colleagues voiced concerns about wading into partisan political waters. The resolutions would have expressed City Council support for background checks on all gun sales and so-called red flag laws.

Mayotte drew support at a Sept. 23 council workshop from Andrea…

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Boca’s Ballroom Battle Boca Raton Resort & Club — Sept. 20

Eight community leaders danced for dollars during the 12th annual Boca’s Ballroom Battle,  modeled after Dancing With the Stars. Dancers, who were paired with professionals from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Boca Raton, raised more than $640,000 for the George Snow Scholarship Fund, which grants four-year college scholarships to local students. The fund has granted more than $12.1 million in…

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