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Painting presentation: John G’s, Plaza del Mar, Manalapan — May 21

Lake Worth artist Gary Orrock presents a painting he did of Tess and John Giragos to the couple’s niece, Susan Costello, at  John G’s Restaurant in Manalapan. Orrock painted the piece in remembrance of the couple who founded John G’s. Their children have managed the…

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Dining: Lantana’s bustling restaurant scene poised for growth

A long-vacant restaurant space on East Ocean Avenue will soon become Ravish. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Jan Norris

Only a tiny stretch of real estate, Lantana’s Ocean Avenue represents a…

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The Plate: A dish that curries much favor

The Plate: Murgh Vindaloo (chicken vindaloo)

The Place: Tanjore, Royal Palm Place, 500 Via De Palmas, Boca Raton; 288-5800 or www.tanjoreusa.com.

The Price: $18

The Skinny: It was a Monday night in Boca and I was starved. I…

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Finding Faith: Boca teen raising money to help San Diego synagogue after shooting

Cameron Newman talks with Shayne Wright of WPBF-TV about helping victims of the shooting at the Chabad of Poway. His Go Fund Me page has raised more than $127,000. Photo provided

By Janis…

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Health Notes: Grant to help FAU study marine products’ use on breast cancer

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute received $801,000 from the Florida Department of Health’s Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to investigate the use of marine natural compounds as potential treatments of triple negative breast cancers. The five-year survival rate for this very aggressive form of breast cancer is about 77 percent compared to 93 percent for other breast cancer types. About 12 percent of breast cancers…

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On the Water: Sargassum a messy challenge for saltwater anglers

Sargassum blankets the boat ramp at Sportsman’s Park in Lantana. The marine algae made it difficult for boat-towing vehicles to get traction.  Willie Howard/The Coastal Star

By Willie Howard…

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Nice wahoo: Caught off Boynton Beach — May 17

Lady K drift boat Capt. Bruce Cyr, left, and mates Ashley Mann and Hernando Castano show the 92-pound wahoo they caught trolling in 90 feet of water off Boynton Beach. The wahoo hit a red-and-black Wahoo Whacker lure. The Lady K is based at Sportsman’s Park in Lantana. Photo provided by Bar Jack…

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Seventh-grade civics field trip: Gulf Stream Town Hall — May 10

As part of their U.S. government class, Gulf Stream School seventh-grade students (l-r) Jake Julien, Katherine Erbstein and Tessa Sorenson address the Gulf Stream Town Commission about changing the driving age for golf carts in town. As part of their class, they had learned that the town follows state regulations on…

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Tots & Teens: Gulf Stream girl to put a face on Type 1 diabetes for lawmakers

Juliet Baum cuts the ribbon for a Type 1 diabetes research fundraising walk in April in Mizner Park. Photo provided

By Janis Fontaine

Watch out, Washington. Juliet Baum is headed your way.

The…

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Delray Beach: Fired manager files suit against city

By Jane Smith

   Ex-Delray Beach City Manager Mark Lauzier sued the city on April 29, claiming his firing was in retaliation for not allowing the mayor to fly her 15-year-old son to Tallahassee at taxpayers’ expense.

   Lauzier was fired by the City Commission at a March 1 public meeting after the city’s internal auditor…

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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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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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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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