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Delray, Boynton join Boca with over 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Delray Beach and Boynton Beach both have joined Boca Raton in the growing club of municipalities with 100 or more reported cases of coronavirus.
Boynton had 117 cases by afternoon April 2 and Delray had 100. Boca posted 135 cases.
The three cities' combined total was nearly half of Palm Beach County's 737 cases.
West Palm Beach was the only other city in the county to pass the three-digit threshold, with 109 cases.

— Steve Plunkett

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Boca Raton: Municipal services worker saves woman in canal

By Mary Hladky

Shawn Turner was driving on Military Trail near Camino Real on Feb. 23 when he saw a white Kia Soul partly submerged in a canal.

The city municipal services employee didn’t hesitate, stripping off his sweatpants and jumping into the water.

Turner quickly saw that Molly Pedrone, 34, was incapacitated behind the wheel. He pushed down the window, squeezed into the car and released her…

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Ocean Ridge: Developer claims ownership of Ocean Ridge canal

By Dan Moffett

Developer William Swaim has opened a new front in his quest to conquer the submerged lands of Ocean Ridge.

After battling in court for six years with the town and Wellington Arms condo owners over property rights in the lagoon behind Town Hall, Swaim is focusing on the Sabal Island neighborhoods farther north now.

In January, some two dozen homeowners on North Ocean Boulevard, Sabal…

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Delray Beach: Newcomer ousts one incumbent as another retains commission seat

By Jane Smith

Newcomer Juli Casale edged incumbent Bill Bathurst in the Delray Beach City Commission elections for Seat 2.

Casale, who ran a grass-roots campaign that raised $34,963, won by 106 votes on March 17.

In comparison,…

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Along the Coast: Design for Glades interchange alarms Boca Raton staff, council

The city of Boca Raton is raising concerns about the safety of the proposed ‘diverging diamond interchange’ at Glades Road and Interstate 95. Rendering provided

By Steve…

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Be A Coastal Star

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Empty reality of virus fallout hits home: In two short weeks, businesses go from flush to famished

The typically bustling scene at Max’s Grille is just a backdrop for a single bicyclist in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park. Max’s closed in reaction to the coronavirus threat. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Mary Hladky

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Delray Beach: Restoration of reclaimed water service pushed back to end of month

In an effort to help Delray Beach residents who have been without reclaimed water for weeks, employees like Curtis Duscan (center) and city contractors Clay Carroll (left) and Anthony Coates have started watering lawns on the barrier island. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star…

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Coastal Stars: Boca couple cherishes people connections in support of arts, kids

Dr. Evan and Stacey Packer stand in front of a painting by Marin Majic inside their Boca Raton home.  The Packers served as co-chairs of the 70th Anniversary Gala for the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star…

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Delray Beach: Standard safeguards usually stop mix of drinking, recycled water

By Rich Pollack

Using reclaimed water for irrigation, especially in coastal communities, is generally a safe and economical way to keep lawns green and shrubs and flowers healthy.

As what happened with a few homes in Delray Beach…

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Highland Beach: Town commission reaffirms its stance against anti-semitism

By Rich Pollack

Responding in part to an incident where anti-Semitic words and gestures were aimed at an out-of-town visitor, town commissioners last month unanimously passed a resolution denouncing “hateful acts of intolerance.”

Championed by departing Mayor Rhoda Zelniker, the resolution reaffirms Highland Beach’s position in condemning anti-Semitism as well as any other form of bigotry and hate.…

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Sworn In: Highland Beach Town Hall — March 24

Highland Beach has a new mayor and a new town commissioner. In a short meeting last month, with attendance limited to just 10 people because of the coronavirus threat, departing mayor      Rhoda Zelniker handed the gavel to new Mayor Doug Hillman — but only after it had been cleaned with sanitizing…

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Boca Raton: Singer hosts online party to watch election success

Snapping a selfie of himself, Mayor Scott Singer enjoyed a safe celebration at home. Photo provided

By Mary Hladky

Mayor Scott Singer handily won re-election on March 17, trouncing repeat challenger Bernard Korn.…

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Boca Raton: City's COVID-19 cases first in county to top 100

By Mary Hladky

 The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Boca Raton jumped to 103 on March 31, cementing the fact that the county’s southernmost city is so far seeing a higher rate of infection than other cities.

 But Boca Raton’s coronavirus status is not surprising, since the city sits immediately north of Broward County, which initially was the most severely impacted county in Florida. Miami-Dade County has since…

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Along the Coast: COVID-19 Cases

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Summer Camp Guide

Due to the current uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic, all schedules and information are subject to change. Some organizations may add camps, some may cancel camps and some may change schedules, pricing and other important details. Although we will try to update this list as information becomes available, please check the status of all summer camps with the camp organizers. Their contact information is…

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Added by Mary Kate Leming on March 25, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Boca Helping Hands cancels Monopoly fundraiser

Boca Helping Hands has cancelled its annual Monopoly Event & Casino Night due to coronavirus. The event was schedule for April 18.

The cancellation comes “in light of the CDC’s recommendation to cancel large in-person events,” according to a news release. The release said that in place of the Monopoly event, Boca Helping Hands “is planning a ‘non-event,’ which will provide an alternative way to support the organization’s operations and mission.” Details of the "non-event " were…

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Election Results: Boca Raton

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Election Results: Lantana

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