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Ocean Ridge: Yannuzzi agrees to resign as chief

Ocean Ridge Police Chief, Chris Yannuzzi, addresses the standing-room-only audience during a special meeting Jan. 15.

Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Dan Moffett

      A tumultuous week of anger and allegation…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 16, 2015 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Ocean Ridge: Yannuzzi on the way out as Ocean Ridge chief

WPTV Report with audio excerpts

By Dan Moffett

Ocean Ridge town commissioners appear poised to fire Police Chief Chris Yannuzzi at Monday's commission meeting.…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 9, 2015 at 5:30pm — 22 Comments

Highland Beach: Town Manager steps downs

By Rich Pollack

Highland Beach Town Manager Kathleen Weiser agreed to leave her position immediately on Jan. 6 in return for a severance package that includes 20 weeks of pay valued at close to  $53,000.

Commissioners, in a 4-1 vote, accepted the agreement, with Vice Mayor Ron Brown dissenting.

Weiser, who served as town manager since 2011, came under fire from some commissioners following a negative Palm Beach County Inspector General’s…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 7, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Boynton Beach: Arrests confirm residents’ fears

By Willie Howard

    Two women were arrested in the penthouse of the Marina Village condominium at Boynton Harbor Marina on Dec. 12 after meeting an undercover police officer in the parking garage and offering him sex and drugs.

    According to a Boynton Beach police report, an undercover officer called a woman who arranged for him to meet her that Friday afternoon in the Marina Village parking garage.

    The woman, later identified as Samantha Marx, 27,…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

Obituary: Orlando Sivitilli

By Ron Hayes

OCEAN RIDGE — As a boy in the tiny mountain village of Pietracamela, Italy, 90 miles east of Rome, Orlando Sivitilli learned to love the warmth of a good story well told.

“The snow could be 8 feet high, so people there gathered indoors, kept warm around the fireplace and amused each other with tales of the past,” remembers Liliane Sivitilli, his wife of 53 years.…


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Obituary: Dennis Sheridan

By Rich Pollack

HIGHLAND BEACH —    Funeral services were held Dec. 15 for Highland Beach Town Commissioner Dennis Sheridan, who died Dec. 11 following a recent illness. He was 77.

Mr. Sheridan was elected to the Town Commission in 2011 and served three years before being re-elected in March of this year.

    A licensed funeral director…


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Obituary: Joseph Anthony Boscove

By Steven J. Smith

    HIGHLAND BEACH — Joseph Boscove made his mark as a career engineer with technology giant IBM. But his daughter, Joy Boscove, said his friendliness, generosity of spirit and the ability to guide her and her siblings in life were the endearing traits for which she will always remember him.

     “He was the nicest man I knew…


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Boynton Beach: Neighboring businesses oppose parking garage fee at Marina

Charterboat captains listen to a presentation by CRA staff on Dec. 9.  Photos by Jerry Lower and Willie Howard/The Coastal Star



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Meet Your Neighbor: Glenn Chapman

Glenn Chapman enjoys working a stone’s throw from his home and family. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

     Every day as he headed to the office, Dr. Glenn Chapman drove by the two-story building on State Road A1A, just a stone’s throw from his home in the county pocket across the street.

    Then, not long ago, Chapman…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on January 1, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Lantana: Beach parking lot will have new lights

By Mary Thurwachter

    Last year, Lantana completed a drainage and paving improvement project for the parking lot at the beach. This year, new light poles will be added.

    At the Dec. 18 Lantana Town Council meeting, a $48,000 contract with Municipal Lighting Systems Inc. for 16 new light poles and fixtures was approved.

    The rusty old poles, which had to be removed for the paving project, couldn’t be reused, said Town Manager Deborah Manzo.



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Gulf Stream: Worker struck, killed crossing A1A in rainstorm

By Rich Pollack

    A long-time employee of the Gulf Stream Bath & Tennis Club was struck by a car and killed as she crossed State Road A1A during a heavy rainstorm.

    Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Mariana Jean, 65, of Delray Beach, who according to police had worked at the club for more than 20 years, left shortly after 4 p.m. on Dec. 26. The accident occurred as she was walking toward her car, parked near tennis courts on the west side of North…


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Business Spotlight: Diagnosis led to development of new specialty bakery

Joey Weiss started Joey’s Home Bakery — Gluten Free in Boynton Beach — because her husband,

Victor, has celiac disease that makes him allergic to gluten.  Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Pike

    Urgent necessity, Spanish author Miguel de…


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