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Mary Kate Leming's Blog – July 2012 Archive (12)

Grand Opening of Publix at Sunshine Square


Store Location: Publix at Sunshine Square

501 SE 18th Ave.

Boynton Beach, Florida 33435

(561) 292-4080


Date of Opening: Thursday, August 2, 2012

 Time of Opening: 7 a.m.…


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Closing Fire Station #1 back on agenda in Boynton Beach

By Angie Francalancia

Another budget year approaches in Boynton Beach, and another round of discussions has begun on closing Fire Station #1 that handles calls in Ocean Ridge.

During the second day of Boynton Beach’s budget workshops, Commissioner Steven Holzman said the city could almost balance its fire department budget by closing Station #1 and laying off six of the firefighters that now staff it and moving the other three to Station #4 on Federal Highway…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Delray Beach: Neighbors could be called to testify in Caron sober house trial

By Tim Pallesen

The Caron Foundation wants coastal Delray Beach residents to testify how they blocked Caron’s attempt to house recovering addicts and alcoholics near the ocean.

Caron attorney Jim Green told a federal judge in April that trial testimony will reveal a “a hostile and organized community reaction to our attempt to locate in an affluent area near the ocean.”

    Court papers show Caron has listed 72 potential witnesses in its federal…


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Leatherback Turtle Facts

Named for its smooth, rubbery skin.

Status: Critically endangered

Size: The largest and deepest-diving of the sea turtles, ranging 4 to 8 feet long and weighing 700 to 1,500 pounds.

Range: Lives in the open water of the temperate and tropical Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Nests in tropical and subtropical regions, including beaches from Melbourne to Fort Lauderdale, from March to July.



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Gulf Stream: Stop signs and new school zone will slow motor traffic

By Steve Plunkett

Town police, who monitor a 20 mph speed limit throughout Gulf Stream, will install six stop signs and establish a school zone on Gulfstream Road to slow motorists even more.

Delivery trucks and construction vehicles combine with the town’s lack of sidewalks to create a dangerous situation for pedestrians, Police Chief Garrett Ward said.

The stop signs, both northbound and southbound, will go up on Gulfstream Road and Polo Drive at Middle…


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Delray Beach: Beach-visitor numbers swell, but staffing lags

By Margie Plunkett


A tsunami of visitors has boosted attendance at Delray Beach’s beach to record highs.

    The surging number of beach-goers grew by more than 200,000 last year alone, a “phenomenal” performance that brought the total to 1.7 million in 2011, according to Ocean Rescue Superintendent James Scala. Three quarters into fiscal year 2012, attendance has reached 1.4 million.

A count is done twice per day at lifeguard stands along the city…


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Ocean Ridge/Manalapan: PBSO still on table, Boynton withdraws from plan

By Steve Plunkett


Proposals to have sheriff’s deputies patrol Manalapan and Ocean Ridge crept ahead in June while a similar offer in Boynton Beach screeched to a halt.

    Boynton Beach commissioners directed city staff June 19 to not move forward with a plan by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to provide police services. The proposal would have meant a $5 million savings in each of the first two years while cutting almost a third of the city’s 165 police…


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2012 Preliminary Taxable Real Estate Value

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Boca Raton: Lake Wyman future cloudy after city withdraws support

By Steve Plunkett

    The Lake Wyman restoration project, dropped with a 4-1 vote by the Boca Raton City Council, could still be brought back to life.

    “It’s never actually dead,” said Daniel Bates, the county’s deputy director of Environmental Resources Management. “If the city changes its position then we’ll do whatever we can to build it as quickly as we can.”

    The council’s action, reversing an earlier decision and coming the same night the Greater…


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Boca Raton: Residents’ alerts help police slow crime numbers

By Angie Francalancia


The burglars use rental cars, rented in someone else’s name. They often come up from Broward County, and have the cars’ windows tinted extra dark. Their target: Boca Raton.

    But after seeing home and auto burglaries spike in the spring, Boca Raton police devised a plan called “Operation Neighborhood Watch,” which included the Police Department’s adding extra patrols, undercover assignments and daily briefings. And it included a small…


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Inaugural Graduation: Boca Raton Rabbinical College

Members of the first graduating class at Boca Raton Rabbinical College include (l-r) Levi Weingarten, 22, of Flint, Mich.; Shmaya Futerfas, 22, of Brooklyn; Sholom Wilansky, 21, of Montreal; Sholom Elharrar, 21 of Montreal; and Mendal Abramowitz, 21, of Worcester, Mass.  Photo…


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Boca Raton: Volunteer keeps car and life running smoothly

By Ron Hayes

Every week or so, a gold, 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass pulls up to the Helping Hands food center on Northwest First Court, where the driver unloads a box of papayas gathered from the trees in his yard.

    The Oldsmobile Cutlass has 169,000 miles on the odometer, and it’s still going strong.

    Rick Reid, the driver, has 96…


Added by Mary Kate Leming on July 4, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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