The Coastal Star's Blog – April 2020 Archive (60)

Ocean Ridge: Inlet Park still closed for fishing

The fishing piers at the Boynton Inlet remain empty even as other Palm Beach County parks and recreation areas open on April 29. The fishing areas may be accessible before beaches in the county open. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 28, 2020 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Boca Raton: Boaters are no-shows at this year's Boca Bash

Officers from Boca Raton police and fire departments and the state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gathered at Silver Palm Park on April 26 to monitor boaters who never showed up to party in Lake Boca. Photo by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 27, 2020 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Boca Raton: Boaters ordered not to anchor in Lake Boca this weekend

Only a few vessels were in Lake Boca on April 26, the final day of an emergency ban on anchoring there. Normally the lake is jammed with boats on the weekend, especially for Boca Bash on the last Sunday in April. Photo provided by lakebocacam.com

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 25, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Along the Coast: Passenger-less cruise ships still sailing to stay in working order

A screenshot from www.cruisemapper.com shows cruise ships off the South Florida coast on the afternoon of April 23. Map provided

By Mary Thurwachter

Coastal observers who gaze out into the ocean after dark have seen large…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 23, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: Commercial fishermen get boat ramp privileges

The boat ramp at Boca Raton's Silver Palm Park had been closed to commercial and recreational boaters alike since March 22. It is still off-limits to non-commercial fishermen. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Mary Hladky

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 22, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Along the Coast: Hospital workers getting rounds of thankful applause

Sandi Savia, the EMS liaison at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, blows a kiss through her mask to a Boca Raton Fire…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 20, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Boca Raton: Landlocked commercial fishermen plead to reopen boat ramp

By Mary Hladky

Nearly one month after the closure of beaches, parks, natural areas and golf courses, some stir-crazy Palm Beach County residents are pushing back against COVID-19 emergency orders that keep them from enjoying the outdoors.

The unrest flared in Boca Raton on April 13 and 14, when residents asked the City Council to open the Silver Palm Park public boat ramp so they can get out on the water.…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 15, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: Boca encourages cloth masks; Delray demands face coverings

By Steve Plunkett

Boca Raton City Manager Leif Ahnell issued an emergency order Thursday, April 9, asking everyone to wear a cloth mask when they're not at home to fight COVID-19. 
Shortly afterward, Delray Beach City Manager George Gretsas signed an emergency measure ordering residents and visitors starting Saturday to cover their nose and mouth when shopping or doing construction work.
Also on Saturday, Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County…
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Added by The Coastal Star on April 9, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: South County test site open for business

A National Guardsman provides instructions as cars pull into the drive-thru testing site at the South County Civic Center on April 7. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

A total of 250 patients are scheduled to be tested for COVID-19 today,…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 8, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Along the Coast: South County test site to take reservations starting April 6

By Steve Plunkett

Telephone reservations for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the South County Civic Center will begin at 10 a.m. April 6 with the earliest appointment available at 8 a.m. the following day.

The reservation phone number is 561-804-0250.

After the first day the phone line will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Pre-approval and appointments are required, County Commissioner Mack Bernard said while announcing the…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 5, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: COVID-19 test site coming to South County

A testing site for coronavirus will open April 7 at the South County Civic Center west of Delray Beach.

"More info to follow," County Commissioner Robert Weinroth said April 2 in a COVID-19 email announcing the opening.

The South County center is at 16700 Jog Road. The testing site will be the county's second: its first opened at the FITTEAM Ballpark of Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach on March 31.

The combined cases for Boca Raton (135 as of April 2),…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 2, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Gulf Stream: Duck’s demise prompts plea from second-graders

Second-graders Emma Imperatore and Valentina Autiero presented their request for duck crossing signs to the Town Commission after a duck was killed near Gulf Stream School. “We don’t want that to happen again,” Valentina said. Rachel S. O’Hara/The Coastal Star

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:29pm — No Comments

South Palm Beach: Voters add McMillan to council, OK 3 of 5 charter changes

By Dan Moffett

Ray McMillan eked out a 17-vote victory over Elvadianne Culbertson in the March 17 municipal election to claim a seat on the South Palm Beach Town Council.



McMillan, a New Yorker who has been a part-time resident of the town for 32 years, was buoyed by the endorsement of two council members, Bill LeRoy and…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:25pm — No Comments

South Palm Beach: Stalking charge against ex-cop leads to lawsuit against town

By Dan Moffett

The town of South Palm Beach is facing a lawsuit stemming from the forced resignation of a police officer in August.



Alicia and Michael Baum have filed a suit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court naming the town and former Officer Jose M. Fernandez as defendants and claiming damages in excess of $30,000 because of what the suit calls his harassment activities last summer.



The town declined to comment on the suit.



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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Along the Coast: Federal dollars replacing sand taken by 2017 hurricane

OCEAN RIDGE: Bulldozers work in the surf at the north end of Palm Beach County’s Hammock Park as sand is pumped from the dredge through the floating pipe and then to shore, where a sand and water slurry is spread to widen the beach. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Lantana: Political novices unseat incumbents in Lantana

New Commissioner Karen Lythgoe brought her granddaughter Sadie Smith to the ceremony. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Mary Thurwachter

A couple of political newcomers looking to turn the tide in Lantana will have a chance to do so after handily beating two…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Lantana: Library to be renovated — or perhaps rebuilt in new location

By Mary Thurwachter



One way or another, substantial changes are coming for the Lantana Public Library. The town has earmarked $400,000 for upgrades to the building, and architectural plans for those renovations are to be viewed by the Town Council on April 13.



But at the March 9 town meeting, a few other proposals were pitched by a developer hoping to build a hotel on or beside the town-owned library at 205 W. Ocean Ave.



Tony Mauro and his…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Briny Breezes: Incumbents overwhelmingly retain their council seats

By Dan Moffett

Three incumbents easily won reelection in the March 17 municipal election to keep their at-large seats on the Briny Breezes Town Council.



Christina Adams led all candidates with 103 votes, or 31.2% of the ballots cast. Bill Birch got 102 votes (30.9%) and Kathy Gross received 101 votes (30.6%).



Political newcomer Charles Swift had 15 votes and Lynne Weiner nine.



A month before the election, Weiner withdrew from the…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Highland Beach: Forgotten safety deposit box holds decades-old surprise

Commissioners Evalyn David and Peggy Gossett-Seidman with the documents. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Rich Pollack

It was a Highland Beach happening that had all the earmarks of a made-for-TV special.



A safety deposit box is discovered that…

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Added by The Coastal Star on April 1, 2020 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

Lantana: Town commits to contract for Fourth of July fireworks display

By Mary Thurwachter



Despite the uncertainty connected to the coronavirus, Town Manager Deborah Manzo didn’t have to wait long for an answer when she asked whether or not to commit to a fireworks contract for the Fourth of July.



The $30,000 contract with Zambelli Fireworks would need to be signed soon to reserve the date, Manzo said. But if the town decided at some point to cancel, Lantana would lose between $6,500 to $17,000, depending on how close to…

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