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House, condo owners face spikes of 30% or more

By Charles Elmore

Palm Beach County’s southern coast might have been spared a direct hurricane strike in recent years, but residents are getting pounded by an insurance maelstrom only growing in intensit

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10464194897?profile=RESIZE_710xPhil Wotton, Delray Beach’s Ocean Rescue division chief, was riding with his wife, Elaine, on their tandem bicycle when they stopped to assist an unconscious cyclist in March. Photo provided

By Jan Engoren

Philip “Phil” Wotton is an unassuming fellow

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By Jane Smith

Delray Beach city commissioners switched course in early April and rejected a plan by the Boca Raton Museum of Art to run operations at the Cornell Art Museum.
Instead, the commission will hold a workshop May 17 at City Hall and invite o

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By Steve Plunkett

For the first time in at least 24 years, no one from Place Au Soleil has a seat on the Gulf Stream Town Commission.
Donna White, who served since June 2013, submitted a resignation letter March 21 saying she is leaving the area. Her

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By Steve Plunkett

Gulf Stream and litigious resident Martin O’Boyle have settled three lawsuits — over a dock he built without permission, a conduit buried in his front yard during the utilities undergrounding project and his demand for $30,000 in le

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By Tao Woolfe

Chief James Stables has stepped away from the Fire Department and into the fire as Boynton Beach’s interim city manager.
10464119279?profile=RESIZE_180x180His appointment comes at a tumultuous time for the city, which is struggling with discontent within its Black commu

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By Joe Capozzi

Agreeing they probably are paying more than the land is worth, town commissioners voted to spend $1.5 million to preserve 9 acres in a mangrove-filled lagoon north of Town Hall. 
“Even if we might be overpaying for this piece, it’s a go

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By Joe Capozzi

Ocean Ridge town commissioners in June will consider new proposals by a citizens task force for safety measures on and around Old Ocean Boulevard.
Old Ocean Boulevard runs nearly a mile from Corrine Street in Ocean Ridge to Briny Breez

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10463756061?profile=RESIZE_710xThe George Bush Boulevard bridge reopened without ceremony late on the afternoon of April 29. It had been shut since March 3 after getting stuck in the up position. The bridge then underwent repairs and three weeks of tests. Jerry Lower/The Coastal S

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By Larry Barszewski

A pair of oceanfront homes were burglarized in April:
• A family residence in Ocean Ridge where the suspect stole at least $2,000 and made his way upstairs to a bedroom where a baby was sleeping;
• A vacant house in Manalapan on

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By Larry Barszewski

Work is underway to bring better water pressure to Manalapan’s oceanfront homes through the installation of a new water main underneath the Intracoastal Waterway from Point Manalapan to the beach.
The long-planned project should t

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