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By John Pacenti

Former Delray Beach Fire Chief Keith Tomey is gone but the drama is not.

12703292300?profile=RESIZE_400xIn his whistleblower lawsuit against the city filed on June 25 over his dismissal, Tomey includes a 2022 text message exchange between himself and Delray Beach

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12686797053?profile=RESIZE_710xSpacious homes with large lots and mature trees, like this single-family home in Manalapan being shown by Realtors Angelo and Antonio Liguori, continue to bring high prices. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Related stories: Along the Coast: Condo sales s

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By Mary Hladky

After soaring for two years, taxable values of Palm Beach County properties are now heading back to earth.

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12686787862?profile=RESIZE_584xJohn Everett of Atlantis was one of a dozen lawn bowlers at a June 4 Delray Beach commission meeting seeking to keep the courts at Veterans Park. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

City Commission’s decision could add years to construction of Atlantic Cros

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On June 13, my morning

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12686775695?profile=RESIZE_710xDanuta Fein with the shell collection at Sandoway Discovery Center. The retired nurse wanted her volunteer work to be completely different from her former career. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Brian Biggane

When Danuta Fein and her husband moved fr

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By Anne Geggis

Increases in the value of residents’ homes should not mean paying more to run city government, Mayor Tom Carney said, asking for a budget proposal that won’t require residents to write bigger tax checks than they did last year.

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Related: Talk of move rattled students: Art school ‘is for Boca, not for Delray’

By Anne Geggis

A plan for having art activities in newly renovated classrooms at the Crest Theatre building continued to elude the Delray Beach City Commission in June.

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By Steve Plunkett

Gulf Stream’s license plate recognition cameras are “actually working phenomenally” a year after being installed, Police Chief Richard Jones said.

“What we currently have in place has been very effective,” he told town commissioners

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By Anne Geggis

From now on, State Road A1A will be dedicated to the man who drove home how changes in latitudes can change one’s attitude.

12686761671?profile=RESIZE_400xGov. Ron DeSantis on June 27 signed a bill that passed unanimously in both chambers of the state Legislature de

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Delray Beach: News briefs

Beach gunfire disturbance — Delray Beach police responded to reports of multiple rounds of gunfire shot in the air near the beach as June 21 turned into June 22 near South Ocean Boulevard and East Atlantic Avenue, said police spokesman Ted White.

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By Sallie James

Ocean Ridge residents could pay a tax rate as high as $6.00 per $1,000 of assessed value under a tentative proposal town commissioners OK’d during a July 1 budget workshop.

But don’t swoon from sticker shock just yet: The town’s fina

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12686752461?profile=RESIZE_710xThe roof of this home on Harbour Drive North has been in need of repair for years. Coastal Star photo

By Anne Geggis

A house in disrepair — for years now — is among the reasons that Ocean Ridge town leaders plan to consider dedicating a new position

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By John Pacenti

Florida’s portion of the massive national settlement with opioid manufacturers netted Delray Beach more than $239,000 so far. But a leading advocate — and chair of a key advisory committee — says municipalities would be better served

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