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By Steve Plunkett

    The public has a new spot downtown to watch boat traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway.
    City officials opened the Wildflower site, at the northwest corner of the Palmetto Park Road bridge over the waterway, to pedestrians and v

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    The city-owned Wildflower parcel on the Intracoastal Waterway now has the papers to prove it’s a park.
    City Council members changed the site’s designation on Boca Raton’s comprehensive land-use plan to “recreation and open

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7960718499?profile=originalContractor Weeks Marine pumps sand from the shoal just outside the Boca Raton Inlet on March 28. The shoal sand was placed on beaches south of the inlet. Photo by Palm Beach County

By Steve Plunkett

    The city’s dredge contractor was asked to cut

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    The city of Boca Raton’s municipal election will take place March 14, as five candidates will compete for two seats on the City Council. The winners will serve three-year terms.

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By Steve Plunkett

    Mayor Susan Haynie painted election rival Al Zucaro as a visionless complainer; Zucaro in turn said that under Haynie’s watch, problems in the city never get resolved.
    And so it went at a candidate forum Feb. 6 sponsored by th

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7960708485?profile=originalBeachgoers walk by dredging equipment on South Beach Park. The beach renourishment project

between the Boca Raton Inlet and Red Reef Park has resumed after a nine-month hiatus.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

    City officials hope to

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By Steve Plunkett

    The sale of the Ocean Breeze golf course to the public and the addition of more sports fields at De Hoernle Park have official blessings from the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and the City Council.
    Meeting together

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By Sallie James

    A controversial plan to build an upscale restaurant on a 2.3-acre parcel near the Intracoastal Waterway and East Palmetto Park Road is moving forward.
    Deputy Boca Raton City Manager George Brown announced plans for the Wildflowe

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By Sallie James

    Should the city hold a special election to fill a vacant City Council seat or should council members continue appointing someone to the opening? It’s a question at least one elected official continues to ponder.
    City Council mem

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By Steve Plunkett

    Talk of the city annexing five subdivisions north of Clint Moore Road has the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District crying foul.
    District commissioners were already chafed by the 2013 annexation of the Royal Palm polo gro

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By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District is sending a counterproposal filled with additions and deletions to the City Council, which wants “sole discretion” to make changes at parks.
    The district and the council now must

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By Sallie James

    The Boca Raton City Council after much disagreement last month again delayed approving an ordinance that would limit building heights in areas zoned local business and multifamily residential.
    The proposed ordinance would limit

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By Sallie James

    If someone was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Boca Raton City Council, that person could serve up to two years without voter approval.
    It’s a dynamic that council member Scott Singer thinks is just too long.
    Singer has p

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By Sallie James

    City Council member Mike Mullaugh thinks it’s time Boca Raton’s elected officials get a raise since they haven’t had one in more than three decades.
    He has proposed a more than 300 percent pay hike for both the mayor and council

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Related story: Council, parks district see progress

‘Free flow’ is focus of airport board

By Rich Pollack

    One of two newly appointed members to the Boca Raton Airport Authority has proposed changes to the rules governing the organization, which

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Related story: ‘Free flow’ is focus of airport board

By Rich Pollack

    It took a little under two hours for the Boca Raton City Council and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District to resolve several lingering issues during a joint meeting

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7960585675?profile=originalA dog at Tri-County Animal Rescue waits for a new family.

Bruce Borich/The Coastal Star

By Sallie James

    The discarded pets used to appear once a week, dropped off surreptitiously under cover of darkness by owners who didn’t want them anymore beca

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INSETS BELOW: George Brown; Robert Weinroth; Al Zucaro

By Rich Pollack

    The Boca Raton Airport Authority will be welcoming two new board members this month but their stay may be short lived if the 7960583480?profile=originalFlorida Commission on Ethics determines their contr

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