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By Mary Hladky

Erik Silver, the Boca Raton Resort and Club’s director of tennis, and a business partner are proposing a 10-acre recreation center on the former Ocean Breeze golf course property.
The privately funded plan calls for 10 indoor clay tenni

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    Storm clouds are gathering again between the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and the city of Boca Raton.
    The cause of the renewed friction is the continuing failure of the two governments to hammer out a master in

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7960728884?profile=originalFamilies enjoy the Children’s Science Playground at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton on May 26.

The playground had more than 54,000 visitors in April.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett
    
    The construction crew refurbishing the Children

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By Steve Plunkett

    The city will have a “public outreach meeting” April 3 to discuss its waterfront parks and gather ideas from Boca Raton residents.
    The session, hosted by Fort Lauderdale-based consultant EDSA Inc., is designed to give the publ

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Boca Raton: Sugar Sand facelift

7960704666?profile=originalFrank Gonzales, top, and Fernando Aciento, bottom, paint the original wooden-brick head

inside the rebuilt playground of Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park.

The playground is expected to be completed this month.

Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

Visitors to se

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By Steve Plunkett

    The city’s plans to renovate Rutherford and Lake Wyman parks — revised to appease their Golden Harbour neighbors — have new opponents: the two new commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.
    Commissioners C

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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 Steve Plunkett
    
    The city’s dredge contractor is back to work on a beach renourishment project between the Boca Raton Inlet and Red Reef Park.
    Weeks Marine Inc. left Boca Raton in April after weather delays let it finish only about 20 per

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By Steve Plunkett

    Renovation of the science playground at Sugar Sand Park hit a last-minute delay in December when workers found three multilevel wood posts showing signs of rot below the surface.
    “Unfortunately that is going to add another tim

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7960694076?profile=originalUnder the branches of a trio of Gumbo Limbo trees, a family takes advantage of the recently reopened boardwalk.

The project cost $630,810, paid for by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District. The boardwalk

closed in February 2015 when engineer

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By Steve Plunkett

    After 4½ years, commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District decided to drop the “interim” part of interim Executive Director Arthur Koski’s title.
    “I think you all will agree with me that Mr. Koski has done

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By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District’s longtime attorney has given up the third of three jobs there that paid him a total of $330,000 a year.
    Arthur Koski, who is also yielding his role as the district’s executive dire

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    The election over, commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District began welcoming the two new commissioners-elect and saying farewell to the defeated incumbents.
7960688092?profile=original    “I’m sorry to go. It was a great 12 years,

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By Steve Plunkett

    The longtime attorney for the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District will soon shed his role as the district’s contract administrator.
7960675457?profile=original    “Possibly around the first of November, I will be able to come to you with a recommenda

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By Steve Plunkett

    There’s a definite thaw in the cold war between the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District and city officials.
    “There’s more of a mood of cooperation,” Steve Engel, the district’s vice chairman, said Sept. 23 after he and

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    The races for the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District have new cash leaders.
    After the Aug. 30 primary, Seat 3 incumbent Earl Starkoff was sitting on a $2,155 war chest, while Seat 1 incumbent Dennis Frisch had $1,

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By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District plans to keep taxes at the same amount it collected last year despite requests from city parks officials for nearly $4 million extra.
    “We did not exact out one dollar from any of

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By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District has alerted the city in writing that it wants a voice in developing Boca Raton’s comprehensive waterfront plan.
    “As stakeholders of vacant beachfront and Intracoastal property, th

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By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District is poised to freeze its annual contribution to the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency, meaning the CRA would get at least $132,000 less each year to keep the area pretty.
    “Th

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See related stories on Seat 1 and Seat 3 candidates.

By Steve Plunkett

    Candidates for the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District took off the gloves Aug. 2 in their first public forum.
“How can we expand our green space? … We need to focus

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