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    Beach and park commissioners serve four-year terms beginning Jan. 1 and are paid $80 for each meeting they attend. There are usually two meetings each month. The election will be Aug. 30.

John F. Costello
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Occupation: accountant
Education:

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Craig F. Ehrnst
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Occupation: corporate treasurer, NCCI in Boca Raton
Education: Master’s in business administration, University of Michigan
Marital Status: Married, two sons, one daughter
Political/Community Service Experience: Board of directors,

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By Steve Plunkett

    Two commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District each drew two challengers for the Aug. 30 election.
    Incumbent Dennis Frisch, a podiatrist, will face one-time City Council candidate Craig Ehrnst and medic

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By Steve Plunkett

    Relations between the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District and the city withered in June like an unwatered lawn in the hot Florida sun.
    • District Chairman Robert Rollins listed a year’s worth of failed efforts to get th

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By Steve Plunkett

    The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District’s interim executive director will stay on the job an additional three months.
    Arthur Koski, who is also the district’s longtime attorney, said in May he would step aside as interi

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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 Steve Plunkett

    Arthur Koski, longtime attorney for the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, will relinquish his additional role as interim executive director of the agency Oct. 1.
    Koski, who has been under attack from city officials s

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    The much-anticipated list of vacant, undeveloped properties on Boca Raton’s beachfront is a short one.
    “There’s essentially three,” said Briann Harms, assistant executive director of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park D

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By Steve Plunkett

    A week before a Dec. 7 joint meeting with City Council, commissioners of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District abruptly pulled two items from the agenda.
    Off the table will be any talk of interlocal agreements to repl

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By Steve Plunkett

    After nearly four years, it’s time to talk about the future of Ocean Strand again.
    “Sometime this fiscal year we need to have that discussion,” Commissioner Robert Rollins told fellow commissioners at the Greater Boca Raton Be

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    The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is taking fundraising to a new level — asking fellow museums for donations.
    It recently asked the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, which operates the Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park, to

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By Steve Plunkett

    The pipes that bring saltwater from the ocean to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s fish viewing tanks need $2 million of repairs — and fast.
    “Those poor fish — you just want to breathe for them. You want to give CPR because they’re

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Paul Homer, of Boca Raton, leads a nature walk during Sea Turtle Day at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

on Feb. 28. The event featured a critter corner, craft activities, aquarium feedings, nature walks and a food truck area. 

Photos by Madeline Gray/The

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By Steve Plunkett

    Severe corrosion of metal connectors on Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s popular boardwalk has forced Boca Raton to close the wooden pathway until it can be repaired or renovated, a task that could take at least six months and more t

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