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By Mary Hladky and Jane Smith

When a $26 billion deal was reached in July that required the pharmaceutical industry to help pay for the opioid addiction and overdose crisis, a framework was established to get that money to thousands of communities th

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By Steve Plunkett

Town commissioners bounced back plans for a two-story home on a cove off the Intracoastal Waterway as too big, telling the advisory Architectural Review and Planning Board to revisit the structure’s overall massing.
Also criticized

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9963066077?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Delray Beach’s fundraising event broke a record by generating $190,000. Proceeds will help the club’s hunger-relief efforts and provide more than 100,000 nutritious meals. ‘We are so excited to have been able to host this sp

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9962504496?profile=RESIZE_710xAthena Zarcadoolas has worked with her family to help people in Costa Rica, where her mom was born. Photo provided

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At 14, Athena Zarcadoolas has done more to make this world a better place than some others manage in a lifetime.
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9868598466?profile=RESIZE_400xA new law requires cyclists to ride in a single file on sections of A1A with no designated bike lane. A surveillance camera captures a pack of riders taking up most of a travel lane while riding north near the Eau Palm Beach in Manalapan. Photo provi

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Some materials that contractors pick up on Hypoluxo Island likely don’t belong in the recycling bins. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Larry Barszewski

For the first time in two years, Palm Beach County cities and towns are receiving a divi

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By Steve Plunkett

Among the new faces in town briefly this fall were four police officers, the result of a three-month hiring spree by Police Chief Edward Allen.
“We do have a full staff on board at this time,” Allen told Gulf Stream’s Town Commissio

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9764367463?profile=RESIZE_710xWorld War II civil defense in Delray Beach had ‘beach watchers’ on horseback looking for suspicious planes, boats or people. Photo provided by Delray Beach Historical Society

By Rich Pollack

It was a time of turmoil throughout Europe.
In the late 19

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By Charles Elmore

Big changes in federal flood insurance are lowering bills for some but triggering sticker shock for others, agents say — such as the buyer of a Delray Beach commercial property who was quoted a $16,400 annual premium after the previ

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By Steve Plunkett

Gulf Stream’s rank-and-file police officers are now card-carrying members of the Police Benevolent Association of Palm Beach County.
“Welcome,” the union said in an Oct. 6 post on Facebook following the officers’ vote. “We are very

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By Joel Engelhardt

The population of the six barrier island towns of South County grew at an 11.7% pace over the past 10 years, a slightly lower rate than the county as a whole, census 2020 figures show.
The four larger municipalities with barrier is

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A volunteer monitor from Sea Turtle Adventures checks a nest on the beach in Ocean Ridge on Aug. 13. The nonprofit found 75 green turtle nests this year in Gulf Stream, Briny Breezes and part of Ocean Ridge. Mary Kate Leming/The Coastal Star

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