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9381293496?profile=RESIZE_710xA1A is lined with condos in Boca Raton, where 77% of barrier island condos are 40 years or older. While the City Council considers a measure to inspect buildings taller than three stories 30 years after construction, the League of Cities is pursuing

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9381276101?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Joel Engelhardt

A proposal to have the vast majority of older condos, apartment buildings, hotels and office buildings inspected in Palm Beach County is emerging from a coalition of cities studying the issue.
The group is taking aim at buildings —

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By Mary Hladky

The massive $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is providing much-welcomed relief to southeastern Palm Beach County cities and towns strained by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they aren’t rushing to spend the money.
They are proceeding caref

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By Mary Hladky

The taxable value of Palm Beach County properties jumped higher than Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks estimated in May, defying fears that the coronavirus pandemic would deal a harsh blow.
The preliminary tax roll that Jacks’ office sub

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9381142488?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Rich Pollack

Crime in the small towns of coastal South Palm Beach County remained low in 2020, thanks in large part to a reduction in burglaries that could be attributed to more people staying home during the pandemic.
The number of serious crime

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9381032459?profile=RESIZE_710xOne of the provisions in the new law is that bicyclists riding on substandard-width roads, ones without designated bike lanes, must ride single file except when passing each other. Renderings provided by Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency

 

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By Joe Capozzi

Hoping to tap grant dollars available due to the coronavirus pandemic, Manalapan commissioners are trying to get a head start on an ambitious project they believe is inevitable — replacing the town’s septic tanks with a municipal sewer

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Obituary: Thomas Joseph Thornton Jr.

By Sallie James

ATLANTIS — He was a devoted father, a savvy businessman and dedicated public servant, but those who best knew former Manalapan Commissioner Thomas Joseph Thornton Jr. say it was his zest for life that made him so unforgettable.
An avid

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9380552671?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Delray Ace will close Aug. 24 after nearly 50 years with a new owner taking the property.
Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Christine Davis

Pam Schafer, 65, and her son Glennon, 26, have sold Delray Ace, at 50 SE Sixth Ave., meaning the hardware st

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County has weathered pandemic ‘very well,’ appraiser reports

By Mary Hladky

Undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic, the taxable value of Palm Beach County properties has increased for the 10th year in a row.
Estimates released by the Palm Beach Cou

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9026028876?profile=RESIZE_710xGetting around Manalapan in 1920 was difficult and primitive by today’s standards.
BELOW RIGHT: The 1891 newspaper ad promoting George Charter’s property. Photos from the Boynton Beach City Library

By Eliot Kleinberg9026029500?profile=RESIZE_400x

Across America, 1931 was a step

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9025584284?profile=RESIZE_710xAfter working 60 to 70 hours a week at Woolbright Farmers Market for the past 20 years, Jesse Goldfinger wants to spend more time with his wife and three kids. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Christine Davis

Woolbright Farmers Market, a longtime pr

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8862217901?profile=RESIZE_400xBy Rich Pollack

Saying they want to send a message that what they do is a job and not a hobby, Highland Beach town commissioners are moving ahead with plans to increase their salaries by 20% and add an annual cost-of-living increase.
In approving a r

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