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By Mary Hladky

Taxable values of Palm Beach County properties have surged more than any year since 2006.
That year, countywide taxable values jumped by a whopping 23%. The Great Recession halted the meteoric rise, with the county experiencing signifi

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Republicans from Boca Raton to South Palm Beach will head to the polls Aug. 23 to pick candidates for two Florida House seats and one Senate seat in unfamiliar districts — the result of voting maps that were redrawn this year after the 2020 Census.
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By Mary Hladky

After years of steady growth, the taxable values of Palm Beach County properties have surged in a reflection of the white-hot real estate market and a spike in new construction.
 All southeast county municipalities saw impressive gains,

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10527530866?profile=RESIZE_710xSouth Tech Academy senior Katherine Ledsome (center) designed the winning poster and stands with (l-r) Ryan Wertepny, Diamond Howard, Trinetta Ledsome and Kathryn Grace, director of prevention for the Hanley Foundation. Photo provided

By Christine Da

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10527516657?profile=RESIZE_710xRob Bonoit, a recipient of House A Vet services who is now a volunteer, met with Kevin Donahue, director of House A Vet, and Mia Bonutti to make the formal exchange of the RV that Bonutti renovated for a school project. Its new home will be at Phipps

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10463756061?profile=RESIZE_710xThe George Bush Boulevard bridge reopened without ceremony late on the afternoon of April 29. It had been shut since March 3 after getting stuck in the up position. The bridge then underwent repairs and three weeks of tests. Jerry Lower/The Coastal S

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By Larry Barszewski

A pair of oceanfront homes were burglarized in April:
• A family residence in Ocean Ridge where the suspect stole at least $2,000 and made his way upstairs to a bedroom where a baby was sleeping;
• A vacant house in Manalapan on

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By Larry Barszewski

Work is underway to bring better water pressure to Manalapan’s oceanfront homes through the installation of a new water main underneath the Intracoastal Waterway from Point Manalapan to the beach.
The long-planned project should t

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10462812882?profile=RESIZE_710xThe 23,625-square-foot estate was built in 2014 on nearly two acres. Photo provided by Robert Stevens

By Christine Davis

Omaha businessman Steve Buchanan and his wife, Samantha, paid $40 million for the mansion at 2455 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach,

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By Larry Barszewski

The Town Commission has appointed Aileen Carlucci, a Manalapan resident for little more than a year, to replace term-limited Commissioner Simone Bonutti.
10249146887?profile=RESIZE_180x180Town Manager Linda Stumpf recruited Carlucci for the position, saying Bonutt

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10165509056?profile=RESIZE_710xManalapan’s fourfold increase in two years leads an unprecedented wave of $20 million sales along coast

10165520879?profile=RESIZE_400xBy Larry Barszewski

Real estate buyers had no vaccine to protect them from luxury home prices that hit stratospheric levels in 2021. A record num

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10165365690?profile=RESIZE_710xRelated story: Senate seats changing as well

By Joel Engelhardt

For the past decade, coastal residents have had a single Florida House member representing them in Tallahassee. 
This year that’s going to change.
Somewhat mournfully, state Rep. Mike Ca

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10165353483?profile=RESIZE_710xRelated story: New map carves barrier island into three districts for state House

By Joel Engelhardt

Despite the larger size of Senate districts, the southernmost section of Boca Raton (south of Glades Road) would fall into a Senate District 30 domi

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By Larry Barszewski

Manalapan is giving its town employees unexpected 5% raises, hoping to keep them happy with their jobs and to reduce the chances they will start looking for more lucrative employment elsewhere.
When Town Manager Linda Stumpf broac

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10162800071?profile=RESIZE_710xMia Bonutti, a senior at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, stands inside the 30-foot camper she renovated for her independent study project, which allowed her to tackle a real-life topic of interest. She hopes to donate the RV to an organization t

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