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By Henry Fitzgerald

    Municipal elections will take place March 13. Here are the cities and towns in The Coastal Star’s coverage area with seats up for grabs and their respective qualifying periods.  

Boca Raton
    The city’s qualifying period, when

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By Dan Moffett

    Manalapan commissioners hope to voice their objections to the South Palm Beach groin project during a scheduled meeting with county officials on Oct. 24.
    The commissioners expect the project’s managers to attend the town’s regula

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7960742264?profile=originalThe swimming pool at the Carlisle. Photo provided

By Christine Davis

    There’s been an ownership change at Carlisle Palm Beach in Lantana. The senior living community, at 450 E. Ocean Ave., sold for $77,197,300 on Sept. 15, according to property re

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By Jane Smith, Dan Moffett and Rich Pollack
    
    Coastal towns in south Palm Beach County are flush with cash thanks to their shares of the voter-approved penny sales tax increase that started in January.
    The money began flowing into municipa

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7960728453?profile=originalConstruction crew members plan for the demolition of several buildings in the Plaza del Mar shopping center

to make room for construction of a Publix grocery. Businesses in the mall will remain open

during the projected year-long process.

Jerry Lower

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    During a budget workshop on June 12, Manalapan commissioners tentatively agreed to maintain the current tax rate of $2.79 per $1,000 of taxable value for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  That’s roughly 5 percent above the projected rollback that would k

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7960726067?profile=originalMayor Keith Waters says a proposal to add a 60-room hotel and 70 condos to the 15-acre Ziff estate

would represent a seismic shift in the land use, planning and zoning of Manalapan. The lush vegetation

of the grounds conceals the 33-room mansion and

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By Dan Moffett

    South Palm Beach thought its long-awaited beach stabilization project was finally about to get started when Palm Beach County commissioners voted early last month to accept the town’s easements and begin permitting.
    Then came

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By Mary Hladky

    Boca Raton was the fastest-growing city in Palm Beach County last year, adding 2,570 residents.
    Boynton Beach and Delray Beach also showed strong population increases from 2015 to 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau statisti

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By Rich Pollack

    Small coastal communities in South Palm Beach County continued to have few serious crimes in 2016, with most experiencing crime decreases last year, according to statistics released last month by the Florida Department of Law Enfo

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Along the Coast: Cocoanut dreams

Exhibit sprouts from fortunate photo find

7960721869?profile=originalNancy, Leila and Dorothy Pierson (l-r) display decorated coconuts at their roadside ‘Cocoanut Stand,’

possibly to raise money for the Red Cross during World War I.

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A hand-tinted photograph of what is now Stat

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7960725700?profile=originalBy Dan Moffett

    The landlords of Manalapan’s Plaza del Mar hoped to be knocking down buildings to make way for a new Publix by now.
    They’re not, for two reasons: The supermarket chain’s architects haven’t been able to design a sign that is taste

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By Dan Moffett

    The prospect of lower rates and improved customer relations was enough to persuade Hypoluxo council members to end a decades-old relationship with Manalapan and switch to Boynton Beach for water services.
    On May 17, the Town Coun

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By Steve Plunkett
    
    A new potential for heavy growth on Federal Highway at the Woolbright Road and Ocean Avenue intersections has the barrier island-based Florida Coalition for Preservation sounding the alarms.
    Boynton Beach has changed its c

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7960722882?profile=originalRandy Ely (left) and Nicholas Malinosky have joined Douglas Elliman to take advantage

of the brokerage’s international exposure. Their office is in Delray Beach.

Photo provided

By Christine Davis

    Randy Ely and Nicholas Malinosky joined Douglas E

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