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By Larry Barszewski

The nonprofit group that ran Delray Beach’s Old School Square for decades wants back in — specifically to operate and program the Crest Theatre and associated classrooms on the city-owned downtown cultural arts campus.

A new City

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By Larry Barszewski

Downtown Development Authority board members will meet with Delray Beach city commissioners to discuss the future of Old School Square. However, the DDA members themselves are undecided about what their agency’s continuing role sh

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By Larry Barszewski

With the exception of Delray Beach Mayor Shelly Petrolia, a May 9 meeting between city commissioners and Old School Square’s former operators featured everyone singing from the same page.

“Excuse me if I don’t feel warm and fuzzy,

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By John Pacenti

A newly transformed Delray Beach City Commission decided March 31 to settle litigation with the ousted nonprofit that previously ran Old School Square, ending a contentious 18 months that split the city’s power structure.

11063051887?profile=RESIZE_400xThe decision

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By John Pacenti

A newly transformed Delray Beach City Commission decided March 31 to settle litigation with the ousted nonprofit that previously ran Old School Square, ending a contentious 18 months that split the city’s power structure.

The decisi

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By John Pacenti

Delray Beach voters handed Mayor Shelly Petrolia a major defeat on Tuesday – and she wasn’t even on the ballot.

The electorate – roughly 6,900 out of more than 46,000 registered voters – rejected the candidates Petrolia supported in f

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By John Pacenti

The Delray Beach City Commission voted last month to hand over the reins of Old School Square to the Downtown Development Authority, but not before some additional drama.
Vice Mayor Adam Frankel complained that at a January DDA meeting

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By Jane Smith

The historical Cornell Art Museum, closed for about 15 months in a dispute between the city and its previous operators, hosted a grand reopening reception on Dec. 28.
The Surfing Florida Museum has an exhibit on the top floor. On the gro

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10925322891?profile=RESIZE_710xSome say that the proposed City Center Delray will overwhelm Doc’s and that its Streamline Moderne style will be out of touch with the Mediterranean Revival style of the Old School Square Historic District, in which the new project will sit. Renderin

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Auto dealership rezoning denied for second time near Place Au Soleil

By Jane Smith

The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority moved closer to its takeover of the Old School Square campus in November when city commissioners gave the DDA $25,000 t

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Ousted group wants to trademark historic center’s name as its own

By Jane Smith

While Delray Beach tries to finalize a new manager for Old School Square, there’s now a question about whether the city is even going to be able to keep the name of its h

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10829793472?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Atlantic Avenue district would run from Swinton to the Intracoastal Waterway on both sides of Atlantic. BELOW: The Ocean Park district would run from Gleason to the beach south of Atlantic Avenue. Maps provided by the City of Delray Beach

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By Jane Smith

Delray Beach leaders were able to trim about $5.6 million from next year’s proposed city budget, mostly because the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency agreed to pay $4.5 million more toward improvements at Pompey Park.
That reduction

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By Jane Smith

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency will let federal officials decide if the former operators of Old School Square broke any rules when accepting federal pandemic-related aid.
The CRA board directed staff on July 14 to send a

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