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By Mary Hladky

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9624195074?profile=RESIZE_710xBELOW: The Pondhawk Natural Area’s StoryWalk path featured ‘Little Skink’s Tail,’ by Janet Halfmann, in late August. The library changes the book every two months. ABOVE: The Mayes family from Boca Raton follows the story and the trail next to the Sp

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9471379466?profile=RESIZE_710xA1A is lined with buildings in Boca Raton, where 77% of barrier island condos are 40 years or older. Google Maps

 

By Mary Hladky

Boca Raton is the first city in Palm Beach County to enact an ordinance requiring buildings to be inspected to determin

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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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By Jane Smith

More than two months after the city received a proposed $1.8 million fine over its botched reclaimed water program, the Delray Beach legal team was still negotiating a settlement with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach Count

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9380485055?profile=RESIZE_710xDiana Bush, owner of the retail boutique Salutations of Delray, accepts the second-place prize of $10,000 in the Batmasian Family Grant small business award competition. Also at the presentation are (l-r) attorney Ken Ronan, Troy McLellan of the Grea

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9352127655?profile=RESIZE_710xThe evening event put on by Changing Lives, an organization focused on meeting the immediate needs of homeless people in Palm Beach County, gave guests a better understanding of a day in the life of a growing population and what the nonprofit has don

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9351920080?profile=RESIZE_710xThis purr-fect pour has a cat’s portrait. Photo provided

By Arden Moore

Mega coffee chains like Starbucks can offer you many varieties of coffee, but they can’t serve you a latte with a purr. That combination is available only at cat cafés, places to

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9026569884?profile=RESIZE_710xState Road A1A at Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach often is jammed with vehicles, and the county Transportation Planning Agency labels it a ‘high-crash corridor’ for bicyclists even though it has bike lanes. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star BELOW RIGHT:

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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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9025834869?profile=RESIZE_710xJason Miele, a marine interdiction agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, retrieves evidence from a fishing boat that ran aground at the St. Andrews Club on May 2, loaded with 28 Haitians. Officers from Gulf Stream, Ocean Ridge, Delray Beach,

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By Rich Pollack

LANTANA — Soon after she moved into a sixth-floor apartment with an ocean view at the Carlisle Palm Beach five years ago, former Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Jacqueline “Jackie” Winchester became an active member of the a

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By Larry Barszewski

If you’re at the beach and you have a medical emergency, rescue crews say they will do what it takes to get you the help you need.
That’s not what Kim Jones experienced when she and a friend were snorkeling off the coast of Ocean

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By Charles Elmore

Debates about how to grapple with COVID-19’s receding but not extinguished risks are hardly producing lockstep policies among Palm Beach County’s southern coastal communities as they sort through a dizzying flurry of federal, state

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By Mary Hladky

Boca Raton and Palm Beach County are pushing back against a federal appellate court ruling by a three-judge panel that struck down their bans on the controversial practice of conversion therapy.

The city and county filed a petition on

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JFK Medical Center main and north campuses and Palms West Hospital collaborated with the technology company EverFi to launch a mental health and wellness digital education course for middle and high school students in Palm Beach County.

Called Ment

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