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10249291461?profile=RESIZE_710xBoca Raton (above) and Highland Beach are the only two municipalities in Palm Beach County to require inspections of older condominium buildings. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

More local rules likely after bill dies in Legislature

By Joel Engelhardt

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Meet Your Neighbor: Ellie Hart

10249058092?profile=RESIZE_710xEllie Hart loves the access to the ocean from her South Palm Beach condo, but her real passion is teaching the Mental Health First Aid course as a volunteer at the Alpert Jewish Family Services Center in West Palm Beach. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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10249042853?profile=RESIZE_710xA hand-size hole in the parking garage. Photo provided

By Joe Capozzi

A South Palm Beach condo has been cited for code violations related to an eroding sea wall, including holes that allow ocean water to spray into the ground-floor parking garage dur

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10249036496?profile=RESIZE_710xTop vote-getter Monte Berendes follows a long-standing town tradition and is sworn into office by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel T. K. Hurley. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Joe Capozzi

Mayor Bonnie Fischer and council members Bill LeRoy and Monte

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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 Mary Thurwachter

The dune restoration project scheduled to begin on Feb. 28 has been delayed until later this year. Lantana Town Manager Brian Raducci said in a news release that “there is insufficient dry beach width at Lantana’s Municipal Beach”

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By Joe Capozzi

South Palm Beach is basking in South Florida’s “extremely hot” real estate market, with robust condominium sales last year promising a significant boost in tax revenue in the coming budget year, Town Manager Robert Kellogg said.
A “who

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Related Story: Four candidates compete for two seats |Video

Incumbent helps himself to opponent’s stash of chocolates

By Joe Capozzi

The pile of free chocolate bars would have been an enticing sight for most anyone passing through the lobby of the Du

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Related story: Council race turns bittersweet with charge of stolen campaign candy|Video

Four candidates are vying for two at-large seats on the Town Council, each with a four-year term. There are no term limits. The top two vote getters will each wi

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10065899682?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Larry Barszewski

King tides are serving as an early warning system for communities along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing seasonal examples of flooding that — in future decades — will become more frequent and more intense as sea levels rise.
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10065773277?profile=RESIZE_710x10065777489?profile=RESIZE_400xABOVE: Frustrated residents at Horizon East did not have access to the swimming pool as they waited for repairs to be completed. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star RIGHT: Photos from a report show erosion under the pool deck and repair efforts to correct t

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By Joe Capozzi

Town officials hope to finalize an interlocal agreement with Palm Beach and Lantana to start a beach and dune restoration along the South Palm Beach shoreline in February. 
All beaches in South Palm Beach abut private land, so the town

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By Janis Fontaine

After going virtual in 2021 because of the pandemic, First Presbyterian Church’s annual Step-Above Rummage Sale returns as an in-person event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10-13 at the church at 33 Gleason St., Delray Beach.
Linda Pri

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9966291061?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Joe Capozzi

The Champlain Towers collapse that killed 98 people in Surfside in June weighed heavily over a special magistrate’s hearing last month when South Palm Beach officials voiced concerns about erosion damage to three oceanfront condominium

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By Mary Hladky and Jane Smith

When a $26 billion deal was reached in July that required the pharmaceutical industry to help pay for the opioid addiction and overdose crisis, a framework was established to get that money to thousands of communities th

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