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Along the Coast: South County coronavirus cases up fivefold in 2 months

By Steve PlunkettThe number of COVID-19 cases in South County cities and towns is up by more than five times the total reported two months ago, state health figures show.On June 4, when Boynton Beach (669 cases) overtook Boca Raton (660 cases) as the most infected South County municipality, they and other coastal towns posted 1,922 coronavirus reports.On Aug. 5 Boca Raton had easily retaken the lead with 4,807 cases, a 628% increase, while Boynton Beach had 3,154 cases, up 371%.Also on Aug. 5…See More
Aug 7
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Sea turtle nesting season off to robust start
"Why does Jim Jolley need to drive his ATV on the beach?  It’s loud, heavy, smells, and can crush unflagged turtle eggs.  Why can’t Jim just do his inspection on foot?  I appreciate his concern for the turtles, but…"
Jul 31
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Haynie trial to start no sooner than late October
"Playing the covid card to stay out of prison?   Lots of folks are doing it.   The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they do grind.  Let’s see what happens in the fall. "
Jul 31
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Delray Beach: City manager’s sudden suspension stirs controversy
"Controversy?  That’s rich.  How could anything be controversial in the crazy corrupt swamp that is Delray Beach Government?  LOL!"
Jul 31
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Ocean Ridge: Aug. 18 ballot issue to affect decision on future of police
"Xi Jin Ping and Putin are both presidents for life.  They cannot be removed from office.  Why not the same for the OR police department?  This new ordinance will make them Policia For Life.   They can demand whatever pay…"
Jul 31
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Highland Beach: Commission balks at Delray plan to add four paramedics
"Oh come on!  Delray Beach is corrupt from top to bottom.  The revolving door of crazy town managers, and now the grey water scandal.  HB needs to break up with these crooks before they steal our eyeballs.  Boca is not much…"
Jul 31
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Boca Raton: Haynie trial to start no sooner than late October

By Mary HladkyFormer Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie’s trial on public corruption charges has been pushed back for the third time.The new trial start date is Oct. 26, but there is no certainty it will begin then.Palm Beach County Chief Judge Krista Marx in early July extended her suspension of all trials until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.Circuit Judge Jeffrey Gillen set the new date on July 10 after both the prosecutor and Haynie’s criminal defense attorney agreed on the…See More
Jul 22
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Along the Coast: Hospitals react to surge in coronavirus cases

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida reaching 100,217 cases reported as of June 21 and then doubling in two weeks to 203,376, local hospitals are adaptingSince the beginning of July, Bethesda Hospital-East, Bethesda Hospital-West and Boca Raton Regional Hospital are temporarily rescheduling elective procedures that require an overnight stay to ensure they have sufficient capacity to handle coronavirus patients. Hospital staff will communicate directly with affected patients. At this…See More
Jul 9
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Boynton Beach: JFK Medical Center repositions Boynton staff

JFK Medical Center temporarily suspended services at its Freestanding Emergency Room in Boynton Beach as of July 7. Temporarily closing the facility at 10921 S. Jog Road will allow JFK Medical Center to move key clinical staff and physicians to its other facilities across Palm Beach County that are experiencing a greater volume of COVID-19 and suspected COVID-19 patients.“As a leading health care provider in the community, it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to provide care during…See More
Jul 7
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Editor's Note: Delray commission owes taxpayers the truth
"“Whether anything criminal occurred has not been determined”.   Mary Kate - you’re joking, right?   These folks are so deeply corrupt, they would steal a hot stove.   Delray government is rotten and has been for a…"
Jul 4
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Staying safe to stay open
"Andrew Estevez uses the American flag as a covid mask?  Has that been tested by the CDC?   Andrew should invest in an N95 or a three ply surgical mask.  It won’t make the same fashion statement, but it may keep Andrew alive.…"
Jul 4
Susan Lebrun commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Sea turtle nesting season off to robust start
"Great article! Let’s hope we don’t get any big storms to wash away those nests. Last year was also record breaking, but since the sex of the eggs are determined by the temperature of the sand, all the hatchlings were female because the…"
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Along the Coast: South County coronavirus cases up fivefold in 2 months

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

By Steve Plunkett

The number of COVID-19 cases in South County cities and towns is up by more than five times the total reported two months ago, state health figures show.

On June 4, when Boynton Beach (669 cases) overtook Boca Raton (660 cases) as the most infected South County municipality, they and other coastal towns posted 1,922 coronavirus reports.

On Aug. 5 Boca Raton had easily retaken the lead with 4,807 cases, a 628% increase, while Boynton…

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Boca Raton: Bridge over Boca Inlet to close for 60 days

Posted on August 3, 2020 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The bridge and bridge tender's house on A1A over the inlet will change from light blue to a darker blue. Photo provided

By Steve Plunkett



The bridge over the Boca Raton Inlet, which connects the south barrier island to all points north, will close to…

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Boca Raton: Haynie trial to start no sooner than late October

Posted on July 22, 2020 at 9:16pm 1 Comment

By Mary Hladky

Former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie’s trial on public corruption charges has been pushed back for the third time.

The new trial start date is Oct. 26, but there is no certainty it will begin then.

Palm Beach County Chief Judge Krista Marx in early July extended her suspension of all trials until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Circuit Judge Jeffrey…

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Along the Coast: Hospitals react to surge in coronavirus cases

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Florida reaching 100,217 cases reported as of June 21 and then doubling in two weeks to 203,376, local hospitals are adapting

Since the beginning of July, Bethesda Hospital-East, Bethesda Hospital-West and Boca Raton Regional Hospital are temporarily rescheduling elective procedures that require an overnight stay to ensure they have sufficient capacity to handle coronavirus patients. Hospital staff will communicate directly…

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