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Donald Trump crafting short, ‘very personal’ inaugural speech

Donald Trump was famous for winging it in hour-long speeches on the presidential campaign trail, but the part-time Palm Beach resident has spent weeks writing, editing and rehearsing a “very personal” inaugural address that should run a taut 20 minutes on Friday. Trump’s speech will focus on action rather than soaring rhetoric, his spokesman, Sean Spicer, told reporters on Wednesday...
Avenir homeowners could be facing $1,800 annual fee on top of taxes

Avenir homeowners could be facing $1,800 annual fee on top of taxes

Homeowners in Avenir, a 3,250-home community being built off Northlake Boulevard, will likely pay roughly $1,800 in fees on top of their regular property taxes. The question: Will it be financially beneficial in the long run? The developers say there’s an initial savings and a long-term benefit to having professionally managed infrastructure. They’ve asked Palm Beach Gardens to allow a...
North Palm seeks new village manager for fifth time in five years

North Palm seeks new village manager for fifth time in five years

Tedious interviews and bureaucracy and are the usual steps in hiring a new community manager. Not in North Palm Beach. There will be a Jan. 27 cocktail party at the North Palm Beach Country Club for the public to mingle with the final candidates, who include Jupiter Town Manager Andrew Lukasik and two others. The three candidates will be taken on tours to meet village employees and will view the village&rsquo...
‘Business as usual’ says Eric Trump as he, brother take over business

‘Business as usual’ says Eric Trump as he, brother take over business

President Donald Trump pulled off the improbable in winning the presidential election. Now, for his next long-odds feat, he aims for his business empire to thrive even though he has stepped back back from day-to-day management of the Trump Organization. Passing a family enterprise from the founding father to heirs is a notoriously tricky task. The annals of American commerce are so filled with examples...
UPDATE: Prosecutors said officer lied in Corey Jones’ shooting

UPDATE: Prosecutors said officer lied in Corey Jones’ shooting

When Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja called 911, he acted as if he had not yet fired the shots that killed Corey Jones. He “lied,” a 60-page State Attorney’s Office report released Tuesday said: Jones was already dead. On the call, he frantically yelled for Jones to drop his gun. Four hours later, Raja would tell investigators he didn’t fire the final three of...
How officer Raja described shooting Corey Jones

How officer Raja described shooting Corey Jones

Recently released documents in the manslaughter case against the officer who fatally shot Corey Jones include transcripts from the night of the shooting. Warning: The following contains graphic language. Date of Recording: October 18, 2015 Time of Recording: 7:50 A.M. Participants: NR - Officer Nouman Raja, Palm Beach Gardens Police KS - Detective Kenny Smith, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Dept CK -...
2016 breaks third consecutive global heat record

2016 breaks third consecutive global heat record

Earth endured its third consecutive year of record heat in 2016, continuing an alarming, but not surprising, trend of warmer temperatures turbocharged by the humans that call it home, scientists said Wednesday. NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration released annual global temperature data, that, while gathered separately, came to the same conclusion — 2016 edged out...
Administrator: Palm Beach County on the rise

Administrator: Palm Beach County on the rise

Baker (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker started her “State of the County” update Wednesday to a business group by talking about pennies.
How Delray hopes to stop dangerous crossings on downtown train tracks

How Delray hopes to stop dangerous crossings on downtown train tracks

Those who are tempted to dart across the train tracks that cut through Delray Beach’s downtown may soon find obstacles in their way, including a fence and shrubbery. City staff is working on a plan to place mechanical railings girded with landscaping along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks that cut through Atlantic Avenue, prompted by the death of a 62-year-old woman hit by a train while...
Trump seeks to build helipad at Mar-a-Lago Club

Trump seeks to build helipad at Mar-a-Lago Club

During his recent trip to The Mar-a-Lago Club, Donald Trump landed his helicopter on the grass — but the president-elect wants to upgrade to a proper helipad. Trump will ask the town of Palm Beach and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for permission to build a concrete landing pad on the western part of the 17.5-acre property, said Rick Gonzalez, a West Palm Beach architect who&rsquo...
Braves supporters cry foul, claim PBC tomahawk-chopped local project

Braves supporters cry foul, claim PBC tomahawk-chopped local project

They had been hoping to celebrate the way all Atlanta Braves fans do, with a victorious tomahawk chop. Instead, supporters of a plan to bring the Braves back to Palm Beach County are pointing fingers after the popular Major League Baseball team decided earlier this week to focus on Sarasota County as its next spring training home. “Dismayed to hear that Palm Beach lost the Atlanta Braves to...
Jarvis Landry contract status should be easy call for Miami Dolphins

Jarvis Landry contract status should be easy call for Miami Dolphins

Someone’s going to pay Jarvis Landry. The Dolphins better make sure it’s them. For the first time in nearly a decade, the organization looks like it’s making meaningful strides toward being a contender. There’s no scenario in which that progress continues without Landry. There can be some nitpicking on his game, some of it fair, but he’s the best offensive player on the...
Commentary: My vegeterian diet vs. South Florida Fair food… who won?

Commentary: My vegeterian diet vs. South Florida Fair food… who won?

I’ve been a vegetarian since birth and that typically means I eat pretty healthy. Don’t get me wrong, that doesn’t mean I won’t indulge in the occasional greasy slice of pizza, but I cook many of my own meals and put kale and other healthy vegetables in everything I eat. So what better place to have the ultimate day of pushing the limits of my will than opening day of the South...
This popular Lake Worth restaurant is closing

This popular Lake Worth restaurant is closing

Lake Worth locals and anyone who loves poutine will be sad to hear that Poutine Dog Cafe is closing its doors. The eatery, located in downtown Lake Worth, is closing Jan. 29, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. “Dear friends, the staff at Poutine Dog Cafe want to thank you for the support you showed us over the past 5 years. We had an amazing experience with lots of ups and downs...
This restaurant is the best global restaurant in Palm Beach County

This restaurant is the best global restaurant in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Liz Balmaseda picked the best and brightest in dining for 2016 in the Critic’s Choice Awards. The selections are based on her 2016 dining experiences. Diners from all over the world descend on this tiny Jamaican restaurant, thanks to the power of Yelp.com. This colorful spot is where owner/chef Althea Drummond creates her soul-warming specialties: brown stew chicken...
Vivian Howard, a TV chef, offers hope for her rural hometown

Vivian Howard, a TV chef, offers hope for her rural hometown

Just before Christmas, in the soup kitchen that serves this small town built on tobacco, textiles and hogs, the chef and cooking show star Vivian Howard finished stirring a pot of pork and sweet potato stew and turned to a local television reporter. How does it feel, the reporter asked, to know that she had saved her hometown? “If I had saved Kinston,” she replied, “we wouldn&rsquo...
Who won big at the 2017 People's Choice Awards? See the winners list

Who won big at the 2017 People's Choice Awards? See the winners list

Check out the full list of winners below: Favorite movie: "Finding Dory" Favorite movie actor: Ryan Reynolds Favorite movie actress: Jennifer Lawrence Favorite action movie: "Deadpool" Favorite action movie actor: Robert Downey Jr. Favorite action movie actress: Margot Robbie Favorite animated movie voice: Ellen DeGeneres, "Finding Dory"...
Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 1 DAY LATEST NEWS President-elect Trump is expected to give a short, but “very personal,” inaugural speech on Friday.
Action! Don’t miss the Jewish Film Festival

Action! Don’t miss the Jewish Film Festival

Films that celebrate the Jewish experience and the diversity of the community are airing across Palm Beach County as part of the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Thirty movies will be shown at the theaters Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton, Cobb Theatres at Downtown in Palm Beach Gardens, Frank Cinebowl in Delray Beach and Muvico Parisian 20 at CityPlace in West Palm...
22nd Annual FOTOfusion coming soon to West Palm Beach

22nd Annual FOTOfusion coming soon to West Palm Beach

Whether it’s for work or pleasure, a passion for photography is all that matters. Don’t miss the 22nd Annual FOTOfusion 2017 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre . The popular cultural festival “where creativity and technology fuse” will feature over 130 events designed for beginners to pros. Learn from the masters at events including seminars,...

Feeling a sense of inauguration consternation

Why is this inauguration different from any other? Let’s start with the fact that most Americans are not happy that Donald Trump is about to become president. The Washington Post/ABC News poll this week found that Trump enters the Oval Office with the lowest favorable ratings since the question has been asked. Only 40 percent view Trump favorably. That compares with 62 percent for George W....
Cailtyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Cailtyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks she knows what the Republican Party needs. Jenner took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her opinions on the Republicans and LGBTQ issues and was faced with a plethora of responses. "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!" she tweeted Wednesday. One follower responded, "good luck with that when they won't even let you use the proper...
Beach Boys, a couple Democrats at Rick Scott’s pre-inaugural ball in Washington

Beach Boys, a couple Democrats at Rick Scott’s pre-inaugural ball in Washington

The Beach Boys perform at Gov. Rick Scott’s “Florida Sunshine Ball” Wednesday night in Washington, D.
Florida Woman pulls a machete at a day care

Florida Woman pulls a machete at a day care

A Florida woman took “custody battle” to a new level when she pulled a machete on a day care worker, police said. >> Read more trending stories  Ashley Dailey, 25, attempted to pick up a child she didn’t have custody over in Sunrise, Florida. After being denied the child, Dailey pulled the machete on the employee and threatened her, 7News reported.  &ldquo...
'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine

'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine

Video that emerged Wednesday of a German shepherd dog named Hercules was quickly called into question by some viewers. Celebrity gossip site TMZ obtained video from the set of the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose," that some viewers may find disturbing. It shows Hercules struggling with a person who appears to be a trainer trying to get the dog to jump into a pool of water that appears to...

Girls basketball: No. 2 Oxbridge Academy stops No. 5 Cardinal Newman

Alexa Zaph scored 19 points to lead the Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team to a 45-34 victory over Cardinal Newman in a matchup of ranked teams Wednesday night in West Palm Beach. With the victory, the second-ranked Thunderwolves improved to 16-5 while the fifth-ranked Crusaders fell to 17-5. No. 4 Wellington 57, Dwyer 25: Sydney Jones scored 15 points as the Wolverines (16-3) rolled over the...

Soccer: Boca Raton to face Spanish River in girls district final

Dayana Martin scored four goals, leading the top-seeded Boca Raton girls soccer team to a 6-0 rout of fifth-seeded Coral Springs in a District 12-5A semifinal Wednesday night in Boca Raton. Boca Raton advances to face Spanish River in Friday’s district final. Spanish River 1, Parkland-Douglas 0: Sai Rich had five clutch saves while Sydnet Sauer scored the only goal as the third-seeded Sharks...
Donald Trump taps Sonny Perdue as his agriculture chief