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UPDATE: False killer whales stranded in Everglades National Park

UPDATE: False killer whales stranded in Everglades National Park

Wildlife officials reported they were unable to save dozens of false killer whales reported found stranded over the weekend. NOAA Fisheries said a total of 95 whales were spotted in distress in a remote location near Hog Key, an island on the western boundary of Everglades National Park, by a bystander on Saturday. She said a rescue team was able to reach the whales on Sunday, but were not able to...
UPDATE: Despite warnings, ATVs, motorbikes disrupt South Florida traffic

UPDATE: Despite warnings, ATVs, motorbikes disrupt South Florida traffic

For the second time in two years, traffic on South Florida roadways were disrupted by the illegal and hazardous riding of off-road vehicles. Hundreds of mostly young men on dirt bikes and ATVs clogged traffic, abruptly switched lanes and even occasionally drove on the wrong side of the roads through northeast Miami-Dade County. The lawlessness — through late Monday afternoon — seemed less...
Lady Houdini performances canceled at fair following car accident

Lady Houdini performances canceled at fair following car accident

A spokeswoman for the Lady Houdini escape artist said the performer’s appearances at the South Florida Fair have been canceled. A statement issued Monday said Kristen Johnson, who performs as Lady Houdini, and her husband, Kevin Ridgeway, “were involved a serious car accident” last week. The two were transported to area hospitals after the wreck, the statement said, but did not list...
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

"We've decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution," Gavigan said last week in a YouTube video.

POINT OF VIEW Airbnb threatens Florida B&Bs, endangers consumers

The owners of many local bed and breakfast inns initially viewed Airbnb optimistically as an exciting new marketing platform. Unfortunately, hope quickly gave way to reality as licensed “mom-and-pop” businesses found themselves deluged with unlawful operators on Airbnb and similar sites, often operating in residential areas. This goes well beyond simple market competition. Not only has...
Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports.  A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows a Pro-Touring Firebird owned by Reynolds and built by Restore a Muscle Car and...
All Aboard’s Brightline train to begin tests on tracks this week

All Aboard’s Brightline train to begin tests on tracks this week

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline rail service will start testing its first passenger train this week along a 9-mile stretch of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks that runs from West Palm Beach to Lantana. But a planned quiet zone to silence train horns along the route will not be in place before the company begins testing the 489-foot-long train and its on-board systems, Brightline officials...
Living paycheck to paycheck? Here are some strategies to perk up your paltry savings

Living paycheck to paycheck? Here are some strategies to perk up your paltry savings

(Getty Images) A recent study by Bankrate.com shows just how tenuous most Americans’ finances are: More than half of respondents to Bankrate’s survey can’t pay for a $500 car repair or $1,000 medical bill without going into debt.
Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, civic groups

Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, civic groups

ACCOUNTING Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A., certified public accountants in West Palm Beach, announces that Dencle McDonald has joined the firm. McDonald is a bookkeeper in the family office department. He brings over 15 years of accounting experience in a family office environment. COMMUNITY SERVICE Temple Shaarei Shalom is delighted to introduce and welcome one of its own, as the...

Quadriplegic resident may be entitled to bypass rules

Question: My husband and I, and our 38-year-old quadriplegic daughter, live in a condominium single-family home park. For years, we have been bringing a cargo trailer with us to house our daughter’s medical equipment, as well as to store most of her incontinence products. Basically, we use it as an extra storage shed. We have been parking our trailer behind our house for many years without complaint...
POINT OF VIEW GOP faces tough choices replacing Obamacare

POINT OF VIEW GOP faces tough choices replacing Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has not delivered on its promises to provide health insurance for virtually all Americans and lower costs but Republicans will find it tough to repeal and replace. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the ranks of the non-elderly uninsured are down nearly 13 million but 28.5 million are still without coverage. Even with generous federal subsidies...
Obamacare repeal could cost Florida 181K jobs, study says

Obamacare repeal could cost Florida 181K jobs, study says

Congress took another step to sever the financial arteries of Obamacare, even as one study warned the move could blow up nearly 181,000 Florida jobs by 2019 — second most in the country after California. Repeal supporters pushed back against assumptions behind the job-loss study, while a Florida advocacy group warned of a coming “travesty.” Opponents of the GOP repeal efforts have...
Boynton Beach operation blasted billions of illegal robocalls, FTC says

Boynton Beach operation blasted billions of illegal robocalls, FTC says

The FTC has taken action against an alleged robocall operation based in Boynton Beach. The Federal Trade Commission Friday announced a crackdown on two massive robocall telemarketing operations, one of which was headquartered in Boynton Beach.
Hot and not: Uneven fortunes for Palm Beach County housing market

Hot and not: Uneven fortunes for Palm Beach County housing market

By one measure, at least, Palm Beach County’s housing market is on fire. From late 2015 to late 2016, the county’s home prices jumped 12 percent, the highest appreciation of any metro area in the country, according to a recent study by Ten-X, an online real estate marketplace based in California. However, the strongest price growth is concentrated in lower price ranges and more desirable...

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MetLife, Unum reach deals to phase in Florida long-term care hikes

Florida regulators said Thursday insurers MetLife and Unum have reached agreements to phase in rate hikes for long-term care and not seek additional increases for 10 years. Seniors from Palm Beach County and around Florida said in hearings last year they felt “scammed” by requested increases up to 114 percent. How consumers react to the deal remains to be seen, however. Over the next three...
Here’s how to get FREE Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for a year

Here’s how to get FREE Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for a year

Dunkin Donuts will celebrate the opening of its new Loxahatchee location on Jan. 21, and the first 100 guests in line at 11 a.m. will get FREE coffee for a year.  The first guests in line will also get to meet former Miami Dolphins players Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas and Mercury Morris. A flyer announcing the event notes that “certain restrictions apply” when it comes to the coffee...
MetLife, Unum reach deals to phase in Fla. long-term care hikes

MetLife, Unum reach deals to phase in Fla. long-term care hikes

Florida regulators said Thursday insurers MetLife and Unum have reached agreements to phase in rate hikes for long-term care and not seek additional increases for 10 years.
Monday Meeting: Dayve Lynn Gabbard-Farnham of Komen South Florida

Monday Meeting: Dayve Lynn Gabbard-Farnham of Komen South Florida

Her first “job” produced a payday at age five, when she sang “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” with her parents’ country and western band at a lounge in Lebanon, Ohio. How much? A whole $2. “That $2 went straight into the gas tank to get us home from the gig!” Dayve Lynn Gabbard-Farnham said. At 47, she still sings with a quartet, but her main job these days...
Florida’s orange crop estimate sinks lower as tree-killing disease spreads

Florida’s orange crop estimate sinks lower as tree-killing disease spreads

Greening disease causes fruit to become lopsided and taste bitter. Florida’s signature crop continues to be hammered by greening disease, and Thursday the U.
Obamacare: Dismantling could blow up 181,000 Fla. jobs, study says

Obamacare: Dismantling could blow up 181,000 Fla. jobs, study says

The U.S. Senate acted in Thursday’s wee hours to sever the financial arteries of Obamacare, even as one study warned the move could blow up 181,000 Florida jobs by 2019 — second most in the country after California.
Who’ll win Destiny trial: Subway founder’s estate or Delray developer?

Who’ll win Destiny trial: Subway founder’s estate or Delray developer?

In a multi-million-dollar trial that began Thursday, Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese made it clear he isn’t running from the fact that he was prosecuted and jailed for creating phony invoices to steal millions from his onetime real estate partner, turned nemesis, the late Subway founder Fred DeLuca. “Yes, he did create the invoices. He’s not proud of it. He paid the price...
EXCLUSIVE: Farms leave produce to rot in fields as crop prices plummet

EXCLUSIVE: Farms leave produce to rot in fields as crop prices plummet

Millions of pounds of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and other vegetables are being left in South Florida fields never to be picked. Some farmers calling it the worst start to the winter vegetable season ever. “This is a blood bath, a serious bloodbath,” said Tony DiMare, vice president of Homestead-based DiMare Fresh. So, even as hunger persists, and food banks come out of the...
Need a vacation? 75 percent of Floridians plan to take one in 2017

Need a vacation? 75 percent of Floridians plan to take one in 2017

Floridians are planning to hit the road this year, vacationing in warm weather destinations across the United States and abroad, according to a new survey released Thursday by AAA.
Feel threatened by a debt collector? You’re not alone, survey finds.

Feel threatened by a debt collector? You’re not alone, survey finds.

More than 25 percent of consumers contacted by debt collectors feel threatened. One-in-four consumers contacted by debt collectors felt threatened, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report released Thursday found.
5 things to look for in Brightline’s new passenger trains

5 things to look for in Brightline’s new passenger trains

We got our first look this week at the new train for All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger-rail service.
Americans still struggle with paltry savings

Americans still struggle with paltry savings

(Getty Images) Americans’ feelings of financial insecurity dominated last year’s presidential campaign, and shaky times seem to have spilled over into the New Year.

Restaurant Inspections: See who was perfect near you

The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection data are obtained from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. For more details on restaurant inspections, visit The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection app by clicking here. For the week ending Jan. 8, this is what state inspectors reported: Perfect inspections Marcos Pizza had zero violations in an inspection Jan....
Lost Weekend, Kapow! spearhead Clematis changeover in West Palm Beach

Lost Weekend, Kapow! spearhead Clematis changeover in West Palm Beach

Alexandra Clough writes about the economy, real estate and the law. Two longtime restaurant and nightclub impresarios are feeling bullish on Clematis Street, despite the turnover taking place in West Palm Beach’s downtown dining district. Scott Frielich and Rodney Mayo are set to open two more restaurant/bars in the 500 block of the street in March. They are Lost Weekend, a popular pool hall...
Medical offices west of Boynton Beach get new owner

Medical offices west of Boynton Beach get new owner

The 50,000-square-foot Boynton Beach Medical Center has a new owner. National landlord Woodside Health is the new owner, according to brokers Bob Mion and John DePersio of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. The deed isn’t available, and the brokers declined to disclose the price. The property at 10151 Enterprise Center Blvd. in suburban Boynton Beach last sold in 2007 for $10 million. UPDATE: The...
PHOTOS: First look inside new Brightline train

PHOTOS: First look inside new Brightline train

See photos, video of All Aboard’s first Brightline passenger train

See photos, video of All Aboard’s first Brightline passenger train

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline rail service unveiled the first train in its growing fleet on Wednesday, marking a new phase for the company as officials shift their attention from construction to customer service.
FPL receives industry awards for restorations after Hermine and Matthew

FPL receives industry awards for restorations after Hermine and Matthew

FPL employees tracked Hurricane Matthew at the company’s storm center in West Palm Beach. Florida Power & Light Co, headquartered in Juno Beach,  announced  Wednesday it has received Edison Electric Institute’s “Emergency Recovery” and “Emergency Assistance” awards for its outstanding restoration efforts after Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, and...
Medical careers dominate list of best-paying jobs

Medical careers dominate list of best-paying jobs

Want to make a solid six-figure income? Head to medical school. Doctors of various types swept the top 10 in U.
Women significantly under-represented in county workforce, report says

Women significantly under-represented in county workforce, report says

The person at the top of Palm Beach County’s organizational chart is a woman. So are two of the five deputy and assistant county administrators who work under her. But women are significantly under-represented in the county’s overall workforce, according to a report commissioners reviewed Tuesday. The report, compiled to identify areas where the county needs to adjust its staffing...
UPDATE: See inside All Aboard Florida’s first Brightline train

UPDATE: See inside All Aboard Florida’s first Brightline train

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.: All Aboard Florida’s Brightline rail service unveiled the first train in its growing fleet on Wednesday, marking a new phase for the company as officials shift their attention from construction to customer service.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these staycation deals

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these staycation deals

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, local tourism leaders are promoting a handful of deals perfectly designed for both visitors and county residents looking for a romantic getaway.
PBIA travel plaza celebrates opening with FREE donuts on Thursday

PBIA travel plaza celebrates opening with FREE donuts on Thursday

The Dunkin’ Donuts in the new travel plaza at Palm Beach International Airport will celebrate the facility’s grand opening with a doughnut giveaway on Thursday.
Hoffman’s Chocolates saw record attendance at annual holiday light display

Hoffman’s Chocolates saw record attendance at annual holiday light display

A record-breaking 64,000 people visited the annual holiday light display at Hoffman’s Chocolates last month, the company announced Tuesday.
Spotify offers President Obama a job post-White House

Spotify offers President Obama a job post-White House

After he leaves the White House, President Obama plans to work with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and to write a book. But during a recent conversation with former Swedish ambassador Mark Brzezinski at the White House, Obama said, "I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify … 'Cause I know y'all loved my playlist," according to Brzezinski's wife.  After hearing...
Health Care District signs big office lease in West Palm Beach

Health Care District signs big office lease in West Palm Beach

The Health Care District will move out of the office building at 2601 10th Ave. North in Palm Springs.
Best apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolution

Best apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolution

About 40 percent of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution this year, but only about 9 percent of them will stick to it, according to statisticbrain.
Hit hard by store closings, Wellington center trades for discount

Hit hard by store closings, Wellington center trades for discount

Circuit City, Linens N Things, Barnes & Noble — The Shoppes of Wellington Green boasted a roster of tenants that would have seemed stellar two decades ago. But in the post-Amazon world, two of those merchants are gone and the third is fading fast. That might explain why the 130,000-square-foot center just sold for $19.4 million, a steep discount from the $33 million price recorded in 2011...
All Aboard’s Brightline to unveil first passenger train

All Aboard’s Brightline to unveil first passenger train

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will unveil its first passenger train at a private media event on Wednesday in West Palm Beach.
Tourism leaders look to locals to market area as vacation destination

Tourism leaders look to locals to market area as vacation destination

Palm Beach County’s tourism leaders are calling on local residents for help marketing the county as an international vacation destination on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The push is part of a new advertising campaign, dubbed “Friends Trust Friends,” unveiled Monday by Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing arm. Under the...
Fraud fighter fits credit cards with constantly changing security codes

Fraud fighter fits credit cards with constantly changing security codes

In an hour, 333 no longer will be the CVV code. A French security company has created a new type of credit card designed to thwart thieves.
Ford Bronco, Ranger making a U.S. comeback in Detroit

Ford Bronco, Ranger making a U.S. comeback in Detroit

Two classic cars are being revived by Ford in the United States. USA Today reported that Ford CEO Mark Fields announced the company would be making the Ford Bronco sport utility vehicle and Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck at its Wayne, Michigan, assembly plant. The two vehicles will replace that of the Ford Focus sedan, which is moving manufacturing to a Mexico plant. The announcement will be made...
VW scandal: Engineer arrested, naturally, in South Florida

VW scandal: Engineer arrested, naturally, in South Florida

In keeping with the rule that South Florida must be connected in some way with every debacle, a key Volkwagen engineer charged in the automaker’s emissions scandal in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday has been arrested and brought to court you know where.
JUST IN: WPBF-TV Channel 25 is back on DirecTV, new contract reached with Hearst

JUST IN: WPBF-TV Channel 25 is back on DirecTV, new contract reached with Hearst

Hearst Television and DirecTV have reached a new agreement. DirecTV and Hearst Television, parent company of WPBF-TV Channel 25 in West Palm Beach, have signed a new five-year contract, and the station is once again available to DirecTV subscribers.
PBC tourism leaders look to locals to market area as a vacation destination

PBC tourism leaders look to locals to market area as a vacation destination

Palm Beach County’s tourism leaders are calling on local residents for help marketing the county as an international vacation destination on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Takata airbags: Delayed fixes worry drivers who see ‘terrible’ risk

Takata airbags: Delayed fixes worry drivers who see ‘terrible’ risk

Drivers like Norma Caplan of Boynton Beach are growing impatient that dealers say they still do not have enough replacement parts to fix recalled Takata airbags as 2017 gets underway.
Woman sues Chipotle for $2.2 billion, claims the chain illegally used her photo

Woman sues Chipotle for $2.2 billion, claims the chain illegally used her photo

A California woman is suing Chipotle for more than $2.2 billion because she claims the chain used photographs of her for promotional purposes without her permission. >> Read more trending stories   In a lawsuit filed Dec. 20, Leah Caldwell says that in 2006, a photographer took pictures of her and a friend eating at a Chipotle restaurant near the University of Denver. According...
Construction advances on Brightline’s Miami station

Construction advances on Brightline’s Miami station

The first Brightline train has arrived, housed in the company’s rail repair facility off of Division Avenue in West Palm Beach on December 14, 2016.
Police officers, support staff get a FREE meal today at McDonald’s

Police officers, support staff get a FREE meal today at McDonald’s

McDonald’s is thanking police officers and their support staff today with free meals at 83 locations across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Local law enforcement and support staff will receive a Extra Value Meal. The promotion is in celebration of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. No purchase is necessary. Law enforcement officers and support staff must show a valid organization ID...
Gasoline prices flat as demand drops due to winter storms

Gasoline prices flat as demand drops due to winter storms

Gas prices are stable in Palm Beach County. Snow storms have reduced demand for gasoline across much of the nation, giving motorists a respite from rising gasoline prices.
Grand opening for PBIA’s travel plaza to be held this week

Grand opening for PBIA’s travel plaza to be held this week

provided A grand opening ceremony will be held Thursday for the travel plaza on the outskirts of the Palm Beach International Airport.
The Limited closes all retail stores

The Limited closes all retail stores

The Limited has closed all stores in the country as it struggles with accumulating debt and falling sales, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company made the announcement of the closures Saturday but said the demise of the retailer's physical presence "isn't goodbye."  >> Read more trending stories   In total, the company, which once operated ...
FHA mortgage insurance premiums to fall

FHA mortgage insurance premiums to fall

Mortgage rates have been on the rise, but the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Monday that it will cut mortgage insurance premiums on Federal Housing Administration loans. The reduction of 0.25 percent would mean $500 in annual savings for a borrower with a $200,000 loan. The lower premiums take effect Jan. 27, HUD said. FHA loans have become popular in recent years because...
After post-Trump spike, mortgage rates might hold steady in 2017

After post-Trump spike, mortgage rates might hold steady in 2017

Mortgage rates plunged after last summer’s Brexit vote, then soared after Donald Trump’s win on Nov. 8. After bottoming out at 3.41 percent last summer, the 30-year fixed settled in at 4.2 percent as of Thursday, according to Freddie Mac. The volatility should ease in 2017, experts predict. They forecast rates in the 4.5 percent to 4.7 percent range by the end of the year. The prognostications...
UPDATE: Burt & Max’s reopens after kitchen staff illnesses

UPDATE: Burt & Max’s reopens after kitchen staff illnesses

Burt & Max’s restaurant in the Delray Marketplace reopened at 5 p.m. Friday after being closed for more than a week due to mysterious air quality issues that caused rashes, breathing problems and irritated eyes and throats among the kitchen staff. Past coverage: Mystery at Burt & Max’s restaurant near Delray: What initial tests reveal  "We have addressed and re-mediated...
Monday Meeting with Tim Vogel, owner of Scenthound

Monday Meeting with Tim Vogel, owner of Scenthound

Tim Vogel is the owner of Scenthound, a monthly dog care club that offers baths, ear cleaning, nail trimming and teeth brushing, in addition to other grooming services. Vogel’s business model is simple: to provide fast, easy and affordable care for dogs that don’t need regular hair cuts. For $25, members can have their dog’s coat, ears, nails and teeth cared for once a month. Unlimited...
Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, civic circles

Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, civic circles

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Gunster is pleased to announce that shareholder Brian M. Seymour has been appointed to the board of directors of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. Seymour co-chairs Gunster’s real property law practice. Seymour filled an at-large seat on the board, and his appointment was effective Oct. 1, 2016, for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Seymour represents land owners...
Another price cut for Palm Beach’s priciest mansion

Another price cut for Palm Beach’s priciest mansion

The mansion at 1071 N. Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach. Courtesy Smith and Moore Architects. The most expensive listing in Palm Beach got a little less expensive on Friday.

Associations should send out proxies every year

Question: We are having an annual meeting soon and don’t need an election, and don’t have anything on the agenda for the owners to vote on. Do we still need to send out proxies? Signed, M.V. Answer: It’s an excellent question, and it comes up regularly in our practice. At the vast majority of annual meetings, there is no official business to conduct other than the election; which...
Palm Beach County boasts nation’s highest home-price gains

Palm Beach County boasts nation’s highest home-price gains

(Getty Images) Palm Beach County had the nation’s highest home-price appreciation over the past year, according to housing site Ten-X.

Are you helping hackers get your personal information?

tecbud@bellsouth.net How did that hacker get into your computer? Odds are that it was an inside job. He had help from someone you trust. Who was that helper? Why, it was you. Ironically the most common way of letting a hacker into your computer has nothing to do with the firewall you use or even your anti-malware software. Obviously, you need to use those tools. But today we’ll talk about ways...
Obamacare: Only 1 in 5 polled want repeal before replacement ready

Obamacare: Only 1 in 5 polled want repeal before replacement ready

A new poll released Friday finds one in five voters want the Affordable Care Act repealed before a replacement plan is ready, highlighting challenges for a new Congress.
Should millennials buy homes? That depends — see our list of homeownership pros and cons

Should millennials buy homes? That depends — see our list of homeownership pros and cons

(Getty Images) Gen X author David Bach created a social-media stir this week when he appeared on CNBC and exhorted millennials to stop wasting their money on rent.

Which Sears, Kmart stores will be closing? Here's a list

Kentucky Kmart 191 Outer Loop Road Louisville KY Kmart 2945 Scottsville Road Bowling Green KY Kmart 14662 N US Highway 25 East Corbin KY Kmart 1501 Paris Pike Georgetown KY Kmart 3010 Fort Campbell Blvd Hopkinsville KY Kmart 1710 West Highway 192 London KY Kmart 2815 West Parrish Avenue Owensboro KY Sears* 5101 Hinkleville Road Paducah KY New York Kmart 4645 Commercial Drive New Hartford...
Should hotels be forced to disclose mandatory resort fees?

Should hotels be forced to disclose mandatory resort fees?

hotel room Consumers on the hunt for hotel accommodation are likely being harmed if mandatory resort fees are not included in posted price of nightly room bookings, according to a paper released by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday.
PBIA starts 2017 with double the usual number of flights

PBIA starts 2017 with double the usual number of flights

Palm Beach International Airport rang in the new year with a surge in air traffic, prompting a warning from county officials that the added flights could lead to a spike in noise complaints. The airport handled 710 takeoffs and landings on Monday, roughly double the number of a typical day, Palm Beach County Airports Director Bruce Pelly said in an email to county commissioners. Just over 500 of Monday&rsquo...
FPL wants more for storm costs, reserve as ‘17 rate hike kicks in

FPL wants more for storm costs, reserve as ‘17 rate hike kicks in

The biggest chunk of Florida Power & Light Co.’s $811 million rate increase started in January, as the typical customer’s bill rose by $7.21 a month. Now another $3.36 a month increase is expected to show up beginning in March. That’s because FPL, headquartered in Juno Beach, is seeking to raise its customers bills to recoup $318.5 million for power restoration and replenishing its...
Cheap gas ending as forecast calls for average to hit $3 in Palm Beach Co.

Cheap gas ending as forecast calls for average to hit $3 in Palm Beach Co.

Gasoline prices are on the rise and expected to peak at $3 to $3.35 a gallon this spring. Say goodbye to cheap gasoline and hello to $3 a gallon for regular gasoline in Palm Beach County this spring.
PBIA off to a busy start in 2017 after surge in New Year’s travelers

PBIA off to a busy start in 2017 after surge in New Year’s travelers

  Traffic at PBIA on Jan. 2, 2017 Traffic at Palm Beach International surged on Monday, with more than 700 aircraft carrying New Year’s travelers taking off or landing at the airport.
This year's National Returns Day will be the biggest yet, UPS says

This year's National Returns Day will be the biggest yet, UPS says

Sending back that cheesy holiday tie or questionable "As Seen on TV" gadget you got for Christmas? You're in good company.
Which Macy's stores are closing?

Which Macy's stores are closing?

Macy's announced Wednesday that they will be closing 68 stores and laying-off some 4,000 employees nationwide. Here's a list  of the stores set to close in the next few months. Greenwood, Bowling Green, KY (124,000 square feet; opened in 1980; 63 associates) Carolina Place, Pineville, NC (151,000 square feet; opened in 1993; 69 associates) Douglaston, Douglaston, NY (158,000 square feet; opened...
Check out Palm Beach County’s most popular selfie spots

Check out Palm Beach County’s most popular selfie spots

Looking to capitalize on the beauty of Palm Beach County’s most popular hot spots, local tourism leaders have created a “selfie trail” they hope will encourage out-of-town visitors to promote the area on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter.
Restaurant Inspections: See who was perfect, who got closed

Restaurant Inspections: See who was perfect, who got closed

Restaurant Inspections: See who was perfect, who got closed The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection data is obtained from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. For more details on restaurant inspections, visit The Palm Beach Post’s restaurant inspection app. For the week ending Jan. 1, this is what state inspectors reported: Perfect inspections Holloways Irish...
Trump tweets ‘be careful’ as Fla. Obamacare sign-ups surge 5%

Trump tweets ‘be careful’ as Fla. Obamacare sign-ups surge 5%

President-elect Donald Trump warned a GOP-led Congress Wednesday to handle Obamacare repeal with caution as enrollment surged about 5 percent in Florida and sign-ups jumped nationally as well.
Car dealership mascot keeps slipping on ice in hilarious commercial outtakes

Car dealership mascot keeps slipping on ice in hilarious commercial outtakes

A car dealership in Minnesota recently attempted to film a commercial at a hockey rink. The ad for White Bear Mitsubishi stars the dealership's mascot, a giant white bear. The only problem? It seems bears (or at least guys in bear suits) aren't quite cut out for life on the ice.  In the ad, the dealership's general manager, Richard Herod III, is joined by the bear mascot as well as the University...
POINT OF VIEW Trump can help the community banks

POINT OF VIEW Trump can help the community banks

As a lifelong Democrat, I’m proud to say that I voted for President-elect Donald Trump and contributed to his campaign. Trump is, first and foremost, a businessman and a job creator. As a developer, he understands the policies that spur economic growth as well as the regulations that hold American business and job creation back. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of real estate development...