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POST TIME: West Palm Beach’s black-only Industrial High has centennial

Readers: It’s always with pride, albeit tempered, that blacks recall their days at their old high schools — segregated schools. At least they had schools. But not right away. This year marks the centennial of the establishment of Palm Beach County’s first high school for blacks. Industrial Junior and Senior High School, near Tamarind Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, opened...
Ryan to unveil new health care effort at Breakers in Palm Beach

Ryan to unveil new health care effort at Breakers in Palm Beach

Days after the Republican-controlled House failed to enact a health care overhaul bill backed by President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will unveil a new health care effort at a retreat with Republican donors on Thursday and Friday at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The gathering was confirmed to The Palm Beach Post by a Republican source on Wednesday. RELATED: Complete President Trump coverage...
Moving on up: Palm Beach County now the 8th healthiest in Fla.

Moving on up: Palm Beach County now the 8th healthiest in Fla.

A few years ago, the top health official in Palm Beach County determined it was time to encourage residents to make some life changes, to get them moving and off their cellphones and video game screens. Then, Dr. Alina Alonso looked in the mirror and told herself the same thing. “I could not talk about people getting on board with a healthier weight if I did not do it myself,” the director...
After three deaths, Florida storm chasers lament livestream pressure

After three deaths, Florida storm chasers lament livestream pressure

Two Weather Channel storm chasers raced through a steady Texas rain on Tuesday, livestreaming their pursuit of supercell thunderstorms and search for the ultimate prize — a Great Plains tornado. Possibly distracted, and likely amped on adrenaline, the driver missed a stop sign, crashing into another storm chaser, who was alone in his hunt. All three died, and now the chaser community, including...
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking

Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking

Ryan U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t in the Sunshine State yet, but gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is already throwing some shade his way.
JUST IN: Man dead after thrown from I-95 ramp in motorcycle crash

JUST IN: Man dead after thrown from I-95 ramp in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old is dead after he was thrown from an Interstate 95 ramp when his motorcycle crashed Tuesday night in West Palm Beach, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jaquari McCormick of West Palm Beach was on the southbound exit ramp to Palm Beach International Airport just before 9:30 p.m. As he drove the 2004 Suzuki on the curved part of the ramp, the motorcycle sideswiped the concrete barrier...
Florida House pitches $297 million in tax cuts, half what Scott wanted

Florida House pitches $297 million in tax cuts, half what Scott wanted

A wide-ranging $296.8 million tax cut package from the House would eliminate sales taxes on diapers and feminine hygiene products, offer tax “holidays” for purchasing school and hurricane supplies and trim a commercial lease tax. The package, introduced Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee, is smaller than the $618 million collection of tax cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott. The...
Surprise! Wellington cancer survivor, 8, gets day with Astros pitcher

Surprise! Wellington cancer survivor, 8, gets day with Astros pitcher

Drew Dawson got all of it. The toss from Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. smacked off the 8-year-old’s bat up the middle of the field and he was already running. He finished a full sprint rounding the bases with a slide into home and a big smile on his face. McCullers joked that he hung a change-up and Drew’s mother, Tristan Dawson, called it Drew’s “victory lap&rdquo...
NEW: Lake Park man pleads guilty to trying to help ISIS

NEW: Lake Park man pleads guilty to trying to help ISIS

One of three Palm Beach County men charged in July with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges. Dayne Christian, 32, of Lake Park, pleaded guilty in federal court in West Palm Beach to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, in connection with what FBI agents said was a failed plot to help the...
4th DCA: Warrant needed to search car’s ‘black box’

4th DCA: Warrant needed to search car’s ‘black box’

In what is likely a first-of-its-kind case in Florida, a divided appeals court Wednesday said authorities needed a warrant before they could download information recorded in a car’s “black box.” The ruling by a panel of the West Palm Beach-based 4th District Court of Appeal approved a defendant’s request to suppress evidence that police retrieved from such a device in 2013...
Gator takes a siesta in Pine Glades Natural Area

Gator takes a siesta in Pine Glades Natural Area

Good thing he wasn’t in Big Cypress National Preserve. No pythons were in sight (nor was intrepid Palm Beach Post reporter Joe Capozzi) Wednesday when this small alligator swam up to greet a reporter who had ventured out to the Pine Glades Natural Area in Jupiter for a story. Said reporter remained safely on a deck overlooking the gator’s watery haunt. After swimming to a spot near the...
See the new pro-Donald Trump TV ad airing in Florida

See the new pro-Donald Trump TV ad airing in Florida

A super PAC supporting President Donald Trump has begun running ads in Florida and nine other states, Bloomberg News reports, with the apparent aim of rallying Trump voters against Sen. Bill Nelson and other Democratic senators on the ballot next year.   Making America Great is spending $1 million on TV and $300,000 on digital ads in 10 states and Washington, D.C.   The...
Man on Boynton Beach stabbing victim: ‘Pray for her’

Man on Boynton Beach stabbing victim: ‘Pray for her’

La Costa in Boynton Beach. Photo taken March 29, 2017 by Alexandra Seltzer Shannon Habegger was watching television inside her La Costa apartment Tuesday night when she heard someone yelling.
Grand opening is Saturday for new Jupiter restaurant on mini-golf course

Grand opening is Saturday for new Jupiter restaurant on mini-golf course

The bar at Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) A bar with 15 television screens, a restaurant with seating for 82 customers and a 3,500-gallon salt water fish tank are part of the expansion of the Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf restaurant,  scheduled to have it’s grand opening at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1. The menu, which now includes ice cream, burgers and beer and wine...
Florida House offers enactment plan that limits medical marijuana use

Florida House offers enactment plan that limits medical marijuana use

Pledging that it is only a start, a Florida House panel gave a thumbs-up Tuesday to a medical-marijuana proposal castigated by supporters of a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions. The House Health Quality Subcommittee overwhelmingly approved the measure (HB 1397), sponsored by House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, with just one...
Scammer who flipped on PBSO deputy gets 11 years in prison

Scammer who flipped on PBSO deputy gets 11 years in prison

A 47-year-old Wellington man, who helped federal prosecutors build an identity theft case against a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, on Wednesday was sentenced for his own involvement in the scam, as well as a home rental scam. Kesner Joaseus, 47, was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a rental scam, to be followed by an additional two years in prison for his role in an identity...
UPDATE: Two dead at West Palm shooting scene; police chief on scene

UPDATE: Two dead at West Palm shooting scene; police chief on scene

3:35 p.m. UPDATE: According to a West Palm Beach Police spokesman, the 911 call involving a shooting that killed two people came from inside the apartment at Caribbean Villas. It’s not known whether the caller was among the victims. Sergeant Dave Lefont, police spokesman, said today’s fatal shooting isn’t related to other shootings in the area recently. So far in March, 12 people...
There’s a new Italian restaurant opening in Boynton’s Las Ventanas

There’s a new Italian restaurant opening in Boynton’s Las Ventanas

Father and son restaurateurs Steven Pellegrino Sr. and Steven Pellegrino Jr. are the latest to give Boynton Beach’s Las Ventanas a try. On April 12, they will open Baciami (Italian for ‘kiss me’) Italiano in the spot formerly known as Lucertola Ristorante & Birreria and before that, Bad Ragaz Restaurant & Bar. You might be familiar with the Pellegrinos’ other restaurants in...
Lake Worth makes $38,000 of improvements to Domino Park

Lake Worth makes $38,000 of improvements to Domino Park

The tiny parcel of land, next to the train tracks on South G Street and in the southwestern part of Lake Worth that won’t appear in any city brochures, is finally getting an official purpose. For years, nearby residents have used the site between South 8th and 9th avenues to hang out, play dominoes, checkers, host picnics. They bring their own chairs and tables, turning the site into their own...
LATEST: Highly ranked equestrian charged with battery on deputy

LATEST: Highly ranked equestrian charged with battery on deputy

A highly ranked equestrian show jumper was arrested last week after an altercation with a woman ended with the jumper hitting a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, according to an arrest report. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Conor Swail, an Irish-born jumper ranked 41st in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping standings, was charged with domestic battery, resisting...
Who were the fastest, hardest-hitting police dogs at K9 competition?

Who were the fastest, hardest-hitting police dogs at K9 competition?

Boynton Beach Police’s sixth South Florida Police K9 Competition was Saturday and the word from both attendees and the organizer is it was the best yet. Boynton’s police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater estimates more than 1,000 attended — not including the dogs — the event at Boynton Beach High School. Here are the winners: - Officer John Marin and K9 Rex of the Miami Police Department...
This Lake Worth resident needs your vote…but for what?

This Lake Worth resident needs your vote…but for what?

South Grade Elementary school teacher Rebecca Hinson is hoping to win a $25,000 grant for her small book publishing business.
LATEST: Warrant issued for woman who threatened Sandy Hook parents

LATEST: Warrant issued for woman who threatened Sandy Hook parents

A federal judge Wednesday morning issued a warrant for the arrest of a Brandon woman accused of threatening the father of a child who died in the Sandy Hook shooting after she did not show up in court. Lucy Richards, 57, was expected to plead guilty Wednesday to one count of transmitting threats through interstate communication and had an agreement in place to receive house arrest and probation...
Dwyer-nominated teacher sought by FBI on child porn charges

Dwyer-nominated teacher sought by FBI on child porn charges

A manhunt is underway for a lauded Palm Beach County middle-school teacher who authorities say went on the run in the face of federal charges that he produced and received child pornography, FBI officials announced Wednesday. The victims in the case are multiple, and at least a handful are confirmed to be students in the county’s public schools, Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said...
NEW: ‘Excited delirium,’ not bullets, killed man in August shooting

NEW: ‘Excited delirium,’ not bullets, killed man in August shooting

An Acreage man whose body was found outside a North Palm Beach home Aug. 1 died from “excited delirium due to cocaine use,” not gunshot wounds, according to a Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released Tuesday. A West Palm Beach man fired shots at Kristopher Lyewfong, 36, shortly before he suffered the seizure that killed him. However, Fednel David, 21, will not...
JUST IN: School bus crashes in Lake Worth

JUST IN: School bus crashes in Lake Worth

A school bus crashed in the north end of the city Wednesday morning, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The crash took place at at Worthmore Drive and North East Coast Street, west of Dixie Highway and just south of the West Palm Beach border. The crash was reported just before 7:45 a.m. It was not immediately known whether anyone was injured. Check back for details on this breaking story.
UPDATE: Twins’ bodies kept in tub before being burned in brush fire

UPDATE: Twins’ bodies kept in tub before being burned in brush fire

Brandon and Brian Allen’s lifeless bodies lay in a West Palm Beach bathtub for nearly 24 hours before their accused killers dumped them along the Beeline Highway and burned them beyond recognition, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records show. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The 21-year-old twins met with their roommates the evening of March 14 in their apartment...
Report: Tractor-trailer crash closes Boca Raton I-95 ramp

Report: Tractor-trailer crash closes Boca Raton I-95 ramp

The exit ramp to Congress Avenue off Interstate 95 is blocked Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. A tractor-trailer wreck closed the ramp, according to The Post’s news partner WPTV NewsChannel 5. The wreck happened shortly before 6:45 a.m., FHP said. Officials listed the wreck as a “serious accident” on the highway patrol’s website. It is unclear...
Palm Beach County considers czar, spending $1 million in opioid fight

Palm Beach County considers czar, spending $1 million in opioid fight

Palm Beach County commissioners will consider a variety of options next Tuesday to combat the rampaging opioid epidemic, including the hiring of a senior-level administrative staffer, creating two new positions with the Medical Examiner’s Office and pouring $1 million into a range of treatment programs. Those options are among the recommendations of a 72-page report outlining the scope of the...

Florida House scales back school vouchers plan

A wide-ranging school choice bill was stripped down before passing a key subcommittee Tuesday, but the shape of the final legislation is still in flux as it nears the House floor. The proposal (HB 15), filed by Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora, began the day as a bill that would touch the state’s three major school-choice programs. But after a pair of amendments offered by Sullivan, the...
West Boca will make Chinese president feel right at home next week

West Boca will make Chinese president feel right at home next week

BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 19: Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before their meeting at at the Great Hall of the People on March 19, 2017 in Beijing, China.

2018: Andrew Gillum endorsed by longtime Palm Beach County Dem

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has been endorsed by Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon in the Democratic 2018 race for governor.
For former Palm Beacher Linda Cooney freedom and a new trial in Vegas

For former Palm Beacher Linda Cooney freedom and a new trial in Vegas

The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned the attempted-murder conviction of former Palm Beacher Linda Cooney, finding the Las Vegas jury that convicted her in 2014 of shooting her son should not have been told that she had been charged — and acquitted — of shooting her ex-husband in Juno Beach in 1992. In a five-page ruling handed down on March 21, the court found that testimony about the...
Wellington approves proposal for second hotel in village

Wellington approves proposal for second hotel in village

Wellington looks like it is going to get a second hotel. The Wellington Village Council unanimously approved a motion Tuesday night to allow a hotel near the Mall at Wellington Green where previously only the Hampton Inn and Suites was permitted. The hotel, which is expected to be a Fairfield Inn, can be five stories and have 125 rooms. Birch Development would build the hotel and it would be managed...
Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter

Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter

Ron Delaney Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug. “We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family. Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.  
Property tax debate looms for Florida education budget

Property tax debate looms for Florida education budget

The House and Senate made opening bids Tuesday on boosting public-school spending, with the Senate unveiling a proposal to increase per-student funding by roughly 10 times what the House is offering. But the upper chamber’s heftier increase is built in large part on allowing local property taxes to increase with property values, something that is a non-starter for the House and could become...
Delaney wins race for Jupiter town council against Klug

Delaney wins race for Jupiter town council against Klug

Ron Delaney Ron Delaney narrowly has won the race to in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug. Delaney has about 51 percent compared to Klug’s 49 percent, according to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office.  Stay with The Palm Beach Post for more election results.
Delaney defeats Klug for second year in row, keeps Jupiter seat

Delaney defeats Klug for second year in row, keeps Jupiter seat

Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug. “We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family. Klug, who was at a campaign gathering at Cheeseburgers and More restaurant on Indiantown...
Delaney off to early lead in Jupiter council election

Delaney off to early lead in Jupiter council election

  Ron Delaney has jumped off to a lead over Ben Klug in early absentee ballots in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat. Delaney has about 59 percent compared to Klug’s 41 percent of absentee ballots, the only ones that have been counted so far by the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office. Stay with The Palm Beach Post for election...
Litt touts organization, experience in defeating Russo in Gardens race

Litt touts organization, experience in defeating Russo in Gardens race

Pharmacist Rachelle Litt soundly beat political scion Joe Russo Jr. for the City Council Group 5 seat Tuesday. It had been a tight race between Litt, 61, who lives in PGA National, and Russo Jr., 27, a Midtown resident who is executive director of Palm Beach Tech and son of longtime council member Joe Russo. Litt attributed the win to a well organized campaign and to the advantage she had over...
Incumbent McCray wins Boynton runoff in huge voter turnout

Incumbent McCray wins Boynton runoff in huge voter turnout

A bigger turnout for Tuesday’s runoff than Election Day two weeks ago played into incumbent Mack McCray’s favor in the Boynton Beach commission race. McCray, a licensed funeral director who works in Broward County, beat political newcomer Dr. James DeVoursney, a Boynton Beach dermatologist, to represent District 2 residents. “They are letting people know that politics in Boynton...
JUST IN: Robot created to catch lionfish

JUST IN: Robot created to catch lionfish

Most of us are aware of the lionfish’s venomous reputation – its ability to multiply like crazy, gobble up numerous crustaceans and fish, and swim around the waters off Florida without any predator in sight.  Well, they may soon meet their match.  A group called RISE, Robots in Service of the Environment, says it has created a robot that will help to eliminate...
Cerabino: Film festival? I’ve got my own film festival right here.

Cerabino: Film festival? I’ve got my own film festival right here.

It’s that time of year again for another round of the Palm Beach International Film Festival. The festival, which begins Wednesday, has its usual eclectic lineup of domestic and foreign films, features and documentaries. And yet, not a single one of my movie projects made the cut. Happens every year. Here are seven of my movies you won’t be seeing during the festival: * Title: Get Out...
Judge backs Scott’s removal of prosecutor who won’t use death penalty

Judge backs Scott’s removal of prosecutor who won’t use death penalty

Siding with Gov. Rick Scott, a circuit judge Tuesday signed off on the removal of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd, refusing to put the case on hold while the prosecutor seeks a ruling on whether the governor overstepped his authority with her ouster. Ayala, elected last year as state attorney in Orange and Osceola counties, immediately...
Judge asks governor for opioids help: ‘It’s just the right thing to do’

Judge asks governor for opioids help: ‘It’s just the right thing to do’

As Palm Beach County’s chief circuit judge, Jeffrey Colbath has had a courtroom view of the opioid epidemic’s toll on society during the past few years. He also is aware that local leaders have pleaded to Gov. Rick Scott for help to curb the crisis, only to be ignored. That’s why Colbath decided to write his own letter to Scott, asking the governor to declare a public-health emergency...
Lake Worth art gallery site back on market after $895,000 deal fizzles

Lake Worth art gallery site back on market after $895,000 deal fizzles

In the real estate business, it never pays to get your hopes up. Deals can fall apart quicker than you can say, “let’s shake on it.” Take the 705-707 Lucerne Avenue site that’s been up for sale for $895,000 since last year and which houses The Art Shop, a picture framing supply store, and the Bruce Webber Gallery. Recently it appeared as if the owners — Bruce and his...
Cassie Ortiz, 16, sings her way to American Equestrians Got Talent win

Cassie Ortiz, 16, sings her way to American Equestrians Got Talent win

Everyone knows that equestrians can ride horses but many of them also have other talents. They’ve been showing them off all season during the third annual American Equestrians Got Talent competition that ended this month. Dressage rider Cassie Ortiz, 16, won in the finale, showing off her pipes and collecting a check for $10,000 on March 19, according to a news release. In her first performance...
Successful Wellington Equestrian season ending soon

Successful Wellington Equestrian season ending soon

The arrival of spring means the Winter Equestrian Festival will soon be coming to an end for the year. But there is still a final weekend of events at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and a couple more weeks at the International Polo Club before many of the seasonal residents pack up their horses and head out of town. In many ways it was a historic year for the sport locally. This was...
Florida woman refuses to leave Waffle House, asks to go to jail

Florida woman refuses to leave Waffle House, asks to go to jail

Sometimes the Waffle House is so good you just don’t want to leave. According to NWF Daily News, an unnamed 39-year-old Crestview woman argued with a Crestview Police officer when he asked her to leave the restaurant. The woman refused to leave the premises, ignoring the officer’s three requests and forcing him to attempt to escort her out. Rather than fight the arrest, the woman...
Police identify infant who died due to unknown reasons

Police identify infant who died due to unknown reasons

An infant who was found dead under unknown circumstances was identified Wednesday by Fort Pierce Police. The boy was identified as Aiden Leslie, who was 5 months old. Aiden was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center unconscious and unresponsive on Sunday night. He was later transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died Tuesday. The investigation into the infant’s death is...
‘Get Out’ writer and director Jordan Peele honored with director of the year award

‘Get Out’ writer and director Jordan Peele honored with director of the year award

Jordan Peele, writer and director of the brilliant socially conscious horror film “Get Out,” is being honored as Director of the Year at CinemaCon, the gathering of the National Association of Theatre Owners, happening March 30 in Las Vegas. “With the phenomenon known as ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously...
‘DWTS’ pro Cheryl Burke replaces Abby Lee Miller on ‘Dance Moms’

‘DWTS’ pro Cheryl Burke replaces Abby Lee Miller on ‘Dance Moms’

“Dance Moms” instructor Abbey Lee Miller blindsided fans when she announced she was quitting the Lifetime reality TV show Monday, but the network is moving on fast. According to Entertainment Tonight, “Dancing with the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke will be on board with the show for the rest of the season. “It's a go with or without Abby,”an unnamed source told ET...
Florida couple allegedly drink, shoot up hot-water tank

Florida couple allegedly drink, shoot up hot-water tank

You know how the old saying goes, “couples that drink and shoot guns together, stay together.” According to Villages-News, 29-year-old Clifford A. Boyce and 27-year-old Kari L. Coleman are accused of drinking and firing guns at a hot-water tank outside of a home in Lady Lake in January. Police were called to the home in the middle of the night after reports of gunshots in the area...
Bilingual potbellied pig steals the show at Jungle Island 

Bilingual potbellied pig steals the show at Jungle Island 

Visitors to Miami’s Jungle Island will be in the presence of a pig who not only sports a “sexy walk,” but understands English and Spanish.  According to WTVJ, Gordita, the Vietnamese potbellied pig has been trained to do several things, including understand two languages. >> Zoo’s raccoon used in ‘erotic’ video leads to lawsuit “She knows...
Teaser trailer for Stephen King’s ‘It’ released

Teaser trailer for Stephen King’s ‘It’ released

Clowns will be haunting your nightmares, thanks to the master of horror Stephen King and latest big screen adaptation to one of his best selling books. >> Read more trending news The teaser trailer for the reimagined “It” was released Wednesday.  Pennywise is the true embodiment of the terror that many people feel when they even think about clowns. “It” stars...
NEW: Alligator spotted on Florida tennis court

NEW: Alligator spotted on Florida tennis court

One Florida reptile seemed ready to leave the swamp to make it as an athlete when it was spotted on a Sarasota tennis court Wednesday. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Someone was looking for a match this morning at the Englewood Sports Complex. Maybe he was there for singles, maybe it's just mating...
Giant gator interrupts golf match, strolls through links like a regular player  

Giant gator interrupts golf match, strolls through links like a regular player  

A giant alligator interrupted a golf tournament in South Carolina, sneaking onto the links and sauntering by stunned golfers who watched in amazement as the dinosaur-like creature walked by. Players teed off at the 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Invitational on Kiawah Island on Monday, but the star of the competition wasn’t a golfer. It was the huge gator that showed up on the links and strolled...
What we loved at these restaurants in Boca Raton 

What we loved at these restaurants in Boca Raton 

Our Palm Beach Post writers anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. We have rounded up the best neighborhood eats in Boca Raton and tell you why they liked each one! Reason To Go: The huge menu proves there’s something for everyone, especially when it’s tough to agree on a desired cuisine. It’s also located in Town...
Man uses baseball bat to free infant in hot car, woman arrest

Man uses baseball bat to free infant in hot car, woman arrest

Police arrested a Florida woman accused of leaving a 2-month-old baby in a car parked in Jacksonville on Tuesday after a man used a baseball bat to free the child, according to authorities. Police were called Tuesday to the Lowe’s on Atlantic Boulevard after passersby saw the baby girl crying and sweating profusely in a car parked in a sunny spot outside the store. At the time, the temperature...
NEW: Florida prostitute tricks adoption agency to gain financial support

NEW: Florida prostitute tricks adoption agency to gain financial support

A Florida prostitute used an adoption center to gain financial support for months until she encountered one bump along the way ... there was no baby.  In October, Rebecca Freeman, 41, of Bradenton, told the Family Creations adoption center that she was pregnant and that she wanted to put her baby up for adoption, according to the Bradenton Herald. She provided them with a urine sample...
Teacher’s assistant crashes driver’s ed car into Dunkin’ Donuts, blames student

Teacher’s assistant crashes driver’s ed car into Dunkin’ Donuts, blames student

A teacher’s assistant who enjoyed taking driver’s education cars on joyrides ended when she crashed at a Dunkin’ Donuts, according to according to WFTV. Malisa Stocker, a Marion County School District employee, is accused of using the school’s cars as her personal vehicles. A school district spokesman told WFTV that Stocker claimed to be taking the cars to a repair...
NEW: Delray road reopened after suspicious packages declared safe

NEW: Delray road reopened after suspicious packages declared safe

3:15 p.m. UPDATE: Atlantic Avenue has now reopened after the two suspicious packages were declared safe by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s bomb disposal unit. The packages forced westbound Atlantic to be closed near Military Trail for more than two hours. 2:10 p.m. UPDATE: There are two suspicious packages at the Walgreens at Atlantic Avenue and Military Trail, according to Delray...
Threatening tweet causes concern at Florida middle school

Threatening tweet causes concern at Florida middle school

A tweet that was perceived as a threat caused alarm and distraction at a Florida middle school. According to WESH, the tweet, apparently referring to Buddy Taylor Middle School in Palm Coast, featured a picture of a gun with the caption “goodbye to everyone at BTMS.” The post spread throughout the school, and eventually to parents, who called 911. The post was determined to be...
WATCH: Gay Florida couple gets married in hockey jerseys at arena

WATCH: Gay Florida couple gets married in hockey jerseys at arena

A Florida couple said “I do” at center ice in what might be the first same-sex marriage held in a hockey arena.  Eric Pinder and Dwayne Smoot, of Orlando, wore hockey jerseys over their dress shirts and bow ties,  the priest wore a referee's jersey, and a goal horn sounded as the grooms shared their first kiss as newlyweds, according to OutSports.   “We met at...
Woman standing on front porch hit by car during argument

Woman standing on front porch hit by car during argument

An Ohio woman suffered serious injuries to her legs Wednesday morning when she was hit by a car while standing on her front porch, according to multiple reports. Toledo police were called around 7:25 a.m. to a home on West Sylvania Avenue after a fight between Destiny Hayes and Shenee Albert turned violent, The Blade reported. Hayes tried to force her way into Albert’s home to see her child...
Last call for late booze in Boca? Bars say ban would be ‘catastrophic’

Last call for late booze in Boca? Bars say ban would be ‘catastrophic’

Managers, owners and employees of two late-night lounges on Tuesday evening plead with Boca Raton officials, who are considering scaling back alcohol-sale hours citywide to 2 a.m. Most businesses in Boca Raton are already restricted from selling alcohol between the hours of 2-7 a.m. But two Boca businesses — Nippers on Military trail east of Town Center mall and Blue Martini Lounge in the Town...
Shots fired near U.S. Capitol after woman flees traffic stop, police say

Shots fired near U.S. Capitol after woman flees traffic stop, police say

Officers opened fire on a woman on U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday morning after she nearly ran over multiple U.S. Capitol Police officers while fleeing from a traffic stop, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Officers spotted a woman driving erratically around 9 a.m. on Independence Avenue and attempted to stop her car, Capitol police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. The unidentified woman made...
Teen surprised as he meets ‘Bart Simpson’ in real life

Teen surprised as he meets ‘Bart Simpson’ in real life

Kids never know who they will meet when they’re doing a fundraiser for school.  But one 13-year-old’s chance meeting may put all of his classmates' stories to shame. James was selling candy bars to try to win a school contest when a woman walked up to him asking about what he was selling and why. The woman ended up being Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart Simpson. She even interacted...
Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

Which NFL star is selling his custom Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson auction?

NFL wide receiver, Reggie Wayne is auctioning his ′67 Ford Mustang Custom GT Fastback at Barrett-Jackson’s 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction. The three-day event is April 6 to 8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Let’s get thing out of the way. Will the football star attend the three-day event? A Barrett-Jackson publicist could not confirm Wayne&rsquo...
Iconic songs added to National Recording Registry

Iconic songs added to National Recording Registry

More than two dozen songs that shaped our memories have been added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” will now be preserved for history. The hit song from “The Wizard of Oz” will be joined by the original cast recording of “The Wiz,” N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton...
Movie producer and famed architect could team for ‘tent site’ project

Movie producer and famed architect could team for ‘tent site’ project

The city’s most prominent gateway location for development — the ‘tent site’ at Okeechobee Boulevard and South Dixie Highway — is once again a glint in developers’ eyes, despite the fact West Palm has held off on offering up the property while consultants figure out how to fix downtown’s worsening traffic. The latest to jump in ahead of any formal bidding...
PBC school choice acceptance emails go out Friday

PBC school choice acceptance emails go out Friday

The prized tickets into Palm Beach County’s school choice programs will go out via email Friday, March 31 beginning at 4 p.m. About 21,000 students applied for those seats, and just over half of them will land a seat in their first or second choice. (Corrected from earlier version that said April 1) The district has more than 300 programs in its elementary, middle and high schools and only...
Spanish River High theater students bring ‘Rock of Ages’ to stage

Spanish River High theater students bring ‘Rock of Ages’ to stage

SPANISH RIVER HIGH The Theater Arts Department presents “Rock of Ages” at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22, with a 2 p.m. show on April 23. For information or to buy tickets, visit www.spanishrivertheater.org CHRISTA MCAULIFFE MIDDLE The Chorus will present a spring musical program at 6 p.m. today at the school, 6500 Le Chalet Blvd., Boynton Beach. Admission is free. BRIEFLY Lottery selections will...

Man cooking turkey in charcoal pit accuses HOA board member of assault

PALM BEACH GARDENS POLICE THEFT After chatting with a security officer, a man walked over to a nearby sunglasses display rack, selected two pairs and strolled out of the store in the 3100 block of PGA Boulevard. A review of the shopping center’s surveillance showed the man exiting the facility, getting into a car and driving away. Though the footage allowed officers to get a good look at the...
Mother-daughter team the faces behind Martin County Rocks

Mother-daughter team the faces behind Martin County Rocks

MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS: Cindy Wiley-Rhude, 44; Kaitlynn Byrne, 23 A little paint and a tiny rock has gone a lot further than Cindy Wiley-Rhude and her daughter Kaitlynn Byrne could have ever dreamed. The mother-daughter duo started painting and hiding rocks shortly after Wiley-Rhude’s sisters visited for Thanksgiving last year. While visiting, Wiley-Rhude’s sisters told them about the game...
Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

United Way of Martin County’s Character Counts! program will hold its 15th annual Tee It Up for Character Golf Tournament at the Monarch Country Club in Palm City on April 28. The event will raise funds to create character-building programs in the county’s schools and the community. 1 p.m. shotgun start, $150 fee includes dinner buffet, goodie bag and a return round of golf. Event includes...
Grow your own paleo grains

Grow your own paleo grains

It may be the oldest cultivated grain in the Western Hemisphere. It predates maize by centuries. When the first corn was still weedy grass called teosinte in southern Mexico, the people of the region were growing an earlier grain. It’s the sophisticated ancestor of our garden pig weed, which has carried many settlers through rough times with its edible foliage. Today’s heirloom seed catalogs...
Couple’s art collection finds the perfect match in this family home

Couple’s art collection finds the perfect match in this family home

SEATTLE — This particular match made in heaven owes Cupid nothing. There were no flapping wings, no flaming arrows — just one divine convergence that created a truly picture-perfect pairing. Steve and Carol Schulte, founders of Schulte Fine Art, are private art dealers from the East Coast. One of their three children, a daughter in Medina, discovered an awesome rental home for them in...
Update your bathroom without spending a lot of money

Update your bathroom without spending a lot of money

Not everyone can have a sprawling bathroom with floor-to-ceiling marble tiles, extra-wide soaking tubs, and roaring fireplaces. But everyone can have a bathroom that feels luxe, no matter how old or small. A bathroom renovation may be out of reach, or your rental may have been renovated in the ’70s, but with a few small accents, you can take your space from plain to polished with minimal effort...
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