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Wawa grub: Hoagies and home

Wawa grub: Hoagies and home

We may have made a rookie mistake at Wawa, the larger-than-life convenience store with the cult-like following. We may have called it a gas station. Not a good idea amid a gaggle of Wawa devotees. The family clad in bright-orange “Wawa Superfan” t-shirts at Wednesday’s pre-opening party in Palm Springs did not drive to the store from their Wellington home for gas. In fact, they&rsquo...
Timetable announced for $40 million Lake Worth pothole repair project

Timetable announced for $40 million Lake Worth pothole repair project

During the next four years, there should be fewer potholes in Lake Worth. Construction on the $40 million roadway project to repair the city’s crumbling streets should start by September, Brian Shields, the city’s water utility director and engineer, told city commissioners Tuesday night. “This fall expect to see a lot of construction work in all four districts,” Shields said...
Lake Worth woman, 27, files suit against ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl’s mom

Lake Worth woman, 27, files suit against ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl’s mom

A Lake Worth woman has filed a lawsuit against the mother of Danielle Bregoli, known as the “Cash Me Outside” girl from Boynton Beach, and accuses the 13-year-old of assaulting her in February. Kimberly Peterson, 27, and her attorney Gary Lesser filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Danielle’s mother Barbara Ann Bregoli. They are asking for damages in excess of $15,000. Peterson claims...
William Shatner: Why I was at Mar-A-Lago after Leonard Nimoy died

William Shatner: Why I was at Mar-A-Lago after Leonard Nimoy died

Happy birthday, William Shatner! The ‘Star Trek’ icon is 86 years old today. Here is what he told us last year about the time he visited Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago the same weekend that his friend and ‘Trek’ co-star Leonard Nimoy was being buried, which got Shatner a lot of online criticism: “I was at a wonderful event that raised a lot of money, but it was one of...
BREAKING: Woman leaves car on Tri-Rail tracks; expect delays

BREAKING: Woman leaves car on Tri-Rail tracks; expect delays

6:20 a.m. UPDATE: Officials have moved the car off the train tracks, police said. North and southbound trains are now moving, but delays are expected. Original story: A woman left her car on the Tri-Rail tracks in Lake Worth Tuesday morning, delaying both north and southbounds trains, according to reports from Lake Worth Police. Police responded to the scene around 5:50 a.m. and said the car is stuck...
Official: Use county bed tax to cover Trump security costs

Official: Use county bed tax to cover Trump security costs

Another weekend. Another visit by President Donald Trump. And now, another idea on how to cover the costs of providing security during those trips to Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams asked county staff to research the idea of using bed tax money to cover security and roadway management costs during Trump’s frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Palm...
Trump golfing at faster rate than Obama, but Spicer says it’s different

Trump golfing at faster rate than Obama, but Spicer says it’s different

President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his weekend White House at Mar-a-Lago are “part of being president” and his many trips to the golf course are different from the ones he criticized former President Barack Obama for taking, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. Trump has visited Palm Beach on five of the first nine weekends of his presidency, wrapping up...
Why Jimmy Breslin covered murder trial at Palm Beach County courthouse

Why Jimmy Breslin covered murder trial at Palm Beach County courthouse

Courthouses are used to reporters. They go with the territory like bailiffs and juries. But it’s not every day that a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter shows up at the Palm Beach County courthouse. That happened in September 1986 when New York legend Jimmy Breslin, who died last weekend, came to cover the trial of a man accused of murdering his mother-in-law. RELATED: Breslin was the “New...
Man seriously injured in crash north of Greenacres

Man seriously injured in crash north of Greenacres

A West Palm Beach man sustained life-threatening injuries Sunday after his vehicle was T-boned during a crash on South Haverhill Road, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report. Carlos E. Calix Rosale, 39, was taken to Delray Medical Center following the crash, which took place about 5:30 a.m. » Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News Calix Rosale was traveling...
Spring Break: What celebrities are on vacation in Palm Beach County?

Spring Break: What celebrities are on vacation in Palm Beach County?

Celebrities want to live like us: That’s why they come down here routinely for their own version of Spring Break. Especially rock stars. Rolling Stone magazine reports in its current issue that The Who’s Roger Daltrey was here taking a sun break on the beach. He was spotted in light blue tropical trunks and dark glasses. At the time, Daltrey was in town to perform at The Breakers for the...
Lantana senior home administrator stole from elderly man, report says

Lantana senior home administrator stole from elderly man, report says

The administrator of a senior nursing home in Lantana has been arrested after he bilked an elderly and incapacitated former patient of more than $35,000, according to an arrest report. Craig Allen Fischer, of Lake Worth, is facing a charge of exploitation of the elderly between $10,000 and $50,000 and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday after posting a $5,000 bond. » Download...
LATEST: West Palm couple accused of selling drugs in front of children

LATEST: West Palm couple accused of selling drugs in front of children

A West Palm Beach couple faces charges after authorities alleged they sold and used drugs in a home they share with children. Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ramiro Banda, 26, and Jeanette Cedeno, 25, on Thursday on charges that include child neglect, possession of marijuana and trafficking cocaine. Both remained in custody Saturday at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $25...
NEW: West Palm man accused of pulling gun during argument with woman

NEW: West Palm man accused of pulling gun during argument with woman

A 19-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man with a prior felony conviction was arrested Thursday after he threatened a woman with a gun, according to officials. According to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Saintil was arguing with an 18-year-old woman Thursday morning outside her home on Harriet Place, in the Gramercy Park neighborhood off 45th Street and Haverhill Road. Saintil decided...
See renderings: Work starts in April on new Southern Blvd. bridges

See renderings: Work starts in April on new Southern Blvd. bridges

Plans are moving forward for an April start to replace the Southern Boulevard bridges, despite this week’s announcement that the completion of the Flagler Memorial Bridge, three-and-a-half miles to the north, will be delayed until June. About 100 locals packed a St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church meeting room Wednesday evening, at the western foot of the bridge to Palm Beach, to look at plans...
Inside look at West Palm’s soon-to-open, high-end Dixie Hwy wine cellar

Inside look at West Palm’s soon-to-open, high-end Dixie Hwy wine cellar

A championship powerboat racer and a pilot, Dan Lawrence has found another outlet for his passions. Next month he’s scheduled to open Loomis Cellars at 3234 S. Dixie Highway. Over the past several months, he has been transforming the unassuming former antique shop into a climatological fortress to protect clients’ collections and create a club setting for enthusiasts talk about their trips...
Struggling Village Baptist asks members to OK takeover by large church

Struggling Village Baptist asks members to OK takeover by large church

The venerable Village Baptist Church, struggling with membership, money and maintenance, has asked its Village Boulevard congregation to approve joining much larger Family Church, an institution assembling a network of campuses around Palm Beach County. Village has scheduled a town hall meeting 6:30 p.m., Wednesday “to review the facts again and provide supporting documents,” according...
Lake Worth election winners, 71 and 27-yr. olds, bring new perspective

Lake Worth election winners, 71 and 27-yr. olds, bring new perspective

Shh… hear that? It’s the political winds of change blowing strong over 7 North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, otherwise known as City Hall. While Tuesday’s election results didn’t exactly represent a seismic shift on the City Commission, it came pretty close: - Three-time incumbent Christopher McVoy lost his District 2 seat to Omari Hardy, a Roosevelt Middle School...
Lake Worth elementary students stage their opera to Cultural Council

Lake Worth elementary students stage their opera to Cultural Council

Who says you have to go to a theater to enjoy opera? This past week, a group of students from North Grade Elementary staged their own original opera at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County offices on Lake Avenue. The production was part of the council’s “Art in My Backyard” program that features after-school instructions and interactions with Palm Beach County arts organizations...
BREAKING: West Palm man arrested in attack on Vietnam vet at store

BREAKING: West Palm man arrested in attack on Vietnam vet at store

A man wanted in an attack against a Vietnam War veteran last month was taken into custody Thursday night. Authorities arrested Raymond Anthony Lee, 35, of West Palm Beach in connection with a Feb. 20 altercation at the Advanced Auto Parts Store on 10th Street in Lake Park. He is accused of battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office,...
West Palm’s perfect traffic storm — Trump, boat show, bridge construction

West Palm’s perfect traffic storm — Trump, boat show, bridge construction

Though north bridge traffic will remain squeezed to two lanes for construction and A1A access to south bridge traffic potentially restricted by the president’s presence this weekend and maybe next, at least next weekend the middle Royal Park bridge will stay easy and breezy for motorists, providing much needed-access through downtown during this busy snowbird season. Except, oh, that&rsquo...
NEW: West Palm-area mom accused of dealing drugs in front of children

NEW: West Palm-area mom accused of dealing drugs in front of children

A suburban West Palm Beach woman appeared in court Friday morning to face allegations that she and her husband dealt drugs in the home west of the city where they live with their four children. Jessica Santiago, 33, was arrested Thursday on charges of drug possession and unlawfully manufacturing drugs with children present. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Her husband, Edwin...
Recount confirms Shropshire defeats incumbent in Lantana by 2 votes

Recount confirms Shropshire defeats incumbent in Lantana by 2 votes

In the end, two men shook hands Friday in a dimly lit warehouse in Riviera Beach, their battle for a spot on the Lantana Town Council settled by recount. The two-vote lead political newcomer Edward Paul Shropshire held over five-term incumbent Thomas Deringer after Tuesday’s election — tiny enough to trigger an automatic recount — was confirmed in the recount. Shropshire will move...
LATEST: West Palm man has seven indecent exposure arrests since 2015

LATEST: West Palm man has seven indecent exposure arrests since 2015

A 55-year-old West Palm Beach man is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail without bond after he was arrested for indecent exposure for the seventh time since September 2015. Three of those arrests took place in Palm Beach County this year, including two over three days this week. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Alberto Lage is facing two counts of indecent exposure...
Eager owner wants Lake Worth’s new Tacos al Carbon to be open 24 hours

Eager owner wants Lake Worth’s new Tacos al Carbon to be open 24 hours

Victor Gonzalez, Jr. is anxious to open a new Tacos al Carbon in the old Dunkin Donuts site on North Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, but the city’s building division is in no such rush. “We want to open as soon as possible, but we understand there’s a process,” Gonzalez said. “If you ask me, I’d have the place open in 30 days. But I&rsquo...
Happy 98th to WWII vet Harold Lynn

Happy 98th to WWII vet Harold Lynn

Harold Lynn rattles off his list: two kids, six grandchildren and — “are you sitting down? — 22 great-grandchildren.” Lynn, of Palm Beach, turns 98 on March 20. A Coast Guard seaman in World War II, for four years he was stationed on a troop transport with hotelier Conrad Hilton at the helm. When he went into the service at age 23, he’d been married a year. “I got...
NEW: Lake Clarke Shores police say ex-girlfriend, cohort robbed man

NEW: Lake Clarke Shores police say ex-girlfriend, cohort robbed man

Two people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery and kidnapping March 8, according to police. Brandon Alexander King, 33, was arrested at his home in Riviera Beach on Thursday by U.S. marshals and Riviera Beach police. King is facing charges of robbery with a firearm, kidnapping, aggravated battery with a weapon, aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon by a felon...
St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Best things to do in Palm Beach County

St. Patrick’s Day 2017: Best things to do in Palm Beach County

Grab your favorite green party favors, put on that fabulous green outfit and head to these fun parties, parades and events for St. Patrick’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a day to celebrate Irish culture on or around March 17. Some of the festivities start this weekend, here you go: The parade will take place March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Lake...
VIDEO: Watch tricky squirrels scare shoppers at CityPlace

VIDEO: Watch tricky squirrels scare shoppers at CityPlace

All sorts frequent CityPlace. There’s Joel Daves, West Palm’s former mayor, and his basset hound Ophelia. There’s the guy who seems to have set up his office at Starbucks with a baseball cap, polo shirt and tennis shorts, his laptop always open. Another who carries his Pomeranian like a furry football - the tiny beast seems frozen stiff, taxidermied even, tongue hanging out...
LATEST: West Palm man accused of starving two dogs nearly to death

LATEST: West Palm man accused of starving two dogs nearly to death

A West Palm Beach man has been arrested after two dogs were found starving to death at his home, according to a police report. Maurice D. Lincoln, 42, is facing two counts of animal cruelty and was released Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting a $6,000 bond. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control officers were notified...
‘THE RADICAL CENTER’OF TRUMP RESISTANCE

‘THE RADICAL CENTER’OF TRUMP RESISTANCE

It would be difficult to imagine three more unlikely political activists. Robb Allan, John Studdard and Chic Kelty are prosperous, straight, white, middle-aged businessmen who met at a club for private pilots. Two are former Republicans. They weren’t political activists. Or particularly active in politics at all. “We were happy plodding along in our largely uncontroversial lives,&rdquo...
Okeechobee Steakhouse’s ‘Southern Gentleman’ waiter retires

Okeechobee Steakhouse’s ‘Southern Gentleman’ waiter retires

It was a detail that spoke volumes: a steakhouse waiter who presented his business card with his tableside greeting. Nestled into Booth 61 at Okeechobee Steakhouse, unaware of its romantic ghosts, a customer might glance at Wesley Thomas’ personalized card and capture the essence of the place. It was gracious. It was professional. There was Thomas, in person and in print, a silver-crested...
Lantana Council race with 2-vote margin requires recount

Lantana Council race with 2-vote margin requires recount

For a while Tuesday night, political novice Edward Paul Shropshire appeared to have won his Lantana Town Council race by as narrow a margin as possible without requiring a recount. After all the regular ballots were counted, he was leading longtime incumbent Thomas Deringer by three votes, a 0.68 percent margin not quite small enough to trigger an automatic recount. But now Shropshire is going to...
West Palm Beach teen inspires classmates to exercise, fight obesity

West Palm Beach teen inspires classmates to exercise, fight obesity

These eighth grade students at St. Ann’s Catholic School in downtown West Palm Beach are used to gym class, but this particular instructor leading them through a routine of calisthenics is new - not completely new, since they’ve seen him pretty much every day since the fourth grade. The difference is that, usually, he’s doing the exercises right next to them. “There are a lot...
ICYMI: Dragon Ball Z shirt tips police off to Florida stabbing suspect

ICYMI: Dragon Ball Z shirt tips police off to Florida stabbing suspect

A man promoting his rap CD approached Kristian Diaz early Saturday near North Olive Avenue and Clematis Street, city police records state. Diaz, however, wasn’t interested. The 27-year-old allegedly pulled out a knife shortly after 1 a.m. and told the man with the CDs, “I’m trying to see what’s up.” Then Diaz ran toward the man’s friend, who was sitting...
Seth Adams’ parents to keep up fight; PBSO calls mistrial ‘unfortunate’

Seth Adams’ parents to keep up fight; PBSO calls mistrial ‘unfortunate’

Before collapsing tearfully into the arms of a friend who was waiting outside a federal courtroom on Wednesday afternoon, Lydia Adams did a slight fist pump. While a jury, after nearly 14 hours of deliberation during three days, couldn’t agree about whether Palm Beach County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Custer used excessive force in May 2012 when he fatally shot her 24-year-old son, Seth...
POST TIME: ‘Seminole Sun Dance’ brought carnival to Clematis Street

POST TIME: ‘Seminole Sun Dance’ brought carnival to Clematis Street

Readers: Wayne Miner of Belle Glade, a longtime resident and sometime Post Time contributor, asked us recently about a small carnival that would set up on Clematis Street, near Tamarind Avenue, in the 1950s. Such small midways don’t appear to have been big enough to merit news coverage. But there were some large events. We find clips referring to various fairs and carnivals along the street...
FINAL: Hardy wins in District 2, Robinson triumphs in 4

FINAL: Hardy wins in District 2, Robinson triumphs in 4

Two political rookies — Omari Hardy, a Roosevelt Middle School teacher, and Herman Robinson, a longtime community organizer — were elected Tuesday to the City Commission, according to results from the Palm Beach County Supervisor Elections. With 17 of 17 precincts reporting, both took narrow majorities in their races. And the ballot question on whether term lengths should be increased...
Have your say, as West Palm peddles bicycle plan

Have your say, as West Palm peddles bicycle plan

West Palm Beach is working on a Bike Master Plan to link bike routes throughout the city and get more people on bikes and out of cars, and the city wants your help. Consultants McMahon Associates is conducting a Bike Master Plan study and will make recommendations as to where the routes should be. The City will host a series of public meetings on the study and solicit public input...

Help re-imagine downtown West Palm Beach

Jon Ward (PB Post staff photo) Finalists in a competition to re-imagine West Palm’s downtown and waterfront have their proposals on display through March 30, in an exhibit outside City Hall on Clematis Street.
BREAKING: Feds can’t ID pilot whose mistake caused fatal copter crash

BREAKING: Feds can’t ID pilot whose mistake caused fatal copter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board faults a helicopter pilot for causing a December 2014 fatal crash near the Lantana airport, but the agency couldn’t determine which pilot — the instructor or his student — made the critical mistake. The December 2014 crash killed instructor Luis Aviles, 34, who the NTSB faults for a “delayed remedial action” in trying to stop the...
New, unusual taco restaurant opening soon in Palm Beach

New, unusual taco restaurant opening soon in Palm Beach

A funky taco joint in Palm Beach? It’s happening this fall, says Miami’s Coyo Taco, the casual restaurant concept launched two years ago in the city’s hot Wynwood district.  Coyo Taco, which also operates a location in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, plans to open at the Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach, according to a restaurant statement. The plaza also is home...
Spring Break 2017: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Spring Break 2017: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Headed to the beach for Spring Break? We found some of the best ones to enjoy without the usual crowds. Relax and have fun! Vital statistics: 15 acres, 600 feet of guarded beach, open sunrise to sunset Parking: Free The primary draw of this quiet beach – the county’s northernmost — is the snorkeling. With clear waters and multiple rock formations within wading distance...
NEW: Boynton nurses accused of stealing pain meds from ailing patients

NEW: Boynton nurses accused of stealing pain meds from ailing patients

Two nurses at a nursing home in Boynton Beach have been arrested after they allegedly stole drugs intended for ailing elderly patients and swapped them with Tylenol tablets, according to arrest reports. The thefts left multiple patients at Hamlin Place of Boynton Beach in pain after they did not receive their proper medications, the reports said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County...
National Pi Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

National Pi Day: A day to indulge in pie at these local restaurants

It may not compute, but we’ve got pie on the brain on National Pi Day. Yes, we know the holiday is really math. But, let’s be honest, our though bubble says “banana cream” or “Dutch apple” right now. Not math. Another reason to seize on the occasion: the actual National Pie Day blurred by us on Jan. 23.  Whatever today’s holiday’s true...
New hotel plans unfold near Cracker Barrel, Rachel’s on 45th Street

New hotel plans unfold near Cracker Barrel, Rachel’s on 45th Street

A new hotel is in the works, just off Interstate 95 at 45th Street, to join a cluster of hotels hoping to benefit from the presence of the just-opened Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. West Palm Beach city commissioners last month gave initial approval to rezone the 2.69-acre site to accommodate a 160-room hotel. A final vote is scheduled for March 27. The proposed 65,700-square-foot structure will rise...
Subculture Coffee in Delray Beach 'forced to close’ 

Subculture Coffee in Delray Beach 'forced to close’ 

Trendy Subculture Coffee Roasters suddenly closed its Delray Beach location Monday, two years after its opening on Atlantic Avenue.  According to statement posted on the shop’s door and the company’s Facebook page, owners are looking for a new location.  The statement suggested the shop, co-owned by restaurateur Rodney Mayo and master coffee roaster Sean Scott, was...
For Tuesday municipal elections, voting locations change in 5 towns

For Tuesday municipal elections, voting locations change in 5 towns

Tuesday is election day for municipal races and ballot questions in 21 of Palm Beach County’s 39 cities and towns. Voting precincts will be opened from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in those municipalities, including Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Belle Glade and Pahokee among the 21. RELATED: All Palm Beach County municipal races on the...
What’s delicious in the L-Dub? These six spots, for starters

What’s delicious in the L-Dub? These six spots, for starters

A newcomer to Lake Worth might be surprised at the eclectic range of dining options available in the quirky, seaside city. It’s a city that manages to mingle bohemian spirits with beach-bar vibes and the occasional fine-dining sparkle. What’s cooking in the L-Dub? Here are six spots to consider: This beachy restaurant does breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with a helping of calming...
By land and sea, boat show to crowd downtown, close roads and docks

By land and sea, boat show to crowd downtown, close roads and docks

The 32nd Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is coming March 23-26, and that means boaters and motorists need to be aware of upcoming changes in the rules of the road, some of them already in effect. The city docks are closed through March 31 at 5 p.m., as are Northbound Flagler Drive between Lakeview Avenue and Banyan Boulevard. Two southbound lanes of Flagler are open, at least until...
Lake Worth girl, 8, leaves note for burglar: ‘Just be nice’

Lake Worth girl, 8, leaves note for burglar: ‘Just be nice’

Young kids love their tablets and can spend all day playing on them. Wendy Chay Son is no different. The Barton Elementary School second-grader would go on YouTube to listen to music because she loves singing and dancing. She played word games because she enjoys learning. She would look at old birthday pictures of herself, because, well, kids do stuff like that. Sometimes Wendy, 8, did her homework...
West Palm eye doc in Medicare fraud case seeks mistrial

West Palm eye doc in Medicare fraud case seeks mistrial

West Palm Beach eye doctor Salomon Melgen, on trial on charges he bilked Medicare out of as much as $105 million, has asked a federal court judge to declare a mistrial or re-instruct the jury. In a court filing dated March 11, Melgen’s attorneys allege prosecutors elicited false testimony and sandbagged the defense by failing to disclose pertinent information that favors the ophthalmologist...
Lake Worth gives key department a much-needed makeover

Lake Worth gives key department a much-needed makeover

In a sense, the city’s Community Sustainability department is a lot like the Palm Beach County Department of Motor Vehicles: you only go there when you have to and you don’t always enjoy the experience. Well, Lake Worth is doing something about that. The department recently hosted an open house to showcase the final results of a nine-month revamp. The overhaul, the city said, was part...
Could battle over road extension cost Ibis homeowners millions?

Could battle over road extension cost Ibis homeowners millions?

West Palm Beach’s efforts to prevent an extension of State Road 7 near the Ibis Golf & Country Club could cost Ibis’ 1,800 homeowners more than $40 million in pollution clean-up costs, and possibly lead to costs for other communities that feed storm water into Grassy Waters Preserve. That’s an estimate by officials of the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District, a water management...
Reality show in the works for Lake Worth sneaker collectors

Reality show in the works for Lake Worth sneaker collectors

They’re young, attractive, smart. They have a business savvy way beyond their years. They’re sisters who come from a close-knit family. No, their last name isn’t Kardashian. It’s Peters. And the sisters — Ariana, 23, Dresden, 21, and Dakota, 17, are on the brink of having something else in common with those larger-than-life Kardashians — starring in their own reality...
Massive Transit Village downtown just waiting for the green light

Massive Transit Village downtown just waiting for the green light

While the ever-more-congested city works with national and international consultants on a fast-tracked plan to retool its transportation options, a revised, $550 million plan for a transit hub on the west side of downtown, 15 years in the making, awaits a green light. Developer Michael Masanoff, whose Transit Village project off Tamarind Avenue won approval in January then lost it to a mayoral veto...
JUST IN: Woman accused of stealing nearly $14,000 from Lake Worth bar

JUST IN: Woman accused of stealing nearly $14,000 from Lake Worth bar

A Royal Palm Beach woman is accused of stealing nearly $14,000 from a downtown Lake Worth bar where she worked as a server, according to an arrest report. Stefanie Alfano, 31, is facing a charge of grand theft and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday after posting a $5,000 bond. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail A second woman, whose name is blacked out...
BREAKING: Former postal worker convicted of ID theft, stealing $90,000

BREAKING: Former postal worker convicted of ID theft, stealing $90,000

A former postal worker was convicted Thursday of aggravated identity theft and access device fraud after a four-day federal trial, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Read more courts’ coverage from The Palm Beach Post Yvenel Clotaire of West Palm Beach provided co-conspirators with the identities and addresses of about 60 people on his postal route to obtain fraudulent unemployment benefits...
BREAKING: Police post $5,000 reward for tips on 2013 unsolved murder

BREAKING: Police post $5,000 reward for tips on 2013 unsolved murder

Nearly four years after Jordan Foreman was shot dead on 38th Street, city police announced a $5,000 reward for tips in his murder. Police said Friday the reward would be offered to those who can provide information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of any suspects. RELATED: The Palm Beach Post’s homicide tracker The 21-year-old was killed at about 5:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 2013, on 38th...
THE LATEST: Woman faces DUI charge after drive up I-95 topped 120 mph

THE LATEST: Woman faces DUI charge after drive up I-95 topped 120 mph

A woman topped 120 mph late Sunday on Interstate 95 just minutes after she crawled past PGA Boulevard at 35 mph, Florida Highway Patrol officials said. A breath test showed Silvana Mendez Chacchi’s blood-alcohol content was over the legal limit. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail FHP officials received a call shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday that a silver Chevy Cruze...
A tired, worn-down corner is about to get a makeover in Lake Worth

A tired, worn-down corner is about to get a makeover in Lake Worth

For years, the corner of North Dixie Highway and 2nd Avenue North, the site sandwiched between CVS Pharmacy and Compass Community Center, hasn’t been exactly eye-catching. There’s an old coin laundry and a vacant lot behind it where the weeds are overgrown. The site, however, is about to get a makeover. Norman Weinstein, president of Boca Raton-based Stateside Partners, will build a $2...
JUST IN: Man arrested after minivan crashes into PBSO patrol car

JUST IN: Man arrested after minivan crashes into PBSO patrol car

A 30-year-old Lantana-area man was arrested this week for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after the van he fled from during a traffic stop crashed into a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office patrol car. Fedner Elveus faces several charges including hit-and-run, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and driving on a suspended driver’s license among other charges. As of Friday morning...
NEW: Wellington teen charged with pistol-whipping man during robbery

NEW: Wellington teen charged with pistol-whipping man during robbery

An 18-year-old Wellington man remained in jail Friday morning after his arrest this week for allegedly pistol-whipping a man during a robbery. Authorities say David Blackwood and three other suspects used BB guns to rob a 20-year-old man the night of March 2. The robbery occurred west of the city in the Plantation Mobile Home Park south of Okeechobee Boulevard, the Palm Beach County Sheriff&rsquo...
NEW: Lake Worth man allegedly stole pricey cars from dealer, doctor

NEW: Lake Worth man allegedly stole pricey cars from dealer, doctor

A Lake Worth man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without bond after he allegedly stole two high-end vehicles on consecutive days, according to an arrest report. John Durborow allegedly stole a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado valued at $64,000 from the AutoNation Chevrolet at 5757 Lake Worth Road in Greenacres on Tuesday. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The next day...
BREAKING: Woman charged with DUI in May wreck that killed passenger

BREAKING: Woman charged with DUI in May wreck that killed passenger

A Port St. Lucie woman’s blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit when she slammed her car into a light pole one morning in May and killed her passenger, recently released records show. Ashley Munoz, 29, was arrested Wednesday on DUI homicide charges in the West Palm Beach wreck that killed 33-year-old Sarah Dombrovski, also of Port St. Lucie. Judge Dina Keever on Thursday morning placed...
Will Lake Worth’s City Hall become a one-stop shopping destination?

Will Lake Worth’s City Hall become a one-stop shopping destination?

The city has had preliminary discussions about making City Hall on North Dixie Highway a one-stop shopping-like destination where residents can handle all city business. “There hasn’t been any final details on it,” Mayor Pam Triolo said. “There has been a wish from staff for a long time to have a one-stop shop, which is basically where people can do everything they need all...
Six candidates seeking two commission seats in Lake Worth

Six candidates seeking two commission seats in Lake Worth

Lake Worth, a city struggling to realize its potential despite some distinct strides of late, has a host of deep-rooted issues — crime, a code compliance division under fire, attracting investors — which the six candidates running for two City Commission seats acknowledge need to be addressed. The candidates also say there aren’t any easy fixes or magic wands that will make those...
JUST IN: Man attacks woman with bat, bites ex outside courthouse

JUST IN: Man attacks woman with bat, bites ex outside courthouse

Police say a West Palm Beach man hit his ex-girlfriend’s friend with a bat and bit her outside the downtown courthouse before they had hearings on Monday. Carlos Santa, 29, faces charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and battery. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on $50,000 bail Tuesday, according to court records. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail...
POST TIME: Do you remember Palm Beach County’s ‘poor farm?’

POST TIME: Do you remember Palm Beach County’s ‘poor farm?’

Readers: Remember the “Poor Farm?” A century ago, Dr. A. H. King, Palm Beach County’s health officer, urged county leaders to find a place where people who had no money could get medical help. We know Dr. King came from Cincinnati some time before Dec. 30, 1915, the year he bought a Ford that was one of the first vehicles registered in Palm Beach County. It boasted 20 horsepower...
BREAKING: Shooting victims treated at local hospital

BREAKING: Shooting victims treated at local hospital

UPDATE, 5:20 p.m.: The two shooting victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at a local hospital, according to West Palm Beach Police. ORIGINAL STORY: Two people were wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting in the city’s north end, city police said. Get the latest Breaking News from The Post The shooting occurred just after 2 p.m. in the area of Grant Street and North...
NEW: Man spat blood at Delray police after fight at downtown nightspot

NEW: Man spat blood at Delray police after fight at downtown nightspot

A West Palm Beach man spat blood at Delray Beach police officers when the threats he was spewing couldn’t get a rise out of them, city police records show. Kevin Orrick also spat blood at a Johnnie Brown’s security guard Feb. 25 as he was being handcuffed outside the East Atlantic Avenue restaurant, police records state. Read more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach...
Making a bicycle master plan — public meetings soon

Making a bicycle master plan — public meetings soon

West Palm Beach is putting together a plan to make the city more conducive to and safer for bicycle riding, and your help is invited. The city has three public meetings scheduled on the Bicycle Master Plan: In the northern part of the city, there’s a meeting March 15 at Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N. Flagler Drive, from 6-7:30 p.m. Downtown there’s a meeting March 22, 6-7:30 p.m. in city...
Palm Beach County Judge Santino charged with judicial ethics violation

Palm Beach County Judge Santino charged with judicial ethics violation

When Dana Santino attacked her opponent in a Palm Beach County court race last fall for representing “murderers, rapists, child molesters and other criminals,” some in the legal community cried foul, saying she was practicing the same character assassination techniques being used by then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Santino won her race, but she might not escape...
Getting around without getting a headache; West Palm launches study

Getting around without getting a headache; West Palm launches study

West Palm Beach’s mobility study is off and running — and walking, biking and bus-, train- and trolley-riding. And parking. Consultants Alta Planning + Design rolled out their plan Monday for a series of studies to shape the ever-crowded city’s transportation future, keep gridlock in check and encourage more people to get around without cars. Alta Principal Paula Flores told the...
Bike safety campaign at Xing of Forest Hill and Military

Bike safety campaign at Xing of Forest Hill and Military

 This, from the Florida Department of Transportation:   A pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign will be conducted at the intersection of Forest Hill Boulevard and Military Trail on Tuesday, March 7, by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Springs Police Department. Volunteers...
How these Colombian restaurant owners embraced a disabled Trump supporter 

How these Colombian restaurant owners embraced a disabled Trump supporter 

It was a breezy and, at times, drizzling afternoon around 3:30 p.m. on March 3 when supporters of President Donald Trump  gathered on Bingham Island off Southern Boulevard waiting for Trump’s motorcade to drive by.   With “Make America Great Again” signs and American flags, the crowd was excited to get a glimpse of President Trump through the black-tinted windows...
Could this be year a black candidate finally wins Lake Park seat?

Could this be year a black candidate finally wins Lake Park seat?

Candidates for Lake Park’s town commission seat agree they’d like the diverse, 2.3-square-mile north county burg to burnish its small-town feel and shake off years of decline, even as it competes for attention with the bigger, surrounding municipalities of Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. The question is how to do it. They offer few specifics about how they would...
Two men caught on surveillance burglarizing Mangonia Park business

Two men caught on surveillance burglarizing Mangonia Park business

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying two men caught on surveillance video burglarizing a business in Mangonia Park. At one point, the men look directly at the camera and appear to realize its presence but continue undeterred. » Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News The men entered the business in the 1300 block of 53rd Street...
NEW: 2 county firefighters hurt, cat saved in suburban West Palm fire

NEW: 2 county firefighters hurt, cat saved in suburban West Palm fire

UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: Two Palm Beach County firefighters were injured while working a residential fire Monday morning in unincorporated West Palm Beach, according the fire rescue’s Twitter account. The firefighters were taken to a hospital with what was described as “minor” injuries. A cat who was inside the home during the blaze was rescued and reunited with the homewoner, a fire...
NEW: West Palm-area man arrested Friday shot father over money issues

NEW: West Palm-area man arrested Friday shot father over money issues

A 26-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man arrested in the Friday night shooting of a relative confessed to investigators that he shot his father over money problems, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. Marquez Jamal Robinson, who lives on the 4400 block of Brook Drive in the Lakeside Green neighborhood west of the city, argued with his father about employment and money issues...

Lake Worth art shop, gallery owner Bruce Webber to close soon

ART GALLERY’S LAST HURRAH All good things, it’s been said, must come to an end. That is certainly true for Bruce Webber, owner of The Art Shop / Bruce Webber Gallery on Lucerne Avenue. Slow sales forced Webber, 70, to downsize his gallery because he’s not selling as many paintings as he used to. The 705 Lucerne Avenue property is up for sale as Webber looks forward to the next chapter...
West Palm-area man arrested in shooting of family member

West Palm-area man arrested in shooting of family member

A 26-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man arrested in the Friday night shooting of a relative was defending himself and another family member, that family member said in court Saturday morning. Marquez Jamal Robinson, who lives on the 4400 block of Brook Drive in the Lakeside Green neighborhood west of the city, was at his first appearance hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail in front...
In arguing its case against road, did West Palm put itself in a bind?

In arguing its case against road, did West Palm put itself in a bind?

West Palm Beach has spent more than $2 million to fight extending State Road 7 beside Grassy Waters, a remnant of the Everglades that provides the city’s drinking water. Road runoff and spills would pollute the pristine preserve, the city has argued in fighting the road permit issued by the South Florida Water Management District. But the district says West Palm’s rationale for opposing...
At packed Planned Parenthood event: ‘You say ‘de-fund,’ we say ‘defend’

At packed Planned Parenthood event: ‘You say ‘de-fund,’ we say ‘defend’

A self-described “Southern-born Christian boy” who became one of the most prominent abortion practitioners in the Southeast told a packed auditorium of Planned Parenthood supporters Friday they need to keep fighting for women’s right to choose. Willie Parker told the mostly female crowd of more than 700 at the Kravis Center luncheon that bills filed in Tallahassee and elsewhere around...
NEW: PBSO investigating West Palm shooting between family members

NEW: PBSO investigating West Palm shooting between family members

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Friday between two family members that left one man injured. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The shooting took place about 4:30 p.m. on the 4400 block of Brook Drive, in the Lakeside Green neighborhood west of Military Trail and north of Roebuck Road. Two men got into an argument, resulting in one...
NEW: Lantana officer accused of sending woman’s nude photo to her kids

NEW: Lantana officer accused of sending woman’s nude photo to her kids

A veteran Lantana police officer was arrested Thursday after investigators say he sent a nude photo of a woman to her two teenage children after an argument on Valentine’s Day. Christopher Decker, who has worked for the department since 1993, faces charges of distributing obscene material and using a two-way communication device to commit a felony. He was released from the Palm Beach County...
New ‘Sugar Shack’ brunch: Palm Beach tribute to Quebec’s maple-tapping tradition

New ‘Sugar Shack’ brunch: Palm Beach tribute to Quebec’s maple-tapping tradition

The “Sugar Shack” series at Chez l’Epicier is the sweetest of all local brunches.   The farmhouse-chic Palm Beach restaurant pays homage to the maple syrup-tapping tradition of its owners’ native Quebec province. Translation: Maple syrup is the big theme at the restaurant’s trio of brunches this month. Brunch dates are March 12, 19 and 26.   ...
NEW: Woman, 88, charged with punching employee at West Palm Walgreens

NEW: Woman, 88, charged with punching employee at West Palm Walgreens

An 88-year-old Century Village resident was arrested Thursday after she allegedly punched an employee at a Walgreens store within the senior-living community near West Palm Beach. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office charged Bernice Shaw with one count of simple battery. She was released from custody Thursday evening on her own recognizance...
What’s up with the crime in Lake Worth? Slumlords, other issues cited

What’s up with the crime in Lake Worth? Slumlords, other issues cited

In his closing remarks at a recent candidate forum , Omari Hardy told a story about the time he asked a friend if she would ever consider buying a home in Lake Worth. Hardy, a civics teacher at Roosevelt Middle School who’s running for the District 3 seat against Christopher McVoy and William Joseph, recalled his friend said Lake Worth isn’t a nice place to...
UPDATE: Photo released of suspects’ car in foiled baby abduction

UPDATE: Photo released of suspects’ car in foiled baby abduction

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of the silver, four-door Honda driven by two women who tried to abduct a baby from the child’s mother Thursday morning in a neighborhood west of the city. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The photo was captured by surveillance cameras on the 2800 block of Nokomis Avenue in the Westgate neighborhood,...
JUST IN: Lake Worth man accused of raping mentally disabled woman

JUST IN: Lake Worth man accused of raping mentally disabled woman

A Lake Worth man is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on $100,000 bail after he allegedly raped a woman who has a mental disability, according to an arrest report. Marciano Chamu was arrested Tuesday — his 40th birthday — and is facing a charge of sexual assault on a mentally defective person. He remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday with his bail set at $100,000....
Voting? See who’s on the city elections ballot in Palm Beach County

Voting? See who’s on the city elections ballot in Palm Beach County

Here are the municipal candidates and referendum questions on the March 14 ballot in Palm Beach County. Incumbents are indicated with an (i). BELLE GLADE
As Mayor Ferreri era ends, he throws support to novice facing rival

As Mayor Ferreri era ends, he throws support to novice facing rival

The year is 1988. President Ronald Reagan is in his final days in office. Gas sells for 91 cents per gallon. Singer George Michael gave us all “Faith.” And Sam Ferreri is appointed mayor of Greenacres. Ferreri was deputy mayor when Mayor Jim Quigley stepped down to run for a seat on the Palm Beach County Commission. Ferreri was then elected in March 1989 and has held the position ever...
Move over Mar-a-Lago. Five Palm Beach restaurants worth the splurge.

Move over Mar-a-Lago. Five Palm Beach restaurants worth the splurge.

I dined at Mar-a-Lago once during a dog rescue benefit lunch. I remember buttery notes on decently cooked banquet chicken, veggies that were not overcooked. My iPhone photo archive tells me dessert was a trio of sweets that included a dense chocolate torte, crème brulee and a raspberry-topped cream tart.  Mostly I remember the soaring, ornate ceiling adorned in gold relief moulding...
President Trump, you might want to attend this one

President Trump, you might want to attend this one

This word, but not the click-bait headline, from the Florida Department of Transportation: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its project partners will host a preconstruction open house for the upcoming Southern Boulevard/State Road 80 Bridge Replacement Project on March 15. The meeting, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will take place at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Cultural...
NEW: Baby abduction narrowly averted near West Palm; suspects sought

NEW: Baby abduction narrowly averted near West Palm; suspects sought

The abduction of a baby was narrowly averted Thursday morning in the Westgate neighborhood west of the city, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. A hooded woman attempted to snatch the child from the mother, who had the baby strapped to her back in a sling, PBSO said. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail The mother was able to fight off her attacker, who...
New art studio adds more color and coffee to downtown Lake Worth

New art studio adds more color and coffee to downtown Lake Worth

The circle of life definition is this: Nature’s way of taking and giving back life to earth. That doesn’t just happen in “The Lion King.” It happens in business as well. Late last year, Mother Earth Sanctuary Cafe closed after nearly 10 years in its Second Avenue North location. The Art Studio Cafe Friday afternoon officially...
Palm Beach County ethics panel hears complaint worker pressured shop

Palm Beach County ethics panel hears complaint worker pressured shop

A former analyst for Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management on Thursday faced the county Commission on Ethics’ first full hearing of an ethics complaint since it was formed in 2009. The commission usually disposes of complaints with a dismissal, a “letter of instruction,” a reprimand or a fine. Previous cases always have been settled, but Rowan...
Can a selfie save your life?

Can a selfie save your life?

This Palm Beach painting is selling for $4.8 million: Is it a bargain?

This Palm Beach painting is selling for $4.8 million: Is it a bargain?

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased Thomas Hart Benton’s painting “Roasting Ears” for $3,000 back in 1938, Benton’s wife Rita remarked: “Whew, they must have put a beautiful frame around it.” Imagine the “whew” she’d let out now. The egg tempera and oil painting of an African-American sharecropper tending a paltry field of corn is selling...
NEW: Riveria man crashes into Popeyes, accused of fleeing from police