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Delray officer weeps at driver’s bond hearing in fatal Key West crash

Delray officer weeps at driver’s bond hearing in fatal Key West crash

The judge hadn’t called Lacy Marie Morris’ hearing in Monroe County court on Thursday, but tears were already coming from Delray Beach police employees. The woman who police say drove with drugs and alcohol in her system and caused the April 8 wreck that killed fellow Officer Christine Braswell, 40, sat within feet of them for the first time. That alone prompted the emotion. “To...
SNEAK PEEK: Delray $80 million patient tower ‘more hotel than hospital’

SNEAK PEEK: Delray $80 million patient tower ‘more hotel than hospital’

Now equipped with private patient rooms and a rooftop helipad for quicker transports, Delray Medical Center will soon open its largest expansion since the hospital was built in 1982. The July 11 opening of the $80 million patient tower promises to impress. The four-story tower adds a new, larger main entrance, 96 private patient rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cardiovascular clinic, five-level...
Boynton becoming a brewery and now barbecue destination

Boynton becoming a brewery and now barbecue destination

For a couple years now Boynton Beach has unofficially been the city of breweries. It all started with Due South Brewing. Now Boynton has Devour, Copperpoint, NOBO, and even NonProphet, which is a brewery but not your typical beer brewery. That’s five “breweries.” READ: Boynton Beach to get second ‘bad to the bone’ barbecue spot But now I’m beginning to think there&rsquo...
New rules for sober homes get first approval in Boynton Beach

New rules for sober homes get first approval in Boynton Beach

With just one more vote from the city’s officials, business owners that plan to open sober homes in Boynton Beach will have to get them certified with the local nonprofit Florida Association of Recovery Residences. The organization already regulates sober homes, but under a voluntary program, with the state. Read: What two south county cities are doing to regulate...
Boynton Beach park outfitted with solar tree; solar canopy coming

Boynton Beach park outfitted with solar tree; solar canopy coming

Boynton Beach’s Oceanfront Park now has a solar tree thanks to those Boynton residents who chose to pay an extra $9 on their monthly Florida Power & Light bills. The tree will also have brick pavers, benches, phone charges and educational boards. And, there’s more to come. FPL plans to install solar canopies at both Oceanfront Park, 6415 N. Ocean Blvd., and...
NEW: Bond hearing for woman accused in crash that killed Delray cop

NEW: Bond hearing for woman accused in crash that killed Delray cop

The woman accused of driving under the influence in a wreck that killed a Delray Beach police officer is expected to request a reduced bond at a hearing Thursday morning in Monroe County, her attorney told The Palm Beach Post. Lacy Marie Morris, 32, of Sugarloaf Key faces multiple charges that include DUI manslaughter in the Key West crash that killed Officer Christine Braswell in early April. Morris...
Florida’s Turnpike to grow from 6 to 10 lanes, add express lanes in south PBC

Florida’s Turnpike to grow from 6 to 10 lanes, add express lanes in south PBC

Florida’s Turnpike after express lanes and widening. (FDOT) BOCA RATON — As use of Florida’s Turnpike grows, as will its lanes from six to 10 between Glades Road and Boynton Beach Boulevard with the addition of express lanes, residents of southwestern Palm Beach County learned Monday evening.
‘Hop’ aboard the Boynton Beach brewery bus

‘Hop’ aboard the Boynton Beach brewery bus

Photo provided by the Damn Good Beer Bus A bus company is making it easier for beer-lovers to drink all the beer they want at Boynton Beach’s breweries while getting around safely.
Boynton bridges to get preventative work before replacement project

Boynton bridges to get preventative work before replacement project

Boynton Beach will pay about $50,000 to repair nine bridges, most of which were built in the 1950s and are near the end of their expected service lives. Work is expected to startin June and will last about one month, said Jeff Livergood, the city’s director of public works and engineering. READ: Closures coming for $1 million update to Boynton, Ocean Ridge bridge The need for repairs was found...
Needing restoration work, Boynton’s Mizner 1925 building has new owner

Needing restoration work, Boynton’s Mizner 1925 building has new owner

The ladies of the volunteer Boynton Woman’s Club have tried their best, but struggled, to come up with money to restore their historic 1925 building on Federal Highway. This past week, they turned to the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency with a proposal: Buy the building for $110,000 and they’ll use the money to create a scholarship trust in memory...
VIDEO: Jury takes just 90 minutes to convict Dippolito of murder solicitation

VIDEO: Jury takes just 90 minutes to convict Dippolito of murder solicitation

Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley was just about to bring Dalia Dippolito’s jury into the courtroom to send them home for the weekend when they beat him to the door with a knock After just 90 minutes of deliberations that capped six days of testimony in her murder solicitation retrial, Dippolito, 34, appeared to instinctively understand that word of a verdict that quickly did not bode well for...
Boynton officers involved in 2014 beating case have solid histories

Boynton officers involved in 2014 beating case have solid histories

The sergeant and officer who were placed on paid administrative leave last week for allegedly lying about the beating of a 25-year-old man in 2014 have fairly clean records since they started working with Boynton Beach Police more than one decade ago, according to records obtained by The Palm Beach Post. In fact, Mike Brown was named Boynton’s Officer of the Year...
Buyback of conservation zone near Boynton lauded by environmentalists

Buyback of conservation zone near Boynton lauded by environmentalists

Preservationists and environmentalists are on the verge of another victory in their quest to limit building in Palm Beach County’s Agricultural Reserve, a 22,000-acre farming and land conservation zone west of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach that has been under increasing development pressure. County commissioners advanced a proposed budget Tuesday that includes $3 million to begin...
Wake up with the birds to survive the heat

Wake up with the birds to survive the heat

In South Florida, you can’t reason with the sizzling season. You can only endure. And, maybe, outwit it. One trick to surviving summer’s smother is to get outside early in the morning, before the heat kills our will to live and before the afternoon thunderstorms start their drum rolls. In this case, early means before the sun rises, which is about 6:30 a.m. these days. So, set...
Out-of-control Boynton mansion party trashes rental home

Out-of-control Boynton mansion party trashes rental home

Steve Homrich was getting ready for bed around 9 p.m. last Friday when his dog barked, prompting him to look out his window. He knew his neighbor was allowing short-term rentals through websites such as HomeAway, but he’d never seen something like this. “It was pretty phenomenal,” Homrich said. “My wife stopped counting at 300 people.” Unbeknownst to him —...
Tony winner dropped out of Boca’s Spanish River High to pursue acting

Tony winner dropped out of Boca’s Spanish River High to pursue acting

When Rachel Bay Jones won a Tony Award  for her role in the hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” the former Boca Raton resident and longtime veteran of South Florida stages, thanked her grandmother. Her Nana sold her engagement ring so Jones could move to New York and pursue her Broadway dream at age 19, she told the Tony audience. Jones, 47, plays Heidi, the hard-working...
Boca Raton sees double-digit percent crime increase in 2016

Boca Raton sees double-digit percent crime increase in 2016

(Palm Beach Post file photo) BOCA RATON – There was a 13 percent increase in violent and non-violent crimes in Boca Raton last year, according to data released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday.
JUST IN: Boca lifts beach swim ban after bacteria levels improve

JUST IN: Boca lifts beach swim ban after bacteria levels improve

Surfers and beachgoers at South Beach Park in Boca Raton. (Photo by Lulu Ramadan / Palm Beach Post) BOCA RATON — City beaches, which were temporarily closed to swimmers, have re-opened after bacteria levels have improved, according to city officials.
Delray wants to eliminate free downtown parking, install smart meters

Delray wants to eliminate free downtown parking, install smart meters

Delray Beach may soon eliminate free street-side parking along Atlantic Avenue — and possibly the rest of downtown including the parking garages. The city commission wants to add smart parking meters to its 3,000-plus free parking spots downtown. The “smart meters” would change cost per hour depending on demand, similar to surge pricing. But city leaders want to know if the parking...
Delray to put climate change at forefront: ‘The waters are coming’

Delray to put climate change at forefront: ‘The waters are coming’

President Donald J. Trump may not be prioritizing climate change, but Delray Beach city leaders are. Mayor Cary Glickstein joined more than 300 mayors nationwide in signing a vow to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement for environmental action to combat global warming, despite Trump’s recent controversial withdrawal of the United States from the agreement. “I wonder if those other mayors...
JUST IN: Boca bans swimming at all city beaches due to bacteria levels

JUST IN: Boca bans swimming at all city beaches due to bacteria levels

Midtown Beach warning of high levels of bacteria.( Palm Beach Post file photo by Lannis Waters) BOCA RATON — No swimming at Boca Raton beaches, city officials said Wednesday shortly after the Florida Department of Health reported elevated bacteria levels.
Why Boynton rejected church’s proposal to build housing on vacant land

Why Boynton rejected church’s proposal to build housing on vacant land

St. John Missionary Baptist Church members filled City Hall on Tuesday hoping officials would give them the vacant Ocean Breeze East land where the church’s leader has proposed building affordable apartments for seniors. But officials turned down the proposal because of a high — and last minute — interest in the Heart of Boynton ...
Why orchids vanished from South Florida; Boynton group wants them back

Why orchids vanished from South Florida; Boynton group wants them back

Tivoli Lakes this past week became the only residential community in Palm Beach County to participate in the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden Million Orchid Project. The project’s goal is to return orchids to South Florida. The project aims at putting one million orchids into urban landscapes and to have the first generation of reestablished orchids blooming throughout...
Boynton man goes from selling tacos from cart to Federal Hwy. location

Boynton man goes from selling tacos from cart to Federal Hwy. location

Boss Tacos in Boynton Beach doesn’t look like much from the outside. Really, it doesn’t look like much on the inside either. The shop is about 600 square feet, doesn’t have air conditioning and parking is confusing. But owner Brian Nickerson makes excellent tacos — and he’s successful enough that he’s opening a bigger and nicer location on Federal Highway....
Boynton Beach to start Town Square project with saving historic school

Boynton Beach to start Town Square project with saving historic school

Boynton Beach’s five elected officials spent about an hour Monday switching back and forth between their roles on the City Commission and Community Redevelopment Agency board to provide $4.36 million to get the $94.5 million, 16-plus acre Town Square redevelopment project started. The CRA will give the city $2.1 million for Phase 1 of the project, which includes...
Two cops at heart of Dalia Dippolito probe punctuate state’s case

Two cops at heart of Dalia Dippolito probe punctuate state’s case

Promises to a lover that they would be in “paradise island” once her husband was in jail and later assertions to a fake hit man that she was “5,000 percent” sure she wanted her husband dead punctuated on Monday what could be the last full day of state testimony in Dalia Dippolito’s third trial on charges she tried to have her husband killed. Prosecutors on Monday neared...
VIDEOS: Burglars break into cars outside Boynton Beach homes

VIDEOS: Burglars break into cars outside Boynton Beach homes

Snapshot of video provided by Boynton Beach Police There were several car burglaries over the weekend in Boynton Beach and police want to see if you can identify those suspected of committing the crimes.
NEW: Publix coming to Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach

NEW: Publix coming to Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach

A 2.75-acre lot on West Atlantic Avenue east of Interstate 95 will be transformed into a Publix Supermarket, a city board announced Monday. The lot, on Atlantic and Southwest Sixth avenues in downtown Delray Beach’s Northwest/Southwest neighborhood, was sold by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency to equity firm Pasadena Capital for $2 million. They intend to build a 25,000-square-foot...
CLOSER LOOK: Who are the four indicted Boynton Beach officers?

CLOSER LOOK: Who are the four indicted Boynton Beach officers?

Four indicted Here’s what we know about the two current police officers, and two former officers, who have been indicted in connection with the 2014 beating of Byron Harris and two passengers following a high-speed chase: All four pleaded not guilty on Friday. Sgt. Philip Antico was not at scene but was a supervisor and allegedly doctored documents to appear to justify the beating of Harris...
Palm Beach County Animal Control waives cat adoption fees this weekend

Palm Beach County Animal Control waives cat adoption fees this weekend

Because of the high number of cats and kittens that are in need of good homes, an adoption special is being offered Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. The Animal Care and Control shelter at 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, is waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens and is offering a “name your price” adoption promotion for...
Boynton officials to ‘nuisance’ property owners: Help, pay or get out

Boynton officials to ‘nuisance’ property owners: Help, pay or get out

Boynton Beach officials will start asking businesses that are often locations for illegal activity — deemed nuisances — to help build a better, safer community — or pay. Or, even worse: Get out. READ: Boynton to name businesses with two overdoses in 30 days a ‘nuisance’ This week, the City Commission approved the Chronic Nuisance Property Code, a local law modeled after...
Boynton Beach cops beat man, then lied about it, indictment says

Boynton Beach cops beat man, then lied about it, indictment says

One current and two former Boynton Beach police officers beat a 25-year-old man in 2014 and their boss, a sergeant still working with the department, allowed them to lie about it in their official reports, a federal civil rights indictment alleges. SEE: Boynton Beach police chief conducts news conference The confrontation, after a police chase, was captured on videotape shot from a Palm Beach County...
UPDATE: Jury sees video where Dippolito learns hit man is cop

UPDATE: Jury sees video where Dippolito learns hit man is cop

In a Boynton Beach Police Department interrogation room, a detective asked Dalia Dippolito who would want her husband dead. He got silence in response. “You wouldn’t want to kill him, would you?” he asked, prompting Dippolito to shake her head vigorously. Moments later, in a video recorded in August 2009 and shown to jurors on Friday, Dippolito came face to face with...
Boca Raton mayor weighs GOP bid in district where Clinton beat Trump

Boca Raton mayor weighs GOP bid in district where Clinton beat Trump

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie with Gov. Rick Scott in 2016. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie appears close to launching a 2018 Republican campaign for the coastal District 4 seat of term-limited Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams.
Take a staycation: Nine great scenic drives in Palm Beach County

Take a staycation: Nine great scenic drives in Palm Beach County

With summer here, it’s time to get into the car and hit the great American highway for a road trip to remember. Destination: Palm Beach County? With staycations all the rage, you don’t have to go far to add a scenic drive to your summer bucket list. Within the broad borders of the county, there is more to see than you might think. These drives are perfect for a weekend afternoon &mdash...
Dippolito trial opens with testimony of alleged target, ex-husband

Dippolito trial opens with testimony of alleged target, ex-husband

In 2009, Michael Dippolito sat in a Delray Beach restaurant with his wife, Dalia, and her family for a birthday dinner that was interrupted by a strange guest who showed up with flowers and balloons. Testifying in Dalia Dippolito’s trial Thursday on charges she tried to have him killed, her now former husband Michael said he thought the man was a delivery man but soon got the impression he was...
Boynton restaurants: Openings, temporary closures, menu additions

Boynton restaurants: Openings, temporary closures, menu additions

As usual, there’s always some restaurant news in Boynton Beach. Here’s info about three: One that opened; one that is temporarily closed; and one that has menu additions. - After a few months of renovations, Troy’s Bar-Be-Que finally opened Tuesday. The family had a soft opening Monday and then a big opening day to the public Tuesday, said Anthony Barber, Troy Davis’ son. Read...
Boynton man’s stolen Mercedes SUV found, but his dog Scooby is dead

Boynton man’s stolen Mercedes SUV found, but his dog Scooby is dead

Steven Nieschawer never had a dog and really never thought he’d want one. But then he started to dream about a certain breed, a Mexican Hairless, and took that as a sign. About seven years ago he found a breeder, who warned him that the dog he was interested in probably wouldn’t be friendly like other breeds. But this dog climbed on top of Nieschawer and licked him. Since then, Nieschawer...
‘Cash Me Outside’ girl cancels tour… or has she?

‘Cash Me Outside’ girl cancels tour… or has she?

The Boynton Beach teen infamously known for saying the now catchphrase “Cash me outside, how bow dah?” to a Dr. Phil studio audience has postponed her “summer tour,” according to her manager. Danielle Bregoli, 14, was scheduled to appear at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8 at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live, but the event was canceled, according to the owner of that venue...
Commentary: Boynton takes the brunt of the latest drenching

Commentary: Boynton takes the brunt of the latest drenching

I feel like I’ve been walking on water. Seriously. Practically everywhere I’ve gone in Boynton Beach since Monday has had some type of water accumulation from the relentless downpour that has strangled Palm Beach County this week. Read: JUST IN: More than 100-year rain record broken in Palm Beach County I shouldn’t be surprised. There are some areas that routinely flood in Boynton...
New trial ordered in 2011 murder at Boynton Home Depot parking lot

New trial ordered in 2011 murder at Boynton Home Depot parking lot

A 60-year-old Delray Beach man on Wednesday won a new trial on charges that he fatally shot his boss during an 2011 mid-morning shooting that stunned shoppers at The Home Depot shopping center0 in Boynton Beach. William Paul Dabbs, who is serving a life sentence in the death of 41-year-old Larry Modena Jr, was blind-sided by prosecution evidence that weakened his claims that he shot his friend and...
Boynton Beach police at scene of suspected overdose near Walmart

Boynton Beach police at scene of suspected overdose near Walmart

Boynton Beach Police outside Walmart on June 7, 2017. (Alexandra Seltzer / The Palm Beach Post) Boynton Beach police officers are outside the Walmart Supercenter on Old Boynton Road investigating a suspected overdose, a police spokeswoman told The Palm Beach Post.
Dippolito jury seated; attempted murder trial starts Thursday morning

Dippolito jury seated; attempted murder trial starts Thursday morning

Four women and four men were seated late Wednesday as the six jurors and two alternates who could ultimately decide the fate of Dalia Dippolito, the 34-year-old former Boynton Beach newlywed on trial for the third time on allegations that she tried to have her husband killed. Dippolito’s attorneys, prosecutors and Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley selected the panel out of a pool of 300 potential jurors...
Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home in downtown West Palm Beach

Man robbed at gunpoint while walking home in downtown West Palm Beach

A Boynton Beach man and a juvenile were arrested early Saturday after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in downtown West Palm Beach, according to an arrest report. The alleged victim told West Palm Beach police that he was walking home about 2:45 a.m. when two armed individuals approached him brandishing handguns. » Download our PostNOW app to get the latest Breaking News Frank K. Alexander...
Delray vet recalls D-Day: ‘Whole beach was covered with dead people’

Delray vet recalls D-Day: ‘Whole beach was covered with dead people’

It’s been 73 years since he landed on Utah Beach the day after D-Day and John Brindisi can still hear the “click clicks.” Two clicks from an unidentifiable soldier meant friendly. If not? Fire. READ: D-Day remembered, as veterans of fateful event dwindle The 92-year-old remembers his disorientation and reliance on the military police to know what to do next. The images of soldiers&rsquo...
Soup’s on: 5 best soups, stews in Palm Beach County

Soup’s on: 5 best soups, stews in Palm Beach County

You know it’s been raining nonstop in South Florida, so we’re craving soup for lunch and dinner. It’s the craving that comes when we bring out those umbrellas on such rainy days.  With that, let’s take our umbrellas and appetites and go have some belly-warming soup.  Here are five good options: As golden-crusted, dense and oozy as an onion soup ought to be, this...
WATCH: Boynton cop on leave; allegedly drinks then drives police truck

WATCH: Boynton cop on leave; allegedly drinks then drives police truck

A Boynton Beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly driving his police truck off duty while under the influence of alcohol, police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. The officer is Nicholas Prince, who was hired in July 2009, according to the department’s website. The Palm Beach Post received video...
BREAKING: Video shows crash that killed Delray police officer

BREAKING: Video shows crash that killed Delray police officer

Surveillance video obtained by The Palm Beach Post shows a scooter driven by a Delray Beach police officer violently striking a vehicle in the early morning hours of April 8 in Key West. Officer Christine Braswell, 40, was killed and Officer Bernenda Marc, 25, was seriously injured after a scooter Braswell was driving slammed into a Nissan Sentra that allegedly turned into scooter’s path. Lawyer...
WATCH: Boynton cop on leave; allegedly drinks then drives police truck

WATCH: Boynton cop on leave; allegedly drinks then drives police truck

A Boynton Beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly driving a marked police truck under the influence of alcohol, police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. The officer is Nicholas Prince, who was hired in July 2009, according to the department’s website.
Afternoon storm in Boynton Beach causes flood, road closure

Afternoon storm in Boynton Beach causes flood, road closure

Afternoon storm floods Seacrest Boulevard at Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach on June 5, 2017. (Alexandra Seltzer / The Palm Beach Post) A storm that pounded through Boynton Beach around 12:30 Monday flooded and closed streets, and threw palm fronds and empty garbage cans into the middle of main roads.
Is Delray’s ‘Dancing Pineapples’ mural destined for a wrecking ball?

Is Delray’s ‘Dancing Pineapples’ mural destined for a wrecking ball?

The colorful and patterned “Dancing Pineapples” mural has for nearly a decade been the backdrop to countless photos that capture downtown, particularly the hip Pineapple Grove Arts District. But the mural was painted on a the wall of a privately owned building soon to see renovations that threaten the beloved public artwork. “It’s a shame,” said Dan Bellante...
UPDATE: Delray state rep Al Jacquet responds to ethics probe

UPDATE: Delray state rep Al Jacquet responds to ethics probe

The Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics board found probable cause Thursday that former Delray Beach Vice Mayor Al Jacquet used his official position to have a $35 parking ticket thrown out by city police. Jacquet, now a state House representative, received the ticket April 5, 2016, around 3:45 p.m., according to documents. His black Volkswagen Jetta was parked in an expired metered spot in...
Shred documents in Lantana for a good cause

Shred documents in Lantana for a good cause

File photo The Lantana Chamber of Commerce is hosting a shredding event where all proceeds will go to the Church of the Holy Guardian Angels.
Mentally ill man charged with making threats against Trump near WPB

Mentally ill man charged with making threats against Trump near WPB

A 27-year-old Coral Springs man will appear in U.S. District Court today, accused of making threats against President Donald Trump while at psychiatric and addiction treatment centers in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Kamran Ebrahimi, who was charged this week with making threats against the president, is to appear before a U.S. magistrate, who will determine whether he will remain incarcerated...
Boca leaders to meet with park district to finalize Ocean Breeze deal

Boca leaders to meet with park district to finalize Ocean Breeze deal

Ocean Breeze Golf Club (Photo by Lulu Ramadan/Palm Beach Post) BOCA RATON — The city council and Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District will meet in July to finalize the details the of a $24 million deal to purchase Ocean Breeze Golf Club, the district said Tuesday.
Aerospace engineer now one of state’s top teachers in Boynton

Aerospace engineer now one of state’s top teachers in Boynton

Boynton Beach has one of the best teachers in the state. No, that’s not my opinion. Here’s proof: Boynton Beach High teacher Charlie Huber was named Beginning Teacher of the Year for Palm Beach County Secondary Schools by the school district. READ: Boynton residents pitch their ideas: fountains, chair cushions, parks Also, Meghan Busman-Barron, who works at Heritage Elementary, received...
Photos on display in Boynton Beach created by Artists with Autism

Photos on display in Boynton Beach created by Artists with Autism

The city’s Civic Center has art work created by Artists with Autism on display. The exhibit, called Breaking Barriers, will be shown through August. There will be a public reception July 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. All artwork is available to buy. Read: Boynton-area 1922 photos discovered in scrapbook on eBay on display “In support of the Boynton Beach’s...
Summit: Lack of affordable homes in Palm Beach County at ‘crisis’ level

Summit: Lack of affordable homes in Palm Beach County at ‘crisis’ level

More than 500 government officials, lenders and builders packed a ballroom at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Wednesday to come up with ideas on how to address a lack of affordable housing they say is hurting employee recruitment efforts and driving younger people to less expensive locations. Turns out, they fretted, paradise is less idyllic if you’ve got to live with your parents or...
Boynton residents pitch their ideas: fountains, chair cushions, parks

Boynton residents pitch their ideas: fountains, chair cushions, parks

Boynton Beach residents have big ideas for their city. About 30 residents pitched their dream list of items for next budget year at City Hall on Tuesday night. The list included building water fountains for children to play in throughout the city, a fund that residents can use without any accountability process and freshening up chair cushions at the city’s cemetery. READ: Just in time for summer...
PHOTOS: Sneak peek into Boca’s million-dollar Mandarin Oriental condos

PHOTOS: Sneak peek into Boca’s million-dollar Mandarin Oriental condos

Showing off its future extravagance in miniature form, a $3.5 million sales gallery in downtown Boca Raton offers a glimpse into the life of luxury that awaits future downtown residents when the planned Residences at Mandarin Oriental is built. The hotel group, known for posh services and designs, anticipates opening its first Florida residential complex along with a hotel — two buildings...
How did Boca Raton model get role in Netflix’s ‘The Little Mermaid’?

How did Boca Raton model get role in Netflix’s ‘The Little Mermaid’?

Less than a year into her modeling career, Alexis Marie says she’s still learning the business, but already she’s got some lessons down. For instance, “when you go to a casting, you should wear heels,” she says, something she learned when she didn’t get a particular gig. But Marie, 22, a Boca Raton Community High School graduate, did get another gig: She will be featured...
Completion dates set for I-95 interchange work at Hypoluxo, Woolbright

Completion dates set for I-95 interchange work at Hypoluxo, Woolbright

Tired of seeing construction at the Interstate 95 interchanges with Hypoluxo and Woolbright roads? The Florida Department of Transportation has good news for you. The work at Hypoluxo is 90 percent complete, and Woolbright is 70 percent complete . Both projects are expected to be finished in the fall, said Andi Pacini...
What new law, rulings mean for Palm Beach County’s 7 on Death Row

What new law, rulings mean for Palm Beach County’s 7 on Death Row

When dozens of law enforcement officers gathered in a Palm Beach County courtroom in March to make sure a convicted West Palm Beach cop killer remained on Death Row, it heralded the beginning of a parade of the county’s most notorious murderers. During the next several months, attorneys representing others who have spent decades on Death Row also will be in circuit court to argue that their...
JUST IN: Boynton police officer on paid leave after arrest

JUST IN: Boynton police officer on paid leave after arrest

A Boynton Beach police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after his arrest on a charge of domestic battery this week. Vinicius Melo, 34, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday, records show. He was released Thursday on his own recognizance. BREAKING: Man faces homicide, DUI charges in crash that killed stepson “This is an active administrative investigation...
As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels lag way behind

As housing prices surge in Boynton, income levels lag way behind

Jeff Stvil would rather buy a house with his girlfriend than pay $1,350 a month to a Boynton Beach landlord. And with a price like that — easily a mortgage payment — he figures he’s better off owning. But he can’t find one he can afford. “I tried to buy a home but it’s too hard for me,” the father of three said. “I don’t want to buy a house and...
Recall case of 84-year-old dragged, killed by car in Boca Wolfie’s lot?

Recall case of 84-year-old dragged, killed by car in Boca Wolfie’s lot?

More than a decade after Jonathan Griffin was sentenced to life in prison for the car-dragging death of an 84-year-old Boca Raton woman in 1999, the former Riviera Beach man on Friday was given the chance to one day live outside prison walls. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer re-sentenced Griffin to 40 years in prison for the death of Ida Mirel. Griffin, who is now 35 and has...
Who is the Boca Raton man on cover of Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album?

Who is the Boca Raton man on cover of Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album?

Fifry years later, Dion DiMucci still isn’t sure how he wound up among the more than 50 colorful and familiar faces that make up the iconic collage that is the cover of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. But from “the kind of guess work I can do about that,” he thinks it probably comes down to a shared reverance for...
Are there too many national chains in Delray’s downtown?

Are there too many national chains in Delray’s downtown?

A Tommy Bahama replaced a small boutique on Atlantic Avenue. A Wings Beachwear franchise opened where a locally owned art and framing shop once was. A decades-old greasy-spoon eatery, The Green Owl, was forced from a spot on Atlantic Avenue where a banking cafe will soon open. And that’s just in the past year. The restaurant-retail-residential makeup of Delray Beach’s popular downtown...
Delray program that wakes, clears homeless at 6 a.m. ends… now what?

Delray program that wakes, clears homeless at 6 a.m. ends… now what?

Every morning for the past four months, security workers in bright yellow shirts have patrolled Atlantic Avenue and its surrounding areas, waking the sleeping homeless before patrons flood downtown. The homeless have been asleep in front of business doorways, in alleyways and on park benches. “Every morning, there’s at least 12 people they’re waking up,” said Laura Simon...
Census: Boca, Boynton and Delray drive growth in Palm Beach County

Census: Boca, Boynton and Delray drive growth in Palm Beach County

Growth in southern Palm Beach County is fueling the county’s steady population rise, figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show. A trio of south county cities — Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach — saw some of the biggest population boosts from 2015 to 2016. “They are building a lot of new housing,” said County Commissioner Steven Abrams, whose...
Flurry of restaurant openings and closings dot Boynton Beach

Flurry of restaurant openings and closings dot Boynton Beach

There’s been a revolving door of sorts in Boynton Beach with restaurants so here’s an update on the latest comings and goings. (I have to give you a little warning, though… there is some bad news regarding one shop. Ugh. Let’s just start with that.) Nani’s Donuts: Nani Edry is moving his doughnut business out of Riverwalk Plaza. He’s had the business in ...
Ocean Avenue landmark in Boynton at last getting ‘historic designation’

Ocean Avenue landmark in Boynton at last getting ‘historic designation’

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center is getting a historic designation. The building, originally called The Boynton School, was built in 1913. The city’s oldest school building’s worth and importance is evident, but only now is being made clear on paper. City Commissioners are adding the Ocean Avenue landmark to Boynton’s local register of historic...
Appeals court upholds life sentence for Dunkin’ Donuts armed robber

Appeals court upholds life sentence for Dunkin’ Donuts armed robber

A month after two men involved in a brutal 2008 armed robbery at Dunkin’ Donuts in Delray Beach persuaded the Florida Supreme Court to throw out their convictions on charges of attempted murder, an appeals court on Wednesday threw ice on any celebration they may have been planning. The 4th District Court of Appeal, based in West Palm Beach, refused to throw out Calvin Weatherspoon&rsquo...
GL Homes gets ITID backing for Acreage-Ag Reserve swap

GL Homes gets ITID backing for Acreage-Ag Reserve swap

GL Homes’ plan to preserve land outside of Palm Beach County’s Agricultural Reserve in exchange for permission to build more in it “cannot be ignored and should be seriously considered,” the president of the Indian Trail Improvement District’s board of supervisors wrote to Palm Beach County commissioners. “After listening to GL’s proposal, the board unanimously...
Boynton names 16-year vet to replace retiring assistant police chief

Boynton names 16-year vet to replace retiring assistant police chief

Captain Joe DeGiulio (R) and Chief Jeffrey Katz of the Boynton Beach police department inform media during a press conference Monday, May 8, 2017 that the department’s officers will now be wearing Axon Body 2 body cameras when at work in the field.
What celebrity movie star visited kids at a Boca Raton school?

What celebrity movie star visited kids at a Boca Raton school?

Rose Walters came to Boca Raton’s South Inlet Park to celebrate her 14th birthday, but she came away with a gift she didn’t expect - a glimpse of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron. “We were (checking) on our pavillion for her birthday party, to occur the next day. We were (at) the inlet and noticed the camera crews,” says her mother Rosemarie Miller....
Delray panel discusses: How ‘hate-crime’ differs from ‘hate incident’

Delray panel discusses: How ‘hate-crime’ differs from ‘hate incident’

Anti-Semitism isn’t discussed enough. That’s what public officials and law enforcement say prompted a panel discussion Monday west of Delray Beach, and the message they hope residents came away with. “We need to talk about this,” said State Rep. Lori Berman, D-West Palm Beach, who co-moderated a discussion between the local Jewish community members and law enforcement with...
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