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Motel sink falls on 1-year-old; family, owner disagree who is to blame

Motel sink falls on 1-year-old; family, owner disagree who is to blame

An investigation is underway after the mother of a 1-year-old boy claims the bathroom sink in a Boynton Beach motel fell on her 1-year-old son’s arm. Emma Bryan, 26, and her family were living in the Atlantic Lodge on Federal Highway. She said she reported to motel staff weeks ago the sink appeared to be separating from the wall. She said it was never fixed, according to a city police report...
After washout, Boca Bash boat gathering is back on

After washout, Boca Bash boat gathering is back on

Boaters gather at Lake Boca for the annual Boca Bash in 2016. (Courtesy of The Night Vibe) BOCA RATON — Scores of local boaters will flood the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton this weekend for an annual boating bash — for the second weekend in a row.
With first sales tax check in bank, how will Boynton Beach spend it?

With first sales tax check in bank, how will Boynton Beach spend it?

A year ago, Boynton City Manager Lori LaVerriere said raising Palm Beach County’s sales tax by a penny on the dollar would give the city more than $3 million a year. She described it as a “dream come true.” LaVerriere’s description is understandable. As city manager, she’s responsible for making things happen. And she needs money to do that. The city about a month ago...
Children meet their favorite fictitious, real superheroes in Boynton

Children meet their favorite fictitious, real superheroes in Boynton

This past weekend princesses and superheroes invaded Boynton Beach. The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center held its annual Princess & Super Heroes Day on Saturday. The children were invited to dress up as their favorite character and were met by Spider-Man, Batman and princess Rapunzel, and they played in Disney princess Elsa’s Frozen Fun zone. The children had a full day...
Teen fake doc’s ex-lawyer facing battery charge in road rage case

Teen fake doc’s ex-lawyer facing battery charge in road rage case

A former lawyer for alleged fake teen doctor Malachi Love-Robinson is now facing criminal charges of his own, accused of kicking a bicyclist in an alleged November road rage incident. West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine, who has represented high-profile clients such as Love-Robinson and Loxahatchee slaughterhouse case defendant Jorge Garcia, is facing charges in a case where a man...
Retired Delray officer honored with Bronze Star 45 years after war

Retired Delray officer honored with Bronze Star 45 years after war

Just about everyone in the crowd at Delray Beach’s Crest Theater on Tuesday knew Skip Brown. But very few really knew him. Few in the room knew the details of Brown’s time served in the Vietnam War, about the shrapnel that tore through his right leg and foot during an ambush, about how he held his fellow soldier’s lifeless body in his arms the day he should have returned home from...
Specialty beans, blends: Two coffee-houses opening in Boca

Specialty beans, blends: Two coffee-houses opening in Boca

Slava and Anna Golik have spent the past two decades visiting coffee shops and bean farms in countless countries looking for the perfect blend for their java fix. And when they found the most satisfying blends at the coziest shops, the experience was too good not to share. The Boca Raton couple, originally from Russia and moved to the city four years ago, is opening two Boca locations of R1 Coffee...
Boca High won’t let football star practice despite court ruling

Boca High won’t let football star practice despite court ruling

A Boca Raton High standout football player will have to wait before he’s allowed to join his teammates for spring practice, despite a judge’s ruling that permitted his participation. Shelley Singletary, an 18-year-old running back and defensive back considered a major college prospect, has been on house arrest since his arrest Jan. 25 on a felony charge. Singletary is accused of forcibly...
Melgen Medicare fraud trial costs both sides big bucks

Melgen Medicare fraud trial costs both sides big bucks

Accused of defrauding Medicare out of $105 million and eventually released from jail on an $18 million bond package, Dr. Salomon Melgen has been at the center of a case that has turned on eye-popping dollar figures since his arrest two years ago. Monday — the last day of testimony in the Palm Beach County ophthalmologist’s nearly two-month trial — was no exception. The difference...
Boynton Beach police looking for suspects in string of burglaries

Boynton Beach police looking for suspects in string of burglaries

Boynton Beach police have released a video of burglars breaking into a barber shop during the early-morning hours of April 14. Police believe the suspects were involved in four burglaries that took place that night along the Congress Avenue corridor. The video shows at least two men in hoodies and with their faces covered breaking into the No Limit Kutz barber shop. Anyone with information...
What’s white, $22,000, runs on batteries and will be all over Boynton?

What’s white, $22,000, runs on batteries and will be all over Boynton?

Boynton Beach city employees this week will place an order for new and replacement cars and trucks, such as the usual Ford Escape for the engineering department, an F-150 for the sanitation department and for the first time in Boynton history, an electric car — a Nissan Leaf — for the building department. The Leaf is is a fully electric car with a 107-mile range with a 30 kWh battery....
This celebrity works with Boca Raton group to fight child pornography

This celebrity works with Boca Raton group to fight child pornography

On film and on television, actress Blake Lively has battled everything from vicious sharks to vicious Upper East Side socialites. But now, the “The Shallows” star has teamed with a Boca Raton-based organization to fight a real-life scourge: online child predators. Lively was recently honored as a nominee of Variety Magazine’s 2017 Power of Women campaign, where prominent women...
Readers remember when Palm Beach County was filled with cows, pastures

Readers remember when Palm Beach County was filled with cows, pastures

Our story last week recalling the last cows of Boynton Beach, on the land near the Boynton Beach Mall where Renaissance Commons stands, set off a frenzy of memories on our Facebook pages: RELATED: WHEN BOYNTON’S RENAISSANCE COMMONS WAS COW PASTURE You remembered other places throughout the county where cows and livestock once grazed. You remembered the joy of a more rural time, when there were...
Delray officer recalled at memorial: ‘Teacher, partner, mentor, badass’

Delray officer recalled at memorial: ‘Teacher, partner, mentor, badass’

When Christine Braswell told her father 15 years ago that she wanted to be a police officer, he spent three weeks trying to convince her it was a bad idea. “I was pretty adamant I wanted her to do pretty much anything else,” Dan Braswell, a retired West Palm Beach police officer, said of his 40-year-old daughter at her memorial service Sunday at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach. But...
Gym of Delray officer killed in wreck honors her with ‘hero’ workout

Gym of Delray officer killed in wreck honors her with ‘hero’ workout

Four planks. Eight 100-foot treks with weights on their backs. Twenty jump rope skips. Seventeen tosses of a medicine ball against a gym wall. And “4-8-2017” scrawled on a nearby white board: The date Officer Christine Braswell died. The repeated workout routine on Friday evening was the way Braswell’s colleagues and gym friends chose to honor the officer, who was killed in a scooter...
VIDEO: School band learns it will play in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

VIDEO: School band learns it will play in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Just hours before school was out for the weekend, teachers called Park Vista High band members into the auditorium for a special announcement. As students walked in, they took their seats with an inquisitive look as a group of reporters, armed with cameras and notepads, smiled back at them. Only a few staff members knew what was about to happen, and they were sworn to secrecy. After they settled...
Closures coming with $1 million painting project at Ocean Ave. bridge

Closures coming with $1 million painting project at Ocean Ave. bridge

Starting Monday, the Ocean Avenue bridge that stretches over the Intracoastal Waterway between Ocean Ridge and Boynton Beach will undergo a $1 million repainting project. That means lane closures are coming. The project is expected to be completed in about four months. The bridge will be painted a similar shade of tan and the teal color will not be touched, said Meredith Cruz, on behalf of the Florida...
$18 million Canyon library supported by returning Boynton West leader

$18 million Canyon library supported by returning Boynton West leader

After a one-year hiatus, Myrna Rosoff is back in the president’s position at what is the suburban Boynton Beach area’s most influential group: the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations. About 110 communities are part of the group, whose members are influential in incoming development and what it should look like. They vote on incoming projects, and give their recommendation...
Airline horror stories: Locals tell of being treated poorly, rudely

Airline horror stories: Locals tell of being treated poorly, rudely

You! Yes, you! Stand up! No, sit down. Here … no, not there, HERE! We’ve got our eye on you. You’re guilty of …something. We’re not sure what yet. But when we do we’ll let you know. We have no idea when that will be, of course. But just sit tight and don’t complain about it, because if you don’t, we’ll give you something to complain about. Is...
Alligators ‘aggressive’ this season; second local dog attacked

Alligators ‘aggressive’ this season; second local dog attacked

When a tiny Yorkshire Terrier was rushed to Clint Moore Animal Hospital on Easter Sunday with deep gashes on her chest and back, Dr. Lindsay Butzer recognized the wounds immediately. “My first thought was, ‘This is another alligator attack,’ ” said Butzer, a veterinarian at the Boca Raton clinic. Lilly, the 6-year-old dog, was running near a lake in the back yard of her Boca...
Legislator hails Boca Raton for ending golf sponsor ties; but it didn’t

Legislator hails Boca Raton for ending golf sponsor ties; but it didn’t

A state legislator called a news conference for Monday at Boca Raton City Hall, to thank the city for ending its golf tournament sponsorship deal with a German firm that has uncomfortable ties to the Holocaust. The problem: Boca Raton didn’t do it. And the private operators of the Allianz Championship tournament said Allianz SE’s departure was unrelated to the controversy. State Rep. Emily...
Family dreams captured in move of Heart of Boynton’s barbecue hot-spot

Family dreams captured in move of Heart of Boynton’s barbecue hot-spot

Troy Davis started cooking ribs as a boy on his mother’s lawn in the Heart of Boynton neighborhood. He’ll be 66 next month. Between now and then he opened Troy’s Bar-Be-Que , and over the past 20 years it has grown into a Boynton go-to for what customers describe as plain, old, lip-smacking-good ribs and chicken. Davis and his family have outgrown their...
As jury deliberates murder case, suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

As jury deliberates murder case, suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

While a Palm Beach County jury was deciding whether to convict him of murder, Brandon Small on Thursday instead pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of a Delray Beach man. Small, 28, of Riviera Beach, was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison — far less than the life sentence he faced if he was convicted of murder. He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession...
Boca locals detest Blue Martini’s ‘pounding’ music; late booze ban starts

Boca locals detest Blue Martini’s ‘pounding’ music; late booze ban starts

Two late-night destinations will soon stop selling alcohol past 2 a.m. after the city scaled back its alcohol sales hours at the urging of some residents who say one bar is keeping them up at night. The Boca Raton council unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of alcohol between 2-7 a.m. The new rule only affects two businesses — Blue Martini in the Town Center plaza and Nippers...
Her arm was chopped off at age 5. An amazing story of hope & healing.

Her arm was chopped off at age 5. An amazing story of hope & healing.

When children ask Damba Koroma about her stump of a left arm — and they always do — the 24-year-old Lake Worth tutor does a mental calculation. For the youngest, her explanation is brief: “Bad men took it.” For the older ones, she’s only a tiny bit more elaborate: “I lost it in a war.” And should someone jump to the conclusion that perhaps she was a soldier...
What Playboy centerfold’s death in South Florida happened 10 years ago?

What Playboy centerfold’s death in South Florida happened 10 years ago?

On Feb. 8, 2007, Anna Nicole Smith died in a Hollywood, Florida hotel room. By May, her story was an episode on TV’s “Law & Order.” In between, South Florida became a media circus, as newspapers, magazines and tabloid TV shows flocked here. They covered press conferences on autopsy results. They covered court hearings to determine where to bury the reality TV star and former Playboy...
Delray resident wants downtown pedicab, but police say it’s dangerous

Delray resident wants downtown pedicab, but police say it’s dangerous

Those environmentally friendly chariots on three wheels carting people to and from restaurants and bars downtown? Not in Delray Beach. The city on Tuesday night shut down a proposal from longtime resident and cyclist advocate Patrick Halliday to start a pedicab, or bicycle cab, service on East Atlantic Avenue. But the police department says it would be dangerous for riders and cause additional traffic...
A real downtown in Boynton Beach? Master plan is one step closer

A real downtown in Boynton Beach? Master plan is one step closer

Boynton Beach is one step closer to having a walkable, busy, profitable, attractive, bustling, livable and everything else residents and officials have long yearned for — downtown. Officials chose a group to partner with to redevelop the 16-something acres of land east of Interstate 95 off of Boynton Beach Boulevard called Town Square. City commissioners on Tuesday night gave staff the OK to...
Beer and bacon come together for tasting event Thursday

Beer and bacon come together for tasting event Thursday

Bacon and beer. Did I catch your attention? Two of Boynton Beach’s most delicious businesses are teaming up Thursday to bring you a beer and bacon tasting at Due South Brewery. The brewery will serve the beer, and Bacon Boxes will provide the bacon. You’ll get four pairings. The event is from 6-9 p.m. at the brewery, 2900 High Ridge Rd, Suite 3. Here are the pairings: Caramel...
Boynton retail, residential complex getting a paint job, modern update

Boynton retail, residential complex getting a paint job, modern update

Las Ventanas, the retail and residential development at Federal Highway and Woolbright Road, is getting an update — a new, lighter color and more modern feel. Pollack Shores, which acquired the development in December, is painting the property, renovating the clubhouse, updating and replacing the pool furniture and refurbishing the inside of the apartments. Read: Do you want to see this in a...
Will Florida Legislature support sober home cleanup bills?

Will Florida Legislature support sober home cleanup bills?

Bills filed by Palm Beach County lawmakers that would target unethical marketing practices in the drug-treatment industry, moving forward with statewide support and the governor’s backing, have advanced to the floor in the state House and Senate. Republican Rep. Bill Hager of Boca Raton and Democratic Sen. Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth sponsored parallel bills, endorsed April 11 by Gov. Rick Scott...
What is organic turf and why is it replacing grass at Patch Reef Park?

What is organic turf and why is it replacing grass at Patch Reef Park?

With football, soccer and lacrosse games year-round at Boca Raton’s Patch Reef Park, saving money on maintenance costs became a priority. The solution? The city is replacing the natural grass fields with a synthetic version, but opted for a more expensive organic turf as rumors swirl of cancer-causing chemicals in a popular synthetic turf that uses crumb rubber as a base. The Greater Boca Raton...
Four Boynton businesses victims of smash and grab robberies

Four Boynton businesses victims of smash and grab robberies

Hours before Boynton barber shop No Limit Kutz opened Friday morning, burglars broke the front glass door, walked inside and stole about $120 in cash. The front door cost about $1,000, and the burglars also stole two registers. The total value of everything is about $2,120. Boynton Beach Police say that burglary at Paz Plaza on Boynton Beach Boulevard near Congress Avenue is one of four break-ins...
Do you want to see this in a cemetery? Boynton debates

Do you want to see this in a cemetery? Boynton debates

On a recent visit to Boynton Beach Memorial Park, Barbara Ready came with an angel and artificial flowers in a pot to place on her late husband Gordon’s grave. However, a sign she spotted changed her mind: “Effective Monday, April 24, 2017 all personal items placed on graves and mausoleum will be removed according to the cemetery rules and regulations.” She quickly turned...
Remember when Boynton Beach’s Renaissance Commons was filled with cows?

Remember when Boynton Beach’s Renaissance Commons was filled with cows?

Editor’s Note: There are a lot of ways to tell you’ve lived in Palm Beach County for a long time. One of them is if you remember when cows used to graze where Renaissance Commons in Boynton Beach now stands. Former Palm Beach Post staff writer Michael Browning wrote this marvelous tale of the last cows of south county in 2004. It’s the last roundup, for the last herd. Across from...
Tillerson urged to push Brazil to return Boca woman to face charges

Tillerson urged to push Brazil to return Boca woman to face charges

For nearly nine years, 72-year-old Martha Wright has tried to persuade Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg to bring her daughter’s accused killer to justice. Unfortunately, for Wright, the long arm of the law doesn’t reach to Brazil, where Boca Raton resident Daniela Torres is believed to have fled after being charged in a 2008 crash on Interstate 95 in Boca that killed Wright&rsquo...
Is this Boynton community allowed to seek ‘40+’ residents?

Is this Boynton community allowed to seek ‘40+’ residents?

A rental apartment complex that caters to seniors has been the subject of undercover operations. But the investigators are not police and they’re not investigating crimes. Instead, a nonprofit organization is going undercover to see if the Boynton Bay community, which offers low-income affordable housing, is discriminating against young people. Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society officials said...
Police report details wreck that killed Delray officer in Key West

Police report details wreck that killed Delray officer in Key West

As law enforcement continues to probe the wreck that killed one Delray Beach police officer and critically injured another in Key West, more details have emerged about the driver in the crash. Lacy Morris, a 31-year-old from Monroe County, drove the Nissan Altima that struck a scooter ridden by Officers Christine Braswell, 40, and Bernenda Marc, 25, early Saturday, according to Key West Police. Morris...
For Boca veterans, soaring in WWII era plane brings back memories

For Boca veterans, soaring in WWII era plane brings back memories

Still active and agile at 95, Duane Webster climbed one leg at a time into a World War II-era biplane at Boca Raton Airport on Thursday. Webster settled into the war-era plane — something the U.S. Marine Corps. veteran hasn’t done since the 1940s. He adjusted his aviator sunglasses, pointed his finger at the nearby crowd and used his hand to salute. And then he soared. Webster was one...
Ariana Grande Miami concert: Did you know she grew up in Boca Raton?

Ariana Grande Miami concert: Did you know she grew up in Boca Raton?

A couple of years ago, Dennis Lambert had the “surreal” experience of sitting in a darkened arena alongside “20,000 people all completely crazy for” one of the world’s biggest pop stars – who also happens to be his former Boca Raton neighbor and his daughter’s lifelong friend, somebody he’s “known from the time she was 12.” Lambert, a Grammy-nominated...
Think you’re better than dad in basketball? Try this Boynton event

Think you’re better than dad in basketball? Try this Boynton event

040706 Staff photo by Chris Matula/The Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH – Shakoa Edwards, 10, prepares to drive past Kory Edwards, 9, as they practice for the Boynton Beach Police Department Police Athletic League 10 year-old basketball team Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Hester Community Center in Boynton Beach.
April weekends in Boynton: Concerts, Brunch Fest on packed calendar

April weekends in Boynton: Concerts, Brunch Fest on packed calendar

Clear your schedules, Boynton residents: The remaining weekends in April are filled with fun events. Saturday’s Egg-stravaganza is back, but many of the others are new. Here’s what’s on tap: Saturday: Egg-stravaganza. The free event at Congress Avenue Barrier Free Park, 3111 S Congress Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes an egg hunt, meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny, face...
Boynton officers awarded for work in murder cases, carjacking

Boynton officers awarded for work in murder cases, carjacking

The Boynton Beach Police Department this week named the officer, detective and civilian of the quarter and praised them for their perseverance, positive attitude and passion. Jivanet Rivera was named Officer of the Quarter for her work in an armed carjacking case last month on Northwest 12th Avenue. Rivera spotted the car and followed the driver, who police say was Traynard...
This Palm Springs kid stars with Diesel, The Rock in ‘Fate and Furious’

This Palm Springs kid stars with Diesel, The Rock in ‘Fate and Furious’

On Friday, James Ayoub will make his motion picture debut in a global action blockbuster that’s expected to make $400 million world-wide. He shares the screen with huge stars, including an Oscar winner, in a film on which he had his own trailer and shared a driver with the actor Forbes Magazine ranked as the highest-paid in 2016. But he’s not talking much about it. He’s got Cheerios...
After two long meetings, decision made on Boynton AmeriGas property

After two long meetings, decision made on Boynton AmeriGas property

Michael and Jana Wood have run South Florida Mastercraft on Federal Highway for about seven years, and have had the business in the city for about 18 years. They’ve been successful, but now they need more room. With about $373,000 from the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency the Woods will be able to expand their business next door. The agency owns a .62-acre property next to the store...
This Jupiter man made Peeps candy an Easter phenomenon

This Jupiter man made Peeps candy an Easter phenomenon

Editor’s Note: Peeps candy and Easter go together like bunnies and egg hunts. Every year, the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth holds a Peeps diorama contest. This year, it’s a tribute to Mr. Peeps himself, Bob Born, the unassuming Palm Beach County retiree who put a small regional candy on the map with a simple invention. Here is Barbara Marshall’s profile of Born from...
Boynton Beach police arrest armed 5-time felon

Boynton Beach police arrest armed 5-time felon

Billy Jean Brown Jr. (PBSO blotter) A 36-year-old 5-time felon was arrested in Boynton on Saturday after police found him with a gun and ammunition, according to a city police spokeswoman.
Delray officer killed was skilled sniper, only female on S.W.A.T. team

Delray officer killed was skilled sniper, only female on S.W.A.T. team

Christine Braswell was serious, but sweet. Strong, but kind. Decisive and strong-willed while on duty, but a warm and inspirational presence to her fellow officers. That’s how some of the three dozen cops and administrators who gathered at the Delray Beach Police Department on Monday afternoon described the Braswell, 40, who died early Saturday in a Key West scooter crash. With Braswell&rsquo...
Jury trial demanded for Boca teacher caught on camera kissing student

Jury trial demanded for Boca teacher caught on camera kissing student

Brian Kornbluth (Provided by Boca Raton police) DELRAY BEACH — The State Attorney’s Office demanded a jury trial Monday morning for the case against Brian Kornbluth, a Boca Raton charter school teacher who was caught kissing a 10-year-old student on surveillance camera this year.
Code compliance no more in Boynton — city tries more ‘personal’ approach

Code compliance no more in Boynton — city tries more ‘personal’ approach

An overgrown yard attracted Courtney Cain to the house in Golfview Harbour. Well, that, and a car parked outside without a tag. That’s one and two code violations. Cain parked on the side of the road, grabbed his clipboard and camera and walked up to the front door. He was prepared to place a door hanger on the knob to let the homeowners know he found some problems, until they greeted him. Evelyn...
Boca land battle: ‘All’s fair in love, war and real estate development’

Boca land battle: ‘All’s fair in love, war and real estate development’

Two of South Florida’s largest developers are aggressively competing for a golf course west of Boca Raton, even lambasting each other’s character and contracts during public meetings. Both Sunrise-based GL Homes and Miami-based Lennar Corp. want the 194-acre prime piece of real estate owned by Boca Raton, off Glades Road just west of Florida’s Turnpike, and are willing to drop $73...
Ocean One retail, residential plan a go in Boynton — here are the details

Ocean One retail, residential plan a go in Boynton — here are the details

Vacant land at Boynton Beach Boulevard and Federal Highway’s southeast corner will be developed into an eight-story apartment building with retail space on the first floor and a seven-story parking garage all in a long-awaited project called Ocean One. That’s the first phase of the project, which the Boynton commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved while expressing...
NEW: No bond for three accused of robbing Grindr dating app clients

NEW: No bond for three accused of robbing Grindr dating app clients

Two men were recently robbed at knifepoint on separate occasions after they visited the Boynton Beach residence of another man they both met on a dating app, according to an arrest report. Vadol Marquise Reed, 22, is facing charges of robbery with a firearm and kidnapping in both cases, police said. Two other men were arrested, but it was unclear early Thursday whether they are facing charges in both...
Ranking Lantana’s 5 top stories – yes, Chinese president visit is No. 1

Ranking Lantana’s 5 top stories – yes, Chinese president visit is No. 1

Readers, I have to apologize in advance. This column is supposed to be about Boynton Beach, and every week it is, but this week it’s Lantana’s turn in the spotlight. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives today at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan, right next to Lantana, and just a few minutes drive north from Boynton. It’s a big deal — locally, nationally and internationally...
Two high school seniors are behind Delray new outdoor fitness center

Two high school seniors are behind Delray new outdoor fitness center

Atlantic High School seniors Christelle Singh and Talia Vessal wanted to leave their mark on Delray Beach before heading to college. If you call redesigning a Delray Beach parks leaving a mark, they’ve done it. The city on Tuesday agreed to invest $51,000 in an outdoor fitness center designed by Singh and Vessal and planned for Delray’s Barwick Park, on the corner or Lake Ida and Barwick...
Four Delray Beach teens caught breaking into cars in Boca neighborhood

Four Delray Beach teens caught breaking into cars in Boca neighborhood

(Contributed: Boca Raton Police Department) BOCA RATON — Four Delray Beach teens are accused of breaking into cars in a Boca Raton neighborhood this past weekend, and at least one of them was caught in a stolen vehicle, according to Boca Raton police.
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Troy’s

Troy’s BBQ is opening on Federal Highway in Boynton in June. Photo taken by Alexandra Seltzer on April 4, 2017 Troy’s
What happened to the lost ghost towns of Palm Beach County?

What happened to the lost ghost towns of Palm Beach County?

Did residents lose their itch for Scratchankle? Sour on Azucar? Would Figulus or Tustenegee ever have become as posh as the area’s later name of Palm Beach? RELATED: THE MOVIE GHOST TOWN THAT BECAME HOBE SOUND RELATED: THE GHOST MANSIONS OF PALM BEACH Dozens of tiny towns, settlements really, that once dotted Palm Beach County have disappeared through the years, buried under floods, shattered...
Security increases, tourists visit ahead of Chinese president arrival

Security increases, tourists visit ahead of Chinese president arrival

Chinese students visiting the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa on April 4, 2017. Photo taken by Alexandra Seltzer Security officials are preparing for the Chinese president’s Thursday arrival at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa and have installed barriers along A1A and East Ocean Avenue.
Melgen’s diagnoses of macular degeneration an ‘epidemic,’ Boca doc says

Melgen’s diagnoses of macular degeneration an ‘epidemic,’ Boca doc says

Knowing Dr. Salomon Melgen had trained under a renowned Harvard eye researcher who pioneered retinal surgery, ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Aker was pleased when Melgen agreed to spend one day a week treating patients at his busy Boca Raton practice. But soon after Melgen began working at the Aker Kasten Eye Center in 2002, optometrists began voicing concern that every patient Melgen examined was receiving...
Boca residents envision their dream waterfront as city plans upgrades

Boca residents envision their dream waterfront as city plans upgrades

Images of snorkeling, paddle boarding and strolling along a boardwalk by the water were among those that struck a chord with Boca Raton residents Monday evening as they envisioned their dream waterfront. The city hired Fort Lauderdale-based consulting firm ESDA to seek community input on a plan to connect and upgrade 303 acres of city-owned waterfront green space. More than 50 residents and city leaders...
Five reasons to check out the Delray Affair this weekend!

Five reasons to check out the Delray Affair this weekend!

 The 55th annual Delray Affair takes place along the streets of downtown Delray Beach and stretches twelve city blocks from the Intracostal to NW 2nd Avenue. What started in 1947 as the Gladiola Festival ­— with its own Gladiola Queen — is now one of the most popular fun-in-the-sun festivals in South Florida, attracting about 300,000 people over three days. Here are five...
Readers respond: Should airline have barred fliers wearing leggings?

Readers respond: Should airline have barred fliers wearing leggings?

Palm Beach Post readers, an exceedingly well-informed group with a variety of opinions, don’t usually come to a consensus, at least not about the stories I write. But in the case of my column about United Airlines’ controversial decision to not allow two young women flying on free employee passes to board their flight wearing leggings, you mostly seem to agree that the issue comes down...
Passenger in car chased by Boynton police files lawsuit against city

Passenger in car chased by Boynton police files lawsuit against city

After nearly three years, the city of Boynton Beach’s litigation with Byron Harris recently came to an end with a guilty plea in a criminal case and a $600,000 settlement in a civil case. Now, it’s his ex-girlfriend’s turn. Ashley Hill, 21, sat in the backseat of her mother’s car in August 2014 while Harris drove and led Boynton police on a high-speed chase, seriously injuring...
Masters tournament: This Boca Raton man is golf’s greatest instructor

Masters tournament: This Boca Raton man is golf’s greatest instructor

Bob Toski thought he was going out for a quiet family celebration of his 90th birthday at the Ruth’s Chris in Boca Raton last Sept. 18. When son Robert drove past the turn to the restaurant and continued to the Boca Raton Marriott, Toski got his first inkling that something was up. Moments later, he was greeted by a standing ovation as he walked into the hotel ballroom holding 140 of the friends...
NEW: Man charged in Boynton Beach stabbing held on $300,000-plus bail

NEW: Man charged in Boynton Beach stabbing held on $300,000-plus bail

A man charged in a near-fatal stabbing Tuesday night in Boynton Beach was ordered Sunday to remain in jail in lieu of more than $300,000 bail. Boynton Beach police on Saturday arrested Benito Felipe Crisanto, 19, in the stabbing of a 30-year-old woman , also of Boynton Beach. The woman was listed Saturday in stable condition; her condition Sunday couldn’t immediately be learned. Crisanto was...
Judge dismisses lawsuit over plans for synagogue near beach

Judge dismisses lawsuit over plans for synagogue near beach

CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, a story published April 3 March 30about the dismissal of a federal lawsuit by Kathleen MacDougall and Gerald Gagliardi incorrectly stated that they sued the City of Boca Raton and Chabad of East Boca Raton. In fact, MacDougall and Gagliardi did not sue Chabad. Chabad voluntarily intervened in the lawsuit without objection by MacDougall or Gagliardi...
Local lawmakers: Three big reasons why political incivility is rampant

Local lawmakers: Three big reasons why political incivility is rampant

President Donald J. Trump. Social media. Cable news. What do these things have in common? Well, a ton. Friday afternoon, local, state and national lawmakers named these three as main contributors to bitter and widespread political disrespect. Lynn University in Boca Raton hosted a panel discussion on incivility and bipartisanship featuring U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Boca Raton) and Lois Frankel (D-West...
Detective relies on sober home industry to pursue sober home industry

Detective relies on sober home industry to pursue sober home industry

Detective Nicole Lucas walked into a room at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, shaking hands with sober home operators and recovering addicts, exchanging smiles and accepting a fair share of pats on the shoulder. To the outside world, it’s strange. Lucas’ job for the past year has been to put unscrupulous sober home operators behind bars, which she’s done on more...
VIDEO: Delray boy with no arms hits three-pointers in basketball game

VIDEO: Delray boy with no arms hits three-pointers in basketball game

Jamarion Styles, 13, who lost his arms at birth, is fitted with a custom set of prosthetic drumsticks made by University of Florida student, Myles Marcus (right) and Jessica Bergau (left) at the Milagro Teen Center in Delray Beach, Florida on December 19, 2016.
Top retina specialist extremely critical of Melgen in fraud trial

Top retina specialist extremely critical of Melgen in fraud trial

One of the nation’s top retina specialists used words like “abusive,” “unconscionable” and “horrifying” this week to describe treatment Palm Beach County ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen gave patients at four once-bustling clinics he operated from Delray Beach to Port St. Lucie. “It’s terrible and disgraceful and I’m embarrassed for our...
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.
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...
Boca Raton bars say alcohol ban would be ‘catastrophic’

Boca Raton bars say alcohol ban would be ‘catastrophic’

Managers, owners and employees of two late-night lounges on Tuesday evening pleaded 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 and 7 a.m. But two Boca businesses — Nippers on Military Trail east of Town Center Mall and Blue Martini Lounge in...
Water Tower Commons’ 1st announced store? Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Water Tower Commons’ 1st announced store? Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

The developers of the incoming Water Tower Commons project attended the Lantana Town Council meeting Monday to request changes to already-approved plans, some of which have to do with signage, specifically for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The market, which will also have a pharmacy, is the first business to be publicly named for the site on Lantana Road, where the A.G. Holley State Hospital sat...
Trump to return for sixth time, this time with Chinese president

Trump to return for sixth time, this time with Chinese president

President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach next week, according to Lantana Police Chief Sean Scheller. Scheller made the announcement Monday at the Lantana Town Council meeting, and said the Chinese president plans to stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan. He will be in town April 6 (Thursday) and 7 (Friday). RELATED...
PBSO arrests juvenile involved in ‘Cash me Outside’ altercation

PBSO arrests juvenile involved in ‘Cash me Outside’ altercation

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a juvenile allegedly involved in an altercation Feb. 26 outside a Lake Worth bar while accompanied by the infamous “Cash me Ousside” teen. The unidentified girl has been charged with aggravated battery and confessed to taking part in the attack during the annual Street Painting Festival. She was brought to the Juvenile Detention...
Boynton mayor: Why are we still paying when red light cams are off

Boynton mayor: Why are we still paying when red light cams are off

Even though the city is no longer giving out red light camera tickets, Boynton paid $5,769 in February on legal fees for the tickets. Mayor Steven Grant mentioned the legal fees at this past week’s City Commission meeting. He asked for City Attorney Jim Cherof to total up all the outstanding red light camera tickets by the end of March so the commission can decide if they still want the tickets...
Mix cocktails with the masters at this Boca craft spirits festival

Mix cocktails with the masters at this Boca craft spirits festival

(Palm Beach Post file photo by Thomas Cordy) BOCA RATON — Mixed drinks, fine dining and an introduction to South Florida’s cocktail culture are just a few of the features of Mixology, the second annual cocktail-themed event at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater.
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