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Looking for a job? Boynton Beach is hosting a career fair

Looking for a job? Boynton Beach is hosting a career fair

This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.
South Florida police dog competition honors late Boynton Beach officer

South Florida police dog competition honors late Boynton Beach officer

Six years ago, Boynton Beach Police held the first South Florida Police K9 Competition with hopes of raising money to buy a police dog to be partnered with officer Joe Crowder. The department succeeded, and Crowder gained a partner with Daxxx, a German Shepherd. The two went on to track down about two dozen criminals. On Saturday, the department will host the sixth competition, where more than 40...
Boca not budging: Says $24 million golf course deal is a good idea

Boca not budging: Says $24 million golf course deal is a good idea

Boca Raton is on its way to spending $24 million to purchase developer-owned Ocean Breeze Golf Club in the city’s north end. But $24 million — an asking price that isn’t sitting well with some residents — won’t be the only large sum spent on the golf course, according to Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District officials. TRENDING NOW: Dad wants ‘Cash Me Outside&rsquo...
EXCLUSIVE: Dad wants Cash Me Outside girl out of Hollywood, in therapy

EXCLUSIVE: Dad wants Cash Me Outside girl out of Hollywood, in therapy

Around this time a year ago, Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Ira Peskowitz stood in a greeting card aisle, fingers trembling as he fumbled through rows of pink and purple birthday wishes to find something pretty for a little girl with eyes like his. Months before the six words she uttered on a Dr. Phil episode propelled her to internet infamy, Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli reluctantly...
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...
New Irish pub opening at Boynton’s Renaissance Commons

New Irish pub opening at Boynton’s Renaissance Commons

After nearly two years of vacancy, the spot that was formerly Corcoran’s Tavern and Grill in Boynton’s Renaissance Commons will soon open as Spring Brothers Irish Pub. Sophie Spring owns the restaurant, and expects to open doors by the end of March. On the menu are: burgers; hot dogs; sandwiches; salads and “Spring Brothers Classics” such as fish and chips, shepherd’s...
Here’s what to do in Boynton Beach while school is out

Here’s what to do in Boynton Beach while school is out

(Left to right) Brady Ferguson, 6, Jake Smart, 10, his sister Sarah Smart, 15, and Riley Ferguson, 4, enjoy splashing in the intracoastal waterway in Ocean Inlet Park near the Boynton Inlet on July 11, 2015.
Monica Lewinsky to speak at Boca Jewish Community Center event

Monica Lewinsky to speak at Boca Jewish Community Center event

Monica Lewinsky, taken on October 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) BOCA RATON — Monica Lewinsky, who rose to fame in the late 1990s after an affair with then-President Bill Clinton, will be the keynote speaker at an April event at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center near Boca Raton.
FPL replacing wooden light poles in Delray Beach; project will affect traffic

FPL replacing wooden light poles in Delray Beach; project will affect traffic

Workers installed new concrete poles near Palm Beach International Airport in 2015. Similar poles will be installed to replace wooden poles in Delray Beach this month.
Spring break in Boca: Kid-friendly activities in and around town

Spring break in Boca: Kid-friendly activities in and around town

BOCA RATON — It’s spring break for local school children, and there are plenty of ways parents can keep the kids busy this week.
LATEST: Man tased, jailed over Blue Martini bathroom policy dispute

LATEST: Man tased, jailed over Blue Martini bathroom policy dispute

A Delray Beach man was arrested early Friday at the Blue Martini in Boca Raton after he allegedly battled police officers following a dispute over the club’s bathroom policy, according to an arrest report. Scott Daniel Duarte, 25, is facing charges of battery on an officer, resisting an officer with violence and trespassing. He was released from the Palm Beach County Jail later Friday after...
Developer buys mangroves land, wants to give to city

Developer buys mangroves land, wants to give to city

The owners of Riverwalk Plaza, the shopping center they will soon redevelop into a 10-story residential building with retail stores, bought two pieces of adjacent land this past week that are filled with lush, overgrown mangroves along the Intracoastal Waterway. Today, Shaul Rikman, the founder of Isram Realty that owns the plaza, is expected to tell the City Commission he wants to give the land to...
Local representative calls for vote-by-mail laws after Post investigation

Local representative calls for vote-by-mail laws after Post investigation

Emily Slosberg, State House District 91 Prompted by a Palm Beach Post investigation of candidates relying on mail-in voting in Florida, state Rep.
Former Atlantic, Boynton Beach football star arrested again

Former Atlantic, Boynton Beach football star arrested again

George Hunter, one of the top senior defensive backs in Palm Beach County, is facing criminal charges again — this time on charges that he had 580 grams of marijuana he planned to sell, Boynton Beach Police say. Hunter, 18, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday on a charge of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He...
Delray close to settling $40 million lawsuit with Atlantic Crossing

Delray close to settling $40 million lawsuit with Atlantic Crossing

The developer of Atlantic Crossing, a mixed use complex planned in the heart of Delray Beach’s downtown, is close to the end of a two-year legal feud with the city — but not quite there. Ohio-based Edwards Cos. has accused the city of deliberately stalling development, costing the company $40 million, in a lawsuit filed in 2015. A proposal to settle the suit against the city by developers...
Race to raise money for sea turtles at this Boca Raton 10k

Race to raise money for sea turtles at this Boca Raton 10k

A sea turtle is released before a crowd at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. The sea turtle was rescued and rehabilitated as part of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s program.
Ring in the spring at Delray Morikami Museum’s Hatsume Fair

Ring in the spring at Delray Morikami Museum’s Hatsume Fair

Hatsume Fair, a Japanese spring festival held at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, returns April 1, 2017 for family fun and culture.
NEW: Bicyclist killed west of Boynton after being run over by truck

NEW: Bicyclist killed west of Boynton after being run over by truck

A Miami man was killed Monday night in suburban Boynton Beach after he was run over by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses told investigators that Pedro Moreno, 51, attempted to beat the tractor-trailer across the intersection of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Lyons Road, but was struck and run over by the truck’s wheels...
LATEST: Delray man gets second arrest for ‘huffing’ air duster

LATEST: Delray man gets second arrest for ‘huffing’ air duster

A Delray man was arrested Wednesday when an officer caught him huffing a can of aerosol air duster in public, city police said. Have you seen them? Wanted fugitives in Palm Beach County Matthew Quentin D’Auria, 33, inhaled the substance at a bus stop on the intersection of South Federal Highway and Southeast 10th Street and hid the can in his pocket when he saw an officer pull up, according...
Country club wants to change mailing address to exclude ‘Boynton’

Country club wants to change mailing address to exclude ‘Boynton’

Hunters Run markets itself as a private country club covering nearly 1,000 acres in Boynton Beach that offers a lifestyle full of social activities — dining, a pool and tiki bar, spa services, tennis, pickle ball and golf, and a 145,000-square-foot clubhouse. While not an official 55-and-older community, about 90 percent of Hunters Run’s residents are seniors. The community comprises more...
NEW: Man, 78, dies in crash west of Delray; complained of dizziness

NEW: Man, 78, dies in crash west of Delray; complained of dizziness

A 78-year-old man was killed in a car crash west of the city Thursday after complaining to his wife of dizziness, then crashing into a light pole, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The man was identified as Jerry Ginsberg of suburban Delray Beach. The crash occurred at about 10 p.m. on Linton Boulevard east of Jog Road. According to a crash report, Ginsberg told his wife, Joyce, he...
A sea turtle rescued by Boca police last year was released into the ocean

A sea turtle rescued by Boca police last year was released into the ocean

Five-Oh, a once-injured juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, was released into the ocean at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton on Thursday, March 9, 2016.
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...
Here’s why the mayor and council will bike through Boca’s downtown this weekend

Here’s why the mayor and council will bike through Boca’s downtown this weekend

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie (far left) and the city council led a bike ride through the city’s downtown for Florida Bike Month 2016.
Business owners — also friends — competing for AmeriGas site in Boynton

Business owners — also friends — competing for AmeriGas site in Boynton

Two Boynton Beach business owners — who are also friends — are competing to buy the same piece of land owned by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency on Federal Highway and have less than one month to come up with their best offer. Both men want to use the land, known as the AmeriGas site, to expand their existing businesses. Michael Woods and wife Jana would expand South Florida...
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...
‘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...
Boynton Beach to host free outdoor event for St. Patrick’s Day

Boynton Beach to host free outdoor event for St. Patrick’s Day

Handout: Boynton Beach CRA Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Boynton’s third Boynton Beach Blarney Bash on Friday.
Boca ‘mood change’ possible after mayoral race

Boca ‘mood change’ possible after mayoral race

Alfred “Al” Zucaro doesn’t consider the outcome of Tuesday’s mayoral race a loss despite losing by nearly 1,000 votes to incumbent Mayor Susan Haynie. Instead, he points to percentage of votes he did earn — 45 percent. “The results of last night’s election is a game-changer for how the city council is going to do its business,” said Zucaro, a former...
This fast-casual Hawaiian poke eatery just opened in Boca Raton

This fast-casual Hawaiian poke eatery just opened in Boca Raton

A poke bowl, a Hawaiian-style raw fish dish, from The Poke Company, now open in Boca Raton. (Contributed: The Poke Company) BOCA RATON — A fast-casual, make-your-own poke bowl restaurant — described by its owners as “the Chipotle of poke” — opened its doors in Boca Raton this week.
BurgerFi coming to Boynton; Hurricane Grill & Wings getting makeover

BurgerFi coming to Boynton; Hurricane Grill & Wings getting makeover

For Boynton Beach residents to eat a juicy burger from BurgerFi, they have to travel to Delray Beach, Wellington or West Palm Beach. But within about two months, residents can rejoice and drive to Renaissance Commons at Gateway Boulevard and Congress Avenue where the burger spot is under construction next to Hurricane Grill & Wings. It took Phil Scavo — from Canada — to make...
Boynton kids have 2,187 new books — and here’s who they have to thank

Boynton kids have 2,187 new books — and here’s who they have to thank

Children in the Boynton Beach community have new books to read thanks to the residents and the city’s police officers. The Boynton Beach Police Department held a book drive this month. Residents donated 2,187 books, which the police officers last week gave to seven day cares and preschools in the city. The book drive is one of several community programs the police department has been involved...
Boca McDonald’s among first in country to roll out table service ‘customer experience’

Boca McDonald’s among first in country to roll out table service ‘customer experience’

A sleek new look and double drive-through highlight the newly rebuilt McDonald’s restaurant at Boca Raton’s Fifth Avenue Shoppes plaza.
BREAKING: 30 cellphones stolen from Boynton store; 3 suspects sought

BREAKING: 30 cellphones stolen from Boynton store; 3 suspects sought

City police are looking for three people accused of stealing 30 cellphones this month from a Verizon Store. WATCH: Video shows burglary to Verizon store in Boynton Video shows the suspects shatter the glass on the front door of the North Congress Avenue store at about 2 a.m. March 3. The store is south of Gateway Boulevard. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Ramos at 561-732-8116...
Cold weather delays Boca’s Sugar Sand Park playground opening

Cold weather delays Boca’s Sugar Sand Park playground opening

Sugar Sand Park’s science playground, which has been closed during a nearly two-year renovation, will reopen to the public Saturday, March 18, 2016.
JUST IN: Boynton man allegedly stole more than $12,000 from employer

JUST IN: Boynton man allegedly stole more than $12,000 from employer

A Boynton Beach man remains in the Palm Beach County Jail after he allegedly stole at least $12,000 from his Palm Beach Gardens-area employer, according to an arrest report. Bobby Johnson III, 35, is facing charges of grand theft between $10,000 and $20,000 and forgery and was being held early Wednesday in lieu of $20,000 bail. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Johnson worked...
Delray election: Chard, Johnson apparent winners

Delray election: Chard, Johnson apparent winners

The Delray Beach City Commission will welcome two newcomers after Tuesday’s municipal elections. Jim Chard and Shirley Johnson beat their opponents handily, according to unofficial results from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office. Both Chard and Johnson, with all precincts reporting, appeared to have the majority vote in a citywide election that requires only a plurality to...
Boca election: Mayor, councilman retain seats; newcomer joins council

Boca election: Mayor, councilman retain seats; newcomer joins council

Mayor Susan Haynie and Councilman Scott Singer will retain their seats for a second term on the Boca Raton City Council, while newcomer Andrea Levine O’Rourke will join the council, according to unofficial results in Tuesday’s municipal contests from the Palm Beach County elections supervisor. Haynie held a lead over civic activist Alfred “Al” Zucaro, while Singer won in a...
McCray, DeVoursney headed to runoff for Boynton commission seat

McCray, DeVoursney headed to runoff for Boynton commission seat

Incumbent and vice mayor Mack McCray out-polled political newcomer Dr. Jim DeVoursney for the District 2 commission seat late Tuesday night, but he didn’t gain enough votes for the outright win — the two will meet again in a runoff this month. McCray failed to obtain 50 percent plus 1 of the votes needed to win Tuesday’s election. Former Mayor Woodrow Hay lost to both candidates...
Boynton candidates give one last campaign effort outside polls

Boynton candidates give one last campaign effort outside polls

Campaign signs at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Park on March 14, 2017. Photo taken by Alexandra Seltzer.
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...
Boynton man accused of biting Publix customer while stealing meat

Boynton man accused of biting Publix customer while stealing meat

A Boynton Beach man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly attacked two people at a Publix Super Market and left a bite mark on one victim while stealing about $110 worth of meat, according to an arrest report. Darrien Giannelli is facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault on a victim 65 or older and theft after he allegedly tried to walk out of the Publix in the Sunshine Square shopping...
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...
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...
2 candidates among 500 who got ‘no cutoff’ status from water utility

2 candidates among 500 who got ‘no cutoff’ status from water utility

The city’s utilities department has a special code it places on accounts where a life-safety issue exists to prevent staff from turning off the water if the account holder doesn’t pay the bill. More than a year ago, after utilities director Colin Groff ordered a routine audit of all accounts to make sure they were recorded properly in the department’s financial system, the staff...
Newcomer DeVoursney joins veterans Hay, McCray in District 2 race

Newcomer DeVoursney joins veterans Hay, McCray in District 2 race

Vice Mayor Mack McCray and former Mayor Woodrow Hay have shared Boynton Beach’s District 2 commission seat for about a decade. And in 2012 when Hay, a commissioner, was appointed to fill former Mayor Jose Rodriguez’s seat after Rodriguez’s arrest on corruption charges, McCray was asked to take his place. But they have never run against one another until now. Hay said running against...
UPDATE: Boynton man hit by train in Boca, then gets arrested

UPDATE: Boynton man hit by train in Boca, then gets arrested

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Friday turned out to be a tough day for Michael Spivack. The Boynton Beach man was taken to a hospital after he was struck by a Trai-Rail train in Boca Raton. Spivack was treated for a bruised elbow and was released by the hospital, Boca Raton police spokesman Mark Economou said. But Spivack wasn’t allowed to go anywhere. The 48-year-old man was arrested by Palm Beach County...
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...
BREAKING: Woman arrested in December stabbing near Boynton store

BREAKING: Woman arrested in December stabbing near Boynton store

A 21-year-old Boynton Beach woman reportedly stabbed a woman walking out of a store in December whom she had reportedly threatened before. Shynece Wilfork was arrested by Delray Beach police Tuesday in the stabbing. A nurse at Delray Medical Center called Boynton Beach police in early December to report that a 24-year-old woman had been stabbed. The woman was deemed a trauma patient, records show...
County health officials cancel advisory at two local beaches

County health officials cancel advisory at two local beaches

The county department of health has canceled a health advisory at two beaches after sampling showed bacterial levels in the water were in the “good” range, a spokesman said. The advisories were lifted at Ocean Inlet Park Beach and Sandoway Park Beach in Delray Beach. Causes of the elevated level that prompted the advisory are unknown but are generally associated with wildlife, heavy recreational...
Did Wildflower referendum start a movement? Will it affect city races?

Did Wildflower referendum start a movement? Will it affect city races?

A group of residents five months ago successfully barred development on city-owned waterfront property through a campaign aimed at protecting a patch of land known as the Wildflower, for the nightclub that once inhabited that space. That effort has powered two residents’ candidacies in Tuesday’s municipal election. In an attempt to shift the power dynamic of the Boca Raton city council...
Portion of Lyons Road to be closed near Boynton Beach

Portion of Lyons Road to be closed near Boynton Beach

090111 (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)—BOYNTON BEACH- Lyons Road Lyons Road will be closed at the L-32 Canal between W.
Why did ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author study the sex of Florida alligators?

Why did ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ author study the sex of Florida alligators?

As Diane Ackerman tells it, nature and writing have gone hand in hand for her since she was a little girl. Ackerman says she grew up in Waukegan, Illinois, “at a time when it was popular to go outside and play.” She spent a lot of time outdoors and was always writing poems and stories. She recalls her mother telling her that a neighbor telephoned her and said, “I saw your daughter...
Zucaro, two council candidates run on low-growth platform in Boca

Zucaro, two council candidates run on low-growth platform in Boca

Three local activists aim to shift the power dynamic of the Boca Raton City Council to shape the future of development citywide. They’re among seven candidates in the March 14 municipal election for three seats on Boca Raton’s city council: mayor and council Seats A and B. RELATED: Complete coverage of Palm Beach County municipal elections on March 14 The mayor’s position pays $38...
Swimming temporarily banned at Delray beaches due to bacterial levels

Swimming temporarily banned at Delray beaches due to bacterial levels

(Palm Beach Post file photo by Jeffrey Langlois) DELRAY BEACH — A spike in bacterial levels at Delray beaches prompted the city to prohibit swimming until further notice, according to a city advisory issued Wednesday.
Boynton police: Speeding not a factor in crash that killed pedestrian

Boynton police: Speeding not a factor in crash that killed pedestrian

Timothy Baxter. Photo taken by Breze Photography Art & Design Products Boynton Beach traffic homicide investigators have determined that excessive speed was not a factor in the Sunday crash that killed Timothy Baxter.
NEW: Man accused of hiding loaded gun under baby during traffic stop

NEW: Man accused of hiding loaded gun under baby during traffic stop

A Delray Beach man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly hid a loaded gun under a 3-month-old baby during a traffic stop, according to an arrest report. Jacky Saint Jean, 20, is facing charges of aggravated child abuse and carrying a concealed weapon. He was being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $35,000 bail. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail...
Boynton elementary TAZBots hope community will help with trip to Texas

Boynton elementary TAZBots hope community will help with trip to Texas

A team of fourth- and fifth-graders known as Poinciana Elementary’s STEM TAZBots is headed to Houston next month for the FIRST Lego League’s World Festival after receiving the Champion Award at the FIRST Lego League’s Regional tournament in February. The World Festival is April 19-22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The TAZBots will compete against teams from around the...
Former Boynton resident makes it to top 10 for Women’s Hall of Fame

Former Boynton resident makes it to top 10 for Women’s Hall of Fame

Former Boynton Beach resident Byrd Spilman Dewey has a list of accomplishments that make her eligible to be inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. For example, she was South Florida’s first newspaper columnist in 1891. She was a suffragist, and argued for the right to vote in 1914. And, she’s the only woman to have found a town in Palm Beach County. Dewey lived from...
Residents get chance to honor Boynton ‘mascot’ killed in accident

Residents get chance to honor Boynton ‘mascot’ killed in accident

Friends and family of Timothy Baxter will gather Saturday at the Boynton Woman’s Club to honor the Boynton Beach resident who died Sunday after he was hit by a car. Baxter, 53, was headed east trying to cross Seacrest Boulevard north of Woolbright Road when he was hit by a northbound silver 2003 Chevy Cavalier, driven by 35-year-old Vanessa Murphy. Murphy, also a Boynton resident, was not injured...
Speed radar placed on Boynton boulevard after fatal pedestrian wreck

Speed radar placed on Boynton boulevard after fatal pedestrian wreck

Photo handout: Tina Schurmann Less than one day after friends of Timothy Baxter came to the Boynton Beach city commission meeting asking for the speed limit to be reduced on Seacrest Boulevard, the police department placed a radar speed sign on the street.
Boynton man not to be prosecuted for attempted murder in 2014 arrest

Boynton man not to be prosecuted for attempted murder in 2014 arrest

Byron Harris, the man who authorities say seriously injured a Boynton Beach policeman in 2014 while fleeing from officers who then hit and kicked him while they took him into custody, has agreed to a plea deal, bringing his criminal case to a close. Harris, 29, pleaded guilty March 2 to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and fleeing or attempting to elude, both third-degree felonies. The Palm...
Boynton Beach delays ban on medical marijuana dispensaries

Boynton Beach delays ban on medical marijuana dispensaries

Despite a heavy push from Mayor Steven Grant to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries and treatment centers, the Boynton Beach commission Monday decided not to do so, and instead will discuss at their next meeting potential rules governing where these businesses will be allowed to open. Grant said the temporary ban would give the city time to see what the “unknown” is once state...
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...
Memorial for ‘Boynton mascot’ to be held Saturday

Memorial for ‘Boynton mascot’ to be held Saturday

Timothy Baxter. Photo taken by Breze Photography Art & Design Products Friends and family of Timothy Baxter will gather Saturday at the Boynton Woman’s Club to honor the Boynton Beach resident who died Sunday after he was hit by a car.
NEW: Bloodied man allegedly flees from PBSO, saying: ‘I gotta go’

NEW: Bloodied man allegedly flees from PBSO, saying: ‘I gotta go’

A Boynton Beach man stopped by Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies for driving 70 mph in a 45-mph zone couldn’t believe it when told he was speeding, according to an arrest report. Craig Alan Weingarden, 54, looked at the deputy in “disbelief,” put his vehicle in drive and said, “I gotta go,” before driving over a median and fleeing at a high rate of speed in a...
Here’s when Boca’s Sugar Sand Park playground will reopen after two-year renovation

Here’s when Boca’s Sugar Sand Park playground will reopen after two-year renovation

Sugar Sand Park’s science playground, which has been closed during a nearly two-year renovation, will reopen to the public Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Frankel holds round table at local JCC on curbing anti-Semitic threats

Frankel holds round table at local JCC on curbing anti-Semitic threats

About 50 local and federal law enforcement officials and leaders from various religious groups met Monday morning at a Jewish community center to discuss the recent uptick in anti-Semitism and threats against the Muslim community across the nation and in Palm Beach County. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel organized the meeting at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in suburban Boynton Beach that lasted nearly...
Boynton defers vote on moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

Boynton defers vote on moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

UPDATE at 8 p.m. Monday: Boynton Beach commissioners did not vote on a proposed moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries Monday night despite Mayor Steven Grant’s wishes. Instead, they decided to have a discussion at the next city commission meeting, March 21, about potential rules and regulations regarding where these dispensaries should be. ORIGINAL POST: Boynton Beach city commissioners...
Mayor to host town hall before City Commission meeting Monday

Mayor to host town hall before City Commission meeting Monday

Community members take part in Mayor Steven Grant’s first mayor’s town hall meeting Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Carolyn Sims Center.
NEW: Delray man smuggled cocaine worth $45,000, police say

NEW: Delray man smuggled cocaine worth $45,000, police say

A Delray Beach man was caught crossing the Palm Beach-Martin county line with $45,000 worth of cocaine, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports. Joseph M. McMullen, 44, was headed northbound on Florida’s Turnpike through Martin County when he was stopped by a sergeant and K-9, the sheriff’s office reports. They discovered 1.6 kilograms of uncut cocaine in the vehicle, along with...
Residents welcome Ocean One to downtown Boynton, but with concerns

Residents welcome Ocean One to downtown Boynton, but with concerns

Davis Camalier has owned the land at the southeast corner of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Federal Highway for years, and is finally ready to build. He hopes to start with an eight-story apartment building and retail stores, and later add a hotel and condos. But some residents, a former city commissioner and another developer see flaws in the project. One of the issues is parking, something that a local...
Crowd gets a kick out of theatrical Delray Beach election debate

Crowd gets a kick out of theatrical Delray Beach election debate

Candidates Kelly Barrette (left), Anneze Barthelemy (center) and Jim Chard took the stage at Old School Square’s Crest Theater on Tuesday, Feb.
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...
Prosecutor asks judge to bounce Dippolito’s lawyer, or issue gag order

Prosecutor asks judge to bounce Dippolito’s lawyer, or issue gag order

Just moments after a prosecutor called him “the poster child” for how to disrespect the local court system through comments to reporters, Dalia Dippolito defense attorney Brian Claypool stood in a courthouse hallway on Friday surrounded by cameras. Acknowledging that Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley had just told a packed courthouse that he will issue a written ruling on prosecutors&rsquo...
NEW: Boynton woman wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

NEW: Boynton woman wins $1 million in Florida Lottery scratch-off game

A Boynton Beach woman has claimed a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery’s Gold rush Doubler Scratch-Off game. Kaswanna Bean, 29, collected her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $745,000 at the lottery’s headquarters in Tallahassee on Friday. Bean purchased her winning ticket from Express Food & Beverage at East Boynton Beach and Seacrest boulevards. The retailer will receive...
Event to prevent domestic, dating violence to be held in Boynton

Event to prevent domestic, dating violence to be held in Boynton

The Statewide Youth Activism Summit to help prevent domestic and dating violence will be held Saturday at Boynton Beach High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd. The free event, co-hosted by Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is the first time the summit will be held in Palm Beach County. The keynote speaker is Byron Hurt, an...
Indoor, outdoor car show to be held at Boynton Beach Mall

Indoor, outdoor car show to be held at Boynton Beach Mall

122606 Staff photo by Chris Matula/The Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH – Boynton Beach Mall The Atlantic Street Movement & Royal Lowness is hosting the first Premier Autofest on Saturday at the Boynton Beach mall, 801 N.
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
Two commission seats could shift dynamic of Delray Beach

Two commission seats could shift dynamic of Delray Beach

The dynamic of the Delray Beach City Commission that will soon be responsible for approving or denying major developments, changing the way the city regulates sober homes and hiring high-ranking city staff might drastically change this month. Six residents — none of them incumbents — are running in the March 14 election for two vacant, at-large seats on the five-person Delray Beach commission...
In six hours, seven overdosed in Boynton

In six hours, seven overdosed in Boynton

Adam Lennox saw his friend walking toward Dunkin’ Donuts in Boynton Beach on Wednesday afternoon and offered him a ride. The man, Robert Kinnaman, said the sober home where he lives was shut down, according to a police report. Soon after, Kinnaman was found unconscious and barely breathing in the coffee shop restroom on Federal Highway south of Woolbright Road. Read: Police on the streets battle...
NEW: Delray woman accused in road rage case: ‘You’re about to be shot’

NEW: Delray woman accused in road rage case: ‘You’re about to be shot’

A Delray Beach woman was arrested Friday after she allegedly threatened a bicyclist with a gun following a road rage incident, according to a police report. Kenya Milan Tolliver allegedly cut off a bicyclist on Southeast Sixth Avenue, then got into an argument with the woman. The dispute continued in a parking lot with Tolliver allegedly waving a handgun at the woman and her husband while saying:...
Boynton Police: Seven drug users overdosed on Wednesday

Boynton Police: Seven drug users overdosed on Wednesday

Boynton Beach Police Department Sergeant Hap Crowell, looks over a printout of reported overdoses in the city during late March and early April 2016.
JUST IN: Broward man accused of using FAU classroom as a urinal

JUST IN: Broward man accused of using FAU classroom as a urinal

A Broward County man remains in the Palm Beach County Jail after he allegedly used an FAU classroom as a urinal for several days, according to an arrest report. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Brayden Terrell Simpkins, 20, is facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail. Simpkins was caught on surveillance video urinating on...
Aerial video shows massive crowd watch sea turtle release on Boca beach

Aerial video shows massive crowd watch sea turtle release on Boca beach

Holiday, a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle, was released by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton on Thursday, Feb.
Broken cameras useless for crimes at McDonald’s, gas station in Boynton

Broken cameras useless for crimes at McDonald’s, gas station in Boynton

Just before 11 a.m., Wednesday, someone swiped a purse from the Jeep of an 84-year-old woman while she pumped gas in Boynton Beach. The Marathon gas station had cameras, but they weren’t working. About two hours after that, at the same intersection of Woolbright Road and Congress Avenue, a 23-year-old man was robbed when someone snatched his iPhone from his hands. The cameras outside the McDonald&rsquo...
How is the Boynton Police Department celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday?

How is the Boynton Police Department celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday?

030201 staff photo by Shannon O’Brien Alex Maxson (center) tries to get a better look at the Cat in the Hat story book as he, Jarrod Bozeman (back) and Joseph Hennessey (foreground) as well as the rest of the first grade class at Crystal Lakes Elementary get treated to a story.
This bridesmaid is for hire! Find out more from Boca Raton’s Jen Glantz

This bridesmaid is for hire! Find out more from Boca Raton’s Jen Glantz

The lyrics in a ballsy, brave and bad-ass P!nk song are the soundtrack to Jen Glantz’s life right now.  The 29-year-old from Boca Raton was told she should pursue a different profession because writing wasn’t her strong suit. She was asked why “a nobody” like her would be the perfect person to speak at a women’s business brunch. She was bullied for being...
PHOTOS: Boynton High teachers get pied in the face… for a good cause

PHOTOS: Boynton High teachers get pied in the face… for a good cause

Boynton Beach High students raised more than $3,500 last week to help kids in Bali get an education through the nonprofit program Education Rocks. Teacher Geri Grocki co-founded the nonprofit about eight years ago. The program started in Boynton and has grown to Santaluces, American Heritage, Spanish River, Atlantic and North Broward Prep high schools. Grocki hopes it expands worldwide. Each year...
Why some Boca residents don’t like deal that may land city $50 million and a golf course

Why some Boca residents don’t like deal that may land city $50 million and a golf course

(Staff photo by J. Gwendolynne Berry/The Palm Beach Post) Boca Raton — Morgan Pressel chips the ball onto the green at the 16th hole of the Boca Municipal Golf Course during a Region 7-A golf match on October 17, 2005.
March election: Meet the candidates running for Delray Beach commission

March election: Meet the candidates running for Delray Beach commission

DELRAY BEACH — Six candidates, none of them incumbents, are running for two vacant seats on the city commission that will soon be responsible for approving or denying major developments, curbing the rapid growth of the sober home industry and hiring high-level city staff.
PBSO has person of interest in attempted abduction of children

PBSO has person of interest in attempted abduction of children

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has developed a person of interest in connection with two attempted abductions in the Lake Charleston development in suburban Boynton Beach. On Jan. 31 about 6 p.m., two children were approached by a man as they were walking home near Winder Court. The children were asked by the man if they wanted candy. They said no and ran home. On Feb. 13, ...
The movie Millennials love Karen Allen for — and it’s not “Raiders”

The movie Millennials love Karen Allen for — and it’s not “Raiders”

A guy walks into a bar. And is promptly socked in the face by a righteously angry woman. It sounds like the set-up for an old joke. But for moviegoers, it’s the moment they fell in love with Marion Ravenwood, the self-sufficient and spirited equal to “Raiders of the Lost Ark”’s adventuresome archaeologist Indiana Jones. It’s when Karen Allen fell in love with Marion,...
Dog walkers: We see many gators at Delray park where dog was attacked

Dog walkers: We see many gators at Delray park where dog was attacked

Jason Burt’s 1 1/2-year-old pup Sable was darting along the bank of a lake at West Delray Regional Park one minute, then thrashing, splashing and loudly yelping the next. Sable moments later waddled toward Burt with cuts and gashes along along her body. She was attacked by an alligator, Burt said. “I got there just as it was ending.” » READ: Delray doctor turns to Facebook...
Boynton board to take first vote on apartments, condos, hotel

Boynton board to take first vote on apartments, condos, hotel

Residents in the downtown area of Boynton Beach have heard few details of a proposed Ocean One project that would bring apartments to the area and then later a hotel and condos. On Tuesday night, the developer will present the plans for the first time. Davis Camalier’s development team will go in front of the city’s planning and development advisory board, who will vote...
Boat store wants to expand on former propane tank site in Boynton

Boat store wants to expand on former propane tank site in Boynton

It didn’t take long for someone to want to scoop up the former Amerigas property on Federal Highway in Boynton Beach — now that massive tanks have been removed and the company is out of the picture. Michael and Jana Woods, owners of South Florida Mastercraft next door want to buy the site. They’d use the land to expand their business — a licensed Mastercraft and Premier Pontoon...
UPDATE: House arrest for Boynton High teen facing bank robbery charge

UPDATE: House arrest for Boynton High teen facing bank robbery charge

9:45 a.m. UPDATE: A judge Monday morning set bail at $40,000 for Austin Puppo, a Boynton Beach High School student accused of trying to rob a bank Saturday morning. The judge also ordered Puppo be placed on house arrest once he makes bail. He will be allowed to attend school. The state said Puppo had no criminal history prior to Saturday, when he walked into a Wells Fargo bank branch on Boynton Beach...
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