Tony Doris

Tony Doris covers West Palm Beach. He has worked at the Post for a decade, as a government editor, Palm Beach Gardens reporter and Investigative Team reporter.

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Voice your opinion at West Palm’s upcoming Safe Streets Summit
 1. Safe Streets Summit. The 5th Annual Safe Streets Summit, Feb. 1 and 2 at City Hall and the Hilton West Palm Beach respectively, brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff and community partners to elevate efforts to implement safe and fair facilities for all modes of transportation. The conference will highlight...

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1. Safe Streets Summit. The 5th Annual Safe Streets Summit, Feb. 1 and 2 at City Hall and the Hilton West Palm Beach respectively, brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff and community partners to elevate efforts to implement safe and fair facilities for all modes of transportation. The conference will highlight...
Tacky or trendy? ‘Brewery’ sign mars famous artist’s downtown masterpiece
 Think of it this way: Leonardo da Vinci gives you the Mona Lisa. You hang it in your museum. Then you nail an illuminated “Drink Coca Cola” sign on her. OK, it’s not that, but kinda. Havana-born artist Jose Bedia painted his masterpiece, a mural at 332 Evernia St. in downtown West Palm Beach, as part of the city’s...

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Think of it this way: Leonardo da Vinci gives you the Mona Lisa. You hang it in your museum. Then you nail an illuminated “Drink Coca Cola” sign on her. OK, it’s not that, but kinda. Havana-born artist Jose Bedia painted his masterpiece, a mural at 332 Evernia St. in downtown West Palm Beach, as part of the city’s...
NEW: West Palm agrees to Grassy Waters cleanup near Ibis
 The city of West Palm Beach and South Florida Water Management District have agreed to a cleanup plan for pollution from Ibis Golf & Country Club into the city’s main water supply, Grassy Waters Preserve, averting a multimillion-dollar re-engineering of the community’s lakes and filtration area but requiring lower-priced fixes...

Posted: 16 hours ago

The city of West Palm Beach and South Florida Water Management District have agreed to a cleanup plan for pollution from Ibis Golf & Country Club into the city’s main water supply, Grassy Waters Preserve, averting a multimillion-dollar re-engineering of the community’s lakes and filtration area but requiring lower-priced fixes...
State OKs making S. Dixie Highway a two-lane road leading into core of West Palm
 A redesigned South Dixie Highway, with fewer travel lanes but a central turn lane, on-street parking for businesses, more landscaping and room for pedestrians and bicyclists, has won approval from the state’s district transportation office. The plan would take the mile-and-a-half stretch from Okeechobee Boulevard to Albemarle Road...

Posted: 19 hours ago

A redesigned South Dixie Highway, with fewer travel lanes but a central turn lane, on-street parking for businesses, more landscaping and room for pedestrians and bicyclists, has won approval from the state’s district transportation office. The plan would take the mile-and-a-half stretch from Okeechobee Boulevard to Albemarle Road...
Getting to Brightline from Clematis Street a hassle… for how long?
 Newcomers to Brightline’s West Palm train station may be frustrated and confused if they try to park or walk in from Clematis Street. The frontage road is a muddy playground for earth-moving machinery and won’t be a completed road with sidewalks until the end of February. When it’s done, it will make access easier from the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Newcomers to Brightline’s West Palm train station may be frustrated and confused if they try to park or walk in from Clematis Street. The frontage road is a muddy playground for earth-moving machinery and won’t be a completed road with sidewalks until the end of February. When it’s done, it will make access easier from the...
Happy rails to you: Brightline high-speed trains roll into action
 Over, almost before it began. That’s how it felt as Brightline’s first train  pulled into Fort Lauderdale, a quick 35 minutes after rolling out of downtown West Palm Beach. Barely had the seat-back trays come down, laptops opened, Wifi connected and snack-and-beverage cart made the rounds, then the destination city skyline came...

Posted: 5 days ago

Over, almost before it began. That’s how it felt as Brightline’s first train pulled into Fort Lauderdale, a quick 35 minutes after rolling out of downtown West Palm Beach. Barely had the seat-back trays come down, laptops opened, Wifi connected and snack-and-beverage cart made the rounds, then the destination city skyline came...
Amid Brightline’s new flash, whither Tri-Rail?
 All the attention has been on new baby Brightline this week but don’t forget about older brother Tri-Rail, which also rides the rails from West Palm to Fort Lauderdale and has for years. But there’s no sibling rivalry, says Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold. “We’ve been working together for a number of years, because...

Posted: 6 days ago

All the attention has been on new baby Brightline this week but don’t forget about older brother Tri-Rail, which also rides the rails from West Palm to Fort Lauderdale and has for years. But there’s no sibling rivalry, says Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold. “We’ve been working together for a number of years, because...
Chains vs. local stores: Downtown West Palm, Delray face dilemma
 Thomas Rebhandl has big plans for City Center Pharmacy, a shop he opened 14 years ago at 416 Clematis St. For one, he hopes to buy the 76-year-old building, which occupies a busy spot across from West Palm Beach’s library and City Hall. Inside the pharmacy, he wants to transform the handsome, dark-wood bar that sits unused along a side...

Posted: 6 days ago

Thomas Rebhandl has big plans for City Center Pharmacy, a shop he opened 14 years ago at 416 Clematis St. For one, he hopes to buy the 76-year-old building, which occupies a busy spot across from West Palm Beach’s library and City Hall. Inside the pharmacy, he wants to transform the handsome, dark-wood bar that sits unused along a side...
It’s ‘All aboard’ for Brightline inaugural rail run
 A big yellow train at the platform, a smattering of celebratory statements and Brightline’s inaugural run set off Friday morning, dignitaries aboard, for a high-speed ride down the rails to Fort Lauderdale and back. Some politicos acknowledged disappointment the company failed to finish construction of whatever’s required for...

Posted: 6 days ago

A big yellow train at the platform, a smattering of celebratory statements and Brightline’s inaugural run set off Friday morning, dignitaries aboard, for a high-speed ride down the rails to Fort Lauderdale and back. Some politicos acknowledged disappointment the company failed to finish construction of whatever’s required for...
Indoor tennis, anyone? Billionaire developer sees a need in West Palm
 When his kids needed a school, he built a school. Now developer Jeff Greene wants to play tennis out of the heat and wind, so he plans to build an indoor tennis and health club next to the Greene School. It’s still in the planning stages, and Greene’s M-O is to sit on land a long time before building but tennis is a big motivator...

Posted: 6 days ago

When his kids needed a school, he built a school. Now developer Jeff Greene wants to play tennis out of the heat and wind, so he plans to build an indoor tennis and health club next to the Greene School. It’s still in the planning stages, and Greene’s M-O is to sit on land a long time before building but tennis is a big motivator...
Ideas to improve Clematis Street? West Palm wants your input
 1. The City is seeking comment from Clematis Street merchants, area merchants, residents and the public, about potential upgrades to the street to enhance public life. Enhancements may include shade and tree canopy improvements, better lighting, café seating, paving, clearly marked pedestrian crossings and more. To put in your two...

Posted: 6 days ago

1. The City is seeking comment from Clematis Street merchants, area merchants, residents and the public, about potential upgrades to the street to enhance public life. Enhancements may include shade and tree canopy improvements, better lighting, café seating, paving, clearly marked pedestrian crossings and more. To put in your two...