Matt Morgan

General Assignment Reporter

Matt Morgan is a general assignment reporter for Palm Beach Daily News.

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Palm Beach news: Judge throws out motion to dismiss utilities lawsuit
 A judge has thrown out Palm Beach’s request to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the town’s process leading up to its undergrounding decision. Residents Carol Kosberg and Michael Scharf filed the class-action suit over the summer complaining that the information behind the undergrounding was misleading and...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A judge has thrown out Palm Beach’s request to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the town’s process leading up to its undergrounding decision. Residents Carol Kosberg and Michael Scharf filed the class-action suit over the summer complaining that the information behind the undergrounding was misleading and...
Trump in Palm Beach: Protesters didn’t hurt Worth Avenue business
 A customer called business owner Marley Herring on Saturday because she was worried that the roughly 750 people at the nearby protest against President Donald Trump would cause too much traffic to get into Marley’s Palm Beach Collection to shop. But Herring told her to come on in — the event dubbed “The Inaugural...

Posted: a day ago

A customer called business owner Marley Herring on Saturday because she was worried that the roughly 750 people at the nearby protest against President Donald Trump would cause too much traffic to get into Marley’s Palm Beach Collection to shop. But Herring told her to come on in — the event dubbed “The Inaugural...
Former Palm Beach employee goes to court to try to overturn suspension
 A former Palm Beach employee is going to an appellate court to fight a decision by the Town Council to uphold his three-day suspension late last year. Allen Powery, a former right-of-way inspector who worked for the town for 17 years, was suspended for three days and later fired after his bosses said he was neglecting his duties. West Palm...

Posted: a day ago

A former Palm Beach employee is going to an appellate court to fight a decision by the Town Council to uphold his three-day suspension late last year. Allen Powery, a former right-of-way inspector who worked for the town for 17 years, was suspended for three days and later fired after his bosses said he was neglecting his duties. West Palm...
Palm Beach rolls out new website, working on mobile app
 When Palm Beach town officials decided to update their website, they made sure not to change it too much. Sprucing up a website that has been successful is a good idea, Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar said. But moving things so much that frequent visitors can’t find what they’re looking would defeat the purpose. “We...

Posted: 2 days ago

When Palm Beach town officials decided to update their website, they made sure not to change it too much. Sprucing up a website that has been successful is a good idea, Deputy Town Manager Jay Boodheshwar said. But moving things so much that frequent visitors can’t find what they’re looking would defeat the purpose. “We...
Business openings continue at Royal Poinciana Plaza
 The Royal Poinciana Plaza continues to round into form as there are now only about a half dozen businesses still to open their doors and complete the plaza’s reinvention. Joey Wölffer started the train of new businesses for January when the women’s jewelry and clothing store opened its doors on Jan 10. Next is Theory. A New...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Royal Poinciana Plaza continues to round into form as there are now only about a half dozen businesses still to open their doors and complete the plaza’s reinvention. Joey Wölffer started the train of new businesses for January when the women’s jewelry and clothing store opened its doors on Jan 10. Next is Theory. A New...
Palm Beach Towers revamps Restaurant 44
 The team behind the re-designed Restaurant 44 in the Palm Beach Towers knew they had the food figured out so they first focused their energy behind another staple of the industry that people don’t think about as much — the chairs. Patrick Killian, an independent designer who recently revamped the Sailfish Club, was hired to bring...

Posted: 5 days ago

The team behind the re-designed Restaurant 44 in the Palm Beach Towers knew they had the food figured out so they first focused their energy behind another staple of the industry that people don’t think about as much — the chairs. Patrick Killian, an independent designer who recently revamped the Sailfish Club, was hired to bring...
Palm Beach council approves upgrades for Breakers Oceans Course
 The 18-hole Ocean Course at The Breakers is poised to get some upgrades, but fans of the course shouldn’t need to worry about major changes. Town Council unanimously approved last week the resort’s request to make changes, including more than tripling the size of the golf training building to 2,366 square feet from about 700,...

Posted: 7 days ago

The 18-hole Ocean Course at The Breakers is poised to get some upgrades, but fans of the course shouldn’t need to worry about major changes. Town Council unanimously approved last week the resort’s request to make changes, including more than tripling the size of the golf training building to 2,366 square feet from about 700,...
Palm Beach Chamber breakfast focuses on Main Street’s revitalization
 A roundtable discussion about revitalizing commerce on the island was the highlight of the January breakfast meeting of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. Included in Tuesday’s roundtable discussion were Alexandra Patterson of Up Markets, who runs the renovated Royal Poinciana Plaza; Ned Grace of Cucina; Cody Crowell from the Frisbie...

Posted: 7 days ago

A roundtable discussion about revitalizing commerce on the island was the highlight of the January breakfast meeting of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. Included in Tuesday’s roundtable discussion were Alexandra Patterson of Up Markets, who runs the renovated Royal Poinciana Plaza; Ned Grace of Cucina; Cody Crowell from the Frisbie...
Town Council approves funding for design of groins in Midtown beaches
 Palm Beach is allocating money for design and permitting of a roughly $3.6 million project to protect the Midtown Beach shoreline, but it’s still unclear who will be footing the larger bill. The Town Council unanimously voted to approve about $189,000 for this stage of the project to get it ready for eventual construction. Right now...

Posted: 9 days ago

Palm Beach is allocating money for design and permitting of a roughly $3.6 million project to protect the Midtown Beach shoreline, but it’s still unclear who will be footing the larger bill. The Town Council unanimously voted to approve about $189,000 for this stage of the project to get it ready for eventual construction. Right now...
Lake Trail in Palm Beach open under bridge for pedestrians, cyclists
 About a month after the Lake Trail project was finished, residents and visitors are discovering and using the trail under the Flagler Memorial Bridge that connects Bradley Park to the Royal Poinciana Plaza. The project, which cost about $900,000, covered re-paving the Lake Trail from Royal Palm Way to Esplanade Way. The section under...

Posted: 9 days ago

About a month after the Lake Trail project was finished, residents and visitors are discovering and using the trail under the Flagler Memorial Bridge that connects Bradley Park to the Royal Poinciana Plaza. The project, which cost about $900,000, covered re-paving the Lake Trail from Royal Palm Way to Esplanade Way. The section under...
Palm Beach business: Key players poised for Royal Poinciana resurgence
 Royal Poinciana Way is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots on the island and major players for three of its biggest draws came together to talk about what the future would hold. Representatives from the Royal Poinciana Plaza, Cucina  and the Frisbie Group’s Royal Poinciana Palm Beach project at the former Testa’s site took...

Posted: 10 days ago

Royal Poinciana Way is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots on the island and major players for three of its biggest draws came together to talk about what the future would hold. Representatives from the Royal Poinciana Plaza, Cucina and the Frisbie Group’s Royal Poinciana Palm Beach project at the former Testa’s site took...