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Here are some things to do in Boynton Beach this weekend
 Things to do in Boynton Beach this weekend include: 1- Boating education The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 of Boynton Beach will host a two-hour class Saturday about the basics of knot-tying. The class is at Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway. The cost is $25, which includes an instruction book and ropes to practice...

Posted: 13 days ago

Things to do in Boynton Beach this weekend include: 1- Boating education The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 of Boynton Beach will host a two-hour class Saturday about the basics of knot-tying. The class is at Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway. The cost is $25, which includes an instruction book and ropes to practice...
UPDATE: Boynton police ID victim in shooting linked to I-95 event
 3:00 p.m. Thursday UPDATE: Anthony Panos has lived across Bentwater Circle in Boynton Beach from Anthony Fonti and his family since Fonti was 5 or 6 years old. He said Fonti now lives in the house with at least one roommate. “He’s a good kid,” Panos said. Panos and other neighbors who didn’t want to be named said Fonti...

Posted: 13 days ago

3:00 p.m. Thursday UPDATE: Anthony Panos has lived across Bentwater Circle in Boynton Beach from Anthony Fonti and his family since Fonti was 5 or 6 years old. He said Fonti now lives in the house with at least one roommate. “He’s a good kid,” Panos said. Panos and other neighbors who didn’t want to be named said Fonti...
Cancer group leader’s husband gets a shock; now he’s on right bike path
 As the president of 
               Pap Corps
            , an organization that raises money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, Linda Moses has been happy to partner with the Miami 
               Dolphins Cancer Challenge
             — the event raises money for the same cause. But 
               this year&rsquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

As the president of Pap Corps , an organization that raises money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, Linda Moses has been happy to partner with the Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge — the event raises money for the same cause. But this year&rsquo...
Boynton mayor wants to build storefront on MLK to spur development
 Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant
             wants the Community Redevelopment Agency to pay about $1.2 million to build a 5,000-square-foot storefront on 
               Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
             — without any businesses signed up for it. The building should spark development on the blighted street that decades...

Posted: 15 days ago

Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant wants the Community Redevelopment Agency to pay about $1.2 million to build a 5,000-square-foot storefront on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard — without any businesses signed up for it. The building should spark development on the blighted street that decades...
Brightline deaths: City-by-city look at what’s happened and what’s next
 For the first time in nearly 50 years, passenger express trains are using Florida East Coast railroad tracks to zip through the heart of Palm Beach County’s coastal communities — in some cases cutting through bustling downtowns, busy nightlife spots and other areas popular with pedestrians and bicyclists. The launch of Brightline&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

For the first time in nearly 50 years, passenger express trains are using Florida East Coast railroad tracks to zip through the heart of Palm Beach County’s coastal communities — in some cases cutting through bustling downtowns, busy nightlife spots and other areas popular with pedestrians and bicyclists. The launch of Brightline&rsquo...
Brightline deaths: Lavell, 32, played soccer, was in homecoming court
 Living in New Jersey, Danielle Lavell had no reason to even know what a Brightlinetrain was until one killed her sister. Melissa Lavell, 32, was at Northeast Sixth Avenue, a couple blocks south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Boynton Beach, when she tried to beat the Brightline train Jan. 12. Lavell and another person crossed...

Posted: 17 days ago

Living in New Jersey, Danielle Lavell had no reason to even know what a Brightlinetrain was until one killed her sister. Melissa Lavell, 32, was at Northeast Sixth Avenue, a couple blocks south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Boynton Beach, when she tried to beat the Brightline train Jan. 12. Lavell and another person crossed...
NEW: Boynton police say man tried to lure girl, 13, into truck
 City police are warning residents about a man who tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into his truck Tuesday after she got off her school bus. At about 4:40 p.m., the girl was at the intersection of Chapel Hill Drive and Fernwood Drive, just north of Mission Hill Road, waiting for her stepfather to pick her up when a newer model black pickup...

Posted: 19 days ago

City police are warning residents about a man who tried to lure a 13-year-old girl into his truck Tuesday after she got off her school bus. At about 4:40 p.m., the girl was at the intersection of Chapel Hill Drive and Fernwood Drive, just north of Mission Hill Road, waiting for her stepfather to pick her up when a newer model black pickup...
Train deaths prompt Boynton Beach to add more restrictive gates
 Boynton Beach will install more restrictive gates at four railroad crossings, including one at East Ocean Avenue after a bicyclist trying to beat a Brightline train was hit and killed there less than one month ago. The Jan. 17 death of Jeffrey King at that crossing and the Jan. 12 death of Melissa Lavell at Northeast Sixth Avenue...

Posted: 20 days ago

Boynton Beach will install more restrictive gates at four railroad crossings, including one at East Ocean Avenue after a bicyclist trying to beat a Brightline train was hit and killed there less than one month ago. The Jan. 17 death of Jeffrey King at that crossing and the Jan. 12 death of Melissa Lavell at Northeast Sixth Avenue...
Boynton pledges to ‘take our streets back’ after surge in shootings
 Police, city officials, commissioners, clergy members, neighbors, school leaders — at least 60 of them — packed into a small room at a community center after work Tuesday and pledged to take back the Heart of 
               Boynton
            streets from shooters who this month have sprayed hundreds of bullets in their neighborhoods...

Posted: 20 days ago

Police, city officials, commissioners, clergy members, neighbors, school leaders — at least 60 of them — packed into a small room at a community center after work Tuesday and pledged to take back the Heart of Boynton streets from shooters who this month have sprayed hundreds of bullets in their neighborhoods...
Weekend events in and around Boynton Beach
 Three things to do this weekend in and around Boynton Beach:   The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is hosting this free event on Friday. “Glory Road,” will be shown on a big screen at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave., at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket. Food...

Posted: 20 days ago

Three things to do this weekend in and around Boynton Beach:   The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is hosting this free event on Friday. “Glory Road,” will be shown on a big screen at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave., at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket. Food...
NEW: Boynton fixes sidewalks, roads with $638,000 in sales tax money
 When Gary Dunmyer began working for Boynton Beach as its city engineer about a year ago, he drove around to gauge the conditions of the community’s roads and sidewalks. He saw a lot that needed to be changed. Cracks. Bumps. Pot holes. Sidewalks that in some areas didn’t even exist. Fast forward to now, and Dunmyer has already...

Posted: 20 days ago

When Gary Dunmyer began working for Boynton Beach as its city engineer about a year ago, he drove around to gauge the conditions of the community’s roads and sidewalks. He saw a lot that needed to be changed. Cracks. Bumps. Pot holes. Sidewalks that in some areas didn’t even exist. Fast forward to now, and Dunmyer has already...
NEW: At last, a finish date for Hypoluxo, Woolbright I-95 interchanges
 The Interstate 95 interchange construction at Woolbright and Hypoluxo roads should be complete in the spring, state transportation officials said. They were originally expected to be finished in summer 2017. The Florida Department of Transportation has assessed more than $600,000 in fines against the company — Community...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Interstate 95 interchange construction at Woolbright and Hypoluxo roads should be complete in the spring, state transportation officials said. They were originally expected to be finished in summer 2017. The Florida Department of Transportation has assessed more than $600,000 in fines against the company — Community...
String of shootings unnerves Boynton residents; police appeal for tips
 Hundreds of bullets. Three people shot — one of them a 12-year-old boy. At least 10 buildings hit. Zero arrests. A shooting this week — there have been 13 since Jan. 1 — involved a semiautomatic rifle, city police say, and sent at least one bullet whizzing between the iron rails that shield the Cherry Hill Mini Mart&rsquo...

Posted: 25 days ago

Hundreds of bullets. Three people shot — one of them a 12-year-old boy. At least 10 buildings hit. Zero arrests. A shooting this week — there have been 13 since Jan. 1 — involved a semiautomatic rifle, city police say, and sent at least one bullet whizzing between the iron rails that shield the Cherry Hill Mini Mart&rsquo...
String of shootings unnerves Boynton residents; police appeal for tips
 Hundreds of bullets. Three people shot — one of them a 12-year-old boy. At least 10 buildings hit. Zero arrests. A shooting this week — there have been 13 since Jan. 1 — involved a semiautomatic rifle, city police say, and sent at least one bullet whizzing between the iron rails that shield the Cherry Hill Mini Mart&rsquo...

Posted: 25 days ago

Hundreds of bullets. Three people shot — one of them a 12-year-old boy. At least 10 buildings hit. Zero arrests. A shooting this week — there have been 13 since Jan. 1 — involved a semiautomatic rifle, city police say, and sent at least one bullet whizzing between the iron rails that shield the Cherry Hill Mini Mart&rsquo...
Boynton Beach outlines money, design plans for Town Square downtown
 Boynton Beach and its plans for a walkable, lively downtown got a huge boost this week, gaining support for its couple hundred million dollar, 16-acre 
               Town Square
             redevelopment project from a city advisory board and the County Commission. About four blocks off Boynton Beach Boulevard east of Interstate 95 where...

Posted: 27 days ago

Boynton Beach and its plans for a walkable, lively downtown got a huge boost this week, gaining support for its couple hundred million dollar, 16-acre Town Square redevelopment project from a city advisory board and the County Commission. About four blocks off Boynton Beach Boulevard east of Interstate 95 where...
Car accident, back surgery won’t stop Boynton-area woman from marathons
 A drunk driver hit and seriously injured Francine Prescott in 1995 and despite the numerous surgeries and still having no feeling in her right leg, the suburban 
               Boynton Beach
             resident has proved she’s unstoppable. The 67-year-old will participate in the 
               Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon...

Posted: 27 days ago

A drunk driver hit and seriously injured Francine Prescott in 1995 and despite the numerous surgeries and still having no feeling in her right leg, the suburban Boynton Beach resident has proved she’s unstoppable. The 67-year-old will participate in the Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon...
Palm Beach Leisureville’s new hot commodity? You’ll never guess
 In the 
               Palm Beach Leisureville
             55 and older community, porches with a roof are the new hot thing. And after about 18 years of living there, Ken and Pauline Malley finally have one. Boynton Beach
            ’s code didn’t allow for residents to have their standard-sized patios covered with a roof....

Posted: 27 days ago

In the Palm Beach Leisureville 55 and older community, porches with a roof are the new hot thing. And after about 18 years of living there, Ken and Pauline Malley finally have one. Boynton Beach ’s code didn’t allow for residents to have their standard-sized patios covered with a roof....
NEW: Boynton Police release video of Brightline train hitting cyclist
 A video from a camera on the front of Brightline’s locomotive shows the crossing gates were down when the train struck and killed a Boynton Beach man as he rode his bicycle across the Florida East Coast Railway tracks in Boynton Beach this past week. The two-minute video released Tuesday by Boynton Beach police shows Jeffrey King, 51...

Posted: 28 days ago

A video from a camera on the front of Brightline’s locomotive shows the crossing gates were down when the train struck and killed a Boynton Beach man as he rode his bicycle across the Florida East Coast Railway tracks in Boynton Beach this past week. The two-minute video released Tuesday by Boynton Beach police shows Jeffrey King, 51...
‘Glass flew everywhere’: Woman, 81, smashes into McDonald’s near Boynton
 An 81-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her Toyota Solara and backed into the glass windows of a McDonald’s west of Boynton Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The woman will be charged with careless driving, PBSO spokesperson Teri Barbera said. PHOTOS: A history of cars crashing...

Posted: 29 days ago

An 81-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her Toyota Solara and backed into the glass windows of a McDonald’s west of Boynton Beach, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The woman will be charged with careless driving, PBSO spokesperson Teri Barbera said. PHOTOS: A history of cars crashing...
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