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Ana M. Valdes

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I-95 Lantana Road closures to continue until January
 Efforts to revamp the on-and-off ramps on Interstate 95 and Lantana Road, as well as resurfacing portions of Lantana Road, are running on time, but this doesn’t mean evening lane closures will come to an end anytime soon. The project, which includes road widening, new traffic railings and signals and repaving, is expected to be completed...

6:33 PM Tuesday, Apr. 01, 2014

Efforts to revamp the on-and-off ramps on Interstate 95 and Lantana Road, as well as resurfacing portions of Lantana Road, are running on time, but this doesn’t mean evening lane closures will come to an end anytime soon. The project, which includes road widening, new traffic railings and signals and repaving, is expected to be completed...
For first time in five years, Pine Grove Elementary kids will make trip to D.C.
 Thirty-one students at Pine Grove Elementary School will travel to Washington D.C. in May to explore the monuments and learn about United States history, a trip that for many has been five years in the making. The school, which usually sends the fifth grade safety patrol students on a trip to the nation’s capital, has tried for the...

4:00 AM Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014

Thirty-one students at Pine Grove Elementary School will travel to Washington D.C. in May to explore the monuments and learn about United States history, a trip that for many has been five years in the making. The school, which usually sends the fifth grade safety patrol students on a trip to the nation’s capital, has tried for the...
WWII vet appreciates honor from France
 Raymond Calabro says he is living like a true retiree in Palm Beach County, a place he describes as beautiful and fun. He and his wife of 67 years, Louise, who are both 90, like either to dance at the local Moose lodge or drive down to the casinos in Broward County. They also enjoy Saturday morning breakfast at their favorite McDonald&rsquo...

4:44 PM Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

Raymond Calabro says he is living like a true retiree in Palm Beach County, a place he describes as beautiful and fun. He and his wife of 67 years, Louise, who are both 90, like either to dance at the local Moose lodge or drive down to the casinos in Broward County. They also enjoy Saturday morning breakfast at their favorite McDonald&rsquo...
Boynton Beach high school seniors can apply for $1,000 scholarship

1:30 PM Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014

Boynton Beach high school seniors who are active in the community can apply for the Bob Borovy Student Citizen of the Year Award, which offers $1,000 and a chance for the student’s name to be placed on a plaque at city hall. The award, named after Borovy, a U.S. Veteran and former member of the Advisory Board on Children and Youth,...
Boynton Beach commission delays vote on changing old high school’s designation
 The old Boynton Beach High School building will remain one of the city’s historic sites — for now. Although commissioners on Tuesday were set to preliminarily decide whether to remove the building’s historic designations, they voted 4-1 to postpone any vote after some commissioners said they wanted to read the results of...

12:44 AM Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014

The old Boynton Beach High School building will remain one of the city’s historic sites — for now. Although commissioners on Tuesday were set to preliminarily decide whether to remove the building’s historic designations, they voted 4-1 to postpone any vote after some commissioners said they wanted to read the results of...
In Boynton Beach, Casello, McCray win commission seats
 It’s another three years on the City Commission for Joe Casello, who on Tuesday beat political newcomer Carmela Nanton to win the District 4 seat. Meanwhile, former City Commissioner Mack McCray secured another term in city politics, surpassing Paula Melley for the District 2 seat. Casello, who has been District 4 commissioner since...

12:50 AM Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

It’s another three years on the City Commission for Joe Casello, who on Tuesday beat political newcomer Carmela Nanton to win the District 4 seat. Meanwhile, former City Commissioner Mack McCray secured another term in city politics, surpassing Paula Melley for the District 2 seat. Casello, who has been District 4 commissioner since...
Boynton Beach veterans board to discuss soldier’s memorial
 The city’s Veterans Advisory Commission on Wednesday will discuss whether to allow friends of Army Pfc. Michael Metcalf to install a bronze bust of the soldier at Veterans Park, honoring this Boynton Beach resident killed in action two years ago. Metcalf was 22 when he was killed in April 2012 in Patkia, Afghanistan, when he drove over...

8:24 PM Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

The city’s Veterans Advisory Commission on Wednesday will discuss whether to allow friends of Army Pfc. Michael Metcalf to install a bronze bust of the soldier at Veterans Park, honoring this Boynton Beach resident killed in action two years ago. Metcalf was 22 when he was killed in April 2012 in Patkia, Afghanistan, when he drove over...
West Palm Beach police examine suspicious package found downtown

7:01 PM Saturday, Mar. 08, 2014

City police on Saturday afternoon were investigating a suspicious package discovered downtown, a police spokesman said. Several streets are closed, but Capt. David Bernhardt said it is because of the GreenMarket and Irish Fest. Check back for updates.
Riviera Beach woman arrested on two counts of premeditated homicide, denied bond
 A judge denied bond Saturday morning for a 35-year-old Riviera Beach woman arrested Friday on two counts of premeditated homicide. Kizzie Styles made her first appearance before Circuit Court Judge Joseph Marx, who denied Styles bond during a brief hearing. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Styles on Friday afternoon and...

4:26 PM Saturday, Mar. 08, 2014

A judge denied bond Saturday morning for a 35-year-old Riviera Beach woman arrested Friday on two counts of premeditated homicide. Kizzie Styles made her first appearance before Circuit Court Judge Joseph Marx, who denied Styles bond during a brief hearing. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Styles on Friday afternoon and...
Boynton Beach’s future dominates city commission candidate forum

1:37 AM Friday, Mar. 07, 2014

The future of the old high school building, beautification of vacant properties and the need to bring more businesses to the city were among the topics discussed Thursday during a city commission candidate forum. Two commission seats are up for election Tuesday — District 2, where Carmela Nanton is challenging incumbent Joe Casello...
State agrees to sale of A.G. Holley land in Lantana
 The site of the former A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana has been sold to a Boca Raton developer for more than $15 million. On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott and his Cabinet, which include Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putman, unanimously agreed to sell the 79.91 acres to...

7:27 PM Thursday, Mar. 06, 2014

The site of the former A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana has been sold to a Boca Raton developer for more than $15 million. On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott and his Cabinet, which include Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putman, unanimously agreed to sell the 79.91 acres to...