Bill DiPaolo

Bill DiPaolo is a native of Boston. Since 1980, he has covered police, politics, trends and just about everything else for Florida newspapers in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Pensacola and West Palm Beach. A graduate of the University of Florida, he has a master's degree in urban planning from Ball State University. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Carolyn, editor of the business section of The Palm Beach Post, and daughter Bonnie.

Latest from Bill DiPaolo

FPL’s new $6M Jupiter service center built to get power back faster
 Getting electrical power restored faster after hurricanes such as Irma and Matthew is the goal of the new Florida Power & Light service center that opened Wednesday in Jupiter. “We want our technicians out of the gate quicker. They will be focused on getting the power up and running,” said Bryan Olnick, FPL Vice President of Distribution...

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Getting electrical power restored faster after hurricanes such as Irma and Matthew is the goal of the new Florida Power & Light service center that opened Wednesday in Jupiter. “We want our technicians out of the gate quicker. They will be focused on getting the power up and running,” said Bryan Olnick, FPL Vice President of Distribution...
YES OR NO? Jupiter rules on New Year’s Eve Harbourside Place fireworks
 Despite a staff recommendation to deny fireworks at Harbourside Place, Jupiter town officials voted Monday to allow them to light the skies above the Intracoastal Waterway at midnight on New Year’s Eve. “This is validation that we are the entertainment center of Jupiter,” said Nick Mastroianni III, vice president of Jupiter-based...

Posted: a day ago

Despite a staff recommendation to deny fireworks at Harbourside Place, Jupiter town officials voted Monday to allow them to light the skies above the Intracoastal Waterway at midnight on New Year’s Eve. “This is validation that we are the entertainment center of Jupiter,” said Nick Mastroianni III, vice president of Jupiter-based...
Get ready for fireworks at Jupiter’s Harbourside 
 Despite a staff recommendation to deny fireworks at Harbourside Place, Jupiter town officials voted Monday to allow them to light the skies above the Intracoastal Waterway at midnight on New Year’s Eve. "This is validation that we are the entertainment center of Jupiter," said Nick Mastroianni III, vice president of Jupiter-based...

Posted: a day ago

Despite a staff recommendation to deny fireworks at Harbourside Place, Jupiter town officials voted Monday to allow them to light the skies above the Intracoastal Waterway at midnight on New Year’s Eve. "This is validation that we are the entertainment center of Jupiter," said Nick Mastroianni III, vice president of Jupiter-based...
Wendy’s out, this national chain in at Tequesta shopping center
 Coffee  and such is expected to start being served by Christmas at the new Dunkin’ Donuts being built in Tequesta’s Countyline Plaza.  The building -- plans call for a drive-through window — is at the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1. The new Dunkin’s is in the former Wendy’s restaurant...

Posted: 2 days ago

Coffee  and such is expected to start being served by Christmas at the new Dunkin’ Donuts being built in Tequesta’s Countyline Plaza.  The building -- plans call for a drive-through window — is at the southwest corner of Countyline Road and U.S. 1. The new Dunkin’s is in the former Wendy’s restaurant...
U.S. 1 roadwork continues in Tequesta, businesses are open
 Businesses remain open on U.S. 1 in Tequesta while roadwork on the year-long, $3 million construction project continues. Completion of the two-mile stretch from the Martin County line south to Beach Road by J.W. Cheatham, LLC is scheduled for the fall of next year. The construction is part of the Florida Department of Transportation&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Businesses remain open on U.S. 1 in Tequesta while roadwork on the year-long, $3 million construction project continues. Completion of the two-mile stretch from the Martin County line south to Beach Road by J.W. Cheatham, LLC is scheduled for the fall of next year. The construction is part of the Florida Department of Transportation&rsquo...
Vote tonight in Jupiter on New Year’s Eve fireworks at Harbourside 
  New Year’s Eve fireworks at Harbourside Place — a longtime issue between the town and the owners of the $150 million waterfront entertainment complex — is up for a vote tonight, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at town hall.  Thumbs down was the response the last time Harbourside Place officials asked permission from...

Posted: 2 days ago

 New Year’s Eve fireworks at Harbourside Place — a longtime issue between the town and the owners of the $150 million waterfront entertainment complex — is up for a vote tonight, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at town hall.  Thumbs down was the response the last time Harbourside Place officials asked permission from...
More waterfront condos approved in Jupiter 
  More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — have been approved in Jupiter. Inlet Waters, with 2,000-square-foot units to start at under $700,000, was approved Tuesday unanimously by the town council.  The developer is Larry Wright, who built the Ocean Breeze...

Posted: 2 days ago

 More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — have been approved in Jupiter. Inlet Waters, with 2,000-square-foot units to start at under $700,000, was approved Tuesday unanimously by the town council.  The developer is Larry Wright, who built the Ocean Breeze...
What’s the delay on the no-wake zone proposal in Jupiter?
 Jupiter, Tequesta and Jupiter Inlet Colony all have approved resolutions to extend the no-wake zone for boaters in north county, but so far there hasn’t been any action. Why the delay? Reviews and approvals by Palm Beach County, the U.S. Coast Guard and The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are required to pass regulations...

Posted: 9 days ago

Jupiter, Tequesta and Jupiter Inlet Colony all have approved resolutions to extend the no-wake zone for boaters in north county, but so far there hasn’t been any action. Why the delay? Reviews and approvals by Palm Beach County, the U.S. Coast Guard and The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are required to pass regulations...
Luxury waterfront condos — starting at $900K — up for vote in Jupiter
 A vote on final approval to demolish the three-story Profile Art Gallery across Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place and replace it with a five-story building with 15 condominiums is scheduled to go before the Jupiter town council on Dec. 19. The selling price of the individual condos is expected to be about $900,000. Plans for the one-acre...

Posted: 9 days ago

A vote on final approval to demolish the three-story Profile Art Gallery across Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place and replace it with a five-story building with 15 condominiums is scheduled to go before the Jupiter town council on Dec. 19. The selling price of the individual condos is expected to be about $900,000. Plans for the one-acre...
Residents want junk boats littering Jupiter waterways hauled away
 Abandoned boats — sunken sailboats, beat-up motorboats and creaky houseboats — are cluttering up Jupiter waterways and many local boaters and residents want them hauled away. “We call it the boat graveyard,” said Jack Walz, a resident of Jupiter Harbour, of Fullerton Island, a 12-acre island the town bought, dredged...

Posted: 11 days ago

Abandoned boats — sunken sailboats, beat-up motorboats and creaky houseboats — are cluttering up Jupiter waterways and many local boaters and residents want them hauled away. “We call it the boat graveyard,” said Jack Walz, a resident of Jupiter Harbour, of Fullerton Island, a 12-acre island the town bought, dredged...
New dog leash law, luxury townhouses up for vote Tuesday in Jupiter
 A proposal for 33 luxury townhouses on A1A, within walking distance to DuBois Park, is scheduled for a final vote at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. town council meeting. The 2,000-square-foot units at Inlet Waters are expected to start at under $700,000. The developer is Larry Wright, who built the Ocean Breeze townhouse development on the west side...

Posted: 12 days ago

A proposal for 33 luxury townhouses on A1A, within walking distance to DuBois Park, is scheduled for a final vote at Tuesday’s 7 p.m. town council meeting. The 2,000-square-foot units at Inlet Waters are expected to start at under $700,000. The developer is Larry Wright, who built the Ocean Breeze townhouse development on the west side...