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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

Former PA BBQ in Tequesta being replaced with casual dining spot
 Charles Modica, the Hobe Sound resident who owns Suni Sands, Love Street and the Rustic Inn Crabhouse restaurant in Jupiter, has bought his fourth parcel — which adds up to about 19 acres in north county. Refurbishing is under way for a fall opening of the former Park Avenue BBQ & Grille on U.S. 1 in Tequesta. The new restaurant will...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Charles Modica, the Hobe Sound resident who owns Suni Sands, Love Street and the Rustic Inn Crabhouse restaurant in Jupiter, has bought his fourth parcel — which adds up to about 19 acres in north county. Refurbishing is under way for a fall opening of the former Park Avenue BBQ & Grille on U.S. 1 in Tequesta. The new restaurant will...
Rustic Inn Crabhouse out on Jupiter Inlet, new upscale business coming in
 Lessing’s Hospitality Group executive says this view will draw customers for weddings and other events (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Now that the Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse is closed, what’s going to happen to that building on some of the primest waterfront property in north county? Refurbishing is underway for a fall opening of the...

Posted: a day ago

Lessing’s Hospitality Group executive says this view will draw customers for weddings and other events (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) Now that the Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse is closed, what’s going to happen to that building on some of the primest waterfront property in north county? Refurbishing is underway for a fall opening of the...
Charles Modica buys another property in north county
 Charles Modica   Charles Modica, the Hobe Sound resident who owns Suni Sands, Love Street and the Rustic Inn Crabhouse restaurant in Jupiter, has bought his fourth parcel —  which adds up to about 19 acres in north county. Refurbishing is underway for a fall opening of the former Park Avenue BBQ & Grille on U.S. 1 in Tequesta...

Posted: a day ago

Charles Modica   Charles Modica, the Hobe Sound resident who owns Suni Sands, Love Street and the Rustic Inn Crabhouse restaurant in Jupiter, has bought his fourth parcel —  which adds up to about 19 acres in north county. Refurbishing is underway for a fall opening of the former Park Avenue BBQ & Grille on U.S. 1 in Tequesta...
Jupiter neighborhood remembers their friend, Bud Zisson

Posted: a day ago

Bud Zisson (Photo provided) Friends of Bud Zisson, a popular Jupiter resident known for his commitment to improving the town, plan a quiet gathering Tuesday in The Shores to dedicate a park to their friend who died unexpectedly in September, 2015. “He loved The Shores. He loved Jupiter. He wasn’t a complainer. He wanted to...
The story behind a rock, bench and new park in Jupiter
 Friends of Bud Zisson, a popular Jupiter resident known for his commitment to improving the town, plan a quiet gathering Tuesday in The Shores to dedicate a park to their friend who died unexpectedly in September, 2015. “He loved The Shores. He loved Jupiter. He wasn’t a complainer. He wanted to make things better,” said...

Posted: a day ago

Friends of Bud Zisson, a popular Jupiter resident known for his commitment to improving the town, plan a quiet gathering Tuesday in The Shores to dedicate a park to their friend who died unexpectedly in September, 2015. “He loved The Shores. He loved Jupiter. He wasn’t a complainer. He wanted to make things better,” said...
This waterfront restaurant in Jupiter closes tonight
 The restaurant is on the Jupiter Inlet (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) The Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse restaurant on the Jupiter Inlet will close Saturday night, May 20, according to Jupiter officials and the manager of the restaurant. “The employees were devastated. But they saw it coming,” said the manager who asked not to be named. A...

Posted: 5 days ago

The restaurant is on the Jupiter Inlet (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) The Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse restaurant on the Jupiter Inlet will close Saturday night, May 20, according to Jupiter officials and the manager of the restaurant. “The employees were devastated. But they saw it coming,” said the manager who asked not to be named. A...
Why is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse dark…
 (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) And how long is it going to stay that way? Find out the scoop in The Palm Beach Post.   

Posted: 4 days ago

(Photo/Bill DiPaolo) And how long is it going to stay that way? Find out the scoop in The Palm Beach Post.  
Didn’t Harbourside and Shoppes of Jupiter just do this dance?
 Signs at Shoppes of Jupiter (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) The owners of Harbourside Place and the Shoppes of Jupiter are at it again — arguing over parking on U.S. 1. Shoppes of Jupiter is located across U.S. 1 from Harbourside Place. A battle started in the summer of 2015 when the owner of the The Shoppes of Jupiter shopping plaza charged Harbourside...

Posted: 4 days ago

Signs at Shoppes of Jupiter (Photo/Bill DiPaolo) The owners of Harbourside Place and the Shoppes of Jupiter are at it again — arguing over parking on U.S. 1. Shoppes of Jupiter is located across U.S. 1 from Harbourside Place. A battle started in the summer of 2015 when the owner of the The Shoppes of Jupiter shopping plaza charged Harbourside...
JUST IN: Rustic Inn closing Saturday in Jupiter
 The Rustic Inn on the Jupiter Inlet will close Saturday night, according to Jupiter officials and the manager of the restaurant. “The employees were devastated. But they saw it coming,” said the manager who asked not to be named. A memo from Jupiter Interim Town Manager Lori Bonino also said the restaurant is closing. Rustic Inn...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Rustic Inn on the Jupiter Inlet will close Saturday night, according to Jupiter officials and the manager of the restaurant. “The employees were devastated. But they saw it coming,” said the manager who asked not to be named. A memo from Jupiter Interim Town Manager Lori Bonino also said the restaurant is closing. Rustic Inn...
Once Burt Reynolds’s ranch, now a luxury development near Jupiter
 The new development is off Jupiter Farms Road in Jupiter Farms (Photo/Allen Eyestone) The Jupiter Farms ranch where Burt Reynolds shot scenes for “Smokey and the Bandit II” and married actress Loni Anderson opens Sunday as a gated community for luxury homes — and the north county movie star plans to cut the ribbon. Read...

Posted: 4 days ago

The new development is off Jupiter Farms Road in Jupiter Farms (Photo/Allen Eyestone) The Jupiter Farms ranch where Burt Reynolds shot scenes for “Smokey and the Bandit II” and married actress Loni Anderson opens Sunday as a gated community for luxury homes — and the north county movie star plans to cut the ribbon. Read...