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

Daniels Way land clearing starts next week in Jupiter
 Land clearing of two vacant acres  near Jupiter Community High School that has been a campground for the homeless is expected to start next week. Cleanup following Hurricane Irma delayed the company from beginning on the Oct. 9 scheduled starting date, said Tom Driscoll, the town’s director of engineering, parks and public...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Land clearing of two vacant acres  near Jupiter Community High School that has been a campground for the homeless is expected to start next week. Cleanup following Hurricane Irma delayed the company from beginning on the Oct. 9 scheduled starting date, said Tom Driscoll, the town’s director of engineering, parks and public...
Will $120 million bridge construction hurt Jupiter, Tequesta business?
 Good news for north county boaters, motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders: A new $120 million drawbridge is planned over the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park. Boaters will have a higher bridge to pass under. Motorists won’t have to stop as often to wait for the draw bridge to open and close. Bicycle riders will...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Good news for north county boaters, motorists, pedestrians and bicycle riders: A new $120 million drawbridge is planned over the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park. Boaters will have a higher bridge to pass under. Motorists won’t have to stop as often to wait for the draw bridge to open and close. Bicycle riders will...
Art, music, food & fun at Oct. 29 festival at Jupiter's El Sol
 Artists, vendors, music, Latin food, entertainment and activities for kids are planned at the Community Cultural Festival at El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter on Sunday,  Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. El Sol is located at 106 Military Trail, on the southwest corner of Indiantown...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Artists, vendors, music, Latin food, entertainment and activities for kids are planned at the Community Cultural Festival at El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter on Sunday,  Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. El Sol is located at 106 Military Trail, on the southwest corner of Indiantown...
Juno Beach could be the next town to ban pot shops
 Pot dispensaries may be banned in Juno Beach. The north county community’s town council plans to vote Wednesday, Oct. 25 on an ordinance to ban the dispensaries. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Center, 340 Ocean Dr. The meeting is open to the public. Six Palm Beach County cities already have banned marijuana dispensaries, while...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Pot dispensaries may be banned in Juno Beach. The north county community’s town council plans to vote Wednesday, Oct. 25 on an ordinance to ban the dispensaries. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Center, 340 Ocean Dr. The meeting is open to the public. Six Palm Beach County cities already have banned marijuana dispensaries, while...
NEW: Luxury $700,000 townhouses planned on Jupiter’s waterfront
 More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — has been proposed in Jupiter. “The townhouses are close to restaurants, the beach and recreational amenities. The buildings have front porches. We’re building a nice, quaint, walkable community,” said Troy Holloway, a planner...

Posted: 18 hours ago

More waterfront development — this time 33 townhouses walking distance to DuBois Park — has been proposed in Jupiter. “The townhouses are close to restaurants, the beach and recreational amenities. The buildings have front porches. We’re building a nice, quaint, walkable community,” said Troy Holloway, a planner...
UPDATE: Boating, driving restricted after U.S. 1 bridge collapse
 Boat passage is closed and vehicle traffic reduced for an indefinite period following Wednesday morning’s collapse of a sidewalk and railing on a North Palm Beach bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard. A piece on concrete weighing about 90,000 pounds fell from the bridge into the canal just south of Frigate’s Waterfront Bar...

Posted: a day ago

Boat passage is closed and vehicle traffic reduced for an indefinite period following Wednesday morning’s collapse of a sidewalk and railing on a North Palm Beach bridge just north of Northlake Boulevard. A piece on concrete weighing about 90,000 pounds fell from the bridge into the canal just south of Frigate’s Waterfront Bar...
Jupiter brewery serves up relief for Hurricane Irma victims 
 You can toss back a beer and make a donation to the victims of Hurricane Irma on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Civil Society Brewing Company in Abacoa. The brewers, working with Copperpoint Brewing Co., Twisted Trunk Brewing and Tequesta Brewing Co.  and other statewide brewers, donated ingredients and time to craft a special ...

Posted: a day ago

You can toss back a beer and make a donation to the victims of Hurricane Irma on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Civil Society Brewing Company in Abacoa. The brewers, working with Copperpoint Brewing Co., Twisted Trunk Brewing and Tequesta Brewing Co.  and other statewide brewers, donated ingredients and time to craft a special ...
Dog Park in Jupiter taking shape 
 Building frames are up at the new $2.5 million dog park at Jupiter’s Cinquez Park. Completion of the park at Center Street and Indiantown Road is planned by the end of February.  Plans for the first phase call for the dog park, shaded areas, picnic tables, lighting, walking trails, fencing, landscaping, bicycle racks...

Posted: 2 days ago

Building frames are up at the new $2.5 million dog park at Jupiter’s Cinquez Park. Completion of the park at Center Street and Indiantown Road is planned by the end of February.  Plans for the first phase call for the dog park, shaded areas, picnic tables, lighting, walking trails, fencing, landscaping, bicycle racks...
Jupiter cops to get body cameras linked to Tasers; links to guns next
 Body cameras for the town’s police officers were approved unanimously by the town council Tuesday night. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the council before the vote to approve the wallet-sized devices...

Posted: 2 days ago

Body cameras for the town’s police officers were approved unanimously by the town council Tuesday night. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the council before the vote to approve the wallet-sized devices...
Jupiter town council cheers Little League champs
 Jupiter’s 9-and-under All-Stars overcame defeat, steaming temperatures and tough competition in August to win the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Championship in Williamsburg, Va.  The boys, members associated with Jupiter/Tequesta Athletic Association, are are all from Jupiter.

Posted: 2 days ago

Jupiter’s 9-and-under All-Stars overcame defeat, steaming temperatures and tough competition in August to win the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional Championship in Williamsburg, Va.  The boys, members associated with Jupiter/Tequesta Athletic Association, are are all from Jupiter.
Body cameras for Jupiter cops win council OK
 Body cameras for the town’s police officers were approved unanimously by the town council Tuesday. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the council before the vote to approve the wallet-sized devices. Officers...

Posted: 3 days ago

Body cameras for the town’s police officers were approved unanimously by the town council Tuesday. “Cameras increase officer safety. And cameras increase transparency and the accountability of our officers,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow told the council before the vote to approve the wallet-sized devices. Officers...