Jennifer Sorentrue

Jennifer Sorentrue covers Palm Beach County government.

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Commuters, not tourists, key to Brightline as Orlando pushed to 2020
 When the first Brightline trains leave the station this summer, expect more commuters than vacationers to fill the seats. All Aboard Florida’s Brightline is on the verge of launching  its passenger train service between West Palm Beach and Miami on Henry Flagler’s historic railroad corridor, but officials say it could be three...

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When the first Brightline trains leave the station this summer, expect more commuters than vacationers to fill the seats. All Aboard Florida’s Brightline is on the verge of launching its passenger train service between West Palm Beach and Miami on Henry Flagler’s historic railroad corridor, but officials say it could be three...
Gander Mountain to lay off all employees at Palm Beach Gardens store
 Gander Mountain, an outdoor clothing and gear retailer, announced Thursday it plans to lay off all 59 employees at its Palm
            Beach Gardens store 
            as part of its bankruptcy and sale to Camping World.  A going out of business sale continues at the Gander Mountain store off of Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens...

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Gander Mountain, an outdoor clothing and gear retailer, announced Thursday it plans to lay off all 59 employees at its Palm Beach Gardens store as part of its bankruptcy and sale to Camping World.  A going out of business sale continues at the Gander Mountain store off of Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens...
Miami Heat star, partner to open eateries at Brightline station
 Miami Heat 
            basketball star Udonis Haslem has teamed up with a South Florida business leader to bring an Einstein Bros. Bagels and Starbucks coffee shop to 
            Brightline’s MiamiCentral train station in downtown Miami. The Miami Heat’s, from left, Willie Reed, Goran Dragic and Udonis Haslem celebrate 110-102...

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Miami Heat basketball star Udonis Haslem has teamed up with a South Florida business leader to bring an Einstein Bros. Bagels and Starbucks coffee shop to Brightline’s MiamiCentral train station in downtown Miami. The Miami Heat’s, from left, Willie Reed, Goran Dragic and Udonis Haslem celebrate 110-102...
JUST IN: All Aboard Florida sued by Sprint for unpaid bill
 Telecommunications giant Sprint has filed suit against All Aboard Florida and another entity for failing to pay $646,266.40 it says it is owed for relocating fiber optic cable lines near the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, where All Aboard plans to launch its Brightline passenger trains service later this year. The suit, filed on Friday...

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Telecommunications giant Sprint has filed suit against All Aboard Florida and another entity for failing to pay $646,266.40 it says it is owed for relocating fiber optic cable lines near the Florida East Coast Railway tracks, where All Aboard plans to launch its Brightline passenger trains service later this year. The suit, filed on Friday...
AT&T upgrades more than 130 cell sites across South Florida

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AT&T announced this week that it has upgraded more than 130 cell sites in South Florida, adding extra capacity that the company said would allow it to handle more network traffic in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade counties. The upgrades will result in faster data speeds and better overall network performance, the company...
Alfred Angelo closing: 3 tips to help you get your money back
 Alfred Angelo’s abrupt shutdown has brides scrambling for ways to get their money back. Jack Gillis, a spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America, a non-profit research and advocacy group, offered these tips for brides and bridesmaids left without dresses: 1. Call your credit card company. Now. If you paid for your dress with...

Posted: 7 days ago

Alfred Angelo’s abrupt shutdown has brides scrambling for ways to get their money back. Jack Gillis, a spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America, a non-profit research and advocacy group, offered these tips for brides and bridesmaids left without dresses: 1. Call your credit card company. Now. If you paid for your dress with...
Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closes all stores
 Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving many brides and bridesmaids without answers and dresses. The company has more than 60 stores across the country. After news of the closings broke, brides scrambled to pick up dresses before the stores shut their doors for good at 8 p.m...

Posted: 7 days ago

Bridal retailer Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, leaving many brides and bridesmaids without answers and dresses. The company has more than 60 stores across the country. After news of the closings broke, brides scrambled to pick up dresses before the stores shut their doors for good at 8 p.m...
Alfred Angelo closing: What happened and what can I do now?
 Fallout from bridal retailer Alfred Angelo’s closing continued Friday. But the abrupt shutdown and bankruptcy lquidation filing was not a total surprise to the few customers who reacted to Internet murmurs of the company’s demise as recently as a few weeks ago. “Is your store in Henderson, NV closing?” one customer...

Posted: 7 days ago

Fallout from bridal retailer Alfred Angelo’s closing continued Friday. But the abrupt shutdown and bankruptcy lquidation filing was not a total surprise to the few customers who reacted to Internet murmurs of the company’s demise as recently as a few weeks ago. “Is your store in Henderson, NV closing?” one customer...
Alfred Angelo closing: David’s Bridal offers help for dressless brides
 After Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, competitor David’s Bridal said it would offer 30 percent discounts to brides left without dresses. The discount applies to current promotions and clearance prices. The chain said it was also waiving “rush fees” on alterations. RELATED: Alfred...

Posted: 7 days ago

After Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its stores on Thursday night without notice, competitor David’s Bridal said it would offer 30 percent discounts to brides left without dresses. The discount applies to current promotions and clearance prices. The chain said it was also waiving “rush fees” on alterations. RELATED: Alfred...
BREAKING: Restaurant manager thanks backers after deportation reprieve
 Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the manager of the Pizza Al Fresco restaurant on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue who was facing the risk of deportation under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy, on Friday thanked the thousands of people who signed an online petition on his behalf. “I really want to thank the community,&rdquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the manager of the Pizza Al Fresco restaurant on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue who was facing the risk of deportation under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy, on Friday thanked the thousands of people who signed an online petition on his behalf. “I really want to thank the community,&rdquo...
BREAKING: Restaurant manager facing deportation gets 3 month reprieve
 Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the manager of the Pizza Al Fresco restaurant on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue who was facing the risk of deportation under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy, has been given a 3-month reprieve, his attorney announced on Thursday. Gonzalez was scheduled to check in with Immigration...

Posted: 8 days ago

Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the manager of the Pizza Al Fresco restaurant on Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue who was facing the risk of deportation under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy, has been given a 3-month reprieve, his attorney announced on Thursday. Gonzalez was scheduled to check in with Immigration...