Jennifer Sorentrue

Jennifer Sorentrue covers Palm Beach County government.

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West Palm to install markers at 13 Brightline crossings for safety
 Thirteen rail crossings that were getting no improvements as the city moves toward quieting train horns in the era of Brightline will get a dose of attention: flexible polymers markers, like the kind on highway toll lanes, that aim to create added separation between vehicles and trains. “This is a relatively low-cost safety investment...

Posted: an hour ago

Thirteen rail crossings that were getting no improvements as the city moves toward quieting train horns in the era of Brightline will get a dose of attention: flexible polymers markers, like the kind on highway toll lanes, that aim to create added separation between vehicles and trains. “This is a relatively low-cost safety investment...
Two local resorts win top marks from Forbes Travel Guide
 Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan and the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach have been named Five-Star hotels by Forbes Travel Guide.  Both Palm Beach County resorts also won Five-Star designations for their spas. Forbes unveiled its annual list on Tuesday. The travel guide rates properties in 50 countries throughout...

Posted: 3 days ago

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan and the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach have been named Five-Star hotels by Forbes Travel Guide.  Both Palm Beach County resorts also won Five-Star designations for their spas. Forbes unveiled its annual list on Tuesday. The travel guide rates properties in 50 countries throughout...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend
 There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach...

Posted: 3 days ago

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach...
Building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be torn down
 Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School won’t return to the building where Nikolas Cruz is accused of shooting into classrooms, killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day, according to a reporter for CBS4 News in Miami.  The building, which is one of several on the campus, will be torn down and replaced with...

Posted: 4 days ago

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School won’t return to the building where Nikolas Cruz is accused of shooting into classrooms, killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day, according to a reporter for CBS4 News in Miami.  The building, which is one of several on the campus, will be torn down and replaced with...
More than $1.1 million raised in one day for victims, families
 11 p.m. update: The online fundraising campaign to raise money for the victims and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is more than halfway to its goal after raising $1.1 million through late Friday night.  The Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund page on GoFundMe.com has received contributions from...

Posted: 6 days ago

11 p.m. update: The online fundraising campaign to raise money for the victims and families affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is more than halfway to its goal after raising $1.1 million through late Friday night.  The Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund page on GoFundMe.com has received contributions from...
Broward school shooting: Sheriff warns of fake GoFundMe accounts
 The Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Friday warned that it has received reports of fake GoFundMe pages alleging to help the victims of the Valentine’s Day school shooting at a Parkland high school. “Unfortunately, we have heard reports about fake @gofundme pages,” the sheriff’s office said in a Tweet, which...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Friday warned that it has received reports of fake GoFundMe pages alleging to help the victims of the Valentine’s Day school shooting at a Parkland high school. “Unfortunately, we have heard reports about fake @gofundme pages,” the sheriff’s office said in a Tweet, which...
Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz took Uber to the school, according to court records
 Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of going on a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, took an Uber to the school, according to court records released Thursday. >> Read more trending news  The Associated Press reported Uber confirmed that Cruz used the service before the shooting...

Posted: 8 days ago

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of going on a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, took an Uber to the school, according to court records released Thursday. >> Read more trending news  The Associated Press reported Uber confirmed that Cruz used the service before the shooting...
Thousands attend candlelight vigil for Parkland shooting victims
 After authorities released the names of 17 people who were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, hundreds gathered for a candlelight memorial service at Pine Trails Park.  As 17 angel figures stood lit up on the stage of the park’s amphitheater, Fred Guttenberg addressed...

Posted: 8 days ago

After authorities released the names of 17 people who were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, hundreds gathered for a candlelight memorial service at Pine Trails Park.  As 17 angel figures stood lit up on the stage of the park’s amphitheater, Fred Guttenberg addressed...
This local mall is giving away rent-free retail space
 The Mall at Wellington Green is giving away rent-free retail space as part of a competition to find the best local pop-up shop.  Entrepreneurs have until March 30 to enter the mall’s “Challenge: Battle of the Pop-Up Contest.” Up for grabs: rent-free space in the mall for four months, the use of existing mall or...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Mall at Wellington Green is giving away rent-free retail space as part of a competition to find the best local pop-up shop.  Entrepreneurs have until March 30 to enter the mall’s “Challenge: Battle of the Pop-Up Contest.” Up for grabs: rent-free space in the mall for four months, the use of existing mall or...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend
 There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting...

Posted: 9 days ago

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend. Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting...
Treasure Coast counties file new lawsuit to block Brightline bonds
 Martin and Indian River counties and a Treasure Coast-based citizens group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the approval of $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for Brightline’s planned expansion north to Orlando.  The 94-page complaint filed against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad...

Posted: 10 days ago

Martin and Indian River counties and a Treasure Coast-based citizens group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the approval of $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for Brightline’s planned expansion north to Orlando.  The 94-page complaint filed against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad...