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NEW: Brightline will be model for other U.S. regions, Congressman says
 As All Aboard Florida’s Brightline kicked off its inaugural weekend on Friday, transportation planners from across the country were already looking at ways to replicate the service in other large metropolitan areas where traffic is a problem. The private train service shuttled dozens of federal, state and local officials and other dignitaries...

Posted: 3 days ago

As All Aboard Florida’s Brightline kicked off its inaugural weekend on Friday, transportation planners from across the country were already looking at ways to replicate the service in other large metropolitan areas where traffic is a problem. The private train service shuttled dozens of federal, state and local officials and other dignitaries...
VIDEO: Riding Brightline this weekend? Five things to know
 Brightline will launch introductory service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale this morning. Here are five things you need to know before getting on the train: The stations are cashless. Make sure you have a credit card with you if you need to buy a ticket or plan to buy food and drinks either in Brightline’s station or on...

Posted: 3 days ago

Brightline will launch introductory service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale this morning. Here are five things you need to know before getting on the train: The stations are cashless. Make sure you have a credit card with you if you need to buy a ticket or plan to buy food and drinks either in Brightline’s station or on...
Tension mounts over Brightline train horns
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train service on Thursday faced mounting opposition from West Palm Beach residents who want the passenger fleet stopped until safety upgrades to create a quiet zone to silence train horns are completed. Hours after Brightline announced its Saturday start date, the board of directors of...

Posted: 4 days ago

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline train service on Thursday faced mounting opposition from West Palm Beach residents who want the passenger fleet stopped until safety upgrades to create a quiet zone to silence train horns are completed. Hours after Brightline announced its Saturday start date, the board of directors of...
Brightline: Here’s what you need to know about the new train service

Posted: 4 days ago

Brightline will launch its new passenger service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know about the express trains. How do I buy a ticket? Tickets are available on Brightline’s website, gobrightline.com, and its new mobile app. The website experienced technical problems on Thursday...
NEW: Brightline’s website experiences problems after launch announced
 Brightline’s website experienced technical problems on Thursday in the hours after the company announced its start date, train schedule and ticket prices. “We’re encountering site traffic delays and minor glitches due to your overwhelming excitement to book rides,” the company said on its website, gobrightline.com...

Posted: 4 days ago

Brightline’s website experienced technical problems on Thursday in the hours after the company announced its start date, train schedule and ticket prices. “We’re encountering site traffic delays and minor glitches due to your overwhelming excitement to book rides,” the company said on its website, gobrightline.com...
UPDATE: Quiet zone work to be completed in March, Brightline says
 UPDATE: Safety improvements needed to create a continuous quiet zone to silence train horns from West Palm Beach south to the Palm Beach County line will be completed in March, a Brightline spokesperson said Thursday. The work is scheduled to begin this month. Once complete, municipalities along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks must...

Posted: 4 days ago

UPDATE: Safety improvements needed to create a continuous quiet zone to silence train horns from West Palm Beach south to the Palm Beach County line will be completed in March, a Brightline spokesperson said Thursday. The work is scheduled to begin this month. Once complete, municipalities along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks must...
Brightline starts service Saturday; ticket prices revealed


All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will launch introductory service on its passenger trains on Saturday , with round-trip fares starting at $20 for rides between its stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
During the week, the company plans to run 10 round-trip trains a day between the two cities. There will be nine round-trip...

Posted: 5 days ago

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will launch introductory service on its passenger trains on Saturday , with round-trip fares starting at $20 for rides between its stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. During the week, the company plans to run 10 round-trip trains a day between the two cities. There will be nine round-trip...
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: 7 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...
Brightline allows passengers onboard for staff training exercises
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has started letting passengers ride its trains as part of an exercise to prepare its staff for the launch of its express service this week. The company recently begun shuttling passengers along its route in a continued effort to train its customer service staff, a Brightline spokesperson said Sunday....

Posted: 8 days ago

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline has started letting passengers ride its trains as part of an exercise to prepare its staff for the launch of its express service this week. The company recently begun shuttling passengers along its route in a continued effort to train its customer service staff, a Brightline spokesperson said Sunday....
UPDATE: After three days of searching, fisherman still missing
 Dozens of boaters joined the search Sunday for a missing fisherman who was thrown from a boat during the first day of a bass-fishing competition on Lake Okeechobee. The frantic search began late Thursday after Nik Kayler, 38, and fellow angler Bill Kisiah failed to check in at the C. Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee. Kisiah...

Posted: 8 days ago

Dozens of boaters joined the search Sunday for a missing fisherman who was thrown from a boat during the first day of a bass-fishing competition on Lake Okeechobee. The frantic search began late Thursday after Nik Kayler, 38, and fellow angler Bill Kisiah failed to check in at the C. Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee. Kisiah...
UPDATE: Authorities find missing 67-year-old woman
 UPDATE, 11:20 a.m.: Sarah J. Lee was found by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies this morning in West Palm Beach, according to Boynton Beach Police. The 67-year-old woman had been missing since early this morning. ORIGINAL STORY: Police are asking the public for help to find a 67-year-old woman who has not been seen since early...

Posted: 8 days ago

UPDATE, 11:20 a.m.: Sarah J. Lee was found by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies this morning in West Palm Beach, according to Boynton Beach Police. The 67-year-old woman had been missing since early this morning. ORIGINAL STORY: Police are asking the public for help to find a 67-year-old woman who has not been seen since early...
Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold near WPB; 1 ticket wins Powerball
 WEST PALM BEACH — One of two winning Fantasy 5 lottery tickets in Saturday’s drawing was sold at a convenience store west of the city, the Florida Lottery said. The ticket was sold at Quickies Mini Mart on Collin Drive, south of Summit Boulevard and West of Congress Avenue. That ticket was a Quick Pick, meaning the lottery&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

WEST PALM BEACH — One of two winning Fantasy 5 lottery tickets in Saturday’s drawing was sold at a convenience store west of the city, the Florida Lottery said. The ticket was sold at Quickies Mini Mart on Collin Drive, south of Summit Boulevard and West of Congress Avenue. That ticket was a Quick Pick, meaning the lottery&rsquo...
This anchor store is closing in Boca’s Town Center mall
 Sears announced this week that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model — a move that will leave the county with just two of the iconic retailer’s department stores. The Boca Raton location is one of 103 unprofitable stores Sears Holdings...

Posted: 10 days ago

Sears announced this week that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model — a move that will leave the county with just two of the iconic retailer’s department stores. The Boca Raton location is one of 103 unprofitable stores Sears Holdings...
This anchor store is closing in Boca’s Town Center mall
 Sears announced Thursday that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model. The retailer is one of six anchor stores at the mall on Glades Road. The store is set to close in early April. It’s auto center will close later this month, Sears Holdings...

Posted: 11 days ago

Sears announced Thursday that it will close its store in the Town Center mall in Boca Raton as part of an ongoing effort to “transform” its business model. The retailer is one of six anchor stores at the mall on Glades Road. The store is set to close in early April. It’s auto center will close later this month, Sears Holdings...
Brightline: Why the delay on quiet zones along its route?
 All Aboard Florida’s Brightline won over residents living along the railroad tracks with the promise that a continuous quiet zone would silence train horns from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach when it started shuttling passengers on its new express route. But with service expected to start next week, the company now says the horn blasts...

Posted: 12 days ago

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline won over residents living along the railroad tracks with the promise that a continuous quiet zone would silence train horns from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach when it started shuttling passengers on its new express route. But with service expected to start next week, the company now says the horn blasts...
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: 13 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...
PB County looks to tourism taxes to pay for upkeep of natural areas
 Palm Beach County is running out of money to pay for the upkeep of more than 30,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land it purchased as part of preservation programs approved by voters in the 1990s. The county spends about $6 million a year to maintain 34 sprawling natural areas — property it paid for largely with bond...

Posted: 16 days ago

Palm Beach County is running out of money to pay for the upkeep of more than 30,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land it purchased as part of preservation programs approved by voters in the 1990s. The county spends about $6 million a year to maintain 34 sprawling natural areas — property it paid for largely with bond...
New tourism ambassador program could win you prizes, gifts
 Sharing a photo on social media could earn you prizes from some of Palm Beach County’s trendiest tourism hotspots under a pilot program launched last month by the organization charged with persuading out-of-town visitors to travel here. More than 400 people have already signed up for the “Palmbassadors” program, which allows...

Posted: 22 days ago

Sharing a photo on social media could earn you prizes from some of Palm Beach County’s trendiest tourism hotspots under a pilot program launched last month by the organization charged with persuading out-of-town visitors to travel here. More than 400 people have already signed up for the “Palmbassadors” program, which allows...
Rita’s owner finds happiness in ices and custard
 Lake Worth resident Ken Weiner spends his days serving up heaping scoops of flavored Italian ice and frozen custard. As the owner of Palm Beach County’s only two Rita’s Italian Ice locations, Weiner and his staff make dozens of flavors of the sweet treats every day. The job, he says, is hard, but fulfilling. “I never thought...

Posted: 23 days ago

Lake Worth resident Ken Weiner spends his days serving up heaping scoops of flavored Italian ice and frozen custard. As the owner of Palm Beach County’s only two Rita’s Italian Ice locations, Weiner and his staff make dozens of flavors of the sweet treats every day. The job, he says, is hard, but fulfilling. “I never thought...
Palm Beach County tourism leaders to focus on hotel development
 After an eight-year stretch of record-breaking tourism growth in Palm Beach County, industry leaders intend to keep business booming by working more closely with developers who want to build new hotels and attractions here. Officials with Discover The Palm Beaches, the non-profit group charged with marketing the county as a travel destination...

Posted: 24 days ago

After an eight-year stretch of record-breaking tourism growth in Palm Beach County, industry leaders intend to keep business booming by working more closely with developers who want to build new hotels and attractions here. Officials with Discover The Palm Beaches, the non-profit group charged with marketing the county as a travel destination...
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