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Kevin D. Thompson

Kevin D. Thompson writes news stories, features and blogs on Lake Worth for The Palm Beach Post. He has more than 30 years of newspaper and magazine experience as a writer, editor, reporter and blogger. Kevin joined the Post in January 1996 as an entertainment writer. He was the paper's television critic for 12 years (1996-2008) and theater critic for one (2008-2009). In his career, Kevin has held various positions – researcher, business reporter, small business editor, senior editor, entertainment correspondent, television columnist, education writer. He was an associate editor and small business editor at Black Enterprise magazine for six years in New York City and worked as a reporter and entertainment correspondent for People magazine for two years in New York City and Los Angeles. Kevin has covered entertainment extensively and written celebrity profiles for such newspapers and magazines as the New York Daily News, the New York Post and Essence while working as freelance writer and before joining The Palm Beach Post. Kevin has been working on a novel the last several years with the ultimate goal of becoming a published author who sips cocktails by the pool. Kevin has two adult children and a faithful cat named FeFe. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Sharon.

Latest from Kevin D. Thompson

New 59 single-family home community coming to Lake Worth
 The 12-acre site on 19th Avenue North in Lake Worth has been vacant for years, a giant dumping ground no one enjoys. But that’s about to change as Meritage Homes plans to build a 59 single-home family subdivision, with units expected to cost from the low-to-mid $300,000s to $400,000. “It’s exciting to have a single family...

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The 12-acre site on 19th Avenue North in Lake Worth has been vacant for years, a giant dumping ground no one enjoys. But that’s about to change as Meritage Homes plans to build a 59 single-home family subdivision, with units expected to cost from the low-to-mid $300,000s to $400,000. “It’s exciting to have a single family...
PBSO: In Lake Worth, more heroin demand leads to more gang activity
 Years ago, when there were gang issues in Palm Beach County, members wore colors or had tattoos. You don’t see that as much anymore. “They learned that’s a good way to get into an investigation if you’re pledging an allegiance or are openly claiming to be a gang member,” Todd Baer, a captain with The Palm Beach...

Posted: a day ago

Years ago, when there were gang issues in Palm Beach County, members wore colors or had tattoos. You don’t see that as much anymore. “They learned that’s a good way to get into an investigation if you’re pledging an allegiance or are openly claiming to be a gang member,” Todd Baer, a captain with The Palm Beach...
Bikes get amended ordinance in Lake Worth
  LAKE WORTH — Lake Worth Commissioners unanimously approved an amended bicycle ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting that will allow
            Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies to ensure bike riders are operating their bicycles safely. The ordinance will allow any abandoned bicycles to be removed after 48 hours...

Posted: a day ago

LAKE WORTH — Lake Worth Commissioners unanimously approved an amended bicycle ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting that will allow Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies to ensure bike riders are operating their bicycles safely. The ordinance will allow any abandoned bicycles to be removed after 48 hours...
More than 400 people recently arrested in Lake Worth
  LAKE WORTH — More than 400 bad guys were arrested in the city from mid-May to mid-June, 186 coming from the Operation Perfect
            Storm gang unit task force. “Overall crime is down,” 
            Todd Baer, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s captain told City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting...

Posted: 2 days ago

LAKE WORTH — More than 400 bad guys were arrested in the city from mid-May to mid-June, 186 coming from the Operation Perfect Storm gang unit task force. “Overall crime is down,” Todd Baer, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s captain told City Commissioners at tonight’s meeting...
Who replaced Lisa Rivera in Greenacres?
  GREENACRES — 
            John Tharp is back. Tharp was named city councilman for District I, replacing 
            
               
                  Lisa Rivera whom Gov. Rick Scott suspended last month
               
             after she was charged with stealing more than $23,000 while she was a Boca Raton High School treasurer...

Posted: 3 days ago

GREENACRES — John Tharp is back. Tharp was named city councilman for District I, replacing Lisa Rivera whom Gov. Rick Scott suspended last month after she was charged with stealing more than $23,000 while she was a Boca Raton High School treasurer...
No tuition increase at PBSC for sixth straight near
  LAKE WORTH — Tuition at 
            Palm Beach State College will not increase for the sixth straight year, maintaining the college’s standing as one of the most affordable higher education
            institutions in the state. The PBSC District Board of Trustees approved the college’s $129.9 million general fund...

Posted: 3 days ago

LAKE WORTH — Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the sixth straight year, maintaining the college’s standing as one of the most affordable higher education institutions in the state. The PBSC District Board of Trustees approved the college’s $129.9 million general fund...
Who will fill the District I council seat in Greenacres?
  GREENACRES — Three candidates will be interviewed at tonight’s city council meeting about 
            Lisa Rivera‘s District I council seat vacancy. They are: 
            John Tharp, 
            Carole Portillia and 
            Lori Ross. Rivera was suspended last month by Gov. Rick Scott after she was charged with...

Posted: 3 days ago

GREENACRES — Three candidates will be interviewed at tonight’s city council meeting about Lisa Rivera‘s District I council seat vacancy. They are: John Tharp, Carole Portillia and Lori Ross. Rivera was suspended last month by Gov. Rick Scott after she was charged with...
Is gang activity bad in Lake Worth? PBSO captain to present numbers
 Last month, Todd Baer, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s captain, emailed Lake Worth officials the results of the sheriff’s office’s recent 
               gang unit task force operation
            . Called Perfect Storm, the operation targeted some of the city’s worst areas — 9th Avenue South, South...

Posted: 6 days ago

Last month, Todd Baer, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s captain, emailed Lake Worth officials the results of the sheriff’s office’s recent gang unit task force operation . Called Perfect Storm, the operation targeted some of the city’s worst areas — 9th Avenue South, South...
Lake Worth to vote on bike safety ordinance
 Lake Worth plans to remove outdated bicycle regulations and provide laws to get rid of abandoned bikes. Lake Worth Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting are scheduled to vote on an amended ordinance that will allow Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies to ensure bike riders are operating their bicycles safely. The ordinance...

Posted: 6 days ago

Lake Worth plans to remove outdated bicycle regulations and provide laws to get rid of abandoned bikes. Lake Worth Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting are scheduled to vote on an amended ordinance that will allow Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies to ensure bike riders are operating their bicycles safely. The ordinance...
BEFORE AND AFTER: Dilapidated Lake Worth home gets a 2-year makeover
 A little more than two years ago, Anne Fairfax, a Palm Beach architect firm owner, spent $20,000 to buy the one-bedroom home on
                226 South L Street
            . “I believe in Lake Worth,” said Fairfax, who owns about 10 properties in Lake Worth, Palm Beach and New York. “The people who work for this town...

Posted: 6 days ago

A little more than two years ago, Anne Fairfax, a Palm Beach architect firm owner, spent $20,000 to buy the one-bedroom home on 226 South L Street . “I believe in Lake Worth,” said Fairfax, who owns about 10 properties in Lake Worth, Palm Beach and New York. “The people who work for this town...
Do you want to be Miss Oktoberfest? Here’s how you can do it
  LAKE WORTH — The 
            American German Club needs your help. The organization is still searching for its 
            Miss Oktoberfest 2017 for its annual pageant and coronation gala Aug. 12. It’s not too late to apply. The last day is July 21. Click 
            
               
                  here
               ...

Posted: 7 days ago

LAKE WORTH — The American German Club needs your help. The organization is still searching for its Miss Oktoberfest 2017 for its annual pageant and coronation gala Aug. 12. It’s not too late to apply. The last day is July 21. Click here ...