Matt Morgan

General Assignment Reporter

Matt Morgan is a general assignment reporter for Palm Beach Daily News.

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Town Council approves funding for design of groins in Midtown beaches
 Palm Beach is allocating money for design and permitting of a roughly $3.6 million project to protect the Midtown Beach shoreline, but it’s still unclear who will be footing the larger bill. The Town Council unanimously voted to approve about $189,000 for this stage of the project to get it ready for eventual construction. Right now...

Posted: a day ago

Palm Beach is allocating money for design and permitting of a roughly $3.6 million project to protect the Midtown Beach shoreline, but it’s still unclear who will be footing the larger bill. The Town Council unanimously voted to approve about $189,000 for this stage of the project to get it ready for eventual construction. Right now...
Lake Trail in Palm Beach open under bridge for pedestrians, cyclists
 About a month after the Lake Trail project was finished, residents and visitors are discovering and using the trail under the Flagler Memorial Bridge that connects Bradley Park to the Royal Poinciana Plaza. The project, which cost about $900,000, covered re-paving the Lake Trail from Royal Palm Way to Esplanade Way. The section under the...

Posted: a day ago

About a month after the Lake Trail project was finished, residents and visitors are discovering and using the trail under the Flagler Memorial Bridge that connects Bradley Park to the Royal Poinciana Plaza. The project, which cost about $900,000, covered re-paving the Lake Trail from Royal Palm Way to Esplanade Way. The section under the...
Palm Beach business: Key players poised for Royal Poinciana resurgence
 Royal Poinciana Way is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots on the island and major players for three of its biggest draws came together to talk about what the future would hold. Representatives from the Royal Poinciana Plaza, Cucina  and the Frisbie Group’s Royal Poinciana Palm Beach project at the former Testa’s site took...

Posted: 2 days ago

Royal Poinciana Way is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots on the island and major players for three of its biggest draws came together to talk about what the future would hold. Representatives from the Royal Poinciana Plaza, Cucina and the Frisbie Group’s Royal Poinciana Palm Beach project at the former Testa’s site took...
Hillbilly Elegy author has message ‘Palm Beach needed to hear’
 J.D. Vance’s upbringing in rural Ohio was about as different as can be from the room he was speaking to at The Colony’s Pavilion Thursday. But that’s exactly the reason why the few dozen people needed to listen to the “Hillbilly Elegy” author, said Mary Alice Pappas, senior vice president of the MorseLife Foundation...

Posted: 3 days ago

J.D. Vance’s upbringing in rural Ohio was about as different as can be from the room he was speaking to at The Colony’s Pavilion Thursday. But that’s exactly the reason why the few dozen people needed to listen to the “Hillbilly Elegy” author, said Mary Alice Pappas, senior vice president of the MorseLife Foundation...
Palm Beach again delays decision on allowing Phipps Plaza private club
 The Town Council might have made strides leading to a vote on the proposed new private club in Phipps Plaza, but a decision will have to wait at least one more month. The council voted 3-2 Wednesday to again defer the Carriage House project proposed by resident Michael Bickford. He’s hoping to open a club that would be similar to such...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Town Council might have made strides leading to a vote on the proposed new private club in Phipps Plaza, but a decision will have to wait at least one more month. The council voted 3-2 Wednesday to again defer the Carriage House project proposed by resident Michael Bickford. He’s hoping to open a club that would be similar to such...
Riders to launch equestrian fashion pop-up shop on Palm Beach
 After they would finish riding their horses, part-time Wellington residents Andrea Hippeau Vogel and Dana Schwartz would use any place they could find as a makeshift changing room to get out of their riding gear before work or walking around on the street. “We really would never wear it outside of the barn,” Schwartz said...

Posted: 5 days ago

After they would finish riding their horses, part-time Wellington residents Andrea Hippeau Vogel and Dana Schwartz would use any place they could find as a makeshift changing room to get out of their riding gear before work or walking around on the street. “We really would never wear it outside of the barn,” Schwartz said...
Palm Beach to consider restricting hours, parking for new private club
 A proposal for a new private club on South County Road at the entrance to Phipps Plaza will be back before the Palm Beach Town Council this week. The council delayed a vote on the Carriage House last month to give resident Michael Bickford a little more time to develop the plan and work out some kinks. At Wednesday’s meeting...

Posted: 7 days ago

A proposal for a new private club on South County Road at the entrance to Phipps Plaza will be back before the Palm Beach Town Council this week. The council delayed a vote on the Carriage House last month to give resident Michael Bickford a little more time to develop the plan and work out some kinks. At Wednesday’s meeting...
Line from European house Repossi available at Hamilton Jewelers
 Palm Beachers who watch the Golden Globes tonight will be able to head to Worth Avenue Monday to pick up some the jewelry they see on the red carpet. House of Repossi — a European jewelry brand that is popular among celebrities and royals — has worked out an agreement to stock its jewelry at Hamilton Jewelers. The...

Posted: 8 days ago

Palm Beachers who watch the Golden Globes tonight will be able to head to Worth Avenue Monday to pick up some the jewelry they see on the red carpet. House of Repossi — a European jewelry brand that is popular among celebrities and royals — has worked out an agreement to stock its jewelry at Hamilton Jewelers. The...
Are more lights needed at Bradley Park? Palm Beach resident says yes
 Palm Beach resident Aldo Fox was returning from a West Palm Beach event last month when he noticed something that startled him at the revamped Bradley Park — he couldn’t see. The lights that normally illuminate the path through the park were turned off and he was nervous at the proposition of walking along it. “It&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Palm Beach resident Aldo Fox was returning from a West Palm Beach event last month when he noticed something that startled him at the revamped Bradley Park — he couldn’t see. The lights that normally illuminate the path through the park were turned off and he was nervous at the proposition of walking along it. “It&rsquo...
‘Every year is like our first year’ for jewelry story ending 60th year
 Maison Maurice is about to finish its 60th year of business of Worth Avenue, but Henry Harary will be treating the next one just like all the others. “Every year is like our first year,” said Harary, whose father, Maurice, founded the jewelry store. “That’s the way we look at it.” That has been one of the keys...

Posted: 14 days ago

Maison Maurice is about to finish its 60th year of business of Worth Avenue, but Henry Harary will be treating the next one just like all the others. “Every year is like our first year,” said Harary, whose father, Maurice, founded the jewelry store. “That’s the way we look at it.” That has been one of the keys...
Italian restaurant opens in Ambassador Hotel in Palm Beach
 The Ambassador Hotel has had numerous restaurants over the past few decades, but management is hoping it found the right formula with new owner Sergio Ragosta. Sergio’s at The Ambassador, 2730 S. Ocean Blvd., opened last month and will be a seasonal restaurant in the space. The Ambassador, which has hotel rooms and apartments, used...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Ambassador Hotel has had numerous restaurants over the past few decades, but management is hoping it found the right formula with new owner Sergio Ragosta. Sergio’s at The Ambassador, 2730 S. Ocean Blvd., opened last month and will be a seasonal restaurant in the space. The Ambassador, which has hotel rooms and apartments, used...