Tony Doris

Tony Doris covers West Palm Beach. He has worked at the Post for a decade, as a government editor, Palm Beach Gardens reporter and Investigative Team reporter.

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5 must-read tips if you win Wednesday’s $700 million Powerball jackpot
 You know you’re going to win the $700 million Powerball tomorrow. So be ready for it. Here are five tips from Susan Bradley, founder of Sudden Money Institute of Palm Beach Gardens, whose company advises lottery winners and their advisers. We spoke to her in January 2016, when the Powerball pot was up to $1.4 billion. 1. Take a breath...

Posted: 4 hours ago

You know you’re going to win the $700 million Powerball tomorrow. So be ready for it. Here are five tips from Susan Bradley, founder of Sudden Money Institute of Palm Beach Gardens, whose company advises lottery winners and their advisers. We spoke to her in January 2016, when the Powerball pot was up to $1.4 billion. 1. Take a breath...
In West Palm Beach, eclipse glasses are the holy grail
 Deirdre Krause of Loxahatchee went online at 6 a.m. Monday to reserve eclipse glasses for her grandchildren so they could witness the once-in-a-lifetime solar spectacle. She drove the half-hour to West Palm Beach to pick up the glasses, then back to Loxahatchee to retrieve her four grandchildren and bring them back to West Palm for the eclipse...

Posted: a day ago

Deirdre Krause of Loxahatchee went online at 6 a.m. Monday to reserve eclipse glasses for her grandchildren so they could witness the once-in-a-lifetime solar spectacle. She drove the half-hour to West Palm Beach to pick up the glasses, then back to Loxahatchee to retrieve her four grandchildren and bring them back to West Palm for the eclipse...
NEW: West Palm has master plan for 100-mile network of bike lanes
 There’ll be Zebras running up and down Lake Avenue. The striped, intermittent Zicla Zebra curbs, to be installed on a mile of Lake Avenue, are cycle lane separators that will be part of West Palm Beach’s plan to build the first protected bike lanes in Palm Beach County in the next few months. That, in turn, is part of a Bicycle...

Posted: 4 days ago

There’ll be Zebras running up and down Lake Avenue. The striped, intermittent Zicla Zebra curbs, to be installed on a mile of Lake Avenue, are cycle lane separators that will be part of West Palm Beach’s plan to build the first protected bike lanes in Palm Beach County in the next few months. That, in turn, is part of a Bicycle...
New islands sprouting in the Lake Worth Lagoon?
 A plan is gaining ground to build scenic islands on the west side of the Lake Worth Lagoon, off the El Cid neighborhood, to provide bird and mangrove habitats and cleanse water. The state Department of Environmental Protection approved the county proposal last month and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting comment from other federal...

Posted: 4 days ago

A plan is gaining ground to build scenic islands on the west side of the Lake Worth Lagoon, off the El Cid neighborhood, to provide bird and mangrove habitats and cleanse water. The state Department of Environmental Protection approved the county proposal last month and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting comment from other federal...
In West Palm, an extra $219.96 on your tax bill? Not exactly
 What? Your West Palm Beach tax bill is going up by $219.96? When the city already is raking in property tax money hand-over-fist as property values rise? Calm down. If I told you you were actually saving $6 a year, would you feel better? Me neither, but here’s what’s going on. READ: Boynton throws out higher garbage rates, decreasing...

Posted: 5 days ago

What? Your West Palm Beach tax bill is going up by $219.96? When the city already is raking in property tax money hand-over-fist as property values rise? Calm down. If I told you you were actually saving $6 a year, would you feel better? Me neither, but here’s what’s going on. READ: Boynton throws out higher garbage rates, decreasing...
Nike tribute — not the shoe company — displayed in latest West Palm mural
 Mural artist Jayemaich has brought a touch of the classics to a previously bare wall a stone’s throw from the Kravis Center and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The New York artist has adorned the sides of the Azul Stone building, at the corner of Fern Street and Tamarind Avenue, with a series of three classic figures, David, Nike and Eternal...

Posted: 5 days ago

Mural artist Jayemaich has brought a touch of the classics to a previously bare wall a stone’s throw from the Kravis Center and Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The New York artist has adorned the sides of the Azul Stone building, at the corner of Fern Street and Tamarind Avenue, with a series of three classic figures, David, Nike and Eternal...
West Palm’s new parking meter readers will be on three-wheel Segways
 Perched on new Segways and wearing snappy new uniforms, West Palm Beach’s parking meter monitors have a new assignment: They’ll be “parking ambassadors,” not grim-faced enforcers, said Parking System Administrator Ed Davis, himself a new fixture at city hall. At Davis’ request, the city commission this week approved...

Posted: 5 days ago

Perched on new Segways and wearing snappy new uniforms, West Palm Beach’s parking meter monitors have a new assignment: They’ll be “parking ambassadors,” not grim-faced enforcers, said Parking System Administrator Ed Davis, himself a new fixture at city hall. At Davis’ request, the city commission this week approved...
NEW: West Palm OKs $25M incentive for Transit Village project
 West Palm Beach has long-since approved the proposal for Transit Village on the western side of downtown. Developer Michael Masanoff has promised a master project that will link train, bus and car commuters with the business district, while creating apartments, workforce housing, a hotel and offices that generate jobs and spurs economic revival...

Posted: 8 days ago

West Palm Beach has long-since approved the proposal for Transit Village on the western side of downtown. Developer Michael Masanoff has promised a master project that will link train, bus and car commuters with the business district, while creating apartments, workforce housing, a hotel and offices that generate jobs and spurs economic revival...
Can they do it? West Palm 1920s building preps for a 1.5-mile move
 The Edgewater had a good run on Gardenia Street, but now it’s time to move on down the road. The 1920’s-era rooming house at 316 Gardenia, a little ragged around the edges but not bad looking considering its 90-plus years in the Florida heat, is headed for a new life as a bed and breakfast in the city’s Historic Northwest...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Edgewater had a good run on Gardenia Street, but now it’s time to move on down the road. The 1920’s-era rooming house at 316 Gardenia, a little ragged around the edges but not bad looking considering its 90-plus years in the Florida heat, is headed for a new life as a bed and breakfast in the city’s Historic Northwest...
Site of horrific Dunbar rape reopens as senior complex 10 years later
 Ten years since a violent spring culminated in one of the most horrific crimes in city history, Dunbar Village was reborn Friday as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex, feted by dozens of city and county dignitaries and residents looking to a future of grace, comfort and prosperity. In place of the scary public apartments razed in the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Ten years since a violent spring culminated in one of the most horrific crimes in city history, Dunbar Village was reborn Friday as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex, feted by dozens of city and county dignitaries and residents looking to a future of grace, comfort and prosperity. In place of the scary public apartments razed in the...
Why Serena Williams’ baby shower at beloved West Palm diner almost didn’t happen
 They called over and over. Each time the staffers at Nick’s 50’s Diner told them no, the diner doesn’t do catering or parties. Owner Alyssa Cannon, who’s been working at the Okeechobee Boulevard diner since it was her dad’s and she was 10, said Thursday she’s thankful the place is such a success they...

Posted: 11 days ago

They called over and over. Each time the staffers at Nick’s 50’s Diner told them no, the diner doesn’t do catering or parties. Owner Alyssa Cannon, who’s been working at the Okeechobee Boulevard diner since it was her dad’s and she was 10, said Thursday she’s thankful the place is such a success they...