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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West Palm events highlight school safety concerns
 Two events are scheduled in West Palm Beach today to address school violence, in the wake of last week’s mass murder at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Hannah Karcinell, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, will address a 6 p.m. Community Engagement Forum hosted by City Commissioner Shanon Materio at the South Olive Community...

Posted: 37 minutes ago

Two events are scheduled in West Palm Beach today to address school violence, in the wake of last week’s mass murder at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Hannah Karcinell, a survivor of the Parkland shooting, will address a 6 p.m. Community Engagement Forum hosted by City Commissioner Shanon Materio at the South Olive Community...
NEW: West Palm group wary road work will affect 1928 storm mass grave
 It’s a quiet stretch of lawn that belies the intensity of events that made it that way. It’s hard to put yourself there emotionally, 90 years later. But if it helps to relate, imagine how you felt this week with news of the 17 slaughtered without warning in Parkland. Then imagine 674 sisters, brothers, grandparents, toddlers,...

Posted: a day ago

It’s a quiet stretch of lawn that belies the intensity of events that made it that way. It’s hard to put yourself there emotionally, 90 years later. But if it helps to relate, imagine how you felt this week with news of the 17 slaughtered without warning in Parkland. Then imagine 674 sisters, brothers, grandparents, toddlers,...
Downtown West Palm buildings from 1930 moving aside for office tower
 Two downtown buildings from 1930 will be moved to make way for a Class A office tower, under a deal tentatively approved this week by the city commission. The board unanimously approved selling the buildings at 464 Fern St. to Linton Jog Associates, Ltd., for $1.3 million. The buyer would move the old two-story offices, which formerly housed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Two downtown buildings from 1930 will be moved to make way for a Class A office tower, under a deal tentatively approved this week by the city commission. The board unanimously approved selling the buildings at 464 Fern St. to Linton Jog Associates, Ltd., for $1.3 million. The buyer would move the old two-story offices, which formerly housed...
New first name for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: Fitteam
 Ladies and gentlemen, on first base: The Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. And at second, third and home, too. The Palm Beach Gardens “healthy lifestyle company,” which got naming rights to the Palm Beaches Marathon last winter, on Friday signed a 12-year naming deal for the county’s newest baseball complex. The...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ladies and gentlemen, on first base: The Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. And at second, third and home, too. The Palm Beach Gardens “healthy lifestyle company,” which got naming rights to the Palm Beaches Marathon last winter, on Friday signed a 12-year naming deal for the county’s newest baseball complex. The...
West Palm lawyer takes helm at Florida’s largest law firm
 A West Palm Beach trial lawyer, David Spector, became chairman and CEO this month at Akerman LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Spector, 46, a Palm Beach County lawyer since he got his law degree at the University of Miami, said he hopes to continue the client-centered strategy that has seen the firm grow to more than 650 lawyers...

Posted: 3 days ago

A West Palm Beach trial lawyer, David Spector, became chairman and CEO this month at Akerman LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Spector, 46, a Palm Beach County lawyer since he got his law degree at the University of Miami, said he hopes to continue the client-centered strategy that has seen the firm grow to more than 650 lawyers...
Developer to pour $86 million into reviving West Palm golf course
 Developer American Links will orchestrate an $86 million rejuvenation of the 196-acre West Palm Beach municipal golf course — to reopen as soon as January — along with a Topgolf entertainment franchise and a hotel or clubhouse. The selection by commissioners is huge economic development news in West Palm’s south end. &ldquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

Developer American Links will orchestrate an $86 million rejuvenation of the 196-acre West Palm Beach municipal golf course — to reopen as soon as January — along with a Topgolf entertainment franchise and a hotel or clubhouse. The selection by commissioners is huge economic development news in West Palm’s south end. &ldquo...
NEW: Will a $25 late fee cost a West Palm Beach man his $340,000 home?
 David Silva didn’t believe he deserved the $25 late fee when his condo switched property managers and his $282 maintenance check for June 2015 wasn’t deposited. He still doesn’t. He paid the maintenance bill when he found out that August it was overdue. But by this year, the late fee and the ones that came after it, which...

Posted: 6 days ago

David Silva didn’t believe he deserved the $25 late fee when his condo switched property managers and his $282 maintenance check for June 2015 wasn’t deposited. He still doesn’t. He paid the maintenance bill when he found out that August it was overdue. But by this year, the late fee and the ones that came after it, which...
Students’ West Palm creative intersection graphic wins award for city
 The purple palms and mango sun splashed color on the gray pavement at Tamarind Avenue and Fern Street and added an element of safety for students who crossed at the intersection every day — including those who designed the work. The graphic, titled “Walks of Life,” brought a measure of acclaim to the city as well, and to...

Posted: 10 days ago

The purple palms and mango sun splashed color on the gray pavement at Tamarind Avenue and Fern Street and added an element of safety for students who crossed at the intersection every day — including those who designed the work. The graphic, titled “Walks of Life,” brought a measure of acclaim to the city as well, and to...
Saturday’s Science of Chocolate is a dream day for kids (and adults!)
 1. Science of Chocolate. The 13th annual Science of Chocolate at the Science Center is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North. Guests experience how chocolate is made, learn the chemical properties of the sweet treat and discover the potential health benefits. A never-ending...

Posted: 10 days ago

1. Science of Chocolate. The 13th annual Science of Chocolate at the Science Center is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North. Guests experience how chocolate is made, learn the chemical properties of the sweet treat and discover the potential health benefits. A never-ending...
Neighbors tangle over cutting huge 100-year-old banyan tree branches
 Bongsoon Zubay moved to 124 Monroe Drive in 2011 in the Southland Park neighborhood and almost from the start got after her backyard neighbors about trimming their banyan tree, which hangs over her house. It isn’t just any banyan. It’s at least 100 years old and creates such a magnificent canopy over the yellow, two-story home...

Posted: 11 days ago

Bongsoon Zubay moved to 124 Monroe Drive in 2011 in the Southland Park neighborhood and almost from the start got after her backyard neighbors about trimming their banyan tree, which hangs over her house. It isn’t just any banyan. It’s at least 100 years old and creates such a magnificent canopy over the yellow, two-story home...
West Palm sues U.S. to affirm pro-immigrant ‘Welcoming City’ stance
 Threatened with loss of police grants, West Palm Beach countered Tuesday by suing the Department of Justice, asking a U.S. court to declare the city’s 2017 Welcoming City resolution compliant with federal law and put an end to the threats, which are aimed to win local help in deportations. “Prior to filing this lawsuit, the City...

Posted: 13 days ago

Threatened with loss of police grants, West Palm Beach countered Tuesday by suing the Department of Justice, asking a U.S. court to declare the city’s 2017 Welcoming City resolution compliant with federal law and put an end to the threats, which are aimed to win local help in deportations. “Prior to filing this lawsuit, the City...