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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As West Palm grows, city has ideas to make downtown parking easier
 As much as 20 percent of downtown traffic is caused by cars circling for open parking spaces, according to Deputy City Administrator Scott Kelly. Here’s another fun fact: Despite the fact that downtown parking spaces are at a premium, two full floors of the public garage at Clematis Street and Sapodilla Avenue are reserved for cars...

Posted: a day ago

As much as 20 percent of downtown traffic is caused by cars circling for open parking spaces, according to Deputy City Administrator Scott Kelly. Here’s another fun fact: Despite the fact that downtown parking spaces are at a premium, two full floors of the public garage at Clematis Street and Sapodilla Avenue are reserved for cars...
NEW: FAA OKs developer Greene’s One West Palm 30-story towers
 UPDATED Developer Jeff Greene to city: One West Palm is gonna happen. The last hurdle has been cleared for West Palm Beach’s first luxury office tower in years and its accompanying hotel and apartment tower, with a determination Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration that the two 30-story downtown buildings would not interfere...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPDATED Developer Jeff Greene to city: One West Palm is gonna happen. The last hurdle has been cleared for West Palm Beach’s first luxury office tower in years and its accompanying hotel and apartment tower, with a determination Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration that the two 30-story downtown buildings would not interfere...
Quadrille Boulevard a danger zone for downtown West Palm pedestrians
 As police search for the Mazda SUV that struck a Tennessee couple Sunday night near CityPlace, city and regional officials say they’re facing up to the broader problem of how to keep pedestrians safe in a downtown burgeoning with development. The hit-and-run accident, at the corner of Quadrille Boulevard and Hibiscus Street, left 47-year-old...

Posted: 4 days ago

As police search for the Mazda SUV that struck a Tennessee couple Sunday night near CityPlace, city and regional officials say they’re facing up to the broader problem of how to keep pedestrians safe in a downtown burgeoning with development. The hit-and-run accident, at the corner of Quadrille Boulevard and Hibiscus Street, left 47-year-old...
Florida couple discovers tunnel in home once used by bootleggers
 In retrospect, you can imagine 1920s-era cars racing up the back roads of Florida, revenuers hot on their tails as the bootleggers screech into darkened garages. It’s not what you imagine when you buy a West Palm Beach home these days. But sometimes history is waiting for you in the basement, as George and Barbarann Paddick discovered...

Posted: 4 days ago

In retrospect, you can imagine 1920s-era cars racing up the back roads of Florida, revenuers hot on their tails as the bootleggers screech into darkened garages. It’s not what you imagine when you buy a West Palm Beach home these days. But sometimes history is waiting for you in the basement, as George and Barbarann Paddick discovered...
West Palm couple discovers tunnel in home… and its 1920s secrets
 In retrospect you can imagine 1920s-era cars racing up the back roads of Northwood Hills, revenuers hot on their tails as the bootleggers screech into darkened garages. It’s just not what you imagine when you buy a West Palm Beach home these days. But sometimes history is waiting for you in the basement, as George and Barbarann Paddick...

Posted: 5 days ago

In retrospect you can imagine 1920s-era cars racing up the back roads of Northwood Hills, revenuers hot on their tails as the bootleggers screech into darkened garages. It’s just not what you imagine when you buy a West Palm Beach home these days. But sometimes history is waiting for you in the basement, as George and Barbarann Paddick...
Riviera recall organizers pledge lawsuit to fight signatures’ rejection
 Organizers petitioning to recall three city council members say they’ll sue to undo the county election supervisor’s rejection of the nearly 9,000 signatures they collected, saying the rejection was based on incorrect information about when they started the effort. John Whittles, the group’s attorney, said at a City...

Posted: 7 days ago

Organizers petitioning to recall three city council members say they’ll sue to undo the county election supervisor’s rejection of the nearly 9,000 signatures they collected, saying the rejection was based on incorrect information about when they started the effort. John Whittles, the group’s attorney, said at a City...
West Palm mayor asks for police gear, drug crisis help from lawmakers
 For a sense of the times we live in, ask West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio what’s on her holiday wish list. The mayor is in Tallahassee this week to lobby lawmakers for help with city priorities. West Palm might be a city of modest size but it’s dealing with issues of national scope, from presidential security to opioid...

Posted: 8 days ago

For a sense of the times we live in, ask West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio what’s on her holiday wish list. The mayor is in Tallahassee this week to lobby lawmakers for help with city priorities. West Palm might be a city of modest size but it’s dealing with issues of national scope, from presidential security to opioid...
High-tech golf driving range/entertainment center coming near PBIA
 Golfers dreaming of a long, straight fairway need look no farther than the main runway at Palm Beach International Airport. Then look a little to the northeast and you’ll find it, in computerized form, in a Drive Shack golf entertainment center planned for a 12-acre, former cell phone waiting area at 1600 Belvedere Road. The city commission...

Posted: 8 days ago

Golfers dreaming of a long, straight fairway need look no farther than the main runway at Palm Beach International Airport. Then look a little to the northeast and you’ll find it, in computerized form, in a Drive Shack golf entertainment center planned for a 12-acre, former cell phone waiting area at 1600 Belvedere Road. The city commission...
Mayor's car repossessed during council meeting in Florida
 It wasn’t on the agenda but outside a contentious city council meeting in Riviera Beach, Florida, last month, the mayor’s car was towed away by a repo man. Police records obtained last week through a public information request show that at 6:37 p.m. on Oct. 18, Mayor Thomas Masters’ silver 2014 Subaru was towed...

Posted: 9 days ago

It wasn’t on the agenda but outside a contentious city council meeting in Riviera Beach, Florida, last month, the mayor’s car was towed away by a repo man. Police records obtained last week through a public information request show that at 6:37 p.m. on Oct. 18, Mayor Thomas Masters’ silver 2014 Subaru was towed...