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Astros’ World Series trophy visits today’s county commission meeting
 As the first Palm Beach County Commission meeting of the year got underway Tuesday, a crowd of people gathered in one spot in front of the dais. Cell phone cameras flashed. People crowded around, waiting for their turn to take pictures. RELATED: Where baseball goes beyond and inspires: Tryouts for team of amputees The public wasn’t...

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As the first Palm Beach County Commission meeting of the year got underway Tuesday, a crowd of people gathered in one spot in front of the dais. Cell phone cameras flashed. People crowded around, waiting for their turn to take pictures. RELATED: Where baseball goes beyond and inspires: Tryouts for team of amputees The public wasn’t...
Interim fire chief out to calm department facing harassment suits
 Nearly three decades ago, when Michael Mackey of Miami was looking to begin his career as a firefighter, his father suggested he consider Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Mackey knew other municipal departments could offer better pay — as much as $10,000 per year more. But Mackey’s father, an engineer with the city of Miami...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Nearly three decades ago, when Michael Mackey of Miami was looking to begin his career as a firefighter, his father suggested he consider Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Mackey knew other municipal departments could offer better pay — as much as $10,000 per year more. But Mackey’s father, an engineer with the city of Miami...
Former PBC Fire Rescue chief Collins says he wants his job back
 Former Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeffrey Collins, who resigned in the aftermath of sexual harassment and retaliation complaints that have rocked the department, said Friday he wants his job back. During a 22-minute press conference at the law offices of his attorneys in Boca Raton, Collins, a 21-year veteran of the department, said...

Posted: 4 days ago

Former Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeffrey Collins, who resigned in the aftermath of sexual harassment and retaliation complaints that have rocked the department, said Friday he wants his job back. During a 22-minute press conference at the law offices of his attorneys in Boca Raton, Collins, a 21-year veteran of the department, said...
Baer pictured on Time cover with other female office-seekers
 Lauren Baer Attorney Lauren Baer, challenging U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, in Florida’s District 18 congressional race, is 
            pictured on this month’s issue of Time magazine with other women running for Congress. The magazine shows pictures of the women on the cover promoting a piece called “The Avengers...

Posted: 5 days ago

Lauren Baer Attorney Lauren Baer, challenging U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, in Florida’s District 18 congressional race, is pictured on this month’s issue of Time magazine with other women running for Congress. The magazine shows pictures of the women on the cover promoting a piece called “The Avengers...
Baker makes clear her interim pick, not Collins, leads Fire Rescue
 Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker made it clear Wednesday that interim Fire Rescue Chief Michael Mackey — not former chief Jeffrey Collins — leads the department now in the wake of sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuits filed by several employees. Collins resigned on Friday, but he rescinded that resignation on...

Posted: 5 days ago

Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker made it clear Wednesday that interim Fire Rescue Chief Michael Mackey — not former chief Jeffrey Collins — leads the department now in the wake of sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuits filed by several employees. Collins resigned on Friday, but he rescinded that resignation on...
Palm Beach County ‘on fire’ in economy, housing, Baker says
 The economy — and the housing market — are “on fire” in Palm Beach County, Administrator Verdenia Baker said in her annual ‘State of the County’ address at the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Wednesday morning. “No one wants to go to a location where nothing’s happening...

Posted: 6 days ago

The economy — and the housing market — are “on fire” in Palm Beach County, Administrator Verdenia Baker said in her annual ‘State of the County’ address at the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Wednesday morning. “No one wants to go to a location where nothing’s happening...
Letter from female firefighters urged chief’s firing before he resigned
 All sides in what is now a mushrooming scandal of alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and cover-up within Palm Beach County Fire Rescue were girding Tuesday for what could become a bitter legal battle after Chief Jeffrey Collins rescinded the resignation his lawyer said he was forced to offer last week. The resignation, the rescinding...

Posted: 6 days ago

All sides in what is now a mushrooming scandal of alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and cover-up within Palm Beach County Fire Rescue were girding Tuesday for what could become a bitter legal battle after Chief Jeffrey Collins rescinded the resignation his lawyer said he was forced to offer last week. The resignation, the rescinding...
Baer, Mast raise big bucks in close-watched Florida congressional race
 Attorney Lauren Baer has now raised $575,000 in her bid to defeat U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in what will be one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country this year. Mast, R-Palm City, has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, a factor Democrats hope will weaken him with voters in District 18, which includes northern...

Posted: 11 days ago

Attorney Lauren Baer has now raised $575,000 in her bid to defeat U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in what will be one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country this year. Mast, R-Palm City, has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, a factor Democrats hope will weaken him with voters in District 18, which includes northern...
Slosberg rips PBC legislative affairs director over driver’s ed funding
 State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, issued a sharply worded statement Sunday criticizing a Palm Beach County staff member she says backed legislation that would have dramatically reduced funding for driver’s education programs. The criticism was unusual in targeting a staff member who typically works at the direction of the county...

Posted: 15 days ago

State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, issued a sharply worded statement Sunday criticizing a Palm Beach County staff member she says backed legislation that would have dramatically reduced funding for driver’s education programs. The criticism was unusual in targeting a staff member who typically works at the direction of the county...
Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets on Iran’s ‘oppressive regime’
 Update 2:45 p,.m.: Trump’s motorcade has departed from Trump International Golf Club and is heading back to Mar-a-Lago. The president had the motorcade slow down as it traveled on Southern Boulevard so he could wave at supporters waving flags and holding up signs.   He is not expected to leave Mar-a-Lago for the rest...

Posted: 23 days ago

Update 2:45 p,.m.: Trump’s motorcade has departed from Trump International Golf Club and is heading back to Mar-a-Lago. The president had the motorcade slow down as it traveled on Southern Boulevard so he could wave at supporters waving flags and holding up signs.   He is not expected to leave Mar-a-Lago for the rest...
NEW: At Trump International, President Trump praises Coast Guard
 Friday was another day of golf for President Donald Trump, who capped his visit to Trump International Golf Club with a photo call featuring members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Strolling toward a waiting group of 60 guardsmen, Trump praised the Guard for its work helping Americans who had been menaced by hurricanes and apocalyptic...

Posted: 24 days ago

Friday was another day of golf for President Donald Trump, who capped his visit to Trump International Golf Club with a photo call featuring members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Strolling toward a waiting group of 60 guardsmen, Trump praised the Guard for its work helping Americans who had been menaced by hurricanes and apocalyptic...
Trump in Palm Beach: President shuts down his golf club to play with Coast Guard
 President Trump shut down his exclusive  golf course on Summit Boulevard Friday to allow members of the U.S. Coast Guard to hold a tournament there.  The president played the course earlier, reaching the 17th hole, where he met with Coast Guard personnel and took a picture with them.  No questions were allowed as Trump praised...

Posted: 25 days ago

President Trump shut down his exclusive  golf course on Summit Boulevard Friday to allow members of the U.S. Coast Guard to hold a tournament there.  The president played the course earlier, reaching the 17th hole, where he met with Coast Guard personnel and took a picture with them.  No questions were allowed as Trump praised...
Trump spends quiet day in Palm Beach County — except on Twitter
 President Donald Trump spent a relatively quiet day in Palm Beach County Thursday, enjoying another visit to one of his golf clubs while many other local residents were enjoying holiday breaks, too. The administration again provided no details on whether the president golfed or simply relaxed at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated...

Posted: 25 days ago

President Donald Trump spent a relatively quiet day in Palm Beach County Thursday, enjoying another visit to one of his golf clubs while many other local residents were enjoying holiday breaks, too. The administration again provided no details on whether the president golfed or simply relaxed at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated...
Trump stops at West Palm Fire Rescue station after day at golf club
 President Donald Trump capped a day spent largely at one of his golf clubs Wednesday with a brief visit to a West Palm Beach Fire Rescue station. Firefighters and paramedics at Fire Station 2 on Dixie Highway south of Southern Boulevard formed a semi-circle around the president as he took pictures with them, shook hands with them and thanked...

Posted: 26 days ago

President Donald Trump capped a day spent largely at one of his golf clubs Wednesday with a brief visit to a West Palm Beach Fire Rescue station. Firefighters and paramedics at Fire Station 2 on Dixie Highway south of Southern Boulevard formed a semi-circle around the president as he took pictures with them, shook hands with them and thanked...
Garbage rate hike likely coming after PBC delays awarding contract 
 Palm Beach County commissioners voted Wednesday to delay the awarding of garbage hauling contracts so new programs can be established to give minority- and women-owned firms a better chance of winning bids from the Solid Waste Authority. That means property owners in the unincorporated areas of the county likely will see an increase...

1:25 AM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Palm Beach County commissioners voted Wednesday to delay the awarding of garbage hauling contracts so new programs can be established to give minority- and women-owned firms a better chance of winning bids from the Solid Waste Authority. That means property owners in the unincorporated areas of the county likely will see an increase...
Lawsuits claim harassment, retaliation at PBC Fire Rescue’s top levels
 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Division Chief Chris Hoch was reprimanded earlier this year for violating county policy after a female subordinate complained in 2015 that he made inappropriate sexual comments about her and repeated “rumors” she was having sex with her supervisor, documents obtained by The Palm Beach Post show. Sixteen...

10:33 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Division Chief Chris Hoch was reprimanded earlier this year for violating county policy after a female subordinate complained in 2015 that he made inappropriate sexual comments about her and repeated “rumors” she was having sex with her supervisor, documents obtained by The Palm Beach Post show. Sixteen...
Palm Beach county is first to ban conversion therapy in Florida
 Palm Beach County on Tuesday became the first county in Florida to ban the controversial practice of conversion therapy for minors, setting up a potential legal battle with those who see the move as an illegal infringement of their freedom of religion and speech. Eight cities within the county, including Wellington, West...

3:09 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Palm Beach County on Tuesday became the first county in Florida to ban the controversial practice of conversion therapy for minors, setting up a potential legal battle with those who see the move as an illegal infringement of their freedom of religion and speech. Eight cities within the county, including Wellington, West...
Another study shows minorities, women fare poorly in PBC contracting
 Firms owned by minorities and women got only a sliver of the contracts their presence in Palm Beach County suggests they should have received, according to a county-wide study commissioners received Tuesday. The study, which cost $750,000, is the second to show large disparities between the contracting opportunities afforded to firms owned...

1:31 AM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Firms owned by minorities and women got only a sliver of the contracts their presence in Palm Beach County suggests they should have received, according to a county-wide study commissioners received Tuesday. The study, which cost $750,000, is the second to show large disparities between the contracting opportunities afforded to firms owned...
Palm Beach County is first county in Florida to ban conversion therapy
 Palm Beach County on Tuesday became the first county in Florida to ban the controversial practice of conversion therapy for minors, setting up a potential legal battle with those who see the move as an illegal infringement of their freedom of religion and speech. Eight cities within the county, including Wellington, West Palm Beach and Boca...

5:20 PM Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

Palm Beach County on Tuesday became the first county in Florida to ban the controversial practice of conversion therapy for minors, setting up a potential legal battle with those who see the move as an illegal infringement of their freedom of religion and speech. Eight cities within the county, including Wellington, West Palm Beach and Boca...
Two hot topics on agenda for Palm Beach County Commission
 Palm Beach County commissioners will tackle a pair of hot button issues today — a proposed ban on the controversial practice of conversion therapy and a county-wide disparity study. Both issues have generated strong support and opposition. Conversion therapy, a form of treatment aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation...

9:00 PM Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Palm Beach County commissioners will tackle a pair of hot button issues today — a proposed ban on the controversial practice of conversion therapy and a county-wide disparity study. Both issues have generated strong support and opposition. Conversion therapy, a form of treatment aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation...
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