Jodie Wagner

Jodie Wagner covers high school sports for the Palm Beach Post. She came to the Post in 1996 and worked as a copy editor, sports reporter and Neighborhood Post staffer before moving to her current beat in 2014. She is a Florida State University graduate. High School Buzz blog Youth Sports Daily blog

Latest from Jodie Wagner

SunPass customer starts petition to waive tolls citing botched upgrade
 Mike DiMauro drives food delivery trucks for a living, and spends much of his time traveling Florida’s toll roads. He can’t afford to pay for the tolls he accrues for his employer, and he doesn’t think other SunPass customers should for theirs either. On July 6, the Orlando resident started a petition asking SunPass to waive...

Posted: 2 days ago

Mike DiMauro drives food delivery trucks for a living, and spends much of his time traveling Florida’s toll roads. He can’t afford to pay for the tolls he accrues for his employer, and he doesn’t think other SunPass customers should for theirs either. On July 6, the Orlando resident started a petition asking SunPass to waive...
Hobe Sound doesn’t need more government, incorporation opponents say
 There are two sides to every story, and the opponents of Hobe Sound incorporation efforts want to make sure theirs is heard. For the past three years, a group of pro-incorporation residents has fought to get a referendum on the ballot that would let voters decide if they wanted the town of 13,308 to become Martin County’s sixth...

Posted: 3 days ago

There are two sides to every story, and the opponents of Hobe Sound incorporation efforts want to make sure theirs is heard. For the past three years, a group of pro-incorporation residents has fought to get a referendum on the ballot that would let voters decide if they wanted the town of 13,308 to become Martin County’s sixth...
Home Depot expansion project wins OK from Jupiter
 The town’s only Home Depot is getting a makeover. The home improvement supplies store on West Indiantown Road won unanimous approval from the town council Tuesday night to demolish the vacant Sports Authority building next door as well as a portion of the existing Home Depot building and construct a 39,575-square foot expansion. Sports...

Posted: 3 days ago

The town’s only Home Depot is getting a makeover. The home improvement supplies store on West Indiantown Road won unanimous approval from the town council Tuesday night to demolish the vacant Sports Authority building next door as well as a portion of the existing Home Depot building and construct a 39,575-square foot expansion. Sports...
Jupiter Medical Center wins town approval for NICU, new entrance way
 Jupiter Medical Center’s proposal to add an intensive care unit for newborns as well as a new main entrance won approval from the town council on a 3-0 vote Tuesday night. Vice-Mayor Ron Delaney was absent from Tuesday’s council meeting, while councilor Ilan Kaufer abstained from the vote. Kaufer sits on JMC’s corporate...

Posted: 4 days ago

Jupiter Medical Center’s proposal to add an intensive care unit for newborns as well as a new main entrance won approval from the town council on a 3-0 vote Tuesday night. Vice-Mayor Ron Delaney was absent from Tuesday’s council meeting, while councilor Ilan Kaufer abstained from the vote. Kaufer sits on JMC’s corporate...
New configuration permanently closes two lanes of U.S. 1 in Tequesta
 A $3.2 million project to reconfigure 1.4 miles of road on U.S. 1 between Beach Road and County Line Road has permanently closed the outside northbound and southbound lanes. Two lanes will remain in either direction as part of the Florida Department of Transportation project, which began in November and is expected to be complete by the end...

Posted: 5 days ago

A $3.2 million project to reconfigure 1.4 miles of road on U.S. 1 between Beach Road and County Line Road has permanently closed the outside northbound and southbound lanes. Two lanes will remain in either direction as part of the Florida Department of Transportation project, which began in November and is expected to be complete by the end...
State to withhold payments to SunPass vendor until upgrade complete
 The vendor responsible for the messy rollout of the state’s new SunPass customer service system won’t get paid until the system is fully operational, the Florida Department of Transportation said in a release issued Monday. Conduent State & Local Solutions, which has an electronic tolling contract with the state worth $287 million...

Posted: 6 days ago

The vendor responsible for the messy rollout of the state’s new SunPass customer service system won’t get paid until the system is fully operational, the Florida Department of Transportation said in a release issued Monday. Conduent State & Local Solutions, which has an electronic tolling contract with the state worth $287 million...
Wellington to get county’s first specialized memory care group home
 Palm Beach County’s first memory care group home designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities is set to open just after the New Year in 2020. The home, in the Little Ranches area of Wellington, will be built and operated by the Palm Beach Habilitation Center, a private, nonprofit organization based in Palm Springs...

Posted: 8 days ago

Palm Beach County’s first memory care group home designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities is set to open just after the New Year in 2020. The home, in the Little Ranches area of Wellington, will be built and operated by the Palm Beach Habilitation Center, a private, nonprofit organization based in Palm Springs...
Build-A-Bear promotion yields vouchers, not bears, for some customers
 After waiting in long lines Thursday at Build-A-Bear stores, some customers walked away with stuffed animals. Others got vouchers. The chain’s first-ever Pay Your Age Day event, in which parents could pay their child’s current age for a plush bear, drew huge crowds to Build-A-Bear locations throughout the country. As a result...

Posted: 9 days ago

After waiting in long lines Thursday at Build-A-Bear stores, some customers walked away with stuffed animals. Others got vouchers. The chain’s first-ever Pay Your Age Day event, in which parents could pay their child’s current age for a plush bear, drew huge crowds to Build-A-Bear locations throughout the country. As a result...
PB County clerk’s office now takes credit card payments by phone
 The Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s office announced Friday that it is accepting credit card payments over the phone for those with traffic tickets and criminal court fines or fees. The service is designed to make it easier for customers to meet their court-ordered financial obligations. The Clerk’s office has contracted...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller’s office announced Friday that it is accepting credit card payments over the phone for those with traffic tickets and criminal court fines or fees. The service is designed to make it easier for customers to meet their court-ordered financial obligations. The Clerk’s office has contracted...
Belle Glade football stadium to get $3 million in renovations
 Glades Pioneer Park is getting a major face-lift. The Orange Bowl Committee and Palm Beach County broke ground Wednesday for a $3 million renovation of the existing football stadium and field at the park, which is home to the Glades Youth Football League. The league is a member of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, a nonprofit sports...

Posted: 11 days ago

Glades Pioneer Park is getting a major face-lift. The Orange Bowl Committee and Palm Beach County broke ground Wednesday for a $3 million renovation of the existing football stadium and field at the park, which is home to the Glades Youth Football League. The league is a member of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, a nonprofit sports...
Do business in Jupiter? It’s time to renew your business tax receipt
 Business tax receipt renewal season in Jupiter has begun. Business tax receipts, or BTRs, are annual taxes collected by the town from all businesses located in the town or those that do business within town limits. BTR renewals began July 1 and will run through Oct. 31. BTR customers can access their records online via the new Jupiter Community...

Posted: 11 days ago

Business tax receipt renewal season in Jupiter has begun. Business tax receipts, or BTRs, are annual taxes collected by the town from all businesses located in the town or those that do business within town limits. BTR renewals began July 1 and will run through Oct. 31. BTR customers can access their records online via the new Jupiter Community...