Matt Morgan

General Assignment Reporter

Matt Morgan is a general assignment reporter for Palm Beach Daily News.

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Palm Beach mayor focuses on budget, upcoming projects in speech
 In her State of the Town address at the annual Palm Beach Civic Association awards meeting Monday, Mayor Gail Coniglio kept reiterating the need to trim costs and to make small adjustments to the budget going forward. Coniglio said she’s happy with the town’s current financial situation, but she frequently steered back to...

Posted: 2 days ago

In her State of the Town address at the annual Palm Beach Civic Association awards meeting Monday, Mayor Gail Coniglio kept reiterating the need to trim costs and to make small adjustments to the budget going forward. Coniglio said she’s happy with the town’s current financial situation, but she frequently steered back to...
Palm Beach Town Council OKs lunchtime valet service at Cucina
 The Cucina  lunchtime rush may be easier to navigate for drivers from now on. The Palm Beach Town Council voted unanimously to approve valet operations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the restaurant on Royal Poinciana Way. The setup will be the same as the dinner valet where drivers pull into one of two valet spaces in front of the restaurant...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Cucina lunchtime rush may be easier to navigate for drivers from now on. The Palm Beach Town Council voted unanimously to approve valet operations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the restaurant on Royal Poinciana Way. The setup will be the same as the dinner valet where drivers pull into one of two valet spaces in front of the restaurant...
Former Sen. LeMieux: South Florida could be ‘capital of Americas’
 Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux has a pretty rosy view of the future of the Sunshine State. Just how great does he think it’ll become? LeMieux said South Florida has a chance to be “the capital of the Americas” as wealth floods out of the Northeast United States and successful immigrants come up from the south. It&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux has a pretty rosy view of the future of the Sunshine State. Just how great does he think it’ll become? LeMieux said South Florida has a chance to be “the capital of the Americas” as wealth floods out of the Northeast United States and successful immigrants come up from the south. It&rsquo...
New book lists Florida’s most influential people
 Some of the most influential people in the history of Florida include household names such as Henry Flagler, Walt Disney and … Fidel Castro? According to a new book from former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux and co-author Laura Mize, the late Cuban dictator’s unlikely role in molding the Sunshine State had to do with his authoritarian...

Posted: 5 days ago

Some of the most influential people in the history of Florida include household names such as Henry Flagler, Walt Disney and … Fidel Castro? According to a new book from former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux and co-author Laura Mize, the late Cuban dictator’s unlikely role in molding the Sunshine State had to do with his authoritarian...
Palm Beach Town Council axes idea of retractable awning over Via Bice
 Sorry, Bice  regulars: A retractable awning will not be installed over the outside dining area to protect you from the elements. The Palm BeachTown Council voted 3-2 on Wednesday to deny the proposal for the awning over Via Bice and separately voted 3-2 to send the design of the rest of the face-lift plan for the via back to the Architectural...

Posted: 7 days ago

Sorry, Bice regulars: A retractable awning will not be installed over the outside dining area to protect you from the elements. The Palm BeachTown Council voted 3-2 on Wednesday to deny the proposal for the awning over Via Bice and separately voted 3-2 to send the design of the rest of the face-lift plan for the via back to the Architectural...
Negotiations between Royal Poinciana Plaza, playhouse tenant faltering
 The revitalized Royal Poinciana Plaza has come together and been performing better than anyone involved expected, an Up Markets representative said Tuesday. But the dark cloud plaguing the project has gotten darker. In her bi-monthly update to the Palm Beach Town Council, development project manager Alexandra Patterson said the deal that...

Posted: 9 days ago

The revitalized Royal Poinciana Plaza has come together and been performing better than anyone involved expected, an Up Markets representative said Tuesday. But the dark cloud plaguing the project has gotten darker. In her bi-monthly update to the Palm Beach Town Council, development project manager Alexandra Patterson said the deal that...
Outdoor yoga classes a hit at Royal Poinciana Plaza
 Experienced and new yoga students alike say they feel a different energy when they are doing the poses outside rather than on a hard wood floor in an air-conditioned room. That’s why many Haute Yoga students were thrilled when the Palm Beach Town Council approved Royal Poinciana Plaza’s request to allow outdoor events like...

Posted: 10 days ago

Experienced and new yoga students alike say they feel a different energy when they are doing the poses outside rather than on a hard wood floor in an air-conditioned room. That’s why many Haute Yoga students were thrilled when the Palm Beach Town Council approved Royal Poinciana Plaza’s request to allow outdoor events like...
B. Peterson moves in Palm Beach, from Phipps Plaza to South County Road
 Benjamin Peterson opened his hardware and design shop B. Peterson more than two years ago in Phipps Plaza, and business is doing so well he is moving up in town.  Or at least around the corner to South County Road, where he’ll have a larger showroom and more visibility to passing traffic. “We were at capacity,&rdquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Benjamin Peterson opened his hardware and design shop B. Peterson more than two years ago in Phipps Plaza, and business is doing so well he is moving up in town.  Or at least around the corner to South County Road, where he’ll have a larger showroom and more visibility to passing traffic. “We were at capacity,&rdquo...
Parking meters coming to Worth Avenue? Business owners weigh in
 At the Worth Avenue Association meeting Wednesday, President Marley Herring asked the group of business owners and managers how many would support installing parking meters on the Avenue. Dozens of attendees were in the room. Zero hands went up. The Town Council soon will consider options to make changes to parking throughout the island,...

Posted: 15 days ago

At the Worth Avenue Association meeting Wednesday, President Marley Herring asked the group of business owners and managers how many would support installing parking meters on the Avenue. Dozens of attendees were in the room. Zero hands went up. The Town Council soon will consider options to make changes to parking throughout the island,...
Beach construction project starts near Gulfstream Road in Palm Beach
 Beach-goers and vehicles alike would be wise to avoid South Ocean Boulevard between Gulfstream Road and Chilean Avenue for the next six weeks while workers start and finish a sand retention project.  The street will be reduced to one lane going north and south to make room for construction equipment and trucks. The beach also closed...

Posted: 16 days ago

Beach-goers and vehicles alike would be wise to avoid South Ocean Boulevard between Gulfstream Road and Chilean Avenue for the next six weeks while workers start and finish a sand retention project.  The street will be reduced to one lane going north and south to make room for construction equipment and trucks. The beach also closed...
Living to 100: Palm Beach Civic Association event focuses on longevity
 As people are living longer, doctors are homing in on the secrets to longevity — which were shared recently by a panel of medical professionals to a packed audience at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. The March 20 event, sponsored by the Palm Beach Civic Association, was called “Live to be 100 with a High Quality Palm...

Posted: 16 days ago

As people are living longer, doctors are homing in on the secrets to longevity — which were shared recently by a panel of medical professionals to a packed audience at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. The March 20 event, sponsored by the Palm Beach Civic Association, was called “Live to be 100 with a High Quality Palm...