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Renaissance Commons’ final residential phase in Boynton Beach complete
 Construction of the 86-acre Renaissance Commons’ final residential community is complete and a grand-opening event is Friday. The community, called Santorini, has 226 one- and two-bedroom units in two, six-story buildings. It’s on Renaissance Commons Boulevard behind Sage Dental and Jersey Mike’s Subs. Owner Compson Associates...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Construction of the 86-acre Renaissance Commons’ final residential community is complete and a grand-opening event is Friday. The community, called Santorini, has 226 one- and two-bedroom units in two, six-story buildings. It’s on Renaissance Commons Boulevard behind Sage Dental and Jersey Mike’s Subs. Owner Compson Associates...
Boynton to buy programs to improve garbage pick up, 911 dispatch
 Residents could notice an improvement in the city’s 911 dispatch and garbage pick-up services following the 
               City Commission’s
             approval last week for staff to buy upgraded programs for both. The city’s dispatch program now requires call-takers to ask irrelevant information and provides instructions...

Posted: 3 days ago

Residents could notice an improvement in the city’s 911 dispatch and garbage pick-up services following the City Commission’s approval last week for staff to buy upgraded programs for both. The city’s dispatch program now requires call-takers to ask irrelevant information and provides instructions...
Developer proposes more apartments in Boynton Beach, off Gateway
 A developer wants to bring more apartments to the city off 
               Gateway Boulevard
             just east of Renaissance Commons, and would call them Quantum Lake Villas West. Olen Development proposes 104 rental apartments in four, two-story buildings on 4.4 acres. There would be 80 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units. Sign...

Posted: 3 days ago

A developer wants to bring more apartments to the city off Gateway Boulevard just east of Renaissance Commons, and would call them Quantum Lake Villas West. Olen Development proposes 104 rental apartments in four, two-story buildings on 4.4 acres. There would be 80 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units. Sign...
Boynton’s City Hall, police station and library to temporarily move
 Starting this summer, 
               residents
            will pay water bills, check out books and file police reports in a makeshift City Hall, library and police station. The city will temporarily move the three for about two years while the current buildings are torn down to make space for new, up-to-date ones as part of the $250 million...

Posted: 4 days ago

Starting this summer, residents will pay water bills, check out books and file police reports in a makeshift City Hall, library and police station. The city will temporarily move the three for about two years while the current buildings are torn down to make space for new, up-to-date ones as part of the $250 million...
Take a sneak peek inside Boynton’s remodeled historic high school
 When the public visits Boynton Beach’s historic high school next year in its new capacity as a civic and cultural arts center, they’ll see the 1927 building’s original southern pine wood, the terracotta construction, the 12-inch thick walls and its concrete beams. They’ll see the same stairways students and teachers...

Posted: 4 days ago

When the public visits Boynton Beach’s historic high school next year in its new capacity as a civic and cultural arts center, they’ll see the 1927 building’s original southern pine wood, the terracotta construction, the 12-inch thick walls and its concrete beams. They’ll see the same stairways students and teachers...
NEW: More than 70 short films showcased this weekend at Boynton Cinema
 Dante Downey can’t wait to see his video on the big screen at Alco Boynton Cinema this weekend. The 16-year-old junior at SouthTech Academy created a video called “SOFT-MORE” with his friend David Bauer, a senior. The film will be shown at the theater at 9 p.m., Friday and Sunday as part of the 
               Boynton Beach...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dante Downey can’t wait to see his video on the big screen at Alco Boynton Cinema this weekend. The 16-year-old junior at SouthTech Academy created a video called “SOFT-MORE” with his friend David Bauer, a senior. The film will be shown at the theater at 9 p.m., Friday and Sunday as part of the Boynton Beach...
Boynton Beach weekend events: Live music and fishing/chili tourney
 1. Music on the Rocks. 
            The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency will host this free event 6-9 p.m., Friday at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave. The Flyers will perform live. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets. Food trucks, beverages and cocktails will be available. Free parking...

Posted: 5 days ago

1. Music on the Rocks. The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency will host this free event 6-9 p.m., Friday at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E. Ocean Ave. The Flyers will perform live. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets. Food trucks, beverages and cocktails will be available. Free parking...
COBWRA leader to bring focus to mental health, younger communities
 As the new president of the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations, Phil Barlage will pick up where his predecessor left off in planning for an incoming library and 
               park
            and will continue the organization’s work to protect the Agricultural Reserve. Barlage, 69, also plans to increase the coalition&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

As the new president of the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations, Phil Barlage will pick up where his predecessor left off in planning for an incoming library and park and will continue the organization’s work to protect the Agricultural Reserve. Barlage, 69, also plans to increase the coalition&rsquo...
Boynton Beach could see up to 50 donation bins across city
 Residents could see up to 50 bins for unwanted clothing and other items pop up around the city now that 
               Boynton Beach
             officials have decided to partner with a textile recycling company in a deal that promises the former about $100,000 per year at least. The company, 
               Florida Textile Recycling Programs...

Posted: 7 days ago

Residents could see up to 50 bins for unwanted clothing and other items pop up around the city now that Boynton Beach officials have decided to partner with a textile recycling company in a deal that promises the former about $100,000 per year at least. The company, Florida Textile Recycling Programs...
Boynton CRA to buy church site for $3 million for downtown parking
 The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency will pay a church $3 million for its property on Federal Highway, making space available for a potential parking garage to complement the incoming downtown redevelopmentto be built over the next several years as well as a planned train station. The Congregational United Church of Christ...

Posted: 10 days ago

The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency will pay a church $3 million for its property on Federal Highway, making space available for a potential parking garage to complement the incoming downtown redevelopmentto be built over the next several years as well as a planned train station. The Congregational United Church of Christ...
Boynton Beach’s redevelopment plans put nonprofit theater in limbo
 Peter Pagliaro
             always knew this could happen but hoped it never would. Pagliaro is the managing and artistic director of the nonprofit 
               Boynton Beach Playhouse, which operates out of the city’s Madsen Center. The city is embarking on its Town Square redevelopment plans and is demolishing several city buildings...

Posted: 10 days ago

Peter Pagliaro always knew this could happen but hoped it never would. Pagliaro is the managing and artistic director of the nonprofit Boynton Beach Playhouse, which operates out of the city’s Madsen Center. The city is embarking on its Town Square redevelopment plans and is demolishing several city buildings...
Boynton Beach-area woman creates mural out of artist’s paintings
 Jane Burke’s quilts are popular within her family and the Cascade Lakes community she lives in west of Boynton Beach. But one she recently created might be her most popular. The quilt is on display at City Hall through April and then Burke will give it as a gift to artist Brandon Drucker, whose artwork is featured in this year&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Jane Burke’s quilts are popular within her family and the Cascade Lakes community she lives in west of Boynton Beach. But one she recently created might be her most popular. The quilt is on display at City Hall through April and then Burke will give it as a gift to artist Brandon Drucker, whose artwork is featured in this year&rsquo...
Boynton Woman’s Club gives record number of scholarships
 The 
               Boynton Woman’s Club
             has awarded a record eight scholarships to Boynton Beach residents planning to attend a Florida college in the fall. Club members paid for the scholarships with money from the Community Redevelopment Agency when it bought the club’s building on Federal Highway. The club has...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Boynton Woman’s Club has awarded a record eight scholarships to Boynton Beach residents planning to attend a Florida college in the fall. Club members paid for the scholarships with money from the Community Redevelopment Agency when it bought the club’s building on Federal Highway. The club has...
Brewery tours for $10 on weekends in Boynton
 2. “Enchanted Evening: A Night of Bliss, Beauty, & Boldness.” The Boynton Beach Mall is hosting this free event Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Center Court. At this prom fashion show, the public will see the newest and stylish looks by local designers for gowns, prom dresses and spring trends. The mall is at 801...

Posted: 12 days ago

2. “Enchanted Evening: A Night of Bliss, Beauty, & Boldness.” The Boynton Beach Mall is hosting this free event Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Center Court. At this prom fashion show, the public will see the newest and stylish looks by local designers for gowns, prom dresses and spring trends. The mall is at 801...
Quiet zone to stop Brightline horns delayed in 5 PBC cities
 Residents of five Palm Beach County cities along Brightline’s route will continue hearing horn blasts from the passenger trains until at least June, after work to complete a railroad quiet zone was put on hold while the company focuses on the launch of its Miami service. In a letter sent to county transportation planners Tuesday, Brightline...

Posted: 12 days ago

Residents of five Palm Beach County cities along Brightline’s route will continue hearing horn blasts from the passenger trains until at least June, after work to complete a railroad quiet zone was put on hold while the company focuses on the launch of its Miami service. In a letter sent to county transportation planners Tuesday, Brightline...
NEW: Why this Boynton detective received top honor by department
 The Boynton Beach Police Department awarded several officers and employees on Tuesday for savings lives, getting drugs and guns off the streets and for keeping a man who had just been shot seven times calm until first responders arrived. At the quarterly awards ceremony they also named Astrel Labbe as Detective of the Quarter. Labbe...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Boynton Beach Police Department awarded several officers and employees on Tuesday for savings lives, getting drugs and guns off the streets and for keeping a man who had just been shot seven times calm until first responders arrived. At the quarterly awards ceremony they also named Astrel Labbe as Detective of the Quarter. Labbe...
NEW: Boynton Beach-owned land to sit; public-park deal falls through
 More than 3 acres adjacent to 
               Palm Beach Leisureville
             will remain vacant instead of the city selling it to the 55-and-older community for a park. The city wants it open to the public, but the community says it can’t do that. “Unfortunately when you have an HOA, you have documents and insurance issues...

Posted: 14 days ago

More than 3 acres adjacent to Palm Beach Leisureville will remain vacant instead of the city selling it to the 55-and-older community for a park. The city wants it open to the public, but the community says it can’t do that. “Unfortunately when you have an HOA, you have documents and insurance issues...
Family sues Boynton, cop after boy killed by fleeing driver
 The family of a 5-year-old boy who was killed when a man fleeing from a Boynton Beach police officer lost control of his car and struck him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, car owner, city and officer the man allegedly fled from. Jayden Readon was walking on the sidewalk with his grandparents and brother on Feb. 13,...

Posted: 17 days ago

The family of a 5-year-old boy who was killed when a man fleeing from a Boynton Beach police officer lost control of his car and struck him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, car owner, city and officer the man allegedly fled from. Jayden Readon was walking on the sidewalk with his grandparents and brother on Feb. 13,...
Community honors woman who pushed for Boynton Beach preservation
 A little bit of old Boynton Beach is gone with the passing of 
               Eleanor “Marie” Shepard
            . The former Boynton Beach resident, named Palm Beach County’s healthiest baby in 1921 and who made a name for herself fighting for the preservation of Boynton Beach’s school and Woman’s Club buildings...

Posted: 17 days ago

A little bit of old Boynton Beach is gone with the passing of Eleanor “Marie” Shepard . The former Boynton Beach resident, named Palm Beach County’s healthiest baby in 1921 and who made a name for herself fighting for the preservation of Boynton Beach’s school and Woman’s Club buildings...
Why is a firefighter walking 640 miles from Key West to Tallahassee?
 It’s too late for Butch Smith. The veteran Palm Beach County Fire Rescue firefighter died last year from Stage IV multiple myeloma. And it’s too late for 23 other firefighters from here who also died of cancer. But retired firefighter Tom “Bull” Hill is carrying their message. With two replaced knees, Hill is...

Posted: 18 days ago

It’s too late for Butch Smith. The veteran Palm Beach County Fire Rescue firefighter died last year from Stage IV multiple myeloma. And it’s too late for 23 other firefighters from here who also died of cancer. But retired firefighter Tom “Bull” Hill is carrying their message. With two replaced knees, Hill is...
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