Bill DiPaolo

Bill DiPaolo is a native of Boston. Since 1980, he has covered police, politics, trends and just about everything else for Florida newspapers in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Pensacola and West Palm Beach. A graduate of the University of Florida, he has a master's degree in urban planning from Ball State University. He lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Carolyn, editor of the business section of The Palm Beach Post, and daughter Bonnie.

Latest from Bill DiPaolo

Jupiter’s DuBois Pioneer Home offers glimpse of life 100 years ago
 Visitors to the 1898-built DuBois Pioneer Home can get a view of how life was on the Jupiter Inlet more than 100 years ago. The home was built by Charlie Carlin, oldest son of Captain Charles Carlin of the Jupiter Inlet Lifesaving Station, with help from Harry DuBois and his father. Harry (1871-1924) fished commercially, salvaged...

Posted: 20 days ago

Visitors to the 1898-built DuBois Pioneer Home can get a view of how life was on the Jupiter Inlet more than 100 years ago. The home was built by Charlie Carlin, oldest son of Captain Charles Carlin of the Jupiter Inlet Lifesaving Station, with help from Harry DuBois and his father. Harry (1871-1924) fished commercially, salvaged...
Check out Astronomy Night this Friday in Jupiter
 1. Astronomy night. Friday night’s program at Loggerhead Marine Center begins with a seminar led by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, featuring highlights of the current night sky and end with a peer through powerful telescopes and binoculars to get a closer look. Cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults for the event...

Posted: 20 days ago

1. Astronomy night. Friday night’s program at Loggerhead Marine Center begins with a seminar led by the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches, featuring highlights of the current night sky and end with a peer through powerful telescopes and binoculars to get a closer look. Cost is $5 for children and $10 for adults for the event...
Jupiter police officer completes 10-week FBI training program
 Major Chris Smith, a Lake Worth native whose son Ryan is a police officer in Palm Beach Gardens, graduated from the FBI National Academy on March 16.. Smith, 45, joins a group made up of less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers who have completed the 10-week program in Quantico, Virginia. Smith’s class included...

Posted: 20 days ago

Major Chris Smith, a Lake Worth native whose son Ryan is a police officer in Palm Beach Gardens, graduated from the FBI National Academy on March 16.. Smith, 45, joins a group made up of less than one percent of the country’s law enforcement officers who have completed the 10-week program in Quantico, Virginia. Smith’s class included...
Finding of WWII warship sends dead brother’s message to Jupiter woman
 When explorers found the wreckage of the USS Juneau at the bottom of the faraway South Pacific on St. Patrick’s Day this year, Jupiter resident Sarah Aston took the discovery as a birthday wish from Edward, her long-lost younger brother. Edward, 17, was among the 687 Navy sailors that perished after the Atlanta-class light cruiser...

Posted: 23 days ago

When explorers found the wreckage of the USS Juneau at the bottom of the faraway South Pacific on St. Patrick’s Day this year, Jupiter resident Sarah Aston took the discovery as a birthday wish from Edward, her long-lost younger brother. Edward, 17, was among the 687 Navy sailors that perished after the Atlanta-class light cruiser...
Jupiter medical office building sells for $14.1M
 A medical office building on Military Trail in Jupiter has sold for $14.1 million. The 31,000-square-foot, two-story structure is in front of the Barcelona apartments across from the U.S. Post Office. The price is about $450 per square foot. The Medical Group of South Florida Inc. is the major tenant in the building with about 100 employees...

Posted: 24 days ago

A medical office building on Military Trail in Jupiter has sold for $14.1 million. The 31,000-square-foot, two-story structure is in front of the Barcelona apartments across from the U.S. Post Office. The price is about $450 per square foot. The Medical Group of South Florida Inc. is the major tenant in the building with about 100 employees...
Company promising ‘spectacular’ upscale wedding venue on Jupiter Inlet
 The Pelican Club is starting to take shape on the Jupiter Inlet. The spot, formerly the Rustic Inn crab house, is expected to open in March 2019 as an upscale venue for weddings and other events. Yellow dumpsters are outside and a 6-foot-tall fence is around the building next to Jetty’s Waterfront restaurant. A building alteration permit...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Pelican Club is starting to take shape on the Jupiter Inlet. The spot, formerly the Rustic Inn crab house, is expected to open in March 2019 as an upscale venue for weddings and other events. Yellow dumpsters are outside and a 6-foot-tall fence is around the building next to Jetty’s Waterfront restaurant. A building alteration permit...
Surprise! After-school center founder gets 20th year celebration party
 Edna Runner, executive director of the tutorial center in the Limestone Creek neighborhood, thinks she knows everything going on at the facility named in her honor. Not on March 19. About 120 friends, volunteers, students, board members, local officials and former teachers surprised Runner to mark 20 years that the South Carolina and longtime...

Posted: 27 days ago

Edna Runner, executive director of the tutorial center in the Limestone Creek neighborhood, thinks she knows everything going on at the facility named in her honor. Not on March 19. About 120 friends, volunteers, students, board members, local officials and former teachers surprised Runner to mark 20 years that the South Carolina and longtime...
In Jupiter: Turtle Trot registration open for May 5K race
 1. Turtle Trot: Registration is open for the 28th annual Turtle Trot 5K Run, a 3-mile race along Jupiter beach starting at 7 a.m. on May 5. A free T-shirt is provided to all registered participants. The race is limited to 800 participants. All finishers get a medal for completing the 5K. Registration ends May 2. 2. Blowing Rocks Preserve...

Posted: 27 days ago

1. Turtle Trot: Registration is open for the 28th annual Turtle Trot 5K Run, a 3-mile race along Jupiter beach starting at 7 a.m. on May 5. A free T-shirt is provided to all registered participants. The race is limited to 800 participants. All finishers get a medal for completing the 5K. Registration ends May 2. 2. Blowing Rocks Preserve...
NEW: Jupiter’s $3 million Cinquez Dog Park to open this summer
 The new Cinquez Park on Jupiter’s Indiantown Road is scheduled to open this summer. Besides a dog park — with separate areas for big dogs and little dogs — the $3 million plan calls for a playground, treehouse, natural area and walking paths for people. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter...

Posted: 27 days ago

The new Cinquez Park on Jupiter’s Indiantown Road is scheduled to open this summer. Besides a dog park — with separate areas for big dogs and little dogs — the $3 million plan calls for a playground, treehouse, natural area and walking paths for people. JUPITER READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly Jupiter newsletter...
Jupiter Medical Center: We don’t want to merge with Cleveland Clinic
 Jupiter Medical Center has no plans on becoming part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, which announced an agreement Thursday  with the Martin Health System in Stuart. “(JMC) is committed to remaining an independent, not-for-profit regional medical center. The medical center has all the essential attributes to remain...

Posted: 30 days ago

Jupiter Medical Center has no plans on becoming part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, which announced an agreement Thursday  with the Martin Health System in Stuart. “(JMC) is committed to remaining an independent, not-for-profit regional medical center. The medical center has all the essential attributes to remain...
Nick’s Tomatoe Pie gets gutted in Jupiter; Bolay restaurant to move in
 The innards of Nick’s Tomato Pie, the iconic north county eatery on Indiantown Road that closed in August, are being gutted to be replaced by a Bolay restaurant. Bolay, a rapidly expanding fast-casual chain with several locations in Palm Beach County, has signed a lease to open in the spot previously occupied by Nick’s in...

7:17 PM Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018

The innards of Nick’s Tomato Pie, the iconic north county eatery on Indiantown Road that closed in August, are being gutted to be replaced by a Bolay restaurant. Bolay, a rapidly expanding fast-casual chain with several locations in Palm Beach County, has signed a lease to open in the spot previously occupied by Nick’s in...