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Delray neighborhoods plagued by gunfire from decade-long family feud
 A few blocks west of downtown Delray Beach’s most popular strip of upscale restaurants and boutiques are a handful of worn homes — some blue, others pink, several littered with holes coated in gray plaster. They’re bullet holes; the fallout of a feud between two families who have fired at one another for the past nine years...

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A few blocks west of downtown Delray Beach’s most popular strip of upscale restaurants and boutiques are a handful of worn homes — some blue, others pink, several littered with holes coated in gray plaster. They’re bullet holes; the fallout of a feud between two families who have fired at one another for the past nine years...
AG candidate Ashley Moody cancels fundraiser hosted by Boca felon
 BOCA RATON — Florida Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody committed to attending a fundraiser Monday held by James Batmasian, a Boca Raton developer and convicted felon, but canceled the event after questions from the media. “We thought it best to cancel the event,” a Moody campaign spokeswoman said Friday...

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BOCA RATON — Florida Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody committed to attending a fundraiser Monday held by James Batmasian, a Boca Raton developer and convicted felon, but canceled the event after questions from the media. “We thought it best to cancel the event,” a Moody campaign spokeswoman said Friday...
Gov. Scott breaks with Trump on Putin, says he ‘completely disagrees’
 Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday broke with President Donald Trump’s recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his denial of meddling in the 2016 election. “I completely disagree with the president with regard to trusting Putin, trusting Russia,” Scott said during a campaign stop in Boca Raton on Wednesday afternoon...

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Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday broke with President Donald Trump’s recent comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and his denial of meddling in the 2016 election. “I completely disagree with the president with regard to trusting Putin, trusting Russia,” Scott said during a campaign stop in Boca Raton on Wednesday afternoon...
Delray teen tennis phenom Coco Gauff wants to be next Serena Williams
 Cori “Coco” Gauff has an impressive resume at the tender age of 14: junior Grand Slam champion, No. 1 ranked girls tennis player by the International Tennis Federation, and, as of Tuesday, holder of a key to the city of Delray Beach. The tennis phenom and Delray native — who got her start on the clay courts of Delray&rsquo...

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Cori “Coco” Gauff has an impressive resume at the tender age of 14: junior Grand Slam champion, No. 1 ranked girls tennis player by the International Tennis Federation, and, as of Tuesday, holder of a key to the city of Delray Beach. The tennis phenom and Delray native — who got her start on the clay courts of Delray&rsquo...
State Attorney amends criminal charges against Boca Mayor Susan Haynie
 The State Attorney’s Office amended the criminal charges against suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie mid-case, leading her attorney to call the case “sloppy” and “rushed.” Haynie, 62, still is charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors, but the allegations in five of the seven charges were amended...

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The State Attorney’s Office amended the criminal charges against suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie mid-case, leading her attorney to call the case “sloppy” and “rushed.” Haynie, 62, still is charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors, but the allegations in five of the seven charges were amended...
18- or 27-hole course? Boca National Golf’s $1 million design to soon take shape
 BOCA RATON — The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, the buyer of a decrepit golf course in the city’s north end, is close to closing a contract to design and build Boca National Golf Club with input from the public and a $1 million budget. The district, a tax-collecting entity that oversees many parks in Boca Raton...

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BOCA RATON — The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District, the buyer of a decrepit golf course in the city’s north end, is close to closing a contract to design and build Boca National Golf Club with input from the public and a $1 million budget. The district, a tax-collecting entity that oversees many parks in Boca Raton...
Bucking pleas, Delray to negotiate controversial West Atlantic deal
 A Delray Beach board is on the cusp of selling downtown land to a developer for a fraction of its market value rather than launching a competitive, public bidding process. Despite harsh criticism from residents, past and current elected officials and city organizations, Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency — a board made...

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A Delray Beach board is on the cusp of selling downtown land to a developer for a fraction of its market value rather than launching a competitive, public bidding process. Despite harsh criticism from residents, past and current elected officials and city organizations, Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency — a board made...
‘Turbo lane’ at I-95/Atlantic Avenue planned to ease traffic congestion
 DELRAY BEACH — The Florida Department of Transportation is set to soon add a no-turn, right “turbo lane” at the Interstate 95 northbound on-ramp at Atlantic Avenue.  But residents and city officials worry that the added lane, as well as new lanes planned at the Congress Avenue-Atlantic Avenue intersection...

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DELRAY BEACH — The Florida Department of Transportation is set to soon add a no-turn, right “turbo lane” at the Interstate 95 northbound on-ramp at Atlantic Avenue.  But residents and city officials worry that the added lane, as well as new lanes planned at the Congress Avenue-Atlantic Avenue intersection...
Boca competitor on hit show says dad, who died tragically, gave her strength
 Christina Gambino didn’t realize until recently that she has trained her entire life to be an “American Ninja Warrior,” from NBC’s hit obstacle course television series. The 30-year-old from Boca Raton has studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu, ballet and gymnastics — strength, balance and agility. But it was the...

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Christina Gambino didn’t realize until recently that she has trained her entire life to be an “American Ninja Warrior,” from NBC’s hit obstacle course television series. The 30-year-old from Boca Raton has studied Brazilian jiu-jitsu, ballet and gymnastics — strength, balance and agility. But it was the...
Boca Raton woman to compete on NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’
 BOCA RATON — The first time Christina Gambino tried her hat at the intense obstacle course on the television series “American Ninja Warrior,” she fell during the first obstacle.  That was over a year ago, and the episode never aired. “I was a little upset, because I wanted the world to see me fall,&rdquo...

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BOCA RATON — The first time Christina Gambino tried her hat at the intense obstacle course on the television series “American Ninja Warrior,” she fell during the first obstacle.  That was over a year ago, and the episode never aired. “I was a little upset, because I wanted the world to see me fall,&rdquo...
Delray poised to sell downtown land worth $15M to developer for $1.2M
 DELRAY BEACH — The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency is poised to sell downtown land valued at $15 million to a developer for just $1.2 million, with the promise that the builders will revitalize the blighted area quickly. Not all of the city’s CRA members are in favor of the deal to sell three city blocks...

Posted: 11 days ago

DELRAY BEACH — The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency is poised to sell downtown land valued at $15 million to a developer for just $1.2 million, with the promise that the builders will revitalize the blighted area quickly. Not all of the city’s CRA members are in favor of the deal to sell three city blocks...
NEW: Does this Boca Raton mayoral candidate live in city limits?
 A candidate for Boca Raton mayor who launched his campaign months ago only registered to vote in April at a Boca Raton address that conflicts with the address of his permanent home outside the city, according to county records. Bernard Korn, 63, has never voted in a Palm Beach County election, having just registered as a Democrat in...

Posted: 14 days ago

A candidate for Boca Raton mayor who launched his campaign months ago only registered to vote in April at a Boca Raton address that conflicts with the address of his permanent home outside the city, according to county records. Bernard Korn, 63, has never voted in a Palm Beach County election, having just registered as a Democrat in...
Boca Mayor Susan Haynie’s next criminal hearing could yield trial date
 A hearing that might yield a trial date in the corruption case against suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie is scheduled for July 26 as the State Attorney’s Office mounts a case with several witnesses, including the developers at the center of her scandal. Judge Glenn Kelley set the July status hearing to check on the progress...

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A hearing that might yield a trial date in the corruption case against suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie is scheduled for July 26 as the State Attorney’s Office mounts a case with several witnesses, including the developers at the center of her scandal. Judge Glenn Kelley set the July status hearing to check on the progress...
New at Town Center mall: Amazon Pop-up, celebrity dance studio and more
 BOCA RATON — A wave of new tenants have opened up shop at Boca Raton’s Town Center mall, including Palm Beach County’s first Amazon Pop-up store, an Italian lingerie boutique and a dance studio founded by celebrities who appeared on reality television series “Dancing With The Stars.”  Amazon...

Posted: 15 days ago

BOCA RATON — A wave of new tenants have opened up shop at Boca Raton’s Town Center mall, including Palm Beach County’s first Amazon Pop-up store, an Italian lingerie boutique and a dance studio founded by celebrities who appeared on reality television series “Dancing With The Stars.”  Amazon...
After public outcry, downtown Boca post office won’t close or relocate
 BOCA RATON — A five-decade-old post office in downtown Boca Raton will not close and relocate, as was once the plan, after downtown residents and city officials pushed back against the effort. The U.S. Postal Service had a lease dispute with the owners of the building at Northeast Second Street and Northeast Mizner Boulevard ...

Posted: 15 days ago

BOCA RATON — A five-decade-old post office in downtown Boca Raton will not close and relocate, as was once the plan, after downtown residents and city officials pushed back against the effort. The U.S. Postal Service had a lease dispute with the owners of the building at Northeast Second Street and Northeast Mizner Boulevard ...
NEW: Republican Abrams endorses Democrat Weinroth for County Commission seat
 BOCA RATON — Term-limited Republican County Commissioner Steven Abrams is backing Democrat Robert Weinroth in the race for the District 4, held by a Republican since the districts were drawn in 1990. District 4, which includes coastal Delray Beach and Boca Raton, has drawn just two candidates: Weinroth, a former Boca...

Posted: 21 days ago

BOCA RATON — Term-limited Republican County Commissioner Steven Abrams is backing Democrat Robert Weinroth in the race for the District 4, held by a Republican since the districts were drawn in 1990. District 4, which includes coastal Delray Beach and Boca Raton, has drawn just two candidates: Weinroth, a former Boca...
Why were protesters — one wearing a giant fur rat suit — outside Boca Resort?
 BOCA RATON — Sweat dripped down Mary Layman’s face as she stood outside the Boca Raton Resort and Club in the sweltering Friday afternoon heat under the thick layer of a faux fur rat suit. Layman, a 21-year-old from West Palm Beach, was one of 10 people with People for Ethical Treatment of Animals gathered outside the resort...

Posted: 21 days ago

BOCA RATON — Sweat dripped down Mary Layman’s face as she stood outside the Boca Raton Resort and Club in the sweltering Friday afternoon heat under the thick layer of a faux fur rat suit. Layman, a 21-year-old from West Palm Beach, was one of 10 people with People for Ethical Treatment of Animals gathered outside the resort...
Off-duty nurse, defibrillator help save Boca man at LA Fitness
 Vincent Raaijmakers was minutes from being a number in a harrowing cardiac arrest statistic when he stepped off a treadmill at an LA Fitness gym west of Boca Raton on June 11. Instead, he’s an example of how a small machine and a heroic bystander can save a person suffering from a phenomenon that takes the lives of 400,000 people...

Posted: 21 days ago

Vincent Raaijmakers was minutes from being a number in a harrowing cardiac arrest statistic when he stepped off a treadmill at an LA Fitness gym west of Boca Raton on June 11. Instead, he’s an example of how a small machine and a heroic bystander can save a person suffering from a phenomenon that takes the lives of 400,000 people...
Boca’s second Tri-Rail spot selected, but owners won’t sell land
 Transportation officials picked an ideal site near Town Center of Boca Raton to build the city’s second Tri-Rail station — but owners of the site, ensnarled in a lawsuit with the city, say they won’t part with the land. The situation could spark a lengthy, costly legal battle and delay the train station project — desired...

Posted: 21 days ago

Transportation officials picked an ideal site near Town Center of Boca Raton to build the city’s second Tri-Rail station — but owners of the site, ensnarled in a lawsuit with the city, say they won’t part with the land. The situation could spark a lengthy, costly legal battle and delay the train station project — desired...
Florida Atlantic University students now get discount Uber rides
 BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic University students can now use the popular ride-sharing service Uber for cheaper than the rest us. The Boca Raton-based university partnered with Uber to offer discounted rides to students. Student body President Kyle MacDonald announced the initiative, called the Uber Safe Ride program, on the...

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BOCA RATON — Florida Atlantic University students can now use the popular ride-sharing service Uber for cheaper than the rest us. The Boca Raton-based university partnered with Uber to offer discounted rides to students. Student body President Kyle MacDonald announced the initiative, called the Uber Safe Ride program, on the...
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