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This Gardens community wants a wall to drown out Beeline Highway noise
 When the Florida Department of Transportation nixed plans for a flyover to alleviate traffic at the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and the Beeline Highway, PGA National residents were satisfied. RELATED: FDOT’s 3 interchange proposals for Gardens: Who likes it, who doesn’t But the alternative — connector roads through...

Posted: 16 days ago

When the Florida Department of Transportation nixed plans for a flyover to alleviate traffic at the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and the Beeline Highway, PGA National residents were satisfied. RELATED: FDOT’s 3 interchange proposals for Gardens: Who likes it, who doesn’t But the alternative — connector roads through...
Here’s what IG found after review of Gardens economic incentives
 The city sets aside $2 million to $3 million each year to lure companies or entice them to stay, a program credited with bringing in high-paying jobs. READ: United Technologies to get another $144,000 for new Gardens jobs But Inspector General John Carey’s Office recently reviewed the economic development program and found that the...

Posted: 17 days ago

The city sets aside $2 million to $3 million each year to lure companies or entice them to stay, a program credited with bringing in high-paying jobs. READ: United Technologies to get another $144,000 for new Gardens jobs But Inspector General John Carey’s Office recently reviewed the economic development program and found that the...
Surge of kids using North Palm Library revives children’s department
 Children and teens now have their own place to read, play and work at the North Palm Beach Library. The library will debut the children’s department with a teen area Wednesday afternoon. Earl Stewart of Earl Stewart Toyota will be there for the ribbon-cutting with a popcorn machine to provide free popcorn for 150 people. The children&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

Children and teens now have their own place to read, play and work at the North Palm Beach Library. The library will debut the children’s department with a teen area Wednesday afternoon. Earl Stewart of Earl Stewart Toyota will be there for the ribbon-cutting with a popcorn machine to provide free popcorn for 150 people. The children&rsquo...
Are you at risk for stroke? Gardens offers risk screenings
 When someone is having a stroke, “time equals brain” is the mantra among medical professionals. The sooner someone gets treatment for a stroke, the fewer brain cells a person loses. But Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue found that in 2017, residents waited an average of 75 minutes after  showing signs of stroke before they called...

Posted: 20 days ago

When someone is having a stroke, “time equals brain” is the mantra among medical professionals. The sooner someone gets treatment for a stroke, the fewer brain cells a person loses. But Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue found that in 2017, residents waited an average of 75 minutes after showing signs of stroke before they called...
Should Gardens council members be allowed to serve 9 years in a row?
 Palm Beach Gardens voters will decide on more than just congressional candidates in the Aug. 28 primary election. RELATED: Gardens to revisit tossed ballot question on term limits Voters will see three questions asking them to change the City Charter, which is comparable to the city’s constitution. City officials rewrote the questions...

Posted: 21 days ago

Palm Beach Gardens voters will decide on more than just congressional candidates in the Aug. 28 primary election. RELATED: Gardens to revisit tossed ballot question on term limits Voters will see three questions asking them to change the City Charter, which is comparable to the city’s constitution. City officials rewrote the questions...
United Technologies to get another $144,000 for new Gardens jobs
 Palm Beach Gardens officials agreed to give United Technologies an additional $140,000 in economic incentives to bring 100 more jobs to the $115 million technology showcase it built off Donald Ross Road. RELATED: UTC seeks additional incentive of $140K for 100 Gardens jobs The $140,000 is in addition to the $560,000 package that came before...

Posted: 21 days ago

Palm Beach Gardens officials agreed to give United Technologies an additional $140,000 in economic incentives to bring 100 more jobs to the $115 million technology showcase it built off Donald Ross Road. RELATED: UTC seeks additional incentive of $140K for 100 Gardens jobs The $140,000 is in addition to the $560,000 package that came before...
New gear will protect Gardens police K-9s from bullets, stabbing
 If police have body armor, why shouldn’t their four-legged partners? Palm Beach Gardens Police K-9s Dexter, Kastor, Justice and Valco will be outfitted with vests that protect them from bullets and stabbing, thanks to a donation from the nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s Inc., the department announced this week. Because of a partnership...

Posted: 22 days ago

If police have body armor, why shouldn’t their four-legged partners? Palm Beach Gardens Police K-9s Dexter, Kastor, Justice and Valco will be outfitted with vests that protect them from bullets and stabbing, thanks to a donation from the nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s Inc., the department announced this week. Because of a partnership...
From Iraq to Gardens, this dentist and mom of 3 is living her dream
 Dr. Dalia Al-Azzawi is living her dream — the American dream, actually. Al-Azzawi, 33, opened her dental practice off PGA and RCA Boulevards a month ago. The Iraqi-born mother of three hopes her example will make it easier for her daughters to have careers and families when they grow up. She also hopes her story will inspire other women...

Posted: 22 days ago

Dr. Dalia Al-Azzawi is living her dream — the American dream, actually. Al-Azzawi, 33, opened her dental practice off PGA and RCA Boulevards a month ago. The Iraqi-born mother of three hopes her example will make it easier for her daughters to have careers and families when they grow up. She also hopes her story will inspire other women...
TO DO: Mother’s Day wrap party, Lilly fashion show in Gardens
 WRAP PARTY AT KENDRA SCOTT The clock is ticking on getting that perfect Mother’s Day gift. Shoppers at The Gardens Mall can customize a piece of jewelry from the Kendra Scott collection and then enjoy a wrap party in collaboration with Clinics Can Help. Pick your gift and get it wrapped 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be light...

Posted: 23 days ago

WRAP PARTY AT KENDRA SCOTT The clock is ticking on getting that perfect Mother’s Day gift. Shoppers at The Gardens Mall can customize a piece of jewelry from the Kendra Scott collection and then enjoy a wrap party in collaboration with Clinics Can Help. Pick your gift and get it wrapped 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be light...
Commissioners advance plan for 250 apartments on U.S. 1 south of Juno
 Despite a flood of opposition from residents, Palm Beach County Commissioners on Wednesday advanced a developer’s plan to build 250 apartments and townhouses in a failing shopping plaza on U.S. 1, just outside the Juno Beach town limits. RELATED: 250-unit housing project near Juno Beach up for vote next week Fairway Investments, LLC...

Posted: 23 days ago

Despite a flood of opposition from residents, Palm Beach County Commissioners on Wednesday advanced a developer’s plan to build 250 apartments and townhouses in a failing shopping plaza on U.S. 1, just outside the Juno Beach town limits. RELATED: 250-unit housing project near Juno Beach up for vote next week Fairway Investments, LLC...
Gardens teen headed to Instagram’s first ‘Kindness Prom’ in California
 Like many other 16-year-olds, Kayla Abramowitz is headed to the prom this weekend. But this prom is unlike any other. RELATED: North Palm Beach teen to be featured on Nightly News with Lester Holt Two Disney Channel stars — Madison Hu and Olivia Rodrigo from the “Bizaardvark” comedy series — took over Good Morning...

Posted: 24 days ago

Like many other 16-year-olds, Kayla Abramowitz is headed to the prom this weekend. But this prom is unlike any other. RELATED: North Palm Beach teen to be featured on Nightly News with Lester Holt Two Disney Channel stars — Madison Hu and Olivia Rodrigo from the “Bizaardvark” comedy series — took over Good Morning...
UTC seeks additional incentive of $140K for 100 Gardens jobs
 United Technologies, the global corporation that built a $115 million technology showcase, is asking the city for an additional incentive of $140,000 for creating 100 more local jobs. Gov. Rick Scott and Bob McDonough, UTC Climate, Controls & Security president, said the company plans to bring 100 more jobs to the city by 2021. They made...

Posted: 25 days ago

United Technologies, the global corporation that built a $115 million technology showcase, is asking the city for an additional incentive of $140,000 for creating 100 more local jobs. Gov. Rick Scott and Bob McDonough, UTC Climate, Controls & Security president, said the company plans to bring 100 more jobs to the city by 2021. They made...
Juno officials hear pitch for Wawa, hotel
 Juno Beach officials eager to see a busy corner at the center of town redeveloped were less than thrilled by a recent pitch that included a Wawa gas station. Juno Pointe Holdings Inc. owns 5 1/2 acres at Donald Ross Road and U.S. 1. Town officials approved 98 condos above shops, offices and restaurants in four buildings surrounding a paved...

Posted: 27 days ago

Juno Beach officials eager to see a busy corner at the center of town redeveloped were less than thrilled by a recent pitch that included a Wawa gas station. Juno Pointe Holdings Inc. owns 5 1/2 acres at Donald Ross Road and U.S. 1. Town officials approved 98 condos above shops, offices and restaurants in four buildings surrounding a paved...
Why Gardens aims to annex more land, this time at Seacoast plant
 Palm Beach Gardens is scooping up unincorporated pockets along the city’s edges, and the latest target for annexation is 14 acres off Richard Road. RELATED: Public safety complex or natural area in Gardens? Seacoast to decide Seacoast Utility Authority owns the property, where it has a water pumping and storage facility. Palm Beach...

Posted: 28 days ago

Palm Beach Gardens is scooping up unincorporated pockets along the city’s edges, and the latest target for annexation is 14 acres off Richard Road. RELATED: Public safety complex or natural area in Gardens? Seacoast to decide Seacoast Utility Authority owns the property, where it has a water pumping and storage facility. Palm Beach...
What’s changing at The Gardens Mall? A lot
 The Gardens Mall is always evolving, and more changes are in store at the luxury shopping destination this summer and fall. Here’s what to expect the next time you decide to treat yo’self (for all you “Parks and Recreation” fans), or just window shop while exercising in the air conditioning. RELATED: Tesla showroom...

4:00 AM Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

The Gardens Mall is always evolving, and more changes are in store at the luxury shopping destination this summer and fall. Here’s what to expect the next time you decide to treat yo’self (for all you “Parks and Recreation” fans), or just window shop while exercising in the air conditioning. RELATED: Tesla showroom...
Things to Do: Tennis Rally for the Cure, Capri-style dinner in Gardens
 CAPRI-STYLE DINNER A. James Moser, a doctor and Harvard Medical School associate professor, will speak at a Capri-style dinner at La Masseria to help fight pancreatic cancer. All donations will benefit research and pediatric cancer patients served by Moser’s team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard. The dinner is 6 to...

4:00 AM Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

CAPRI-STYLE DINNER A. James Moser, a doctor and Harvard Medical School associate professor, will speak at a Capri-style dinner at La Masseria to help fight pancreatic cancer. All donations will benefit research and pediatric cancer patients served by Moser’s team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard. The dinner is 6 to...
What is Earth Fare, the giant new store opening in Gardens?
 By now, you’ve probably noticed that huge building under construction on PGA Boulevard just west of Military Trail and asked “What is that going to be?”.  Answer: Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based grocery store specializing in fresh, organic food. It opens 7 a.m. May 30. The first 500 people in line when it opens will...

9:43 PM Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018

By now, you’ve probably noticed that huge building under construction on PGA Boulevard just west of Military Trail and asked “What is that going to be?”.  Answer: Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based grocery store specializing in fresh, organic food. It opens 7 a.m. May 30. The first 500 people in line when it opens will...
250-unit housing project near Juno Beach up for vote next week
 Neighbors, planning officials and Juno Beach officials are unrelenting in their opposition to a plan to build 250 apartments and rental townhouses on U.S. 1 just south of the town, in an unincorporated pocket of the county. RELATED: Plan for 300 apartments at mostly vacant strip mall in Juno panned The residential housing project, Lenox North...

9:09 PM Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018

Neighbors, planning officials and Juno Beach officials are unrelenting in their opposition to a plan to build 250 apartments and rental townhouses on U.S. 1 just south of the town, in an unincorporated pocket of the county. RELATED: Plan for 300 apartments at mostly vacant strip mall in Juno panned The residential housing project, Lenox North...
Cramped DMV on PGA Boulevard in Gardens to be replaced
 The days of sweltering in the heat or getting drenched in the rain while waiting for a new driver’s license soon will be over. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon on Monday announced plans to demolish the cramped DMV office across from The Gardens Mall on PGA Boulevard to make way for a bigger, better North County Service Center...

8:32 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

The days of sweltering in the heat or getting drenched in the rain while waiting for a new driver’s license soon will be over. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon on Monday announced plans to demolish the cramped DMV office across from The Gardens Mall on PGA Boulevard to make way for a bigger, better North County Service Center...
One-armed Gardens golfer, 7, appeared on Steve Harvey’s ‘Little Big Shots’
 Tommy Morrissey, a 7-year-old golf prodigy born with one arm, is no stranger to the spotlight. He appeared on “The Ellen Show” when he was 3 years old. He traveled to Indonesia at age 4 to inspire other children with physical differences. He challenged PGA pros at the Honda Classic last year to raise money for his UnLIMBited Foundation...

6:59 PM Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018

Tommy Morrissey, a 7-year-old golf prodigy born with one arm, is no stranger to the spotlight. He appeared on “The Ellen Show” when he was 3 years old. He traveled to Indonesia at age 4 to inspire other children with physical differences. He challenged PGA pros at the Honda Classic last year to raise money for his UnLIMBited Foundation...
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