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Jupiter resident named executive director of town’s El Sol center
 Suzanne Cordero has been named executive director of El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center. She is transitioning into the position and will take over full time on June 4. Cordero, a Jupiter resident, replaces Jocelyn Skolnik, who has been executive director at El Sol for 10 years. Skolnik has accepted a position as executive...

Posted: 2 days ago

Suzanne Cordero has been named executive director of El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center. She is transitioning into the position and will take over full time on June 4. Cordero, a Jupiter resident, replaces Jocelyn Skolnik, who has been executive director at El Sol for 10 years. Skolnik has accepted a position as executive...
West Palm Beach, Delray Beach restaurants cited for violations
 Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, and Taverna Opa, 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, were temporarily shut down last week by state inspectors who cited them for numerous violations. Both were cleared to re-open. A Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector noted...

Posted: 8 days ago

Jereve, a restaurant in the EmKo art space at 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, and Taverna Opa, 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, were temporarily shut down last week by state inspectors who cited them for numerous violations. Both were cleared to re-open. A Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector noted...
E. coli infections in 11 states linked to chopped Romaine lettuce
 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz. region may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified yet. The agencies advised consumers...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Ariz. region may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified yet. The agencies advised consumers...
Gasoline prices rising in wake of Middle East tensions
 Get ready for gasoline prices to go up this week. The conflict in Syria sent crude oil prices to their highest point in more than three years, and as a result, motorists are about to feel the pain at the pump, AAA said Monday. “Motorists should expect a 15-cent increase at the pump in the short term,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins...

Posted: 9 days ago

Get ready for gasoline prices to go up this week. The conflict in Syria sent crude oil prices to their highest point in more than three years, and as a result, motorists are about to feel the pain at the pump, AAA said Monday. “Motorists should expect a 15-cent increase at the pump in the short term,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins...
Peanut Island’s JFK bunker restoration push begins
 The Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker, former Coast Guard station and boathouse on Peanut Island in the Intracoastal Waterway are among Palm Beach County’s historic gems, but it will take $4.4 million to restore the neglected properties. That’s the renovation and repair estimate construction firm The Weitz Co. has provided to...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Cold War-era John F. Kennedy bunker, former Coast Guard station and boathouse on Peanut Island in the Intracoastal Waterway are among Palm Beach County’s historic gems, but it will take $4.4 million to restore the neglected properties. That’s the renovation and repair estimate construction firm The Weitz Co. has provided to...
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative joins industry group as farm bill looms
 The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, based in Belle Glade, is once again represented by the Florida Sugar Cane League, the industry trade association. This move ensures that the three major sugar cane companies in Florida — along with their independent growers — are fully united under the banner of the Florida Sugar...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, based in Belle Glade, is once again represented by the Florida Sugar Cane League, the industry trade association. This move ensures that the three major sugar cane companies in Florida — along with their independent growers — are fully united under the banner of the Florida Sugar...
Riviera Beach seeks proposals for Marina Village project’s second phase
 This city is starting up the next phase of its waterfront Marina Village as it seeks a master developer. The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency announced Monday that it has issued a request for proposals for Phase II of the project, which are due by noon May 31. A pre-submittal conference, which is mandatory for anyone submitting...

Posted: 15 days ago

This city is starting up the next phase of its waterfront Marina Village as it seeks a master developer. The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency announced Monday that it has issued a request for proposals for Phase II of the project, which are due by noon May 31. A pre-submittal conference, which is mandatory for anyone submitting...
Delray, Boynton, Lantana, Wellington restaurants closed for violations
 State inspectors recently ordered five restaurants in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana and Wellington to close after citing them for numerous violations. The restaurants inspected in late March and early April by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors have all re-opened. Four were cited for live...

Posted: 16 days ago

State inspectors recently ordered five restaurants in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana and Wellington to close after citing them for numerous violations. The restaurants inspected in late March and early April by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors have all re-opened. Four were cited for live...
National gas price average peaks, as Palm Beach County average falls
 The national gas price average is the highest it has been this year, at $2.66 a gallon for regular, but Palm Beach County and Florida’s averages were down a few cents Monday. Palm Beach County’s average fell to $2.73 for a gallon of regular from $2.76 a week ago, while Florida’s average was $2.61, down from $2.63 a week...

Posted: 16 days ago

The national gas price average is the highest it has been this year, at $2.66 a gallon for regular, but Palm Beach County and Florida’s averages were down a few cents Monday. Palm Beach County’s average fell to $2.73 for a gallon of regular from $2.76 a week ago, while Florida’s average was $2.61, down from $2.63 a week...
Singer Island resident known for real estate, philanthropy pens first book
 Bill Cummings, a part-time Singer Island resident for 30 years, grew up poor, but through a series of highly successful business ventures became one of the wealthiest individuals in Massachusetts. Founder of commercial real estate firm Boston-area Cummings Properties, at 81 he still works every day. He has committed to donate more than 90...

Posted: 16 days ago

Bill Cummings, a part-time Singer Island resident for 30 years, grew up poor, but through a series of highly successful business ventures became one of the wealthiest individuals in Massachusetts. Founder of commercial real estate firm Boston-area Cummings Properties, at 81 he still works every day. He has committed to donate more than 90...
FPL’s application to operate reactors for 80 years now available
 Florida Power & Light Co.’s application seeking to operate two reactors at its Turkey Point nuclear plant through 2052 and 2053 is now available for public review. If the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission grants the renewal for Turkey Point’s two existing reactors, known as units 3 and 4, FPL could be among the first power companies...

Posted: 18 days ago

Florida Power & Light Co.’s application seeking to operate two reactors at its Turkey Point nuclear plant through 2052 and 2053 is now available for public review. If the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission grants the renewal for Turkey Point’s two existing reactors, known as units 3 and 4, FPL could be among the first power companies...
Expert: FPL’s Turkey Point pollution fix will take 60 years
 Florida Power & Light’s cleanup of polluted water seeping from its Turkey Point nuclear plant’s cooling canals will take more than 60 years, not five or 10 years as the company has stated, a hydrologist said Thursday. Customers of Juno Beach-based FPL are paying $200 million to draw back a plume that is saltier than seawater that...

Posted: 20 days ago

Florida Power & Light’s cleanup of polluted water seeping from its Turkey Point nuclear plant’s cooling canals will take more than 60 years, not five or 10 years as the company has stated, a hydrologist said Thursday. Customers of Juno Beach-based FPL are paying $200 million to draw back a plume that is saltier than seawater that...
NRC to issue license for two new reactors at Turkey Point
 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said yes to two new nuclear reactors for Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point site near Homestead. Since 2009, Juno Beach-based FPL has sought an operating license from the NRC for the proposed 2,200-megawatt Turkey Point 6 and 7 reactors which could cost as much as $21.8 billion. If the reactors...

Posted: 20 days ago

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said yes to two new nuclear reactors for Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point site near Homestead. Since 2009, Juno Beach-based FPL has sought an operating license from the NRC for the proposed 2,200-megawatt Turkey Point 6 and 7 reactors which could cost as much as $21.8 billion. If the reactors...
Are you a victim of tax-related ID theft? Here’s what to do.
 The nation’s federal income tax deadline is April 17, and it’s also prime time for identity thieves who file returns using stolen Social Security numbers to claim someone else’s refund. The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity...

Posted: 22 days ago

The nation’s federal income tax deadline is April 17, and it’s also prime time for identity thieves who file returns using stolen Social Security numbers to claim someone else’s refund. The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity...
Gas prices rise 10 cents; here’s a list of the county’s cheapest gas
 Gasoline prices have surged 10 cents on average in the last week as the spring runup kicks into high gear. The average for a gallon of regular in Palm Beach County stood at $2.76 Monday, up from $2.66 a week ago. The Florida average rose 9 cents a gallon to $2.63, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. “Strong demand, tightening...

Posted: 23 days ago

Gasoline prices have surged 10 cents on average in the last week as the spring runup kicks into high gear. The average for a gallon of regular in Palm Beach County stood at $2.76 Monday, up from $2.66 a week ago. The Florida average rose 9 cents a gallon to $2.63, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. “Strong demand, tightening...
China-based solar manufacturer, NextEra announce deal, Florida factory
 NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Shanghai, China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), Friday announced one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history. NextEra Energy announced that it is the counter party to a major supply agreement that was announced by JinkoSolar in January. The companies amended the agreement this...

Posted: 26 days ago

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and Shanghai, China-based JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), Friday announced one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history. NextEra Energy announced that it is the counter party to a major supply agreement that was announced by JinkoSolar in January. The companies amended the agreement this...
First Palm Beach County solar plant gets site plan approval
 Palm Beach County’s first large utility-scale solar plant could take shape on 401 acres on the western edge of the fledgling City of Westlake within the next few years. Juno Beach-based FPL is in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions ever in the United States, with more than 3.5 million solar panels added in the past two...

Posted: 27 days ago

Palm Beach County’s first large utility-scale solar plant could take shape on 401 acres on the western edge of the fledgling City of Westlake within the next few years. Juno Beach-based FPL is in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions ever in the United States, with more than 3.5 million solar panels added in the past two...
Belle Glade area firm turning sugar cane fiber into plates, bowls
 Sugar cane grown in western Palm Beach County now has a completely different use beyond sugar, molasses and energy production. Plates, bowls and takeout containers made from leftover sugar cane fiber are being produced for the first time in the United States at Tellus Products LLC just outside Belle Glade. The 120,000-square-foot manufacturing...

Posted: 28 days ago

Sugar cane grown in western Palm Beach County now has a completely different use beyond sugar, molasses and energy production. Plates, bowls and takeout containers made from leftover sugar cane fiber are being produced for the first time in the United States at Tellus Products LLC just outside Belle Glade. The 120,000-square-foot manufacturing...
McCray’s BBQ food truck, Delray Hideaway temporarily closed last week
 A food truck operated by McCray’s II Backyard BBQ and Delray Hideaway, an Atlantic Avenue bar, were temporarily shut down last week after state inspectors cited them for numerous violations. Both corrected the violations and have re-opened, according to Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation reports. Click here to...

Posted: 28 days ago

A food truck operated by McCray’s II Backyard BBQ and Delray Hideaway, an Atlantic Avenue bar, were temporarily shut down last week after state inspectors cited them for numerous violations. Both corrected the violations and have re-opened, according to Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation reports. Click here to...
Spring runup in gas prices has begun
 The spring runup in gas prices has begun, and Florida motorists should expect higher gas prices this week. “Gasoline demand has been very strong the past few weeks, as Americans travel for spring break,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. “This robust gasoline demand, coupled with lower supply levels, are setting the stage...

Posted: 29 days ago

The spring runup in gas prices has begun, and Florida motorists should expect higher gas prices this week. “Gasoline demand has been very strong the past few weeks, as Americans travel for spring break,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. “This robust gasoline demand, coupled with lower supply levels, are setting the stage...
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