Tony Doris

Tony Doris covers West Palm Beach. He has worked at the Post for a decade, as a government editor, Palm Beach Gardens reporter and Investigative Team reporter.

Latest from Tony Doris

West Palm green-lights all-options-open plan for transportation future
 The city has adopted an outline for a transportation future that puts trolley and bus riders, bicyclists and walkers on a more even footing with cars. In unanimously approving the mobility plan Monday night, the City Commission overstepped criticism the consultant-driven plan was an unrealistic and expensive road map for congestion. The mayor...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The city has adopted an outline for a transportation future that puts trolley and bus riders, bicyclists and walkers on a more even footing with cars. In unanimously approving the mobility plan Monday night, the City Commission overstepped criticism the consultant-driven plan was an unrealistic and expensive road map for congestion. The mayor...
Florida Chamber president: Lawmakers left business on the table
 The Feb. 14 Parkland high school murders were among a series of events that distracted from business priorities, reduced the number of bills passed and hurt the Florida Chamber’s efforts to bolster the state’s competitiveness, according to Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce...

Posted: 14 hours ago

The Feb. 14 Parkland high school murders were among a series of events that distracted from business priorities, reduced the number of bills passed and hurt the Florida Chamber’s efforts to bolster the state’s competitiveness, according to Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce...
Palm Beach to West Palm: Reject more traffic, 25-story office tower
 Palm Beach leaders are urging West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and city commissioners to reject an Okeechobee Business District plan that would allow construction of a 25-story office tower in a five-story waterfront zone near the Royal Park Bridge that links the city with the town. Paul Castro, zoning administrator and acting director...

Posted: 2 days ago

Palm Beach leaders are urging West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and city commissioners to reject an Okeechobee Business District plan that would allow construction of a 25-story office tower in a five-story waterfront zone near the Royal Park Bridge that links the city with the town. Paul Castro, zoning administrator and acting director...
West Palm details $2.2 million sophisticated plan to catch criminals
 West Palm police are asking the city to fund technology to locate shooting sites and catch criminals with greater ease. The department, which saw a 150 percent increase in murders last year, is asking the city commission for $2.2 million for gunfire-locator sensors, license plate readers and analytic systems to tie them to police and...

Posted: 4 days ago

West Palm police are asking the city to fund technology to locate shooting sites and catch criminals with greater ease. The department, which saw a 150 percent increase in murders last year, is asking the city commission for $2.2 million for gunfire-locator sensors, license plate readers and analytic systems to tie them to police and...
New fleet to teach youths in the ways of sails and waves
 At sailing’s simplest level, you take tiller in one hand, main sheet in the other and glide off the mooring, into the blue. At its most sophisticated, you spend years mastering navigation, seamanship, the physics of wind, tides and currents and, as you advance yet farther, the subtleties of saving yourself the trouble and cost by inviting...

Posted: 4 days ago

At sailing’s simplest level, you take tiller in one hand, main sheet in the other and glide off the mooring, into the blue. At its most sophisticated, you spend years mastering navigation, seamanship, the physics of wind, tides and currents and, as you advance yet farther, the subtleties of saving yourself the trouble and cost by inviting...
5 cool things to do in West Palm Beach

Posted: 4 days ago

Northwood Village ArtNight Out: Spring Fling takes place May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the city will be giving away free native trees to West Palm residents and business owners. Northwood Village ArtNight Out will be in full bloom, with hidden artistic flowers all over the neighborhood…you can find a flower, keep a flower or share...
Not-so-good idea to paint West Palm roof on rainy day could be costly
 If the Lake Worth Lagoon seems more blue than usual this weekend, that’s because it might have more blue in it. West Palm Beach environmental compliance officers responded Thursday to a complaint that a downpour washed off wet coats of blue paint from a strip center at 3700 South Dixie Highway, where a two-man crew was repainting the...

Posted: 5 days ago

If the Lake Worth Lagoon seems more blue than usual this weekend, that’s because it might have more blue in it. West Palm Beach environmental compliance officers responded Thursday to a complaint that a downpour washed off wet coats of blue paint from a strip center at 3700 South Dixie Highway, where a two-man crew was repainting the...
NEW: Cost to replace 38 West Palm police car engines $6,000 a vehicle
 The cost of West Palm Beach police car damage, allegedly from bad fuel, continues to mount and the damage isn’t limited to police cars, City Administrator Jeff Green said. As of Wednesday, 38 of the city’s 61 police cars and SUV’s had engines replaced, at a cost of $6,000 each. The city also has pulled 31 non-police vehicles...

Posted: 5 days ago

The cost of West Palm Beach police car damage, allegedly from bad fuel, continues to mount and the damage isn’t limited to police cars, City Administrator Jeff Green said. As of Wednesday, 38 of the city’s 61 police cars and SUV’s had engines replaced, at a cost of $6,000 each. The city also has pulled 31 non-police vehicles...
Okeechobee project returns
 The city on Tuesday revived a plan, defeated last September amid a public uproar, that would allow a 25-story office tower in a five-story waterfront zone. The plan aims to encourage luxury office development along the Okeechobee Boulevard corridor while requiring developers to incorporate transportation salves for a congested downtown. At...

Posted: 7 days ago

The city on Tuesday revived a plan, defeated last September amid a public uproar, that would allow a 25-story office tower in a five-story waterfront zone. The plan aims to encourage luxury office development along the Okeechobee Boulevard corridor while requiring developers to incorporate transportation salves for a congested downtown. At...
NEW: All eyes on Brightline now as West Palm quiet zone starts
 With the train track “quiet zone” taking effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Mayor Jeri Muoio urged anyone crossing the Florida East Coast Railway lines from here on to be careful and not circumvent safety gates. Conductors can blow horns if they spot someone near the tracks, or when within passenger stations or rail yards in an...

Posted: 8 days ago

With the train track “quiet zone” taking effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Mayor Jeri Muoio urged anyone crossing the Florida East Coast Railway lines from here on to be careful and not circumvent safety gates. Conductors can blow horns if they spot someone near the tracks, or when within passenger stations or rail yards in an...
NEW: Wide deck, plants and pergola planned for Evernia Street sidewalk
 John Pankauski said the city approached him several months ago, “about doing something special with a peripheral street, doing something to improve the area other than on Clematis Street.” That something special could take shape starting in June, assuming it gains city commission approval: turning the sidewalk outside his Evernia...

Posted: 11 days ago

John Pankauski said the city approached him several months ago, “about doing something special with a peripheral street, doing something to improve the area other than on Clematis Street.” That something special could take shape starting in June, assuming it gains city commission approval: turning the sidewalk outside his Evernia...