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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.

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NEW: Okeechobee Business District approved — what it means for West Palm
 After 18 months of study, public hearings, debate and a September vote supposedly killing the proposal, the city commission Monday night gave its final approval to create the Okeechobee Business District after all, overriding concerns the plan to incentivize office construction would paralyze downtown traffic and allow a 25-story luxury tower...

Posted: 14 hours ago

After 18 months of study, public hearings, debate and a September vote supposedly killing the proposal, the city commission Monday night gave its final approval to create the Okeechobee Business District after all, overriding concerns the plan to incentivize office construction would paralyze downtown traffic and allow a 25-story luxury tower...
West Palm Beach votes tonight on creating Okeechobee Business District
 The city commission takes its final vote tonight (Monday, Aug. 13) to create an Okeechobee Business District, a zoning change meant to encourage Class A office construction on the busy downtown corridor. The city has proposed the to alter the land use rules for Okeechobee Boulevard, from CityPlace to the waterfront, to attract high-end...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The city commission takes its final vote tonight (Monday, Aug. 13) to create an Okeechobee Business District, a zoning change meant to encourage Class A office construction on the busy downtown corridor. The city has proposed the to alter the land use rules for Okeechobee Boulevard, from CityPlace to the waterfront, to attract high-end...
West Palm firefighters save 10-week-old pug in 6-foot-deep pipe
 We’ve heard about firefighters rescuing kittens from trees. But on Sunday six West Palm firefighters saved a puppy in a pipe. West Palm Beach residents Lisa Gerard, her daughters Hannah and Lila and their 10-week-old pug, Hank, were visiting Lisa’s sister Marisa Marulli in the Grandview Heights neighborhood Sunday afternoon, when...

Posted: a day ago

We’ve heard about firefighters rescuing kittens from trees. But on Sunday six West Palm firefighters saved a puppy in a pipe. West Palm Beach residents Lisa Gerard, her daughters Hannah and Lila and their 10-week-old pug, Hank, were visiting Lisa’s sister Marisa Marulli in the Grandview Heights neighborhood Sunday afternoon, when...
Beechcraft blows tire at PBI, blocking runways for more than an hour
 A private plane blew a tire on landing at Palm Beach International Airport Sunday afternoon, blocking two runways and tying up airport operations for more than an hour. The Beechcraft E55P was landing on Runway 28 Right at about 12:10 p.m. and came to a stop at the intersection of the airport’s two main runways. It returned to the airport...

Posted: a day ago

A private plane blew a tire on landing at Palm Beach International Airport Sunday afternoon, blocking two runways and tying up airport operations for more than an hour. The Beechcraft E55P was landing on Runway 28 Right at about 12:10 p.m. and came to a stop at the intersection of the airport’s two main runways. It returned to the airport...
N. Flagler flooding: City has plan, but buried 1800s relic in the way
 After seven floods in 15 years and countless months spent with contractors on repairs, you don’t want to know what Sumner Kaye pays for flood insurance. Kaye, who bought the West Palm Beach house at 208 34th St. in 2003 for $300,000, recently had a contract to sell it for $500,000 — until he disclosed the problem. The buyer said...

Posted: 2 days ago

After seven floods in 15 years and countless months spent with contractors on repairs, you don’t want to know what Sumner Kaye pays for flood insurance. Kaye, who bought the West Palm Beach house at 208 34th St. in 2003 for $300,000, recently had a contract to sell it for $500,000 — until he disclosed the problem. The buyer said...
What’s a triambic icosahedron? West Palm’s latest piece blends art, math
 If it’s the first triambic icosahedron you’ve seen, don’t be embarrassed. They don’t come along every day. One has come along to West Palm’s Sullivan Park, where West Palm recently installed “Deep Thought,” the latest addition to the city’s Art in Public Places collection. The golden, 60-sided...

Posted: 3 days ago

If it’s the first triambic icosahedron you’ve seen, don’t be embarrassed. They don’t come along every day. One has come along to West Palm’s Sullivan Park, where West Palm recently installed “Deep Thought,” the latest addition to the city’s Art in Public Places collection. The golden, 60-sided...
NEW: Despite traffic concerns, West Palm set to OK Okeechobee district
 The city commission will move ahead with its final vote Monday to create an Okeechobee Business District, despite strong criticism from the state transportation agency, Palm Beach County and the Town of Palm Beach. “We didn’t receive any objections from any state agencies,” Mayor Jeri Muoio said. The plan drew “comments...

Posted: 4 days ago

The city commission will move ahead with its final vote Monday to create an Okeechobee Business District, despite strong criticism from the state transportation agency, Palm Beach County and the Town of Palm Beach. “We didn’t receive any objections from any state agencies,” Mayor Jeri Muoio said. The plan drew “comments...
Court gives West Palm another shot at opposing State Road 7 work
 An appeals court has buttressed West Palm Beach’s fight against the proposed extension of State Road 7 next to the Grassy Waters Preserve. A three-judge panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal on Aug. 8 rescinded the South Florida Water Management District permit that approved the extension. The judges found that an administrative...

Posted: 4 days ago

An appeals court has buttressed West Palm Beach’s fight against the proposed extension of State Road 7 next to the Grassy Waters Preserve. A three-judge panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal on Aug. 8 rescinded the South Florida Water Management District permit that approved the extension. The judges found that an administrative...
NEW: West Palm scans all streets, signs, curbs to prioritize repairs
 The city is taking a hard look at its pavement. All 259.4 miles of it. Mayor Jeri Muoio announced Thursday an Orlando company named Digital Transfer Solutions has embarked on a three-week project to digitally scan the surface of all city roads, as well as signs and curb ramps, to help West Palm prioritize maintenance and repaving projects...

Posted: 4 days ago

The city is taking a hard look at its pavement. All 259.4 miles of it. Mayor Jeri Muoio announced Thursday an Orlando company named Digital Transfer Solutions has embarked on a three-week project to digitally scan the surface of all city roads, as well as signs and curb ramps, to help West Palm prioritize maintenance and repaving projects...
Busy boat ramps set to reopen at Currie Park next month with upgrades
 The city has “beach” in its name but has no beach. It’s a boater’s paradise, on the Intracoastal with easy access to the Atlantic, but has no open ramps to slide your boat into the water. But here’s the good news: One of those problems is about to be fixed. West Palm’s director of Parks and Recreation,...

Posted: 6 days ago

The city has “beach” in its name but has no beach. It’s a boater’s paradise, on the Intracoastal with easy access to the Atlantic, but has no open ramps to slide your boat into the water. But here’s the good news: One of those problems is about to be fixed. West Palm’s director of Parks and Recreation,...
NEW: State ethics panel clears West Palm planning board member
 The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared West Palm Beach Planning Board member Gregg Weiss of wrongdoing, ruling a complaint that he shouldn’t have recused himself from voting on the proposed Okeechobee Business District didn’t merit investigation. The board voted May 15 to recommend creating the zoning district, which would...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared West Palm Beach Planning Board member Gregg Weiss of wrongdoing, ruling a complaint that he shouldn’t have recused himself from voting on the proposed Okeechobee Business District didn’t merit investigation. The board voted May 15 to recommend creating the zoning district, which would...