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CityPlace 2.0: A reimagined plaza, greener and more tied to downtown
 CityPlace 2.0 is on the way. Within the next two months, visitors will see the 18-year-old, Mediterranean-styled shopping and entertainment center begin a transformation into a venue that’s more comfortable, lush with vegetation and flexible in its configuration. The plan, which requires West Palm Beach approvals, calls for a curb-less...

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CityPlace 2.0 is on the way. Within the next two months, visitors will see the 18-year-old, Mediterranean-styled shopping and entertainment center begin a transformation into a venue that’s more comfortable, lush with vegetation and flexible in its configuration. The plan, which requires West Palm Beach approvals, calls for a curb-less...
SATURDAY: R&B superstar appearing at West Palm’s Heart & Soul Fest
 1. Heart & Soul Fest returns Saturday from 2-8 p.m. in the Historic Northwest District across from the Sunset Lounge. The free event features music, soul food and family fun. And the city will be giving away free trees, as well. Entertainment includes R&B superstar Kenny Lattimore at 6:45 p.m., along with local bands Andrew Luv and the Franchise...

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1. Heart & Soul Fest returns Saturday from 2-8 p.m. in the Historic Northwest District across from the Sunset Lounge. The free event features music, soul food and family fun. And the city will be giving away free trees, as well. Entertainment includes R&B superstar Kenny Lattimore at 6:45 p.m., along with local bands Andrew Luv and the Franchise...
Why this old cannon on Palm Beach pointed at West Palm Beach
 Relations between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are not always easy. Last year when West Palm Beach officials pushed to build an office tower next to the bridge that many town residents rely upon to get to and from the island, verbal salvos were exchanged across city commission chamber lines. But many years ago, the town aimed actual...

Posted: 2 days ago

Relations between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are not always easy. Last year when West Palm Beach officials pushed to build an office tower next to the bridge that many town residents rely upon to get to and from the island, verbal salvos were exchanged across city commission chamber lines. But many years ago, the town aimed actual...
EXCLUSIVE: Under fire, Riviera council gives up $12,000 stipends
 Riviera Beach City Council members, who give themselves the biggest car and travel allowances in the state along with a stipend in addition to their salary to oversee the city water department, have rescinded one of those perks — the $12,000 annual individual stipend. They voted Monday to drop the perk, effective immediately, after...

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Riviera Beach City Council members, who give themselves the biggest car and travel allowances in the state along with a stipend in addition to their salary to oversee the city water department, have rescinded one of those perks — the $12,000 annual individual stipend. They voted Monday to drop the perk, effective immediately, after...
Old cannon on the island pointed at West Palm — for attack or adornment?
 Relations between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are not always easy. Last year when West Palm pushed to build an office tower next to the bridge Palm Beachers rely upon to get to and from the island, verbal salvos were exchanged across city commission chamber lines. But many years ago there was a time when the town aimed actual artillery...

Posted: 3 days ago

Relations between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are not always easy. Last year when West Palm pushed to build an office tower next to the bridge Palm Beachers rely upon to get to and from the island, verbal salvos were exchanged across city commission chamber lines. But many years ago there was a time when the town aimed actual artillery...
S. Dixie residents soundly reject bigger projects near neighborhoods
 For the city of West Palm, it looked like a great idea and compromise: a plan to blend shops, housing and offices but ease traffic and parking. But residents of historic neighborhoods off South Dixie Highway saw the opposite. They called it a developer giveaway that would clog their streets and allow tall, bulky buildings that stare down...

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For the city of West Palm, it looked like a great idea and compromise: a plan to blend shops, housing and offices but ease traffic and parking. But residents of historic neighborhoods off South Dixie Highway saw the opposite. They called it a developer giveaway that would clog their streets and allow tall, bulky buildings that stare down...
The President’s coming to town — here’s what to expect
 Rather than his usual weekend visits, President Trump is scheduled to arrive here this afternoon to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to Federal Aviation Administration notices, Trump is expected to stay in the area until Thursday. However, traffic alerts from the Town of Palm Beach indicate...

Posted: 7 days ago

Rather than his usual weekend visits, President Trump is scheduled to arrive here this afternoon to host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to Federal Aviation Administration notices, Trump is expected to stay in the area until Thursday. However, traffic alerts from the Town of Palm Beach indicate...
Driver dead after car smashes into tree off Belvedere Road
 A female is dead and a male injured after their car lost control on Belvedere Road at about 4 a.m., just west of Florida’s Turnpike. No one else was injured and no other vehicles were involved, said Teri Barbera, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. The car hit a curb and then a tree, ejecting the two. Deputies were...

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A female is dead and a male injured after their car lost control on Belvedere Road at about 4 a.m., just west of Florida’s Turnpike. No one else was injured and no other vehicles were involved, said Teri Barbera, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. The car hit a curb and then a tree, ejecting the two. Deputies were...
Northwood hearing gripes about smaller speed humps, excessive signs
 Some 20 years ago, speeding cars had Northwood residents agitated. The north end area, a collection of single-family home neighborhoods mainly sandwiched between Broadway and the Lake Worth Lagoon, had become a shortcut for commuters avoiding Interstate 95 and for drug dealers racing between high-crime areas of Riviera Beach and Tamarind...

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Some 20 years ago, speeding cars had Northwood residents agitated. The north end area, a collection of single-family home neighborhoods mainly sandwiched between Broadway and the Lake Worth Lagoon, had become a shortcut for commuters avoiding Interstate 95 and for drug dealers racing between high-crime areas of Riviera Beach and Tamarind...
Some show up early for Stormy Daniels performance in West Palm Beach
 The crowd wandered in and out of Ultra Gentlemen’s Club on Friday evening, some coming early to grab $35 seats or tickets for the 10 p.m. or midnight shows, some leaving under still-blue skies before the onset of stripper Stormy Daniels, President Trump’s alleged paid-for-silence porn star paramour. To some, the politics...

Posted: 9 days ago

The crowd wandered in and out of Ultra Gentlemen’s Club on Friday evening, some coming early to grab $35 seats or tickets for the 10 p.m. or midnight shows, some leaving under still-blue skies before the onset of stripper Stormy Daniels, President Trump’s alleged paid-for-silence porn star paramour. To some, the politics...
Check out the Flamingo Park Garden Tour in West Palm on Sunday

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1. Garden Tour in Flamingo Park. Residents of the historic Flamingo Park neighborhood in West Palm Beach will welcome the public into their gardens from 1-5 p.m., Sunday. The Flamingo Park Garden Tour will go on rain or shine. Tour-goers will enjoy food from local restaurants and music performed by local residents as they tour eight gardens...
Back on West Palm’s table of discussion: Tent site, Carefree Theatre
 Two important development sites are coming back under the microscope: - The site of the demolished, once-popular Carefree Theater on South Dixie Highway, as part of a broader rezoning of commercial areas. - The tent site, the prominent location straddling the Okeechobee Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue gateway to downtown. Palm Beach winter...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two important development sites are coming back under the microscope: - The site of the demolished, once-popular Carefree Theater on South Dixie Highway, as part of a broader rezoning of commercial areas. - The tent site, the prominent location straddling the Okeechobee Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue gateway to downtown. Palm Beach winter...
Doubling up on Zen: An even more serene spot at Mounts Botanical
 “Most of Mounts is very lush and green and serene and tranquil in itself,” Mounts Botanical Garden Horticulturist Joel Crippen said. But if that’s not enough and the rush of urban life has you stressed, there’s still hope, because Mounts now has a Garden of Tranquility — a place of tranquility within a place...

Posted: 9 days ago

“Most of Mounts is very lush and green and serene and tranquil in itself,” Mounts Botanical Garden Horticulturist Joel Crippen said. But if that’s not enough and the rush of urban life has you stressed, there’s still hope, because Mounts now has a Garden of Tranquility — a place of tranquility within a place...
Tainted police car fuel tracked to suppliers and their distributor
 More than 100 police cars in Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach suffered severe engine damage the past few weeks, and officials said Thursday they’re confident the cause is what they suspected: A distributor filled their supply tanks with diesel fuel instead of unleaded gas. Miami-Dade and West Palm contract with separate fuel supply companies...

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More than 100 police cars in Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach suffered severe engine damage the past few weeks, and officials said Thursday they’re confident the cause is what they suspected: A distributor filled their supply tanks with diesel fuel instead of unleaded gas. Miami-Dade and West Palm contract with separate fuel supply companies...
NEW: Who choked more than half of West Palm’s police cars with bad gas?
 The number of new West Palm Beach police cars sidelined with engine trouble is up to 15, with as many as 21 more also needing replacements — potentially putting more than half the fleet out of action, though not all at the same time. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade County Police Department has 71 cars with similar problems, The Palm Beach Post...

Posted: 11 days ago

The number of new West Palm Beach police cars sidelined with engine trouble is up to 15, with as many as 21 more also needing replacements — potentially putting more than half the fleet out of action, though not all at the same time. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade County Police Department has 71 cars with similar problems, The Palm Beach Post...
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio forms homeless task force
 They sleep in cars, with their children. They pass hours sitting outside the public library. They crouch on the sidewalk under Clematis Street shop displays, drink with friends on tree-shaded benches near the waterfront great lawn. They snooze on their backs in the City Hall courtyard, panhandle at outdoor eateries and interstate off-ramps...

Posted: 13 days ago

They sleep in cars, with their children. They pass hours sitting outside the public library. They crouch on the sidewalk under Clematis Street shop displays, drink with friends on tree-shaded benches near the waterfront great lawn. They snooze on their backs in the City Hall courtyard, panhandle at outdoor eateries and interstate off-ramps...
ANALYSIS: As retail dims, West Palm may OK banks, offices on Clematis
 Along with a redesign of Clematis’ streetscape and a new look for its back alleys, the rules of the road may soon change on West Palm’s main drag. Property owners on Clematis Street and parts of Rosemary Avenue, restricted for 23 years to leasing only to shops or restaurants, may soon be free to fill store spaces with banks, offices...

Posted: 16 days ago

Along with a redesign of Clematis’ streetscape and a new look for its back alleys, the rules of the road may soon change on West Palm’s main drag. Property owners on Clematis Street and parts of Rosemary Avenue, restricted for 23 years to leasing only to shops or restaurants, may soon be free to fill store spaces with banks, offices...
Lambert, Shoaf take office, as Materio, Moffett bow out to applause
 A standing room only crowd watched West Palm Beach bid farewell to city commissioners Thursday, welcome two new ones and welcome back an incumbent, at a poignant city hall ceremony punctuated with standing ovations at the change of guard. At her last meeting as a commissioner, Shanon Materio, sporting a wide headband 11 days after a brain...

Posted: 16 days ago

A standing room only crowd watched West Palm Beach bid farewell to city commissioners Thursday, welcome two new ones and welcome back an incumbent, at a poignant city hall ceremony punctuated with standing ovations at the change of guard. At her last meeting as a commissioner, Shanon Materio, sporting a wide headband 11 days after a brain...
NEW: Everglades program this weekend at West Palm Historical Society
 1. History of the Everglades. Celebrate the rich history of the Everglades on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Dixie Highway. What once covered 8 million acres of the lower Florida peninsula, now can still be found in Palm Beach County. Enjoy a series of lectures, exhibitions, and...

Posted: 16 days ago

1. History of the Everglades. Celebrate the rich history of the Everglades on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Dixie Highway. What once covered 8 million acres of the lower Florida peninsula, now can still be found in Palm Beach County. Enjoy a series of lectures, exhibitions, and...
Say ‘ahh,’ as toothy celebs adorn orthodontist’s office
 Mural artist Jayemaich has struck again. The New York artist, who splashed a series of Greek god-like visages on a Tamarind Avenue stone shop last year, this week took a brush (all right, a spray can) to a dental office with images of toothy celebrities. The eight panels, on the McCranels Orthodontics building at 3201 S. Dixie Highway...

Posted: 16 days ago

Mural artist Jayemaich has struck again. The New York artist, who splashed a series of Greek god-like visages on a Tamarind Avenue stone shop last year, this week took a brush (all right, a spray can) to a dental office with images of toothy celebrities. The eight panels, on the McCranels Orthodontics building at 3201 S. Dixie Highway...
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