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RPB Council To Review $41 Million Budget On July 6

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RPB Council To Review $41 Million Budget On July 6

By Paul L. Gaba The Royal Palm Beach Village Council will review the community’s annual budget for fiscal year 2015-16 on Monday, July 6. But for the most part, don’t expect many deviations from prior years in terms of spending allocations. According to Finance Director Stan Hochman, the 197-page, $41.16 million proposed budget was prepared with the intent of more...

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Wellington Crafts $79 Million Budget For Upcoming Year

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Wellington Crafts $79 Million Budget For Upcoming Year

The Village of Wellington has prepared a preliminary budget of $79 million for fiscal year 2015-16. That is about $2.1 million higher than the 2014-15 budget of $76.9 million. It includes major roadway, governmental facilities and surface water management projects. Administrative & Financial Services Director Tanya Quickel noted that Wellington’s property values more...

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Local Musician Bobby Gugliuzza Has Enjoyed A Varied Career

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Local Musician Bobby Gugliuzza Has Enjoyed A Varied Career

Local musician Bobby Gugliuzza’s life changed one day back while he was living in upstate New York. Gugliuzza, a teenager in Lockport, N.Y., at the time, asked for a guitar, and he has never looked back. “I was inspired by it,” said Gugliuzza, who can be seen locally performing with the band Odyssey Road. “I was inspired by watching TV and seeing people more...

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Wellington Council Will Consider GMO Labeling Resolution

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Wellington Council Will Consider GMO Labeling Resolution

The Wellington Village Council agreed last week to consider a resolution supporting the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). At its meeting Tuesday, June 23, the council heard a presentation pointing out that such labeling is not required in the United States. Wellington resident Monica Kallas of Sharpshooter Marketing, a key more...

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RPB Zoners Refuse Parking Change For New SR 7 Plaza

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RPB Zoners Refuse Parking Change For New SR 7 Plaza

By Paul L. Gaba A requested parking variance for a shopping plaza already under construction will go to the Royal Palm Beach Village Council without the blessing of its Planning & Zoning Commission. The debate over proposed parking spaces took up the majority of the commission’s June 25 meeting, with the commissioners voting twice to not accept the request by more...

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PBSO’s Mounted Unit Serves Several Important Purposes

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PBSO’s Mounted Unit Serves Several Important Purposes

Following a winding road, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit’s home base — its two barns and an office building — can be found among the trees and foliage of Okeeheelee Park. There, living in the peace and tranquility, are a cat, a dog and seven horses, who call the area home. They’re cared for by PBSO officers, a civilian, volunteers and more...

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Capt. Hart: Traffic Crashes Remain An Issue In Wellington

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Capt. Hart: Traffic Crashes Remain An Issue In Wellington

Juvenile crime, property crime, traffic crashes, golf cart thefts and illegal golf cart use on roadways continue to be issues for Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies in Wellington, according to District 8 Commander Capt. Jay Hart. A total of 189 property crimes were reported between October 2014 and March 2015, Hart told the Wellington Village Council in his more...

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GL Homes Planning 4,000 Homes West Of The Acreage

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GL Homes Planning 4,000 Homes West Of The Acreage

Residential builder GL Homes has submitted a request to change the land use of its 4,900-acre Indian Trail Groves site west of The Acreage from its currently approved one unit per 10 acres to one unit per 1.25 acres, which has community leaders looking closely at its effect on local roadways. The proposal would add approximately 4,000 homes in an area that is currently more...

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Schofield: Canal Clearing On Hold Until Further Council Action

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Schofield: Canal Clearing On Hold Until Further Council Action

Wellington has halted all canal clearing until it gets more information on the controversial project, which has drawn complaints from some residents who say their back yards are unnecessarily being razed of foliage. At the June 23 meeting of the Wellington Village Council, Councilman John McGovern asked about the status of the canal reclamation project. It had garnered more...

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Vandals Hit Vacant Store In Royal Palm Beach

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Vandals Hit Vacant Store In Royal Palm Beach

JUNE 24 — A deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was called to a vacant store location on State Road 7 last Wednesday morning regarding a burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 24, unknown perpetrators entered the vacant building, deployed fire extinguishers, more...

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