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Wellington’s 40th Street Renamed Gracida Way

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington’s 40th Street Renamed Gracida Way

The Wellington Village Council unanimously approved a request last week to rename 40th Street South as Gracida Way in honor of the late Carlos Gracida, who died following a polo accident in February. Equestrian activist Victoria McCullough, who lives on 40th Street South, made the request. “The reason I would like that, and I think the community would also, is more...

Equestrian , News , Wellington

Election Puts Spotlight On Little-Known Agency

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Election Puts Spotlight On Little-Known Agency

Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District Group 5 incumbent Eva Webb is being challenged by libertarian Karl Dickey in the Nov. 4 general election. It is a race that is putting the spotlight on a little-known board focused on countywide environmental programs. Webb, a Loxahatchee Groves resident, has sat on the board for 12 years. She has never been challenged more...

News , Palm Beach County

Minto West’s Density Increase Heads To Key Vote

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 5 Comments

Minto West’s Density Increase Heads To Key Vote

Minto West’s petition for increased density comes up for a binding vote before the Palm Beach County Commission on Wednesday, Oct. 29, with additional time allotted on Thursday, Oct. 30 in anticipation of a long meeting. After a seven-hour meeting in August, with lengthy staff and developer presentations and public comment, mostly against the density increase, Minto more...

Acreage/Loxahatchee , News

Pafford Wants State To Do More For Floridians In Need

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Pafford Wants State To Do More For Floridians In Need

State Rep. Mark Pafford hopes to remain two more years in the role he has held since 2008, as a Democrat representing District 86, which covers Royal Palm Beach, Wellington and Loxahatchee Groves, along with several communities to the east. With three terms under his belt, Pafford wants to remain in his seat for one more term, before he is set to retire due to term more...

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Mears Seeks To Be Voice For Teachers In Tallahassee

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Mears Seeks To Be Voice For Teachers In Tallahassee

Republican Stuart Mears is challenging incumbent Democrat Mark Pafford for the District 86 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. District 86 includes Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee Groves, along with other communities to the east. A fourth-generation Floridian, Mears grew up in the area, graduating from Lake Worth High School in 1992 before more...

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ITID Question 5: Thoughts On Development Near The Acreage

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

ITID Question 5: Thoughts On Development Near The Acreage

From now until the election, the Town-Crier will ask questions each week to the six people seeking three seats on the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors. This week’s question: What are your thoughts on development in areas adjacent to The Acreage? What should ITID do regarding these planned development projects? ITID SEAT 3 Ralph Bair — As a more...

Acreage/Indian Trail , News

Florida Voters To Weigh In On Three Constitutional Amendments

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Florida Voters To Weigh In On Three Constitutional Amendments

Palm Beach County Legislative Affairs Director Todd Bonlarron updated voters on the statewide constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot at a community forum hosted by County Commissioner Jess Santamaria on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Florida voters will weigh in on three topics: Amendment 1 on Water and Land Conservation, Amendment 2 on Use of Marijuana for Certain more...

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Royal Palm Council Hears Update On Aquatic Weeds

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Royal Palm Council Hears Update On Aquatic Weeds

By Briana D’Andrea The Royal Palm Beach Village Council heard an update last week on the status of aquatic vegetation maintenance in the village from Public Works Director Paul Webster. At the Thursday, Oct. 16 meeting, Webster said that soundings conducted by Royal Palm Beach’s aquatic vegetation contractor in September found that village waterways and the M-1 more...

News , Royal Palm Beach

Lox Council OKs Work On Light At Okee And D Road

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Lox Council OKs Work On Light At Okee And D Road

In a 3-2 vote, the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council approved a resolution to design a traffic signal and road improvements at Okeechobee Blvd. and D Road on Tuesday, over objections that the signal will have to be torn down when the county eventually widens the road to four lanes. The town selected traffic engineers Simmons & White to do the project about two years more...

Loxahatchee Groves , News

Stimulating Activities For Seniors At Sunrise Adult Day Care

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:04 am | 0 Comment

Stimulating Activities For Seniors At Sunrise Adult Day Care

Sunrise Adult Day Care Center, located on Forest Hill Blvd. in Greenacres, is the place to go for seniors who are in need of companionship and socialization during the day. Owner Sam Zutshi, a former newspaper editor and publisher, worked on human rights issues in New Jersey and was working with seniors before moving to Florida. “I really felt a need with seniors more...

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