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  • Israel Solidarity Gathering draws 1,000 people

    It was a sea of blue-and-white at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton on the evening of July 16. That's when about a thousand people — of all Jewish denominations — came dressed in blue-and-white, waving blue-and-white Israeli flags, and...
  • New PB rail station looks like ones in Broward, Miami

    – All Aboard Florida's modernistic new train station is expected to help revitalize a ragged stretch of downtown between Clematis Street and City Place, officials said Monday as plans for the new stop were unveiled. Renderings show a 60,000-square-...
  • Wellington grandpa sentenced to 3 years for child solicitation

    Wellington grandpa sentenced to 3 years for child solicitation
    Before Fred Wade was sentenced Monday to three years in prison on felony child-sex charges, his wife of 35 years, Jane Wade, urged Palm Beach County Judge Barry Cohen for leniency. "I am heartbroken for all that has transpired," she wrote in a letter...
  • New rail station to pump up stretch of downtown WPB

    New rail station to pump up stretch of downtown WPB
    –All Aboard Florida's modernistic new train station is expected to help revitalize a ragged stretch of downtown between Clematis Street and City Place, officials said Monday as plans for the new stop were unveiled. Renderings show a 60,000-square-...
  • All Aboard rail foes pick up steam, but admit odds slim

    All Aboard rail foes pick up steam, but admit odds slim
    Even opponents admit it may not be possible to derail All Aboard Florida's plan for train service from South Florida to Orlando. But it's not stopping them from trying — and enlisting the support of some political heavy hitters to join in the...
  • Alligator Alley rest stop to open in August

    Q: When will the new rest stop at mile marker 63 on Alligator Alley be completed and open? Bernie Conti, Davie A: The rest area, which will include a new base for rescue workers, should re-open by the end of August. It's located about 13 miles west of...
  • Monroe court strikes down gay marriage ban

    Monroe court strikes down gay marriage ban
    It took state Attorney General Pam Bondi just two hours Thursday to appeal a Monroe County judge's ruling that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. For now the judge's decision — which would be binding only in the Florida Keys...
  • Unemployment up, but there are more jobs

    Unemployment up, but there are more jobs
    Unemployment rose again in Broward and Palm Beach counties during June, but not significantly so, and there are many more jobs being created. Broward's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from 5.2 percent in May, while Palm Beach County's was 6.1...
  • School goes full throttle on safety awareness

    A Palm Beach County school has won national recognition — and $2,000 — for revving up awareness around safe driving. Royal Palm Beach High was among three schools to win the Allstate Act Out Loud "Safety Rally" contest. The competition...
  • Delray officials set initial property tax rate

    Delray officials set initial property tax rate
    Delray Beach's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year will start out lower than the current rate, but that doesn't mean property owners will pay less in taxes. Late Tuesday, Delray commissioners set the rate at $7.46 per $1,000 of assessed...
  • Three attorneys vying for open Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Group 30 seat

    Three attorneys vying for open Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Group 30 seat
    Three attorneys are vying for the Palm Beach County Circuit Court seat being vacated by retiring Judge Lucy Chernow Brown. Jaimie Goodman, Maxine Cheesman and Peggy Rowe-Linn are on the ballot for the Group 30 seat. Each of the three has previously tried...
  • Stand Your Ground may be defense for felon

    Stand Your Ground may be defense for felon
    Gun-toting felons have the same rights as law-abiding citizens to use the Stand Your Ground law to avoid criminal charges, according to a new appeals court ruling. Reversing an opinion from 2012, the 4th District Court of Appeal said Wednesday a felon...