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  • South Florida population grows to 5.8 million

    South Florida population grows to 5.8 million
    A steady flow of overseas migration helped push South Florida's population up 4.4 percent between 2010 and 2013, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. The region had an estimated 5.8 million residents in 2013, allowing it to remain the nation's eighth-...
  • Jessica Chiappone: Voting ban for ex-felons brings shame to Florida

    Fifteen years ago, I made my way through the corridors of Newark Liberty International Airport, ticket in hand, bound for Switzerland. I never got on that flight. Instead, I was arrested on a drug charge. This week, life returned me to the Newark...
  • Revved-up deportations leave behind single moms

    PALM BEACH, Fla. Guatemalan immigrant Ana Matias of Jupiter, Fla., remembers the day two years ago when the phone rang. The father of her children was calling from Miami where he was working a construction job. "The work site was raided by immigration...
  • Rubin, Jaffe honored at Hillel event

    According to Raina Goldberg, executive director of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, the two main objectives of the fifth annual "I am Hillel: A Day in the Life" event (held March 11 at the Premier Delray Acura Club at the Florida Atlantic University...
  • Adults get a chance to soar in school's aviation program

    Boynton Beach High School, which boasts one of the only Aerospace Academies in the area, now offers a certification in airframe maintenance leading to a career in aviation for adults as well as students. Along with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,...
  • Meetings to focus on reef protection

    Meetings to focus on reef protection
    The future of the northern segment of South Florida's coral reefs will be on the table Thursday, as a group of experts begins work in West Palm Beach on a plan to protect this important environmental and economic asset. The initiative called Our Florida...
  • Boca flights up; Boca Aviation sale proceeds

    The brutal winter weather up north increased flight traffic at Boca Raton Airport in February. News of the increase came up during a routine report at the March 19 Boca Raton Airport Authority meeting. "It's very cold up north and a lot of folks are...
  • Foundation supports scholarship with $1,000 donation

    The Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, recently presented a check for $1,000 to support the Jerms McGraw Second Chance Scholarship Fund in a ceremony at Palm Beach...
  • Pot control makes sense in uncertain spots

    With Colorado and Washington recently legalizing marijuana, I thought it would be fitting to discuss pot control -- in poker. I recently played a $1,675 World Series of Poker Circuit event in my hometown of West Palm Beach, Fla. Halfway through Day One,...
  • The FCAT balancing act

    In response to the article, "State picks FCAT replacement for 2015": For the last four to five years, Florida has told students the FCAT would be replaced. In 2012, my graduating class was told we were the last to take the test — only to find out...
  • Outlook sunny for Palm Beach boat show

    Outlook sunny for Palm Beach boat show
    Clear skies and a blazing sun greeted attendees Thursday as they filed through gates for the noon opening of the 29th Palm Beach International Boat Show. For many exhibitors, the sunny kick-off reflected their own optimism for business over the four-day...
  • What's the big idea?

    What's the big idea?
    Can the solution to South Florida's vexing problems be found in its most plentiful natural resource, complaining? That is one of the motivations behind Power of Design 2014: Complaints, an inaugural four-day think tank opening Thursday at the...