Celebrate Mother’s Day early in Boynton Beach

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Here’s you chance to celebrate Mother’s Day early in Boynton Beach!

The Senior Center is hosting a party on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The center is at 1021 S. Federal Highway.

The event will include entertainment by Marcel Rasa, door prizes, and refreshments.

Tickets are $3, and $5 at the door.

For information, call the center at 561-742-6570.

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After months of waiting, this Boynton restaurant is finally opening

Find a unique menu, affordable prices and a cool atmosphere at The Chickpea on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.
Find a unique menu, affordable prices and a cool atmosphere at The Chickpea on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach.

Boynton Beach: the Chickpea restaurant you’ve been hearing about for about a year finally has a grand-opening date.

It is Friday, May 6, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

The restaurant, which serves healthy, Mediterranean and organic food, according to its website, already has a West Palm Beach location. The Boynton location will be in Boynton Town Center at 970 N. Congress Ave.

The grand opening starts at 11 a.m.

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Residents of apartment managed by Corey Jones: ‘People want some answers’

Corey Jones. Photo provided by Family of Corey Jones.
Corey Jones. Photo provided by Family of Corey Jones.

The residents at the La France Apartments in Delray Beach, where Corey Jones worked, said Wednesday afternoon they heard about the state attorney’s decision to send the fatal shooting case to the grand jury, and hope that brings the popular drummer justice.

“If that’s the way they have to go, that’s the way they have to go. But he does deserve justice because he was a good kid,” said Lawrence Washington, 74.

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Washington said he knew Jones for about four years and described him as a “busy man” who “kept the place up.”

Jones managed the complex on Northwest Fourth Avenue for the Delray Beach Housing Authority.

“He was a very good kid. He always knocked on my door and said ‘Mr. Washington, is there anything I can help you with?'” Washington said.

Resident Ernest McCloud said he’s pleased the case is going to the grand jury because “people want some answers.”

Retired assistant manager to be replaced with two in Boynton Beach

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There has been a little bit of a reorganization in the city staff at Boynton Beach.

The city has been looking at how to replace Carisse LeJeune, who was the assistant city manager. LeJeune, who started working at the city in 2000, retired at the end of 2015.

City Manager Lori LaVerriere has decided it would be best to have two assistant city managers. Tim Howard, who was the director of financial services, is now an assistant city manager for administrative services. And, Colin Groff, who is the director of the utilities department, is now assistant city manager for public services.

The City Commission voted to approve the moves earlier this month.

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Why does Lantana’s water tower look different?

Photo taken by Tom Peeling
Photo taken by Tom Peeling

Have you noticed there’s something on top of Lantana’s 127-foot water tower on Lantana Road at the former A.G. Holley State Hospital site?

Well, the tower rehab has started. And the structure is there as part of the sandblasting process.

The water tower will be a prominent part of the incoming Water Tower Commons retail and residential development, owned by the developer — Lantana Development LLC. Lantana Development is is a partnership between Southeast Legacy, headed by Kenco Communities’ Ken Endelson, and Wexford Capital.

Sandblasting the tower will show any metal pieces needing repair, said Mike Langolf, of Southeast Legacy. The tower will be painted white. The whole process should take about five months, he said.

Also, crews are relocating about 60 trees on the property to buffer areas and to the center area of the development.

It is unclear when construction on the commercial part of the project will begin. The residential phase will begin after the commercial.

 

 

Boynton Beach assistant police chief to host Town Hall

Assistant Chief Vanessa Snow
Assistant Chief Vanessa Snow

Boynton Beach residents: Here’s your chance to chat with Assistant Chief Vanessa Snow and police officers who patrol the area of Colonial Club, south of Woolbright Road.

Snow will be hosting a Town Hall meeting Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the clubhouse at 26 Colonial Club Drive.

For information, call Public Information Officer Stephanie Slater at 561-742-6191 or email her at slaters@bbfl.us.

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All Aboard Florida work to close Boynton Beach intersections

A rendering of what the trains - now called BrightLine - will look like. (Rendering provided by AAF)
A rendering of what the trains – now called BrightLine – will look like. (Rendering provided by AAF)

All Aboard Florida crews will be making construction improvements starting this weekend in Boynton Beach. Here’s what intersections will be closed and when:

  • The intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd./NE 10th Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway, and NE 6th Avenue and the Florida East Coast Railway, will close Saturday at 7 a.m. Both intersections will reopen Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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UPDATE: Officials give the OK to swim in Lantana, Dubois Park

sea-beach-vacation-sand-largeUPDATE: Health officials Thursday afternoon said it is OK to swim in Lantana Beach and Dubois Park.

ORIGINAL POSTHealth officials have issued a “No Swimming” advisory for Lantana Beach after recent samples showed “poor” levels of enterococcus bacteria, according to a news release.

The tests showed 120 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water at the beach.

The exact cause of the elevated level of bacteria isn’t known at the time, but it could be because of wildlife, heavy recreational usage, high surf, high tides, or runoff following heavy rains, according to the release.

The Dubois Park Wading Lagoon has also been issued a “No Swimming” advisory. Test results showed 130 colonies per 100 milliliters of marine water.

 

Live music, food at event to celebrate Boynton school’s history

The Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center photographed on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)
The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center photographed on Friday, August 30, 2013. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center in Boynton Beach will honor its history during the Schoolhouse Bash on Saturday.

The event is at 6:30 p.m. and is $75 per person.

It includes food, live music by The Party Dogs, a silent auction and complimentary child care. The event benefits the museum at 129 E. Ocean Ave.

For information or tickets, call 561-742-6780 or visit http://www.SchoolhouseMuseum.org.

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Decision on Boynton Beach’s historic school delayed months

The commissioners had a choice to make: Begin negotiations with Rick Gonzalez’ for his plan of turning the 1927 building into a community cultural center; throw out Gonzalez’s plan; or table it.

Commissioners went with the latter because of an ongoing three-year lawsuit many thought would be over by now. The suit accuses the city of breach of contract after commissioners voted down Juan Contin’s plan to use private money to develop the school into an events and destination center.

Contin, through Boynton Old School Partnership LLC, has filed three amended complaints in the lawsuit. The court will decide in July if the latest complaint will be dismissed, and if it is, if the plaintiff can file another amended one. If the court doesn’t offer another chance, the lawsuit will be over. But the plaintiff could file an appeal, according to city documents. Contin is asking for money he would have made if the project had gone through.

In the meantime, the city still has to figure out if it has the millions of dollars Gonzalez is asking for to contribute to his plan. The city hasn’t looked into that yet because of the lawsuit, according to documents.

Check back for more information.