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Addison Mizner Elementary Options, What Delray Schools are Facing & More
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Addison Mizner Elementary Options, What Delray Schools are Facing & More

Public schools very quickly have become a political issue in Boca Raton. With four of the city’s five elected officials running for something—and with two related items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting—there’s potential for good but also for harm. The good could come from a revived education task force that separates reality from myth […]
The Train Depot Gets a New Lease on Life, Election Updates & More
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The Train Depot Gets a New Lease on Life, Election Updates & More

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum has a buyer for the former train depot at Camino Real and Dixie Highway near Addison Mizner’s former office. It’s Mizner Arts LLC. The principal is Holly Meehan, a longtime Junior League volunteer. She is the daughter of George Zoley, founder and CEO of Boca Raton-based GEO Group. […]
Bring on the Mandarin at Via Mizner; the Other Midtown in Delray
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Bring on the Mandarin at Via Mizner; the Other Midtown in Delray

More than two years after the Boca Raton City Council approved Via Mizner 2 and 3, construction should start soon on the Mandarin Oriental hotel and the adjoining luxury condos that will have privileges at the hotel. That’s the word from Al Piazza, senior vice-president of development for Penn-Florida Companies. We spoke in late December. […]
Weinroth to Challenge Haynie, New Deal on Ocean Breeze
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Weinroth to Challenge Haynie, New Deal on Ocean Breeze

City Councilman Robert Weinroth shook up Boca Raton politics on Wednesday with his decision not to seek a second term in Seat D. Instead, Weinroth (pictured above, left) will run for the District 4 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission. His opponent is Mayor Susan Haynie. Because Boca Raton is the largest city in […]
The Shakeup in Boca Raton Politics Has Begun
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The Shakeup in Boca Raton Politics Has Begun

City Councilman Robert Weinroth (pictured above) told me this morning that he would not run for reelection to Seat D. Instead, Weinroth will run for the District 4 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission. Mayor Susan Haynie also is a candidate for the commission and was the heavy favorite until a Palm Beach Post […]
What’s Lauzier Thinking? What’s Up With Brightline?
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What’s Lauzier Thinking? What’s Up With Brightline?

During his shakedown period since early November as Delray Beach’s city manager, Mark Lauzier has been pleased to discover this: “What I thought I needed to focus on is what I need to focus on.” We spoke just before the holidays. Lauzier had moved into a house in the Oakmont neighborhood. His wife was back […]
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