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  • Delray discusses proposed budget

    Delray discusses proposed budget
    Even though Delray Beach's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than the current rate, folks may find themselves spending more in taxes this year. Commissioners haven't made many changes to the proposed budget since it was presented...
  • Delray agency asked to pay for police

    Delray agency asked to pay for police
    The Delray agency responsible for keeping the city free of slum and blight is being asked to dish out more money this year. The Community Redevelopment Agency board will consider approving budget requests from the city and several nonprofits on Thursday...
  • Delray considers temporary ban on new pet stores

    Delray considers temporary ban on new pet stores
    When potential legal problems got in the way of Delray Beach placing a ban on the sale of animals from puppy mills, city officials didn't want to drop the topic completely. So Delray's legal team got to work creating a temporary fix to the puppy...
  • Delray may raise fees for businesses that can't provide enough parking

    Delray may raise fees for businesses that can't provide enough parking
    Delray businesses that can't physically fit the number of parking spaces the city requires on their property pay a penalty fee that goes toward putting up parking spaces elsewhere. That penalty may soon be increasing for the first time since 2006....
  • Boynton needs more – and better - visibility

    Boynton Beach's best features are too hard to find. So the city needs to create a consolidated downtown area that would invite visitors to walk around and enjoy all the city could offer, including special events, shows or concerts. That same area...
  • Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

    Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
    An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot. That increases to 10 the number of queries to be...
  • Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay

    Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay
    Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving. At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
  • Open seat in District 96 attracts two experienced candidates

    Open seat in District 96 attracts two experienced candidates
    Democratic voters in northwest Broward County will choose between Kristin Jacobs and Steve Perman. Both candidates may be familiar names to voters. Jacobs is term-limited out of her long-time home on the Broward County Commission. Perman, a one-time...
  • Boynton officer accused of downloading porn reinstated, allowed to retire

    Boynton officer accused of downloading porn reinstated, allowed to retire
    A Boynton Beach police officer fired last year for downloading porn on his city computer will collect more than $90,000 in back pay after an arbitrator ruled he be reinstated and allowed to retire. Sgt. Frank Ranzie, who was fired in May 2013, returned...
  • Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects

    Park Ridge tackles costs of stormwater projects
    Residents in Park Ridge's Mayfield Estates neighborhood might be asked to help cover part of the cost for a proposed $3.3 million flood control project. "I think the only way that it's going to happen is some cost sharing," Mayor David Schmidt said...
  • Boating safety tips

    Boating safety tips
    Boating safety tips: • Have and wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket. • Have a reliable way to call for help in an emergency, such as a marine radio, cellphone in waterproof case (though reception is not always reliable) or a personal...