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  • Republican optimistic about governor's chances

    Republican optimistic about governor's chances
    Leslie Dougher, the new chairwoman of the Florida Republican party, exudes the optimism that's endemic to her job as a real estate agent. And there's no subject that puts her in selling mode more than Gov. Rick Scott. Even in overwhelmingly Democratic...
  • 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...
  • Property taxes on the rise in Boynton

    Property taxes on the rise in Boynton
    Homeowners will soon be paying more to live in Boynton Beach. Thanks to the rising property values and increasing assessments for fire rescue, residents will be dishing out a few extra dollars a year when the changes take effect in October. On Tuesday,...
  • Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach

    Pension, health care costs rising in Boynton Beach
    Rising pension and health care fees are costing Boynton Beach. City officials expect that this year's general fund will increase by about $2 million, from $71.3 million last year to $73.3 million this year. The increase is partially due to rising health...
  • Voting light at early sites and mail balloting

    Voting light at early sites and mail balloting
    Broward and Palm Beach County voters face critically important primaries and nonpartisan elections in one week, but so far people aren't rushing to their mailboxes to vote by mail or to the county's early voting sites. "It's very low," Palm Beach County...
  • Boynton agency chooses developer for Ocean Breeze East

    Boynton agency chooses developer for Ocean Breeze East
    Change is on the way for the desolate downtown area known as the Heart of Boynton. On Monday, in a special meeting, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved a developer for Ocean Breeze East — a key development city officials...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • Boynton to have initial vote on final budget

    Residents can chime in on Boynton Beach's proposed $188 million budget on Wednesday. The city has rescheduled its regular Tuesday meeting to Wednesday so city officials and residents can discuss the city's proposed budget, which is up $4 million from...
  • Generation gap in Republican primary to challenge Frankel

    Three political newcomers far apart in age and priorities are competing in the Republican primary for the nomination to challenge freshman Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel. The Republican contenders are 67-year-old Paul Spain, who touts his business...
  • City moves toward domestic partner benefits

    Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state? That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5. At the request of the Palm Beach County...
  • City bargaining with cops, firefighters

    With three-year contracts up on Sept. 30, the city is conducting collective bargaining sessions with police and firefighters' unions. And even with cutting public safety costs a stated priority of the new Boca Raton City Council, both unions are...