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Singer Island, Florida the news and on the web this week:
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The most recent stories are posted here, older items will be rolled over to the news archives section on Mondays).

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You keep an eye on the inlet cams for the latest conditions - fingers crossed for Sat/Sun!

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Palm Beach International Boat Show runs through Sunday:  Click here for the schedule and more event information. Fans can see more on Facebook, "Like" the Palm Beach International Boat Show on Facebook at - and/or get the MyBoatShow APP, the official, free available in Iphone and Android formats.

3 takeaways from marine executives at the Palm Beach International Boat Show - Florida Trend - The boating business, hit hard by the recession, is recovering quickly, executives from some of Palm Beach County's largest employers in the marine

Palm Beach County Environmental Resources March Update - March 2015 - click here

State and local funds awarded to the lake worth lagoon initiative - GovDelivery - PALM BEACH COUNTY —State and local governments have committed a combined $4,150,000 to the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative, an interagency ...

Study: Beach property values depend on feds - Florida Today - There's a housing bubble along the beach that would burst, were it not for the feds. Oceanfront property values on the East Coast could plummet if Congress suddenly pulled the plug on beach nourishment funding and state and local government had to foot the bill, a new study found...

Casino ship could sail again from Port of Palm Beach - Sun Sentinel - The Princess Royale gaming ship (formerly the Island Breeze II) makes a maintenance test run at Port of Palm Beach on March 23, 2015. (Port of Palm ...



Town of Palm Beach Shores:
Visit the Palm Beach Shores official website here

more soon, check the archives for recent stories


City of Riviera Beach:
Visit the City of Riviera Beach official website here

Port to move forward with dredging - Palm Beach Post - RIVIERA BEACH — The Port of Palm Beach Commission is staying the course with an inlet expansion project it downsized because of opposition from ...

New hybrid termite could chew up South Florida houses - Sun Sentinel - Scientists at the University of Florida have confirmed the Asian and ... The Asian termites have spread from Miami-Dade County to Riviera Beach.

Missing kayaker found safe off Singer Island - WPBF West Palm Beach - The Coast Guard said the woman, 23, went into the water on just north of the Lake Worth Inlet but never returned. It's not clear what time she entered ...

For Durst Family, Arrest Brings a 'Tremendous Sense of Relief' - New York Times - 22, relatives staying at Douglas Durst's home in Palm Beach learned that Robert was in Riviera Beach, less than nine miles north, according to ...

Optimism high as Palm Beach Boat Show opens - Sun Sentinel - To provide job training, the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy aims to ... All Aboard Florida will require too many closures of bridges along local rivers, ...

Casino ship could sail again from Port of Palm Beach with new name and operator - Sun Sentinel - Commissioners for the Riviera Beach seaport have agreed to enter into final negotiations with PB Gaming, a subsidiary of SourcePoint LLC of Puerto ...

Artists for Others event to benefit three area charities - Palm Beach Post - It's also a boon for the Riviera Beach-based Holy Ground Shelter for Homeless, which offers housing, resources and mentoring for homeless, pregnant ...

Woman taken hostage by ex-boyfriend escapes from car, West Palm police say - Sun Sentinel - After the woman dropped the kids off at a center, Watson demanded that the woman drive to Wells Park in Riviera Beach. She parked her vehicle ...

Lauderhill couple open their home to rescued guinea pigs -- 218 of them -  Sun Sentinel - ... after rescuing 138 of them from a hoarding situation in Riviera Beach. .... moved to South Florida and realized there was nothing like it in the region.

Decades-old beach condo to be razed for new luxe development - Palm Beach Post (blog)  - A decades-old condominium on Singer Island in Riviera Beach will be razed for a new luxury community following a $15 million deal that closed last ...

Gym Like This! competes at Tim Rand Invite, City of Lights Invitational - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Level 9 gymnast Chanya Earle of Riviera Beach was awarded first place all-around with a score of 37.4. She placed first on vault (9.475), first on beam ...

Huge numbers of sharks migrating near Palm Beach County shores - Palm Beach Post - ... of a “shiver” (that's what the U.S. Geological Survey calls a large group of sharks) near northern Singer Island, much closer to shore than normal. Huge numbers of sharks migrating near south Florida shores - WSB Atlanta

Riviera Beach: Endangered Species Photo Contest - Nipora - April 01, 2015 at Pura Vida Divers & Pura Vida Surf in Riviera Beach, FL. Beginning Wednesday, April 1st thru Thursday, April 23rd 2015 Pura Vida ...

Annual peace gathering draws crowd of 3,000 to West Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post -

Growing life science business is focus of luncheon Thursday - Sun Sentinel - Palm Beach County's life science and health care sectors are the focus of an ... Co. in Riviera Beach, Akron Biotech in Boca Raton and Somahlution in Jupiter. Attendees also will learn about collaboration between Florida Atlantic ...

Passover seder to celebrate unity, freedom - Sun Sentinel - By Shani McManus South Florida Sun-Sentinel contact the reporter ... Greater Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Riviera Beach, and Cantor Alicia ...

Manufacturers and employees of year named - Sun Sentinel -The South Florida Manufacturers Association named the winners Thursday ... Neptune, Sancilio and Lockheed Martin all are in Riviera Beach.

Dive Deep - Discover The Palm Beaches Florida - Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa | Pura-Vida Beginners Dive Package. SCUBA diving lessons. Dive excursion. Must be 10 ...

Palm Beach County Sports Hall welcomes new class - Palm Beach Post - After playing basketball at Ball State, Jones became a firefighter in Riviera Beach and currently is an elementary school teacher. • Kennerly: As ...

Teen injured in diving accident - WPBF West Palm Beach - RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. —A 16-year-old boy was taken to St. Mary's Hospital after he became ill during an open ocean dive, according to Riviera Beach ...

Man taken to hospital after jet ski accident - Palm Beach Post - ... jet ski was taken to St. Mary's Hospital on Saturday afternoon, according to Duane Watson, public information officer for Riviera Beach Fire Rescue.

Riviera Beach Jazz & Blues Festival in Riviera Bech, FL - - Held on the Municipal Beach on Singer Island. The City is looking for a variety of cultural & ethnic exhibitors/art vendors representing groups from ...

Construction Timeline, Start to Completion: 18—24 months - Singer Island Civic Association- Beach Marriott Resort at Singer Island, 3800 North Ocean Drive to inform. Singer Island residents of the proposed construction of a residential con-.

POINT OF VIEW: Without the VA Medical Center, I'm not here today - Palm Beach Post - The VA in Riviera Beach provides me with a sense of security at a time when I have to make some really difficult decisions about my health and my ...
(THANK YOU to the RIVIERA BEACH Veterans Administration Medical Center Team!  </Mike Blasdell)

more soon, check the archives for recent stories

Lake Park:
Visit the Town of Lake Park Florida official website here

Marlin Magazine - Facebook - Bob Schneider of Lake Park, Florida, used his stint in the U.S. Navy as a way to test and design lure shapes way back in the late '50s. He started by...

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 - Town of Lake Park CRA - Sunset Celebration at Lake Shore Park. Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:00pm ... Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your ...

more soon, check the archives for recent stories

Village of North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park & Lost Tree Village:

Singer Island resident, Jack Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal - Palm Beach Post - Nicklaus, an Ohio native who has been a resident of Lost Tree Village since 1975, becomes the seventh athlete and third golfer to receive the honor. Check out the photos from the Palm Beach Post here. (Congrats, and thank you for your service Mr. Nicklaus)

BurgerFi expanding into Mexico - Palm Beach Post (blog)  - BurgerFi, a fast casual restaurant headquartered in North Palm Beach, said today it is expanding into Mexico in its first international development ...

more soon, check the archives for recent stories

Port of Palm Beach, Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Lagoon:

Capital Report: 03-20-2015 - WFSU - For more than twenty years, Palm Beach County has labored to improve Lake Worth Lagoon. The county's largest estuary, it stretches twenty miles ...

Port looking to take action to save 'neglected' historic site on Peanut Island - WPEC - PEANUT ISLAND -- The Port of Palm Beach is taking action to save a historic ... The Port of Palm Beach showed CBS 12 page after page of problems ...

Town watching, waiting as scaled-back port project moves forward - Palm Beach Daily News - ... to not oppose safety dredging designed to help boats avoid sandbars that hamper boat traffic south of Peanut Island and southwest of Singer Island.

more soon, check the archives for recent stories

Other News of Interest:

County Commissioner Taylor will seek Murphy's US House seat - Today's Paper for The Palm Beach Post - She is a former insurance agency owner who was elected to the Port of Palm Beach commission in 1998 and the state House in 2004. Former Gov.

Costa Rica using only renewable energy to power itself - Palm Beach Post -

Secretive Lil Wayne Registers New Bentley in Palm Beach Gardens Instead of Miami - Eyes On News - By Jose Lambiet,, Special to, Mar 25, 2015 – PALM BEACH GARDENS — Rapper Lil Wayne has become shy all ...

Lure of US Senate seat attracts interest from range of politicians - Sun Sentinel - The North Palm Beach resident won more votes than any other Republican running statewide last year. A banker by trade, he's a former state senator ...

Drone privacy bill advances - Palm Beach Post (blog) - A bill that would prohibit law enforcement, state agencies or individuals from using drones to photograph or record people on private property passed ...

Rising seas bring heavy burden to Florida coastal economy. Can it adapt? - New Conversation - An important reality is that sea-level rise is not a future phenomenon. It has been happening slowly over the past decades, at about one inch every ten years.

Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods as face of EA Sports golf - Palm Beach Post - EA Sports announced today that Palm Beach Gardens resident Rory McIlroy will be the new face and namesake for the 2015 version of its PGA Tour ...

Els Foundation raises $1.2 M for autism research - Palm Beach Post (blog) - The 7th Annual Els for Autism Foundation Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Monday, March 9 raised $1.2 ...

OIG Lawsuit Update just in from Inspector General John Carey:    The gist of Judge Brunson’s order is that the IG Ordinance does not impose an unlawful tax, as it constitutes a valid user fee as well as a valid regulatory fee.  The complete ruling can be found here: OIG Lawsuit Ruling

Palm Beach Count Office of Inspector General Gets Re-Accreditation - this link is to a pdf. document.  For more on our OIG and the important work they are doing for the citizens of our area, please visit this page.


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