May 25, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
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West Palm Mobility Plan Approved by City Commission
Okeechobee Corridor
The West Palm Beach City Commission unanimously approved the Mobility Plan Monday night despite the packed chamber with a majority objecting to the plan.  The city adopted the plan without addressing the concerns raised by many in West Palm and surrounding communities.
Concord Hospitality Scores $42M Loan for West Palm Hotel
Marriott Autograph Collection WPB
Concord Hospitality just scored a $42 million construction loan to build a Marriott Autograph Collection brand hotel that will anchor the mixed-use project planned for West Palm Beach's former city hall.
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FPL: Underground Utility Systems Performed Well 
During Hurricane Irma
FPL logo
Palm Beach officials, who have begun burying all overhead utilities in town, say they're gratified by Florida Power & Light's recent statement that underground electrical utilities performed well during Hurricane Irma. "We're being validated," said Steven Stern, the town's underground utilities program manager.
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Palm Beach Day Academy Reception Introduces Interim Head of School
Billy Peebles
Billy Peebles

Palm Beach Day Academy's incoming interim head of school was welcomed at a reception hosted by the school for its parents and community members. 

Billy Peebles traveled to the area to meet with students, parents, faculty, alumni and members of the community in advance of his official start date.

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Bradley Park in Palm Beach 
Wins State Award for 
Historic Preservation
Bradley Park
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach has bagged a statewide honor for last year's beautification and redesign of Bradley Park. Melissa Wyllie, the Florida Trust's executive director, said Wednesday that the Bradley Park beautification is a great example of a revamped outdoor space the public can enjoy.
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South Florida National Cemetery
Memorial Day headstones
Photo: South Florida National Cemetery. By: R. Michael Brown

A Memorial Day Ceremony, open to the public, is planned at the Flag pole and Section 39, at the South Florida National Cemetery in west Lake Worth. 
  Time:         10 AM
  Location:   6501 South State Road 7
                     Lake Worth.
For details: (561) 649-6489
                      South Florida National Cemetery
Inaugural  West Palm-to-Miami Trip Draws Crowd, Celebration
Greg Lovett  The Palm Beach Post
Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post
Brightline trains transported riders from West Palm Beach to Miami on Saturday, marking the first time in 50 years that the Florida East Coast Railway has been used to bring passengers to the Magic City.
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Florida's Property Tax Rate Ranks
21st in U.S.
property tax
The average Florida homeowner pays 1.09 percent of their home value in taxes, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single family homes.
Read More (Florida Watchdog)
Palm Beacher Bob Wright Marks 75th in Nantucket Style
Susan _ Bob Wright
Susan & Bob Wright
"Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive," read the invitation. "Bob Wright is Turning 75."
Really, we would kill the person who sent out an invitation with our age on it, but since all family, friends and staff were present and accounted for at the celebration, we're guessing Bob doesn't feel the same way.


Monday, May 28
Memorial Day
Town Hall & Civic Association Closed
Friday, June 1, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
A Cup of Joe with Bo 
Undergrounding Phase 1 - South
South Fire Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Monday, June 4, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew 
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock 
North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Tuesday, June 5, 9:00 AM
Underground Utility Task Force Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, June 7, 9:30 AM
Ordinances, Rules, & Standards Committee
Town Council Chambers
Tuesday, June 12, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
90% Chance Tropical
 Disturbance will Form in Gulf
Tropical Weather alert
A broad surface low drifting slowly northward over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula has become better defined since yesterday. However,
environmental conditions are forecast to become more conducive for development.
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NOAA Issues 2018 Hurricane Season Forecast
hurricane irma
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has issued its 2018 hurricane forecast, calling for a near, or above normal, hurricane season with 10-16 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 1-4 major hurricanes of Cat 3 strength or higher. The average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.
See More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Florida's Hurricane Fund in Good Shape Entering Storm Season
Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
The Florida fund that helps private insurers pay out claims after a hurricane remains in good shape heading into a storm season. Despite losses from Hurricane Irma, estimates show the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund will have $17.3 billion available this year.
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
What's an Invest and Why do They Keep Saying Tropical Cyclone?
The tropics are firing up and it's a good idea to know some of the meteorological terms that will be thrown around this hurricane season.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Scripps Florida Researchers Win $3.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Autism
Courtney Miller and Gavin Rumbaugh
Courtney Miller & Gavin Rumbaugh
Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD, of The Scripps Research Institute's Florida campus, will lead a 5-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to continue studies of abnormal brain circuitry in autism.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
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Construction and Traffic Highlights for the Week of 05/21/2018
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Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
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Getting a Call From Your Own Number? It's a Phone Scam
scam alert
Have you just received a phone call that appears to be from your own number? If so, it's likely a spoofed call that a scammer has set up in order to get you to answer their phone scam.
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