July 27, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
New Recreation Center Construction Begins on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
Beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018, work will begin in Seaview Park for the construction of the new Mandel Recreation Center. Starting on August 1st, the only publicly accessible amenity within the park will be the tennis courts.
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Civic Association Primary Candidates Meet & Greet Event
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By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communication Director --The Primary is fast approaching, just a month away, and there is much to know and learn so Palm Beachers can make an educated vote on August 28, 2018.
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The state Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, finished its work after approving eight proposed constitutional amendments for the Nov. 6 general-election ballot.
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PBC School Board Puts Property Tax Increase on November Ballot
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By a 7-0 vote, school board members agreed to place a proposed tax hike on the Nov. 6 ballot that would raise school property taxes by an estimated $150 million a year for four years. It will be the second time in two years that the school board asks voters to raise taxes to finance the county's public schools. Currently, the tax levies $25 per $100,000 of taxable property value. The November referendum would raise the rate to $100 per $100,000 of taxable property value.
Damage to AT&T Communication Lines in Palm Beach Estimated at $300,000
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A town contractor's accidental cutting of communication lines while doing irrigation work on Royal Palm Way earlier this month did an estimated $300,000 in damage, an AT&T manager told police.
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Second Concrete Pour at Former Testa Site in Palm Beach
Sunset Avenue was closed starting at midnight for the second of four concrete pours at the former Testa site on Royal Poinciana Way in Palm Beach Saturday July 21, 2018.
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Esplanade Manager: Outdoor Events will Help Worth Avenue Retailers
Francis Scire said he has noticed a shift in what customers want from their shopping experience. He wants to embrace that at The Esplanade. During a Town Council meeting last week, Scire, The Esplanade manager, said he's confident his plan for outdoor events there will help Worth Avenue retailers earn more revenue.
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More Second-Quarter Reports Out on Palm Beach Real Estate Market
Second-quarter real estate sales reports released last week painted a generally favorable picture of property transactions and values in Palm Beach, especially for condominiums. 
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Historic Palm Beach House Dating to 1891 Sells for $7 Million, Deed Shows
A piece of Palm Beach's pioneer history on the North End lakefront has changed hands after being owned by the Maddock family for more than 125 years.
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Fmr. GE Vice Chairman on Company Earnings and Performance
Bob Wright
Bob Wright
Civic Association Chairman
Bob Wright, currently the Civic Association chairman and former General Electric vice chairman and former NBC CEO, weighs in on how GE is performing following its second-quarter earnings report.
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Friday, August 3, 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, August 6, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Crew 
Undergrounding Phase 1 - North
Annie's Dock - North Ocean Blvd and East Inlet Drive
Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Regular Business and Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
Thursday, August 16, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Friday, August 17, 2:30 PM
Investment Advisory Committee Meeting
Town Council Chambers
Monday, August 20, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Candidates Meet & Greet
Meat Market in the Town of Palm Beach
Town of Palm Beach Objects to West Palm Okeechobee Business District
Okeechobee traffic
The Town of Palm Beach has sent a letter to the Florida State Land Planning Agency objecting to the City of West Palm Beach Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Okeechobee Business District.
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'It's a Brand-New School': Penny Tax Gives Updates to County Schools
Del Prado Elementary School
The roof at Del Prado Elementary School was so bad in the cafeteria that the leaks sometimes made it feel like it was raining indoors. Any time the weather was bad, lunch had to be moved elsewhere.
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New Tariffs Affecting Supply of Hurricane Shutters in South Florida
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If you're finding it hard to get your hands on hurricane shutters, you are not alone. Almost a month after the Trump administration placed tariffs on steel and aluminum.
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FEMA Warning Residents About Flood Insurance
The peak of hurricane season is about a month away and FEMA along with Palm Beach County Emergency Management are warning people to protect their homes.
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Why Local Leaders Aren't Celebrating a Projected Drop in Opioid Deaths
The Palm Beach County medical examiner is projecting a 38 percent drop in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths countywide this year, a trend that would represent the first decrease since the local epidemic exploded more than three years ago.
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Construction and Traffic Highlights for the Week of 07/30/2018
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