August 3, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
Civic Association Posts
2018 Primary Voters Guide Online
Civic Association Primary Voters Guide
The Palm Beach Civic Association has posted the 2018 Primary Voters Guide Online on its website.  Candidates shown in the Voters Guide are the ones that will be on your Town of Palm Beach District/Precinct ballots.
Civic Association 
Primary Candidates 
Meet & Greet Event
Candidate meet and greet 2018
Mayor Looks to State and County in Opposing West Palm Beach Plans
Gail Coniglio
Mayor Gail Coniglio
A trail of letters from Mayor Gail Coniglio to city, county and state officials shows her longstanding fight to shield the town from worsening traffic congestion that Coniglio believes will come with intensifying development in neighboring West Palm Beach.
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Palm Beach Restaurant Manager Set to Meet with Immigration Officials
Francisco Javier Gonzalez
Francisco Javier Gonzalez
Palm Beach Daily News Photo
Francisco Javier Gonzalez, the Palm Beach restaurant manager facing deportation, will report back to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office Friday for an update on his immigration status, according to his lawyer.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Going to Publix? 
Palm Beach Store Reminds 
Customers to Leave Pets at Home
Andy DeLong said customers try to bring their pets into his Publix every week. He hopes a new sign changes that. Publix supermarkets throughout the state recently placed signs on many of their storefronts that forbid pets to enter unless they are trained service animals.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Town Council to Appoint Member(s) to the Planning & Zoning Commission
Town of Palm Beach logo

The Town of Palm Beach is seeking applicants for the Planning & Zoning Commission. Two (2) regular member positions are vacant. 
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Scientists Feared Lake O's Algae Bloom Would Do This
Lake Okeechobee algae bloom
The most recent satellite image of Lake Okeechobee's blue-green algae bloom shows it grew over the weekend after falling to 30 percent coverage earlier this month.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Algae is Oozing Across Florida's Coast, and It's Sending 
People to the Hospital
algae bloom 2018
Blue-green algae spreading along Florida's east coast is threatening homes and sending people to the hospital. At least 15 people were treated last week at Martin Health System emergency rooms after having contact with the St. Lucie River, according to a report at
Read More (Sun Sentinel)
Algae Less Likely to Slime 
Palm Beach or Broward
algae bloom 1
The horrifying green slime flowing out of Lake Okeechobee has steered clear of Palm Beach and Broward counties so far, and environmental officials say they're cautiously optimistic the two counties will make it through the summer without major algae blooms.
Suzanne Wright, an Advocate for All
Suzanne Wright
Civic Association Chairman Bob Wright and the Suzanne Wright Foundation released a new video about Suzanne, a wonderful advocate for many causes. We thought you would like to see it. "Suzanne Wright was a leader, an advocate, a mother, and the inspiration behind CodePurple," said Mr. Wright.
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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
Meteorologists Posting About August Hurricane Forecast
August hurricane graph
Meteorologist are using the latest data and historical research to let us know what we might expect from the Hurricane Season in August this year. We're watching and listening.
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Have No Fear, African Dust Helping to Prevent Hurricanes from Forming
African dust
Residents worried about the likelihood of hurricanes this summer can expect some help from an unlikely source: African dust. Once African dust blows over the water, it creates dry air, and that halts tropical storms from progressing.
Read More (TCPalm)
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Senate Averts Flood Insurance Shutdown, 
but Fix is Brief
National Flood Insurance Program
The U.S. Senate voted to avert a shutdown of the National Flood Insurance Program on the last possible day Tuesday, but the fix is only for four months. Congress once again took it to the brink to renew the flood program, this time in the middle of hurricane season.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Why is Ugly, Thick Brownish Seaweed Cursing South Florida Beaches?
South Florida's beaches faced a sargassum assault this summer that some scientists believe is part of the largest spread of the nomadic marine weed on record, and one that could continue through September.  
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
Blacktip Sharks Vanishing from Palm Beach Waters - Why That's Not Good
blacktip shark
For eight years Stephen Kajiura has flown a stretch of shoreline from Boca Raton to Jupiter during blacktip shark season, meticulously counting each shadow in the blue shallows of the Atlantic.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Property Appraiser's 
Website (PAPA) Demo

On August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vista Center at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, Dorothy Jacks and her staff will be holding a free hands-on demo of their newly redesigned and updated website.
Read More (Town of Palm Beach)
Construction and Traffic Highlights for the Week of 07/30/2018
Traffic 8-14-17
Click on the link below to download a copy of the Construction and Traffic Report for the upcoming week.
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