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Worth Avenue Valet Program Analyzed
Town of Palm Beach News

Palm Beach’s new valet parking program on Worth Avenue is helping lessen traffic congestion, but it’s not clear whether it is opening more spots for shoppers, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The Town Council reached that consensus after Worth Avenue Association member Daren Rubenfeld and town

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Palm Beach Residents Warned of Scams
Palm Beach NewsTown of Palm Beach News

Lynda Webster has a message for town of Palm Beach residents: If the former director of the CIA and FBI can be the target of a scam, so can you. In 2014, William Webster, who held both jobs during his career, received a call saying he had won $72 million

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Controversial Private Club Approved
Palm Beach NewsTown of Palm Beach News

On Wednesday, the Town Council gave permission for the Carriage House private club to open at 264 and 270 S. County Road. This long-awaited decision comes after months of debate and amid continued fierce opposition from neighbors, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The council approved around

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Men-of-War Plague South Florida Beaches
Town of Palm Beach News

Palm Beach County’s beaches flew purple flags on Tuesday to warn beachgoers of the presence of dangerous marine life—in this case, stinging pests known as Portuguese men-of-war, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. Portuguese men-of-war get their name from the battleship-shaped balloon that keeps them afloat. The

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Carriage House Back Before Town Council
Town of Palm Beach News

Today, the controversial Carriage House, a proposed private club that would be on South County Road in Palm Beach, will be back before the Town Council, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. Last month, amid opposition from residents near the proposed club, the council deferred the proposal

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South County Road Redesign Proposed
Town of Palm Beach News

Palm Beach Walks, a pedestrian and bicycling group, is proposing a redesign for a section of South County Road. The redesign would stretch from Royal Poinciana Way to Royal Palm Way, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The plan is designed to calm traffic. The road, which

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New Climate Reports Released
Town of Palm Beach News

According to recent reports, earth experienced its fourth warmest year on record in 2018, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. This new statistic confirms an emerging and alarming trend—the last five years have been the hottest since measurements began more than 100 years ago. The National Oceanic

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Trump's Palm Beach Travels Cost Taxpayers Millions
Town of Palm Beach News

Last month, a Government Accountability Office issued a report totaling the cost of President Trump’s first four trips to Palm Beach County at $13.6 million, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. These trips to Mar-a-Lago took place in February and March 2017, according to the GOA. This

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Police Up Presence on Lake Trail
Town of Palm Beach News

Palm Beach Police have increased their visits to the popular Lake Trail after residents reported conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists, as the Palm Beach Daily News reported Tuesday. In December, police planned an education campaign to slow bicyclists after pedestrians complained many were going too quickly. There is a 10-mph

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President Trump’s Weekend in Palm Beach
Town of Palm Beach News

President Trump spent his weekend in Palm Beach golfing, watching the Super Bowl, and sending off an occasional tweet, as first reported by the Palm Beach Daily News. The president and the first lady arrived at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night. They briefly greeted the club’s members and their guests and

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