Weekly Newsletter

We’re starting a weekly newsletter. Most people find out about our articles through Facebook, which doesn’t show every article to every person who “Likes” our Facebook page. Some articles do very well, while others don’t reach many people.

We can tell a lot of people miss a lot of our articles. Some complain that all we write about is crime, when that’s at most 20% of what we cover. Others ask questions that we’ve already answered (“What’s going on with the old Walmart?”).

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Where to Watch The Big Game

Update: Bruce’s of Great Neck is offering 10% off all Super Bowl platters by using code: Barry.

There are lots of places in West Boca to watch the Super Bowl this weekend. Some bars are offering their usual beer bucket specials while other places are having buffets and special seating. Publix is having a special event on January 31st. Visit between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and get a taste of Beer Bratwurst with peppers and onions along with a brochure for other football recipes.

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Recent Home Sales in 33498 with Warren Redlich

Warren Redlich is a West Boca real estate agent who lists homes for $500K and up. Here we report on homes sold since December 2014 in zip code 33498. Warren is a licensed sales associate working with the Signature International Real Estate brokerage.

Homes in the 33498 zip code are located north of Glades Road, and west of 441. Neighborhoods within this region include Mission Bay, Island Lakes, Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Saturnia, Lakes of Boca Raton, Boca Chase, and Stonebridge. Many of these communities are gated and Google Maps does not have “street view” of the homes. Due to restrictions on real estate photos, we are using Google satellite images for this article.

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Super Bowl and More in West Boca This Weekend

See a Free Movie at the Library on January 29th and 30th. Dead Poets Society (PG) at West Boca Branch at 1 p.m. on 1/29 and Like Water for Chocolate (R) at Glades Road Branch at 2 p.m. on 1/30.

Celebrate Rubber Ducky Day on January 29th at Glades Public Library. Starting at 11 a.m. preschoolers can celebrate with stories, songs, a craft and film. Call 482-4554 to preregister. Or Celebrate We Love Pete the Cat at West Boca Public Library at 2:30 p.m. Ages 4-8. Call 470-1600 to preregister.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: West Boca Restaurant Inspections

There’s plenty of good news in the latest inspection report, but our readers seem most interested in the bad ones, so we’ll start with the ugly. China Ming in Boca Greens had the worst result in this report. The inspection shows 27 total violations including 7 marked high priority:

  • License expired more than 30 days, but not more than 60 days, after expiration date. **Warning**
  • Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Warning**
  • Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil and garlic 79° **Warning**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.Chicken 47°, shrimp 47°, cooked chicken 47°, cabbage 47°, manager iced down items **Warning**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 70 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit more than four hours. See stop sale. Oil and garlic 79° **Warning**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.Won ton 119°, egg drop 111° chef was told yo reheat to 165° **Warning**
    Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. **Warning**

While this isn’t that bad compared to others we’ve seen, China Ming also did poorly in our report from July of 2014. For this one the inspector is requiring a follow-up inspection, probably due to the paperwork issues.

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Shoplifting and More at the Westwinds Publix

A reader tipped us off to an incident last night at Publix in the Westwinds plaza (Glades and 441). He noticed a couple of deputy vehicles as well as a paddy wagon:

We looked into it and found that a shoplifting incident was reported by PBSO on CrimeMapping.com:

We also found an arrest in the blotter that seems to fit with this incident, though we can’t say for sure.

Mr. Paul Pelchat was arrested last night and the time of booking (shortly before 10 pm) is reasonably close to the time that an arrest from a 6 pm incident would get to booking on Gun Club Road in West Palm Beach. Mr. Pelchat faces several charges including petit theft from a merchant, marijuana and trespassing:

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