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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Rollover Accident: Photos & Video

All photos copyright Warren Redlich 2016; anyone can use by crediting @WestBocaNews

The eastbound lanes of Palmetto Park Road were closed this afternoon between Shorewind Drive (Boca Winds) and Riverside, about 2 miles west of US-441. The closure resulted from a two-car accident where one vehicle, a new Kia Optima, rolled over and an older Lincoln Town Car ended up in the median.

We talked to a few people at the scene, though none saw the accident happen. As best we understand it the Town Car, with an elderly driver, was coming out of Boca Winds making a right turn onto Palmetto. The Optima driven by a West Boca High School student, was traveling straight and was unable to avoid the Town Car. Some suspect the Optima was speeding but we suspect that may not be accurate.

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Home Sales in Saturnia, Boca Isles and Shores: $480K to $750K

Homes in the 33498 zip code are located north of Glades Road and west of 441. Neighborhoods include Saturnia, Boca Isles, Island Lakes, Stonebridge, Shores, Boca Greens and the northern part of Mission Bay. The schools have an excellent reputation and the area has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. Most homes are close to South County Regional park.

The Saturnia neighborhood is wonderful for families and offers a 24 hour guarded gate, clubhouse, pool and spa. It also has basketball and tennis courts, and a fitness center. Students attend the highly regarded Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights High School, though some go to other area schools. There are HOA fees.

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Boston Market Closed for Roaches

Boston Market leads off our report.

Boston Market in Shadowood, Glades Road at 441; image by Google

The Boston Market in Shadowood Square was closed on Thursday after restaurant inspectors found over a dozen live roaches in various locations including near the prep sink:

Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 on the floor by the prep sink located next to the walk in cooler, 3 behind the stainless steel wall behind the prep sink located next to the walk in cooler, 1 on the wall behind the dry storage shelving unit next to the prep sink, 4 between the wall and rolls of toilet paper stored on the dry storage shelving unit and approximately 5 on the boxes of aprons stored on the dry storage shelving unit.

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Teen Fugitive Suspect Caught: Shot Mom’s Boyfriend

Update: PBSO has confirmed that Davila was extradited from Mexico.

Joel Fabian Davila; Photo from PBSO Booking Blotter

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office arrested Joel Fabian Davila on Wednesday. Now 21 years old, Davila was 17 when he was accused of shooting his mother’s boyfriend in a trailer park near Gateway and Congress in Boynton Beach. The shooting took place in July of 2012 after an argument. The Sheriff then said he was “on the run” and “armed and dangerous.”

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Restaurant Inspections – Mid-April

It was a pretty good week for inspections. PF Chang’s had one of the worst reports, though not terrible, with 15 violations including 4 marked high priority.

  • Employee touched face/hair and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Servers sent to wash hands . Reviewed proper handwashing. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Employee washed hands with cold water. Employee washed hands with Water at 80° F in dishwashing area. Employee rewashed hands with hot water. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shelled eggs over cabbage at Traulsen cooler in cookline area. Foods moved and properly stored. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Butane bottles stored above soda boxes in dry storage area. Chemicals moved and properly stored. **Corrected On-Site**

Bella Amici in Delray Marketplace; image by Google

Bella Amici Pizzeria in Delray Marketplace recorded the same numbers and also had a stop-sale on a couple items:

  • Container of medicine improperly stored. At dry storage unit Advil container on shelf with food products. Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Display case cooler – cooked pasta 48°, sweet butter balls 48°, operator stated all held over 4 hours. See Stop Sale. Glass cooler- raw veal 48° and chicken 46°-48° operator cooked meats products. **Corrective Action Taken**
  • Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over sweet butter balls in walk in cooler. Operator moved raw chicken to a different shelf. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Display case cooler – cooked pasta 48°, sweet butter balls 48°, operator stated all held over 4 hours.

Others with more than 10 violations include Saito Japanese Steakhouse in Coconut Creek’s Promenade (13 with 3 high priority), Greek Emporium on Military in Delray (13, 1), and Nino’s on Jog in Delray (12, 1).

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