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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Major Fire in Boca Del Mar

A very serious fire broke out this morning in an apartment building:

***BOCA RATON*** WORKING HIGH-RISE STRUCTURE FIRE — 5622 Wellesley Park Dr (Somerset Place) — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue R500 onscene of a multi-story apartment bldg, heavy flames coming out of the 2nd story spreading up to the 3rd story — Tac 8A

Somerset Place is an apartment complex in the eastern end of Boca Del Mar, near Military Trail between Camino Real and SW 18th.

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Truck Fire Shuts 441

Several readers contacted us earlier about a major traffic jam on 441 northbound near Clint Moore, affecting Clint Moore as well.

We heard that it was caused by a dump truck on fire. One reader sent us pictures.

The incident was north of Clint Moore, close to Atlantic. There was also a report of an accident at Clint Moore and 441 where a PBSO car hit a man on a motorcycle.

Update: Another reader sent us this photo from a different angle.

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Bad Uncle Julio? Restaurant Inspections for East Boca

When we first moved to Boca, Uncle Julio’s in Mizner Park was one of our favorite places to go. Over time we found other restaurants that were closer but we still have a positive image of the place. That feeling takes a dent in our latest inspection report for a scary Halloween.

Uncle Julio’s was hit with a total of 26 violations including 6 marked as high priority:

Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**

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Accident at Cain & Yamato – 2 pm

Two readers report an accident at Cain and Yamato shortly after 2 pm today. One sent us photos.

We’re told it’s a multi-car accident. One reader saw two cars with front-end damage. Another reader thinks more cars were involved, and car parts are all over the road.

We see some traffic impact on Google Maps, but the volume at that intersection is not high enough to generate reliable information. We’d suggest avoiding the area for an hour or so.

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Video: Car Accident Pile-Up on 441

A reader sent us a short video of the aftermath of a car accident on 441 near Palmetto Park Road.

From other readers we’re told that this was a four-car pileup. Northbound traffic on 441 was badly backed up earlier. It’s still a problem at this writing but it appears to be a lot better.

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