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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Customers Complain: Boca Bridal

A reader advises to be wary of the Boca Bridal sale on Beracasa Way.

So after waiting they tell everybody with over a hundred fifty people in line that at 8 o’clock they are closing the doors and they will have to come back tomorrow, very rude very unprofessional and no compassion if you can write about and post that to the real dangers it would help a lot of people not waste their time

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Temple Beth El Golf Fundraiser at Boca Rio

Temple Beth El’s Brotherhood is having their annual golf fundraiser at Boca Rio Golf Club on November 17th.

It’s $300 for one golfer, and the proceeds will support the temple as well as a charity providing emergency shelters in Israel.

Attorney David Pratt is being honored. Lunch is at 11:45; Shotgun start at 1:15 pm; and reception starts around 5:30.

See the picture below for details or check out the event page on the Temple Beth El website.

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No More Red Light Cameras?

The County Commission has at least temporarily suspended use of red light cameras. There were cameras in operation at two intersections in West Boca – at Lyons & Glades, and at Palmetto Park & Powerline. The closest other one was in Delray at Atlantic and Jog.

This follows on a court decision from the Fourth District Court of Appeal involving the city of Hollywood (Broward County) which decided that law enforcement cannot be outsourced to private companies. That decision is below:

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Top Ten Things to Do in West Boca This Weekend

Hoot ‘N’ Howl at Daggerwing Nature Center on October 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. Free for children of all ages with adult supervision.

Trunk or Treat at the classic car show at Boca Center on October 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hayrides, science experiments and pumpkin decorating.

Take part in Shriek Week at Sugar Sand Park on October 23, 24 and 25. Film fest, Haunted House and free activities. Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. for ages 5-12. Friday and Saturday 6 to 11 p.m.

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Panhandlers: Andy O’Brien Responds

Update: Commissioner Abrams did respond, briefly. See bottom of the article.

After three attempts we’ve still received no response from Commissioner Abrams and Berger on the panhandling issue in West Boca and the rest of unincorporated Palm Beach County.

Today we sent an e-mail to Andy O’Brien, who is challenging Abrams in the current election for the seat in District 4. Unlike Abrams, O’Brien responded quickly. Here’s what he had to say:

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