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25 Sep 2017

What Boca is Saying: Wayne Barton part 1 of 2

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

On this episode of What Boca is Saying, Katie sits down to chat with Wayne Barton, retired Boca Raton police office and founder of the Wayne Barton Study Center. An advocate for community policing, Barton took a special interest in Pearl City - Boca Raton's oldest housing unit and currently one of the city's most [...]

25 Sep 2017

Doing What We Do Best

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

408 pounds of trash was removed from South Beach Park in Boca Raton on Saturday, September 23rd during International Coastal Cleanup Day. Boca Save our Beaches partnered with 4Ocean and World of Scuba, pulling together over 85 people to help clean our beaches. Plus, we were able to beat our prior record of 377 pounds [...]

22 Sep 2017

A Never Ending Upward Spiral!

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

What Goes Up Must Come Down…REALLY?  Not the Fire Services Non-Ad Valorem Assessment…. A public hearing on the Fire Services Non-Ad Valorum Assessment rates will be conducted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, Boca Raton City Hall.  All residents and businesses should pay close attention to the City [...]

22 Sep 2017

Time Flies! Six Month Update

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Time for an Update... BOCA TAKES IRMA’S GLANCING BLOW Whew! What was bad could have been worse. Hurricane Irma is now part of Boca Raton history and will be the subject of future conversations for years to come. However, as of this writing, Boca residents are regrouping, cleaning up and getting back to business as [...]

21 Sep 2017

Episode 3: “What Boca is Saying” Goes to our Waterfront Parks

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

BocaWatch toured the waterside of Boca’s waterfront parks along the Intracoastal and asked the folks for their ideas, concerns and insights as to what should be done. Our videos and your comments have been received by the city’s consultant, EDSA, who did not participate in the voyage but has acknowledged our efforts. This episode covers [...]

21 Sep 2017

The Long Road to Beloved Community

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

PUBLISHER”S COMMENT: With the ever-expanding ‘downtown’ of Boca Raton and the insatiable appetite of the over-development community, BocaWatch is taking a look at a traditional community’s ‘next’ horizon. Pearl City, with its rich culturally diverse history, deserves a good, long and hard look at its preservation and protection before this historical community is lost in [...]

21 Sep 2017

My ‘Evacuation’ Journey: A Little Humor After a Long Few Days!

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

This is the story of my somewhat unnecessary Irma evacuation tour of the South with my roommate, the other Jessica Rose, and her bow tie wearing sheepdog, Peyton... Wednesday 9/6: In full panic mode we pack The other Jessica Rose's car with 27 granola bars, 6 magnum bottles of wine, 8 rolls of paper towels, [...]

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