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26 Oct 2017

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Banned in Boca for Another Year!

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|10 Comments

The Boca Raton City Council decided this week that their hypothetical, fabricated concerns were more important than implementing the will of the 76% of Boca residents who voted in favor of medical marijuana. Before proceeding, a few notable exceptions must be highlighted. First, we should extend a thank you to Councilwoman O'Rourke for taking time [...]

23 Oct 2017

Boca Politics: Who Will be Standing When the Music Stops?

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

What an active political week for Boca Raton…. As reported last week, the Mayor is abandoning ship as predicted and seeking higher office in the County Commission District 4 seat; a partisan seat currently held by Republican Steve Abrams.  To date, no other candidates, ether Republican or Democrat, have emerged…. As predicted, CRA Chairman/Council Member [...]

23 Oct 2017

Rumor Has it…Patch Reef Park to be Sold????

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|9 Comments

For two week now, numerous concerned inquiries have come into BocaWatch about ‘Patch Reef Park’ being sold to Rafael Nadal, the world’s number one clay court tennis star, for a private tennis academy.   BocaWatch has followed up on these inquiries to find out that the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District is not and [...]

23 Oct 2017

A ‘Schooling’ Crisis….A Consequence of Over-Development

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|12 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Along with this article by Jack McWalter, today’s video is part one on Jack’s BocaWatch series, ‘Schools on Steroids’.  All residents are encouraged to view this entire series.  Jack McWalter has reviewed many public records on this ‘over-crowding’ subject and offers the reader prospective not found within the public forums held in city [...]

19 Oct 2017

How our Communities Benefit from One Another

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: As sustainability becomes a prevalent issue for local governments, Municipalities and Counties both are realizing a ‘sustainable’ future is dependent on shared experiences and efforts.  Reported here is the beginning of inter-agency efforts to learn from and assist each other’s experiences.  South Florida’s shores, our dune lines and environmental health does not stop [...]

19 Oct 2017

We Really Did Know….The ‘True’ Susan Haynie Finally Outed

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

As was said time and time and time again during the mayoral campaign-especially at the 6500 Congress Ave. city sponsored debate, then candidate Susan Haynie denied that she would leave office prior to the end of a full three year term….Oh well…Less true words have never been spoken!!! For some time now, the ‘worst kept [...]

19 Oct 2017

Taming the Monster on Mizner!

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

While most of you were away… Under pressure from Boca Raton’s City Council/Community Redevelopment Agency and from advocacy groups such as BocaBeautiful.org and Boca Watch, the developer of the mammoth Mizner 200 project in downtown Boca agreed to correct the design and reduce the visual impact of the building.  The corrections are intended to bring [...]

16 Oct 2017

Free Market Access in Medical Care May be Dead with Boca Raton’s Elected Officials!

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Boca Raton’s City Council is, once again, about to demonstrate its propensity to impose, through government power, an arbitrary public policy without adequate information or debate. At the City Council meeting on October 10, Ph.D. Candidate Eric Sevell took the public microphone to present a learned presentation and power point in opposition of [...]

16 Oct 2017

Boca Beaches New Dune Line

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT; Residents have been up in arms about over-development in Boca Raton.  One of the most outrageous issue over the last year is the possible beach development at 2500 and 2600 N. Ocean (A1A)…..Hurricane IRMA has unequivocally demonstrated the folly of allowing development on Boca Raton’s beach.  Jessica Gray’s article below clearly shows how [...]

12 Oct 2017

Trolling for Votes…City Council Passes Unenforceable Ordinance!

By | October 12th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: At the request of Mayor Haynie, a ordinance banning the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ by licensed mental health professionals was introduced and passed by the City Council on Tuesday, October 10. Ordinance 5407 championed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC) is based upon a ‘model ordinance’ aimed at protecting minors [...]

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