A Much Needed Sabbatical


Dear Friends,

During this past week I have been overwhelmed by your good wishes. I cannot thank you enough for all the calls and kind words.

For those of you who worked so diligently on my campaign and to all who voted for me, I am so very thankful for your belief in what we sought to accomplish.

During the past six years, together, we created an important movement; a movement that has changed the course of governance in Boca Raton.

Change, however, is fragile. It will take continued diligence to keep the ‘resident’ in the forefront of the city council’s mind.

I urge you all to be diligent; to “watch” over the city council and keep the elected officials’ feet to the fire. Remain determined to creating a better Boca Raton for all the residents, present and future.

For a short while, “BocaWatch,” will be on sabbatical, but look for its return with a new team; a team who will move Boca to an even higher level!

Thank you again,

Al Zucaro
Publisher of BocaWatch (2012 – 2018)

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Alfred Zucaro has resided in Palm Beach County since 1982 and has been a resident of Boca Raton since 2008. A graduate of Fordham University, he holds a Magna Cum Laude degree in Economics. Mr. Zucaro attended Nova University receiving a Juris Doctorate Law Degree in 1986. He is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar, practicing in the area of Immigration Law for the majority of his career. Currently he is manager/member of Palm Beach Investment and Finance LLC, a USCIS approved regional center identifying foreign investment leading to permanent resident status. Mr. Zucaro served as a City Commissioner in West Palm Beach from 1995 to 2002 and as the President of the City Commission in 2000/2001. He has also been a member of and/or served on the Economic Council, the Business Development Board, the Film and Television Commission, the Tourist Development Council, the Workforce Alliance and the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Of particular interest is his founding of the World Trade Center Palm Beach, an organization that focuses on international economic development. Married to Yvonne Boice, they are avid world travelers having visited 6 continents and dozens of countries since their 2008 nuptials.


  1. Thanks Al for all you and your dedicated team have accomplished. Truly amazing!
    Looking forward to BocaWatch 2.0
    Best to you and Yvonne; wishing you both good health and happiness.

  2. Al, sorry to see you go. You have done so much in awakening the Boca neighborhood to the possibility of CHANGE! Change in how our Council and Mayor must recognize that all is not good with their decisions without the backing of ALL voters.
    We must pick up the mantle of furthering a cohesive government under the watchful eye of all whether we live east of I95 or west of I95. We are ONE community and should make sure that we stay that way.
    Al, you have started a powerful movement and I hope the new team can continue your legacy.
    Best wishes to you,
    Michael Bell

  3. I want to add my thanks and well wishes. I don’t normally leave comments, but I have appreciated all your hard work and share your passion for keeping the city of Boca in the hands of the residents and safe from over development. Best wishes, and I look forward to the return of Boca Watch.

  4. Thanks Al for all you have accomplished in trying to stem the excessive overbuilding of our city. You surely deserve a break but hopefully will not be too distant from our city and it’s issues.

  5. Al, thank you for your efforts, dedication and pursue for this city of Boca Raton to become again a friendly habitat for all residents.
    Yes, we should keep a close eye on the works and decisions of the city council.
    We should keep the flame in the hill top and keep working for the well being of us all.
    Be back soon and count on us. All the best:

    G. Monroy

  6. Thank you Mr. Zacaro for your time and talents you shared with the Boca Raton residents. I have enjoyed reading the articles in Boca Watch. Enjoy your time away and I hope to read more of your thoughts in the near future.
    Sheila Millard

  7. Al, thank you for giving me the opportunity to write for BocaWatch over the last year. As a young(er) person in Boca, I had convinced myself that the city was full of dinosaurs and that the only church we worshipped was Town Center Mall. Acknowledging my voice (which I hope spoke for others too) was deeply gratifying, and I have met dozens of engaged Boca residents who I now consider friends and acquaintances (and who exist across cultural/political platforms, local and national). Although the BW platform is often characterized as a singular mind, I appreciate the latitude I was given to express certain opinions and ideas, despite disagreements that might have existed. Regardless of what happens next, I greatly appreciate the opportunity and the learning experience I was given, and I wish you the best going forward.

  8. Thanks Al for all the hours you have spent and the dedication along with all the long hours you have secrificed for us. You are a true roll model for us to follow. There will be no one to keep us informed on things that should concern us and what our elected officials are up to without you and your staff. You and Boca Watch will be greatly missed.

  9. Wow, I wasn’t expecting to read that. Thank you, Al, for your dedication, passion and thank you for everything. I still remember you coming into my class with Katie to discuss Boca Watch and I thought to myself, “I should try and reach out,” and I’m glad I did. Thank you for helping me to grow my passion, knowledge, and wisdom with you all. Thank you for your nice/inspirational words. Thank you for believing in me/giving me a chance when I didn’t believe in myself and felt as if no one wanted to give me a chance. It really means a lot to me. I’m definitely looking forward to our future at Boca Watch and I’m sure we’ll definitely be in touch. 🙂

    • Nile, Please do not ever let anyone tell you that you do not have talent. You are an outstanding young man. You inspire me….BocaWatch is on sabbatical but will return. I will keep you posted…. AZ


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