One neighborhood vows to sue as Palm Beach Gardens pursues annexation of 8,300 residents on 1,300 acres east of Interstate 95.
They came to Palm Beach Gardens City Hall roughly 200 strong Thursday to speak against annexation.
Most left without hearing the City Council’s response.
They would have been disappointed.
The council countered neighbors’ statements, saying there was no reason for hostility or panic and the city had no hidden agenda.
Also, the annexation proposal shouldn’t come as a surprise, council members asserted, as there have been talks about annexation for decades.
Continue reading “Despite opposition, annexation passes first test toward March referendum”
Melissa Martz’ point: the AR-15 is not to blame for mass shootings and Mast is weak on the Second Amendment.
In the past two weeks, after a gunman killed 21 people at a school in Uvalde, Texas, a Republican congressional candidate posted about two dozen signs throughout northern Palm Beach County of herself wielding an AR-15 rifle with a baby on her back.
Continue reading “Rifle-toting challenger takes aim at Congressman Brian Mast”
Seacoast Utility Authority replaces aging headquarters with $21 million campus.
When you turn on your faucet, you expect water to come gushing out. When you flush your toilet, you expect the water to go swirling away.
In Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park, North Palm Beach and Juno Beach, that has meant relying on the Seacoast Utility Authority, housed for decades in its low-slung, aging headquarters next to the water plant on Hood Road.
Seacoast remains, but after 40 years its headquarters are gone.
In April, the utility started in 1955 by Lake Park and Palm Beach Gardens founder John D. MacArthur completes its move into a stylish series of blue buildings accented by brown stone that nearly doubles its space, protects against hurricanes and modernizes meeting rooms, warehouse space and labs.
Continue reading “Wringing every last drop out of the old, before ringing in the new”