Palm Beach County

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Coming to Palm Beach County

    Lime Fresh Mexican Grill -- the Tex-Mex, fast-casual restaurant that launched in Miami Beach -- will expand into Palm Beach County early next year. The new location will be the growing chain's first Palm Beach County restaurant, set to open next spring. See also: Pizzeria Oceano's Dak Kerprich Brin ... More >>

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    October 27, 2014

    Five Brews From New Times' 2014 Beerfest

    South Florida's craft beer scene is growing -- fast. If it's one thing Beerfest proved, it's that we have a lot to look forward to when it comes to new brews. According to the Florida Brewer's Guild, Broward County is looking at as many as three new breweries in the coming months, with one current ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Palm Beach County Authorities Collect 5,500 Pounds of Pills -- but They Don't Know What Kind

    Today, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, along with law enforcement and drug addiction specialists, will announce the results of an initiative to collect unused prescription medicine. But whether that medicine was baby laxative or oxycodone, they don't know, because no one tracked th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Feast of the Sea, a Twilight Dinner Cruise, and More

    Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you are looking to enjoy some seafood at the inaugural Feast of the Sea festival in West Palm Beach, dance the night away, or sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Migrant Children: Humanitarian Dilemma or Terrorist Health Threat?

    Let no crisis go to waste. And if it isn't truly a crisis, talk it up as though it is and ride that sucker all the way home to the voting booth -- or the bank. That's the strategy of the right-wing populists of the Tea Party, whose Palm Beach County branch next week welcomes self-appointed immigrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Chikungunya Hits Second Palm Beach Victim in Boynton Beach Prompting New Alert

    Yesterday, Palm Beach County health officials sent out the alert: a second case of the mosquito-borne, bone-crushing virus everyone is having trouble pronouncing these days has been detected in the area. A single case of Chikungunya contracted locally could have meant anything; this second instance, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    In the Slow Lane: A New Brew Bus Tour Explores South Florida's Craft Beer Craze

    "Drive slow!" shouted several of the more than 20 passengers on a minicoach as it rolled south on I-95 past the sprawling suburbia of southern Palm Beach County. The driver looked back, smiled, and set the cruise control to 55, allowing traffic to pass unabated. Why the leisurely pace when most peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Palm Beach County Drinking Water Being Flushed With Chlorine Until August

    Hey there, Palm Beach County. Notice how when you turn on the tap, your kitchen suddenly smells like a swimming pool? That's because, as of Monday, county officials are having chlorine flushed through the pipes in a disinfection process that'll last until August. Palm Beach County Water Utilities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Treasure Hunt Promotes Inaugural "Feast of the Sea" Festival in West Palm Beach

    Festivals. We love them. Whether they're specialty themed, or weekend-long events with food and drink, it seems a new one pops up every year. To add to the growing list of seafood festivals in South Florida, Palm Beach County will be celebrating its very first annual waterfront Seafood Festival know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

    Ahh, Palm Beach County. Sunshine shining on a cloudless day as palm trees sway lazily in the waft of putrid refuge in the breeze. Or, at least, that'll be the picture of the town on some days after the county commissioners voted to allow the importing of garbage from outside the county to burn in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Ten Best Thai Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    Every nationality is known for a different specialty: Italians makes perfect pastas; Japanese can work magic with raw fish; Argentineans consume copious amounts of beef; the French can make something delicious from any imaginable animal part. And when it comes to signature cuisines across the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Third Annual Pairings Event Returns to Downtown West Palm Beach May 29

    Downtown West Palm Beach residents and visitors will have the chance to experience the finest city flavors from the Clematis district's international array of menus during its third annual Pairings Food & Wine Festival event slated to take place later this month. The concept is simple: participating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Sweetwater Bar & Grill Now Offering Cocktails on Tap, Daily Happy Hour, and Live Entertainment

    Cocktails on tap? Yes, it's here South Florida. And while it may be a quietly whispered trend that started sometime last year, the kegged cocktail has finally made its way to Palm Beach County compliments of Sweetwater Bar & Grill owners Clint Reed and Sean Iglehart who have been offering aged conco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Palm Beach County Closer to Importing Trash for Money

    Palm Beach County is a dump. Or, at least, it's going to be, after county commissioners voted 4-3 vote to seek bids from waste haulers from all parts outside of Palm Beach just so they can land some big money for a new incinerator. The commissioners argue that the money would give trash revenues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    American Social Armed Robbery: Police Nab Four Suspects After High Speed Chase

    Besides a few drunk people behaving rowdy, Las Olas Boulevard is basically a safe place to be on on a Friday night, which is why the news of an armed robbery at American Social is so shocking. Early this morning (Friday, February 7 at around 1 a.m.), three armed suspects approached two employees at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Ridiculous Flooding Leads to School Closures, People Sleeping in Cars

    Palm Beach County is experiencing heavy flooding, power outages, traffic jams, school closures, and just an overall feeling of soggy despair after receiving biblical amounts of rainfall Thursday and Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, between 13 and 18 inches fell in some we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Rabid Raccoon Found in Boynton Beach, Department of Health Issues Warning

    A rabid raccoon was found in Boynton Beach after a resident spotted the animal and noticed the symptoms. The raccoon was spotted Sunday in the 3000 block of Churchill Drive, just west of Seacrest Boulevard. The resident then called Animal Care and Control, who tested the raccoon and the Palm Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Palm Beach Gardens to Host Open House About Major-League Baseball Stadium

    Palm Beach Gardens city officials are going to try to sell the city tonight on building a $100 million spring training baseball stadium. The stadium would serve as the spring training facility for the Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays. An open house is scheduled to go down tonight, when off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Horses Are Being Slaughtered and Dumped in a Loxahatchee Canal

    If you're looking to take Junior out for some angling in the wilderness, you might want to steer clear of Loxahatchee. Last week, some people fishing a remote sliver of water out in the western edge of Palm Beach County stumbled upon a horrific find: the leftovers of a horse that had been slaughte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    "River Warriors" Organize to Fight Lake Okeechobee Pollution

    Florida is currently experiencing an environmental hell. Our rivers and estuaries -- basically, the coast's nurseries for baby sea life -- are being devastated. Blob-like, the deterioration of South Florida's waterways creeps forth inexorably from the chemical dump formerly known as Lake Okeechobe ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Feral Cats Being Put to Death in Palm Beach County

    Yesterday we wrote about how a rescue person in Lake Park had found a kitten infected with rabies. The person had to be treated for rabies, while the kitten eventually died. And now, to make sure rabies doesn't spread throughout the county, Animal Care and Control is looking to trap a colony of fer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Rabid Kitten Found in Palm Beach County

    A stray kitten that was found near Lake Park in the 9000 block of Old Dixie Highway has died of rabies, and the person who rescued it is being treated. According to the state health department in Palm Beach County, the Florida State Laboratory found that the kitten, who was found with bite wounds, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Palm Beach Police Conducting Manhunt for Suspect Who Pointed Gun at Deputy

    A manhunt is underway for a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy this morning. Police say the deputy fired a single shot in response, but the suspect ran off uninjured. Now cops are sweeping the West Palm Beach neighborhood where the incident occurred.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Democrats to Boycott Campaign Contributions from GEO Group?

    A campaign is underway to have Florida Democrats -- both the party and elected officials -- pledge to refuse campaign finance contributions from global private prison operator GEO Group, the Boca Raton-based company whose history includes a record notorious for human rights abuses. See also: - FAU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Tropical Storm Andrea Is Becoming a Dangerous Mess

    Tropical Storm Andrea is a big green blotch of wet awfulness, plodding its way towards the Big Bend on Florida's west coast. The storm is already a big wet pain in the ass, with Tornado Warnings issued for northern Broward and south central Palm Beach County. A funnel cloud was spotted near the Acr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Tornado Watch Extended for Palm Beach County Through Tonight

    Earlier this morning, forecasters issued a tornado watch for central Palm Beach County that as at first up to 9:00 a.m., then extended to 11 a.m. But now the National Weather Service is all meh screw it, let's extended it even further -- up to 10 p.m. The tornado watch has now also been issued to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Flash Flood Warning Issued for Palm Beach County

    It's basically the Final Days of Noah outside right now, thanks to the rain that refuses to stop falling from the sky. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for east central Palm Beach County until 4 p.m. As of 1 this afternoon, about 2,300 FPL customers throughout Palm Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Palm Beach Schools Allowing Some To Opt Out of FCAT

    It looks like Palm Beach County middle school advanced class students might be able to forego the FCAT test this year, pending on a case-by-case basis. Last week, the Sun-Sentinel reported that parents had been complaining to school officials about their kids being double-tested thanks to the acade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    For First Time, Florida Panther Released Into Palm Beach County

    For the first time, an endangered Florida Panther has been released into Palm Beach County. Not to worry. The wild cat won't be roaming the strip malls or come knocking on your door looking to borrow a cup of sugar. The 120-pound panther was released into the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Sharks Realize Palm Beach Swimmers Aren't Going Into the Water, Move Back

    Yesterday we told you about how blacktip and spinner sharks wanted to get in on that sweet spring break action up in Palm Beach, and migrated to Midtown Beach by the thousands.See also: -Sharks Force Beach Closings in Palm Beach County They were spotted just feet away from the shore, riding waves, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Event Coverage: The Fourth Annual Burgie Awards (Photos)

    If you haven't noticed, comfort food is kind of "in" right now. And while most people go on and on about their favorite local places to pick up a burger or some other gratifying delicacy, few South Floridians know more about the subject than Miami-based food-blogger Burger Beast.On Saturday night, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Want to Make a Hundred Bucks Tonight? Report a Drunk Driver in Palm Beach County

    No plans for New Year's tonight? Why not help keep the roads safe and collect a bounty to boot? The Safety Council of Palm Beach County is once again running its "Mobile Eyes" program tonight, where they basically pay you a hundred bucks if you spot a drunk driver and report them. The program ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    South Florida Food and Drink Events This Week: Holiday Fun and More

    If you're reading this now, it likely means you're running down the clock at work, sipping from a Thermos of spiked eggnog and counting the moments until sweet, holiday vacation time is yours. Those who are sticking around town this week will find there's not a whole lot going on. Clean Plate Charli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Planck Neuroscience Discovery Day: Blinded by Science

    It's a pleasant Saturday afternoon at the Max Planck Florida Institute by the FAU campus in Jupiter. There are food trucks in the parking lot and a jazz band on the stage by the main entrance to the laboratories. Who knew neuroscience could be so hip? Then again, considering the amount of taxpa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Greed, 5; Jesus, 2: PB County Commission Punts on Wage Theft Law

    Mammon trounced Jesus yesterday in the battle over a wage theft ordinance in Palm Beach County, as county commissioners favored the pleadings of big business over those of a faith-based coalition of activists.Everyone involved made a show of concern for those victimized by unscrupulous employers -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    I'm Embarrassed: Florida Still Up in the Air; Rick Scott Is to Blame

    It's almost 8 in the morning the day after the election and Florida still doesn't have a winner in the presidential election. People were still voting around 2 o'clock this morning. Is anyone else embarrassed?I hope Gov. Rick Scott is. And I hope he -- and his Republican majorities in the state Legi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Voting Absentee This Year? You May Not Be Counted

    If you're among the 1.4 million Floridians who have decided to vote via absentee ballot this year, your voice might not get heard. Because FLORIDA! Also because PAY ATTENTION. Basically, because we live in the Voting Fuckup Capital of the World, absentee ballots have been known to go to the wrong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Speakeasy Politics: Dozens of Candidates to Meet With Yuppies Tonight in West Palm Beach

    Twenty Palm Beach County young-professional organizations have come together to host a pretty impressive roster of local and state political candidates for a free evening of schmoozing and stumping tonight in West Palm Beach.It's probably worth stopping by if you're interested in politics, as long a ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Jupiter Black Community Blocks Biotech Road Project

    Always easy to gore someone else's ox, and Palm Beach County business interests have long been ready to take a knife--or a bulldozer--to Kennedy Estates, part of Jupiter's 100-year old black community, Limestone Creek*. Developers plans for a road adjoining the neighborhood's park (a humble eno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Palm Beach to Get New $10 Million Phone System to Help Residents Communicate With Government Officials

    Getting a hold of a government representative can leave you feeling a little butthurt. Be it wanting to talk about a water bill, or getting a new license plate, or to tell someone raccoons are eating from trash cans and leaving a mess, it's been nearly impossible to get through to anyone over the ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Sky Cops Are Making Sure Palm Beach Residents Don't Speed or Crash

    We all do it. We get on the highway, notice there aren't any cops around, and stomp down on the gas like we're Tony Stewart trying to win the Daytona 500. Then we slow down when we come up to the trees where highway patrol cops sit and wait for speeders. Then we get back to turning our vehicles into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Scripps Research Institute and the Paving of Black Jupiter

    If history were clout, the people of Kennedy Estates would wear crowns. But history is bunk, and the black enclave's residents are mere sand in the gears to the machinery of power.Nestled away in a small grid of streets in West Jupiter, the community is a part of the historic black neighborhood of L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Palm Beach County to Allow Pot-Bellied Pigs as Pets, Maybe

    Palm Beach County commissioners will consider overturning a 1998 ruling that banned pot-bellied pigs from residential homes and communities, so that people can keep them as pets. Now, under county zoning rules, pigs are categorized as livestock, which means they're restricted to agricultural and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Rick Scott Touring Palm Beach County Today

    Tropical Storm Isaac might be gone and Palm Beach might be a little drier... but it's about to get creepier! But in a good way. Maybe. Hopefully. Gov. Rick Scott is in town, armed with FEMA, a helicopter, and a smile. Isaac left a big heaping mess in Palm Beach County over the weekend, and now i ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Two Separate Suspicious Powders Found In Palm Beach International Airport

    Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials were called to Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday after two separate suspicious white powder incidents. The first powder was discovered on a baggage carousel after some luggage was opened and the mysterious stuff spilled out. The other was found on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    When Bad Guys Start to MMA Fight, Palm Beach County Cops Will Be Ready

    Palm Beach County deputy Eric Swiger is a former MMA fighter. And last week, Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies met with him for a three-day camp to learn how to fight MMA style, and how to spot perps who are trained to fight MMA style. It makes sense. MMA is becoming one of the most popular spor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Father's Day at Kapow! Noodle Bar, the Best New Palm Beach County Restaurant

    Kapow! Noodle Bar has charmed its south Palm Beach County audience, launching a popular happy hour and cultivating a loyal following that expands beyond its Mizner Park borders. The restaurant fared well in this year's Best Of Broward/Palm Beach awards, taking home top honors for Best New Palm Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Five Guys Burgers and Fries Opens Clematis Location

    Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the burger chain that features fresh spuds and unlimited peanuts, opens a location just off Clematis Street in West Palm Beach today.The location, which seats 70 people, is the sixth Five Guys to open in Palm Beach County and the only location to stay open well into the ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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