What you need to know in Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach


In Palm Beach Gardens, former mayor Marcie Tinsley faces political newcomer Rob Nanfro to fill the vacant Group 2 City Council seat. Two seats on the North Pam Beach Village Council are on the ballot.

Jodie Wagner
 
| Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A native New Yorker who moved to the city nearly two years ago will challenge a former mayor in the race to fill a vacant

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These Jersey Shore towns made more money on beach tags in 2020 than the year before

The summer of 2020 at the Jersey Shore was unlike any other.

Crowds flocked to beaches, desperate for fresh air amid the coronavirus pandemic. Finding a spot on the sand was like a game of musical chairs in a number of coastal towns. And some used drones to monitor social distancing from above and limit visitors.

But how did the pandemic affect beach badge revenues?

Last summer, 27 municipalities along

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COVID-19 vaccinations now offered to Long Beach food workers; teachers are next

LONG BEACH, CA. - JAN. 21, 2021. Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers coronavirus vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The city of Long Beach this week expanded distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to food workers, the first group of essential workers in Los Angeles County outside the healthcare industry to be offered the critical shots.

Those eligible include grocery store and restaurant workers who live

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COVID-19 vaccines now offered to Long Beach food workers; teachers are next

LONG BEACH, CA. - JAN. 21, 2021. Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers coronavirus vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Sarah Mohtadi administers coronavirus vaccine at a drive-in vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The city of Long Beach this week expanded distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to food workers, the first group of essential workers in Los Angeles County outside the healthcare industry to be offered the critical shots.

Those eligible include grocery store and restaurant workers who live

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Coronavirus cancels events in North Myrtle Beach, Conway SC

Conway and North Myrtle Beach have canceled some group activities in response to the severe spike of coronavirus cases seen in Horry County over the past month.

North Myrtle Beach canceled its youth basketball practices and games until at least Jan. 19, according to an alert from the city. Conway’s parks and recreations department announced a similar change with youth and adult basketball at the Conway Sports and Recreation Center

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2020 in review: Top stories of the year in Laguna Beach

In a year when most decisions have been shaped in one form or another by the coronavirus pandemic, Laguna Beach felt the impact in multiple ways.

Beach and school closures, cancellations and modifications of arts programs and annual festivals and changes to restaurant dining are just some of the issues the city grappled with.

Here are some of the top stories in Laguna Beach for 2020:

The Promenade on Forest

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Oregon state park proposal would ban beach driving at Cape Kiwanda

Cars on the beach at Cape Kiwanda might soon become a thing of the past.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced a new rule proposal Thursday that would limit motorized vehicle access on beaches around the sandstone headland on the north Oregon coast, including at the popular day-use site in Pacific City.

If approved, motor vehicles would no longer be able to drive onto the sand at the Cape

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Is Opening a Hotel in Rockaway Beach Right Now a Good Idea?

On a recent Thursday morning, the staff at the Rockaway Hotel was busy installing sanitation stations, arranging lounge chairs six feet apart and practicing contactless check-ins. Scheduled to open Labor Day weekend, the upscale property sits just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in Queens.

“We don’t have time to complain or say this pandemic stinks,” said Jon Krasner, one of the developers involved in the venture. “We have to

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Manhattan Beach ‘Pierspective’ Physical Exhibit Tour Now Online

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — “Pierspective,” a community art exhibit designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Pier, is now available to view online. The art exhibit is sponsored by the City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department and has rolled out two online ways to view submissions and the actual exhibit hung inside the city’s Cultural Arts Center.

The newest portion of the exhibit is the

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Ladder Capital Seeks to Foreclose on Witkoff’s South Beach hotel

Steve Witkoff and the Washington Park Hotel (Getty, Google Maps)

Steve Witkoff and the Washington Park Hotel (Getty, Google Maps)

A lender is seeking to foreclose on the Witkoff Group’s South Beach hotel after it alleges the developer failed to make its July payment on a $45 million loan.

Ladder Capital Finance filed a foreclosure lawsuit against the owner of the 181-room Washington Park Hotel and is seeking to collect the entire loan, along with interest and late fees. Private

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Westport Again Issues Warning About Possible Beach Closures

WESTPORT, CT — As with last weekend, Westport officials said on Friday that the town’s beaches might be closed at certain times this weekend if there is overcrowding and social distancing cannot be maintained.

The potential closures are the result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and residents who want to spend the day at Compo or Burying Hill beaches this weekend “are advised to arrive before 10 a.m.,” officials said.

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You Can Go Antiquing in Palm Beach From the Comfort of Your Couch

There are more than a few reasons why Southerners make the trek down to the Sunshine State every year: families flock to Disney, foodies are lured by fresh catch, and pretty much everyone can appreciate the peninsula’s miles and miles of great beaches. It’s the most stylish of these tourists, however, that go for one important thing: the antiquing. From quaint Mount Dora to glitzy South Beach, Florida’s cities and

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Westport Issues Warning Of Possible Beach Closures This Weekend

WESTPORT, CT — Extreme heat, and possible overcrowded conditions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, may require the closure of Westport’s beaches this weekend, town officials warned.

“In an abundance of caution and to insure public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the beach reaches a capacity where it is deemed impossible to maintain social distancing, it will be closed to additional beachgoers,” officials said in a statement.

If

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Young people partying in Miami Beach despite COVID-19 threat

Florida’s record-setting spike in COVID-19 cases hasn’t stopped visitors from partying in Miami Beach, which its mayor, Dan Gelber, calls “the epicenter of the epicenter.” 

While the fact that Miami is a tourist hot spot is typically a positive, it’s exactly the opposite at a time when the city has more than 69,000 cases, the most of any Florida county and more than twice as much as neighboring Broward, the

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Will COVID-19 force cancellation of Art Basel Miami Beach? A lot is riding on it

For 19 years, Art Basel Miami Beach has injected a jet-fueled blast into the local cultural and tourism calendar. The fair doesn’t just put a massive trove of world-class art on public display, but also draws mobs of some of the world’s richest people, fills hotels and restaurants, and, not incidentally, helps sustain Miami’s ongoing maturation as a global center for culture and commerce.

The contemporary-art fair has been canceled

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On The Beach hunts for bargains amid travel sector chaos

Two men set up sun umbrellas at the beach in Praia da Luz, in Portugal's Algarve coast - Armando Franca/AP
Two men set up sun umbrellas at the beach in Praia da Luz, in Portugal’s Algarve coast – Armando Franca/AP

The coronavirus crisis has caused demand for travel to nosedive and sent airlines into freefall, but holiday retailer On The Beach is keeping its eyes peeled for deals.

Britain’s biggest online travel agent has built up a £50m war chest in a bid to increase its market share by scooping

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3 New Cases, Short-Term Renter Quarantine, Beach Passes

MADISON, CT — In her last weekly update through the CTAlerts emergency notification system, First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons says that the town has reported three new cases of COVID-19, reminds residents to continue virus spread mitigation measures, talks beach passes and Town Hall appointments. And, she also notes that there is a 14-day quarantine of short-term renters from nine states where COVID-19 has seen significant community spread.

Read her full

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