About BocaNewsNow

BocaNewsNow.com is a hyper-local news blog that focuses on the City of Boca Raton, Florida, and the section of unincorporated Palm Beach County known as “West Boca.” We received nearly a million page views in our first several months, solidly planting us as the leading online Boca-based news source — according to independent web tracking service “Alexa,” owned by Amazon.com.

Our stories are indexed by major search engines and have been linked to by major newspapers, television stations, and aggregators including Drudge and Huffington Post.

BocaNewsNow.com was founded and is run by Andrew Colton, an award-winning former network news correspondent and print reporter who loves journalism. Now a full time litigation communications consultant, Colton ensures that BocaNewsNow.com is a community-focused and non-political website. He has grown what started as a hobby into a profitable news organization in just a short time. We are always interested in discussing partnerships.

BocaNewsNow.com is interested in the minutiae that impacts our community, from HOA decisions that set precedents to local store and restaurant openings, crime, traffic, and especially things to do on the weekends with kids. The sort of stuff that the major local newspapers no longer have the resources to cover.

BocaNewsNow.com efforts to fill the void left when the old “Boca News” newspaper went out of business several years ago and sold its domain name to a realtor hoping to use it lure new clients. BocaNewsNow.com is not affiliated with the old newspaper which went bankrupt. We’re modern and actually turning a profit.

While press releases are rarely printed verbatim, we welcome all submissions and edit information as needed.


While not obligated to do so, we review arrest removal requests on a case by case basis. We do not charge to remove an arrest — we are not a mugshot website. Please use our contact form to request removal. However, we will only consider cases where charges were dropped, the SAO has decided not to prosecute, or a an expunge order has been issued. Please note that orders of expungement do not apply to the media — an arrest in Florida is public record. However, we are human, and will work with you when journalistically appropriate.


Media members are welcome to report what we report. We simply ask that you attribute BocaNewsNow.com on the air or in print. In the case of websites and blogs, we require a link to our homepage. We will of course credit you through back links when we promote your coverage.

Submit Your News

We don’t care how insignificant you think it is. If you have something to share about life in Boca Raton or West Boca, we want to know. use this form, or telephone 561-235-2810. We welcome all press releases, although we can not guarantee they will be published.

Contact Us

BocaNewsNow.com is a division of MetroDesk Media, LLC. Our mailing address: 9858 Clint Moore Road, Suite 111, Box 320, Boca Raton, FL 33496. 561-419-9520.

Email us: news (at) bocanewsnow.com.

  6 comments for “About BocaNewsNow

  1. ashley
    March 15, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 PM

    you should add a share button. i love this site and would love to share articles i read with my friends on facebook from the site.

  2. Monica Thompson
    May 14, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 AM

    Good Morning,

    I have recently moved into 8551 Dynasty Drive in Boca 33433 and have noticed some odd things happening in my home. I was wondering if you are aware of any incidents or happenings of the previous owners/tenants.

    Thank you,


  3. Mm
    July 17, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 PM

    What is the latest on Investigation Continues Into Joanne Luu Accident That Killed Two? Has Boca News investigated why is it taking so long to place charge? Is someone trying to spin something in this case? It’s taking more normal….

    • BocaNewsNow.com Staff
      July 18, 2012 6:47 am at 6:47 AM

      We just spoke with PBSO and learned that the investigation continues. Traffic homicide investigations can last months, if not a year, in Palm Beach County, as police and prosecutors build a case — IF there is a case to be built.

  4. Ray Parsons
    August 27, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 AM

    Why would you post an article about Tim Van Orden’s arrest record and not make ONE mention of Drew Blazure. Drew Blazure was the drunk driver. Tim was the victim. That article should be retracted and your staff should be fired. Show some respect.

  5. BocaNewsNow.com Staff
    February 26, 2012 6:39 pm at 6:39 PM

    Again, as others have written: there is no excuse to drive recklessly in a very well populated area. He could have killed others. And as stated before, all facts come from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. We don’t make stories up, but sometimes the truth hurts.

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