Boca News Now http://bocanewsnow.com Boca Raton News, Classified Advertising, Events, Real Estate Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:02:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Palm Beach County Schools Tell Kids To Bring Their Own Paper Towels http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/31/palm-beach-county-schools-tell-kids-to-bring-their-own-paper-towels/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/31/palm-beach-county-schools-tell-kids-to-bring-their-own-paper-towels/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:56:46 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16117 Read more →

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Palm Beach County Public School students must bring their own paper towels to school.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — With school supply lists in hand, parents throughout Palm Beach County are spending these last Summer vacation days at Target and Wal-Mart, stocking up on pencils, highlighters and paper towels.

Wait, paper towels?

Palm Beach County Schools are apparently so underfunded that parents are required to send their kids to school with paper towels. Some schools even expect students to have their own reams of paper.

For parents who grew up in the highly ranked and well-funded school districts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the supply lists are truly shocking. How could a school district — let alone a school district that includes a plethora of multi-million dollar homes — not be able to supply pencils, markers and paper towels to kids? Where are the tax dollars going?

Just as importantly, why is the Palm Beach County School District not taking advantage of bulk buying and tax free status to purchase these supplies for 176,000 students, then passing on a dramatically reduced “supply fee” to parents?

Here’s a math lesson: it’s far more cost effective to buy 176,000 of an item once than to buy it once 176,000  times. This is logic apparently lost on school district leaders — as they push parents of 176,000 students to Target and Wal-Mart where supplies are purchased at retail. And we’re not evening mentioning the part about fuel use and damage to the environment.

We have asked for a response from the Palm Beach County School District, and potentially incoming Superintendent Robert Avossa. This is a problem that he inherited and did not create. We hope his educational background, work as Superintendent of Fulton County Schools in Georgia, and as the Accountability Officer for the respected Charlotte-Mecklensburg School District will lead to change  — and implantation of a new policy: one where money is spent intelligently, supplies are purchased in bulk at a massive discount, and kids don’t have to bring their own paper towels to school.

 

 

 

 

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Boynton’s Bujar Gashi Charged With DUI In Boca http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/31/boyntons-bujar-gashi-charged-with-dui-in-boca/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/31/boyntons-bujar-gashi-charged-with-dui-in-boca/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:21:32 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16114 Read more →

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Bujar Gashi, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It was just shy of five hours in jail for Bujar Gashi, a Boynton Beach resident charged with DUI in Boca Raton.

Gashi, 38, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail at 5:27 Thursday morning and released at 11:17 on his own recognizance. His arraignment was set for 8:30 Friday morning.

Bujar Gashi has had absolutely no previous criminal dealings with the Palm Beach County justice system — not even a ticket.

 

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Boca’s Broken Sound Golf Course Broken http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/30/bocas-broken-sound-golf-course-broken/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/30/bocas-broken-sound-golf-course-broken/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:51:00 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16108 Read more →

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The Broken Sound Old course is broken. Police are investigating.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Crime is everywhere. Big cities. Small towns. The 13th fairway of the Broken Sound Old Course.

Boca Raton Police are investigating vandalism to the golf course that left a whopping $2500 in damage to the greens. What happened? It appears — and this is preliminary — but it appears someone drove a vehicle onto the 13th fairway.

It’s unclear what type of vehicle may have been involved, or if a tire track analysis is underway. It is also unclear if golfers are able to play through or if they must play around the 13th fairway.

There’s been no immediate response from the FBI Crime Lab in Quantico, Virginia, which is undoubtedly placing golf course vandalism at the top of its to-do list.

 

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GUN PULLED ON BOCA BEACH? Police Investigate Alleged Assault http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/30/gun-pulled-on-boca-beach-police-investigate-alleged-assault/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/30/gun-pulled-on-boca-beach-police-investigate-alleged-assault/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:38:48 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16106 Read more →

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Police are investigating an alleged aggravated assault that may have involved a gun in the area of the pavilion at 2 North Ocean Blvd. According to a police report, “the victim stated on July 28th, between 5am and 5:07am, he was approached by four juveniles underneath the Pavilion located at 2 North Ocean. The victim stated one of the juveniles pulled a gun on him. The victim did not see the handgun.”

 

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TURNPIKE TROUBLE: Northbound Stopped At Glades Road http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/29/turnpike-trouble-northbound-stopped-at-glades-road/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/29/turnpike-trouble-northbound-stopped-at-glades-road/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:13:16 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16099 Read more →

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Florida Turnpike NB as of 2:04pm.

UPDATE: 3:11p — The accident is cleared, traffic is now moving.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A serious accident has shut down the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in the area of Glades Road. The photo above is as of 2pm. Check the latest by clicking here or visiting FL511.com.

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AND SO IT SHALL BE: New Boca Chabad Building Approved http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/29/and-so-it-shall-be-new-boca-chabad-building-approved/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/29/and-so-it-shall-be-new-boca-chabad-building-approved/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:14:16 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16095 Read more →

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ChabadBOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Boca Raton City Council Tuesday night approved plans for a new Chabad center to be built at 770 East Palmetto Park Road. Despite objections from those who believe the construction — and subsequent use — will create traffic problems, the council approved the resolution unanimously.

You can read the resolution — and the objections — right here.

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TOP DOC: Boca’s Howard Sonderling Also Among Boca’s Best http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/28/top-doc-bocas-howard-sonderling-also-among-bocas-best/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/28/top-doc-bocas-howard-sonderling-also-among-bocas-best/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:50:10 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16084 Read more →

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Howard Sonderilng is one of Boca’s Best Doctors. Sonderling is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A recent list of area “top docs” released by an independent research group and Boca Raton Regaion Medical Center accidentally omitted well known and well liked Dr. Howard Sondering, a gastroenterologist in Boca Raton.

Sonderling is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been practicing since 1986. A longtime Boca Raton resident, Sonderling is an Associate Professor of Medicine at FAU, a member of AOA, American College of Gastroenterology, American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the Florida Gastroenterological Society.

He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and completed his residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian/Cornell Medical Center.

To learn more about Dr. Sonderling, or to schedule an appointment, telephone 561-208-2121 or click here.

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Cartier Watch Stolen From Locker At LA Fitness In Boca http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/27/cartier-watch-stolen-from-locker-at-la-fitness-in-boca/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/27/cartier-watch-stolen-from-locker-at-la-fitness-in-boca/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:06:18 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16082 Read more →

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LAFitnessBOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — While you may question the wisdom of putting a $7,000 Cartier watch in a locker at a gym, you can’t question that it doesn’t deserve to be stolen. But that’s apparently what happened at the LA Fitness at 4950 Technology Way in Boca on Friday.

Detectives say someone broke into the locker between 1:26p and 2:30p. The lock on the locker was actually cut off. Stolen, in addition to the Cartier, were credit cards and $400 in cash.

No word if there is surveillance video or how the perp knew there was a Cartier watch in the locker.

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Boca’s Lisa Jane Jailed After Throwing Computer At Mom http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/27/bocas-lisa-jane-jailed-after-throwing-computer-at-mom/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/27/bocas-lisa-jane-jailed-after-throwing-computer-at-mom/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:21 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16079 Read more →

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Lisa Jane, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Few things say “I love you, mom,” like a computer. And by a computer, we mean a computer being thrown at mom, not given to mom.

Boca Raton Police say Lisa Jane of the 4000 block of NW 2nd Avenue threw a computer at her mother on Friday. She was jailed for nearly a full day before being released on her own recognizance.

Jane, 38, has had quite a few interactions with the Palm Beach County judicial system over the past several years, according to the Clerk’s database.

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Boca’s Maria Guzman Jailed On DUI Charge http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/26/bocas-maria-guzman-jailed-on-dui-charge/ http://bocanewsnow.com/2015/07/26/bocas-maria-guzman-jailed-on-dui-charge/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:38:58 +0000 http://bocanewsnow.com/?p=16009 Read more →

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Maria Guzman, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton’s Maria Guzman spent the early morning hours of Sunday locked up in the Palm Beach County Jail.

The charge: DUI and damage to property.

Guzman was booked into jail at 5:26 Sunday morning and released at 9:21. She was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol.

Guzman is 39 and calls Palms Way in Boca Raton home.

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