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WE APPLAUD: Palm Beach County Schools Takes Issue With Florida Standards Assessment

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Our view is simply put: standardized testing is a horrible and anxiety inducing way to determine how children are learning in school. And it sure seems that new Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa doesn’t disagree. Here is a media released transmitted today by the Palm Beach County School District — we applaud…

NOT NICE: Boca Man Beats Sister, Gets Arrested

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A Boca Raton man remains in the Palm Beach County Jail after police say he attacked his sister. Alberto Felipe, 33, “battered his sister by biting and punching her,” according to police. “(He then made) suicidal statements after being arrested.” Flipe is cooling his jets behind bars. He booked into jail…

Tickets Now On Sale For Morikami Lantern Festival

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (From Morikami) — Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens’ popular fall celebration, Lantern Festival: In the Spirit of Obon, will return Saturday, Oct. 17 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The iconic local festival is inspired by Japan’s traditional three-day Obon holiday honoring ancestors and will include a breathtaking lantern floating ceremony, taiko drum…

BANK ROBBERY: Central Boca Wells Fargo Robbed

UPDATE: The suspect is described as a white male, mid 20’s – 30’s, thin build, with a beard.  He was wearing a dark baseball cap with a white front, sunglasses – above the baseball cap, dark hooded sweatshirt with light vertical graphics on the back and white graphics with writing on the front, a white or…

Palm Beach County Rejects Citizen Police Oversight Board

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Despite a nationwide push for better and more oversight of police operations, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners has rejected a call for a citizen oversight board to monitor the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. From the Board of Commissioner’s own report: Citizens Review Board – decided against establishing an independent…

DUI ARREST: Nancy Sultan of Boca Raton

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) –Nancy Sultan, 61, of Fanshaw North in Boca now has a “later in life” experience to talk about. She was arrested by Boca Raton Police Monday for DUI. It happened in the area of 400 West Glads Road. Sultan was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail just before 5:30p and…