COVID GREAT FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY HOME, CONDO SALES

REPORT SHOWS DRAMATIC INCREASE IN NEW SIGNED CONTRACTS YEAR TO YEAR BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The COVID-19 pandemic is spectacular for Palm Beach County single family home sales and condo sales. The just-out report by Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants for DouglasElliman shows a dramatic increase in virtually all price points, year-to-year, […]

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SCHOOL SURVEY EXTENDED, BUT PALM BEACH SCHOOLS START IN JUST WEEKS

PARENTS APPARENTLY SLOW TO RESPOND BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The highly publicized Palm Beach County School District survey — asking parents when they would feel comfortable sending kids back to school — apparently isn’t generating significant response. The school district just extended the response deadline, even though school starts remotely in just over 3 […]

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SCHOOL MONITOR CHARGED WITH SOLICITING MINORS

POLICE: SUSPECT OFFERED KIDS MONEY, SENT INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES POMPANO BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: BSO Media Advisory) — A Broward County Public Schools campus monitor is facing several criminal charges, including soliciting minors and transmitting harmful material to minors, and detectives are concerned there may be more victims in the community. In February, Broward Sheriff’s Office […]

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ANOTHER 225 DEAD IN FLORIDA, COVID KEEPS KICKING

MORE THAN 500,000 INFECTED IN FLORIDA ANOTHER 21 DEAD IN PALM BEACH COUNTY BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The State of Florida recorded 225 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. The infection count increased by 5,495. The positivity rate statewide, based on Tuesday’s reporting, is 10.89 percent. The positivity rate has increased for […]

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BAD: PALM BEACH COUNTY ICU AVAILABILITY PLUNGES

BUT GENERAL COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE DOWN IN THE COUNTY BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — In a dramatic drop from just a day ago, Palm Beach County’s ICU availability is just 21-percent as of 7:01 a.m. Wednesday. Health officials say anything under 25-percent is cause for concern. Availability was near 30-percent just a few days ago. […]

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DAVID SHINER, RUNNING FOR PALM BEACH COMMISSION, SUES BOCA RATON BEACH DISTRICT

UPDATE: August 6, 2020 — see clarification note at end of report. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton attorney David Shiner, running for the District 5 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission, is the named attorney on a lawsuit against the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District. Shiner is representing a man […]

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EVICTION BATTLE: Legal Aid Society Forms Rapid Response Team For Palm Beach County

TEAM HOPES TO SETTLE DISPUTES BUT IS PREPARED TO FIGHT LANDLORDS IN COURT BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Evictions are again on hold by executive order, but a quick check of the Palm Beach County Clerk’s Office shows landlords countywide are waiting to pounce just as soon as they are allowed to evict tenants who […]

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COVID TESTING: Free Testing Available In Boca Raton, Delray Beach

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Free testing continues at FAU in Boca Raton and the South County Civic Center on Jog Road in Delray Beach. This is the late Tuesday advisory from Palm Beach County with testing data and phone numbers: Florida Atlantic Testing Site in Boca Raton This site tested 217 residents Tuesday. The testing site […]

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LAWSUIT CLAIM: LA FITNESS BOCA RATON NEGLIGENT

PLAINTIFF INJURED, ALLEGEDLY, AFTER TRIPPING OVER POORLY PLACED BIKE. CLAIMS ONE OF MANY INJURED AT BOCA LOCATION. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A just-filed lawsuit in Palm Beach County circuit court alleges that management at LA Fitness on Baracasa Way in Boca Raton knew that exercise equipment was positioned dangerously in the gym but did […]

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FLORIDA: DEATHS SOAR, POSITIVITY RATE UP, HERE WE GO AGAIN

FLORIDA LOGS ANOTHER 245 DEATHS, WILL PASS 500,000 INFECTIONS TODAY BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Time to remove the rose colored sunglasses in Florida. The two days of decline — perfectly in sync with reduced testing due to Hurricane Isaias — are over. Florida recored 245 COVID-19 deaths on Monday through 11:59 p.m. with 5,417 […]

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DROP SHORT LIVED: PALM BEACH COUNTY ICU USE ABOVE 75 PERCENT

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The drop in Palm Beach County ICU bed use was short lived. The Tuesday morning census shows an availability of just 24.64 percent. Anything under 25 percent, according to health officials, is cause for concern. The decrease in availability comes as Palm Beach County adds at least 10 COVID-19 patients […]

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BOCA BLACK BOX TO VIOLATE COVID-19 ORDER THIS WEEK?

OFFICIALS: “SARGE” SHOWS NOT PERMITTED, VENUE NOT APPROVED TO OPEN BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Black Box, a small theater in Boca Raton, is apparently preparing to violate Palm Beach County and State of Florida orders on Thursday with two performances by comedian “Sarge.” Boca Black Box did not reply to multiple requests for […]

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PALM BEACH COUNTY: Those Suddenly Low Infection Numbers Aren’t Real

SUDDEN DROP IS IN SYNC WITH TESTING SITE CLOSURES, SCHOOL REOPENING, EARLY VOTING UPDATE: 11:40 a.m. August 4, 2020: We, sadly, were correct. Here’s today’s update with near record deaths. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Testing sites across Palm Beach County were closed for several days as hurricane Isaias approached. While the storm locally did […]

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REMINDER: PAY FOR SCHOOL, CAMP, EVERYTHING WITH A CREDIT CARD

WHEN SCHOOLS CLOSE, WHEN CAMPS END EARLY, YOU CAN DISPUTE THE CHARGE. BUT IF YOU PAY CASH, YOU’LL LIKELY NEVER SEE IT AGAIN. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As BocaNewsNow.com’s continues to be contacted by parents of campers at “Eagles Landing and the Night Owls” who are receiving a runaround but no refund after camp […]

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READ THE INSPECTION REPORTS: WE HAVE PALM BEACH COUNTY’S LATEST COVID-19 COMPLAINTS

STRIP CLUBS, SPORTS TEAMS, RESTAURANTS, BARBER SHOPS ALL INVESTIGATED FOR COVID VIOLATIONS. BOCANEWSNOW.COM FILES PUBLIC RECORDS DEMAND TO OBTAIN VIOLATION INFORMATION. BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — BocaNewsNow.com just obtained the current list of complaints filed with Palm Beach County over businesses allegedly not complying with COVID-19 orders. Those orders include social distancing, mask use, hours […]

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FLORIDA: EVEN WITH REDUCED TESTING, 4800 NEW CASES, 73 COVID DEATHS

HURRICANE-RELATED COVID TESTING CLOSURES CUTS NEW INFECTION COUNT, BUT NUMBERS STILL SIGNIFICANT PALM BEACH COUNTY ADDS 12 DEATHS BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Manty testing sites statewide were closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday due to Hurricane Isaias, but that didn’t stop a still significant number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths from being reported. […]

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BOCA, DELRAY PARENTS CREATE “LEARNING PODS,” MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SAY “HORRIBLE IDEA”

Boca, Delray Parents Want Tennis Time, Seek Sitters To Outsource Distance Learning Palm Beach County Pediatric Positivity Rate Remains Near 15-Percent BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Several parents in Delray Beach and Boca Raton are working to create learning pods — groups of students who will all come to one family’s home in the morning […]

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