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Mission Statement

Launched in 2011, BocaNewsNow.com is focused on reporting the hyper-local stories that matter to Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and the portions of Palm Beach County underserved by print and broadcast media. BocaNewsNow.com was founded and is run by Andrew Colton, an award-winning former on-air national network news correspondent. Journalism is taken seriously. The stories you read are real. BocaNewsNow.com is owned by MetroDesk Media, LLC. BocaNewsNow.com® was recorded as a Federal Trademark in late 2021 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

DMCA/Copyright Claims

We never purposely violate existing copyrights. If you believe your work has been improperly republished or is violating DMCA, contact news@bocanewsnow.com immediately, or our registered agent as listed with the United States Copyright Office. Telephone 561-576-NEWS if the matter is urgent.

Commenting on BocaNewsNow.com, Facebook and Social Media Channels

Commenting on BocaNewsNow.com is a privilege, not a right. When you comment on our website, or social media pages including Facebook.com, you agree to these policies:

Personal attacks will not be tolerated. Obscenities, factual misstatements, or opinions that appear to be communicated solely to infuriate or inflame will be deleted. Your comments may be edited. By commenting, you accept all terms and policies. You permit BocaNewsNow.com to use your comments in reporting.

Any threats to us — or others — will be immediately reported to law enforcement.

Arrest Reports, Mug Shots, Probable Cause Affidavits

BocaNewsNow.com reports crime news, arrests, and other newsworthy events that involve law enforcement. You may not like our reporting. You may not like seeing your arrest report or booking photo online. That does not make the reporting wrong. Our crime reports are based on information provided directly from the police, prosecutors, and public databases maintained by cities, counties, states, and the federal government.

We do not accept payment to remove arrest reports or mugshots. We do not accept new advertising from the subject(s) of criminal or misdemeanor arrest stories within 90 days of the arrest. Under no circumstance does advertising affect our editorial content. Any paid advertorial content is clearly marked per rules and regulations from the Federal Trade Commission.

When practical, BocaNewsNow.com efforts to redact certain sensitive, personal information in arrest reports. We are not required to do so and any redaction is at our own discretion. Arrest reports, court proceedings, civil and criminal matters, emails to government and school officials are public under Florida Statute 119.

Mug Shot Removal, Arrest Report Removal

You can not pay to have mugshots or arrest reports removed from BocaNewsNow.com. Your arrest is public record. You would not want to live in a society where arrests are secret. As a matter of policy, we do not remove reports on active criminal or civil cases.

If you have been found innocent, not guilty, if your arrest has been expunged, or if charges have been dropped (nollo prose) and would like us to consider removal of an article, please email news (at) bocanewsnow.com. Removal is at the sole discretion of MetroDesk Media, LLC. Please note that an “order to expunge” does not apply to news media.

Corrections

BocaNewsNow.com does not knowingly publish false information. If you believe information is inaccurate, a photo is incorrect or another error has been made, email news (at) bocanewsnow.com.

MetroDesk Media, LLC, ignores threats of lawsuits. If you believe an error was made in reporting, communicate your concern to us by emailing news (at) bocanewsnow.com. Any letter, email, text, voicemail, or other communication received by BocaNewsNow.com may be published. Threats of violence are turned over to law enforcement. Our mailing address: 9858 Clint Moore Road, Suite 111-320, Boca Raton, FL 33496.

Personal Data Collection

BocaNewsNow.com has no interest in your personal data. We do not knowingly collect personal information, except for emails or messages that you send to us or other contact to us that you initiate. We may, from time to time, view IP addresses of those accessing the site. Our national advertising is handled by the Google Affiliate Network which may or may not collect anonymized data.

ALL MATERIAL INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEWS ARTICLES, NEWS REPORTS, AUDIO AND VIDEO IS COPYRIGHT 2022 © METRO DESK MEDIA, LLC. ANY REPUBLISHING OF OUR WORK IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. AN EXCEPTION IS GRANTED TO OTHER NEWS MEDIA THAT FOLLOWS THESE TERMS: BROADCAST MUST CREDIT “BOCA NEWS NOW DOT COM” ON AIR. PRINT MUST REFERENCE “BOCANEWSNOW.COM” AND ONLINE EDITIONS MUST INCLUDE A LINK TO THE STORY IN QUESTION. WEBSITES MUST LINK TO THE STORY IN QUESTION. We have agreements with several news aggregators, including Apple News, NewsBreak App, SmartNews App, Google News, Bing News, Yahoo News. If you would like to discuss a partnership, please email news (at) bocanewsnow.com.

PRIVACY POLICY

It’s very simple. We don’t collect any attributable information about you. If you sign up for our email list, we have your email address. But we don’t have your name. If you want to unsubscribe, it’s a one click process on our email news updates. Otherwise, we have no idea who you are. We note that we do run ads from Google which has its own privacy policy. But again, we don’t have your personal information, so we have nothing to pass on to other entities. We are just a phone call or email away if you have any concerns.

If you would like to send us a message, please use the form below, please enter your message in the “news tip” section. You may also telephone 866-4-FL-NEWS.

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