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A man was trying to cross the tracks with his bicycle when he was hit by a Brightline train Thursday afternoon. Boca Raton police spokesman Mark Economou said the unidentified man “was clipped by a northbound train.” The accident happened around 2 p.m. at Camino Real and South Dixie Highway in Boca Raton.
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Blue Martini Boca Raton closed; Italian market opening in its place – After a rocky history with the city, Blue Martini Boca Raton closed this month, making room for a new Italian specialty market. A a popular late-night lounge at the Town Center mall complex, closed its doors this month after a tumultuous relationship with the city.
Aspiring Elementary Ed Teacher Inspires Young Minds – Inspired by her fourth-grade teacher, Breanna Carter ’18 of Springboro, Ohio, prepared herself to become the teacher she aspired to be. “She made learning easy and fun, which caused me to want to do the same.”
BocaCann! Cannabis Education & Networking (1/21)– It’s an exciting time in the cannabis industry and we’ve teamed up with Dr. Barry Gordon, Dr. Michelle Weiner, and Dr. Anya Temer as well as industry experts and sponsors to bring the community together in downtown Boca Raton.
At Boca Save our Beaches, we believe that education is key, no matter what your age is.
- Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in 4 decades
- 90% of seabirds have plastics in their stomachs
- There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050
Picnic at the Park (1/21) – Burgers, dogs, and all the typical picnic fixings. Relax and socialize with freethinkers. A great way to unwind after cleaning up litter from the roadside. We’ll post the pavilion number on the day of the event.
The Big Rock Band (1/19) – Big 105.9’s very own Big Rock Band is an 8-piece Rock cover band from South Florida whose modern take on classic rock from the 70’s thru 90’s has established them as leaders in the party-rock revolution Blending elements of Rock and Groove for their distinct high energy performance. Big Rock Band sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone , Aerosmith, and Pink Floyd.
Exceptional Singles Party (1/19) – Are you Exceptional, Single and Fun? Are you between the ages of 30s to 50s? Would you like to meet some amazing singles in your area? Then this event is for you! Come to meet some exceptional people, have fun and even more. Great opportunity to meet the matchmaker and learn about the magic of matchmaking. Please dress to impress, that first impression truly matters.
Politics and Business
Gov. DeSantis’ suspensions shake up South Florida politics – Gov. Ron DeSantis’s aggressive assertion of his authority to remove elected officials left Democrats wondering whether he was targeting their party and who might be next.
Boca’s Steven Abrams steps down after 30 years in political arena – For District 4 County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams of Boca Raton, it was not just time to step down after nine and a half years on the county board, the day marked the finale of 30 years of public service. Those three decades also included five terms as a Boca Raton city council member, mayor of the city, past president of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Planning and Zoning Board member and founding board member of the Florida League of Mayors.
A closer look at Boca Raton health-focused restaurant Farmer’s Table – “Eating well shouldn’t require sacrifice – whether that’s time, money or quality ingredients – which is the driving force behind everything we do at Farmer’s Table,” said Giannuzzi, who collaborates with Schenk on the menus. “We’re more than a restaurant; we are a destination to grab a meal, linger and celebrate a lifestyle of wellness.”
Billionaire family sells new mansion in Boca Raton for $14M – A co-owner of the Sheetz convenience store chain in the Mid-Atlantic has sold a recently completed mansion on the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton for $14 million. G. Robert Sheetz sold the 9,333-square-foot home at 1160 Royal Palm Way, in the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, to the Bellissimo Land Trust, with attorney Andrew B. Blasi as trustee. The price equated to $1,500 per square foot.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital seeks to raise $250M, expand campus – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has launched a campaign to raise $250 million for expanding, including the construction of a patient tower on its campus.The announcement came as the nonprofit hospital prepares for a merger with Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida. That affiliate is expected to be finalized in summer 2019. However, BRRH will maintain its identity.