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Singer Island, Florida News:  July 31, 2015

SIP'news is your Cliffs Notes or TV Guide for Singer Island news.  I search the web for any mention of our local area and try my best to keep updating that information here (Mon-Fri) throughout the day.   Clicking on links will open new browser tabs/windows and take you to the story, some links might be pay-as-you go content.  The most recent stories are posted below, older items will be rolled over to the news archive section on  Monday.  

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7/29 - Special Note:  At least 4 more lots of the submerged land in the Munyon's Cove area of Singer Island have traded hands. This is the area/historic cove that's just east of Little Munyon Island. If you read the sign at 5281 Ocean Drive there is 1 more under contract for a total of 6 lots now owned or controlled by Renegade Trust.  Each lot is approximately 100ft by 2300ft. You can visit this PAPA link to view the property lines: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papa/Asps/papagis/papagis.aspx?qvalue=56434222000010080 .

It's Blue Moon Friday  ....Make it a GREAT weekend!


Top Stories:


A blog posting from Patti Murphy Dohn:  Prayers for Perry and Austin

Mother of BBQ master dies, leaves legacy in Riviera Beach -WPEC -WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) -- The mother of local barbecue-pit master Derrick McCray has passed away, but not before leaving an incredible mark ...

Still no sign of missing teen boaters after week -TCPalm -In this image released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Crosby, right, scans the surface of the Atlantic Ocean through his ...

Palm Beach County teens take on internships with local nonprofits -Palm Beach Post -Jasmine Johnson, a recent Riviera Beach Preparatory and Achievement Academy grad who's bound for Palm Beach State College in the fall, works ...

EPIRB devices flying off shelves at West Marine, leads Coast Guard directly to distressed boater -WPTV.com -... don't do, that is where it really counts," said Chris Anders, CEO, Palm Beach Boat Club at the New Port Cove Marine Center in Riviera Beach.

Old World Bollworm on radar of Florida, US agriculture officials -Palm Beach Post (blog) -... PetroQuest Energy · phony cancer charities · Plum Organics · Port of Palm Beach · Port of Palm Beach Centennial · precious metals transactions ...

Less than two weeks after its launch, Blue Horizon docked 3 to 4 weeks for mechanical repairs - WPTV.com - RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Casino cruise lovers in Palm Beach have been dealt a bad hand for years, and Blue Horizon managing partner Robert ...Blue Horizon halts day casino cruises until Labor Day - Sun Sentinel - Casino gambling boat stops cruises for 3-4 weeks for engine repairs - WPTV.com

Parents talking about safety concerns on the water as crews continue to search for missing teens - WPTV.com - RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - While search crews continue looking for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen of Tequesta, fishermen are filling local waters as ...

Boys missing almost 5 full days, but Coast Guard not calling off ocean search yet - TCPalm - Images from a prayer vigil at Stuart Beach on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, for the missing 14-year-old boaters from Tequesta, Austin Stephanos and Perry 

Floating structure that drifted into Singer Island marina still... -Palm Beach Post (blog) -Late Monday, marina general manager Tom Price filed a police report with Palm Beach Shores police, who were able to obtain a possible name for ...

Blue Horizon casino ship has quit sailing until September - Palm Beach Post - The Blue Horizon, a casino ship that launched at the Port of Palm Beach July 17, is going into dry dock until September and its two engines will be ...

2015 lobster miniseason officially began 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, but most of the thousands of snorkelers and divers who will be on the hunt for the next two days did not get onto the waters of South Florida and the Keys until sun-up. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Floating structure drifts into Singer Island marina in storm - Palm Beach Post -Floating structure of the kind that Palm Beach County wants to outlaw drifts into Cannonsport Marina on Singer Island.

Vonage founder Citron pays $9M for Ritz-Carlton condos at Singer Island -South Florida Business Journal -The Ritz-Carlton at Singer Island was built in 2008 and acquired in 2010 by 2700 North Ocean LLC, an affiliate of Lionheart Capital in Miami Beach.

Riviera Beach allocates $12M to fix streets, sidewalks -WPTV.com -Cracked sidewalks, big potholes in roads. Those are common sights on many streets in Riviera Beach. City officials acknowledge they're in desperate ...

 

Sea Turtle Conservation League of Singer Island - Facebook - Check out nest updates and videos from their  morning walks on the beach. (it's looking like a big season, check out all the vids of the latest hatchlings!)



Town of Palm Beach Shores:
Visit the Palm Beach Shores official website here


Bar-hopping by boat: best waterfront places -MyPalmBeachPost (subscription) -You could get into a car so fiery it should be the subject of a nuclear treaty. Then you could negotiate I-95's craziness for a cold drink and a hot meal ...

Palm Beach County Mayor Vana endorses Murphy in U.S. Senate race | Post On Politics -Palm Beach Post (blog) -... Palm Beach County commission · Palm Beach Gardens · Palm Beach Shores · Palm Tran · Pam Bondi · Pam Keith · Pat Rooney Jr. Patrick Murphy ...

more soon, check the archives for recent stories


City of Riviera Beach:
Visit the City of Riviera Beach official website here


City News:

Riviera Beach's Plan for Street Paving on Singer Singer Island - an interesting infographic from the Singer Island Civic Association. 

Riviera Beach CRA - Facebook - One of the primary goals of the Riviera Beach CRA is improving our neighborhoods. The link takes you to a report detailing our progress and ...


Riviera Beach City Meetings on Internet Video -> Stay informed:
 
(by viewing these online, you can fast forward, pause or rewind as you like)

Regular City Council Meeting Jul 15, 2015 39 03h06m Click here to view it now!
CRA Meeting Jul 22, 2015 23 02h45m Click here to view it now
 

 


Riviera Beach in the News:


THANK YOU RBCRA Ambassadors!
  The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency celebrated the first anniversary of its Clean and Safe Ambassador Program on July 15. Back Row left to right: Mark Winn, Bernard Jones, Javarious Jackson, Rod McLeod, Maurice Ward, Da’Kwon DePolo. Front Row left to right: Larry Barbaree, Neimah Spence, Cecelia Rowley, Tony Brown, Dena Clemons, John Banks, Antoine Bartee, Howard Kerr -  Photo courtesy: O’Donnell Agency


Former Florida QB Jacoby Brissett finds home at NC State - St. Augustine Record - ... quarterback for North Carolina State is quite thankful for that designation, after traveling from Riviera Beach and Dwyer High School to Gainesville, ...

Health Care District plans for national CEO search - Palm Beach Post (blog) - ... Primary Care clinics, a safety net managed care and drug plan, a public hospital in Belle Glade, and a public nursing home in Riviera Beach.

Utility District Consulting Engineer Services -Bids in America -Buyer: Riviera Beach, City of - Purchasing Dept. Address: 600 W Blue Heron Blvd. City: West Palm Beach, State: FL, Zip/Postal Code: 33404.

5480 N Ocean Drive, Unit #a1D, Singer Island, FL 33404 -Coldwell Banker -View property details for 5480 N Ocean Drive, Unit #a1D, Singer Island, FL. 5480 N Ocean Drive, Unit #a1D is a Condo / Townhouse property with 2 ...

Electrical Engineer Stf -Job Search - Lockheed Martin -The qualified candidate will join the Palm Beach Electrical Engineering team as an experienced Electrical Engineer for unmanned undersea vehicle ...

4200 N Ocean Drive 2-1602, Singer Island, FL 33404 (MLS # RX-10155856) -Wellington Florida Homes For Sale & Real Estate -Escape to this breathtaking southeast exposure direct oceanfront 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo on Singer Island! Stunning Atlantic Ocean views from the ...

Palm Beach Shores Resort - 1br/1bth - Odd Year Fixed Week 42 - RealGeni.com - First Year Available: 2015 Usage Type: FixedBeds/Baths: 1/1 Week:42Unit: Floating (Deeded 117)Maintenance Fee Date: Jan. 1stUsage Interval: Odd ...

SINGER ISLAND 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apt near the beach.. - Craigslist - 1 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment available immediately. $1000.00 a month. No lease. Month to month. Partially furnished. Call.

Opening for Crime Scene Investigator - Riviera Beach PD - fdiai - Department of Human Resources: 2051 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. – Room #302: Riviera Beach, FL 3404: Telephone (561) 840-4880 – Fax (561) ...

Has Mylan Labs Been Stichting it to Shareholders? A Lawsuit Says 'Yes!' -Wall Street Journal (blog) -But the Mylan shareholders – led by a pension fund for Riviera Beach, Fl., employees – argue in their lawsuit that the strategy championed by Coury ...

Medytox Solutions, Inc. Announces Release of M2Select EHR Product -Stockhouse -Medytox Solutions has enjoyed rapid growth through 2015 with the opening of their newest lab in Riviera Beach, Florida, and their pending merger ...

Fitch Rates Riviera Beach, FL's Taxable Public Improv Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable -Business Wire (press release) -Riviera Beach is located in east central Palm Beach County (the county), along the Atlantic coast. A portion of the city is situated on Singer Island, just ...

Fitch Rates Riviera Beach, FL's Taxable Public Improv Bonds 'A'; Outlook Stable - Yahoo Finance UK-

Riviera Beach CRA -O'Donnell Agency -Riviera Beach CRA. The Palm Beach Post's coverage of Riviera Beach, FL has for years been limited to primarily crime stories before we began our ...

Fitch Releases Report on Riviera Beach, FL - Yahoo Finance UK -Yahoo Finance UK -Fitch Ratings has published a report on Riviera Beach, FL. The report is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Additional information is available at ...

Black advocacy group chair wants PBSO, state attorney investigated -Palm Beach Post -Littles, who served as a West Palm Beach city commissioner from 1991-93 and most recently as a risk manager for the city of Riviera Beach, said he's ...

Local Cuban Americans react to embassy changes -WPTV.com -Garcia is the Executive Director of the Revival Community Outreach Ministries in Riviera Beach. The group offers a food and clothing bank to hundreds ...

Confirmed: 'Business as usual' at Sikorsky after Lockheed Martin acquisition -South Florida Business Journal -... Mission Systems and Training and its Undersea Systems divisions in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. The company tests automated undersea ...

Development, Construction and Operation of Maritime Charter School -Bids in Florida -Notes: The City of Riviera Beach, Florida, received an unsolicited proposal for the development, construction and operation of a maritime charter ...

Is natural gas the next coal? -Fierce Energy -"As we have done in recent years with our power plants in Fort Lauderdale and Riviera Beach, we continue to retire older, inefficient plants and make ...

Gerrymandering, Atlantic Crossing confusion & All Aboard doubts | Boca Raton Magazine -Boca Raton (blog) -... and the projected growth in freight rail operations following the Panama Canal expansion” and upgrades at the Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades ...

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Riviera Beach - Sun Sentinel -All Aboard Florida. A pedestrian was hit by a train in Riviera Beach early Wednesday. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Riviera Beach ...

Pembroke Pines hosts "Caribbean Life" exhibit - Sun Sentinel -"This piece was inspired by colors I saw while visiting Singer Island." Daniel Angulo, an art teacher at the Southwest Focal Point Community Center in ...

God is in the clouds: A patron saint for the hurricane season: Praying to St ... -The Catholic Review (blog) -My husband and I bought our home on Singer Island eight years ago, three years after Hurricanes Frances (105 mph winds) and Jeanne

Jashon Johnson: Former employee charged with running Riviera Beach principal off road - WPTV.com -RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a former employee ran a Riviera Beach middle school principal off the road. Riviera Beach police report ...

Man injured in jet skiing accident off Singer Island today -WPTV.com -RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A man is recovering after being injured in a jet skiing accident near the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. Riviera Beach ...

 

more soon, check the archives for recent stories


Lake Park:
Visit the Town of Lake Park Florida official website here


Loss of Dunkin' Donuts dining room will leave a hole in my heart -Palm Beach Post (blog) -Seven days a week, the retired Singer Island boat captain — accompanied by his wife, Joan — enjoys coffee in a ceramic mug and a breakfast ...

Lake Park: The Freefall Experience collab with MYLO RANGER at The Brewhouse Gallery -Best Events -August 07, 2015 at The Freefall Experience in Lake Park, FL. Our August show comes with a special twist! We will be inside The Brewhouse Gallery ...

more soon, check the archives for recent stories


Village of North Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park & Lost Tree Village:


Village of North Palm Beach website
North Palm Beach Parks & Recs Calendar and Activities Guide
Latest Newsletter and July Fourth Fireworks Information

July 2015 Events at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park -
Online Calendar


In the news:

Kolter Group, Scripps Research Institute | Palm Beach County - The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog) - A sister division of Kolter Homes, which is part of Kolter Group, is building the Water Club, a luxury condo with 166 units in North Palm Beach. Presales ...

Classical music and NPR to stay until station sale is final - Palm Beach Daily News - He also represents the towns of Gulf Stream and Jupiter Island and Lost Tree Village. In 2009, he earned the Ralph A. Marsicano Award for ...

North Palm Beach officials vote to buy license plate readers -  Palm Beach Post - North Palm Beach's Village Council voted 5-0 Thursday night to purchase two license plate recognition cameras, a processor and two mobile license ...

This community to set maximum tax rate 10 percent above rollback - Palm Beach Post (blog) - The North Palm Beach Council is scheduled to set the maximum rate 10.05 percent above the rolled-back one during its 7:30 p.m. meeting Thursday.

Collective Bargaining Negotiation Session - Town of Lake Park - Event Date and Time: 08/11/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm. Location: Town Hall Conference Room. 535 Park Avenue. Lake Park, FL 33403. United States.

Ex-wife to North Palm man sentenced in sex case: 'You are pure evil' - Palm Beach Post - WEST PALM BEACH — A North Palm Beach former doctor is going to prison for 18 years for drugging his now former wife and her 29-year-old ...

Lockheed Martin inks $9B deal for Sikorsky, Palm Beach official confident in job retention - South Florida Business Journal - Lockheed also has a military submersible operations in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. Smallridge said the county has great relationships with ...

Lost Tree Village - Coastal Florida Real Estate - Lost Tree Village is one of the most sought after and private enclaves of estate and oceanfront homes in this area. Located on PGA Blvd. between ...

Veteran and service dog are best friends | Northern Palm Beach County - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Veteran and service dog are best friends. July 23, 2015 | Filed in: Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Farms, Lake Park, news, newsfeed, North Palm Beach, ...

Salute Market and bar opens in Palm Beach Gardens | Feast Palm Beach - Palm Beach Post (blog) - A gourmet market-style eatery and bar opened for business today on PGA Boulevard's dining corridor in Palm Beach Gardens. Salute Market, which ...

Motorcycle championship coming to Palm Beach International Raceway - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Bruno Silva, of Miami, leads Sean Dwyer, of Palm Beach Gardens; Armando Ferrer, of Miami; and Stefano Mesa of Boca Raton through turn nine at ...

The Honda Classic raised $2.56M from this year's rainy event - Palm Beach Post (blog) - (PHOTO: Dodi Oliveira shields herself from the rain as she heads to the clubhouse during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, ...

more soon, check the archives for recent stories


Port of Palm Beach, Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island, Lake Worth Lagoon, Atlantic Ocean, The Bahamas & Area Boating, Diving, Fishing, Etc. News:

Boaters:
here is a list of where to buy Ethanol Free Gas in FL - if local here are two:
Riviera Beach - MARATHON - Palm Bch Port Marathon - 561-494-0260 - 1201 Broadway - details
Riviera Beach - MOBIL - Stop N Shop - 561-863-9559 - 1001 W Blue Heron Blvd -
details


Lobsters and lionfish scarce during first day of mini-season - Palm Beach Post - Herb Kettlehut of Palm Beach Gardens came back to shore after diving for several hours but had only four lobsters. “I've been catching lobsters my ...

Project Seahorse takes kids off Boynton coast to get acquainted with the sea - Sun Sentinel - One was Jonathan Dickinson, who runs Florida Freedivers and volunteered ... Project Seahorse has another event set for Monday in Riviera Beach.

07-24-15 Art Becomes Habitat in Lake Worth Lagoon... Complete Story (Palm Beach County, FL) - World News - Spearfishing Palm Beach County: Part 1 Lake Worth Inlet. Published 21 Jun 2015. Add to PlaylistPlayShare Video. 0:25 ...

More artificial reefs being deployed in South Florida - Sun Sentinel - Sun Sentinel - South Florida afloat in odd artificial reefs – and more on way ... Also resting on the ocean floor are a Rolls-Royce off Riviera Beach, a Boeing 727 ...

Palm Beach County Signs Contract with FWC for Fish and Oyster Monitoring in Lake Worth Lagoon ... - Florida Water Daily - Finalization of the water main assessment roll and adoption of the water services assessment roll for the Project is necessary so that the assessment ...

Lake Worth Drainage District marks 100 years of water control - Palm Beach Post - And yet, the Lake Worth Drainage District has survived - and thrived ... Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Worth Lagoon from its day-to-day operations,” he ...

New piece of "EcoArt" unveiled in Lake Worth, keeping lagoon cleaner through - Lake Worth - LAKE WORTH, Fla. - There's a new addition in the Lake Worth Lagoon that scientists say is making the water a little cleaner. It's called the "Living ...

Record for Port of Palm Beach - Lake Worth - Last year, the Army Corp of Engineers has signed its Chief's Report; giving the Corp's final approval of a dredging project to the Lake Worth Inlet and ...

WPB Develops - Palm Beach Civic Association - Peanut Island · Inlet & Port of Palm Beach · Palm Beach County · Government · Bridge Alert! WPB Develops · Events · Calendar · Guest Columnist ...

Least tern's return to coastal areas should draw bird-watching...  MyPalmBeachPost (subscription) - ... found last month nesting on mangrove islands that were built as part of the $3.4 million Grassy Flats restoration project in the Lake Worth Lagoon.

27 migrants found near Boynton possibly smuggled through Bahamas -Sun Sentinel - Later Saturday, the migrants were being interviewed and processed for removal at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Riviera Beach, he said. Officials ...

Sea turtle nesting numbers up in Jupiter, Martin County | www.mypalmbeachpost.com - MyPalmBeachPost (subscription) - Nesting numbers for sea turtles are booming this year in north Palm Beach County and throughout southeast Florida. That brings cautious optimism ...

3 THINGS TO KNOW: The new Blue Horizon gambling cruise - Today's Paper for The Palm Beach Post - The 600-passenger ship is based at the Port of Palm Beach, 1 E. 11th St., Riviera Beach. It offers blackjack, craps, roulette and sports book plus bingo.

more soon, check the archives for recent stories


Other News of Interest:


'EPIC' photo captures earth a million miles away - MyPalmBeachPost (subscription) - "This color image of Earth was taken by NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope.

Dennis C. Cunningham loves life on land and sea | Palm Beach Post - Dennis Cunningham is an entrepreneur and the owner of local company Perfect Vodka. He likes the Capital Grille in Palm Beach Gardens.

Town to seek $15.5 million from state for beach project cost-sharing - Palm Beach Daily News - This year, Brazil said he expects the town will receive the full 75 percent cost share, or $189,000, for work near the Lake Worth Inlet. Those projects ...

 

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