Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

Boca Beat 6/24

  • Mayor Susan Haynie, and Council members Scott Singer, and Jeremy Rodgers were in attendance at Mizner Park Amphitheater for the International Yoga Day celebration by NamaStacy. The mayor gave the event a proclamation, and according to event founder Corbin Stacy, hundreds of yogis were in attendance through sunset.
  • Congratulations to James Gavrilos & the supporters of Boca Helping Hands and Charles Bender & the supporters of Place of Hope for receiving a perfect score of 100 from Charity Navigator!
  • Boca Raton Beach and Park District will use the $6.5 million reserved for new fields at Countess de Hoernle Park for renovations at Patch Reef Park.
  • New scoreboards are coming to select Boca Raton fields. In a 4-0 decision, the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District on Monday set aside up to $35,000 to install two new scoreboards at Sugar Sand Park.
  • Merlino’s, the Boca Raton Italian restaurant fronted by accused Philadelphia mob boss “Skinny Joey” Joseph Merlino, closed for good last week and is on the market for $399,000.
  • Town Center paid the second highest amount of taxes in the county last year, $8.2 million. The City of Boca Raton gets a nice cut because of the wise decision by voters in 2003 to annex it. Hard to imagine the city left such a chunk of change on the table all those years since the mall’s opening back in 1980. Among the Top 10 taxpayers in Palm Beach County, two are from Boca Raton , TownCenter ranks 2nd and Boca Resort coming in at number 10.
  • Boca Raton is one of the “best cities for jobs,” ranking seventh in the state, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 
  • After a record-setting sophomore season, John Silviano of the Lynn University baseball team has signed a free-agent contract with the Miami Marlins.  This marks the sixth consecutive year a member of the Fighting Knights has signed with a Major League Baseball club.
  • Mizner Park is considering signs letting drivers know how many spaces are left in each of its four free garages. General Growth Properties proposed putting in technology that would alert Mizner Park drivers how many parking spaces were left on each floor.
  • Robb & Stucky, the furniture store that once stood where Lord & Taylor is now, is in the final approval stages for a new building on the vacant lot at 1353 N. Federal Highway.
  • Christina Applegate will be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016.
  • The challenges to a controversial synagogue planned near downtown prevailed in one of three lawsuits against the city of Boca Raton when a judicial panel ruled the City Council was wrong to approve the project.
  • Mayor Susan Haynie, Economic Development Manager Jessica Del Vecchio and Robert Weinroth were in attendance at the Annual Meeting of Signature Real Estate Companies at Kings Point Delray Beach Clubhouse. The Mayor and Jessica presented the bright economic picture in the City of Boca Raton.

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