Published On: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

Boca Beat 6/2/18

Boca Raton, Fl – Boca Beat by Pedro Heizer

• Happy Memorial Day, Boca Raton! As we spend time with family today, remember those who paid the ultimate price so you could enjoy this long weekend with your loved ones. We are the Home of the Free because of the brave.

•May 26 will mark the 93rd birthday of the City of Boca Raton. Although the first settlers of the city came around 1865, the city itself was incorporated 30 years later on May 26, 1925. Boca Raton is the best city to live, work, worship, and play and we love this city just as much as you. To celebrate this amazing feat, The Boca Raton Tribune will publish a special edition newspaper next week (June 1) with stories, editorials, and letters from residents, religious leaders, and municipal leaders alike. If you would like to be featured in our special edition issue coming out next week, please contact us today at 561-430-2797 or email us at

• Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award. The award recognizes the Hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

• Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a $500,000 gift from the Gangal family’s nonprofit foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund for engineering graduate students with an emphasis on bioengineering research. The “Gangal Family Endowed Scholarship Fund” will support talented students as they prepare for professional careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

•Palm Beach State College recent grad Vinicius Wagner is on an emotional high these days. Wagner recently learned he was one of only 13 students accepted to Princeton University as a transfer student this fall. Wagner wasn’t just accepted, he was also offered a full scholarship which will cover his tuition, housing and meals.

• One more name has been added to the ever-growing list of mayoral candidates for the City of Boca Raton. Al Zucaro has once again thrown his hat in the race for Mayor of Boca Raton. According to his release, Zucaro will file his paperwork by the end of business this week. Zucaro, who is the publisher of BocaWatch, was also a candidate for the Mayoral race back in 2017 when he lost to now suspended Mayor Susan Haynie by only 1,112.

• The City of Boca Raton Office of Economic Development continued it’s 2018 “Your Success is Our Success Tour” with a visit to The Nature’s Bounty manufacturing facility. The “Success Tour” has been established to congratulate and recognize Boca based companies for their economic and community contributions to the City of Boca Raton.

• Kendra Erika has released a new music video featuring her original song “Authentic” which expresses her views on the deterioration of social media and it’s effect on society. Don’t conform to what the masses want you to be. Being authentic means not following an echo, but leading by your own voice

• Ten Palm Beach County high schools students have been awarded a $500 Dr. Maria Vallejo Palm Beach State College ASPIRA scholarship to be used this fall. The scholarship, created by Vallejo 15 years ago through a partnership with the local Palm Beach County ASPIRA chapter, helps support Latino and First Generation in College students earn a degree.

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