Counting their Blessings this Thanksgiving

By: C. Ron Allen She lost her mother, sister, and brother when their house collapsed from the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Jude Saincyr and her cousin, the only survivors in their home, were stuck under a bed, which shielded them from the rubble. “The bricks fell on the bed and one side of the More...

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By Mazzone On Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

What killed grandfather was a feeling he didn’t ‘belong anywhere’

Hugo and Lucie Mendel on the balcony of their Tel Aviv apartment prior to Hugo’s suicide in 1957. Between phone calls from my son and daughters this past Father’s Day, I read a story in The Times of More...

By Bocatribune On Saturday, December 5th, 2020

Alfred “Zack” Straghn, 92, Helped to Construct the Cultural Architecture for Change in Delray Beach

Alfred “Zack” Straghn, a longtime funeral home operator, softball coach, Sunday school teacher and fighter who was instrumental in Delray Beach hiring black police officers and the integration of the city’s More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, September 25th, 2020

The Residents of Delray Beach Deserve Leadership, Answers to Their Water Woes

By: C. Ron Allen The City of Delray Beach has found itself facing a disaster over its provision of the most basic of services — clean drinking water. An investigation found that pipes carrying reclaimed More...

By Bocatribune On Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Even in Death, Monica Herring is Still Giving of Herself

By: C. Ron Allen Delray Beach is mourning the death of Monica Herring, the liturgical ballet aficionado, who has been praising God through her gift of dance for close to 30 years. Monica, 37, was pronounced More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Protesters Hope to Send Clear Message by Marching, at the Polls

By C. Ron Allen It’s been nine days since the world watched a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd in daylight, killing him in the middle of a downtown street as three More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, April 10th, 2020

Stay Home This Sunday, God can Hear you From There

The marquis at the church on Military Trail in Boynton Beach read “Jesus rode into Jerusalem on an ass. Keep yours home.” While the language may be somewhat unorthodox coming from a church, perhaps, just More...

By Bocatribune On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Delray Beach Mayor’s Pandemic Response has been Behind from day one on this Crisis

C. Ron Allen can be reached at or 561-665-0151. In the weeks leading up to the recent municipal elections, Delray Beach Mayor Shelly Petrolia spent much of her time sending missives More...

By Bocatribune On Monday, January 20th, 2020

Contrast the Rhetoric of Today to the Examples of Dr. King

By: C. Ron Allen Just over a month ago I listened as a group of students in an oratory contest shared their thoughts on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he would feel today about the state of America. One More...

By Online Staff On Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Opinion: Why Willie Taggart may not last at FAU

Photo provided by FAU Sports In the last three years, newly hired Florida Atlantic head coach Willie Taggart was at Oregon for one season in 2017, before departing for the  Florida State Seminoles where he held More...