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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Yvette Drucker Appointed to City Council Seat C, Temporarily

Yvette Drucker Temporary City Council Seat C

Boca Raton, FL – October 28, 2020 – Boca Raton City Council members recently appointed city resident Yvette Drucker to fill City Council Seat C, temporarily. Seat C is currently unoccupied due to the military deployment of Council Member Jeremy Ro...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

City of Boca Raton Receives Additional Coronavirus Relief Funds for City Homeowners and Renters

Rental assistance and foreclosure prevention

BOCA RATON, FL – October 19, 2020 – The City of Boca Raton has received an additional $230,285 in Phase 2 Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) from Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). Previously, the City received $317, 322 in Phase ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Council Member Andy Thomson Invited to Active People, Healthy NationSM Champions Institute

Andy Thomson, Boca Raton City Council Member

BOCA RATON, FL – October 15, 2020 – In support of the Active People, Healthy Nation℠ Initiative, Smart Growth America (SGA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity announced today tha...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Owners of Boca Raton Resort & Club Announce Donation of Boca Country Club to the City

Boca Raton Country Club and Golf Course

BOCA RATON, FL – October 7, 2020 – MSD Partners and Northview Hotel Group, owners of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, have announced plans to donate the 130-acre Boca Country Club to the City of Boca Raton. As a result of this donation, the Boca Country ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

FPL to Install New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Boca Raton

EV NF

The City of Boca Raton announced its partnership with Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) in a new pilot program that includes the installation of nine electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at seven public locations throughout the City. The stations c...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Boca Raton Receives $16.4 Million for Brightline Train Station Project

Brightline train at station

BOCA RATON, FL – September 24, 2020 – 

The City of Boca Raton was recently awarded a $16,350,000 grant from the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant fu...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

City of Boca Raton Celebrates Its 40th Year as a Tree City USA

Tree City USA Sign near the road

BOCA RATON, FL – September 23, 2020 – This year, the City of Boca Raton will celebrate its 40th year as a “Tree City USA” a little differently. Trees will be planted in four parks around the City for residents to visit throughout the month of October. The...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

City of Boca Raton Announces Small Business Relief Program

Small Business Recovery Relief Grant Program

BOCA RATON, FL – May 28, 2020 – On May 27, 2020, the Boca Raton City Council unanimously passed a $500,000 Small Business Recovery Relief Grant program for businesses within the city limits of Boca Raton. The grant program, which is de...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

City of Boca Raton Asks For Resident Participation In Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Virtual Ceremony May 25 at 9am

BOCA RATON, FL – May 19, 2020 – On Monday, May 25, the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department will host its Memorial Day Ceremony virtually to honor America’s fallen war heroes. Traditionally, the City hosts the ev...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Miuccio Named Boca Raton Chief of Police

Police Chief Miuccio

Interim Police Chief Michele Miuccio has been promoted to Police Chief.

Chief Miuccio, who has extensive law enforcement experience, has been with the department for over 30 years. During Chief Miuccio’s tenure with the Boca Raton Police Departme...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

City's Newest Waterfront Park to Open with Community Celebration

Aerial of Downtown Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL – January 27, 2020 – The City of Boca Raton is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the soft opening of Hillsboro El Rio Park South on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The ribbon-cutting will be held from 9:30am to 10am. Th...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Aaa Rated Boca Raton: Beautiful, Safe, Vibrant and Prosperous

Aerial of Downtown Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL – December 31, 2019 – A recent report by Moody’s Investors Service indicated that the City’s credit position and the City’s Water & Sewer credit position remain rated Aaa, the highest possible rating out of 10 grade levels. Citing an “e...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

City of Boca Raton Leader Named Building Official of the Year

John Cosmo Building Official of the Year

BOCA RATON, FL – December 30, 2019 – Boca Raton Chief Building Official John Cosmo was recently named the 2019 Building Official of the Year by the Code Officials Educational Association. The Association, founded in 1977 as the Broward...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Boca Raton City Council Approves Brightline/Virgin Trains Station Agreement

Mayor Scott Singer and Boca Raton City Council members stand around a podium during a press conferen

BOCA RATON, FL – December 11, 2019 – The Boca Raton City Council has approved a long-term land lease with Brightline, soon to be Virgin Trains, for the construction of a train station and parking garage near the City’s Downto...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

City of Boca Raton Utility Services Recognized for Sustainable, Reclaimed Water System

City of Boca Raton Utility Services Department head accepting top award at the 2019 Executive Manage

BOCA RATON, FL – October 28, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton’s Utility Services Department was recently honored with a top award at the 2019 Executive Management Conference by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMW...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library Donates $77,075 for Library Mobile Van

Large check from Friends of the Boca Raton Library being presented to Library Staff.

BOCA RATON, FL – October 21, 2019 – The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library has generously donated $77,075 to the Boca Raton Public Library for the purchase of a new library mobile van. The check was presented to Michael Kalvort, ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

City of Boca Raton Recognizes Veterans With Events From Morning To Night On Monday, November 11

Honoring all who served. Veterans Day. November 11.

BOCA RATON, FL – October 17, 2019 – In commemoration of Veterans Day and in recognition of all military personnel who have served this country, the City of Boca Raton will host a Veterans Day Observance "Honoring All Who Served&qu...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Light Up Downtown Boca Kicks Off With Annual Holiday Festival On Saturday, November 23

Christmas Tree. Boca Raton Happy Holidays flyer with information for Tree Lighting Festival, Street

BOCA RATON, FL – October 8, 2019Light Up Downtown Boca, a series of winter holiday festivities including parades, concerts and more, kicks off on Saturday, November 23 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater (MPA), 590 Plaza Real, from 4 p....

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Boca Raton Celebrates Arbor Day with Intergenerational Event

Group planting a tree

BOCA RATON, FL – October 15, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton is hosting its Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration at Patch Reef Park on Friday, October 18 at 9:30am. The park is located at 2000 Yamato Road and citizens are invited t...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Boca Raton Youth to Host Mental Health Round Table Discussion

Boca Raton youth discussing topics at a round table

BOCA RATON, FL – September 19, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton's Community Advisory Panel (CAP) Youth Subcommittee will host a Mental Health Discussion for the youth, by the youth. The discussion will be held on September 25 at 6pm at th...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

City Communications & Marketing Division Wins Top Honors at National Communications Conference

City of Boca Raton Communications team holding their awards

BOCA RATON, FL – September 13, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton’s Communication and Marketing Division’s Know Before You Go digital newsletter won a top honor this month at the international City-County Communications ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

City of Boca Raton Hires New Municipal Services Director

Zachary Bihr Municipal Services Director headshot with MS building

BOCA RATON, FL – August 12, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton is pleased to announce that Zachary Bihr, P.E., has been promoted to Municipal Services Director for the City of Boca Raton. Zachary formerly served as the City's Assistant City...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Boca Raton Looks to RECreate City Parks and Recreation

Yale Newman Park and playground in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL – June 4, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton's Recreation Services Department is launching a community engagement campaign to determine needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton and Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park D...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Boca Raton Offers Special Bulk Pickup Ahead of Hurricane Season

Man in hat and sunglasses trimming palm tree

BOCA RATON, FL – May 14, 2019 – In preparation for hurricane season, the City of Boca Raton’s Sanitation Department is once again offering a special bulk and vegetation pickup for all customers in City limits. This is the second year the City is offering ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Boca Raton's Community Advisory Panel Youth Subcommittee wins statewide competition

Youth Subcommittee posing with proclamation outside of City Hall

BOCA RATON, FL – April 30, 2019 – The City of Boca Raton’s Community Advisory Panel Youth Subcommittee was one of the five city youth councils to win the 2019 Municipal Youth Council Community Service Contest, sponsored by th...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

City of Boca Raton hires first innovation strategist

Pedro Moras Innovation Strategist

Boca Raton, FL - April 2, 2019

The City of Boca Raton recently hired Pedro Moras as the new Innovation Strategist to further promote innovation and the use of technology within the community. Additionally, Moras will work to develop and implement SMART Cit...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

City of Boca Raton creates innovative program to promote coastal sustainability

Coastal Connection City of Boca Raton's Restaurant Program

Boca Raton, FL - February 19, 2019

The City of Boca Raton is launching a new program called Coastal Connection on March 2, 2019 at the Sea Turtle Day Festival at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. With the City located in coastal southeast Florida with five miles ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services empowers residents to save lives with innovative app

PulsePoint app notification popping up around baseball field

Boca Raton, FL - January 30, 2019

City of Boca Raton's Fire Rescue Services will be launching a lifesaving app called PulsePoint at the First Responder Expo on February 2 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Town Center at Boca Raton. The smartphone app links to the ...

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