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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Boca Boo Days Brings a Month of Fall Fun to the City

Boca Boo Days

Parades, Performances, Pumpkins & More for All Ages Throughout the City in October

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (September 21, 2022) – The City of Boca Raton’s Boca Boo Days returns to town throughout the month of October with a wide variety...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Appointments to Florida League of Cities Legislative Policy Committees

FLorida League of Cities Appointments to Legislative Policy Committees

Boca Raton, FL – The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, announced that City of Boca Raton Deputy City Manager George Brown, and Council Member Yvette Drucker were recently appointed to serve...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Veterans Day Events

2022 Veterans Day

CITY OF BOCA RATON RECOGNIZES VETERANS WITH EVENTS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 FROM 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M.

Highlights Include Ceremony, Free Lunch for Veterans, Concert and Veteran Resource Fair

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (September 2, 2022) – In commemoration of V...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Andrew Lukasik Joins Boca Raton as Deputy City Manager

Andrew Lukasik

Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew “Andy” Lukasik as Deputy City Manager, effective July 25, 2022. In his new role, Lukasik will help manage the activities of the City and City Manager’s Office, overseein...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

It's Tee Time, in Boca! Summer Rates and More at the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club

Tee Time in Boca

Boca Raton, FL – There has never been a better time to play Boca’s new golf course, the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club. The 18-hole championship course offers experienced and new players a premium golf experience – and no...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Boca Raton Receives Scholarship for Florida Race to Zero Cohort

Florida Race to Zero

Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton has been awarded a scholarship to join the Florida Race to Zero cohort, a friendly competition between municipalities to showcase how they are leading the way to carbon neutrality. Boca Raton is one of just 22 munic...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Fabulous Fourth Celebration Brings Fireworks & Fun for All to Boca Raton

Fabulous Fourth

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (June 7, 2022) - The City of Boca Raton’s Recreation Services Department will host a Fabulous Fourth Celebration on Monday, July 4, at Countess de Hoernle Park/Spanish River Athletic Facility, 1000 NW Spanish River Boulevard, starting ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

New to Boca Raton or Not – Preparing for Hurricane Season

Be Prepared Boca. 2022 Hurricane Guide.

Boca Raton, FL – As hurricane season approaches, the City of Boca Raton is reminding the community to be prepared, stay safe and stay connected with its Be Prepared Boca 2022 Hurricane Guide.

The City has welcomed many new residents over the past year, som...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Boca Raton's Summer in the City is Back with Free Music and Wellness

2022 Summer in The City

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (May 13, 2022) – The City of Boca Raton has announced a series of free summer happenings, bringing music and movement to the city throughout the season.

“We have curated a diverse and fun-filled schedule of concerts and wellness events ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

City of Boca Raton Hosts Ceremony & Concert in Recognition of Memorial Day

Memorial Day Remember and Honor our fallen heroes

BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (April 19, 2022) – In honor of Memorial Day and in remembrance of all military personnel who died in service to the United States, the City of Boca Raton will host two events free and open to the public on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. and ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Battling Climate Change in Boca Raton with the City’s Race to Zero Pledge

Cities Race to Zero

Boca Raton, FL – On March 21, 2022, Mayor Scott Singer, with support from the City Council, committed the City of Boca Raton to the Cities Race to Zero pledge - a commitment to limit the negative impacts of climate change by getting to net zero carbon emi...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Boca Raton Leaders Honored with 2022 Home Rule Hero Award

2022 Home Rule Heroes

Boca Raton, FL – The Florida League of Cities (FLC), celebrating its 100th anniversary as the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized both Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer and Deputy City Manager George Brown, with a 20...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

City of Boca Raton to Unveil New Sustainable Public Art Project

Recycled Art Project Unveiling

Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton will unveil its latest Art in Public Places project, titled REcycled REef, on Friday, March 18 at 8:30am at South Beach Park, near the entrance at Palmetto Park Road. The unveiling will be immediately followed by a ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Beach Closure in Effect in Boca Raton

Beach Closure Notice

Boca Raton, FL – Feb. 2, 2022 Due to a barge and tugboat that have breached the shores of South Beach between Deerfield and City of Boca Raton city limits, the beach will be CLOSED until further notice. The closure extends from Osceola ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

City of Boca Raton Celebrates 42 Years as a Tree City USA

Tree City USA Recognition

Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the 42nd consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation, which promotes the benefit trees bring to urban environments. Mayor Scott Singer, Sustainability M...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Boca Raton Receives Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton once again was awarded a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists. One of 55 destinations nationwide to receive the award designation, the City previously received this ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Light Up Downtown Boca Kicks Off on Friday, November 19 with Tree Lighting, Movie and More

Light The Lights

Boca Raton, FLLight Up Downtown Boca, a series of winter holiday festivities, kicks off on Friday, November 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater (MPA), 590 Plaza Real, with a FREE holiday happening, culminating with the City of Boca...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

City of Boca Raton Recognizes Veterans with Events on Thursday, November 11 from 11 AM to 2 PM

Veterans Day

Boca Raton, FL – 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 FREE Veterans Day Observance “Honoring All Who Served,” open to the public, on Thursday, Novemb...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

The Racquet Center in Boca Raton Awarded Outstanding Facility Award

USTA. Kids on tennis court at racquet center cheering

Boca Raton, FL – The Racquet Center in Boca Raton has been awarded a 2021 Outstanding Facility Award from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in the category of Public Courts: Large Tennis Center (11 or more courts).  The Center...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Recognized for Distinguished Budget 38th Year in a Row

Plaque for Budget's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Boca Raton, FL – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently presented the City of Boca Raton’s Office of Management and Budget with the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a substantial a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Scott Singer & George Brown Honored with 2021 Home Rule Hero Award

Scott Singer and George Brown Honored with Home Rule Hero - CC

Boca Raton, FL – The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer and Deputy City Manager, George Brown with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for their hard work and advocacy ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Boca Raton Opens New Fire Station

Fire Station 6 - NF

The City of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8, 2021, to open the new Fire Station 6 located at 1901 Clint Moore Road. Those in attendance included fire administration and personnel, City Council Members, ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Flying Turtles? Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Provides First-Class Care to 20 New England Sea Turtles

Baby sea turtle rescued at gumbo limbo

BOCA RATON, FL – December 14, 2020 – On Sunday, December 13, 20 cold stunned turtles were transported from the New England Aquarium (NEAQ) to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for emergency treatment and warming. The 17 Kemp’s Ridley and 3 Loggerhead sea turtles ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Boca Raton Fire Rescue Reminds Residents to Remove Hurricane Shutters

Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services. Hurricane shutters covering windows of a house.

BOCA RATON, FL – December 9, 2020 – Hurricane season officially ended on November 30, but many residents still have hurricane shutters up. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services is encouraging residents to remove hurricane shutters and other protection like plyw...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Boca Raton Receives National Recognition For Its Utility Services

Staff photo NF

The City of Boca Raton’s Utility Services Department has received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today for its commitment to provide environmentally-sound treatment, distribution and storage of high-quality pot...

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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 vi...

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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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