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POLICE CHIEF BLOUIN: "CRIME RATE AT ALL TIME LOW IN PALM BEACH"

The Civic Association hosted a Crime in Palm Beach Symposium with Palm Beach Police Chief Kirk Blouin on January 20. The Chief reported that, when he first joined the department 20 plus years ago, there were nearly 650 serious crimes (homicide, burglary, assault, etc) per year. In 2010, under his watch, there were just 150 major crimes committed, the lowest total in recorded history.

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PUBLIX PRESENTS PLAN TO CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director

The Publix redevelopment team presented plans for its new Palm Beach store to about 100 members at a Civic Association symposium at the Paramount Building. 

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CIVIC ASSOCIATION SHORE PROTECTION FORUM: "THERE ARE NO SIMPLE ANSWERS"

The Civic Association Community Forum on Shore Protection today answered many questions that residents have about beach erosion. But as Llwyd Ecclestone, Town Shore Protection Board Chairman said, "Unfortunately, because of regulatory agencies like the US Army Corp of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and many others, there are no simple answers."

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DAY ACADEMY STUDENTS CALL RESIDENTS FROM THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION TO GET-OUT-THE-VOTE

Ninth grade students from the Palm Beach Day Academy made calls to Town of Palm Beach residents during the Civic Association Get-Out-The-Vote call campaign.  The Civic Association conducts the campaign for every election and this is the second year the Academy has participated.  Students also participated in the Civic Association Candidates Debate earlier in the week.

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CIVIC ASSOCIATION CANDIDATES DEBATE ATTRACTS ALMOST 300

The Civic Association Candidates Debate was well attended with almost 300 gathered to listen to Town of Palm Beach Town Council candidates present their opinions on the issues including taxes, shore protection, Royal Poinciana Plaza and Playhouse, water resources, and much more.

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Shore Protection Board Meeting Summary 1-22-10

Inlet Dredging to Go On Beach in the Future
It was reported that even though the Town of Palm Beach has worked out arrangements with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the dredging contractor to take dredged sand from the Lake Worth Inlet and place it either directly on the beach or in the near-shore littoral current, the current sand deposits in the inlet are less than 5,000 cu. yards so the USACOE will not return to dredge for now.

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CIVIC ASSOCIATION FLU FORUM SPEAKERS REPORT THE H1N1 SCIENCE AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

“The bottom line,” said Dr. Earl Campazzi of Island Medical Care at the Civic Association Flu Forum, “is you should receive the H1N1 vaccination after consultation with your physician.”

Both Dr. Campazzi and the Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Division EMS Chief Darryl Donatto said they have treated H1N1 victims in the Town of Palm Beach.

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Bob Wildrick Civic Association Symposium

PALM BEACH -- Over 40 Civic Association members and invited guests came to the Civic Association Symposium to have an interaction session with Town Councilman Bob Wildrick.  Mr. Wildrick started by offering his views on how the town government should work and what the roles of the town council members, the mayor, and the town manager are based on the Town Charter.

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