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WPB Insider Newsletter - April 15, 2016

 

 

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April 15th, 2016

 

 

 

Traffic heads up: Okeechobee to close for four days in May

 

 

West Palm Beach City Hall wants to give everyone a heads up on a pretty important road closure happening next month.

 

 

For four days in May, All Aboard Florida (AAF) will be closing Okeechobee Boulevard at their tracks (alongside Quadrille Boulevard) in order to install a second set of tracks and equipment needed to put in a quiet zone for the high speed rail line.

 

 

The closure will be from Friday, May 13th @ 8pm until Tuesday, May 17th @ 6pm.

 

 

For that stretch of time, both the eastbound and westbound lanes will be closed around the clock.

 

 

The city has been working with AAF on adjusting their plans in order to have the least amount of impact on drivers, including asking them to move the project from during the week to partially over the weekend.

 

 

Traffic folks are working on details of a detour plan, but the bottom line: Avoid Okeechobee Boulevard to get to downtown West Palm Beach over those four days.

 

 

West Palm Beach police will be out in force helping to direct traffic where needed, but you will need to check the detour info because you may not be able to get everywhere as quickly as usual.

 

 

Also, keep an eye out for some out-of-the-box ideas from Mayor Jeri Muoio to try to reduce traffic as we get closer to the closure.

 

 

As soon as a detour plan is in place, you can find it here first.  Until then, consider this a month-long heads up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local Businessman & Philanthropist Jeff Greene Makes Major Donation to Northmore Elementary School

 

 

It’s not often a single school receives a donation that can significantly change the lives of students. But that is the plan behind a major donation to Northmore Elementary School.

 

Local businessman and philanthropist Jeff Greene donated $30,000 to Northmore Elementary School, one of the elementary schools in the City of West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

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Take a moonlit tour of one of WPB's oldest "gated communities!"

 

 

It is home to some of the area's founding pioneers!

 

We're talking about historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Woodlawn Cemetery has been called the area's most historic cemetery.

It is a living history book telling the story of those early pioneers who settled here and laid the foundation of the city.

 

Two local historians are opening those historic pages...and the gates of this historic site to guide the public through history. 

 

 

 

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