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Posted on: March 22, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates, Resources and Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CDC.

Boca Raton, Stay Home. Stay Safe.

Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:01 AM 

The City of Boca Raton issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order for everyone living within City limits beginning Saturday, March 2...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Supporting Boca Raton Restaurants

Delivery, takeout, drive-thru

Because of our “new normal,” - social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, the act of sharing a meal in a fun, crowded restaurant isn’t an option. Fortunately, many of our favorite spots are still able to provide carry-...
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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Help Slow the Spread

Slow the spread

Do your part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: March 12, 2020

All City Events, Programs, Meetings Canceled, Parks & Beaches Closed

City of Boca Raton, Florida Events, Programs, Meetings postponements and cancellations

Updated March 17, 4:00pm

The City of Boca Raton is coordinating with all of our community partners while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation for our area. City staff is continuously assessing and adapting emergency plans for COVID-19 and is implement...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Census 2020: It Matters to Boca Raton

United States Census 2020

April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The United States Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. They are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places and economy.

One of their stat...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Spanish River Library Gearing Up for Early Voting & Election Day

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March 13, 2020 Update

Per the Governor’s directive, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office has changed the polling locations in retirements communities with assisted living facilities, due to concerns related to COVID-19.

Voting prec...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: February 25, 2020

North Boca Raton Beach Restoration Underway

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March 13, 2020

Late yesterday afternoon, the contractor (Weeks Marine) commenced construction for North Beach. The project started just at the southern end of Spanish River Park and will be moving north until they reach the northern project limit (a little...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: February 28, 2020

City Connection Newsletter - The March Issue

March 2020 City Connection. Royal Poinciana tree in Boca Square traffic circle.

The March 2020 issue of the City Connection is HERE! 

View the March 2020 City Connection.

Read about:🗳️ Vote in the Municipal Election🗣️ Your response counts in the 2020 Census🎨 Have fun at Arts Spark Kids Fest

🐢 Sea Turtle Ne...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: January 23, 2020

City Hosts Inaugural 2020 State of the City Address

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The City of Boca Raton hosted its first ever 2020 State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 18. The event was held in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Black Box Theater with about 200 attendees.  

What was discussed?

Mayor Scot...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: January 27, 2020

City’s Newest Waterfront Park Now Open

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Update: 2/25/20

The City of Boca Raton opened its first, new waterfront park, Hillsboro El Rio South Park, on Saturday, February 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following speakers from Recreation Services, the Parks and Recreation Board, and the Mayor, ...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Celebrate African American History Month

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The Boca Raton Public Library is celebrating African American History Month with a series of programs during the month of February. 

The Downtown Library will have a Documentary Series every Wednesday night at 7pm. The lineup for the series includ...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City Council and Beach & Parks District to Meet on April 13

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Update: January 28, 2020

The Boca Raton City Council and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District (GBRBPD) Commissioners met to discuss next steps in the development of the former Ocean Breeze Golf Course. The GBRBPD asked the City to approve the th...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Flood Maps Are Changing. Do You Know Your Risk?

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Did you know that flood risk changes over time? The City of Boca Raton is taking action along with government partners to develop more accurate flood maps to better inform residents about their flood risk. It’s important to understand what "...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Coming To An Intersection Near You

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If you’ve ever waited in line at a left hand turn signal, missed the arrow and then had to wait for the next cycle, you’re not alone. Being stuck at a red left hand turn signal when there’s no oncoming traffic is especially frustrating. Starting this Janu...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Brightline/Virgin Trains Station Coming to Boca Raton

Boca Raton Virgin Trains Station

Update: February 25, 2020

A meeting was held in mid-February with City staff to review preliminary plans for the Boca Brightline station. Comments on the preliminary plans and direction on the application process was provided to representatives of Brightli...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: December 30, 2019

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

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New Moody’s Report Indicates Exceptionally Healthy Economy & Tax Base

A recent report by Moody’s Investors Service indicated that the City’s credit position and the City’s Water & Sewer credit position remain...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Heading to a Boca Beach? Grab a Bucket!

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In October, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center rescued a baby turtle that had washed up along the coastline. Unfortunately, due to its injuries, it did not survive. The rehabilitation team discovered that the tiny turtle, which would fit in the palm of your hand, ...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Sanitation Services Expanded to New City Customers in 2020

City of Boca Raton's Annual Sanitation Guide Curbside Solid Waste Collection Services January 202

Beginning in January 2020, about 2,500 new customers will be added to the City’s sanitation collection routes. Residents whose neighborhoods were annexed into the city in the early 2000s continued to receive contracted services for many years.  A...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Share Your Input to Help Boca #ReCreate

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Update 11/14:

The Recreation Needs Assessment Survey is now available for all to take. By taking this 25-question survey, you can help determine the needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton's parks, trails, beaches, libraries, recreation facilitie...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: September 26, 2019

City Council Approves 2019-2020 Final Budget with No Increase to Tax Rate

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The Boca Raton City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget at its final Budget Hearing on September 23, 2019. The total operating budget is $526.3 million, and the millage rate will stay the same as last year: 3.68. Boca Raton continues to have one of the ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Council Determines Policy Actions for 2019-2020

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Strategic Planning Workshop April 2019

Members of the City Council and the City’s Executive Leadership Team met on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, to discuss the vision for the City and develop strategic goals for the 2019-2020 fiscal year....

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Website renovation underway

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City Website ADA Renovation

The City of Boca Raton makes every effort to provide a robust and informative website that is accessible to everyone, including those who use assistive devices. We are currently reviewing and updating www.myboca.us to ensure tha...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: December 13, 2017

How can we help? Reach out and Report Your Concern

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How can we help?

  • Did you see a street light that’s out? 
  • Did we miss your house on the sanitation route today? 
  • Did you notice a damaged street sign, a pot hole, a traffic light that's out?
  • Maybe you just have a general question or...
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News Flash

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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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Media Releases
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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News Flash

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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For information regarding the COVID-19 virus for our area, please visit the City’s website.

City's Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: February 20, 2020

*POSTPONED* FUTURE STARS PERFORMING ARTS COMPETITION

Future Stars Logo

Presented by The Rotary Club of Boca RatonHosted by The City of Boca RatonSunday, April 5thDoors: 5:30 PM, Show: 6:30 PMFree and Open to the PublicMore information on the Future Stars event to come.FAQs:Pets are not permitted inside the venueOutside food,...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: February 20, 2020

*POSTPONED* WLRN'S ECO FEST 2020

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https://www.wlrn.org/ecofest#stream/0

Saturday, April 11th11:00 AM - 5:00 PMFree and Open to the PublicEvent details coming soon

FAQs:Ticket: No Ticket NeededOutside food, beverage, and pets are not permittedFor venue FAQs : https://www.myboca.us/1035/FAQs

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: February 26, 2020

*POSTPONED* BOCA RATON HOME SHOW

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Presented by East Coast Consumer ShowsSaturday, April 18th 10 AM - 5 PMSunday, April 19th 10 AM - 4 PMFree and Open to the PublicBoca Raton Home Show, everything for in and around your home!FAQs:Pets are not permitted inside the venueOutside food, beverag...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: March 28, 2018

*POSTPONED* POPE-A-PALOOZA

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Hosted by Saint John Paul II Academy Alumni AssociationSaturday, April 25th6:00 PM - 11:00 PMTicketed Fundraiser

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II Academy at Pope A Poolza! A music festival spanning the decades…

Links:Tickets: ...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: February 20, 2020

*POSTPONED* YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County

Hosted by the City of Boca RatonSunday, April 26thDoors: 5 PM, Show: 6:00 PMFree and Open to the PublicMore event details coming soon

FAQs:Bring your own chair or blanket, chairs will also be for rent ($5 cash only)Outside food, beverage, and pets are not ...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: February 20, 2020

*POSTPONED* ISRAEL FEST

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Presented by Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach CountyTuesday, April 28th, 2020Times TBAFree and Open to the PublicMore event information coming soonFAQs:Pets are not permitted inside the venueOutside food, beverage, and pets are not permittedFor venue...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: March 9, 2020

KING CRIMSON

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North American Tour 2020

With Special Guest: The Zappa BandPresented by Live NationSaturday, June 6th, 2020Doors: 6:00 PM, Concert: 7:00 PM Ticketed Concert

Public on-sale on Friday, March 13th at 10:00am

FAQs:Mizner Park Amphitheater does NOT have ...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater
Posted on: February 26, 2020

MAREN MORRIS IN CONCERT

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RSVP: The TourPresented by Live NationFriday, July 24th, 2020Doors: 6:00 PM, Concert: 7:00 PM Ticketed Concert

With special guests Ryan Hurd and Caitlyn SmithPublic on-sale on Friday, March 6th at 10am

Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris wi...

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Event Website Mizner Amphitheater

News Flash

Posted on: June 24, 2019

Boca Raton Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime

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‘Neighbors’ aims to reduce crime in communities by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement.Boca Raton, FL – The Boca Raton Police Service Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Boca Raton Police investigate fatal hit-and-run accident

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Boca Raton, FL – On May 19th, 2019, at 4:38 am, Boca Raton Police responded to a hit-and-run crash which occurred at 6401 W Glades Road.  

A light grey or white pickup truck was traveling eastbound along W Glades Road. The truck collided...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

NW 2nd Avenue road work

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Beginning April 29 you’ll start seeing pavement work on a multi-phased project on NW 2nd Ave.

Work will begin at Palmetto and move north in phases along 2nd Ave up to NW 11th Street. ONE lane in each direction will be closed. View timelines on ou...

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