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No one fights alone: Colleagues support longtime BSO flight medic left blinded, unable to walk by sudden illness

Longtime Broward County firefighter and paramedic Eric DeLotta has spent his career rescuing people in trouble and helping to train his colleagues. Earlier this month, it was DeLotta, 57, who needed to be rescued, and now he’s leaning on Broward’s fire-rescue brotherhood for support during his long road to recovery from a debilitating health setback. The man who excelled in a job that requires peak physical conditioning and razor-sharp awareness now finds himself almost totally blind and unable to walk, get out of bed, or even dial a phone on his own, according to his wife, Renee DeLotta. He’s...

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County Commission votes on GL Homes swap

A controversial land swap that would enable the development of 1,000 luxury homes in Palm Beach County’s Agricultural Reserve received initial support from the Board of Commissioners Wednesday night. The 5-2 vote was a major victory for GL Homes, one of the leading residential developers in Palm Beach County. It also signals a major change to the Ag Reserve, which county voters overwhelmingly agreed in 1999 to keep mostly rural. The approval now goes to the state for review and will come back to the commission Aug. 30 for final adoption. “We are pleased the Palm Beach County Commission saw merit...

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