David Lyons, Sun Sentinel

David Lyons

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Miami, FL, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Pompano’s Festival Market gains apparent reprieve from demolition

The Festival Flea Market in Pompano Beach, earmarked last year to be sold and demolished in favor of a warehouse project, has gained a reprieve as the sale has yet to move forward, its owner said Tuesday. The landmark marketplace remains open for holiday festivities. → Read More

Brightline closer to Broward, Miami-Dade commuter rail deals

Brightline, the higher speed inter-city rail line, says it is close to cutting individual deals with Broward and Miami-Dade counties to establish local commuter rail systems. The combined local train services would run along the Florida East Coast Railway corridor between downtown Miami and a point south of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. → Read More

Police probe death of person found in Boynton Beach area lake

A resident called Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to report a body floating in a lake near the 5000 block of Ashley Lake Drive on Thursday. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death. → Read More

Cub Scouts deliver Thanksgiving fare to homebound in Delray Beach

Boca Raton Cub Scout Pack 324 continues a 15-year tradition of delivering Thanksgiving Day meals to homebound residents in Palm Beach County. Since 2007, co-den leaders, Heather Sadler and Debbie Smythe have built the program to the point where many former scouts come back to help well into adulthood. → Read More

Possible rail strike could disrupt some South Florida service

A nationwide railroad strike threatened by unions could create some disruptions to passenger and rail services in South Florida, though it depends on the operator. → Read More

American Airlines adding 700 jobs in South Florida

Hoping to keep pace with a robust demand for air travel, American Airlines says it is seeking another 700 people to fill customer service and flight reservations jobs in South Florida. → Read More

Search under way for Fort Lauderdale city employee who is reported missing

The Broward Sheriff’s Office continued a search Monday for a woman who was reported missing by family members late last week. She was last seen near Fort Lauderdale. → Read More

Motorist dies, two hurt in six-vehicle crash in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

A deadly, six vehicle chain-reaction crash took place at the corner of North Ocean Drive and East Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale-the-Sea late Saturday. The crash disrupted busy evening traffic for several hours in the beachfront Broward County town as authorities investigated the cause. → Read More

Landmark Tower hotel, resilient in pink, reopens at The Boca Raton

The landmark 27-floor luxury hotel tower at The Boca Raton has reopened, capping a sweeping redevelopment project at the decades-old resort that dates back to the 1920s. → Read More

‘Seeing it damaged is heartbreaking.’ Anglin’s pier damaged, flooding widespread in Tropical Storm Nicole’s wake across Florida

South Florida welcomed sunny skies after Tropical Storm Nicole made landfall early Thursday as a hurricane, but reports of flooding along the entire east coast were widespread. → Read More

In coastal Broward district, LaMarca defeats Thompson-Gonzalez in rematch

Incumbent state House Rep. Chip LaMarca, 54, a former Republican Broward County commissioner and Lighthouse Point city official, mounted a vigorous defense against Democrat Linda Thompson Gonzalez, 73, of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. → Read More

Despite millions of mail-in ballots, voting is steady on Election Day

The crowds were steady throughout the day in South Florida on Election Day, and concerned about civility between parties. → Read More

Russia seized their planes. Now South Florida firms sue insurers over alleged loss

Two aircraft leasing firms in South Florida are suing their insurance carriers to recoup losses from the seizure of passenger jetliners they rented to Russian airlines. → Read More

Boca satellite maker drops Space Coast plans for California alternative

Terran Orbital, a publicly traded satellite maker based in Boca Raton, is dropping Florida’s Space Coast as the site for a proposed factory in favor of a location in Southern California. The firm also received a $100 million investment from Lockheed Martin. → Read More

The U.S. may expand speed rules for boaters to protect whales, sparking industry protests

The boating industry is up in arms over the proposed federal expansion of speed zones designed to protect whales from being struck by ocean-going vessels in the Atlantic. The new zones, they assert, were proposed without the industry's input and could cost boat-makers and others in the industry millions. → Read More

Muse Tower: Luxury condos may beckon in Flagler Village

The proposed Muse Tower in Flagler Village would rise 30 floors, boasting a design bearing rounded balconies and other modern touches aimed at attracting professionals who would live and work in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area. → Read More

Going to the Fort Lauderdale boat show? Here’s what you should know

The 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened Wednesday. Here is all you need to know to enjoy the show. → Read More

Does your workplace stack up? Enter the Top Workplaces competition and find out

Private- and public-sector employees can submit their organizations for the annual Top Workplaces competition co-sponsored by the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Energage human resources firm of Philadelphia. Any organization with 35 or more employees in South Florida is eligible to participate in the survey. → Read More

Spirit shareholders ready to vote on JetBlue takeover

Shareholders in Sprit Airlines, South Florida's hometown discount air carrier. are scheduled to vote on a $3.6 billion buyout offer from JetBlue Airways of New York on Wednesday in a deal that would see Spirit vanish into the history books of commercial aviation. → Read More

South Florida, U.S. hotel revenues jump as consumers pay more

South Florida hotels enjoy a 2022 increase in revenues rise beyond pre-pandemic levels as leisure and business travel rebounds and consumers pay more, a national trade association says. → Read More