Top 10 things you need to know in Boca Raton this May

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  1. Boca Raton’s home values totaled $26 billion in 2015, which is the highest value out of all 38 municipalities in Palm Beach County, according to the county’s deputy property appraiser.
  2. Boca officials will spend $3.5 million to replace the city’s 16-year-old emergency dispatch system. Boca is following suit of the county, Delray and Boynton, which are all planning to replace their systems.
  3. The NFL recently hosted its annual meeting in Boca Raton at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort. The meeting focused on ways to improve player safety.
  4. Councilman Michael Mullaugh is Boca’s new deputy mayor.
  5. Stir Crazy has closed its location at the Town Center Mall. The restaurant posted online it decided to close due to an ongoing issue with the mall’s landlord, Simon properties.
  6. New York Grilled Cheese Company has expanded to Boca Raton. The new store is located at 493 N. Federal Highway. The restaurant sells different types of non-traditional grilled cheese sandwiches.
  7. Make a call or go online to support your favorite local nonprofit. The annual Great Give 24-hour fundraising event will take place on May 3. All donations are tax-deductible to the more than 300 nonprofits that have signed up to participate. To donate, visit org or call 1-844-448-3329.
  8. The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District will not purchase pockets of land along the oceanfront. Officials cited it would not be in the district’s best interest to spend taxpayer dollars on the land because it would likely cost more than market value.
  9. Construction to fix a wooden boardwalk at Boca’s Gumbo Limbo Nature Center has been approved by Beach and Park District officials. It is estimated to take a year to complete.
  10. Boca will have completed its sand replenishment project on the beach. which widened the beach and cost $11.3 million.