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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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No more blue signs

Those blue signs in New Town listing various businesses along North Roosevelt Boulevard will soon be construction history, a city spokeswoman said Tuesday.

With the completion of the state's $41.5 million reconstruction of the boulevard and replacement of the water main, drainage system and seawall, the signs are no longer needed, said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

The city and state added the signs to Flagler Avenue and Northside Drive in October 2012 as a way to direct drivers to the boulevard, which at the time was restricted to one-way traffic.

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Black bear statue swiped

The wooden black bear statue that held the children's menus at Two Friends Patio restaurant, 512 Front St., was stolen sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. Monday, police said.

The bear from Maine had been bolted onto the wall of the restaurant and sat on a pedestal near the entrance. It is all black except for the ears and around the nose, which are painted yellow, the incident report states.

Officer Frank Betz put out a be-on-the-lookout alert for the bear, and checked the area for any video cameras that could have captured the theft.

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Burglary nets 3 purses

A woman reported to police Monday that three purses, worth a total of $350, are missing from her Old Town home. She suspects a burglar took them while the home was empty two weeks ago, police said.

The 61-year-old woman said the home in the 1200 block of Pine Street has been burglarized three times in the past, Officer Michael Chaustit wrote in his report. She and her husband couldn't find any sign of forced entry. The back door is left open for a tenant on the property.

The incident was classified as a burglary and grand theft since the missing items add up to more than $300.

Police have no suspects.