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Lake Worth changing its name to Lake Worth Beach

Posted at 8:48 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 08:54:50-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — Goodbye, Lake Worth. Hello, Lake Worth Beach!

By a slim margin -- 1,386 to 1,324 -- voters on Tuesday decided to change the city's name.

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In December, commissioners put a name change on the ballot.

Those who endorsed the change said the new city name will make sure tourists know they have a beach, and distinguish the city from crimes in nearby unincorporated areas.