Alexandra Seltzer

Alexandra Seltzer covers Boynton Beach for The Palm Beach Post. She started at the Post as an intern in 2010 and then covered Breaking News for three years. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Seltzer got her master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. 

Latest from Alexandra Seltzer

Boynton towing issues: City loses car involved in 2016 attack on woman
 Joseph Costa pushed his girlfriend to the ground and jumped into his blue 2011 Chevy Cruze. He revved the engine, backed the car up and drove over her. He drove forward, dragging the woman under the car, witnesses told 
               Boynton Beach
             police. Officers had Costa in cuffs, and an attempted murder case. But about two...

Posted: a day ago

Joseph Costa pushed his girlfriend to the ground and jumped into his blue 2011 Chevy Cruze. He revved the engine, backed the car up and drove over her. He drove forward, dragging the woman under the car, witnesses told Boynton Beach police. Officers had Costa in cuffs, and an attempted murder case. But about two...
Brightline train accident 911 call: Cyclist didn’t stop for train
 Two 911 calls reporting Wednesday’s 
               fatal Brightline train accident
             were released Friday by Boynton Beach Police. One call is from a witness and the second is from a Florida East Coast Railway dispatcher. A northbound Brightline train struck and killed Jeffrey King, 51, at Ocean Avenue. The witness, who...

Posted: a day ago

Two 911 calls reporting Wednesday’s fatal Brightline train accident were released Friday by Boynton Beach Police. One call is from a witness and the second is from a Florida East Coast Railway dispatcher. A northbound Brightline train struck and killed Jeffrey King, 51, at Ocean Avenue. The witness, who...
NEW: After multiple train deaths, a call for action and education
 A growing chorus of local leaders on Thursday said more must be done to warn the public about the danger of ignoring railroad safety gates after two people were struck and killed by Brightline trains in less than a week. But despite mounting concern over the deaths, it was unclear late Thursday who would lead such a public awareness campaign...

Posted: 2 days ago

A growing chorus of local leaders on Thursday said more must be done to warn the public about the danger of ignoring railroad safety gates after two people were struck and killed by Brightline trains in less than a week. But despite mounting concern over the deaths, it was unclear late Thursday who would lead such a public awareness campaign...
UPDATE: Man, 51, riding bike killed by Brightline train in Boynton
 UPDATE, 9:53 p.m.: Boynton Beach police say Jeffrey King was headed westbound on Ocean Avenue when he pedaled the bicycle around the gates near the Florida East Coast Railway crossing at Ocean Avenue about 4:30 p.m. He was struck and killed by a northbound Brightline train. City officials told Casello the man “wasn’t even...

Posted: 3 days ago

UPDATE, 9:53 p.m.: Boynton Beach police say Jeffrey King was headed westbound on Ocean Avenue when he pedaled the bicycle around the gates near the Florida East Coast Railway crossing at Ocean Avenue about 4:30 p.m. He was struck and killed by a northbound Brightline train. City officials told Casello the man “wasn’t even...
Boynton Police investigating string of shootings that may be connected
 Simon Pierre’s three daughters thought the noises were fireworks. But then a bullet hit one of the front windows. “Get down!” Pierre’s wife, Marlene Guerrier, screamed Tuesday night. The couple’s 10-year-old daughter was doing back flips on the black L-shaped couch beside the window and if she hadn’t moved...

Posted: 3 days ago

Simon Pierre’s three daughters thought the noises were fireworks. But then a bullet hit one of the front windows. “Get down!” Pierre’s wife, Marlene Guerrier, screamed Tuesday night. The couple’s 10-year-old daughter was doing back flips on the black L-shaped couch beside the window and if she hadn’t moved...
UPDATE: Police say man pedaled around closed train gates before death
 A Brightline train struck and killed a bicyclist on Wednesday afternoon, marking the second fatal accident involving the highly-anticipated passenger service in less than a week — both in Boynton Beach. In the hours after Wednesday’s accident, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, called on federal transportation officials to investigate...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Brightline train struck and killed a bicyclist on Wednesday afternoon, marking the second fatal accident involving the highly-anticipated passenger service in less than a week — both in Boynton Beach. In the hours after Wednesday’s accident, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, called on federal transportation officials to investigate...
Boynton library gives residents a chance to earn high school diploma
 Craig Clark found a way to stand up for 
               Boynton Beach
             residents after a veto from Gov. Rick Scott. Boynton Beach’s library
             was one of about 20 statewide to offer residents a chance to obtain their high school diploma through the Career Online High School. It is an accredited, online, private...

Posted: 3 days ago

Craig Clark found a way to stand up for Boynton Beach residents after a veto from Gov. Rick Scott. Boynton Beach’s library was one of about 20 statewide to offer residents a chance to obtain their high school diploma through the Career Online High School. It is an accredited, online, private...
UPDATE: Woman killed by Brightline train was with man who made it across
 Melissa Lavell, 32, was with a friend Friday night when they tried to beat a Brightline train, and only he made it safely across, according to a Boynton Beach Police report released Wednesday. As the train approached the crossing at Northeast Sixth Avenue, Brightline engineers Willis Matousek and Geoffrey Kepka saw a man and woman...

Posted: 3 days ago

Melissa Lavell, 32, was with a friend Friday night when they tried to beat a Brightline train, and only he made it safely across, according to a Boynton Beach Police report released Wednesday. As the train approached the crossing at Northeast Sixth Avenue, Brightline engineers Willis Matousek and Geoffrey Kepka saw a man and woman...
New Boynton waterfront community to unveil $77,000 public art
 The new 
               Casa Del Mar
             residential community will unveil its $77,756 public art piece called “Emerging Mangrove” this week. Incorporating public art is a city requirement for new developments. Developers are expected to put aside 1 percent of the construction value. Of that, 70 percent goes to paying...

Posted: 3 days ago

The new Casa Del Mar residential community will unveil its $77,756 public art piece called “Emerging Mangrove” this week. Incorporating public art is a city requirement for new developments. Developers are expected to put aside 1 percent of the construction value. Of that, 70 percent goes to paying...
PBC fire rescue chief resigns amid sexual harassment mishandling
 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Collins is resigning amid allegations of sexual harrassment in his department, Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay told The Palm Beach Post. McKinlay said Collins submitted his resignation Friday, and it is effective next week. She did not have an exact date. Palm Beach County Administrator...

Posted: 7 days ago

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Collins is resigning amid allegations of sexual harrassment in his department, Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay told The Palm Beach Post. McKinlay said Collins submitted his resignation Friday, and it is effective next week. She did not have an exact date. Palm Beach County Administrator...
Happy rails to you: Brightline high-speed trains roll into action
 Over, almost before it began. That’s how it felt as Brightline’s first train  pulled into Fort Lauderdale, a quick 35 minutes after rolling out of downtown West Palm Beach. Barely had the seat-back trays come down, laptops opened, Wifi connected and snack-and-beverage cart made the rounds, then the destination city skyline came...

Posted: 7 days ago

Over, almost before it began. That’s how it felt as Brightline’s first train pulled into Fort Lauderdale, a quick 35 minutes after rolling out of downtown West Palm Beach. Barely had the seat-back trays come down, laptops opened, Wifi connected and snack-and-beverage cart made the rounds, then the destination city skyline came...