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’s plan gives developers more incentive for workforce housing
 Boynton Beach: Meet workforce housing. It’s been a while. The city has had rules to guide developers interested in building for the workforce, but the program hasn’t been successful. Months ago, Mayor Steven Grant and Commissioner Christina Romelus pushed city staff to redo the rules and make building these units more attractive...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Boynton Beach: Meet workforce housing. It’s been a while. The city has had rules to guide developers interested in building for the workforce, but the program hasn’t been successful. Months ago, Mayor Steven Grant and Commissioner Christina Romelus pushed city staff to redo the rules and make building these units more attractive...
NEW: Boynton Beach to get $246,000 playground
 Boynton Beach is buying a multi-station accessible playground for its Barrier Free Park that will complete Phase 1 and 13.5 acres of the site’s overall master plan. The playground, which costs about $246,000, is expected to be installed within the next two months, said Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Boynton Beach is buying a multi-station accessible playground for its Barrier Free Park that will complete Phase 1 and 13.5 acres of the site’s overall master plan. The playground, which costs about $246,000, is expected to be installed within the next two months, said Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation...
Downtown Boynton plan doesn’t impress: ‘This is weak,’ commissioner says
 City leaders want the $94.5 million Town Square project to finally deliver a vibrant downtown to Boynton Beach, but they said the plans they saw this week, full of apartments and parking garages, lack imagination. Instead, they want tree-lined streets, cafes, outdoor seating — something that will stop drivers from passing by. &ldquo...

Posted: a day ago

City leaders want the $94.5 million Town Square project to finally deliver a vibrant downtown to Boynton Beach, but they said the plans they saw this week, full of apartments and parking garages, lack imagination. Instead, they want tree-lined streets, cafes, outdoor seating — something that will stop drivers from passing by. &ldquo...
Under plan, Boynton police station to move north, library to be razed
 The Town Square redevelopment team failed to impress city leaders Monday night after unveiling their latest site plan for the 16 acres of land off Boynton Beach Boulevard, and instead left the commissioners calling for more imagination. However, city staff did get approval from the commissioners to start planning for a $10 million, two-story...

Posted: a day ago

The Town Square redevelopment team failed to impress city leaders Monday night after unveiling their latest site plan for the 16 acres of land off Boynton Beach Boulevard, and instead left the commissioners calling for more imagination. However, city staff did get approval from the commissioners to start planning for a $10 million, two-story...
Looking for a job? Boynton Beach to host job fair
 Looking for a job? The city is hosting a Town Square Boynton Beach Community Job Fair on Tuesday, at the Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave.  Town Square is about 16 acres of land east of Interstate 95 off Boynton Beach Boulevard that will be redeveloped through a public-private partnership. The area includes the historic high...

Posted: 2 days ago

Looking for a job? The city is hosting a Town Square Boynton Beach Community Job Fair on Tuesday, at the Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave.  Town Square is about 16 acres of land east of Interstate 95 off Boynton Beach Boulevard that will be redeveloped through a public-private partnership. The area includes the historic high...
Boynton Beach resident on eclipse: ‘Unbelievable sight’
 After looking through special glasses at the sun while standing outside the Boynton Beach library, resident Andy Baskin struggled to describe the view.  “It was pretty cool. I guess really, there’s no words to express,” the 67-year-old said. “What words would fit that?” Baskin joined dozens of others...

Posted: 2 days ago

After looking through special glasses at the sun while standing outside the Boynton Beach library, resident Andy Baskin struggled to describe the view.  “It was pretty cool. I guess really, there’s no words to express,” the 67-year-old said. “What words would fit that?” Baskin joined dozens of others...
Ocean Ave. bridge night construction noise rankles some in Boynton
 Noise from crews working on the 
               Ocean Avenue bridge
             hadn’t bothered the Orlovskys until last weekend when it kept their children awake at night before the first day of school. Workers needed to paint parts of the bridge they could reach only when locked upright. To avoid commuter frustration during the day...

Posted: 5 days ago

Noise from crews working on the Ocean Avenue bridge hadn’t bothered the Orlovskys until last weekend when it kept their children awake at night before the first day of school. Workers needed to paint parts of the bridge they could reach only when locked upright. To avoid commuter frustration during the day...
These two national retailers could be coming to Lantana 
 The developers of the Water Tower Commons project at the former A.G. Holley State Hospital site on Lantana Road updated town officials this week on the stores they hope to bring in.  The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is expected to be under construction by January, Mike Langolf said on behalf of developer Ken Endelson. Other national...

Posted: 5 days ago

The developers of the Water Tower Commons project at the former A.G. Holley State Hospital site on Lantana Road updated town officials this week on the stores they hope to bring in.  The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is expected to be under construction by January, Mike Langolf said on behalf of developer Ken Endelson. Other national...
Boynton BJ’s parking lot fight turns ugly, bizarre between two women
 What began as two women exchanging unpleasantries in a Boynton Beach 
               BJ’s Wholesale Club
             parking lot turned into a bizarre brawl Wednesday that involved hair-pulling, shopping-cart shoving, and ultimately an order from police to appear in court for simple battery. Karen Rosenfeld, 56, and her husband Meredith...

Posted: 5 days ago

What began as two women exchanging unpleasantries in a Boynton Beach BJ’s Wholesale Club parking lot turned into a bizarre brawl Wednesday that involved hair-pulling, shopping-cart shoving, and ultimately an order from police to appear in court for simple battery. Karen Rosenfeld, 56, and her husband Meredith...
Boynton joins push to toughen texting while driving laws
 After failing last legislative session to convince colleagues to strengthen driving while texting laws, State Rep. Emily Slosberg is trying again and has south Palm Beach County’s leaders on her side. The Boynton Beach City Commission this week joined other municipalities including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Miami and Pembroke Pines...

Posted: 6 days ago

After failing last legislative session to convince colleagues to strengthen driving while texting laws, State Rep. Emily Slosberg is trying again and has south Palm Beach County’s leaders on her side. The Boynton Beach City Commission this week joined other municipalities including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Miami and Pembroke Pines...
No jumping: Photos a reminder of treacherous waters at Boynton Inlet
 About a month ago The Palm Beach Post ran photos of youngsters committing what residents may not even know is a crime: Jumping off the sand transfer pump house, the jetty and the bridge at the Boynton Inlet. It sure looks like fun, but it’s illegal per state statute and county ordinance. And, it’s just dangerous. The Post has...

Posted: 7 days ago

About a month ago The Palm Beach Post ran photos of youngsters committing what residents may not even know is a crime: Jumping off the sand transfer pump house, the jetty and the bridge at the Boynton Inlet. It sure looks like fun, but it’s illegal per state statute and county ordinance. And, it’s just dangerous. The Post has...