Eliot Kleinberg

Eliot Kleinberg, born in South Florida, has spent nearly four decades as a reporter, including 30 years at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news, he also writes extensively about Florida and Florida history.   He has written nine books, all focusing on Florida. They include "Black Cloud", on the great 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane; two "Weird Florida" books, and "Palm Beach Past" and "Wicked Palm Beach", both of them collections of items from "Post Time," his weekly local history column that has run in the Post for more than 17 years.   He’s currently completing his tenth book, Peace River, a historical novel based at the end of the Civil War.   The son of longtime prominent South Florida journalist Howard Kleinberg, he graduated from Miami-area public schools and the University of Florida. He is a member of the Florida, South Florida and Palm Beach County historical societies. He and his wife are the parents of two adult sons and live in suburban Boca Raton. You can reach Eliot by email at Eliot_Kleinberg@pbpost.com. www.eliotkleinberg.com

Latest from Eliot Kleinberg

Return of remains burdens colleges, tribes

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Editor’s note: This was originally published on Nov. 18, 1995. The skulls sat for two decades on a shelf at the Elliott Museum. “Actual Indian remains,” a sign read. The museum said they were the skulls of Guacata Indians, who lived in the Treasure Coast until the 1700s.  Last year, a volunteer doing master's degree...
Coast Guard encountered more than 1,200 boats during Trump’s 2017 stays
 More than 1,200 boaters off Palm Beach County had their day interrupted earlier this year by an encounter with a Coast Guard boat letting them know they’d gotten a little too close to the president of the United States. As President Trump returned to South Florida on Tuesday evening for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the first of potentially...

Posted: a day ago

More than 1,200 boaters off Palm Beach County had their day interrupted earlier this year by an encounter with a Coast Guard boat letting them know they’d gotten a little too close to the president of the United States. As President Trump returned to South Florida on Tuesday evening for the long Thanksgiving weekend, the first of potentially...
JUST IN: Boynton man gets 5-year sentence for running over girlfriend
 A man who Boynton Beach police say knocked his live-in girlfriend unconscious and rolled his car over her in 2016 has been sentenced to five years in prison, court records show. Joseph Anthony Costa, 39, who originally was charged with attempted first-degree murder, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder, as well a second charge...

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A man who Boynton Beach police say knocked his live-in girlfriend unconscious and rolled his car over her in 2016 has been sentenced to five years in prison, court records show. Joseph Anthony Costa, 39, who originally was charged with attempted first-degree murder, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder, as well a second charge...
Post Time: Amid war, South Florida still thankful on this day in 1942
 Readers: At times, rather than recalling a specific event, we peek at a day in the past, usually a holiday. Today we mark Thanksgiving, 75 years ago, on Nov. 26, 1942. America — and, up front and personal, South Florida — had been in World War II for less than a year, and much had not gone well. On the plus side, with...

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Readers: At times, rather than recalling a specific event, we peek at a day in the past, usually a holiday. Today we mark Thanksgiving, 75 years ago, on Nov. 26, 1942. America — and, up front and personal, South Florida — had been in World War II for less than a year, and much had not gone well. On the plus side, with...
Volunteers need your help putting faces to names of local Vietnam dead
 Claude Roberts was just 20 when he stepped on a land mine in April 11, 1968, in Binh Dinh province along Vietnam’s central coast. Just a year earlier, almost to the day, his father had accidentally drowned in a Belle Glade canal. “Tell your lawyer that your husband is dead and you need me home to help you out,” Claude had...

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Claude Roberts was just 20 when he stepped on a land mine in April 11, 1968, in Binh Dinh province along Vietnam’s central coast. Just a year earlier, almost to the day, his father had accidentally drowned in a Belle Glade canal. “Tell your lawyer that your husband is dead and you need me home to help you out,” Claude had...
UPDATE: Man sought in Boca murder to spend Thanksgiving in U.K. jail
 One of two men accused by police in a 2016 Boca Raton murder will stay in a Northern Ireland jail for at least another two weeks. Jonah Horne of Palm Beach Gardens man, now 22, was the subject of an extradition hearing Monday that will finish Dec. 4, courts in Northern Ireland confirmed. Boca Raton police allege Horne and Matthew Lewis, now...

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One of two men accused by police in a 2016 Boca Raton murder will stay in a Northern Ireland jail for at least another two weeks. Jonah Horne of Palm Beach Gardens man, now 22, was the subject of an extradition hearing Monday that will finish Dec. 4, courts in Northern Ireland confirmed. Boca Raton police allege Horne and Matthew Lewis, now...
Banner-flying business says Trump flying limits ran it out of business
 Hadley Doyle-Gonzalez says President Donald Trump’s weekends in Mar-a-Lago have all but put her family’s banner-towing air service of business. The flight restrictions placed on the Lantana airport effectively shut down Skywords Advertising, owned by Hadley and her husband Jorge, she said Monday. Hadley said the couple&rsquo...

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Hadley Doyle-Gonzalez says President Donald Trump’s weekends in Mar-a-Lago have all but put her family’s banner-towing air service of business. The flight restrictions placed on the Lantana airport effectively shut down Skywords Advertising, owned by Hadley and her husband Jorge, she said Monday. Hadley said the couple&rsquo...
NEW: Trump flight rules again to bring Lantana airport to standstill
 Palm Beach County can expect to eat up to $60,000 in lost airport revenue from waived rental fees in 2018 as the county tries to provide relief to companies at the Lantana airport that will be effectively shut down when President Donald Trump is in town. The leader of the private operator at the airport said he’s already lost close...

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Palm Beach County can expect to eat up to $60,000 in lost airport revenue from waived rental fees in 2018 as the county tries to provide relief to companies at the Lantana airport that will be effectively shut down when President Donald Trump is in town. The leader of the private operator at the airport said he’s already lost close...
NEW: Russian couple’s spat reveals financial deals, disputes, lawsuits
 When Natalia Mogilevsky was charged on Veterans Day with biting her husband’s wrist at their BallenIsles Country Club home, it let the world in on a tale of divorce filings, allegations of adultery, corporate spying and financial double-dealing, all nested together like the figures inside a Russian Matryoshka doll. The Palm Beach Gardens...

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When Natalia Mogilevsky was charged on Veterans Day with biting her husband’s wrist at their BallenIsles Country Club home, it let the world in on a tale of divorce filings, allegations of adultery, corporate spying and financial double-dealing, all nested together like the figures inside a Russian Matryoshka doll. The Palm Beach Gardens...
NEW: Russian couple’s spat reveals financial deals, disputes, lawsuits
 When Natalia Mogilevsky was charged on Veterans Day with biting her husband’s wrist at their BallenIsles Country Club home, it let the world in on a tale of divorce filings, allegations of adultery, corporate spying and financial double-dealing, all nested together like the figures inside a Russian Matryoshka doll. The Palm Beach Gardens...

Posted: 6 days ago

When Natalia Mogilevsky was charged on Veterans Day with biting her husband’s wrist at their BallenIsles Country Club home, it let the world in on a tale of divorce filings, allegations of adultery, corporate spying and financial double-dealing, all nested together like the figures inside a Russian Matryoshka doll. The Palm Beach Gardens...
NEW: PBSO K9 wounded during May shootout awarded “purple heart”
 A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office dog who was struck during a May shootout with an armed robbery suspect has received the agency’s “purple” heart. Casper the K9 was shot in one of his haunches May 12 in Jupiter in a crossfire that ended with the death of Phillip O’Shea, 46. Twelve hours earlier, deputies have...

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A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office dog who was struck during a May shootout with an armed robbery suspect has received the agency’s “purple” heart. Casper the K9 was shot in one of his haunches May 12 in Jupiter in a crossfire that ended with the death of Phillip O’Shea, 46. Twelve hours earlier, deputies have...