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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

EXCLUSIVE: PBSO: Teen driver won’t be criminally charged in girl’s death
 A then-17-year-old boy whose pickup slammed into two trees west of Lantana, killing 13-year-old passenger Karenine Saint Louis, will not be criminally charged in the crash, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The July 9 death of the honor student led her mother to sue the ride-hailing company Lyft, saying it took the girl from...

Posted: 5 hours ago

A then-17-year-old boy whose pickup slammed into two trees west of Lantana, killing 13-year-old passenger Karenine Saint Louis, will not be criminally charged in the crash, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The July 9 death of the honor student led her mother to sue the ride-hailing company Lyft, saying it took the girl from...
POST TIME: Was a Palm Beach countess a Nazi spy?
 Readers: The Post’s February 75th anniversary package on World War II coming to Florida — which was an update of our 1992 50th anniversary package — prompted a note from Delray Beach attorney J. Reeve Bright: “What happened to Countess Erica, and the Baron? Did the Yamato community get compensated for their land? Did...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Readers: The Post’s February 75th anniversary package on World War II coming to Florida — which was an update of our 1992 50th anniversary package — prompted a note from Delray Beach attorney J. Reeve Bright: “What happened to Countess Erica, and the Baron? Did the Yamato community get compensated for their land? Did...
LATEST: West Palm man buys winning lottery ticket at Palm Beach Publix
 A West Palm Beach man has claimed a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Fortune” scratch-off game, lottery officials announced Tuesday. Mark Schay, 49, bought the ticket at the Publix Super Market in Palm Beach. He came to Tallahassee to collect, opting for a one-time lump-sum payment of $792,000. The...

Posted: a day ago

A West Palm Beach man has claimed a $1 million prize in the Florida Lottery’s “$10,000,000 Fortune” scratch-off game, lottery officials announced Tuesday. Mark Schay, 49, bought the ticket at the Publix Super Market in Palm Beach. He came to Tallahassee to collect, opting for a one-time lump-sum payment of $792,000. The...
Missing woman’s husband to be arraigned on coin charges Sept. 26
 Lewis Bennett, facing federal charges of transporting stolen coins but also the key figure in the May 15 reported disappearance of suburban Delray Beach real estate broker Isabella Hellmann, will be arraigned Sept. 26 in Fort Lauderdale. Bennett was not in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday morning when U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana...

Posted: a day ago

Lewis Bennett, facing federal charges of transporting stolen coins but also the key figure in the May 15 reported disappearance of suburban Delray Beach real estate broker Isabella Hellmann, will be arraigned Sept. 26 in Fort Lauderdale. Bennett was not in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday morning when U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana...
After Hurricane Irma: State road tolls stay suspended during recovery
 Tolls remain suspended during the Hurricane Irma response. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the suspensions Sept. 5 so people could prepare, get supplies, and “quickly and safely evacuate when necessary,” his office said in a statement at the time. He said Monday in a tweet that the tolls “remain suspended as we focus on...

Posted: 2 days ago

Tolls remain suspended during the Hurricane Irma response. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the suspensions Sept. 5 so people could prepare, get supplies, and “quickly and safely evacuate when necessary,” his office said in a statement at the time. He said Monday in a tweet that the tolls “remain suspended as we focus on...
NEW: Honor Flight soon to offer D.C. tribute trips to Vietnam vets
 With the years taking their toll on the ranks of World War II and even Korean War veterans, Southeast Florida Honor Flight — which has a journey set for Saturday — is about to start opening up to veterans of Vietnam. “We still have a substantial waiting list of Korean War veterans (and) we are still getting WWII veterans...

Posted: 2 days ago

With the years taking their toll on the ranks of World War II and even Korean War veterans, Southeast Florida Honor Flight — which has a journey set for Saturday — is about to start opening up to veterans of Vietnam. “We still have a substantial waiting list of Korean War veterans (and) we are still getting WWII veterans...
Florida dog lost for 19 months shows up in New York after Hurricane Irma
 Most people in South Florida spent Tuesday cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. Many had no power and were sweaty, tired and dirty. For most, it was a pretty lousy day. Not for 18-year-old Richard Moneck. He had a great day. >> Read more trending news He got a call that his dog, missing for nearly a year and a half, almost as long as he&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Most people in South Florida spent Tuesday cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. Many had no power and were sweaty, tired and dirty. For most, it was a pretty lousy day. Not for 18-year-old Richard Moneck. He had a great day. >> Read more trending news He got a call that his dog, missing for nearly a year and a half, almost as long as he&rsquo...
West Palm Beach dog lost nearly two years ago shows up on Long Island
 Most people spent Tuesday cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, Many didn’t have power and were sweaty and tired and dirty. For most it was a pretty lousy day. Not for 18-year-old Richard Moneck. He had a great day. He got a call that his dog, missing for nearly a year and a half, almost as long as he’d owned her, had been found....

Posted: 3 days ago

Most people spent Tuesday cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, Many didn’t have power and were sweaty and tired and dirty. For most it was a pretty lousy day. Not for 18-year-old Richard Moneck. He had a great day. He got a call that his dog, missing for nearly a year and a half, almost as long as he’d owned her, had been found....
Tropical Storm Maria has formed; expected to become hurricane
  UPDATE 11 PM: At 11 p.m., Maria was about 545 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and 2,000 miles from Palm Beach. It was moving
            west at 16 mph. Top sustained winds were at 50 mph. It would become a hurricane if top sustained winds reach 76 mph. A hurricane
            watch was posted for...

Posted: 4 days ago

UPDATE 11 PM: At 11 p.m., Maria was about 545 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and 2,000 miles from Palm Beach. It was moving west at 16 mph. Top sustained winds were at 50 mph. It would become a hurricane if top sustained winds reach 76 mph. A hurricane watch was posted for...
UPDATE: 2 percent of Palm Beach County FPL customers without power
 It may be little solace to those who continue to broil in their homes, but the number of Florida Power & Light customers in Palm Beach County still without power dropped Saturday to 6 percent and later just 2 percent, according to company figures. That percentage translates into 19,550 residences and businesses that can’t turn the lights...

Posted: 4 days ago

It may be little solace to those who continue to broil in their homes, but the number of Florida Power & Light customers in Palm Beach County still without power dropped Saturday to 6 percent and later just 2 percent, according to company figures. That percentage translates into 19,550 residences and businesses that can’t turn the lights...
Hurricane Irma: Storms come and go; the Everglades endures
 Jimmy Hall reared back and let his fishing line fly. Just behind him, more than a dozen crappies, each about the size of his palm, crammed an orange bucket. As they struggled in black water, some gasped for air, but others already had given up. They’d made it through Hurricane Irma, but they couldn’t survive Jimmy’s hook...

Posted: 5 days ago

Jimmy Hall reared back and let his fishing line fly. Just behind him, more than a dozen crappies, each about the size of his palm, crammed an orange bucket. As they struggled in black water, some gasped for air, but others already had given up. They’d made it through Hurricane Irma, but they couldn’t survive Jimmy’s hook...