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

NEW: 5-to-7-year old suffers ‘traumatic injury’ at youth football game in Royal Palm Beach
 A child was taken to an area hospital after he was injured in a possible helmet-to-helmet collision during a 5-to-7-year-old football league game at a Royal Palm Beach-area park, authorities and a league official confirmed Saturday.   The child played for the Riviera Beach Youth League Chargers in their "Tiny Mite" division...

Posted: 14 hours ago

A child was taken to an area hospital after he was injured in a possible helmet-to-helmet collision during a 5-to-7-year-old football league game at a Royal Palm Beach-area park, authorities and a league official confirmed Saturday.   The child played for the Riviera Beach Youth League Chargers in their "Tiny Mite" division...
UPDATE: Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue: Four hurt in multi-vehicle crash on I-95 at Palm Beach-Martin line
 Parts of northbound Interstate 95 north of Indiantown Road, near the Palm Beach-Martin county line, briefly were blocked after a crash involving several vehicles, two of which rolled, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue said. Crews were called to the crash about 11:10 a.m. and firefighters cut a person out of one of the vehicles, Capt. Albert Borroto...

Posted: 15 hours ago

Parts of northbound Interstate 95 north of Indiantown Road, near the Palm Beach-Martin county line, briefly were blocked after a crash involving several vehicles, two of which rolled, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue said. Crews were called to the crash about 11:10 a.m. and firefighters cut a person out of one of the vehicles, Capt. Albert Borroto...
UPDATE: No bond for man arrested in August shooting in West Palm Beach
 West Palm Beach Police  arrested a man Friday night in an Aug. 27 shooting, the agency said. Bernard Bertrand, 31, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a  felon. On the night of Aug. 27, police said, a man was shot several times as he walked near 42nd Street and Spruce Avenue. Police said the shooting was...

Posted: 18 hours ago

West Palm Beach Police arrested a man Friday night in an Aug. 27 shooting, the agency said. Bernard Bertrand, 31, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. On the night of Aug. 27, police said, a man was shot several times as he walked near 42nd Street and Spruce Avenue. Police said the shooting was...
Tropical Depression 11 forms; not expected to survive the weekend
 (Eliot Kleinberg) Another tropical depression that’s formed in the Atlantic is expected to be short lived, the National Hurricane Center said
             Saturday morning in an advisory. Tropical Depression 11 formed Friday night. but was mostly stalled and expected to dissipate in the next two days, the advisory
            said....

Posted: a day ago

(Eliot Kleinberg) Another tropical depression that’s formed in the Atlantic is expected to be short lived, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning in an advisory. Tropical Depression 11 formed Friday night. but was mostly stalled and expected to dissipate in the next two days, the advisory said....
LATEST: Family of couple killed in 2016 Delray crash settles suit against driver for $30,000
 The family of a couple killed in a car crash has settled with the other driver for $30,000, the limit of his insurance policy, according to court records and attorneys for the family. Relatives of Andre and Vivian Brito had filed suit in September 2017 against Raymond Joseph Kelly in the March 1, 2016, crash...

Posted: a day ago

The family of a couple killed in a car crash has settled with the other driver for $30,000, the limit of his insurance policy, according to court records and attorneys for the family. Relatives of Andre and Vivian Brito had filed suit in September 2017 against Raymond Joseph Kelly in the March 1, 2016, crash...
Fire forces Pahokee family from home
 An adult and three children were displaced Thursday evening by a kitchen fire at a mobile home in Pahokee, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue reported. Firefighters arriving about 6:30 p.m. found heavy smoke coming from the mobile home, in the 800 block of McClure Road, and quickly located and put out the kitchen fire, Fire-Rescue said. The...

Posted: 2 days ago

An adult and three children were displaced Thursday evening by a kitchen fire at a mobile home in Pahokee, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue reported. Firefighters arriving about 6:30 p.m. found heavy smoke coming from the mobile home, in the 800 block of McClure Road, and quickly located and put out the kitchen fire, Fire-Rescue said. The...
Jupiter police looking for possible voyeur
 Police have posted an image of a man they say photographed under the dress of a woman at about 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the Jupiter Walmart store.  The photo of the man was posted Thursday evening on the Jupiter police Facebook page.  The posting described the man as white, about 5-foot-10, 20 to 30 years old, with dark hair. He might...

Posted: 2 days ago

Police have posted an image of a man they say photographed under the dress of a woman at about 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the Jupiter Walmart store.  The photo of the man was posted Thursday evening on the Jupiter police Facebook page.  The posting described the man as white, about 5-foot-10, 20 to 30 years old, with dark hair. He might...
LATEST: Girl hurt when PBSO deputy allegedly ran stop sign now headed to rehab
 A college student is out of the hospital and on her way to rehab, 66 days after she was severely hurt in a crash after an off-duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy allegedly ran a stop sign. Farrah Fox’s family, meanwhile, has sued driver Michael D’Avanzo. The suit, filed Aug. 21 in Palm Beach County Circuit court...

Posted: 2 days ago

A college student is out of the hospital and on her way to rehab, 66 days after she was severely hurt in a crash after an off-duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy allegedly ran a stop sign. Farrah Fox’s family, meanwhile, has sued driver Michael D’Avanzo. The suit, filed Aug. 21 in Palm Beach County Circuit court...
LATEST: Dogs who attacked Riviera Beach city worker to be euthanized
 Two dogs who attacked a Riviera Beach city worker in August will be euthanized, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control said Wednesday. Bernard Jones, who’s worked for four years as a “public-service ambassador’ for the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, was picking up trash at Broadway and Blue Heron...

Posted: 2 days ago

Two dogs who attacked a Riviera Beach city worker in August will be euthanized, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control said Wednesday. Bernard Jones, who’s worked for four years as a “public-service ambassador’ for the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency, was picking up trash at Broadway and Blue Heron...
“POST TIME”: Sixty years: Roosevelt Junior College for blacks
 Readers: It’s a phrase that history proved to be a lie: “separate but equal.” Palm Beach Junior College — later Palm Beach Community College and now Palm Beach State College — was the county’s first college and the first public junior college in Florida, when it opened in October 1933. Naturally, it was...

Posted: 2 days ago

Readers: It’s a phrase that history proved to be a lie: “separate but equal.” Palm Beach Junior College — later Palm Beach Community College and now Palm Beach State College — was the county’s first college and the first public junior college in Florida, when it opened in October 1933. Naturally, it was...