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

He’s got sick Rubik’s Cube skills … but his spelling savvy? Behemothic
 A seventh-grader at Christa McAuliffe Middle School broke the world record this year for solving a Rubik’s Cube with his feet in the fastest average time — 26.13 seconds. He can also solve the cubes blindfolded.  But that’s old news. Tommy Cherry’s latest achievement? He’ll represent Palm Beach...

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A seventh-grader at Christa McAuliffe Middle School broke the world record this year for solving a Rubik’s Cube with his feet in the fastest average time — 26.13 seconds. He can also solve the cubes blindfolded.  But that’s old news. Tommy Cherry’s latest achievement? He’ll represent Palm Beach...
Local boy who lost his father gets a wonderful surprise at graduation
 Boynton Beach police officer Joe Crowder couldn’t be there for his son Kaleb’s 5th-grade graduation. Joe Crowder died in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack while exercising. But Joe Crowder’s brothers and sisters in uniform promised him they’d be there for his two sons, so when Kaleb looked at the audience...

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Boynton Beach police officer Joe Crowder couldn’t be there for his son Kaleb’s 5th-grade graduation. Joe Crowder died in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack while exercising. But Joe Crowder’s brothers and sisters in uniform promised him they’d be there for his two sons, so when Kaleb looked at the audience...
At least 20 car burglaries reported to Boynton police since Thursday
 Claudia Perales didn’t lock the doors to her 2014 Volkswagen Jetta when she came home Saturday afternoon because she planned to head out soon after. Then the 38-year-old and her family decided to stay in and watch a movie instead. The next morning, while eating breakfast, Perales looked outside and saw her trunk was open. She looked...

Posted: 3 days ago

Claudia Perales didn’t lock the doors to her 2014 Volkswagen Jetta when she came home Saturday afternoon because she planned to head out soon after. Then the 38-year-old and her family decided to stay in and watch a movie instead. The next morning, while eating breakfast, Perales looked outside and saw her trunk was open. She looked...
This weekend in Boynton: Memorial Day, health fair, tennis tourney
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             Health and Wellness Fair The Boynton Beach Mall will host the Marigold Nursing Health and Wellness Fair every weekend through June 23 starting Friday. The hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free fair will be in the Center Court and will include screenings of blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate...

Posted: 3 days ago

1- Health and Wellness Fair The Boynton Beach Mall will host the Marigold Nursing Health and Wellness Fair every weekend through June 23 starting Friday. The hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free fair will be in the Center Court and will include screenings of blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate...
Boynton historic home-turned-restaurant plan hits another snag
 A restaurant won’t be opening at the historic Oscar Magnuson home anytime soon. Boynton Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency sold the home to Shovel Ready Projects about two years ago and the company still has not received its building permit, according to an email from CRA Director Mike Simon. City officials have gone back...

Posted: 4 days ago

A restaurant won’t be opening at the historic Oscar Magnuson home anytime soon. Boynton Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency sold the home to Shovel Ready Projects about two years ago and the company still has not received its building permit, according to an email from CRA Director Mike Simon. City officials have gone back...
Board to vote on proposed Wawa at south end of Boynton Beach
 Residents could soon be able to fill up their cars and buy a cup of coffee at a Wawa  in Boynton Beach. A Wawa has been proposed for the northeast corner of Woolbright Road and Congress Avenue. The city’s planning and development board is expected to vote Tuesday night. The vote will serve as a recommendation to the City Commission...

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Residents could soon be able to fill up their cars and buy a cup of coffee at a Wawa in Boynton Beach. A Wawa has been proposed for the northeast corner of Woolbright Road and Congress Avenue. The city’s planning and development board is expected to vote Tuesday night. The vote will serve as a recommendation to the City Commission...
Fists fly, docks destroyed as war over drifting boats rages in Boynton
 Already forking over about $90,000 to replace docks destroyed by a boat after its anchor broke loose during Hurricane Irma, Gateway Marina braced for a similar disaster Monday as severe storms rolled through southern Palm Beach County. This time, neighbors spotted a captain-less power boat quickly drifting, giving the marina enough notice...

Posted: 8 days ago

Already forking over about $90,000 to replace docks destroyed by a boat after its anchor broke loose during Hurricane Irma, Gateway Marina braced for a similar disaster Monday as severe storms rolled through southern Palm Beach County. This time, neighbors spotted a captain-less power boat quickly drifting, giving the marina enough notice...
Apartments, townhomes and bigger dog park coming to Boynton Beach
 More apartments and townhomes are coming to Boynton Beach off Congress Avenue by way of a developer who also plans to throw about $500,000 more to expand a dog park overlooking a lake in the same neighborhood. Boca Raton-based JKM Developers planned to build 115 single-family homes as the last of three phases at Cortina in...

Posted: 9 days ago

More apartments and townhomes are coming to Boynton Beach off Congress Avenue by way of a developer who also plans to throw about $500,000 more to expand a dog park overlooking a lake in the same neighborhood. Boca Raton-based JKM Developers planned to build 115 single-family homes as the last of three phases at Cortina in...
PBSO ‘trying like heck’ to stop active shooters, Sheriff Bradshaw says
 Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told a group of suburban Boynton Beach residents Wednesday the steps his agency has taken to prepare for an active shooter and compared that to what was “missing” in the Parkland high school massacre. He also spoke about the importance of mental health care and the agency’s interaction...

Posted: 9 days ago

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told a group of suburban Boynton Beach residents Wednesday the steps his agency has taken to prepare for an active shooter and compared that to what was “missing” in the Parkland high school massacre. He also spoke about the importance of mental health care and the agency’s interaction...
JUST IN: Boynton Beach announces three finalists for top cop position
 A recruitment company and city staff has named three men out of 83 applicants as finalists to be Boynton Beach’s next chief and the public is invited to meet the trio in June. The finalists are: Boynton Beach Police Assistant Chief Joseph DeGiulio; Kenneth Ferguson, who retired this year as chief of the Framingham Police Department...

Posted: 10 days ago

A recruitment company and city staff has named three men out of 83 applicants as finalists to be Boynton Beach’s next chief and the public is invited to meet the trio in June. The finalists are: Boynton Beach Police Assistant Chief Joseph DeGiulio; Kenneth Ferguson, who retired this year as chief of the Framingham Police Department...
Surprise! Retiring Boynton teacher gives senior his Honda as grad gift
 This year’s senior assembly at Boynton Beach Community High was no different than previous years’ until a retiring teacher announced he was giving his car to a graduating senior. “I’m sure it’s going to make a pretty good difference in his life,” Michael Cavanaugh, who teaches American government and...

Posted: 10 days ago

This year’s senior assembly at Boynton Beach Community High was no different than previous years’ until a retiring teacher announced he was giving his car to a graduating senior. “I’m sure it’s going to make a pretty good difference in his life,” Michael Cavanaugh, who teaches American government and...