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

Housing: Fewer state dollars, fewer in PBC to live American Dream
 Evelio Deluna and his family bought their first house  about one month ago west of West Palm Beach. It’s a 3-bedroom, 2-bath with a pool. Related: Palm Beach County housing affordability falls to nine-year low The Delunas’ share of the American Dream came with the assistance of State Housing Initiatives Partnership program that...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Evelio Deluna and his family bought their first house about one month ago west of West Palm Beach. It’s a 3-bedroom, 2-bath with a pool. Related: Palm Beach County housing affordability falls to nine-year low The Delunas’ share of the American Dream came with the assistance of State Housing Initiatives Partnership program that...
Ban sought on taking exotic fish from under Blue Heron Bridge
 It’s the equivalent of a natural aquarium, and within reach of even the most novice of fish watchers. There’s the batfish, seemingly straight out of central casting for a sci-fi flick. And the chameleon-like Hairy Blennies. Both among an estimated 400 species of fish making their home in this urban reef. But the waters and marine...

Posted: a day ago

It’s the equivalent of a natural aquarium, and within reach of even the most novice of fish watchers. There’s the batfish, seemingly straight out of central casting for a sci-fi flick. And the chameleon-like Hairy Blennies. Both among an estimated 400 species of fish making their home in this urban reef. But the waters and marine...
Back to beginning for Boynton’s historic home with restaurant plans
 The contentious back-and-forth that has played out over the past several months between the Community Redevelopment Agency and the developer to whom it sold the historic Oscar Magnuson home appears to have finally come to an end. Shovel Ready Projects will deed the property at 211 E. Ocean Ave. back to the CRA, according to an email sent...

Posted: 3 days ago

The contentious back-and-forth that has played out over the past several months between the Community Redevelopment Agency and the developer to whom it sold the historic Oscar Magnuson home appears to have finally come to an end. Shovel Ready Projects will deed the property at 211 E. Ocean Ave. back to the CRA, according to an email sent...
Boynton library closes to make way for new site; interim space coming
 In the days before the Boynton Beach City Library closed this past Thursday, children gathered there —  before the building is razed — and wrote messages on its walls, making sure that they left their mark on the library that clearly left its mark on them. “I will continue to follow my dreams,” one child wrote. Another...

Posted: 6 days ago

In the days before the Boynton Beach City Library closed this past Thursday, children gathered there — before the building is razed — and wrote messages on its walls, making sure that they left their mark on the library that clearly left its mark on them. “I will continue to follow my dreams,” one child wrote. Another...
Nurses, paramedics to work at county hurricane shelters
 At least 30 registered nurses will be stationed at Palm Beach County’s 15 shelters in the event of a hurricane 
            this season. Palm Beach County will be one of the few counties in the U.S. and Florida to station nurses at shelters, said Commissioner Paulette Burdick. The decision resulted from an assessment the county conducted...

Posted: 7 days ago

At least 30 registered nurses will be stationed at Palm Beach County’s 15 shelters in the event of a hurricane this season. Palm Beach County will be one of the few counties in the U.S. and Florida to station nurses at shelters, said Commissioner Paulette Burdick. The decision resulted from an assessment the county conducted...
Downtown business district: Why West Palm and county are at odds
 Relations between Palm Beach County and its capital city took a sharp downturn this week, as county commissioners said they would urge the state to reject West Palm Beach’s high-priority push for an Okeechobee Boulevard business district, saying traffic studies were needed to ensure it wouldn’t snarl county convention center...

Posted: 8 days ago

Relations between Palm Beach County and its capital city took a sharp downturn this week, as county commissioners said they would urge the state to reject West Palm Beach’s high-priority push for an Okeechobee Boulevard business district, saying traffic studies were needed to ensure it wouldn’t snarl county convention center...
Cards, Marlins pull back $100M renovation plan for Jupiter stadium
 The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals have halted plans for a $100 million upgrade to their spring training facility in Jupiter. But to the fans and community, the teams say not to worry. They say they are simply pausing to regroup and reassess their needs, wants and the cost of the project. “Both teams like where we are. The county...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals have halted plans for a $100 million upgrade to their spring training facility in Jupiter. But to the fans and community, the teams say not to worry. They say they are simply pausing to regroup and reassess their needs, wants and the cost of the project. “Both teams like where we are. The county...
Weekend in Boynton Beach: New kayak launch, restaurant anniversary
 1. Kayak launch ribbon-cutting The city will celebrate the recent installation of an EZ Kayak Launch at Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, on Friday at 9 a.m. The public is invited and will have the opportunity to use the launch and take a brief kayak tour on the Intracoastal Waterway. The launch provides independent access...

Posted: 9 days ago

1. Kayak launch ribbon-cutting The city will celebrate the recent installation of an EZ Kayak Launch at Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, on Friday at 9 a.m. The public is invited and will have the opportunity to use the launch and take a brief kayak tour on the Intracoastal Waterway. The launch provides independent access...
Boynton Beachers to see a renovated Sara Sims Park in about a year
 Sara Sims Park is expected to get a much-needed $1.3 million fixing up by August 2019. The park is in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, the Heart of Boynton, and has been mostly neglected for years. Some residents don’t even refer to it by its name, instead calling it “hole in the wall.” It’s at Martin...

Posted: 9 days ago

Sara Sims Park is expected to get a much-needed $1.3 million fixing up by August 2019. The park is in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, the Heart of Boynton, and has been mostly neglected for years. Some residents don’t even refer to it by its name, instead calling it “hole in the wall.” It’s at Martin...
Boynton gets new police chief, then honors top cops and a civilian
 Boynton Beach’s newest police chief Michael Gregory was sworn in Tuesday in front of a standing-room only crowd of officers, families and dignitaries. Gregory, 51, was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, where he’s been part of that city’s police department since 1987, most recently as an assistant chief. Gregory replaces...

Posted: 10 days ago

Boynton Beach’s newest police chief Michael Gregory was sworn in Tuesday in front of a standing-room only crowd of officers, families and dignitaries. Gregory, 51, was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, where he’s been part of that city’s police department since 1987, most recently as an assistant chief. Gregory replaces...
In West Palm now, bike-sharing may head to another city soon
 Just as in downtown West Palm Beach, residents and visitors in Boynton Beach will soon be able to rent bikes from kiosks and explore the city as part of a new ordinance allowing bike-sharing programs. City commissioners approved the program this past week. An attorney for SkyBike, which runs in West Palm Beach, said the company hopes to have...

Posted: 11 days ago

Just as in downtown West Palm Beach, residents and visitors in Boynton Beach will soon be able to rent bikes from kiosks and explore the city as part of a new ordinance allowing bike-sharing programs. City commissioners approved the program this past week. An attorney for SkyBike, which runs in West Palm Beach, said the company hopes to have...