Chelsea Todaro

Chelsea Todaro is a digital content specialist and reporter for The Palm Beach Post. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism and a minor in political science. Prior to joining The Palm Beach Post, she reported for National Defense Magazine in Washington, D.C. and wrote feature articles for The Atlantic Current Magazine in Delray Beach.

Latest from Chelsea Todaro

Boynton’s first medical marijuana dispensary to be open 7 days a week
 Boynton Beach’s first medical marijuana dispensary, called Trulieve,  will operate seven days a week and is expected to open early next month.  The store’s opening comes almost two years after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana in 2016.  Trulieve signed a lease in September...

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Boynton Beach’s first medical marijuana dispensary, called Trulieve, will operate seven days a week and is expected to open early next month.  The store’s opening comes almost two years after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana in 2016.  Trulieve signed a lease in September...
Lantana family of 9 loses home in fire; youth football team gives $800
 Sept. 1 was a regular Saturday evening for Tara Payton as she heated up oil in a cast-iron pan to cook dinner for six children in her Lantana home. When she stepped away to ask her husband Ryan a quick question at the front door, Tara heard someone scream “fire!” and she immediately ran back inside to see the kitchen in flames...

Posted: a day ago

Sept. 1 was a regular Saturday evening for Tara Payton as she heated up oil in a cast-iron pan to cook dinner for six children in her Lantana home. When she stepped away to ask her husband Ryan a quick question at the front door, Tara heard someone scream “fire!” and she immediately ran back inside to see the kitchen in flames...
Boynton weekend events: Journey tribute, Art Walk, fitness challenge
 Need plans for this weekend? Here are three things to do in Boynton Beach: 1. Live show — Tribute to Journey: The Venu at 8794 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. #101 will be hosting a live show in tribute to music by Journey on Friday from 9 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $23.09 and are available on the restaurant’s website the localvenu.com. Those...

Posted: 2 days ago

Need plans for this weekend? Here are three things to do in Boynton Beach: 1. Live show — Tribute to Journey: The Venu at 8794 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. #101 will be hosting a live show in tribute to music by Journey on Friday from 9 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $23.09 and are available on the restaurant’s website the localvenu.com. Those...
Boynton cop loves job, but her side business is frosting on the cake
 What started as a hobby turned into a fun side business for Boynton Beach police officer Jivanet Rivera. After getting home from a 10-hour shift, Rivera, 28, said she would de-stress by baking and decorating cakes. “Being able to bake allows me to calm down, ease my mind and to be creative,” she said. “In this job,...

Posted: 2 days ago

What started as a hobby turned into a fun side business for Boynton Beach police officer Jivanet Rivera. After getting home from a 10-hour shift, Rivera, 28, said she would de-stress by baking and decorating cakes. “Being able to bake allows me to calm down, ease my mind and to be creative,” she said. “In this job,...
NEW: BurgerFi giving out $1 cheeseburgers Tuesday
 Craving a cheeseburger? Come to BurgerFi on Sept. 18 to get a cheap deal! In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, BurgerFi locations across South Florida will be offering a BOGO promotion: buy one cheeseburger, get another one for $1. The meal will feature two all-natural Angus beef patties, with double American cheese, lettuce...

Posted: 6 days ago

Craving a cheeseburger? Come to BurgerFi on Sept. 18 to get a cheap deal! In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, BurgerFi locations across South Florida will be offering a BOGO promotion: buy one cheeseburger, get another one for $1. The meal will feature two all-natural Angus beef patties, with double American cheese, lettuce...
Banning plastic staws? Boynton Beach has a different approach
 While some cities in Palm Beach County are considered banning plastic straws to go green, Boynton Beach commissioners have a different approach. Mayor Steven Grant proposed a “Green Business Project” that would give businesses the incentive to go green, rather than having the city ban plastic and Styrofoam substances. BOYNTON...

Posted: 7 days ago

While some cities in Palm Beach County are considered banning plastic straws to go green, Boynton Beach commissioners have a different approach. Mayor Steven Grant proposed a “Green Business Project” that would give businesses the incentive to go green, rather than having the city ban plastic and Styrofoam substances. BOYNTON...
Road work starts: How long will Golf Road in Boynton be closed?
 Boynton Beach residents in the Village of Golf neighborhood will have to deal with another month of traffic frustration after the county closed Golf Road for an estimated five weeks. Road work on the street, which links South Military Trail and South Congress Avenue, started Sept. 4 so workers can uplift tree roots and repave the road...

Posted: 7 days ago

Boynton Beach residents in the Village of Golf neighborhood will have to deal with another month of traffic frustration after the county closed Golf Road for an estimated five weeks. Road work on the street, which links South Military Trail and South Congress Avenue, started Sept. 4 so workers can uplift tree roots and repave the road...
Boynton hiring rangers to patrol its 29 parks: Is security needed?
 Boynton Beach is increasing security at its city parks by hiring rangers for the first time. Currently no city personnel patrol’s the parks, so these park rangers will “give an extra set of eyes,” said Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation. BOYNTON BEACH READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly...

Posted: 8 days ago

Boynton Beach is increasing security at its city parks by hiring rangers for the first time. Currently no city personnel patrol’s the parks, so these park rangers will “give an extra set of eyes,” said Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation. BOYNTON BEACH READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly...
NEW: 6 Boynton restaurants make Yelp’s top 50 best places to eat in Palm Beach County
 Boynton Beach eateries are making their mark in Palm Beach County. Six Boynton restaurants  made Yelp’s list of the top 50 places to eat in Palm Beach County, with one in the top ten.  “All of the businesses on this list are in the Restaurant or Food categories on Yelp and are places where one can eat a full meal,&rdquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Boynton Beach eateries are making their mark in Palm Beach County. Six Boynton restaurants made Yelp’s list of the top 50 places to eat in Palm Beach County, with one in the top ten.  “All of the businesses on this list are in the Restaurant or Food categories on Yelp and are places where one can eat a full meal,&rdquo...
West Boynton’s Venu a hit for upscale dining, live music
 The recent opening of an upscale dining and live music restaurant west of Boynton Beach creates a unique, cultural vibe that locals have craved. The Venu, which opened Aug. 6 at the Canyon Town Center on Boynton Beach Boulevard, fills its near-300 seats almost every Friday and Saturday when live bands perform on the main stage, said...

Posted: 9 days ago

The recent opening of an upscale dining and live music restaurant west of Boynton Beach creates a unique, cultural vibe that locals have craved. The Venu, which opened Aug. 6 at the Canyon Town Center on Boynton Beach Boulevard, fills its near-300 seats almost every Friday and Saturday when live bands perform on the main stage, said...
More than 30 eateries at Boynton Mall food fest this weekend
 Three things to do this week in Boynton Beach include: 1. Food Hall at Boynton Beach Mall. The Boynton Beach Mall at 801 N. Congress Ave. will host a free food fest Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. The north end of mall near Sears will be transformed into a traditional food hall featuring more than 30 specialty food eateries, gourmet...

Posted: 9 days ago

Three things to do this week in Boynton Beach include: 1. Food Hall at Boynton Beach Mall. The Boynton Beach Mall at 801 N. Congress Ave. will host a free food fest Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. The north end of mall near Sears will be transformed into a traditional food hall featuring more than 30 specialty food eateries, gourmet...