Kristina Webb

Kristina Webb covers Wellington and Royal Palm Beach for The Palm Beach Post. She grew up in Palm Beach County and is a 2010 graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Since joining The Post in 2015, she has been digital editor with the business, watchdog and politics teams, and also was transportation reporter. Follow on Twitter

Latest from Kristina Webb

NEW: Eagle Arts school zone lights still flash — but not for long
 There were confused motorists — and a few honked horns — on Wellington Trace on Monday in front of the former Eagle Arts Academy Charter School for the Arts.  Though the Palm Beach County School District voted Aug. 1 to end Eagle Arts’ charter and close the troubled school, there was one sign of back-to-school...

Posted: 14 hours ago

There were confused motorists — and a few honked horns — on Wellington Trace on Monday in front of the former Eagle Arts Academy Charter School for the Arts.  Though the Palm Beach County School District voted Aug. 1 to end Eagle Arts’ charter and close the troubled school, there was one sign of back-to-school...
NEW: Chronic condition inspires Wellington woman to create medical log
 When the diagnosis came for Jordan Ray, it was one she hadn’t heard before: Chiari malformation. But what the Wellington resident did with that diagnosis is launch a mission to help others with chronic conditions by creating a detailed medical journal. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington...

Posted: 6 days ago

When the diagnosis came for Jordan Ray, it was one she hadn’t heard before: Chiari malformation. But what the Wellington resident did with that diagnosis is launch a mission to help others with chronic conditions by creating a detailed medical journal. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter for Wellington...
Amphitheater fun, Senior Expo coming up in Wellington, Royal Palm
 Amphitheater entertainment:
            Wellington’s  weekend lineup for its amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., includes two free concerts, food trucks and a free movie. Bring your own seating for each event. For more information, go to www.wellingtonfl.gov/events. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter...

Posted: 6 days ago

Amphitheater entertainment: Wellington’s weekend lineup for its amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., includes two free concerts, food trucks and a free movie. Bring your own seating for each event. For more information, go to www.wellingtonfl.gov/events. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post’s weekly newsletter...
NEW: Popular Wellington playground to close for maintenance
 A popular Wellington playground will close for up to 10 days for maintenance work. Tiger Shark Cove Playground, 13800 Greenbriar Blvd., will close Sept. 4-14. The work could take less time, weather permitting, Assistant Village Manager Jim Barnes said. During the closure, village crews will repair safety surfaces throughout the playground...

Posted: 10 days ago

A popular Wellington playground will close for up to 10 days for maintenance work. Tiger Shark Cove Playground, 13800 Greenbriar Blvd., will close Sept. 4-14. The work could take less time, weather permitting, Assistant Village Manager Jim Barnes said. During the closure, village crews will repair safety surfaces throughout the playground...
A Wellington elementary is named for man who brought mangoes to U.S.
 As we approach the beginning of Palm Beach County’s school year — that’s Aug. 13 but no pressure, parents — it’s natural for people to start wondering more about their children’s schools. One curious parent who asked to remain anonymous emailed me last week to inquire about the origin of the name of her...

Posted: 13 days ago

As we approach the beginning of Palm Beach County’s school year — that’s Aug. 13 but no pressure, parents — it’s natural for people to start wondering more about their children’s schools. One curious parent who asked to remain anonymous emailed me last week to inquire about the origin of the name of her...
Details on back-to-school expo; budget workshop coming in Wellington
 Back-to-school expo: Join WPTV NewsChannel 5 personalities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the station’s annual Back to School Expo at the Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd. The event coincides with Florida’s tax-free holiday, where families can stock up on a range of back-to-school essentials without paying...

Posted: 13 days ago

Back-to-school expo: Join WPTV NewsChannel 5 personalities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the station’s annual Back to School Expo at the Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd. The event coincides with Florida’s tax-free holiday, where families can stock up on a range of back-to-school essentials without paying...
COLUMN: Wellington jewelry store plans move to Trader Joe’s plaza
 A Wellington mystery is solved: We now know who will occupy the space in a new building going up next to Trader Joe’s. In addition to a drive-through Starbucks, the building will be the new home of Designer’s Touch Jewelry, which will move from just up the road in Wellington Reserve. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post&rsquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

A Wellington mystery is solved: We now know who will occupy the space in a new building going up next to Trader Joe’s. In addition to a drive-through Starbucks, the building will be the new home of Designer’s Touch Jewelry, which will move from just up the road in Wellington Reserve. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for The Post&rsquo...
Details on Wellington’s free Back-to-School Block Party this weekend
 Back-to-school bash: Wellington’s Back-to-School Community Block Party is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd. Free backpacks stuffed with donated school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be games, live music and food. It is a free swim day...

Posted: 20 days ago

Back-to-school bash: Wellington’s Back-to-School Community Block Party is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd. Free backpacks stuffed with donated school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be games, live music and food. It is a free swim day...
BREAKING: Water main break leads to boil water order in Wellington
 A precautionary boil-water notice has been issued for about 15 homes near the northwest corner of Big Blue and Wellington traces because of a water main break in the area. Residents at 13448-13482 Hyacinth Court, 13419-13515 Barberry Drive and 12463 Jonquil Place are affected by the notice, Wellington said in a news release. No businesses...

Posted: 21 days ago

A precautionary boil-water notice has been issued for about 15 homes near the northwest corner of Big Blue and Wellington traces because of a water main break in the area. Residents at 13448-13482 Hyacinth Court, 13419-13515 Barberry Drive and 12463 Jonquil Place are affected by the notice, Wellington said in a news release. No businesses...
Royal Palm Beach council votes to keep current tax rate
 The village council approved keeping the tax rate unchanged as officials had their first public workshop on the proposed $44 million budget. Royal Palm Beach officials plan to hold the property tax rate at $1.92 per $1,000 of taxable value for another year. The preliminary rate was approved as part of the council’s consent agenda Thursday...

Posted: 24 days ago

The village council approved keeping the tax rate unchanged as officials had their first public workshop on the proposed $44 million budget. Royal Palm Beach officials plan to hold the property tax rate at $1.92 per $1,000 of taxable value for another year. The preliminary rate was approved as part of the council’s consent agenda Thursday...
Loxahatchee Groves council delays discussion on proposed Wawa, Aldi
 A proposed development that would include a popular convenience store chain, discount grocer and bank will have to wait a little longer to try for necessary approvals. The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday night postponed hearing the master plan for the Groves Town Center, which sits on about 90 acres on the northeast corner of B...

Posted: 24 days ago

A proposed development that would include a popular convenience store chain, discount grocer and bank will have to wait a little longer to try for necessary approvals. The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday night postponed hearing the master plan for the Groves Town Center, which sits on about 90 acres on the northeast corner of B...