Alexandra Seltzer, The Palm Beach Post

Alexandra Seltzer

The Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Alexandra:

Pioneer Road neighborhoods want big development out, wildlife in

Decades ago, when Debbee Fox Katz and her husband decided they were ready to start a family, and began looking for a new home, she told the Realtor, "Bring me a jungle." She says she got just that — a home in what was then a remote part of Palm Beach County. About 40 years later, Katz calls her five acres on Pioneer Road "Eden in the Pines." She has 15 themed gardens, the National Wildlife… → Read More

PBSO, courthouse to get multi-million dollar upgrades

The law and order sector of Palm Beach County is getting massive upgrades scheduled to begin this year.Related: Palm Beach County goal: Help 100 homeless → Read More

Palm Beach County goal: Help 100 homeless veterans in 111 days

Palm Beach County is starting a campaign that aims to give every homeless veteran a place to live.Various organizations and nonprofits are banding together, starting Thursday, to spend the next 111 days helping an estimated 100 homeless veterans in the county get off the streets.>>RELATED: Palm Beach County debates new shelter for homelessThe effort will jump-start the county’s goal of achieving… → Read More

One store to expand, another to close at PBIA in 2019

Travelers will see some changes happening at the Palm Beach International Airport in 2019.Related: PBIA Director Bruce Pelly’s legacy: Growth and modernizationThe good news: The Tropical News kiosk, which sells snacks, beverages, magazines and clothing — by the gates for American and Southwest airlines is expanding.The bad news: The KidZoo toys and clothes store on the second level of the main… → Read More

Changes at PBIA: One store to expand, another to close this year

Travelers will see some changes happening at the Palm Beach International Airport this year.The good news: The Tropical News kiosk, which sells snacks, → Read More

Growth vs. NIMBY: Withdrawal of gas station plan latest W for residents

In a corner of southern Palm Beach County, an Arkansas-based gas station and convenience store wanted to open a location just off Military Trail. But its → Read More

Judge sides with WPB on business district plan

The controversial Okeechobee Business District planned for downtown West Palm Beach has won a major legal battle. But Mayor Gail Coniglio says the town is → Read More

State judge sides with West Palm Beach on Okeechobee Business District

The controversial Okeechobee Business District planned for downtown West Palm Beach has won a major legal battle.A state judge has sided with West Palm → Read More

Residents fight Palm Beach County in court over group home

The nonprofit HomeSafe may have received the go ahead from the Palm Beach County Commission to build a group home for at-risk children near Royal Palm → Read More

Palm Tran to launch new Glades service with outsourced drivers

Palm Tran will offer a new transportation service for the Glades communities starting Friday, despite concerns from some county commissioners and residents that the program is being outsourced.The majority of the commissioners, including the district's representative, Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, voted in support of the one-year pilot program at Tuesday's commission meeting.Related: Changes… → Read More

Airbnb, HomeAway fight county's new rules in court

Vacation rental websites HomeAway and Airbnb are fighting Palm Beach County in federal court, arguing that new rules county commissioners approved to regulate their industry violate the U.S. and state constitutions.Related: Palm Beach County Oks Airbnb rules despite dissentPalm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon and her attorneys dispute the allegations, some of which company spokespeople… → Read More

County petitions DeSantis for statewide opioid task force

Palm Beach County will be sending letters to the governor and the Florida legislature urging that the state create, and provide the money for, a statewide → Read More

County commissioner suggests Trump sign farm bill here

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay received an invitation to join President Donald Trump at the White House for the farm bill signing ceremony, which is expected to happen Thursday.However, McKinlay, who represents the Glades communities where agriculture is the number one industry, said she cannot attend due to other holiday travel plans.Related: County’s new leadership team… → Read More

Thousands gather to lay wreaths at veterans' graves for the holidays

In front of Timothy Confoy’s gravestone sat his two daughters and a wreath with a red bow.Heather Baston stretched her right arm around her younger sister, Theresa Confoy, while they thought of their father, a U.S. Army staff sergeant during the Vietnam era who died from a medication overdose in 2009. He was 73.Related: Why the wreath ceremony is so emotional at the South Florida National… → Read More

School district employee faces attempted murder charges

Deputies said they tied Shimara Josey, a school bus attendant, to a shooting that happened around South F Street and 7th Avenue South in Lake Worth on Dec. 8. → Read More

FWC gives initial OK to ban removal of tropical fish from Phil Foster Park

State fish and wildlife commissioners this week voted to ban the taking of tropical fish and other marine life from around Phil Foster Park and the Blue → Read More

Boynton's influential group COWBRA eyes county-wide expansion

An influential community association is looking to expand its voice to Palm Beach County's northern and southern ends.The president of the Coalition of → Read More

Fire rescue to buy gas monitors to detect cancer-causing toxins

When on the scene of a building fire, Michael McKeehan’s firefighting role stations him outside — where he is likely breathing in cancer-causing toxins with no protection.McKeehan is a driver operator with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. To extinguisha fire, it’s the captain and firefighter on his engine who typically go inside the building outfitted with the proper respiratory equipment.Related:… → Read More

Father of Meadow Pollack turns down meeting with FBI

This past weekend — almost 10 months after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland — FBI officials held a meeting with → Read More

New center at JFK will treat OD victims and help them get sober

Two healthcare giants have taken a unique approach to trying to curb the addiction and opioid epidemic in Palm Beach County and created a center where → Read More