Chelsea Todaro, The Palm Beach Post

Chelsea Todaro

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Past articles by Chelsea:

Boynton's black eye: After 52 arrests in '18, city wants Z-Mart gone

BOYNTON BEACH — It sits innocently enough within walking distance of two churches and a school, but the Z Food and Meat Market on N. Seacrest Boulevard is hardly guiltless. There were 52 arrests at the convenience store in 2018 for charges related to drugs, gambling and armed robbery, according to police. So unnerved by the company it attracts, Lake Worth resident Violet Rose said she is taking… → Read More

In Boynton, Romelus-Fitzpatrick II takes center stage in commission election rematch

And now for Romelus-Fitzpatrick, the sequel.Former Boynton Beach Commissioner Michael Fitzpatrick, 65, who lost his District 3 seat to Vice Mayor Christina Romelus, 30, in the 2016 city election, will be running against her in March.Neither candidate wanted to bring up the chief controversy that arose after their 2016 match, preferring to focus on current issues.In 2016, absentee voting helped… → Read More

Boynton exhibit to display historic paintings admired by Obama, Spielberg

BOYNTON BEACH- Historic paintings of Florida landscapes, collected by famous figures such as filmmaker Steven Spielberg, will be on display in Boynton → Read More

Upcoming Boynton events: Martin Luther King Jr. tribute, yoga and mimosas, park clean up

Check out these three upcoming events in Boynton Beach: 1. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration:The city of Boynton Beach will be hosting a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave. Guests can enjoy performances by students from Boynton Beach High and Galaxy E3 Elementary; gospel choirs; praise dancers; and speakers. The Valerie… → Read More

Lantana woman wins $500,000 on scratch-off from Wawa

A Lantana woman won $500,000 on Wednesday from a scratch-off lottery ticket she bought for $5 at a Wawa.Helen Lucas, 37, played a PAYDAY scratch-off--a → Read More

VIDEO: 36 mph on his hands: How Boynton city worker broke bare-hand water skiing world mark

City of Boynton Beach employee, Wayne Carrels, broke the world record in bare hand water skiing in 2013. → Read More

Remember Tom's BBQ (celebs, ribs, pulled pork) in Boca? Owners bringing it to Boynton

BOYNTON BEACH — How big was Tom's Place in Boca Raton back in the 1970s and 80s?The iconic barbecue spot was visited by celebrities such as Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin and Don King. The waits were long for the ribs, collard greens, shredded pork and conch fritters at the little shack on Dixie Highway.But it was worth it.“It was a business that you can come to and no body was treated… → Read More

Inside a woman's 'journey of the heart' to start cancer research chapter in west Boynton

Inside a woman's 'journey of the heart' to start cancer research chapter in west Boynton → Read More

On tap in Boynton this weekend: Eric Clapton tribute, story time, drinking and painting class

Looking for plans this weekend? Check out these upcoming events in Boynton Beach:1. Eric Clapton band tribute.The Venu on 8794 Boynton Beach Blvd. will be → Read More

Two historic Boynton Beach homes face questionable future

Boynton officials discussed demolishing historic home once slated to be a restaurant → Read More

IN DEPTH: Are the days of the Boynton Beach Mall numbered?

With 18 empty stores, will the Boynton Beach Mall survive? → Read More

$1.15M art project for Boynton's Town Square to be 'iconic and interactive'

Boynton Beach's public arts manager revealed on Tuesday a $1.15 million art project to make Town Square "iconic, interactive and connective. → Read More

Upcoming Boynton Beach events: Holiday pool party, handbell performance, beer fair

Looking for something to do before the holidays? Check out three upcoming events in Boynton Beach this weekend:City holiday pool party:Get into the → Read More

NEW: Modern, upscale senior-living homes coming to west of Boynton

A local developer plans to break ground on upscale senior residencies west of Boynton Beach this summer.The three-story, 284-room rental facility will be → Read More

NEW: In Boynton, new rangers already making an impact in park patrols

If you try to drive into a Boynton Beach park at night, expect a visit from a ranger.Although they only started patrolling in October, Jesse Gonzalez, → Read More

NEW: Another accused of running gambling house at Boynton Z-Mart

BOYNTON BEACH — Undercover agents arrested another man accused of running a gambling house at the Z-Mart in Boynton Beach.The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) charged Zakariyyah Hussein, 49, of keeping a gambling house and bookmaking after arresting him at the Z Food and Meat Market on North Seacrest Boulevard on Thursday, Dec. 6, according to the arrest report. He was… → Read More

Best viewing spots for Friday's Boynton / Delray holiday boat parade

Excited for Boynton Beach's 47th annual Holiday Boat Parade? Here's everything you need to know about Friday's event:When and where: The parade will start → Read More

Former dilapidated shopping center in Boynton attracting new businesses

A former dilapidated and crime-ridden shopping center in Boynton Beach will soon have a diverse group of new businesses.Ocean Palm Plaza, near the intersection of North Federal Highway and Gateway Boulevard, received $2 million worth of renovations in 2016 from a single investor, said Enid Atwater, a spokeswoman for the plaza. Now that a majority of the renovations are complete, businesses are… → Read More

NEW: Jewish business owner finds words 'Nazi' painted on trucks west of Boynton

BOYNTON BEACH — A Jewish owner of a painting company hopes whoever vandalized his work trailers with the words "Nazi" in a west Boynton neighborhood are brought to justice.On Monday morning, a supervisor for RCI Painting arrived to a job site at the Ponte Vecchio community to find two trailers spray-painted with the discriminatory words in black. He immediately called the owner, Marcel… → Read More

'Group homes don't always mean sober homes': Boynton resolves discrimination accusations

Boynton Beach has entered a partnership with the Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches (FHC) after the city was accused of discriminating against people with disabilities.The FHC filed a complaint in March 2017 after Boynton placed a six-month moratorium on all group housing from January 2017 to June 2017. This allowed existing group homes to operate in the city, but didn't allow for… → Read More