May 5, 2008: 2008, Issue 19
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Monday, May 5, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

St. Ray’s alumni named Marist coach

Ending weeks of speculation, a former St. Raymond High School alumni has given the Bronx another reason to boast, as Marist College named Chuck Martin its new head men’s basketball coach on Thursday, April 17. Comment.
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P.S. 89 students fight malaria on Community Day

After learning the plight of their African peers, P.S. 89 students took to the schoolyard on a warm, early spring Saturday afternoon to spread awareness about the deadly malaria disease.  Comment.
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BCA Community Arts Fund announces 21 recipients

The BCA Community Arts Fund, a regrants program providing project based grants to arts organizations and artists, announces the 21 recipients for fiscal year 2007-08. Comment.
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Bronxwood down zoning needed: Vacca

With the recent surge in new building projects, many who live in low-density neighborhoods are concerned about maintaining their area’s character. Now, in what has become an ongoing rite of passage, another east Bronx community is requesting a downzoning. Comment.
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Decades of achievers honored at VMA

The Villa Maria Academy family celebrated the lives of a diverse group of alumni whose stories of achievement were lauded at a dinner and silent auction.   Comment.
Crime

Tool robber sought in 50th

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for a burglary in the 50th Precinct.  Comment.
Crime

Armed robber wanted in 46th

An armed robber is still on the loose in the 46th Precinct and police are hoping residents can help bring him to justice.  Comment.
Crime

Robbery spree at gas pumps

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect, from recently released video surveillance footage, wanted for robberies at gas stations within the confines of the 50th and 52nd precincts since December 2007.  Comment.

Armory groups request more enhancements

A coalition of community, religious and labor groups from Kingsbridge Heights are calling for increased responsible and equitable development from the Kingsbridge Armory renovation project to help enhance the area’s economic standing. Comment.

1,500 students walk for new speed hump

Each morning and afternoon students from PS/MS 280 and MS 80 fight traffic to cross the heavily traveled Mosholu Parkway - a dangerous scenario for 1,500 kids daily. Comment.

Bronx PR Day Parade gearing up

It has been two decades since parade organizer Angel Rosario gathered 10 organizations and a handful of participants to march along Southern Boulevard in celebration of the Bronx’ first Puerto Rican Day Parade.  Comment.

New look for Soundview Branch Library

From April 24-25, the Soundview Branch Library, at 660 Soundview Avenue, received $5,000 and a facelift. Comment.

Bon Secours leads National Healthcare Decisions Day

All adults can benefit from thinking about what their healthcare choices would be if they were unable to speak for themselves. These choices can be written down in an advance directive so that others will know what your decisions are. Because of the possible effects that not making these choices could have on your future healthcare, the first annual National Healthcare Decisions Day was created to encourage informed and thoughtful planning for adults of their healthcare choices. Comment.

Bronx high school fights malaria

A group of Bronx high school students learned about an important global issue in a fun and educational way.  Comment.

HP rallies to stop new jails

Although local residents stopped one jail from being built in their community, they have yet to lock up a victory to keep a jail out of the south Bronx.  Comment.
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Field for Leo

“Mr. Little League” was honored on Saturday, April 19, at the place he called home for more than half a century – the Throgs Neck Little League fields. Comment.

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