June 11, 2008: 2008, Issue 24
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Knowing the Score

It was a bit of a disappointing week for Bronx sports fans.  Comment.

Pipe Dreams: The Director’s Cut

Maybe it's just me, but... Comment.

St. Cath’s honors best

On Friday, May 16th, St. Catharine Academy honored their student athletes at the 23rd Annual Athletics Awards Dinner held at the Academy.  Comment.

Lady Governors go out strong

After a come-from-behind win over Lincoln advanced the Clinton Lady Governors (above) into the Elite Eight, the girls’ varsity softball team hit a snag on Tuesday, May 27, in a 4-1 loss to Madison.  Comment.

Back-to-back losses doom St. Ray’s

Despite being eliminated from the CHSAA playoffs in back-to-back losses, the St. Raymond High School Ravens have recaptured the glory they once enjoyed years ago. Comment.

Bronx teams fall short

 It looks like the PSAL Varsity Baseball A Division Championship will not be coming back to the Bronx after all.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Mental Health Commissioner to meet over Lyvere Street

Although residents lost their fight to keep the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health off of Lyvere Street, Office of Mental Health commissioner Michael Hogan has finally agreed to meet with Community Board 10 to address its concerns.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Abandoned car continues to irk Pelham Gardens

Over a year ago, a Toyota Corolla showed up outside Lori Mooney’s apartment on Pelham Parkway North and Fenton Avenue and never left.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Marvin Place residents: Take our street, please

Approximately every four or five years residents of Marvin Place say they are notified that the street is for sale, a proposition that frequently confuses real estate speculators. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ferry Point residents irked by trucks seeking short cuts

Residents of two small streets in the Ferry Point community are up in arms about tractor-trailer trucks deviating from their prescribed routes and cutting through residential blocks. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CI students donate books to Jacobi’s pediatric ER

First graders from P.S. 175, on City Island, learned a lesson in sharing while visiting Jacobi Medical Center’s pediatric emergency room on May 22 and 23.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Dog walkers turn vacant lot into a poochie toilet

Residents of Bayview and Outlook avenues in Spencer Estate are often besieged with illegal littering and dumping, however, according to one area resident, the latest waste is coming from the neighborhood’s four-legged friends. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Dunkin’ Donuts to awaken sleepy Throggs Neck corner

A vacant corner store in Throggs Neck that was literally once to pieces is going to get a caffeinated boost from a very well known business. Comment.

Concourse residents fear loss of gazebo

A building’s gazebo that once stood as a resplendent symbol of a prosperous community, but has suffered deeply from neglect, has admirers fearing it’s demolition. Comment.

Super Mario’s legacy lives on at walk

One step at a time, Bronx residents will honor their beloved husband, father and friend through their participation in Liver Walk 2008, June 8, in Manhattan’s Battery Park. Comment.

Students organize healthy-sex fair

Middle school students involved in Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation after school program took a stand for more sexual health education and took matters into their own hands by holding a community health fair for their peers on Thursday, May 29. Comment.

Mom, daughter graduate together

Mother and daughter duo, Insaf and Zaynab Abdullah jointly celebrated their future as they as they walked down the aisle at their Columbia University School of General Studies graduation on May 19. Comment.

Doctor leads symphony orchestra’s 27th season

An Albert Einstein College of Medicine professor has been leading the only symphony orchestra sponsored by a medical school in the country, will be back for his 27th season next fall. Comment.

Bronxwood Home sponsors health fair

The Bronxwood Home & Assisted Living Program, located at 799 E. Gun Hill Road in Baychester, sponsored a lively barbeque and health fair on Thursday, May 27, for its residents and other family members. Comment.

Four Bronx high schools named America’s best

U.S. News and World Report has named four Bronx high schools, which span areas as diverse as Pelham Parkway and Mott Haven, as some of the best in the nation. Comment.

Vacca rips ‘pricey’ parkway gas stations

With gas prices up all over the borough, Councilman Jimmy Vacca has targeted two local gas stations he feels are pumping the community for exorbitant amounts of money. Comment.

Art, poetry contest inspires student goals

More than 350 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from public, parochial and independent schools throughout New York City recently participated in the 22nd Annual Department of Environmental Protection Water Conservation Art and Poetry Contest. Comment.
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