Friday, July 25, 2008

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Warriors sponsor NFL Pepsi event

The Warrior Football Cub will host NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick Competition. Read more…
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Pipe Dreams: The Director’s Cut

Maybe it's just me, but... Read more…
Borough-wide

College bound!

While Columbus has fared well on the basketball court this year, its players had their most success off the court.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Knowing the Score

It’s about 3 a.m. in the morning on Sunday, July 20, and I just got back from a bar bash in Manhattan, as my girlfriend Kristy raised money for breast cancer awareness in preparation for the big two-day Avon walk this October.  Read more…
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Willie Howie’s Andre Martin awaits college nod

Four years ago, Andre Martin was cut from the South Bronx High School basketball team with many doubting his abilities.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Zodiacs miss Olympic opportunity

Although nine athletes from the Zodiacs Track Team have qualified to perform on the two largest amateur track and field stages - the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics and the Amateur Athletic Union National Junior Olympics – league officials from the Co-op City organization claim that many of the young stars will be unable to attend due to a lack of finances.    Read more…
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Fake cops rob Rhinelander home

Officers from the 49th Precinct were called to the scene of 866 Rhinelander Avenue on Thursday afternoon, July 17, after reports that three unidentified males posing as cops forced their way into the home earlier that day. Read more…
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Cops honored for quick response to armed robbery

A quick response and a little bit of luck helped two 49th Precinct police officers put an armed robber behind bars, earning the pair the much-heralded Cop of the Month honor for the month of June.  Read more…
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Vacca requests St. Theresa Avenue speed hump

With residents and community leaders up in arms about dangerous conditions near the corner of St. Theresa and Pilgrim avenues, another possibility to slow down speeding cars has the Department of Transportation taking a look-see. Read more…
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Sewer pipe breaks blamed for chronic flooding

A longstanding issue of flooding of basements on a Hollywood Avenue block has been fixed thanks to help from Senator Jeff Klein. Read more…
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TN Skate Park event celebrates the positive

Local Bronx skaters converged on to the Throggs Neck Skate Park on Sunday, July 20, to prove that the park is a positive addition to the community, after harsh criticism over a month ago labeled the facility as a problem area.  Read more…
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Another senior victim of security scam

It appears a potential scam against the elderly, reported last week in the Bronx Times Reporter, was no isolated incident.  Read more…
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FP Park advocates replant memorial grove with stronger, vandal-proof trees

The Friends of Ferry Point Park are hoping the third time’s the charm when it comes to a 9/11 memorial plagued with a history of vandalism. Read more…
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Community hopes Martin Gold street honor near

While Community Board 11 approved the plan to ask for a street sign in honor of a beloved community activist, city red tape has held up the process. Read more…
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Pel. Pkwy. S. association names new officers, plans future

The Pelham Parkway South Neighborhood Association has taken another step in its mission of building a better tomorrow for residents of the community.  Read more…
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Do You Remember

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Korony American Legion Post 253

See your veterans and community activities here. Call (347) 672-4918. Spike Kefner of the Silver Beach Memorial Post has passed on. You may have seen him enforcing his independence with his scooter on the avenue (with flags attached, of course). All of us at 253 send condolences to his family and post family. Read more…
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Ferry Point Civic Association

The Ferry Point Civic Association, Inc. has been working diligently this month to provide a safer community. Our top priority at this moment is traffic safety throughout our area. Read more…
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Assocation

Is everyone in Washington D.C. brain dead?  We don’t need a crystal ball to look into the future to see that when we stop drilling for oil for decades and decades, when we stop building refineries for too many decades, you are creating a future oil crisis.  Duh! Read more…
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Liberty Democratic Association

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Throggs Neck Home Owners Association

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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Read more…
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Local business finds himself in a fine pickle

Adding to the rich culinary diversity that embodies Throggs Neck, Pickles, a small deli is set to open with big ambitions of filling the “sandwich gap” existing along E. Tremont Avenue. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Washington Mutual for Allerton

The fastest growing bank in the nation is about to open its 22nd location in the Bronx.  Read more…
Crime

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Read more…
Crime

Illegally collected paid leave

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that a New York City Correction Officer has admitted that he wrongfully collected $2,000 in paid leave from his job on Rikers Island. Read more…
Crime

Man arrested for killing prostitute

On Thursday, July 17, officers from the 47th Precinct responded to a 911 call from a man claiming to have killed a female prostitute. Read more…
Nightlife

Rock on the Bronx

Rock on the Bronx now proudly brings you the Top Ten things Bronx bands have told me they don’t want to encounter when booking or playing a show. Read more…
Borough-wide

WCS announces winners of Teens for Plant Earth project

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) education initiative, Teens for Planet Earth, announces the winners of its 2008 Service Awards, which recognize teens around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Read more…
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Montefiore presents annual awards

Six associates from Montefiore Medical Center received the 26th Annual President’s Award at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Read more…
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Passionate debate takes hold at armory meeting

Passionate debate fueled by deep concerns led to an invigoratingly informative Kingsbridge Armory stakeholders meeting on Wednesday, July 16 at Lehman College. Read more…
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First amendment prevails for local advocacy group

On Tuesday, July 15, members of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition breathed a large sigh of relief as they heard the judgment that’s been warily hanging over their heads for the past four years – dismissed. Read more…
Borough-wide

Jerome Park blast rules bring jeers

In a hastily called public hearing the DEP scheduled with only a week’s notice, local leaders lashed out at the agency for what they feel is failing to take into account the affect blasting for the filtration project may have on surrounding communities. Read more…
Business

Trends galore at new MP gift shop

Morris Park now has a trendy new boutique in its midst.  Read more…
Arts

CS 211 dancers win ballroom competition

A new addition to the showcase at Community School 211 is the three-foot-high trophy the eighth grade won at the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match 2008 ballroom dance competition. Read more…
Arts

Cultural collaboration explores nature’s beauty in the Bronx

Wave Hill, Lehman College Art Gallery and the Bronx River Art Center collaborate this autumn to present Surprisingly Natural: the Nature of the Bronx, a photography exhibition that explores nature as an essential element in the fabric of the Bronx. In the face of recent, rapid urban development throughout New York City, these photographs locate the open and green spaces that have long anchored the landscape of the Bronx. Read more…
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14 cops added to 49th

A desperate community cry for an increased police presence was recently answered with the addition of new officers to the 49th Precinct.  Read more…
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18 cops added to 45th

A desperate community cry for an increased police presence was recently answered with the addition of 18 new cops in the 45th Precinct. Read more…
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Lurting Avenue hit hard with DOS fines

The Department of Sanitation has residents of one local Allerton Avenue street talking trash. Read more…
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Cookie manufacturer to increase production, jobs

 Its tasty snacks have been an institution in homes across America for close to 80 years and now a grant from the Empire State Development Corporation will help ensure that Stella D’oro will remain an institution in the Bronx for years to come. Read more…
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‘Suspect kits’ will lead to more rape convictions

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand at North Central Bronx Hospital to announce new ‘suspect’ kits that will lead to a stronger rate of convictions in sexual assault cases. Read more…
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Dominican pride flies high at upcoming parade

Vibrant colors and cheers of joy will flood the Grand Concourse on Sunday, July 27, as the borough’s residents proudly celebrate their heritage at the 19th Annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade. Read more…
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Harmony Day tradition continues with new venue

The continuing efforts by the NYPD to strengthen its bonds with the youth community through the annual Bronx Harmony Day Picnic will continue this year, albeit at a new venue.  Read more…
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Cablevision to face competition

After over a year and a half of negotiating, Verizon’s efforts to bring cable to the Bronx have proved worthwhile. Read more…
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Donated art is in the cards

When Jacobi Medical Center needs new equipment or when the parents of a stillborn baby cannot afford burial expenses, the Jacobi Auxiliary has been there with funding, and now, through a new initiative, the volunteer organization is looking to expand its outreach into the community.  Read more…
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Klein releases pharmacy report

One local elected official is warning residents that they should be more careful when they go to their local pharmacy, including one local Rite Aid location.    Read more…
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‘New blood’ to enhance the Square

The Westchester Square Merchants Association is about to embark on the embryonic steps necessary toward revitalizing the once prosperous commercial district.  Read more…
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Towering inferno engulfs building

An apartment building near Parkchester was the scene of a towering inferno, which forced residents to flee with their lives and little else in the middle of the night. Read more…

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