September 28, 2008: 2008, Issue 39
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Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Locust Point Civic Association

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Svhuyler Hill Civic Association

Schuyler Hill Civic Association, in keeping with its long tradition, hosted their annual Summer Olympics on Saturday, August 23. Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

Legislative Breakfast will be October 5 at the Turner Club. We hope everyone had a great time at the golf outing. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Merchants Association

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Pahlam Bay Taxpayers Association

We want to thank Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Nathan Plummer, our guest speakers at our September 16 meeting.  Our members were able to ask and receive answers to their many questions.  It was a very enjoyable and informative meeting. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

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AFC Rapid Soccer highlights: Week 2

The weather at Cintron Field was perfect as the hurricanes surged in the Southern United States, and the matches went off without a hitch. The highlights are follows. Comment.
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Warriors open 57th season

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another season of Warriors Football. This is the Warriors 57th season of football dedicated to the youth of the community. The Chief, Jay Demers, welcomes back all previous players and coaches and would like to welcome all new players and coaches to the Warriors program. Please check the Warriors web site. You can find all game schedules, game results, standings and anything else you need to know to keep up with the Warriors Program. Comment.
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Pel Bay Bandits take doubleheader over Rye Brook

The Pelham Bay Bandits squared off against Rye Brook for a September 20 doubleheader. Comment.
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POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.
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Westchester Square Apartments offer priority to CB 10 residents

The Westchester Square Apartments are now available for occupancy. Comment.
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Cardinal Egan to celebrate mission’s 50th anniversary

In honor of the anniversary of a Catholic mission whose founder is in consideration for sainthood, his eminence Edward Cardinal Egan will celebrate a special Mass at Our Lady of Solace Church. Comment.
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What woman should know about breast cancer awareness

Did You Know? Comment.
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Benedetto enlists vols for Bronx cancer walk

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto is calling for volunteers to join him in the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk which will take place on Sunday, October 19 at Orchard Beach beginning at 10:15 am. Comment.
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3 Bronx high schools awarded accreditation

Three Bronx high schools were awarded re-accreditation for their impressive educational curriculum. Comment.
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Plummer Pavilion brings four-star hotel quality to Pel Bay

A Pelham Bay property has responded to the calls of seniors in need of a convenient and caring home with the recent opening of the Plummer Pavilion. Comment.
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Lehman College increases steps towards wellness

Faculty, students and staff brought their sneakers ready to start walking to a healthier lifestyle as the Walk to Wellness initiative took its first steps. Comment.
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Careful what you wish for

It might be just me, but I think that… Comment.
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Paint a watercolor, study lighting, learn about leaves at Bartow-Pell Museum

The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road; Pelham Bay Park, upcoming events include. Comment.
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Car buffs flock to orchard beach show

The 8th Annual Orchard Beach Classic Car & Motorcycle Show was held at the Orchard Beach parking lot on Sunday, September 20. It was by far the best and busiest year yet as an awesome contingent of leather-clad bikers sped for the annual morning Memorial Run to Ground Zero. Vince (Johnny Sack) Curtola and Vincent (Big Pussy) Pastore of The Sopranos; Goumba Johnny (KTU); Joe Causi (WCBS); and Jimmy (Mouth from the South) Hart signed autograph and posed for photos. Comment.
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Artist, Laury Hopkins, presents show at Focal Point Galleries

Focal Point Gallery, 321 City Island Avenue, will present Glimpse, Portraits And Other Paintings by City Island artist Laury Hopkins, with an opening reception Oct. 3, at 7:30 pm. Artist will have a painting in progress throughout the month. Exhibition runs till the end of the month, For further information call Ron Terner at (718) 885-1403. Comment.
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Bronx Museum of the Arts explores culture, history of Street Life

Bronxites are being presented with a unique look into the culture and history of the streets in an urban environment. Comment.

Hayes survives a last-second field goal attempt vs. Christ the King

Christ the King is a school known for their strong athletic department. They excel in hockey and football. On Friday, September 12, the varsity team came to SUNY Maritime to battle Cardinal Hayes. As Hayes proved in this game, past history counts for nothing. It is performance on the field and perseverance that matters most. Comment.

Cardinal Spellman’s booters fall to Salesian

For the first time in many years the Salesian Eagles Soccer team handily defeated Cardinal Spellman with a score of 6-2 announced Salesian’s athletic director Christopher Beal. Comment.
Crime

Nineteen reputed members of Kings of Castle arrested

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the arrests and indictment of 19 reputed members of the King of Castle Organization on charges ranging from conspiracy to sell narcotics to murder and other offenses. Some of the defendants also belong to Sex, Money, Murder, a group affiliated with the Bloods. Two of the accused are rap singers who were recently featured in the August 26 issue of Billboard Magazine. Comment.

Andrew Ave. resident irons out a tedious chore

A domestic chore just got a lot easier with the recent invention of the Iron Box. Comment.

Right to Life Committee sets prayer event

The Bronx Right-to-Life Committee is sponsoring the fifth annual “Life Chain” on Broadway on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event will take place for one hour from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the west side of Broadway. Participants will be displaying pro-life signs along a two-mile stretch of Broadway, starting at West 230th Street and going north to West 260th Street. Comment.

ElderServe sponsors caregiving seminar

ElderServe, the community services division of The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, announced its latest effort to help those caring for people with dementia. ElderServe will co-sponsor an educational seminar for caregivers titled “Aging Parents – Resources for Families.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Rosedale Room in building #4 at 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, NY. Comment.

Southeast Asian health crisis awareness forum

On Friday September 19, at the Bronx Library Center, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities ran a forum discussing the Southeast Asian health crisis in the Bronx. Comment.

World Vision aids in Hurricane Ike relief effort

As the country joins together to help the relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Ike, World Vision is doing their part to contribute. Comment.

Benjamin sponsors German-Bronx exchange program

In an attempt to bridge cultural barriers and erase racist stereotyping, assemblyman Michael Benjamin and the German Consulate General Horst Freitag are sponsoring a unique program bringing together African-American youth from the Bronx and exchange students from Germany. Comment.
Parenting

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center offers free day of activities

The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center invites the community for a free event Saturday, September 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. rain or shine. Comment.
Arts

Mind Builders creative arts holds fundraiser, reunion

On Saturday, September 20, the Alumni of Mind Builder Creative Arts Center, located on 3415 Olinville Avenue, held a fundraiser and reunion. The event showcased the youth and adults who have used Mind Builder to enhance their artistic ability in the areas of dance, theater, and music for the past 30 years. Mind Builders helps establish a progressive environment for dancers to perfect their artistic skills. Comment.

Pel Bay Station needs facelift

It may be the gateway to Pelham Bay, but community leaders are saying that it needs a massive facelift to reflect the great neighborhood surrounding it. Comment.

A prayer for change at Bay Park Nursing Home

A meeting of the 1199 Service Employees International Union, representing the nurses and residents of Bay Park Nursing Home began with a prayer for change. Comment.

Jacobi opens new ambulatory care pavilion

Jacobi Medical Center has reached another milestone with the ribbon cutting for its new Ambulatory Care Pavilion. Comment.

BCA accepting Arts-in-Ed grants

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) announces the availability of Arts-in-Education grants for Bronx schools. This application is available electronically on BCA’s website at www.bronxarts.org. Deadline for application submission is November 14, 5 p.m. Application can be hand-delivered or mailed postmarked by USPS by November 14. Comment.

Throggs Neck girl lost in school system

A girl who is living with her great aunt in Throggs Neck was turned away from Lehman High School in what is one of the many gaffs the Department of Education has made and Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. has highlighted, in a new, comprehensive report on the state of the Bronx’s and City’s schools. Comment.

Agencies squabble over I-95 weed cutting

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto called a press conference at the clover-shaped leaf I-95 exit onto Pelham Parkway West on Friday, September 19 after he observed tall weeds obstructing the view of motorists that had not been cut all summer due to a dispute between City agencies. Comment.

Split vote OKs CB 10 group home

In a split vote, Community Board 10 narrowly approved a proposed group home at Lawton Avenue. Comment.

CB 7 aids PS 56’s music program

In an effort to further encourage musical instruction to local youth, Community Board 7 recently donated recorders to each first grade student attending P.S. 56. Comment.

Yankee Stadium Sign Rises

On Friday, September 19 the Yankees unveiled massive blue letters that spell out “Yankee Stadium” and lifted them into place above the main entrance of the ball park. Comment.

Battaglia’s fills Met Foods void

What was once a simple deli has become a comprehensive superette serving the needs of Pelham Gardens residents. Comment.

New HP fields opened

The children of Hunts Point have a new place to turn for outdoor fun. Comment.

Office space for pb

With a real estate boom in the borough still continuing despite a sluggish economy, one building owner near the Pelham Bay station is planning to add five new stories of commercial/office space to the attractive transportation hub. Comment.

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