Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

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Warrior football

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AFC Rapid Soccer - Week 3 play

The highlights for week three are as follows. Read more…
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Stevenson soccer team triumphs

On Friday, September 19, the Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (RKA) Tigers hosted Adlai Stevenson in a soccer match at Van Cortlandt Park. The two teams were relatively even matched coming into the game but their performances on the field said otherwise. Read more…
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Soccer coach introduces new team spirit

In his first season as Monroe Mustangs men’s soccer head coach, Marcus DiBernardo is putting a formula in place that he thinks will elevate the program into title contention, possibly as soon as the season that began this week. Through summer practice and pre-season scrimmages Coach DiBernado has seen a difference in the team,. Read more…
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St. Joe’s Vikings trump Fordham Rams 53-14

On Friday, September 26 the Fordham Rams hosted St. Joseph by the Sea. It was a rainy, cold night which made it perfect for football. Read more…
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Msgr. Peters Trophy Game for the birds

The Rev. Msgr. Matthew V. Peter’s Trophy Game has been played between Cardinal Hayes and Cardinal Spellman high schools for many years. On Saturday, September 27 Spellman hosted the match-up with Hayes to defend their title. Hayes would not go down and through their hard work and determination would come out victorious. Read more…
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Bronx DA hires 55 ass’t district attorneys

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the hiring of 55 new Assistant District Attorneys. The new ADAs began a two-week training program Tuesday, September 2, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Cari E. Ferreiro, Director of Litigation Training. The intensive program combines courtroom observation with lectures in criminal court practice. The following is a list of the new Assistants and their law schools. Read more…
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Preston students present 9-11 memorial

More than 600 students, faculty, and staff watched as Preston High School’s Student Council president, Lissette Martinez, hung the American flag at half staff, with the help of her fellow executive officers, during the 9-11 memorial. The memorial included prayers of peace and recognized those lost on 9-11, especially the fallen members of Preston’s students, faculty, and staff. Read more…
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Nat’l Endowment honors St. Raymond’s

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that Saint Raymond Academy for Girls, located in Parkchester, is a 2008 Picturing America award recipient. The Picturing America program introduces citizens of every age to our nations’ history and culture by bringing great works of American art into classrooms and libraries. Read more…
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Yankee Stadium  Memory

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Klein’s Broadway trip a smash hit

Senator Jeff Klein’s Senior Appreciation Days at the Westchester Broadway Theatre were a huge hit. On September 4 and 5 Klein hosted a three-course luncheon and private viewing of the Broadway smash hit The Producers for 1000 seniors as part of his 14th annual Senior Appreciation Days. In addition, Klein provided a welcoming hour and resource fair in advance of the show. Read more…
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New Pelham Bay office building

A property owner in Pelham Bay plans to add five floors and 12,730 square feet of prime office and retail space over an existing one-story building at 3221-29 Westchester Avenue, at Colonial Avenue. Construction on the building, which is a Joel Fishman and Associates project, is expected to be complete in fall 2009. Read more…
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Some concerns persist in Country Club at stalled building site

Neighbors of five newly constructed homes in Country Club that cannot be completed due to non-compliance with zoning regulations, are getting fed up at the site’s appearance. Read more…
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Fadil B. Brija, Pelham Pkwy. resident, named to Tax Commission

Councilman James Vacca joined his colleagues on Wednesday, September 24, to vote in favor of appointing Pelham Parkway North resident Fadil B. Brija to the New York City Tax Commission. As one of seven commissioners, Brija will hear appeals from residential and commercial property owners who believe the city incorrectly assessed the value of their property, leading to higher tax bills. Read more…
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Klein helps secure shuttered restaurant

After ravenous fire destroyed much of the Neptune Inn, a once-popular City Island eatery, the site remained open to the elements, until Senator Klein prodded several city agencies to force the owner to seal the building. Read more…
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Pelham Bay painters’ work area to be removed by contractor

In what has become a protracted stay, an area set aside for work crews who were painting #6 el while in the confines of Community Board 10 may finally be removed in the next three weeks as MTA NYC-Transit move the painters further down the line. Read more…
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NEBSC celebrates member’s 102nd

Throggs Neck resident Peter Schuhmann turned 102 years old on September 26, 2008 and was given a party at the Northeast Bronx Senior Center to mark the occasion. Read more…
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg joins Jacobi Medical Center in ‘celebraton of life, light’

Jacobi had ‘A celebration of light and life’ as it cut the ribbon on the new and long anticipated Ambulatory Care Pavilion, on Wednesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Read more…
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Bronx car dealer sentenced

A Bronx car dealership owner faces conviction for his crimes. Read more…
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Cruise the Zoo Weekend Oct. 3-5

Explore far-off places at the Bronx Zoo, using a special Zooport to chart your course to adventure on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 3 to 5 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cruise the Zoo and learn about wildlife and wild places, while enjoying a fun, healthy, outdoor family activity. There are free give-aways courtesy of Cruise the Zoo weekend sponsor Royal Caribbean International® while supplies last and zoo-goers can enter to win a free Royal Caribbean International® cruise. Read more…
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Cardinal Spellman freshmen-parent barbecue

The Parents Association of Cardinal Spellman High School hosted a barbeque for the newly arrived freshmen and their families on Sunday, September 14. The weather cooperated to make it a wonderful day of fun and sun for the over 300 who attended. Read more…
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Yankee Stadium Memory

The date, I believe it was in June of 1956. I was publicizing the movie, “Marty,” starring Ernest Borgnine. At the time I was working as a publicist for United Artists and we arranged for Screenland Magazine to do a photo layout of Ernest Borgnine attending a ball game at Yankee Stadium. Read more…
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Touro’s Pharmacy Program students receive white coats

Sixty-six Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) students, who will enter Touro College of Pharmacy this fall—the first new pharmacy program in New York City in 68 years—received their official white coats at a special ceremony last night at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The event also marked the opening of the first school of pharmacy in Harlem. Read more…
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NJ Nets lend a hand

Meet the Nets! Step right up and greet the Nets! Read more…
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FedEx Delivers Good Will

On Wednesday, September 24, FedEx teamed up with First Books to donate to south Bronx schools to encourage and support reading. First Books is a non-profit organization that provides books to children in need. P. S. 30 was delighted to receive the new books that morning. Read more…
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Koppell bill takes aim at pitchers

Councilman Oliver Koppell introduced legislation at the meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, September 24, aimed at protecting high school pitchers from incurring injury to their arm. Read more…
Parenting

Madagascar president visits Bronx Zoo Madagascar exhibit

Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana enjoyed a unique opportunity to visit his homeland while he was attending the UN General Assembly in New York: On Sunday, September 21, the President toured Madagascar!, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s spectacular new exhibit that opened in June at the Bronx Zoo. The visit included glimpses of lemurs and fossas—fascinating mammals that occur only on that island nation. Read more…
Arts

Jerome-Gun Hill BID holds street fair featuring food, sales,music

The Jerome Gun Hill BID association held a street fair on Sunday September 27 on Jerome Avenue between Gun Hill Road and Mosholu Parkway North. Many of the businesses set up tables on the street in addition to sausage and pepper stands. Read more…
Arts

Mt. Carmel presents opera

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church presents the encore performance of the opera Costanzo on Sunday, October 26, at 4 p.m. at 627 E. 187th Street. Read more…
Arts

Lehman Center announces first-rate line-up for 2008-09 season

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts announces a diverse and first-rate line-up for its 2008-2009 Season. Executive director Eva Bornstein has prepared a program that will bring the world to the Bronx with attractions from eight countries including China, Brazil, Spain, Russia and West Africa. Read more…
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Decision 2008: decided by Bronx’ preferred ice cream

This election season the most important choice you make may not be in the polling booth. Rather, it may be at the ice cream counter. Read more…
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Beth Abraham’s Resident Gospel Choir celebrates 10th anniversary

Old age often brings the paradoxical nightmare of having such little time and such little to do. Without stimulation the body weakens and so can the spirit. Read more…
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Bronx House offers free lunch and free dinners

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but at Bronx House Senior Center, now there’s free dinner, too. Read more…
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Teenage suicide studied

An innovative, new program designed by a well-known expert in the field of adolescent mental health is seeking to reduce both the incidence of Latina teenage suicide, as well as the stigma associated with getting treatment. Read more…
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#5 train station needs rehab once again

A grassy area surrounding a busy transportation hub in the Pelham Parkway community needs a massive rehabilitation, but so far only patchwork solutions have been offered. Read more…
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Traffic light sparks debate in Pelham Bay

With a complete traffic study of the streets of Pelham Bay by both the city and state Departments of Traffic now underway, residents of Pelham Bay are debating what is the best course to take on several different trouble spots for cars in the community. Read more…
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St. Catharine’s hosts walk-a-thon for Congo women

Members of the St. Catharine Academy student body are taking the initiative to help a cause that extends far beyond America’s shores. Read more…
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Hutch Metro Center opens Tower 1

In another significant milestone in the continual evolution of the Bronx, state and city officials joined together with developers of the Hutchinson Metro Center to celebrate the grand opening of Tower One, the second building at the office park, but definitely not the last. Read more…
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Shelter center protest

Even before entering the Savoy Multi-Purpose room on the second floor of Hostos Community College, one could sense a collective outrage as activists from the South Bronx Community Association scattered along E. 149th Street chanting, “We need a community center, not a homeless shelter”, and brandished badges declaring “D.H.S.: Revitalize, not Demoralize” both forms of protest in reference to an open hearing held on September 25, regarding the creation of an “Intake Center” located on 151 E. 151st Street by The Department of Homeless Services. Read more…
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liquor license  deja vu

A troubled nightspot on Morris Park Avenue is applying for a renewal on their liquor license for on-premises consumption, but neighbors, police, and members of the community feel that granting them a new license would be an ill-advised move. Read more…
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Hearing on group home set

Right on the heels of a group home hearing in Throggs Neck, another public hearing is scheduled for a proposed group home in Pelham Bay. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, October 7, and brought before the full board at the October 23 general meeting. Read more…

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