November 28, 2008: 2008, Issue 48
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Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

AFC Rapid Soccer highlights

Due to inclement weather week 11 has been postponed till a further date. The highlights for week 12 are as follows. Comment.

JFK sets sights on semifinals

The John F. Kennedy girls’ volleyball team doesn’t have a standout player. That’s fine by coach Iris Bromfield. In fact, it’s by design. Comment.

When it comes to Joyner, seeing is believing

Above all else, a point guard’s job is to see the entire court. He is the one with the ball at all times, expected to deliver it to his teammates at the right moment. Comment.

Spellman wins CHSFL Class A Title

Joe DeSimone knew in August that this would be his last season as Cardinal Spellman football coach. He just wasn’t sure how it would end. Comment.
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FedEx delivers meals for FoodBank

Food Bank for New York City’s Hunts Point warehouse got a much-needed boost from FedEx and their employees, delivering an extra 25,000 meals to Bronxites and New Yorkers need. Comment.
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Empty trailers force students into the streets

For the past two years, M.S. 144, located on 2545 Gunther Avenue, between Mace and Allerton avenues, had its schoolyard covered with trailers dedicated to the students of Sports Professions High School. Comment.
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Disgraced Gotti guard goes berserk

A former federal law enforcement agent who was disgraced after signing on to arrange a hit for former mob boss John Gotti kept dozens of police officers at bay outside his Eastchester Road home. He ranted to cops about a government conspiracy setup to destroy his life. Comment.
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Benedetto organizes coat drive

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto is organizing a coat drive for the needy in our local area. Comment.
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Klein assumes role in new Dem-led Senate

With the Democrats taking control the state senate for the first time in more than 40 years, one local legislator is riding the party’s tidal wave of success right to a new leadership role on the Senate floor. Comment.
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New store openings bring fresh look to Bruckner Blvd.

A commercial stretch of Bruckner Boulevard between E. Tremont and Edison avenues was once very desolate, with few businesses, but now the tide has turned with the addition of new stores. Comment.
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Turning trash into treasure

“Look at all this paint,” Gloria Walker said, gesturing towards a neatly stacked shelf of cans. “If we hadn’t taken it, it would be seeping into the ground.” Comment.
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Lehman ‘safe corridor’ improves merchant relations

Westchester Square merchants, Lehman High School administrators and student leaders sat down with police and transit cops Thursday, November 13 for a community youth summit sponsored by Community Board 10. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Benevolent Society Turkey Trot raises money

The Throggs Neck Benevolent Society held its 13th annual Turkey Trot roadrunners race this holiday season, raising both money and awareness for cancer screening and treatments, and neighbors afflicted with all the different forms of the malady. Comment.
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Sidewalk and sewers for TNLL environs

It has been budgeted and planned, and now those in the Throggs Neck community living near a section of Schurz Avenue will, in a few years, finally have sidewalks to walk on. Comment.
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Med society taps Jacobi as Hopital of the Year

The Bronx County Medical Society named Jacobi Medical Center its ‘Hospital of the Year’ Saturday, November 8. Executive Director Diane P. Miller thanked the medical center for partnering with her organization and praised Jacobi’s emergency care. Comment.
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Bronx Zoo winter display goes green

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is making this holiday season a “greener” at its flagship Bronx Zoo by reducing its carbon footprint. Comment.
Arts

Original production at Lehman; BAE features St. Nicholas Day Celebration

Stephanie C. Stowe, a faculty member in Lehman College’s Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre, will direct a new production of Adly Guirgis’s Our Lady of 121st Street. Performances will take place in the Studio Theatre beginning on Wed., Dec. 3, at 3:30 pm and continue through Dec. 7, on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 8 pm and on Sun. at 3 pm. Comment.

Gambling at Devoe a problem

Some Bronxites who live or work near Devoe Park say the playground has become a magnet for illegal activity – cards, betting, booze and more. Comment.

Blaze consumes 7 Morrisania businesses

The Morrisania area of the Bronx is looking to move forward after the devastating three-alarm fire that recently destroyed several businesses and killed over 100 animals. Comment.

Tomlinson Ave. refuses CB 11 change

Residents of Tomlinson Avenue continue their fight to maintain the current traffic flow by reaching out to their elected officials. Comment.

Horror House blues

Residents of one Morris Park block continue to be tormented by the constant stream of occupants and unsafe and sanitary conditions of a neighboring home. Comment.

94-year old alumn returns to P.S. 83

P.S. 83 had a rare and wonderful opportunity, as a distinguished alumni came back to visit the institution responsible for her education. Comment.

Owen-Dolen reconstruction slated

A meeting held to bounce around ideas about what the new Owen Dolen Park and Recreation Center will look like and do for the community was held with Councilman Jimmy Vacca, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Westchester Square Merchants and Professionals Association, and WSZIO all having input. Comment.

Abusive summonses dismissed

A local Bronx veteran turned to Senator Jeff Klein for assistance in his unjust and frustrating dilemma. Comment.

Bash to mark Bronx Paradise borough premier

Wayne Gurman’s wife wants to leave Throgg’s Neck. The neighborhood is violent. It’s hectic. Gurman’s friends – hit men, deadbeats and drug dealers – are dragging him down. Comment.

Blessed Mother statue finds new home

Our Lady of Grace church in Wakefield is now home to one of the a landmark statue of the Blessed Mother holding her Child that once graced the grounds of the former Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Comment.

4-way sign OK’d

According to Councilman Jimmy Vacca, a busy street corner in Spencer Estate where three major accidents have occurred in the past four months will finally get a four-way stop sign. Comment.

Benedetto asks state to investigate Ciampa sale

Community Board 10 and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto are calling on the office that regulates group homes to reconsider the investment one service provider is planning to make in the Waterbury Estates development. Comment.

Triborough named in RFK’s honor

Hundreds of borough residents joined a Who’s Who of New York political figures and members of the Kennedy family last week for a ceremony at which the Triborough Bridge was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

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Rock On The Bronx

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Locust Point Civic Association

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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

The Northeast Bronx Community Alliance is gaining more and more momentum.  We have received many calls from neighboring civic associations sharing our goals.  With thousands of strong voices objecting to the destruction of our communities, together we can bring to a screeching halt any further over development of our neighborhoods. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

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Throggs Neck Merchants Associates

Happy Thanksgiving from the Throggs Neck Merchant Association.  We hope you, your family and friends all find what you need in our stores to have a fantastic holiday.  For those of who don’t want to cook, please visit one our local restaurants to make your Thanksgiving meal a perfect one.  For a full list of rRstaurant Merchant Members, please check out our website at www.ThroggsNeck.org    Comment.
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Ferry Point Community Advocates

Thank you Councilman James Vacca, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, and Senator Jeff Klein for attending the rally at 3030 Middletown Road on October 18. Comment.

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