Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

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For Morrisania girls it’s all about the team

Ashley Cox was completely dominating the game in the fourth quarter. She had just put her Morrisania Educational Campus girls’ basketball team ahead against Morris with a pretty three-point play. On the next possession, Cox drove the lane and found herself open again. Read more…
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Wings take AA top spot

Dashaun Wiggins saw the ball come out of James Blue’s fingertips and immediately thought rebound. Blue, Wiggins said, has a tendency to shoot long, and he twisted his right wrist, another sign the junior said, that it would come off the back rim. Read more…
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JFK motivated to easy win

John F. Kennedy wasn’t going to let another game get away. After close losses this week to All Hallows and Wings Academy, the Knights came out of the gate firing, sprinting to a 24-point halftime lead and coasted to an 68-52 victory over Manhattan AA power Wadleigh on Thursday night, improving to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in PSAL Bronx AA. Read more…
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POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Read more…
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Mt. St. Ursula holds blood drive

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula helped save lives by hosting their 2nd Annual Blood Drive last month for students, faculty, and staff. Read more…
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Pastry in Pt. Morris goes ‘puff’

Port Morris is for furniture movers. Port Morris is for oil tanks. Port Morris is for the Bx33 bus. Read more…
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Virtual rehabilitation introduced at Beth Abraham rehab

Beth Abraham has renovated their short-term rehabilitation unit and is introducing innovative technology to increase patient recovery. Read more…
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Lone hound, recently abandoned, needs warm home

Carol Kreidemaker collects strays. Puppies. Kittens. Rabbits. Roosters. She’s a master trapper and nurturer. Read more…
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Two schools rise on schedule

After residents vigorously fought against plans for a high school at the location of a former perfume factory on Bronxdale and Van Nest avenues, a new building that will house two different K-8 schools – one a charter school and the other a district public school – is rising at the location. Read more…
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Edgewater Pk. fights to keep Bx8 Sunday service

A petition that has garnered over 600 signatures in favor of keeping the Bx8 bus operating on Sundays in the wake of scheduled MTA cuts was presented to Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Councilman Jimmy Vacca on Saturday, December 20. Read more…
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CB 7 promotes Lehman for job training

On December 1, Mayor Bloomberg announced the expansion of free job placement services through New York City’s Workforce1 Career Centers. These centers are located throughout the five boroughs to help New York City residents find and prepare for employment. Read more…
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Bronx youth host food drive for POTS

The students of P 186 are making a difference in the community by organizing a food drive to help aid the hungry throughout the Bronx. Read more…
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Crown Acquisitions buys Westchester Ave. stores

One of the most active investors nationwide in the development of retail real estate property, and a presence in the Bronx and outer boroughs for three generations, Crown Acquisitions has purchased more retail space along Westchester Avenue. Read more…
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Archbishop Stepinac inducts 19 into St. Thomas More Chapter of NHS

Archbishop Stepinac High School recently inducted 19 of its students into the St. Thomas More Chapter of the National Honor Society at a special candlelight ceremony. Read more…
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NY Fraternal Order of Police brings toys to Easter Seals

In what has become an annual tradition at Easter Seals New York Bronx Child Development Center, the New York State Fraternal Order of Police gave out holiday gifts to disabled and special needs kids, ages two to five. Read more…
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‘First Lady’ of Arthur Ave. leaves a legacy

The Bronx gathered on Wednesday, December 17, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 627 E. 187th Street, to mourn the passing of the ‘first lady’ of Arthur Avenue, Mama Rose Bochino Migliucci. Read more…
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Crotona Park tenants continue struggle with new landlord

Back in November, 808 E. 175th Street’s crusading grandma appeared to have won. OCG VII LLC, one of the city’s worst landlords, appeared to have lost. Now Gladys Archer isn’t so sure. Read more…
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LeAp brings excitement to P.S. 48 kids

The students of P.S. 48, located at 1290 Spofford Ave, receive a treat twice a week when the Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program comes to visit. Read more…
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NYC Department of Transportation unveils remodeled Gehrig Plaza

Congressman Jose Serrano, Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr., and NYC Department of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan met at the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation offices on E. 161st Street on Monday, December 22 to celebrate the opening of the remodeled Lou Gehrig Plaza. Read more…
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Activists condemn jail plan

A south Bronx coalition of social justice groups gathered outside City Hall in Manhattan Wednesday, December 17 to protest plans for a new jail in Hunts Point. Read more…
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Woodlawn wails at MTA Bx34 bus plan

Scrambling to close a $1.2 billion deficit, the city’s public transportation authority moved December 17 to boost fares and cut service. Among those routes scheduled for 2009 elimination: the Bx34 bus, which runs from Woodlawn to Fordham Road. Read more…
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Unsold Locust Point eyesore targeted by vandals

Teenagers smash a window and kick down a door. A Locust Point resident calls 311. The city levies a fine. Workers arrive at 3177 Glennon Place to make minor repairs. The teenagers break in again. Read more…
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CB 10 supports downzone effort

In a unanimous vote, Community Board 10 voted in favor of Councilman Jimmy Vacca’s proposal to re-consider the zoning of certain streets in Pelham Bay that are currently zoned R-6 and R-7 for high density development, in hopes of bringing about less dense housing. Read more…
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FDNY rescues woman in icy City Is. waters

With controversy swirling around the decision by the FDNY to close Ladder Company 53 on City Island at night, a dramatic early morning rescue may just illustrate why a full fire force on the island is necessary. Read more…
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Brancato cleared in 2005 killing

An actor from the Sopranos and A Bronx Tale was cleared of charges of second-degree murder in the death of Police Officer Daniel Enchautengui – who tried to stop a burglary in his neighbor’s basement apartment while off-duty and lost his life in December 2005. Read more…
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Mayor reverses senior center plans

Councilman Jimmy Vacca, chair of the Senior Center Subcommittee in the City Council’s Aging Committee, celebrated the withdrawal of Mayor Bloomberg’s Request For Proposals through the Department For the Aging to create 30 to 50 mega senior centers around the city, on Friday, December 19. Read more…
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Ferry Point Park golf course timetable unveiled

Throggs Neck neighbors finally got a look at the city’s $92 million plan for Ferry Point Park on Thursday, December 18. Read more…

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