April 25, 2009: 2009, Issue 17
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

BOYS All-Bronx hoops honors

No teams that call the borough home brought a championship back to the Boogie Down, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a memorable boys’ basketball season in the Bronx. Comment.

GIRLS All-Bronx hoops honors

Though it seems like some of the Bronx’ best talent goes to play elsewhere – the borough still enjoyed a successful season. Comment.

Pitching, timely defense leads Regis over Spellman

The Regis baseball team’s batting order isn’t filled with big boppers who are going to put crooked numbers up on the scoreboard. Comment.

AFC Rapid Soccer final spring highlights, and trophy day

The final installment of AFC Rapid Soccer highlights are as follows. Comment.

Lehman’s back with a bang

There was a rough start to the season for the Lehman baseball team. It was the first time in five seasons the Lions had entered the prestigious Monroe Holiday Tournament. And several of them had set a preseason goal to win the tournament. Comment.
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Morris Park Alliance rebuilds business effort

The Morris Park Alliance (Merchants Association of Morris Park) will be is strengthening the Morris Park business corridor. Comment.
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Sugar Lounge applies for liquor license

A new bar will be making its home in Morris Park. Sugar Lounge recently filed an application to open at 1890 Eastchester Road. Comment.
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$115 ticket for wiping glasses

A Morris Park senior who stopped his car for less than a minute to clean his glasses was slapped with a $115 double parking fine. John Zullo was on his way to visit his wife in the hospital. Comment.
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New York Community Bank CEO rings NYSE closing bell

Joseph R. Ficalora, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank, rang The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 14 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the NYCB Family of Banks, which began with the establishment of Queens County Savings Bank in 1859. Comment.
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Klein warns of schemes

Senator Jeff Klein warned New Yorkers to be on high alert for financial schemes during these challenging fiscal times. Joined by a Bronx couple who almost fell prey to a Canadian lottery scam, the Capizuttos, Klein exposed the fraud which is currently being investigated by Canadian Authorities. Comment.
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Diaz, Jr. visits Spencer Estate; wins BP position

On Tuesday, April 21, Soundview Democrat Ruben Diaz Jr., 36, became the Bronx’s 13th borough president. Days before the election, Diaz visited the Spencer Estate Civic Association. The seven-term Assemblyman delivered a short speech and took questions. A handful of personal details emerged. Comment.
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Tiki Barber kicks off WCS race

Former NFL football running back, author, entrepreneur, and correspondent Tiki Barber has taken on a new gig for the Wildlie Conservation Society Sports Center.” His one-time exclusive interview with top race contenders is live on www.bronxzoo.com and it is fast becoming a viral video to highlight the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Run for the Wild, scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The run is part of the on-going Earth Month Party for the Planet celebration at the Bronx Zoo. Comment.
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Metro-North Yankee Station opens May 23

The Metro-North Railroad has constructed a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘take me out to the ballgame,’ with the addition of a new Yankee-E. 153rd Street Station. Comment.
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The sun shines on TNLL parade; Iraq vet honored

The kids cavorted. The bagpipes droned. The parents beamed. What a happy event, the 57th annual Throgs Neck Little League parade! On Saturday, April 18, nearly 30 teams marched down E. Tremont Avenue to Throgs Neck Boulevard. An opening day ceremony honored league volunteer Joseph Tucci, who passed away last year. League graduate and Iraq War veteran Kevin Major tossed out the first pitch. Comment.
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Official NY Yankees caterer, a neighborhood icon, turns 25

An official caterer for the N.Y. Yankees and one of the Bronx’s hidden treasures continues to service their fine dining and Italian cuisine. Comment.
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Brooklynite falls for Locust Point; new president

Will Cuevas and his wife drove from busybody Brooklyn to languorous Locust Point. They toured a house on Giegerich Street and strolled around the neighborhood. Comment.
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Do You Remember?

St. Anselm’s Parish was established on Tinton Avenue in 1892 and staffed by Benedictine priests until 1976.  Archdiocesan priests then provided staffing until 1985 when the Augustinian Recollect Fathers accepted those pastoral duties.  One of the great needs of any parish is the education of their children and to that end ground was broken on February 10 of 1908 for an elementary school.  The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt were invited to become an integral part of the parish caring for the school and Mother Suso became the first principal.  Comment.
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Rock On The Bronx

The Wicked Wolf has bands every Thursday and DJs every Friday and Saturday. Paddy Dougherty’s has Bronx guitarist Timmy Curtin every other Thursday. Check with the bar on dates and times. New album by Bronx musician EQ Jones coming soon. The band Strange Brew is back in action. Check them out locally. Timeline, the cover band playing all your favs from the nineties and eighties, is starting their spring summer rotation of gigs. Be on the lookout for them. Timeline features Phil, Maggie, Tony D., Johnny and Anthony. Comment.
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Northeast Bronx Association Inc.

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Throggs Neck Homeowners Association

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Ferry Point Civic Association

The Whitestone Bridge was shut down after a Metropolitan Transportation Authority truck crashed into a sign on the Queens side causing it to fall. The truck had a crane attached to its back which struck the sign and metal support system. According to the MTA, two contractors inside the vehicle, who were hired to paint the bridge towers, suffered minor injuries. Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

Around The Post Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Westchester Square Zerega Improvement Org.

Thoughts on an Easter Sunday. In the Judeo-Christian sacred tradition, this past week is celebrated as a time of joy and renewal. To Jews it is a time of remembering how they were freed from bondage by divine intervention and given the books of the law and the 10 Commandments. To Christians, it is a time of wonder and joy at the resurrection of Christ who rose from his tomb to live again. Comment.
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Locust Point Civic Association

We just got back from breakfast with the Easter Bunny and even though the rain stopped us from having an official Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny hopped through the rain and delivered hundreds of candy-filled eggs to the children of Locust Point. Our breakfast is always one of our best-attended events and I would like to thank Cookie Allard for getting up early and putting the whole thing together. The hardest part about running a civic center event is getting people to join in and help, but the one thing I can always count on is Cookie, thank you. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Our next membership meeting will be on April 23 at 7:30 p.m.  We will meet at P.S. 14 in the cafeteria.  Please remind your friends and neighbors of the change in our meeting date. Comment.
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

We are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Our united voices are being heard. Pelham Bay Taxpayers & Civic Association, together with the combined efforts of NEBCA (six united civic associations), our elected officials, Community Board 10, newspaper and TV coverage, our communities are making headway. Comment.
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Dallas BBQ opens on W. Fordham Road

Get ready for mouth-watering baby-back ribs, Carolina pulled-pork, and chicken smothered with barbeque sauce. Dallas BBQ’s has opened its first Bronx location at West Fordham Road and the Major Deegan Expressway. It promises a great family dinning experience at a first-class, full-service restaurant. Comment.

Fans and opponents attend opening of Yankee Stadium

North of E. 161st Street, the stadium gleamed. The fans screamed. A band played rock and roll. South of E. 161st Street, on a temporary turf field, a group of Bronx residents and “green” activists refused to sing along. Comment.

Highbridge celebrates Week of the Young Child at P.S. 170

Efigenia Ubaldo doesn’t like the word “daycare.” She prefers “early childhood education.” Ubaldo runs a Highbridge Advisory Council preschool on Townsend Avenue. Comment.

Cardiac arrest victims get a fighting chance at St. Barnabas Hospital

A 60-year-old man, jogging with a friend, suddenly feels pain and collapses from cardiac arrest. His friend calls 911 on his cell phone and administers CPR. An ambulance soon arrives and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is achieved after defibrillation. The patient arrives in the hospital’s emergency department in a coma. Comment.

Tribecca Film Institute brings filmmaking home

Lights, camera, action! The children of Bronx Preparatory Charter School have experienced the art of filmmaking through the help of the Tribeca Film Institute. Comment.

South Bronx hotel

South Bronx, say hello to business travelers and tourists. Say hello to continental breakfast. Say hello to a legitimate hotel for the first time in 40 years. In February, Jiten Hotel Management bought an abandoned gas station for $4,500,000. The Massachusetts firm plans to build a six-story Fairfield Inn by Marriott on 3rd Avenue between E. 135th and E. 136th streets. Comment.

New Era teams up with kids

New Era Cap Company, in an exclusive partnership with four Bronx teenagers, created hats and t-shirts that are now available in stores. The teens worked with the non-profit Sweet Equity Enterprises and New Era to come up with the original, colorful designs. Comment.

Kids Comic Con at Bronx Community College, Apr. 25th

Hundreds of people will converge on Bronx Community College (BCC) for the Third Annual Kids Comic Con in Colston Hall Lower Level, 2155 University Avenue at W. 181st Street, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Comment.

CMSV Players explore Grimms’ fairy tales

The student repertory company at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, known as the CMSV Players, will debut their rendition of the Broadway musical Into the Woods on Fri., Apr. 24 at 8 pm in Hayes Auditorium. Inspired by Bruno Bettleheim’s 1976 book, “The Uses of Enchantment,” the musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them further to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. Comment.

Vets take former MP synagogue

A new place for Vietnam veterans to gather opened amid fanfare on Saturday, April 18. Vietnam Veterans Council of America Post 807 opened at a former synagogue located at 1812 Paulding Avenue. The chapter has almost 100 members, and is relocating into the large space. Its officers are hoping for an increase in membership. Comment.

Bronx River herring come home to spawn

It’s been 400 years since an Alewife Herring left the Bronx and wriggled back, 400 years since Dutch colonists dammed the Bronx River. On Tuesday, April 7 volunteers from Rocking the Boat, a nautical non-profit, found several mature Alewife swimming in the river. Comment.

Quietly the city raises parking meter rates

Next time you park on Crosby Avenue, on Morris Park Avenue, on Westchester Square, read your meter. The city has quietly increased the price of curbside parking 50 percent. At meters where a quarter used to buy 30 minutes, a quarter will now buy only 20 minutes. The change is part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to raise an additional $16.8 million. Comment.

Spencer Estate senior teaches the way of the sea

On September 11, 2001, June Haymon grabbed her uniform and hit the Long Island Sound. A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary past-captain – responsible for the Bronx and Manhattan – she covered for Coast Guard regulars busy at the Battery. Comment.

Figs, flowers and fresh air

Vincent Armerino knows how to compost. Armerino knows how to mulch, weed and trim. He knows how to water witch hazel, grow grapes and tend tulips. Comment.

St. Theresa School performs musical by Bronx playwright

A young Bronx playwright who has been working with St. Theresa School to create magical theater for the past three years is back. He is working with the kids on his own creation based on Disney movies. Comment.

Sanitation inspectors asked to back off

Councilman Jimmy Vacca is tired of the trashy treatment some merchants in his district are receiving from the sanitation department. He has called on the commissioner to stop the agents from prying into the business records of area shopkeepers. Comment.

Bronx band takes Abu Dhabi by storm

They roam around, around, around, around. Last month, the Bronx Wanderers, a doo-wop family band, roamed to Abu Dhabi. Vinny, Dino, Jimmy, Nicky and Vinny Jr. wowed the world’s top motorists and a throng of Middle Eastern sheiks. Comment.

LeRefuge B&B forced to close doors

A quaint bed and breakfast that was an important part of City Island for over 15 years shuttered its doors for good. The hotel’s management had issues with the NYC Department of Buildings because the B&B’s new location was only zoned for residential purposes. Comment.

Teen tags J. Jugan’s stone wall

On Thursday, April 16, 45th Precinct police caught 17-year old Christopher Tutelian after he allegedly tagged a wall. The wall surrounds the Jeanne Jugan Residence, a home for seniors run by the Little Sisters of the Poor. A phone call alerted the precinct; plainclothes officers arrested Tutelian at Kearney and Harding avenues. Tutelian lives at 188 Meagher Avenue. Comment.

$2.8 million for children’s museum

Former borough president Adolfo Carrion Jr.’s most controversial project made headlines last week; the new Yankee Stadium debuted. Carrion’s least controversial project got a boost last week; the Bronx Children’s Museum received $2.8 million in capital funds and could open soon. Comment.

Schley project on hold

Community Board 10 voted overwhelmingly to disapprove plans to divide three tax lots into five. A developer wants to build four one-family homes on a waterfront parcel in Throggs Neck.. Comment.

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