Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Girls All-City hoops honors

So, this is it. The book closes on an incredible 2008-09 girls’ basketball season with the FiveBoroSports.com All-City honors. Read more…
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Boys All-City hoops honors

The city was down this year, but the season was exhilarating nonetheless. There was parity, selfless play, Cinderella runs and favorites getting pushed to the limit. As expected, Lincoln and Rice won titles, but it wasn’t easy. The Raiders were nearly upset in the CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinals by All Hallows and Lincoln had a tough time with Transit Tech and Boys & Girls. Read more…
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With another win, Clinton moves towards the top

As Jane Addams ace Jimmy Bermudez warmed up by throwing a few of his trademark blazing fastballs, Clinton coach Robert Miller walked over to several of his starters who were watching the lean right-hander intently. Read more…
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Addams’ baseball schedule toughens

Joseph Carpanzano talked to his Jane Addams baseball team for 20 minutes after the Jaguars’ disappointing 6-2 loss to Clinton at Crotona Park in the Bronx. Read more…
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Street sign recognizes candy store owner

Friends, family and officials gathered at the corner of Frisby Avenue and Benson Street to pay tribute to the owner of a candy store that was a gathering spot for children and adults in the Westchester Square community in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Read more…
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P.S. 108 implements student- inspired learning clusters

Nine separate enrichment-learning groups for children at P.S. 108 have kids choosing their own adventure as they participate in student directed learning experiences based around their own interests. Read more…
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Unmarked vehicles carry summons-toting agents

Traffic enforcement has adopted a new strategy for ticketing, using unmarked vehicles. These vehicles are often confused with those used by the NYPD, local residents claim. Read more…
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CB 11 to support traffic reverse

Community Board 11 has received a positive response from the Department of Transportation that appears to have sealed the fate of Tomlinson Avenue. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca opposes mayor’s water rate increase

The New York City Water Board is trying to push through another rate hike for homeowners and apartment building owners this coming year. Councilman Jimmy Vacca is again gearing up to fight the increase. Read more…
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TNCAP advises parents when child receives a NYPD C-summons

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. With the end of a school year rapidly approaching, everyone is looking to relax, and have a little fun. It is also a good time to be reminded of staying safe and drug free, and following the laws in effect throughout our community. Read more…
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LPCA to host Country Fair, May 2-3

The Locust Point Civic Association is once again bringing back a tradition whose history in the tight-knit community stretches back 40 years. Read more…
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Vandalism diminishes parkland’s beauty

Plans for renovation and security at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park continue with local organizations working together to prevent the ongoing vandalism diminishing the park’s beauty. Read more…
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17th Annual Antique Garden Furniture Show at NYBG

From Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, , The New York Botanical Garden will host its 17th annual Antique Garden Furniture Show and Sale. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden antique specialists will offer tours and lectures daily. As the country’s original and most important venue for authentic, quality garden antiques, the show is a must for leading collectors. The event kicks off with a Benefit Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale, Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more…
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Lindbergh baby abduction-tour organized

In a reversal of his usual role as host, Lehman College Professor William M. Hoffman will be the featured guest on an upcoming taping of his “Conversations” series. He will discuss his latest play “Cornbury: The Queen’s Governor” with show producer Jerold Barnard during the May 4 taping, beginning at 2 pm in Room C-14 of Carman Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Read more…
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Monroe selects best high school chef

The Monroe College School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts has awarded Kerry Pace of Staten Island, the title of America’s Best High School Chef. For her winning dish, the 18-year-old senior cooked up a scrumptious plate of chicken rollatini, tarragon mushrooms, roasted potatoes, and sautéed green beans. Read more…
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St. Pius to host Excelsior Awards

St. Pius V High School for girls will be hosting its 17th annual Excelsior Awards ceremony honoring successful woman at the Split Rock Golf Club on Thursday, May 28. The awards presentation and cocktail reception raises money for the students to attend the school. The vast majority of whom need a subsidy to pay their tuition. Read more…
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Bike lanes approved for Upper Concourse

The city’s Department of Transportation is set to paint bicycle lanes on the Grand Concourse above E. 171st Street. According to DOT borough commissioner Constance Moran, the lanes will link the northwest Bronx to a citywide bike route and result in a safer street. Read more…
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Charter school for Co-op City

The proposed siting of a charter school at P.S. 160 has divided Co-op City parents and peeved at least one elected official. In March, the city’s Department of Education identified high-achieving P.S. 160 as a potential site for the Equality Charter School, a new junior high scheduled to open in the fall. According to DOE spokeswoman Melody Meyer, P.S. 160 is currently operating at half-capacity. Read more…
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Middle Schools Baseball League opens

Students of the Bronx were geared up and ready to play ball, commencing opening day for the NYC Middle Schools Baseball League. Read more…
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CB 6 votes to block group home

A year ago, Carolina Cabarello sold 2265 Bathgate Avenue, a vacant lot. Her 88-year old mother lives next door. Read more…
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Annual Dogswalk Against Cancer set for Riverside Park,May 3

Dogs of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes are invited to bring their owners and meet other dogs at the American Cancer Society’s 18th Annual Dogswalk Against Cancer on Sunday, May 3, in Riverside Park at W. 108th Street. Take a stroll around Riverside Park with hundreds of dogs and their owners and enjoy the beauty of the city. Read more…
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BCA adds new director

The Bronx Counsel on the Arts will be undergoing a change as the current executive director steps aside into a new position while bringing in some new blood. Read more…
Arts

Bronx native, Ralph Scarpato, produces thought-provoking play

Can the sexes overcome their natural antagonisms, or will their failure ultimately result in apocalypse? Read more…
Arts

BCA roundtable symposium, May 6

The Bronx Council on the Arts presents Get It Together 2009, an Arts-in-Education round table symposium on Wednesday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. Read more…
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H’ Depot opens at Gateway

Gimme an H! Gimme an O-M-E! Gimme a D-E-P-O-T! On Thursday, April 23, Home Depot employees welcomed an enthusiastic crowd to the borough’s newest big-box store. Between now and September, Best Buy, BJ’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshall’s and Toys “R” Us will join Home Depot to form the Gateway Center, a million-square foot mall at the Bronx Terminal Market. Read more…
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Suspect flees after foiled kidnapping

A jilted lover’s attempt to punish his former girlfriend’s beau led to a kidnapping, wild car chase, and one shot being fired. The suspect eventually got away. Read more…
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City Planning launches portal

Want to know more about your neighborhood? Want to know more about your neighbors? Sure you do. Stop spying on Mr. and Mrs. Johnson next door and access the Department of City Planning’s new Community Data Portal. Read more…
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Yankee Tavern owner evaded tax: Bronx DA

The owner of Yankee Tavern, a popular bar and grill near Yankee Stadium, was arrested on various charges of tax evasion, while the corporate entity of which he is president and chief executive officer, was charged with evading corporate, sales and payroll taxes owed to the City of New York and the State of New York. Read more…
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Reaching new heights

With graffiti reaching new heights local politicians and community organizations are looking for ways to stop the ongoing vandalism trend. Read more…
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Heart Gallery NYC encourages foster care

A picture is worth a thousand words, but for the children of the Heart Gallery NYC program it may also be worth a thousand possibilities. Read more…
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MPCA, Sen. Klein host earthquake relief gala

The Morris Park Community Association and Senator Jeff Klein hosted a successful gala to benefit earthquake victims in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The benefit was held on Friday, April 24 and raised over $10,000 for the Italian Red Cross. Read more…
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Parking lot accident highlights safety concerns

An elderly woman mistook her gas pedal for the brake and sent her car careening into five cars in the Super Foodtown parking lot on Wednesday, April 22, at 3:15 p.m. Read more…
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Charred restaurant relocates

Peking House is back. Jackie Huang’s restaurant reopened on Thursday, April 9 at E. Tremont Avenue and Lyvere Street, a block east of Castle Hill Avenue. Less than a month ago, the original Peking House was destroyed in a three-alarm fire on Westchester Square. A flower shop, a coffee shop, a nail salon and a bar also burned. Miami Lounge was under construction. Read more…
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Government vehicles hog parking spots

With street parking in the Bronx always scarce, the Westchester Square business community is upset over the recent abuse of parking by government agencies. Read more…
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Diaz, Jr. defeats Ribustello for BP post

As was expected, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. easily coasted to victory over Republican district leader Anthony Ribustello in a special election held on Tuesday, April 21 for former borough president. Read more…
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Mid-Rise ready to build

A Coney Island developer is determined to build on the corner of Roberts and Parkview avenues. Pending Department of Buildings approval, ITG Development Group will demolish 1701 Parkview Avenue, a three-story brick house, and erect a six-story apartment building. Read more…

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