Monday, May 18, 2009

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Preston collects 16 hits to defeat Spellman

Danielle Sedia has been as consistent as they come in the leadoff spot. Since the start of the season, the Preston centerfielder has been a regular on the bases and has been swinging an excellent bat. Read more…
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Clinton’s soccer team exceeds expectations in ‘A’ Division

The players on the DeWitt Clinton girls’ soccer team were adamant about playing Tuesday. Sure, rain was falling down, soaking their old artificial turf. And yes, the temperature felt like early March rather than early May. To make matters worse, Truman, the Governors’ opponent, was late arriving, and when the Mustangs did get there, they had just nine players. Read more…
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Muffoletto’s bat lifts Spellman

Monica Muffoletto is admittedly nervous every time she steps into the batter’s box. So you can imagine the pressure the Cardinal Spellman junior centerfielder must have been feeling when she was at the plate with the winning run at second and one out in the bottom of the seventh. Read more…
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TN Thunder splits doubleheader

The Throgs Neck Thunder continued their spring season in the Westchester Baseball Association (WBA) with a split of a doubleheader against Ardsley on Saturday, May 2. TNT’s record now stands at 3-1. Read more…
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Clinton’s reserve team beats Gompers

There was a smile splashed across Blender Sanchez’s face as he nailed down the tarp. Usually reserves such as Sanchez are the first members of the Clinton baseball team in the clubhouse. Read more…
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P.S. 83 third graders kickoff Yankee tours

On Monday, May 4, at 9 a.m., Yankee Stadium officially opened the stadium tours for the 2009 season. Class 3-325 from P.S. 83, located on 1840 Bogart Avenue, were the first students to tour the new stadium. Read more…
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American Civics begins free tutoring

Children who want access to extra help outside of school often have to pay upwards of $60 per hour to certified teachers for tutoring. Sensing a need, American Civics Institute now provides tutoring for free in Morris Park. Read more…
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Landords walk away from wrecks

Where have all the landlords gone? Community Board 11 is taking a stand against property owners neglecting their responsibility and abandoning homes throughout the district. Read more…
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VMA recycles for diabetes cure

Two students of Villa Maria Academy are doing their part to help their peers, while greening the environment, through a recycling initiative. Read more…
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Target zeros-in on school’s library update

P.S. 76 is a top-notch school. Next year, it will boast a top-notch library. Target, the Minneapolis based retail giant, recently selected P.S. 76 for a library makeover. Read more…
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First Latina Bx postmaster has arrived

A Bronxite worked her way up the ranks, and is now taking on the challenging position of Postmaster of the Bronx. Read more…
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge celebrates 70th

Bridge managers and community leaders joined together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. The consensus was clear that the bridge has never been more useful to motorists. Read more…
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St. Ben’s new cafeteria is hot, hot, hot

What’s better than hot lunch every Thursday? Hot lunch every day! Read more…
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

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Bx. Zoo ready to show baby giraffe

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announces the public debut of a baby giraffe – who is proving to have a very active and playful personality. Read more…
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Bedford Park hair salon vandalized; owner scared

Sunnie Jang has lived in Bedford Park for years, cut hair for years, suffered abuse for years. Jang is fed up. Read more…
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Into the wild for Hyde Charter School

Students of Hyde Leadership Charter School will have a chance to work together and develop teamwork while they meet Mother Nature during the 8th Grade Wilderness Leadership Challenge. Read more…
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I-Hop opens in New Horizons Mall

Bronxites hungry for a good meal will have to look no further than the new I-Hop Restaurant at the New Horizons Shopping Mall. Read more…
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Buses bailed out

On Monday, May 11, the Metropolitan Transit Authority voted to raise NYC’s base subway fare from $2 to $2.25 and will spare bus routes slated for elimination, including the Bx4 and Bx34. Read more…
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Fresh faces to represent Fordham Rd.

Katherine Mateo is a 19-year old student from Morris Heights, Carlos Beato a 24-year old teacher from Mount Hope. Mateo plans to become a Supreme Court Justice, Beato the Chancellor of Education for NYC. Both Mateo and Beato are ambitious. But they share something more in common. Mateo and Beato – like so many Bronxites – love Fordham Road. Read more…
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Jacobi hosts perinatal forum for professionals

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and the American Cancer Society will promote cancer prevention by educating women about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms for women over 40. Read more…
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NYBG cuts ribbon for garden opening

The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the season opening of Family Vegetable Gardening, Hands-on Children’s Nutritional Programming, and Urban Farming through the Bronx Green-Up, to encourage a happier and healthier lifestyle for Bronx residents and youth. Read more…
Arts

Outdoors craft festival at Bruce Museum

Longtime Riverdale resident Bob Robinson is having a Read more…
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Wildcat Academy banks on BankNote

Twelve more years. John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy opened at the BankNote in 1997. The second-chance charter for high school dropouts recently inked a deal with BankNote developer Taconic Investment. JVL will remain at the Hunts Point landmark until 2022. Read more…
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Man reclaims home

A 64-year-old congenitally retarded adult who sold his house to a relative of his next-door neighbor for $10 is back home, thanks to his lawyer and guardian. Read more…
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TN Merchants score $20,000 grant

Self-funded, the Throggs Neck Merchants Association has preserved E. Tremont Avenue. Now the TNMA aims to fortify E. Tremont and make Throggs Neck a must-shop destination. Read more…
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Parking lot disturbs neighbors

The recent report that Nathan Plummer has abandoned his plans to convert the former Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center’s D’Urso Pavilion into an assisted living facility has precipitated a problem on Continental Avenue – an unkempt parking lot. Read more…
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New bagel shop has a hole lot of heart

Times are tough, but everyone loves a bagel. So reasoned Vito Elia of Vito’s Deli and now…Angela’s Bagels Plus. Read more…
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Star player named a Con Edison Yankee Kid

Con Edison is honoring the achievements of future athletes and role models, with the 2009 Yankee Kids Program. Read more…
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Zoo’s communication director retires

She experienced the Congo, the African Plains, and Madagascar, but didn’t have to leave the Bronx to do it. Read more…
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City Planning certifies CI development

On Monday, May 4, the city’s Department of City Planning certified a proposed City Island development that has generated debate for years. Read more…
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Celebration!

Want to tour an art gallery, participate in artists’ workshops, bring the kids for face painting, do all your shopping and listen to live music all in one place? Then pay a visit to Westchester Square. Read more…
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Look both ways

The battle for St. Theresa Avenue is hardly over. Last year, Pelham Bay residents, St. Theresa School parents and St. Theresa Church parishioners asked the city’s Department of Transportation for stop signs where St. Theresa meets Pilgrim Avenue, and were snubbed. Read more…
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Bx14, Bx8 bus lines avoid cuts

Cuts to NYC bus lines that would have left residents stranded will not come to pass under a deal worked out by the MTA and the governor. As a result, the drastic measures planned for the Bx14 and Bx8 buses will not occur. Read more…
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City Island calls on mayor: Save Ladder 53

Standing at the foot of the City Island Bridge amid heavy traffic streaming to more than 30 restaurants on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 10 – City Islanders called on the mayor to keep the island’s Ladder Company 53 open after June 30. Read more…

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