Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

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Bronx natives lead Stepinac over Rams

Archbishop Stepinac hockey coach Pat Scanlon says everyone on his team has a specific role. That’s what happens with a roster of just 12 skaters. Read more…
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Girls hoops round-up

O’Neil Glenn wasn’t having the best holiday season. His John F. Kennedy girls’ basketball team had lost two of its final three league games before the break. One of those losses, against Manhattan Center, occurred despite China Crosby, the Lady Rams’ star point guard, fouling out with three minutes left. Read more…
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At age 31, runner captures cross country

Local resident and Bronx Community College student won first place in 2008 CUNY Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship (CUNYAC), on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Three Kings Day celebration at St. Lucy’s

Mexican immigrants gathered together to celebrate their native culture as well as the Roman Catholic feast of the three kings or wise men, known the Feast of the Epiphany, in the auditorium of St. Lucy School on Sunday, January 4. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca, Anthony’s Flower Farm brighten the New Year

As a sign of genuine caring, Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Anthony Mancini of Anthony’s Flower Farm at 3240 E. Tremont Avenue paid a visit to the Jeanne Jugan Residence to brighten the day of area seniors. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Westchester Square leaders declare war on graffiti

Graffiti has become an increasingly prevalent problem throughout the Bronx, but the Westchester Square community will no longer tolerate its destruction anymore. Read more…
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Learning Tree hosts book fair

The Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School found an innovative way to hold their 2nd annual book fair. The TLT book fair was held on Friday, November 28, at the Barnes and Noble, located at 290 Baychester Avenue in Bay Plaza Shopping Center. Throughout the day, if a customer mentioned the school while checking out, a percentage of their purchase would be donated to the school. Read more…
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Revolutionary Verizon store opens in the HUB

The new Verizon Wireless Store, located 416 Westchester Avenue, kicked off the holiday season by inviting the community to see what they are all about. Read more…
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Phipps youth green Morrisania

Parks Foresters and youth from Phipps West Farm Teen Program gathered on Wednesday, December 16 in Morrisania to plant trees along the public streets. Read more…
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Sudden Unexpected Infant Death numbers climb

The North Bronx Healthcare Network and the Bronx Regional Perinatal Forum hosted a conference in December at Jacobi Medical Center to address the growing concerns surrounding Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. Read more…
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Flames engulf church

A freak fire tore through Norwood’s Lutheran Church of the Epiphany on Saturday, January 3, destroying the St. Stephen’s Meals soup kitchen and displacing community groups. The accidental basement blaze burst from a couch at 9:15 a.m. Read more…
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Van Nest blaze engulfs 2 homes

Van Nest suffered a tragedy this past weekend, as a devastating fire consumed two homes and injured civilians and a firefighter. Read more…
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CB 11 requests automated toilets

Community Board 11 passed a motion on Thursday, December 18 to recommend the 180th Street station a good location for an Automated Public Toilet at the request of the Department of Transportation. Read more…
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Independence Party forms

The Independence Party has overtaken the Conservative Party in garnering the 3rd highest number of votes – after Democrats and Republicans – of any party during recent New York State-wide elections, and now for the first time, the party has a fully constituted county committee in the Bronx. Read more…
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Con Ed promises Klein they’ll be good neighbors

After a Coffee with the Senator event at one Morris Park residence, 25 area residents expressed their concerns over long-standing issues at the Con Edison service center off Bronxdale Avenue. Senator Jeff Klein was able to help solve the issues plaguing the residents. Read more…
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45th Pct. Explorers take first in competition

The future of the borough is looking bright as Bronx youth from the 45th Precinct Explorers won a citywide competition. Read more…
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WCS forges Bronx-Argentina penguin connection

Stroll north through the Bronx Zoo and you’ll spy the Russell B. Aitken seabird colony, where cormorants flap and penguins dive for sardines. Read more…
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Golden Krust steps forward for breast cancer

All January, Golden Krust will wrap its chicken patties in pink paper, with a percentage of proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Why? Read more…
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SUNY Maritime to offer summer programs

Everybody in the pool! Read more…
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Simone seals West. Square Verizon deal

The real estate developer responsible for Pelham Bay’s upscale Hutchinson Metro Center closed on a prime piece of Westchester Square property on Thursday, December 18. Read more…
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NYS To look at home $$

The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities has agreed to examine the purchase price a group home’s sponsor has offered for a 2-family house in Waterbury Estates, the former Smithsonian property. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto requested a second real estate appraisal based on the fact that the current price, $825,000, is wholly inflated and unrealistically high in the current real estate market. Read more…
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City Island blaze destroys 2-story building

Fire tore through a small apartment building on City Island in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 6, illustrating the need for Mayor Bloomberg to reconsider plans to close Ladder Company 53 at night, residents and elected officials said. Read more…

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