November 25, 2009: 2009, Issue 48
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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

AFC Week X play

As we approach the holiday season Cuntron Field gets louder even with a rain delay on Saturday. The highlights for Sunday are follows. Comment.

Joyner set to atone for mistake, lead S. Bronx

There’s a saying at South Bronx about star point guard Dashawn Joyner when he does something odd. Comment.

Kennedy hopes to gain experience, toughness

For O’Neil Glenn, John F. Kennedy girls basketball is more of a mindset, a lifestyle choice. The former football star at the University of Maryland and NFL player with the New England Patriots coaches the Knights as if they were playing on the gridiron. It’s all about physicality and defense. Comment.

Zodiacs compete in 2 track meets

Zodiacs competed in two track meets last weekend, the New York Road Runners, Young Runners 1.5 mile Race and Halls Express Cross Country Relays Race, Comment.

Fieldston eyes second Ivy League championship

Jacqueline Schoninger has done nothing but win during her first three seasons at Fieldston. The Eagles made trips to Glens Falls as the NYSAIS Class B representative when she was a freshman and sophomore and won its first ever Ivy League title last season. The Brown-bound point guard isn’t ready to finish her career without some more hardware to show for it. Comment.

Garcia kicks S. Bronx to Cup crown

The first field goal in South Bronx history was a memorable one. Comment.

Ashton Pankey verbally commits to Maryland

Ashton Pankey enjoyed his visit to Houston. He liked everything Hofstra, Drexel and Rice had to offer. But when it came time to make a decision, to pick a place where he could spend the next four years of his life, the choice wasn’t necessarily tough. Comment.

All Hallows looks for respect

The last time All Hallows played a competitive game, the Gaels pushed eventual CHSAA Class AA intersectional champion Rice to the brink before eventually succumbing in the semifinals last year at Carnesecca Arena. Comment.

Letters To The Editor

Health care reform provides for a penalty. Comment.
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ACCESS offers computers for as low as $200

A new ACCESS showcase, offering refurbished computers as low as $200, opens this Monday in Port Morris, just in time for the holiday season. The new store at 804 E. 138th Street, will be the second ACCESS store in the Bronx. Comment.
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Calvary launches e-mail newsletter

Calvary Hospital recently launched the inaugural issue of its first e-newsletter, Calvary Life. This communication tool is designed to keep people updated on the latest hospital news and community partnerships. Although donations are always encouraged, Calvary Life is not only limited to donors. To download the inaugural issue, go to Comment.
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Bronx Schools

St. Barnabas HS library renovated Comment.
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Calvary fundraiser held at Sonora

Sonora Restaurant hosted a fundraiser for Calvary Hospital with all of the proceeds going to Calvary Patient Care Programs. According to owner Ralph Russo, he ran the fundraiser because Calvary helps so many in the community. The event was held at 2107 Williamsbridge Road on Monday, November 10. Comment.
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For Your Health

Going to the dentist can be traumatic for any child or adult. For some special needs children, it can be even more so. It’s important to select a dentist that is prepared to handle your child’s special needs and can make the experience as painless as possible for you and your child. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that the experience is both pleasant for your child and non-stressful for you. Comment.
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Do You Remember

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Northeast Bronx Association, Inc.

Next Meeting Comment.
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Samuel Young Post

Hello all! Comment.
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Community Board 10

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Ferry Point Community Advocates

To all a wonderful warm, happy, healthy Thanksgiving. Comment.
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

With so much doom and gloom bombarding us, it felt so great when all those hands went up “unanimously voting yes for a public hearing to discuss a possible directional change for St. Paul Avenue.” Comment.
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Rock On The Bronx

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NYBG Holiday Train Show opens

On Saturday, November 21, the New York Botanical Garden opened its annual Holiday Train Show, which includes dozens of replicas of skyscrapers, museums, mansions, brownstones, bridges, ballparks, and other famous structures from around New York. Artist Paul Busse handcrafted all of the structures around the tracks from leaves, twigs, bark, berries, pods, pinecones, and other plant materials. Comment.
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Bronx Beat

Guitarist and teacher Joshua McGuire will perform at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 2500 Westchester Avenue, on Sat., Dec. 5, at 3 pm. McGuire’s presentation, Treasures of the Americas, will feature selections by Leo Brouwer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Alberto Ginestra. This is McGuire’s only New York City-area performance. Comment.
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Bronx Scene

Bartow-Pell presents First Fridays! Comment.

Community Board 12


Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.

Parks cuts ribbon on Concrete Plant Park

The Department of Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon for yet another waterfront park in the Bronx, one of many o the drawing board to bring green open space along the Bronx River. Comment.

Things heat up at the Lawrence Keane

The American Legion Lawrence F. Keane Post 1498 will be warm this winter thanks to the cooperation and generosity of local organizations and individuals, and a new $7,000 oil heat system. Comment.

Downey Side promotes Adoption Awareness Month

With more than 130,000 children in the United States between the ages of seven and 17 living in foster care, Downey Side Families for Youth, a New York City-based adoption agency, reached out this month to educate Bronx residents on the benefits of adoption. Comment.

Country Club trainer opens gym for special populations

A Country Club trainer who used to be a professional ballet dancer is starting his own gym dedicated to helping people recovering from accidents and medical conditions like cancer. Comment.

Lehman Center to celebrate 30th anniversary

Lehman Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary of bringing top-notch live performances to the Bronx, including many acts that cannot be seen anywhere else. Comment.

Veterans museum adds new display case

A museum that celebrates the contributions of veterans from the Bronx, currently located at John Dormi and Sons Funeral Home, has added. Now its curator is celebrating new donations and a new display case, thanks to Veterans and Friends, a Morris Park group.. Comment.

Green technology on display

The latest green technologies in cars and trucks were on display at the Lehman College. Comment.

NYSERDA honors Einstein’s efficiency

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has acknowledged Albert Einstein College of Medicine for an efficient design that will significantly reduce the amount of energy used in its newest building. Comment.

Air Force general has fond memories of borough

An Air Force general who grew up in the borough and is a graduate of Manhattan College’s R.O.T.C. program urges the borough’s young people to consider military service. Comment.

Trainer donates wages to fight breast cancer

A trainer at New York Sports Club in Morris Park is donating his wages to fight cancer. On Friday, November 6, Demarco Rivera handed $250 to a cancer survivor who plans on giving the money to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Manhattan. Comment.

CB10 controls growth

At its general monthly meeting on Thursday, November 19, CB10 voted overwhelmingly to include parts of Pelham Bay, Zerega and Waterbury-LaSalle in Lower Growth Density Management amendments that would close loopholes that currently allow developers to build less parking. The amendments, put forward by Councilman Jimmy Vacca and others, apply to R6 and R7-1 zones that possess a mix of one and two-family homes and apartment buildings. Comment.

Homeless siting court date

The ongoing protest against a St. Peter’s Avenue homeless shelter that opened in August with little prior notification to the community is headed to court on Monday, December 7. Comment.

Bus stop in front of home leads to a barrage of summonses

Rosanna Gennarelli didn’t ask the city to put a bus stop in front of her E. Tremont Avenue house. Gennarelli hasn’t encouraged bus passengers to toss trash on her sidewalk and lawn. But apparently the city doesn’t really care. Comment.

CB7 chair to join Councilman Cabrera

Sedgwick Avenue resident Greg Faulkner has proven to be an outspoken leader as chair of Community Board 7, weighing in on employment at the Croton Water Filtration Plant, neighborhood crime and the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory since 2004. Comment.

Bronx outraged at gun violence

“We aren’t the problem,” 18-year old Christopher Hill told Bronx leaders and parents at the Bronx County Court Building on Monday, November 23. “We’re the solution.” Comment.

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