February 2, 2009: 2009, Issue 6
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Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

Slow start dooms St. Ray’s final SNY loss

By Five Boro Sports Comment.

Zodiacs run into medals, ribbons

Wow, the Zodiacs Track Team racked up 17 medals and one ribbon at the USATF Long Island Track Meet on Sunday, January 18. While part of the team was winning ribbons and medals, the others were racking up points at the Colgate Woman’s Games to qualify for the semi-finals. Congratulations to Cynyah Lawrence, Taylor Anderson, Dominique Jackson, Kadreya Simeon, Taylor Velez, Desiree Gordon, Simone Grant and Francine Pinnock for winning the points to qualify for the semi-finals. Comment.

Kennedy sneaks by Briarcliff; 11 in a row

The John F. Kennedy girls’ basketball team had won 10 straight games coming in and it already seemed like the Knights were finding new ways to win games. But Saturday might have taken the cake. Comment.
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American Civic Institute starts new project

In an attempt to promote both education and civics, a newly formed non-profit group called the American Civic Institute is beginning an innovative new program tutoring children in elementary schools so they remain competitive in both English Language Arts and Reading. Comment.
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Nuns mum on Sacred Heart building’s future

They call themselves the Apostles of the Sacred Heart. But last June, the nuns on Zerega Avenue broke Anthony Ventola’s heart. Comment.
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Pelham Pkwy landlord refuses repairs

In a building that has been described by Pelham Parkway leaders as the worst in the neighborhood, the Department of Housing and Preservation and Development is working in conjunction with local groups to make the building livable. Comment.
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Sophomore leads by example

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Verizon’s fleet goes green

Verizon is rolling out an additional 19 hybrid sedans to help conserve fuel and significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the Bronx. A total of 50 hybrid sedans are being added to the company’s New York fleet. Comment.
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Oil barge collides with Execution Rocks

A barge carrying more than 5 million gallons of home heating oil struck an unknown object and began taking on water near City Island on Thursday, January 22. Comment.
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Klein helps Locust Point reopen beach

Locust Point Beach, after being closed down by the Department of Health for some time, is expected to reopen this summer and may even sport some long-sought improvements. Comment.
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Samuel Young Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Community Board 10

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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

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Korony Post Legion Post 253

Around The Post Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Are you tired of the winter doldrums?  If so, I invite you to envision spring.  After all, it will be here in the blink of an eye and we want you to be ready.  Soon the days will be longer and we will yearn to feel the warmth of the sun on our skin as we tend to the chores outdoors.  How great it will be to relax in our yards taking in the beauty of nature-- colorful flowers, budding trees, chirping birds and magnificent butterflies.   Comment.

Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) presents Neighborhood Action Plan

Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) presents its Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan that addresses quality of life issues that affect the total fabric of our community such as housing, education, health, employment and crime. The NAC invites all residents, organizations, churches, all stakeholders and institutions to a NAC community building meeting on January 29. Comment.

Castle Hill kids whoop it up for Obama

On Tuesday, January 20, Barack Obama asked the people of the United States to “set aside childish things.” For the children of Castle Hill, his words held special meaning. Comment.

Eye doctor off to the Super Bowl

Fifteen years ago, Sharon Williams took a chance. The newly minted optometrist opened an eye clinic in East Tremont, her old neighborhood. Williams put her life savings on the line. Comment.

Miss Puerto Rico pageant opens search

Pageant board members of the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. announces the search continues for Ms. Puerto Rico within the age range of 19 to 25 to salsa down the Grand Concourse and honor the Bronx’ rich heritage. The pageant is to be held in various segments between February and May. Comment.

Bronx Theater, CIMS, Truman to participate in The Challenge

All-star students from Bronx Theater High School and Collegiate Institute for Math and Science are competing in the first round of the 12th season of The Challenge, Cablevision’s educational quiz show where the best and brightest from all across the tri-state area test their abilities against one another. Comment.

Bronx Cultural Trolley to ride the S. Bronx cultural corridor

The Bronx Culture Trolley rolls again on Wednesday, February 4, along the South Bronx Cultural Corridor, offering six art exhibitions at five Bronx galleries, a trip to the Alexander Avenue Art & Antiques District, Latin jazz at Sweetwaters, and karaoke at the Bruckner Bar & Grill. The Bronx Culture Trolley is a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA). Admission is free and all are welcome to hop on board and enjoy the activities. Comment.

Bronx comedian hosts Sports Salsa

A Bronx comedian who made a name for himself on Spanish-language radio as the Borikua Kid is back in broadcasting with a new Latino sports show on Bronxnet public access television. Comment.

Students protest Gaza Strip siege, Middle East violence

by Patrick rocchio Comment.

Patients protest closure of Sickle Cell clinic

When he was three years old, Bruce Blount of Throggs Neck was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. When he was 18, Blount joined Montefiore Medical Center’s innovative Sickle Cell clinic. Comment.

Tips for healthy eyes

In preparation for the New Year and in honor of January, which is designated National Eye Care Month, the Jewish Guild for the Blind and Metro Optics provide advice and recommendations for healthy eyes. Comment.

Platinum Protection to refund distressed senior

When a local area senior came forward and said she was the victim of an overly aggressive sales pitch by a particular home security company, it seemed like a popular theme. Comment.

Hess plans stalled at E. Tremont site

When a long-time Shell station closed at the end of 2007, it seemed as if the site would soon house another gas station, as workers began converting the property into Hess’ eighth Bronx location. Comment.

Barrier-free play space in the works for P.S. 72

A new, uniquely designed schoolyard is in the works for the students of P.S. 72. Comment.

P.S. 14 gets sneak preview of playground

Parents of students at P.S. 14 and neighbors who live near the school got a sneak peak at plans for a new playground during a question and answer session held to gather further input for the Parks department and DOE. The meeting was held at the school on Monday, January 26. Comment.

Vacca secures over $1 million for school technology

Councilman Jimmy Vacca provided over $ 1 million in funding to help improve ten schools in his district. Comment.

Frankie brings Italian hot dogs to Belmont

Ronny Barca grew up on Arthur Avenue. His father and uncle own an Italian restaurant. Comment.

Monroe College welcomes new dean

Monroe College welcomes a new Dean to the School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts that will continue the school’s rich tradition while bringing in some new and exciting ideas. Comment.

Major, Crimestoppers offer murder reward

In a move that surprised the police department, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Crimestoppers are offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) in the murder of Pelham Bay resident John Kelly in 2006. Comment.

Pelham Bay’s future is dense

High rise projects slated for the Pelham Bay area have residents crying foul, with many calling for a further downzoning of the area to prevent these large-scale developments from being built in the future. Comment.

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