February 11, 2009: 2009, Issue 7
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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Fordham Prep beats rival Farrell for Millrose victory

Zach Keefer had to take the lead. Comment.

St. Ray’s delivers a stunning defeat on Rice

Harold McBride went 1-of-2 from the free throw line with two seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift St. Raymond’s to a stunning, 46-45 victory against Rice in a CHSAA Class AA New York Archdiocese game at Gauchos Gym in the Bronx Friday night. Comment.

JFK girls beat Ford in two OTs

The John F. Kennedy girls’ basketball team rarely makes it look easy. But over the last few weeks, there aren’t many teams in New York City getting it done quite like the Knights. Comment.

Hayes grad wins Super Bowl ring

Willie Colon starred in the Bronx as a Cardinal. On Super Sunday, he “pancaked” a Cardinal. Or two. Or three. Comment.
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Morris Park Community Association

We get what we deserve. We complain in the beauty parlor and the coffee shops but not to the people that can make a difference. If a crime is committed no matter how trivial make the call. Stolen tires, mirrors and bicycles are crimes, report them to 911. It makes a difference in the number of police sent to our precinct. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Merchants Association

Vice President TNMA Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

The sale of 3268 Westchester Avenue is no longer a rumor.  It is a reality. Called Councilman Jimmy Vacca and spoke to Bret Collazzi.  James Hanson from New Jersey bought the property east of CVS.  He applied for a permit to build a three story building facing Bruckner Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue.  The first floor will be for retail stores. The second and third floor will be for medical facilities. Comment.

Four homes burn on Jackson Ave.

A three-alarm fire gutted four Jackson Avenue townhouses on January 27, displacing at least three families. Comment.

Citizens Advice Bureau offers EITC Single Stop program

Are you a low-income senior or working age adult looking for a fast and reliable source for income tax preparation services? Want to avoid having to pay fees associated with the refund anticipation loans (RALs) being peddled by for-profit tax prep services in TV, radio, newspaper, and billboard ads? Then come to the Single Stop program of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for assistance. You can get help with your city, state, and federal tax returns, as well as with securing tax credits. Comment.

Glassmaker brings select display to Bronx students

In honor of the 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show, held by the East Side House Settlement, a select group of students from Bronx Haven High School and Mott Haven Village Predatory High School were given a unique opportunity. Comment.

Religion for the non-religious goes weekly

Joseph Ferdinand is a lot of things. Passionate. Talkative. Tolerant. But religious? Comment.

Kittay House celebrates in style at Inaugural Ball

In honor of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, the tenants of Kittay House celebrated in style by holding an Inaugural Ball, on Tuesday, January 20. Comment.

New school nears completion at former diner site

It’s official: children will learn to read where Bronxites once wolfed down eggs and bacon. Comment.

First grade readers, teen tutors, go one-on-one

Kelly Neault, a teacher at P.S. 179 in Mott Haven, was worried. Well into Elijah’s second year of first grade, he could barely read. Comment.

Yanks applaud Highbridge super teens

Mathew Vargas is shooting a film to combat homophobia. Trevor Brown is a junior counselor at the Woodycrest Center for Human Development. Comment.

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center expands into northeast Bronx

Beginning on February 2, Mosholu Montefiore Community Center will take over youth programming at two northeast Bronx public housing community centers. Comment.

Sheridan Ave. tenants blast cosmetic fixup

Carlton Hazel hears the hammers, smells the sawdust, sees the fresh paint. But he isn’t satisfied. Hazel deems the ongoing repairs at 1530 Sheridan Avenue merely “cosmetic.” Comment.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum plans events to celebrate Women’s Month

Celebrate Women’s History with Bartow-Pell Mansion as it continues its annual Winter Lecture Series that is highlighting strong female figures who left their mark on American History. Each lecture will be followed by light refreshments or tea and refreshments. The fee for each lecture is: $23/person, $60 for all three dates, and $45 members for all three dates. Lectures are free, charge is for refreshments. Call to register at (718) 885-1461. Comment.

PB Red Hat Divas celebrate 4 year anniversary

A group of special ladies from the Pelham Bay area celebrated four years of get-togethers in what could aptly be described as one of the more interesting gatherings in the area. Comment.

Benefactor funds St. Theresa’s computer lab

A glowing new computer lab containing 34 workstations and 2 white “smart” boards will be available with Internet access and all kinds of new programs thanks to a generous gift to the students of St. Theresa School from a Pelham Gardens resident. Comment.

Making a clean living

Sack A Suds II is now open for business filling the void for a convenient and clean laundromat for the residents of Crosby Avenue. Comment.

Maritime Industry Museum tackles Project H.O.P.E.

A museum that has been free and open to the public since it was first founded in 1986 has a new exhibit honoring those who sailed around the world and provided medical attention to people in developing countries. Comment.

Pennyfield car wrecked in hit and run

Residents along Pennyfield Avenue have had enough excessive speeding on their streets. Recently a fast-moving SUV wiped out a parked car. Comment.

Activist warns Pepsi plant prime for vandals

Community leaders and activists in Ferry Point are worried about the rear of the massive new Pepsi Bottling plant in the community becoming a haven for graffiti once a work fence comes down and the building directly abuts a new sidewalk. Comment.

Permanent closure for Ladder 53

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his doomsday budget that called for the elimination of 23,000 city jobs, it became known that one of the casualties might be City Island’s Ladder Company 53 – and not just at night. Comment.

911 call center shrinks

by amanda marinaccio Comment.

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