January 17, 2010: 2010, Issue 2
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Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010

New year, new Bronx politics

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo guns for governor. Senator Jeff Klein runs for attorney general. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto pursues Klein’s seat. An assembly spot is up for grabs. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Weed farmer turns self in

The marijuana mogul who allegedly operated a “weed farm” on Hone Avenue, until it went up in smoke, has turned himself in, Joe Thompson of the 49th Precinct Community Council said. Comment.

Everlast pledges $10,000 to burned Morris Park Boxing Club

Pejcinovic, a 40-year old Fowler Avenue resident who trained at the Morris Park Boxing Club as a teen, aquired the gym three years ago. He called Everlast’s commitment “a big help.” Comment.

Man shot dead on Adee Avenue

A navy blue jacket lay crumpled on Adee Avenue behind police tape, testament to a young life extinguished. Comment.

Battle of Grand Concourse

When Cardinal Hayes and All Hallows faced one another Tuesday night at Manhattan College, there was more than a basketball game at stake. There was plenty of bragging rights, the two schools separated by less than a mile on the Grand Concourse. Comment.

Pipe Dreams

Jets-Giants Week- 16 Comment.

Aguilar lifts Mount over Canarsie

Tom Fraher loves Christmas, he just hates the break. Comment.

Wings rally past Curtis

Wings Academy says its growth can be determined by its relentlessness and resilience. By the team’s willingness to fight for one another from start to finish, no matter the deficit or how poorly the Wings may be playing. Comment.

Smith shoots Kennedy past St. John Villa

Slowly Danissa Smith is rounding back into form after an injury plagued season. She gave her new team a glimpse of the impact she can make. Comment.

Kennedy picks up impressive victory

Nobody can question John F. Kennedy’s undefeated resume anymore. Comment.
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POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.
Letters

Letters To The Editor

Good riddance, 2009 Comment.
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New leadership to boost LPCA

The Locust Point Civic Association has a lot to be proud of. A new state-of-the-art playground is planned for its clubhouse grounds and more residents want to join its board. Comment.
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Bx cuts would cripple neighborhoods

The MTA’s axe is set to execute Sunday service on the Bx8 bus and residents of geographically isolated neighborhoods such as Locust Point and Edgewater Park are upset. Comment.
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Hess Express construction begins

Hess Corporation has demolished a canopy at the former Shell gas station at E. Tremont and Baisley avenues. It appears that construction on a new Hess Express gas station and mini-mart could begin soon. Comment.
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Schuylerville Music closes doors

A neighborhood Mecca where thousands of young people developed an appreciation for music, thanks to lessons on the piano, drums and guitar, closed before the start of the New Year. Comment.
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CB11 students earn leadership awards

Five remarkable young people accepted awards at a Community Board 11 general meeting on Thursday, December 17. Teens Nicholas Sette, Michael Zagreda, Lauren Murphy, Grace Fragale and Melissa Balais earned New York Yankees Youth Leadership Awards. Despina Miller earned a McDonald’s Youth Leadership Award. Comment.
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Internet cuts deeply into local businesses

Many merchants experienced a less than stellar holiday season this year, but feel it could have been a much better. Comment.
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Throggs Neck merchant hit by fatal heart attack

One of Throggs Necks’ most beloved residents suffered a heart attack and passed away last week, leaving behind fond memories for those who knew him. Comment.
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Throngs mourn accident victim

A steady stream of people, many of them teenage friends of Kaitlin Booth, mourned the death of the 12-year old Waterbury-LaSalle resident at her wake on New Year’s Day. Booth died in a tragic car accident on the Bruckner Expressway service road. Comment.
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Iona in Mission wins $500 grant

The Iona in Mission program—which provides students with the opportunity to serve people most in need in the U.S. and internationally—has won an inaugural $500 scholarship from The Pilgrimage, a service learning program in Washington, D.C., to work with, learn from and learn about urban poverty. Comment.
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Grandma turns to Klein for med help

After a year of fighting to get health insurance coverage for her 4-year-old granddaughter, Bronx grandmother Anna Basile, with the help of Senator Jeff Klein, won her case. Comment.
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Fordham Road’s Navy recruiters give back to the Bronx

For the Sailors of Navy Recruiting District New York’s Fordham Road Recruiting Station, it’s all about the numbers. Comment.
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Benedetto sponsors free breast scans

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto, in conjunction with Project Renewal, formerly operating as Women’s Outreach Network, will be sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Screening Van which will be outside of his office located at 3602 E. Tremont Avenue on Saturday, January 23, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Comment.
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Civic Center

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Do You Remember

Thinking about John McNamara last week reminded me that he was in a group that walked over the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge when it opened on April 29, 1939. They were able to use one of the two pedestrian walkways. When it was discovered that the bridge was oscillating a little too much in the 1940s, stabilizing trusses were added at which time the walkways were removed and the traffic lanes widened. Comment.
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Bronx Scene

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Bronx Beat

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will begin holding regularly scheduled free CPR classes in all boroughs starting on Tues., Jan. 5. The first Tuesday through the fourth Tuesday and the fourth Thursday of every month there will be Borough CPR training sessions in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens. Comment.

Serrano accepts LEAP Award from MHHC

Congressman Jose Serrano is fighting for better healthcare at home and in Washington, D.C., his supporters contend. The Morris Heights Health Center recognized Serrano’s efforts with its LEAP Award on Monday, November 23. Comment.

Department of Ed holds first school closure hearing in Bronx

Teachers, students and parents blasted the Department of Education at the School for Community Research and Learning on Tuesday, January 5 in the first public hearing on a proposed school phase-out anywhere in the city. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

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Community group calls ‘Van Next’

This town better be big enough for the both of them. The newly formed Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance has joined the Van Nest Community Association as an avenue for grassroots participation. Comment.
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The battle is just beginning

Westchester Square, Unfair-Share! Westchester-Square, Unfair-Share! Comment.

Bronx teens tour White House

Bronx teenagers who traveled to Philadelphia to campaign for presidential candidate Barack Obama more than a year ago were treated to an exclusive tour of the White House in December. Members of the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program explored the Obama residence, inspected presidential portraits and discussed history with White House political director Patrick Gaspard. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

Man stabbed in Waterbury-LaSalle

Police found a 24-year old stabbed in his Merry Avenue apartment in Waterbury-LaSalle early on Thursday, January 8. Comment.
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City Island welcomes new ventures

Two new businesses have popped up on City Island Avenue, occupying several storefronts that have been vacant for some time. Comment.

CEO Academy to help former inmates

People who have been incarcerated often have a hard time finding work when released. Some will now have the opportunity to train for certification in trades like plumbing, electrical work and refrigeration mechanics. Comment.

Groundbreaking celebrated at Fox Playground

The NYC Parks Department has begun yet another project in the Bronx, breaking ground on a much-needed reconstruction of Fox Playground in Longwood. Comment.

DOT eases parking regs

Forget Kingsbridge. The neighborhood should be renamed “Parkingsbridge.” On Monday, January 4, the city suspended alternate side parking rules in east Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights and Van Cortlandt Village. Comment.

Mold scares parents

Parents of first-graders at P.S. 106 took to the street in front of the school after a city Department of Education report stated that ten classroom portables no longer had a mold and moisture problem. The parents disagree, and contend that the mold will be back. Comment.

Bronx post offices still in danger

In December, the United States Postal Service released yet another updated list of postal stations and branches under consideration for closure, but three Bronx stations and branches remain: Van Nest, Oak Point and Crotona Park. Fewer than 170 postal stations and branches are still in danger nationwide. Comment.

Melrose jigsaw puzzle complete

In August, affordable housing builders gathered atop a mountain of gravel at E. 156th Street to break ground on St. Ann’s Terrace, a 600-unit mixed-income development. One builder gazed down at Melrose and described the neighborhood as a jigsaw puzzle – a vacant lot redeveloped here, a burned out building restored there. Comment.

Youth want Old Fordham Library

First stop Kingsbridge Armory. Next stop Old Fordham Library. Comment.

Van Nest bank makes ‘cents’

Will a new bank change Van Nest? You can bank on it. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2010

Place Matters honors six Bronx spots

You won’t find 52 Park on a Gray Line tour. You won’t find the Bronx River Houses on a sightseeing map. You won’t find Casita Rincon Criollo in an architecture textbook. Comment.
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Robbers loot Morris Park jeweler

Two armed bandits made off with $300,000 worth of diamonds and other valuables during the robbery of a Morris Park jewelry store just before Christmas, its owner said. Police are now investigating the case. Comment.

Paterson: Bronx has borne brunt of state’s problems

Governor David Paterson paid a visit to the Bronx and spoke about shared sacrifice in the economic downturn. He boldly asserted that that borough has disproportionally borne the brunt of the state’s economic problems. Comment.

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