May 30, 2010: 2010, Issue 21
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beloved YMCA director is Bklyn-bound

After six years as the executive director of the Bronx YMCA in Soundview, Elizabeth Toledo is headed to Brooklyn. The move is actually a promotion, but it’s bittersweet for Toledo. Comment.

Plans outlined for parkway rehab

Pelham Parkway is ready to enter rehab. Comment.

New computers for M.S. 390

Children at M.S. 390 have a gleaming new computer lab in honor of one of the school’s most dedicated teachers due to a donation from her son, a successful entrepreneur. Comment.

‘Success Garden’ a success

The New York Botanical Garden celebrated youth gardeners and officially kicked off the 2010 community vegetable gardening season with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden on Wednesday, May 12. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Artists form ‘exotiq’ collective

After a short vacancy, a new collective art gallery has cropped up at the corner of Hawkins Street and City Island Avenue. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Diamond Dolls hit the road, snag two trophies

Just beyond our borough’s walls, the Diamond Dolls softball team has been cleaning up in tournaments all over New Jersey and upstate New York. Comment.

Culinary kids skip school for Tosca’s

Last Thursday, May 13, twenty-two students from I.S. 181 Pablo Casals Middle School, along with a much smaller group of six Truman High School culinary students, were all too happy to cut school — with teacher permission — and meet at Tosca’s Café Coal Oven restaurant in Throggs Neck. Comment.

Community boards spared further cuts

Community boards have been spared cuts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a move that pleased grass roots community activists, who were concerned that the mayor’s recently released Executive Budget would impose cuts affecting the ability of the boards to perform their chartered tasks. Comment.
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Father Collins heads to the army

Father James Collins of St. Benedict’s church will be trading a sacristy for a humvee as he becomes the only Roman Catholic chaplain for the New York State Army National Guard. Comment.

Bronx Week culminates with a Ball

The 2010 celebration of Bronx Week is 12 days long and one of the highlights is the induction of famous Bronxites past and present into The Bronx Walk of Fame, which stretches south on the Grand Concourse from East 161st Street. Comment.

Success not measured in dollars

Artists participating in the BCA’s Fair at the Square in Westchester Square last Saturday, May 15, may not have sold much art or made a hunk of money from the festive outdoor event. But the day brought a different sort of victory—a social one. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Oil clog resolved

For months, oily rain flooded her front yard. Then, Edgewater Park resident Carrie Zimmerman discovered that nearly five gallons of illegally-dumped motor oil was clogging a stormdrain in front of her home. In October 2009, Zimmerman began to notice oil residue in front of her home whenever it rained. She was concerned that the rainwater would seep into her basement. After a major storm in December, even more oil bubbled to the surface, and her neighbors called the Fire Department. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Skate park behind school plagued by drug use, sex

A skate park behind P.S. 304 is causing teachers and parents of the school a lot of grief, and cleaning it up has proven to be a challenge. The building, where P.S. 304 is located, is also home to two other schools, M.S. 101 and P10, a small school for students with disabilities. All three schools use the playground, which contains one of the few skate parks in the Bronx, and also some basketball courts. Comment.

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Plan to control medical office growth

A new zoning resolution has been brought before Community Board 10 at the request of Councilman James Vacca to control growth of community facilities,like doctor’s offices and day care centers, on residential streets. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Efforts begin to push merchandise off Lydig Avenue

Pelham Parkway residents are sick and tired of stores that put out merchandise on the sidewalk, making it difficult and often dangerous for people to walk by. Now, with the help of Community Board 11, they hope to do something about it. Comment.

Community outrage at water hike proposal

Double digit increases in water bills in each of the last four years have many homeowners fed up. That sense of outrage at another 12.9% proposed increase for next fiscal year brought out a large showing to a public hearing held at P.S. 14 that included both the Water Board and Department of Environmental Protection. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Tree cutting service frees elderly woman from tree house

When a massive tree fell onto her porch during a late-March storm, a Throggs Neck woman found herself trapped inside her home. The tree was blocking her front door, and she didn’t know what to do. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

49th Precinct welcomes new community affairs officer

Criminals beware! The community is already vigilant, and now has a strong new partner in 49th Precinct Community Affairs officer Jay Sturdivant. Comment.

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