Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010

Borough-wide

Tirado’s senate campaign comes to an end

It looks like Senator Pedro Espada will have one less opponent to worry about this September. Read more…
Borough-wide

Sneaker fans go nuts over Bronx shoe

You’d be surprised by how many Bronxites spent a recent Saturday waiting to buy sneakers. And everyone was buying the same exact pair. Read more…

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

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Bronx biz groups start thinking big

Recently members of the Westchester Square Merchants and the Morris Park Business Alliance met with the business consulting group Retail Council of New York. The group helps businesses organize available space in commercial corridors so they can target national chain stores that would thrive in the area. Read more…

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

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Willis Avenue Bridge slides into place

The new Willis Avenue Bridge has reached its final resting place. Read more…
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Throggs Neck schools stand out on tests

The city has released school test scores, and once again P.S. 304 and M.S. 101 were standouts among non-charter schools in the borough. Read more…
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Nurses help injured senior attend family wedding

After a bone-wrenching fall down a staircase that severely injured her spine and ribs, Pelham Bay senior Maria Spataro was fairly certain she would not realize her dream of going to her first granddaughter’s wedding. Read more…
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Espada backs small gas stations

Gas station attendants at small, neighborhood stations all over the borough are feeling a bit of relief. Read more…
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City Island says goodbye to celebrity rooster

A friendly rooster that had been living at Hollywood Barbershop on City Island for almost three months is now living out his days at a bird sanctuary in the Berkshires. Read more…
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No charges after Throggs Neck home invasion

Several weeks ago, Christina DiMarco, 21, was tied up in her Throggs Neck apartment, a gun to her head, as intruders allegedly demanded money. Read more…
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Preston Center expands outreach

Preston Center of Compassion is becoming even more compassionate. Read more…
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Reconstruction of Veterans Park stalled

The restoration of Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park is moving forward, but the work may not begin as soon as was originally believed. Read more…
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Navy promises to keep gates up again

The Navy/Air Force recruiting station at 52 Westchester Square has not kept its word. Read more…
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Throggs Neck merchants roll out shopper IDs

Stores all over Throggs Neck are about to enter the Internet age, though shoppers can choose not to come along. Read more…
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Zerega continues hunt for rapist

The Zerega community is taking the hunt for a rapist into its own hands. Read more…
Borough-wide

More affordable housing for south Bronx

More affordable housing is coming to the south Bronx, but not everyone is pleased. Read more…
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South Bronx to get huge shopping complex

Merchants and officials in the south Bronx are abuzz that a new shopping center, unlike any other in the area, may be coming soon. Read more…
Borough-wide

City fast-tracks contaminated site cleanup

The city is working to have a vacant property at 1600 Pelham Parkway South cleaned up and ready for redevelopment. Read more…
Borough-wide

Former HPD worker pleads guilty, took bribes

After pleading guilty to all charges, Joba Cortorreal is likely to spend some time in jail. Cortorreal, a former employee of Housing, Preservation and Development was charged back in July of 2008 with selling, for personal cash, Section 8 housing vouchers to families in need. Cortorreal charged 16 families of tenants over $5,000 each for a voucher they were legally entitled to get — essentially the equivalent of demanding a bribe. Read more…
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City Island shooters on the loose

Officers in the 45th Precinct are looking for two suspects in connection with a shooting that happened on City Island early Thursday, August 5. Read more…
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Outdoor restoration complete at Bartow-Pell Mansion

After three years of toiling in the hot sun, volunteers have completed restoration of the garden at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Read more…
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PB Taxpayers to host community appreciation BBQ

The end of August is as good a time as any for a big barbecue, and the Pelham Bay community is excited. Read more…
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AIA senior center to close

Aging in America, the senior center at 1500 Pelham Parkway South, will shut its doors on Thursday, September 30. Read more…
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49th: Lock your doors and windows

With the temperature repeatedly hitting the mid-90s lately, it is tempting to leave a window or door open at night to catch a cool breeze. But officers with the 49th Precinct would like you to think again. Read more…
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Families flock to 49th Precinct Night Out

For 22 years, the 49th Precinct’s National Night Out has brought fun and awareness to Community Board 11. On Tuesday, August 3, it was no different. Read more…
Borough-wide

Kids and police join forces at Night Out

Echo Park, once an area of heavy crime, became a safe, happy space for at least one night on Tuesday, August 3. Read more…
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45th Precinct Night Out draws large crowd

The residents of the 45th Precinct embraced National Night Out this year, coming out strong in Co-op City’s section five to celebrate community and police cooperation. The evening on Tuesday, August 3 was part of a nationwide effort to bring together the community and its police to fight crime. It was held in every precinct in the borough, and involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, and organizations. Read more…
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$20 mill for affordable senior housing

Uncle Sam is taking calls from seniors and people with disabilities for new affordable housing. Read more…

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