August 31, 2010: 2010, Issue 35
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Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Elected officials call for stiff penalties for illegally parked trucks

Legislators and community leaders from Throggs Neck are calling on Governor Paterson to sign a bill that would impose stiff penalties for trucks parked illegally on residential streets. The bill is now on his desk, awaiting signature. Comment.
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Fallen tree branches need clearing

Tree, tree go away. Comment.

Defenders of Parkway trees ratchet up efforts

The fight to stop city agencies from cutting down 67 beautiful trees as part of the Pelham Parkway reconstruction is gaining steam. Comment.

St. Athanasius Parish protests new pastor

Disenchanted and angry parishioners at St. Athanasius Parish rallied outside the church, calling for the new pastor’s removal. Comment.
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Residents concerned about Pelham Parkway Towers

With the Pelham Parkway Towers headed for construction within the year, local officials and residents still have many questions about the project. Comment.

Elected officals ask for community input on Technical Group

A large group of elected officials are questioning plans by the Department of Design and Construction to evaluate the removal of 80 trees during the Pelham Parkway reconstruction, and are calling for more community involvement. Comment.

Parkchester protests bus discontinuance

Residents of Parkchester and the surrounding communities are fed up with commuting headaches stemming from te discontinuance of on the Bx14 bus. Comment.
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Waterbury Avenue pedestrian bridge work almost done

The Waterbury Avenue pedestrian overpass is finally receiving permanent repairs and should be open in time for school. Comment.
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Throggs Neck actress now performing off-broadway

Lauren Luciano is setting her sights on Broadway after a successful acting debut in an off-broadway production of a lighthearted comedy. Comment.
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Mead Street residents offended by weed-strewn lot

Welcome to the jungle. Comment.

Pastor Gregori loses appeal

A national church council has upheld the decision to remove a pastor from the Throggs Neck church where he has preached for three decades. Comment.

New 45th captain promises to get involved with commuity

After less than eight hours on the job the new captain of the 45th Precinct, Russell Green stood before a crowded meeting of the Miles Avenue Block Association. Comment.

Westchester Square head librarian leaves post

As a child Aurea Garcia loved public libraries, but she never thought that decades later she would be retiring as the head of one. Comment.

Fodham will be rezoned with community input

Forham Road community leaders and city planners want to know what you would like to see change in the area. Comment.

City Islanders continue fight against city’s plans for new bridge

City Island residents don’t want to cross that bridge when they come to it. Comment.

Bronx YMCA to host Bon Appetit

Appetites are welcome at the YMCA. Comment.

Bronx Welcomes New Pastors

The first thing the newly installed pastor at the Blessed Sacrament Church did as parish leader was to bring light to his congregation — literally. Comment.

Calvary Hospital announces the formation of bereavement group

Calvary Hospital announces the for-mation of bereavement support group for men Comment.

Bronx House School for Performing Arts

Bronx House School for Performing Arts invites members, friends and community residents to its annual faculty recital on Sunday, March 14, at 2 p.m. in the Bronx House auditorium. The recital includes members of the music and dance teaching staff who will perform a variety of classical and contemporary work.Admission to the program is free with a suggested $5 contribution to benefit the Heilbrunn Music School Scholarship Fund. Comment.

Borourgh president’s office launches new website

Borough president’s office launches new website Comment.

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Comment.

Monsignor Scanlan community collect money for Haiti

Scanlan Community Reaches Out To Haiti Comment.

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center helps with college applications

Robin Questel-Spiegal, director of the College Bound program at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, an-nounces that she is accepting high school students who need help with the entire college application process. Comment.

Bronx House for Performing Arts’ Recital

Bronx House School for Performing Arts invites members, friends and com-munity residents to its annual faculty recital on Sunday, March 14, at 2 p.m. in the Bronx House auditorium. The recital includes members of the music and dance teaching staff who will perform a vari-ety of classical and contemporary work.Admission to the program is free with a suggested $5 contribution to benefit the Heilbrunn Music School Scholarship Fund. Comment.

Bon Secour Anniversary Dinner

Bon Secours New York Health System will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Schervier Nursing Care Center with its “Bon Secours in Bloom” Benefit Gala on March 25, at the New York Botanical Garden on the Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road. The honorees are Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist Gabe Pressman and Bon Secours New York Health System Board member Christina Alexander. Comment.

Bronx Community College graduate accepted to Harvard

Bronx Community College (BCC) graduate Easter Z. Wood received a phone call last week with special news. She learned she had been accepted to Harvard University with a full five-year prize fellowship, valued at over $200,000, in the African and African American Studies Department’s (AAAS) Ph. D. Program. Comment.

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