October 17, 2010: 2010, Issue 41
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Willis Ave bridge open to traffic

The Willis Avenue bridge is open for business. Comment.

49th plans march for peace

In an effort to promote unity and put an end to senseless violence, a march will take place in the 49th Precinct on Thursday, October 14. Comment.
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Van Nest Academy up and running

The building previously known as the Van Nest School has been open over one month, and its inaugural year is going smoothly. Comment.
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City signage gaffe in Country Club

The federal government is mandating that all street signs in the city be replaced with signs that use both upper and lower case letters. But the change has gotten off to a bumpy start in Country Club. Comment.
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Court sides with Square over shelter

The latest twist in an ongoing legal fight over a homeless shelter on St. Peter’s Avenue could mean closure for the shelter. Comment.
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Pompeii Lounge dancing ads are no-no

The final days of Pompeii may be coming, and some in the Throggs Neck community are delighted. Comment.

Fordham Rd. BID paints itself pink

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District is going pink. Comment.
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St. Benedict’s gets new pastor

A new pastor has taken the helm of St. Benedict Church. Comment.
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Miss Columbus reigns at dinner dance

Just in time for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, the final piece has fallen into place. Comment.
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Mary Mitchell Center: future uncertain

After it narrowly escaped eviction last month, the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center is in talks with city officials about keeping its Mapes Avenue home. Comment.
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Westchester Sq. Med saved from chopping block

It took years of calls and meetings between elected officials and the state Department of Health, but Westchester Square Medical Center has finally been saved from the chopping block in a deal that should keep it open permanently. Comment.

Mother seeks daughter’s hit-and-run killer

Nearly one year after her daughter was killed in a hit-and-run on Grand Concourse, Ruth Santos is taking it upon herself to actively seek out the guilty driver. Comment.
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Bronx Grill heats up former Sizzler spot

New name, new look, but same sizzling steaks and renowned salad bar. Comment.
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Anticipating an ‘exceptional’ Halloween dance

Big things are happening at the Throggs Neck Association for the Education of the Exceptional. Comment.
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D.O.E.employees hogging metered spaces

Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s fair. Comment.
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Little league bandit gets max sentence

Don’t mess with the Throgs Neck Little League. Comment.
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City Islander uncovers shady contractor schemes

This summer, a Bronx senior citizen has been the hapless victim of not one, but two shoddy contracting jobs. Comment.

Father-daughter cancer survivors tell their story

Parents love bonding with their children, but breast cancer was not a bond Arnaldo Silva wished to have with his daughter. Comment.
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Sandy delivery coming to Orchard Beach

Orchard Beach will be receiving its first new shipment of sand since Lyndon B. Johnson was president. Comment.

Reality TV turns to South Bronx auto shop

With shows like ‘The Jersey Shore’ and ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ filling up the airwaves, a local production company is looking to bring some south Bronx flavor to the party. Comment.

Bronx beep targets low test scores

Somehow, much to the dismay of parents, teachers, city officials and education policymakers, New York City schools saw a harrowing drop in test scores in the 2009-2010 school year. Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. wants something done about that. Comment.
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Supermarket makes giving to charity a Big Deal

Big Deal Supermarket and the American Civics Institute have teamed up to collect over $30,000 worth of food for the needy over the past three years, and that number continues to grow. Comment.

Green wheels impress at Lehman energy conference

Ever thought about getting an electric car? If you’d seen the Tesla parked at Lehman College on Friday, September 24, maybe you’d consider it. Comment.
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OLA goes blue ribbon

Our Lady of Assumption is one of 50 private schools across the country that will now receive national recognition as a top American school. Comment.
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Cross County Federal eyes Van Nest

A Queens-based bank that is over 100 years old is coming to the Bronx. Comment.
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Total recall: fmr Verizon building gets new tenants

2510 Westchester Avenue is back in business. Comment.

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