October 31, 2010: 2010, Issue 43
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Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

CB 7 envisions new Webster Avenue

On Saturday, October 23, several members of Community Board 7 and officials from the city Planning Department walked past the auto-repair shops, bodegas and abandoned lots along the roughly 2-mile stretch of Webster Avenue and imaged what could be. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 108 honors veterans

P.S. 108 is once again opening its doors to veterans. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Parkway tree preservation group to raise $$ to fight tree removal

A legal fight is now brewing to save as many Pelham Parkway trees as possible from being cut down during reconstruction. The Pelham Parkway Preservation Alliance is holding a fundraiser on Monday, November 1 to fight for the parkway trees. Comment.

Bronx Man disrupts 2010 ALCS ballgame

A Woodlawn man who was apparently seeking publicity for his self-published book created a ruckus during the Yankee game by charging the field in a mad bolt toward A-Rod during the ALCS. Comment.

Armed bandit robs Capital One Bank on the Square

An armed thug wielding a handgun stuck up a bank in Westchester Square in broad daylight on Monday, October 25. Comment.

Hayesman Regis Pilbin recognized for acheivements

Regis Philbin. Actor, comedian and now high school auditorium. Comment.

Bulgarian princess announces Atlantic Ocean crossing on BronxNet

When Spanish adventurer Kitin Munoz and his wife, Bulgaria’s Princess Kalina, thought of where to announce their next goodwill expedition, they thought of the Bronx. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Throggs Neck resident wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

For one young Throggs Neck man, success is the residue of hard work. Comment.

Seniors and city celebrate center’s dual anniversaries

Every week Laura Singer-Magdoff walks from her apartment on Webb Avenue to Kingsbridge Road, carrying a sign asking for drivers to honk for peace. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

18 names added to Keane Square war memorial

Some deceased veterans from Pelham Bay will get the recognition they deserve. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Primavera Italian language program continues

Primavera Italian Language and Culture program has children flocking to St. Benedict’s School to attend language classes on Saturdays, something that is no easy feat. Comment.

More medical leases for the Hutch Metro Center Tower

The Hutchinson Metro Center is filling up. Comment.

Alexander Ave artshow seeks to terrify the city

High art in the Bronx is going to be a little bit creepier this year. Comment.

Mercy College marches against domestic violence

While domestic violence can often go unseen and unheard, college students loudly voiced their efforts to help put an end to domestic abuse. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City nabs illegal cabs at Pelham Bay Station

Illegal cabs better think twice before trying to pick up fares outside the Pelham Bay IRT train station. Comment.

MTA heeds Parkchester’s Bx14 complaints

Straphangers looking to get around Parkchester received some good news. Comment.

Turner Club turns 160

Not too many institutions span both the Civil War and the Iraq War, but the American Turner Club New York, based in Throggs Neck, is one of them. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Starlight Park rededicated with groundbreaking

Completion is almost in sight for the Bronx River Greenway. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Phone cart serves up Lehman students

Many students were upset when they found out Herbert H. Lehman High School would be banning cell phones from inside the facility. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Cell tower disturbs City Island

T-Mobile wants to set up its 4G network on City Island, but most islanders oppose the cell tower that comes along with it. Comment.

New playground honors beloved school aide

Many Bronx public schools have received a brand new playground over the past year, as part of the city Parks Department’s initiative to open 256 new parks or playgrounds across the city. Comment.

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