February 21, 2010: 2010, Issue 7
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Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010

BBC to Bronx: Give us your strictest parents

The British Broadcasting Company is in search of strict Bronx parents prepared to help two troubled English teens on an eight-day journey to self-discipline and enlightenment. The parents would star on BBC’s hit reality television show, World’s Strictest Parents, producer Ben Leigh said. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

St. Ben’s concludes baby drive

In the spirit of Catholic School week, St. Benedict’s School, St. Benedict’s Parish and Playhouse lent a hand to those in need, the women and children of Concourse House. Comment.

Puppy-nap unsolved

Bugzy isn’t back. The whereabouts of the year-old Yorkie pup, who disappeared near Ferry Point Park on Saturday, January 16, remain unknown. Comment.

Army Corps to restore ecosystem at Soundview Park

The Parks Department and United States Army Corps of Engineers are going the extra mile to turn a damaged land at the mouth of the Bronx River in Soundview Park into vibrant salt marsh. Comment.

Morris Park Dental helps clergy help Haiti

A neighborhood dental office has gone the extra mile to help victims of Haiti’s tragic January 12 earthquake. Comment.

Center Stage looks to the Future

Center Stage Community Playhouse will continue a tradition that stretches back more than 40 years with two plays that artistic director Donna Bellone thinks will spark interest in the neighborhood. Comment.

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance elects board

The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance formed in response to crime but plans to address many more issues soon. The new group held its first official meeting on Wednesday, January 13 to St. Dominic’s School. The alliance introduced its executive board and discussed problems in the neighborhood. Comment.

DEP to hold water rate public hearing

On the heals of news that the city is considering several different new methods of billing customers for water usage, homeowners who have seen their water bills rise in recent years will have a chance to voice their concerns at an upcoming hearing at the Hutchinson Metro Center. Comment.

BCC to boot University Heights High School

How does one persuade a high school student from a rough Bronx neighborhood to try college? The answer, teachers at University Heights High School argue, is simple. Plunk that student on a college campus and let the good vibes sink in. Comment.

Ice skating rink opens on E. 161st Street

Bronx children finally have a spot to ice skate, thanks to a partnership between the 161st Street Business Improvement District and the United States Figure Skating Association. Comment.

P.S. 89 robbed again

Tragedy has struck P.S. 89 again and the school needs help to replace a boatload of stolen technology equipment. Comments (2).

Bronx Haitian worries about family

When news from earthquake-shattered Port-au-Prince reached the Bronx, Haitian-American doctors packed for home. Haitian-American clergyman gathered donations. Comment.

Homeowner wants Marvin mapped

No one seems to know why Marvin Place, a block-long street near the New York Westchester Square Medical Center, was never added to the city map. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

St. Peter’s Avenue hearing set

The Department of Homeless Services is ready to award a four-year, multi-million dollar contract to the operator of its St. Peter’s Avenue homeless shelter and the Westchester Square community will have only one more chance to weigh in on the matter: a public hearing on Thursday, February 18. Comment.

Tame library teens

The struggle continues in a joint effort to tame the wild teens responsible for havoc in and around the Morris Park public library. Comment.

Menna can’t make ends meat

Some fifty years of rib eye and rump roast, spare rib and tenderloin on E. Tremont Avenue in Throggs Neck ground beef to a halt in late January, when Menna’s Meats and Salumeria shut down. Comment.

Racial charges filed

A Manhattan-based group that promotes fair housing practices filed a federal lawsuit against a long-established Throggs Neck realtor and the Silver Beach and Edgewater Park co-op boards alleging racial discrimination. Residents of both waterfront communities have refuted the charges. Comment.

Tuna hooks a show at Hunts Point market

Joe “Tuna” Centrone, gregarious wholesaler at the Fulton Fish Market, cast a new line on life in 2005. Heavy since childhood thanks to his calorific Italian grandmother, Tuna underwent lap-band stomach surgery, shed 80 pounds, followed the fish market to Hunts Point in the Bronx and filmed the pilot for his television show, Joe Tuna. Comment.

Afrika Bambaataa goes Mojofiti

Peace, love, unity and…Mojofiti? Comment.

13-story development divides Belmont

They waved signs. They chanted. They testified. Comment.

Bronx champ, Clottey, unknown

Near Yankee Stadium on Anderson Avenue, a muscle-hound man slams the door to his modest apartment. On the street, he starts to jog. No one gasps. No one points. No one stares. Comment.

P.S. 71 student moonlights at Guggenheim

Modern art, meet paper mache. Upper East Side, meet Pelham Bay. Tino Sehgal, meet Hannah Ludemann. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Seabrook indicted on 13 counts

Larry Seabrook was slammed in a federal court for corruption and fraud on Tuesday, February 9. Comment.

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