January 9, 2011: 2011, Issue 1
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Councilman challenges Bronxites to volunteer

The Vacca Volunteers Corps. is kicking off the new year with a challenge for all Bronxites to get more involved in the community. Comment.
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TN merchants get free cab rides for dipsy holiday drivers

Those who drink a little too much this holiday season may be able to catch a small break courtesy of local businesses. Comment.
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Yankee family visits P.S. 304

Students of P.S. 304 were visited by an important member of the New York Yankees family, as well as a surprise new member. Comment.
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Wakefield assistant principal to take over P.S. 14 as interim

Even though much about the interim principal of P.S. 14 is still a mystery, many parents and teachers are happy a new administration is taking over the school. Comment.

New Bx4A bus service for Parkchester

After huge protests last summer at Metropolitan and Westchester avenues, the MTA finally responded to the needs of Parkchester bus riders. Comment.
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Bx24 service begins January 2

Riders of the Bx8 in Country Club and Spencer Estate will have a new mass transit link to Pelham Bay station. Comment.

Police nab Pelham Diner shooter in Connecticut

The man wanted for allegedly shooting an off-duty police detective was arrested and returned to the Bronx to face charges. Comment.

Diaz and community fight homeless shelter in hopes of reviving Kingsbridge Armory

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. stopped Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to turn the Muller Army Reserve Center into a homeless shelter. Comment.
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11 robbery suspects arrested by 45th Precinct

Officers in the 45th Precinct have arrested 11 individuals for robbery since Saturday, December 11 in three separate incidents in Throggs Neck and Zerega. The quick responses and arrests in the wake of two robberies in the early morning hours of December 11 highlighted the aggressive stance the precinct’s commanding officer, Russell Green, brought with him to the precinct. Comment.

Hunts Point firm continues holiday tradition

A 90-year-old business in the Hunts Point Market kept their tradition of giving to others during this holiday season. Comment.

Klein continues to go after caffeinated booze

Law-abiding vendors are no longer selling caffeinated alcoholic beverages, but that doesn’t mean that the product is completely off the streets and out of the hands of youth. Comment.
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Kearns: board should have say on grants

Several businesses and non-profit organizations in Community Board 10 received large grants from the The New York Economic Development Corporation’s Good Jobs Program, and that is just fine by the board and its district manager. Comment.
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Primevera director wins award

Primavera Italian Language Program students now have an award-winning Italian teacher, as do 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Villa Maria Academy. Comment.
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Worldvision, R.A.I.N. repair Parkchester church’s hall

The church hall at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkchester got some much needed painting and repairs from diligent volunteers. Comment.
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Klein helps Allerton senior get home care

Shirley Boucaud wasn’t sure if the round-the-clock home care her husband needed was going to be a long-term possibility when Medicaid discontinued his eligibility. Comment.

Life-like mannequins bring real- world experience to Monroe College nursing program

By all accounts Harry is a great patient to learn nursing. Comment.

WHEDco going green

Thanks to a grant for green energy projects, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation’s $1 million project to upgrade a major apartment building will soon be in full swing. Comment.

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