March 20, 2011: 2011, Issue 11
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Target May Soon Be Built in Bronx

A former USPS mail processing facility in Ferry Point has been purchased by a group of investors who may soon bring new jobs to the community. Comment.

Bronx Science Student Named Intel Semifinalist

Milan Patel’s maternal grandmother died of breast cancer. So when thinking of an idea for his senior research class, the 17-year-old Bronx Science student decided to pursue a project involving cancer cells. Comment.
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Heart-broken Woman Still Fighting For Her Home

Almost a year after it looked like her sham marriage would be annulled and the house she had grown up in would be returned to her, a Throggs Neck woman is still not home. Comment.
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Senator Klein Gets Bank to Clean Their Property

As a result of a legislation passed in 2009, local banks are now responsible for repairing foreclosed property that they own. Comment.

City Island Restaurant owner a star during the Oscars

It is rare that a Bronx merchant receives national attention, but the owner of Sammy’s Fish Box and several other restaurants on City Island got to show the world the a positive side of the borough. Comment.
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Stolen GPS Systems Retrieved by Cop of the Month

Stolen GPS systems are becoming very common in the Bronx and the 49th Precinct took a big step in stopping the crime after a culprit was caught red-handed near the precinct. Comment.

East 161st Street BID gears up to welcome Yankee fans

Whether you have a ticket to opening day or not, Yankee Stadium is the place to be, with the blocks surrounding the stadium offering non-stop attractions. Comment.

Bronx River Greenway To Host Historical Walking Tour

A walking tour along the scenic Bronx River Greenway on Saturday, March 12 will celebrate the contributions of African-Americans along the rivershed. Comment.

Major Tunnel Work Completed at Croton Filtration Plant

The completion of tunnel work at the Van Cortlandt Park water filtration plant will ensure the future supply of fresh drinking water to Bronxites for years to come. Comment.

22 senior centers could get axe in Albany budget

State cuts for a program that funds senior citizen centers could force up to 22 centers in the Bronx to close by the middle of year. Comment.
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Watch Your Honda Carefully

It’s a bad time to drive a Honda in the northeast Bronx. Comment.
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13th annual Bronx St. Patrick’s Day parade steps off at noon on Sunday

The 13th annual Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade promises to be bigger and better than ever, thanks to the contributions of the parade committee and the community. Comment.

Botanical Garden Hosts Broadway Themed Orchid Show

Broadway has made its way to the Bronx at the New York Botanical Garden. Comment.
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Parade remembers quiet, everyday heros of the community

As the crowd gets ready for the upcoming 2011 Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, the festivities will serve not just as a celebration of Irish heritage and of community, but also a solemn remembrance of deceased loved-ones. Comment.
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NYC Taxi Slams Into Young Morris Park Man

A hard-working young man from Morris Park was struck by a New York City taxi after being refused a ride home to the Bronx. Comment.
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Former Pelham Bay Landfill Cleared for Use

After years of remediation, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has finally given the green light for park-goers to use the Pelham Bay Landfill for recreational purposes. Comments (1).
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$4 Gas Prices An Ugly Reality in the Bronx

A driver’s worst nightmare has officially become an ugly reality in the Bronx: gasoline prices have soared over $4. Comment.
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St. Dominic’s Supporters Fight For School’s Survival

There are three months left in the academic year, and the fight to keep St. Dominic’s School alive is coming down to the wire. Comment.

FDNY Dispatcher O’Connell Honored With Street Naming

When Dennis O’Connell started working for the Fire Department in 1973, the Bronx was ‘burning’, and the FDNY dispatcher saw a lot happen in his native borough. Comment.

Loved Throggs Neck Comedian Suddenly Passes

After spending much of his life rehabbing from drugs, a Throggs Neck comedian passed away only months after his appearance on a hit television show. Comment.

Family of Three Dies in Morris Avenue Apartment

Kety Sanchez’s friend Roselys Rodriguez said she couldn’t imagine Kety’s husband killing her and their child. Comment.

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