March 31, 2011: 2011, Issue 13
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‘Joseph Zinzi Place’ Now Boasts the Crossroads of Belmont

The ‘crossroads’ of the Belmont community now boasts the name of the man who spent many years of his life helping the neighborhood. Comment.

Gloria Wise Center Holds Rally to Avoid Eviction

After over a decade of affordable day care for the families of Co-op City, the Gloria Wise Community Center is getting closer to being shut down for good. Comment.
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Graffiti rises on First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck has been tagged by vandals yet again, but this time they were brash enough to climb up on scaffolding that was put in place for a restoration project. Comment.
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New Day Spa Opens On Middletown Road

Within an earshot of the elevated 6 train, Middletown Road isn’t considered by many to be a peaceful, relaxing location. But that’s precisely why businesswoman Cathy Branch decided to open a spa there. Comment.
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Ferry Point Activist Passes Away at 86

Some people devote their lives to preserving the environment. the rain forests or polar ice caps. Catherine Poggi devoted hers to preserving the Bronx. Comment.
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Potential Business Hours for Planet Fitness A Cause For Concern

Although many of the local officials and landlords believe a new gym is a terrific business for the Pelham Parkway shopping district, others are still not convinced. Comment.
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New Pelham Bay Park Gate Idea Causing Mixed Feelings

Residents of Spencer Estate feel that a proposed entrance gate to Pelham Bay Park will open doors, not only to the park, but to a lot of aggravation. Comment.

Bronx Museum of The Arts to Honor Former Negro League Star

Kansas City got to borrow one of New York’s finest exports for three years when Harlem-native Jim Robinson played three All-Star seasons for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues from 1956 through 1958. Comment.
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Husband arrested in murder of wife

After a week of playing ‘cat and mouse’ with cops, a Waterbury-LaSalle man was finally arrested in connection to the death of his wife. Comment.

Edgewater Girl Missing, Contact 45th Precinct

A concerned Edgewater family is asking for any information regarding their missing daughter. Comment.
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Large Quantities of Mysterious Mail Left on Street

Dozens of parcels left unattended generally doesn’t fare well, but someone has been leaving 60-100packages at a time next to a mail box on Bruckner Boulevard during the night. Comment.
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Man Shot Dead After Charging Officers With a Knife

A routine domestic disturbance complaint call led to the killing of a man when he refused to comply with the responding police officers. Comment.

Mutilated Man Found at Bloody Murder Scene

Police officers stumbled upon a gruesome crime scene that looked like something out of a horror movie. Comment.

Bronx May Soon Spice Up Borough Welcome Signs

Sings that currently read “Welcome to the Bronx,” and list the names of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. could use some spicing up, and 76th Assembly District state committeeman Ronald Savage has an idea to make the signs a tribute to the artists who first created Hip Hop music in the 1970s and early 1980s, in places like the Sedgwick Avenue area and the Bronx River Houses. Comment.

Davidson Senior Center Faces State Budget Cuts

As New York’s expenditures get whittled down, Bronx senior citizens stand to feel the affects as much as any other demographic during the state’s budget cuts. Comment.
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City Island shopping strip to get cameras

City Island Avenue will soon be getting security cameras as part of a state grant to help deter vandalism. Comment.
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Costs For New Call Center Significantly Reduced

The high costs for the phone systems and computers that will be installed in the new 911 call center near Pelham Parkway have been significantly reduced. Comment.

Green Carts Pushing Into the Market

In some Bronx neighborhoods getting fresh fruits and vegetables is as easy as a walk to the corner. But in others, it might be easier digging for gold. Comment.
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Dinosaur Truck Visits Students of St. Clare’s

Even at a young age children are excited to learn about the ferocious animals that once roamed the planet. Comment.

VISIONS Honors Three for Continuous Work

Three vital contributors were honored for their continuous work in the Bronx with a company who provides special service to the blind and visually impaired. Comment.

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