April 24, 2011: 2011, Issue 16
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Bronx Times Reporter

St. Benedict’s Holds Lenten Fundraiser

For the second year in a row, the fourth and fifth grade classes at St. Benedict’s have been able to make a difference during Lent. Comment.

Council Action Requires City to Reveal Snow Plan

Warm weather is on its way, but two Bronx members of the City Council are making sure the borough is prepared next winter. Comment.

Bronx Zoo Cobra Receives Name

The snake that slithered its way into the country’s imagination is safe and sound in its new, hopefully better-sealed home, along with a brand new name. Comment.

Friends Launch New Website Out of The Bronx

Launching a brand new website is always a difficult task, but a team of Bronx friends, dispite the hard work, think they have the next Internet sensation. Comment.

Soundview Public School Becoming One of City’s Finest

A Soundview public school is quietly emerging as one of the top schools in the Bronx under the guidance of an old education program from Italy. Comment.

Van Cortlandt Park Accepting Proposals for Ice Rink

A permanent borough ice rink was made official in January and now proposals for its design are now being accepted. Comment.
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Pompeii Continues to Receive Violations

Pompeii has taken to the streets in Throggs Neck with a new ad campaign, and again it may be in hot water. Comment.
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Rodman’s Neck Vegetation Restoration Underway

Many city parks are being refurbished throughout the city, and Pelham Bay Park, the city’s largest, is getting a healthy boost this spring. Comment.
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Town Hall Meeting Addresses Noise Complaints

It’s not often that local residents get to voice their opinions about community issues in front of elected officials. Comment.

Grandparent Family Apartments Facing Program Termination

The programs in the Grandparent Family Apartments on Prospect Avenue may face extinction after the most recent State budget cuts. Comment.
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Will Smith, Men In Black 3 Film in Morris Park

Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars came to Morris Park in what may be the community’s largest film shoot ever. Comment.
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TNLL to get $150,000 more from Vacca

Prospects of replacing all the fencing around the city-owned Throgs Neck Little League property, which was in worse shape than anyone could have imagined, looked shaky, but funds have been found. Comment.
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Concern Rises Over Country Club I-95 Exit

Country Club residents are expressing concern that the exit off of I-95 makes the transition from highway speed to residential street speed harder than it should be. Comment.

Bronx Resident Forever Honored With Sanitation Garage Renaming

The name of a Department of Sanitation worker who unexpectedly lost his life will never be forgotten after the garage he worked in was named in his honor. Comment.
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Country Club Residents Blast Bx24 Bus

Country Club residents have found bus service in their neighborhood unacceptable for months and finally had a chance to directly tell the MTA about it. Comment.
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CB 11 vote in favor of Westchester Sqaure BID

The formation of the Westchester Square Business Improvement District got another shot in the arm when two Community Board 11 committees voiced their support of the proposal. Comment.

Special Olympian to Athens games

A tennis player from the Bronx is headed to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens this summer, and could use a little bit of help from his community. Comment.

Capital One Bank Builds P.S. 112 Reading Room

At the end of a long day, not much is better than curling up in a quiet room with a good book. Now students at P.S. 112 can do that in the middle of the day, right at school. Comment.
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Established Motorcycle Business Adds Car Rentals

Once a fixture on a busy auto-repair strip, a popular motorcycle dealership has found a new location, and expended its product line. Comment.

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