June 12, 2011: 2011, Issue 23
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bronx Finally Getting Official Young Democrats

For the first time in decades, the Bronx is about to receive an officially-recognized Young Democrats club. Comment.

Tracey Towers Facing Possible Rent Hike

Residents of two of the tallest apartment buildings in the Bronx may soon receive a steep increase in rent. Comment.

National Health Survey Hits Bronx

Approximately 500 Bronxites will head to the parking lot of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center to receive thorough physical exams as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Comment.

Clean Up Gets Award, La Terraza Boasts New Affordable Housing

A respected developmental company has been recognized for its work in the borough. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park Hopes to Decrease Illegal SRO’s

The fire that killed a family of three in an illegally subdivided Crotona home sent shockwaves throughout the borough this past April. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Westchester Square BID a step closer to approval

The Westchester Square Business Improvement District inched another step closer to becoming a reality with the pivotal approval of the City Planning Commission. Comment.

Former United States Sergeant Honored with Street Renaming

A solider who sacrificed his life forhis country was honored at a street renaming ceremony. The corner of East 156th Street and Courtlandt Avenue was renamed Sergeant Jose Velez Avenue on Saturday, May 28, in honor of Sergeant Jose Velez, a father who died while serving in Iraq. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Second phase of construction on Owen Dolen to begin

Construction on the second phase of the Owen Dolen Recreation Center is set begin after five years of planning. Comment.

NIDC Kicks-off 2011 Movies Under the Stars

The Movies Under the Stars series in Morris Park has come a long way since it debuted a decade ago with films being shown on a reel-to-reel projector. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Chamber, Housing Police bring smiles in wake of tragedy

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce and the NYC Housing Police helped put a smile on the face of a youngster who has been through a personal tragedy. Comment.

Fordham Village Opens Doors for Homeless Veterens

The difficult transition from active duty to civilian life just got a little easier, thanks to a new Bronx apartment building. Comments (1).
Bronx Times Reporter

Orchard Beach’s 75th welcomes improvements

Orchard Beach celebrated its 75th anniversary opening weekend with much fanfare about the replenished and refurbished beach. Comment.

Rivera, Vacca Bring More Smart Boards to P.S. 105

Classrooms at P.S. 105 just got a little smarter, thanks to two city councilmen. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Three Troop 145 Scouts Promoted to Eagle Rank

Three young Pelham Bay men are ready to use the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle” with pride. Comment.

Popular City Island Barber Arrested for Selling Drugs

The City Island barber, once praised for rescuing a beaten rooster, may now see time behind bars. Comment.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Jacobi Unveils New Psychiatric Emergency Space

One of the most vital programs in Jacobi Medical Center now has its own emergency room. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City Island Wins Cell Tower Fight

City Island has won the battle to keep an oversized cell phone tower out of their neighborhood. Comment.

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