December 16, 2011: 2011, Issue 50
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Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Beth Abe volunteer supervisor wins award

The Beth Abraham employee in charge of all volunteers has taken home a major award for her dedication to others. Comment.

Hostos celebrates Bronx Marathon runner Buzunesh Deba

When Buzunesh Deba left Ethiopia for the United States, she moved to Kingsbridge, because she had friends in the neighborhood. Deba’s husband joined her and they decided to make the area their permanent home, partly because she was training for the marathon in Van Cortlandt Park. Comment.

River on the Go exhibit goes on the move

A movable exhibit that helps children experience the sensory delights of the Bronx River aboard a schoolbus is introducing youngsters to a museum that should have a permanent home soon. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Montefiore unveils new ophthalmology lab

The newest specialty at the Montefiore Medical Center has doctors focused on the future of eye care in the Bronx. Comment.

Bronx Community Pride Center has new location

The Bronx’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community has a new home. Comments (1).

AARP Chapter donates lap robes to Throgs Neck Extended Care residents

The residents at Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility got some early Christmas gifts, courtesy of a local AARP chapter. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Two of Belmont’s oldest businesses to close down

Two of Belmont’s oldest and beloved businesses will soon say good-bye Comments (1).

Hunts Point Produce Market gets $29.5 million in state funds for upgrade

The Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market just received a sizeable monetary infusion from New York State, but full modernization of the facility is still a long way off. Comment.

Waterbury-LaSalle Community Association hosts annual tree lighting

Well over 100 children and adults gathered at Schneider-Sampson Park for Waterbury-LaSalle Community Association’s annual tree lighting celebration, which included a visit by Santa Claus. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Bedford Park bus shelter replaced

A Bedford Park bus shelter has been restored in time for the winter months. Comment.

Bronx Dance Theatre marks 35 years, performs own twist on Nutcracker

Bronx Dance Theatre co-founder Neil Goldstein has seen many positive changes in the 35 years since he and his wife founded the dance program, and he would like to believe he effected some of that change. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Seabrook to be tried again after mistrial, constituents lament lack of representation

Even though Councilman Larry Seabrook’s corruption case ended in a mistrial, better days are still a ways off. Comment.
Morris Park

Department of Sanitation removes illegal postings in Community Board 11

It’s a sign: Community Board 11 residents do not want to sell their homes. Comments (1).
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Locust Point Civic Association elects new president

For the first time in years, the Locust Point Civic Association will be having new leadership. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Driving range to reopen at Turtle Cove

Turtle Cove Golf & Baseball Complex, which was closed last season for the first time in years, is expected to open again in the spring under new management. Comments (1).

City agencies prepare for the upcoming winter

After last year’s harsh winter, city agencies and elected officials promise the Bronx will be better prepared this time around. Comment.
Throggs Neck

Frank’s Pizza opens new dining area

Frank’s Pizza has served Throggs Neck for over 40 years. Its loyal customers will now notice something new the next time they stop by for a pizza. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Multi-million dollar complaint filed in alleged Van Zandt ponzi case

About 30 Bronxites who believe they were defrauded out of their pensions, inheritances and life savings by Robert Henry Van Zandt of the Van Zandt Agency are now trying to get some of that money returned. Comments (2).
Bronx North

Montefiore Children’s Hospital receives toy donation from Anthony’s Flower Farm

The Montefiore Children’s Hospital has received a thoughtful toy donation right in time for Christmas. Comment.

Vets celebrate renovated Park, remember Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary

Veterans from “The Greatest Generation” were on hand to remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor and celebrate the $1.3 million renovations to Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park. Comment.

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