April 6, 2012: 2012, Issue 14
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Friday, April 13, 2012

TNLL Parade steps off at noon on April 14th

A grand beginning to the 60th Throgs Neck Little League season will occur with a parade that steps off at noon at E. Tremont and Lafayette avenues on Saturday, April 14. Read more….

Admission fee is history at the Bronx Museum of Arts

Beginning on March 29, The Bronx Museum of Arts made its admission fee a part of history. Read more….

Nearly 1,150 Bronx apartments retrofitted

Some 1,150 Bronxites will be warmer this year thanks to Enterprise Community Partners and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Read more….

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

First Bronx school-based health clinic opens at Kennedy

This is not your parent’s school nurse’s office. Read more….

Assemblyman Peter Rivera moves NYS Department of Labor, seat opens

On Saturday, March 24 longtime New York State Assemblyman and Speaker Pro Temp Peter Rivera announced he would step down as the 76th District’s representative at the end of this year’s legislative session. He is accepting a job as the new NYS commissioner for the Department of Labor, effective June 30. Read more….

TD Bank donates $500k to New York Foundling charter school

A south Bronx charter school received a half-million dollar donation from America’s most convenient bank. In return, students gave a rousing Samba performance as a show of appreciation. Read more….

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Waterbury Ave. sewer project set for bid

The final sewer project slated for the Country Club area along Waterbury Avenue is set to go to bid in May. Read more….

P.S. 72 rocks house with new band

Friday, March 30 was the day the music was born at a Throggs Neck elementary school. Read more….

Bronx Catholic schools hold massive science fair

Catholic grade schools from around the borough had their students compete for prizes in the Bronx Catholic Schools Science Fair at Mount St. Michael Academy recently. Read more….

Monday, April 9, 2012

Improv dump draws ire

Somebody take out the trash, please. Read more….

Lehman H.S. hearing held

At a boisterous public hearing before members of the Panel for Educational Policy about the proposed federally-funded “turnaround” of Lehman High School, a clear message was sent. Read more….

Larry Prospect, business leader, ran BID

Larry Prospect, a longtime merchant of White Plains Road and most recently the executive director of the White Plains Road Business Improvement District, passed away after a lifetime of service to the community. Read more….

Sunday, April 8, 2012

NYBG opens garage and “intermodal” facility +

The New York Botanical Garden celebrated the opening of a green “intermodal” transportation facility, a parking garage that promises to provide ample parking for the garden. Read more….

Ladder 53 may face closure again

The fight to save City Island’s Ladder 53 may force residents on City Island to take action if cuts to 20 fire companies remain in Mayor Bloomberg’s final budget proposal before negotiations with the city council. Read more….

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Van Nest to hold anti-crime march

A spike of violent crime in Van Nest has prompted neighbors to say, “we’re not going to take it anymore.” Read more….

Broccoli opens 3rd IHOP; grand opening held

Elected leaders welcomed a well-known businessman to the Soundview section. Read more….

Friday, April 6, 2012

Free dental screenings provided to youngsters

Open wide and say, “Aaaah.” Read more….

Ancient tree quietly cultivates stories

Since 1984, Mike and Margaret Fogarty have been the caretakers of one of the Bronx’s more curious tales. It is a story with a what, a when and a where -- all bizarre -- but maddeningly it has no who or why. Read more….

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rangel is new in the Bronx

Congressional districts have undergone major reapportionment this year. Read more….

Protest against sidewalk

Residents along Pelham Parkway South are kicking up some dust over a four-foot narrowing of the service road as a reconstruction project there adds a new sidewalk on the northern side of the roadway. Read more….

LaSalle woman knifes 45th cop

An apparently suicidal LaSalle Avenue woman is now charged with assault after she allegedly threw a knife and struck the hand of a police officer responding to a call at her apartment. Read more….

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Borough McD’s owners earn top corporate award

Cathie and Richard Perna possess a decades-long record in the restaurant business and now have received the top honor a McDonald’s franchisee can earn: the Golden Arch. Read more….

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