May 19, 2012: 2012, Issue 20
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

J.H.S. 80 changes name

While history may record that Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Penny Marshall once attended there, JHS 80 is now itself history. Read more….

St. Mary’s Recreation Center gets green fix

This Mott Haven green oasis is getting greener. Read more….

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BxM9 bus not so express

This MTA express bus isn’t living up to its name. Read more….

It’s merchants versus riders in a plan to bring a special express bus route to Webster Avenue. Read more….

Bronx seniors showcase artwork

A group of Bronx seniors are making an impression with their paintings at the Pelham Bay Library. Read more….

Monday, May 28, 2012

Soundview locals complains over stop-and-frisk tactic

Go ahead, stop and frisk us. But nicely, please. Read more….

Posters send hard message on alcohol abuse

An infant guzzles from an Absolute Vodka bottle, and parents can’t help but stare. Read more….

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mother’s Day traffic snarl draws attention to Ladder 53

Let Mother’s Day be a warning, say City Island residents fearful of losing their FDNY Ladder Company to city budget cuts. Read more….

Fresh Direct now delivering to every zip code in the borough

The Bronx is getting a nutritional shot in the arm.Fresh Direct will now be delivering directly to every zip code in the borough. Read more….

Friday, May 25, 2012

Orchard beach celebrates opening day

Bring on the beach! Read more….

City Island holds Memorial Day parade

While Bronxites join other New Yorkers out of town, at beaches and at the barbecue grill, City Islanders will be remembering the nation’s fallen veterants with a Memorial Day parade on Monday. Read more….

Accused Ponzi scheme now hit with $35 million suit

Accused Ponzi scheme operator Robert Van Zandt now has a $35 million civil suit on his back. Read more….

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Death Row sidewalks

A new - maybe optional - sidewalk along Pelham Parkway’s south service road is a potential deathtrap. Read more….

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bronx Week 2012 annual parade and walk of fame induction

Bronx Week 2012’s grand finale, with the key events including the 41st Annual Bronx Week Parade and Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony, is set for this weekend. Read more….

Assemblyman Benedetto calls on DOE to fix cracked sidewalk

That old rhyme “step on a crack, break your mother’s back” might actually come true at a cracked sidewalk near a Co-op City school. Read more….

Watermain mystery looms in Pelham Bay street

A mystery is bubbling up on a tiny Pelham Bay street. Read more….

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Boro highways to hell

Call them Bronx highways to hell. Read more….

OLM, D’urso Pavilion now luxury rentals

A long-time white elephant that stood vacant on Pelham Parkway South will soon find new life as rental apartments. Read more….

Monday, May 21, 2012

Amtrak cleanup

Amtrak finally got on track recently with some civic responsibility. Read more….

Klein introduces new amendment to Bawdy House Bill

Landlords could get a helping hand from the long arm of the law evicting drug dealers and prostitutes, thanks to new legislation by Senator Jeff Klein. Read more….

Columbia janitor completes 20-year journey to earn Columbia degree

From Columbia custodian to Columbia grad. Read more….

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2012 Columbus parade marshals selected

The 2012 Bronx Columbus Day will pay tribute to two Italian-Americans who have made major contributions to the local community. Read more….

45th Precinct honors cops and community members

The 45th Precinct led the city’s 76 precincts last year for the biggest percent drop in crime. Read more….

No BBQing signs installed in Bronx Park near Bronx Park East

The Parks Department is kicking ash. Read more….

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ponzi charges for Van Zandt; made off with client’s $$

Woes for a longtime Westchester Square tax preparer and financial advisor Robert Van Zandt piled up this past week with his arrest on charges he swindled clients out of $4.6 million in a Ponzi scheme. Read more….

Bronx couple open Allerton Avenue pharmacy

It took some red tape to finally cut the red ribbon on their American dream. Read more….

Parkchester native wins Con Edison award

He’s tops when it comes to Con-Edison’s diverse and talented workforce. Read more….

Friday, May 18, 2012

Saving Pedro’s clinic

With Pedro Espada’s Soundview health clinic on life support, three local organizations are now involved in talks to help step in and save it, the Bronx Times has learned. Read more….

‘Meg Charlop Way’ named for public-health, housing advocate

“She was a force of nature. Sometimes, she was more of a force than nature.” -Steven Safyer, CEO and president of Montefiore Read more….

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Check out these Tiffany stained glass windows

The treasure in St. James Episcopal Church isn’t just spiritual, but artistic as well, with works by America’s greatest stained-glass artist. Read more….

Van Nest stands up to crime with march

The Van Nest community has a bold message for troublemakers - we know where you live. Read more….
Boro Beat

Rangeling over Charlie’s political future

It looks like most of the Bronx political establishment is on board Charlie Rangel’s campaign walker. Read more….

Lehman High School renamed

Don’t call it Lehman - sort of. Read more….

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lehman College launches Mexican Studies Institute

The “minority” has now become the majority. Read more….

Fasolino remembered fondly by many

Funeral services were held April 28 at St. Clare’s Church for well known Morris Park Realtor and retired police officer Daniel Fasolino, who died at his home April 24, at age 74. Read more….

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Morris Park funeral director retires; sells business

It’s the end of an era for Ruggiero & Sons Funeral Home. Read more….

49th Precinct Cops nab rapist

A pair of sharp-eyed cops who helped take down a rapist got the thanks of the community and their boss with the 49th Precinct Cop of the Month award. Read more….

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Vets park dog poop not tolerated

Dog walkers who don’t pick up the poop - beware. Read more….

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