May 2, 2008: 2008, Issue 18
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Friday, May 2, 2008

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Assembly acts on sex offenders: Benedetto

Assemblymember Michael R. Benedetto announced that the Assembly passed a measure, the Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act regulating sex offenders’ use of the Internet to help prevent sex crimes. The bill is the result of a landmark agreement with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to prevent predators from victimizing children on Internet social networking sites. Comment.
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Vacca spreads blindness program awareness

With the help of a local leader, older Bronxites will be more informed on issues about vision care.  Comment.
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AECOM names founding prof.

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D., has been named Founding Professor and University Chairman of Einstein’s newly created Department of Systems and Computational Biology. The appointment was announced by Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Comment.
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Vacca weighs in on DOB commish’s resignation

The recent resignation of NYC Department of Buildings commissioner Patricia Lancaster has created an opportunity for Councilman Jimmy Vacca.  Comment.
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Steps taken to reduce wait at Pel Bay Station

Councilman Jimmy Vacca and frustrated straphangers have been clamoring for the MTA to do something about the long wait for trains coming into Pelham Bay Station for years. The MTA is about to implement actions to address this complaint. Comment.
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New van rides in to help senior citizens

Elderly northeast Bronx residents are in for a less bumpy van ride.   Comment.
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Joint community patrol organized in 49th

Communities in the 49th Precinct are taking back their neighborhood as one cohesive unit.  Comment.
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Kid’s Web plea

Always striving to help their own, the Morris Park Community Association once again pulled together to create a hopeful future for a local girl in need. Comment.
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Menna Meats expanding; moves to Cafaro’s site

After 37 years in the same location, Menna’s Quality Meats is moving up Tremont Avenue, taking over the Cafaro’s Deli location to form Menna’s Quality Meats and Salumeria. Comment.
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Trash removed from sub-prime house wreck

A long overdue spring-cleaning brought much-needed improvement to the quality of life of residents on Revere Avenue suffering from a nearby absentee landlord. Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.
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WS merchants feel hopeful after meeting

Westchester Square business owners and residents received some encouraging news about the shopping strip’s future last week.  Comment.
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Bronx actress shines in How She Move

One Bronx actress is discovering just how much art imitates life, as a featured player in Paramount Vantage’s newest release, How She Move. Comment.
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Beyond borders: Bronxite provides relief in Mexico

While Bronx resident and Springfield College sophomore Natalie Flores chose to spend spring break in the likely location of sunny Mexico, her purpose was far from ordinary.                Comment.
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Regis Raiders crush Spellman Falcons at their home, 11-1

It was a tough day to be a Spellman baseball fan.  Comment.
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Preston Panthers split double-header

An umpire error may have cost Preston High School its’ first regular season game this year, as the Panthers split a double header with Our Lady of Victory on Saturday, April 26, at Veterans Bicentennial Memorial Park.  Comment.
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Future NBA star promotes talent

The next great NBA star may be a 12-year-old from the Bronx, who only picked up the game of basketball at age 10.    Comment.
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Third time’s the charm for Juan Laporte boxing

The Juan Laporte Boxing Gym has moved once again.  Comment.
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Bronx fighters victorious at Paradise Theater

Bronx fighters Andrey Tsurkan and Eddie Irizarry proved victorious in front of a home crowd at the Star Boxing sponsored Punchin at the Paradise card on Friday, April 25.  Comment.
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St. Ray’s alumni named Marist coach

Ending weeks of speculation, a former St. Raymond High School alumni has given the Bronx another reason to boast, as Marist College named Chuck Martin its new head men’s basketball coach on Thursday, April 17. Comment.
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Entrepreneur serves up tasty tostones at Tostobueno

Customers are going bananas for a unique Bronx culinary product. Comment.
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Field for Leo

“Mr. Little League” was honored on Saturday, April 19, at the place he called home for more than half a century – the Throgs Neck Little League fields. Comment.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Bronx player silences critics

One Bronx player is defying the odds and silencing his critics, as he attempts to achieve a dream.  Comment.
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Olando Minott: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger

Some people use hardships as an excuse to quit, others, like Olando Minott use it to persevere. Comment.
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Bronxites pound it out in the ring

All the world was a boxing ring when Bronx boxers emerged victorious at the 81st Annual Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Tournament kicked off on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 at the WAMU Theater at MSG. Comment.
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Pipe Dreams

Maybe it’s just me, but... Comment.
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Xavier celebrates championship season

On the heels of an amazing 62-6 season record by the Kevin Melrose and Larry Arena-coached St. Francis Xavier JV team that led to a Bronx and City title, three other teams helped make the Morris Park school proud this season.  Comment.
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Baseball Highlights

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St. Ray’s fails to dominate in non-league match-up

A lack of determination cost St. Raymond’s,  as they hosted and lost 10-5 to John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in a non-league match-up this past Saturday, April 19. Comment.
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Columbus’ soccer struggles stalled

The whistle blew and the Columbus girls’ varsity soccer team stormed their field in a rare celebration, as they bested Lehman 4-0 for only its second win of the season; a far cry from the stellar year the Lady Explorers enjoyed in 2007.  Comment.
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Softball Highlights

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Knowing the Score: I’m cursed by jersey

I heard the rumors.  At first I didn’t believe them.  Who would do such a thing?  But after digging deep, I discovered it was true; someone did bury a Bob Connolly Pipe Dreams jersey under my cubicle, right under my very nose.  I’ve been cursed.  Comment.
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Tough loss a big boost for Clinton team

“We needed this game,” said Clinton coach Robert Miller, after his team suffered a 4-3 extra inning loss to Lehman on April 11.  “This game could be a big boost for us down the stretch.” Comment.
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Monroe beats Gompers; Turo wins 900th

Monroe’s Jeffrey Hostos waited for the sign and delivered the pitch; a stinging curve ball that had Gompers’ Victor Ruiz swinging at air, capping off an amazing come-from-behind 4-2 victory that landed Eagle coach Mike Turo in the record books with his 900th career victory.  Comment.

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