May 15, 2008: 2008, Issue 20
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

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St. Ray’s student signs letter of intent

St. Raymond High School’s Sylvester Inda has signed a national letter of intent to run track at Saint Peter’s College of New Jersey, becoming the first track athlete at the Bronx school in five years to earn a full, Division I athletic scholarship in track. Comment.
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Clinton continues win streak

What a difference a month makes.  Comment.
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Kennedy looks to erase last year’s losses

Last year, Kennedy rode a perfect 10-0 record into the playoffs where they saw their season come to a shocking end in the second round during a two straight sets loss to Grover Cleveland.  Comment.
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45th Precinct cracks tool-fencing operation

A sting, conducted by the 45th Precinct, nabbed its first suspect in an ongoing investigation to bring down a local fencing operation of stolen industrial and commercial tools and equipment. Comment.
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PB shooter gets 6 yrs. for slaying

A man responsible for the shooting of a Pelham Bay resident got just six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, snubbing the Bronx District Attorney’s office in the process. Comment.
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Truck distribution center for old Home Depot site

When the Zerega Avenue Home Depot moved to Bruckner Boulevard, a large parcel was left vacant on Zerega Avenue. Comment.
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Dispute over firewall heads for court

After years of wrangling, it appears a dispute between a Gifford Avenue homeowner and a developer is heading for the courts. Comment.
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98-year-old continues her volunteer work

At almost 100, she’s still giving back. Comment.
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Vacca provides $120K for school technology

A significant educational funding grant is providing cutting edge educational technology solutions to a local middle school. Comment.
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Brownie troop learns how to run a business

A group of young ladies have learned all about some of the different jobs and businesses in their Morris Park community.  Comment.
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Doc limits hours - increases volunteer services

They may be limiting their hours, but the husband-wife Maffucci medical team said they’d never stop giving. Comment.
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Senator Klein prunes tree after near-fatal accident

An elderly couple in Morris Park had a dangerous tree removed just four days after a branch fell within two feet of the woman, nearly causing serious injury. Comment.
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City fines owner of Lyons Ave. SRO

Illegal living accommodations recently put one Zerega home in the spotlight.  Comment.
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WP Courtyard wins brownfield clean-up award

The site of a former Shell Station at 2060 White Plains Road has been given a new breath of life. Comment.
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TNLL raises funds one sign at a time

A local little league is looking to hold down the cost of registration by raising funds through advertising. Comment.
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Pols save annual TNLL festival

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Councilman Jimmy Vacca recently teamed up to ensure a longtime Throgs Neck tradition would continue this year.  Comment.
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Animal communicator brings kitty home

On the evening of March 18, a City Island cat decided to explore the outdoors. Unfortunately it took falling four flights for her journey to begin. Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.
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Jacoby Appliance store sold

Despite losing a neighborhood institution, Allerton Avenue shoppers will still have a place to get parts for their appliances. Comment.
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Bronx softball roundup

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Young team takes off

Someone forgot to remind the Clinton Lady Governors that this should be a rebuilding year.  Comment.
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Bronx baseball highlights

Kennedy 3 – Walton 1: Rebounding from a loss earlier in the week to Monroe, the Kennedy Knights (10-1), with RBIs from Curtis Lopez, Roberto Cabral and Samuel Dominguez, picked up an important home win on Friday, May 2, to remain ½ game behind the undefeated Lehman Lions (10-0) in the Bronx A West.  Bennie Fair (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R) got the win and Yoel Peralta allowed only 1 hit over 2 innings to pick up the save.  Walton drops to 8-3 on the season and into a second place tie with Clinton in the Bronx A East.  Comment.
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Jane Addams defeats hot Riverdale

The underdog is often not a team that has lost just one game in the season. Comment.
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Preston Panthers return to winning ways

After splitting a doubleheader with Our Lady of Victory almost two weeks ago, Preston continued to stumble, but were able to find their footing in time to complete an exciting week of softball action on a winning note.  Comment.
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Winning one more time for Trauner

After 30 years, Clinton volleyball coach Hermine Trauner is going out with a win.  Comment.
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Monroe on a championship pace

The Monroe Eagles put the PSAL on notice with a strong showing to close out April, as the playoffs loom.  Comment.
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Knowing the Score

It’s a start of a brand new month and signs of spring are finally emerging.  It’s about time.  Comment.
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White Plains Road stores demolished

Pelham Parkway BID shoppers and residents will finally see an end to the monstrosity of wreckage at the corner of White Plains Road and Lydig Avenue where a five-alarm fire destroyed 12 businesses.  Comment.
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Vacca forces repairs

Thanks to participation in a program sponsored by the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation, tenants in troubled buildings throughout the east Bronx will likely get some relief from oppressive conditions. Comment.

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