May 25, 2008: 2008, Issue 21
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Rogue traffic enforcement agents caught lying

Overzealous traffic enforcement agents have Morris Park residents on the edge, with community leaders close behind. Comment.
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MP man sentenced 1.5 to 4.5 years in DWI death

The recent sentencing of drunk driver Robert Polidore has sent a message about the grave consequences of intoxication behind the wheel.  Comment.
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Owner boards up dangerous Gun Hill Rd. property

The owner of a construction site containing a dangerous retaining wall that has become a hangout spot for local youth has addressed community concerns in hopes of making the site inaccessible to trespassers - although children in the area are not making it easy.  Comment.
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Skunks invade abandoned Astor Ave. parcel

To the dismay of local homeowners, a controversial Pelham Gardens property now has some new residents. Comment.
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NYPD speaks: We’re hogging parking spots

Police have finally responded to Westchester Square residents who are riled up when it comes to traffic enforcement agents taking up valuable parking spots by jockeying personal and professional vehicles during changes of shifts. Comment.
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Hair salon boosts image with donation

With prom season quickly approaching, one lucky lady’s pocketbook will receive a little relief. Comment.
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Explorers gain experience

Having only 15 minutes to enter, dissect and begin to solve a crime scene before presenting conclusions to FBI agents may seem a daunting task for most, but four 45th Precinct Explorers rose to the challenge at the 2008 Spring Competition Day. Comment.
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Traffic agents swarm down on Layton Ave.

The deluge of parking enforcement efforts on Layton Avenue had subsided in recent months to the delight of local merchants. However, now they’re back, and nothing is safe. Comment.
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TNBA plans annual triathlon

The Throggs Neck Benevolent Association is hosting its 6th annual triathlon in memory of one of its founding board members, Tom Garvey. Garvey was instrumental in laying the foundation for the organization. Comment.
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CB 10 opposes liquor store for Ampere Avenue

A businessman looking to open a ‘fine wine shop’ on Ampere Avenue got a rude awakening when he was confronted by many angry residents of Spencer Estate at a Community Board 10 hearing. Comment.
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49th Pct. extends financial aid to sick girl

Officers at the 49th Precinct recently took their role to protect and serve to a new level when they donated more than $500 to help a local, suffering youth. Comment.
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Fundraiser for ailing youngster

In January of 2001, the pain began. With no cure in sight, one local student continues to suffer, as a mother plans a fundraiser to help her ailing daughter.  Comment.
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P.O. Edward Byrne competition underway

A police chief at One Police Plaza, and faculty and administration of a M.S. 101, are making sure the school bearing the namesake of slain officer Edward Byrne forever remembers the fallen officer’s contributions to the city 20 years ago. Comment.
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Police clear tractor trailers from Lafayette Avenue

After a couple of years of wrangling that produced little progress, tractor-trailers using Lafayette and Brush avenues as a truck stop finally got the boot. Comment.
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Rock on the Bronx

Welcome once again to Rock on the Bronx. Comment.
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Seniors fight for market

A crowd of more than 100 angry and equally distraught seniors gathered at 2504 Eastchester Road, Monday, May 19, to protest the closure of their only neighborhood supermarket, Met Food. Comment.
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TN 9/11 family replants trees

The Friends of Ferry Point Park made good on their vows to replant the 9/11-memorial grove of trees vandals stole earlier this year. Comment.

Monday, May 19, 2008

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TN thief lands self in jail

As if not reading your local community newspaper was enough of a mistake, one Bronx thief learned the hard way that a life of crime is not for the weak of mind.  Comment.
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49th Pct. housing officers honored for crime reduction

Two housing unit officers were honored for their months of services at two Pelham Parkway housing developments now policed by the 49th Precinct.  Comment.
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‘Snake’ landlord linked to Pel Bay project

An individual involved in the purchase and development of a 44-unit, seven-story building at 3030 Middletown Road is known to the Bronx tenants for all the wrong reasons.  Comment.
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Vacca, community leaders oppose water rate increase

Councilman James Vacca, joined by a busload of committed community residents, trekked to the Manhattan College campus on Monday, May 5, to personally inform members of the New York City Water Board that he strictly opposes this year’s 14.5% water bill hike, and does not see the need for any hike this year based on available data. Comment.
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Graffiti creeps back into the CB 10 area

Members of community groups all over Community Board 10 area are noticing an increased activity when it comes to graffiti. Comment.
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Pioneer deep-sea diver with Bronx ties, dies at 81

A pioneering diver, whose City Island company helped set the standard for the commercial deep-sea diving industry, has passed away. Comment.
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TN woman’s $15 million sex agreement suit tossed

A civil suit filed by a Bronx woman with claims her lover reneged on a legal agreement to provide her with half of his house in exchange for frequent sex and cultural enrichment was thrown out by the New York State Court of Appeals. Comment.
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9-11 memorial grove replanting set

After vandals tore up 15 trees, which were planted in memory of the 9/11 Throggs Neck victims, an outraged community called for a replanting ceremony.  Comment.
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OLA scouts honored for achieving excellence

Applauding their outstanding community service efforts, the congregation at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral showed their support to Our Lady of Assumption Church Cub Scout Pack 345 on April 27. Comment.
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MPCA drums up new membership from drive

The Morris Park Community Association has been looking to drum up new membership and pass the torch of leadership onto the next generation. Comment.
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OLA, Mahan Avenue blessed with speed hump

A busy street in Pelham Bay will soon have a new speed hump, slowing down traffic for schoolchildren and senior citizens. Comment.
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Collegiate Institute student serves as Bronx councilman

Councilman Jimmy Vacca may have found his future replacement in a student from his alma mater at Christopher Columbus High School.  Comment.
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Leaning wall springs nabe into action

An unsightly and unsafe structure at a work site on the corner of Allerton and Lodovick avenues is about to be addressed before someone gets hurt.    Comment.
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Economy forces Schuyler Hill summer camp to close

For 15 years, Schuyler Hill Performing Arts and Cultural Center, Inc., offered Bronx youth an opportunity for expression and academic growth through its various programs, however, a slowing economy changed those summer plans. Comment.
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Ladies Choice to take B. Brown’s old location

As Westchester Square continues to evolve, one local business owner is taking advantage of an opening on the strip. Comment.
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Girls wrestle with old stereotype

Throughout history women have been perceived as the weaker sex, but Lehman High School students Janel Gonzalez and Jacquie Rivera are looking to change those perceptions one match at a time. Comment.
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Preston impresses in victory

Lehman 20 – Bronx Leadership Academy 3: Lehman (13-1) exploded with offense from Brittany Gonzalez (3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 Double), Leslie Spencer (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI’s, 1 Double, 1 Triple), Lourdes Arias (3-for-4, 2 RBI’s), Sharlene Figueroa (2-for-4, 3 R, 5 RBI’s, 1 HR) to help Domenica Regina (5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 9 K’s) pick up another victory on Thursday, May 8, at the Parkchester Little League.  The win put Lehman atop the Bronx A Division.  Comment.
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Hunter win ends Columbus’ soccer playoff hopes

Early in the second half of play, with the score tied 1-1, Hunter College High School’s Chelsea Weinberg nailed a high shot off Columbus goalkeeper Asia Wheeler’s hands and into the net.  Comment.
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Alfred E. Smith varsity volleyball makes best of unique situation

It was the final regular season boys’ varsity game for Kennedy and Alfred E. Smith on May 1, and Kennedy’s Marquis Romero slapped a shot over the net, just out of the reach of Melany Javier to give the Knights a 25-9 win in the second straight set.  Comment.
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AFC Rapid Soccer final standings

Another exciting season of soccer has ended for the AFC Rapid Soccer League, who last month, held its closing ceremonies to honor the best teams and players for their efforts during the competitive, yet fun year. Comment.
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Traffic ticket turns deadly

A routine traffic ticket took a turn for the worse last Saturday after a man who argued with three traffic enforcement agents suffered a massive heart attack and died. Comment.
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Rally to keep market

A disturbing transformation in Pelham Gardens could leave local seniors inconvenienced. Comment.

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