July 19, 2008: 2008, Issue 29
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

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Gianna’s Gelato ignites the taste buds

Motivated by their seven-month-old sweetheart Gianna, parents Ernie and Melissa Aiello recently opened Gianna’s Café – an eatery that will surely satisfy any Italian sweet tooth. Comment.
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Lt. receives top FDNY honor for saving 5 in VN

A fire fighter, who saved 5 lives on May 23, 2007 in Van Nest, was recently honored with the Fire Department’s highest honor at its annual Medal Day. Comment.
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Msgr. Ruvo turns over the reins of Mt. Carmel Church

The pastor of one of the most influential Bronx parishes in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is stepping out of his managerial role at the church to devote more time to the spiritual enlightenment of faithful Catholics. Comment.
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Barnes Avenue building needs emergency repairs

What used to be one of the strongest buildings in the Pelham Parkway community has gone downhill, activists say, and is in desperate need of emergency repairs that as of yet the management has not provided. Comment.
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Local resident wins by losing

Ignoring his obesity for the majority of his life, 38-year-old Laki Trantos had no choice but to lose the weight when he developed a back problem and in turn couldn’t tie his shoes or pick up his own children. Comment.
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PBTP: St. Paul Avenue traffic flow flawed

There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the two factions in Pelham Bay regarding the switch in the direction of traffic on a stretch of St. Paul Avenue over two years ago. Comment.
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DOB, community eye Finkle-zoning issue solutions

With construction now halted at the site of the former Finkle Mansion, the possible solutions to a zoning mistake that has put the project on hold seems like a choice between lesser evils. Comment.
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Seniors warned of scam

A local senior on a fixed income is stuck with a home security system she says she does not want, and wouldn’t have purchased if not for the persuasiveness of a slick salesperson. Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.
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Liberty Democratic Association

We would like to apologize for not having our column last week, but with the community and political season in full swing, we have been involved in many activities and events. Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

See your veterans and community activities here. Call (347) 672-4918. Sunday, July 27, there will be an old fashioned grocery sale at the TN Memorial Post 1456. Proceeds go to Legion and Auxiliary causes. Comment.
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Pehlam Bay Tax Association

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Verizon Wireless to replace Frishman’s on WP Rd.

The White Plains Road Business Improvement district is getting a new first-rate tenant for a large location on the shopping strip. Comment.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Half-priced cheer for those donating clothing to needy

On Thursday, July 3, Eastside Grill, located at 4029 E. Tremont Avenue, kicked off their newest philanthropic mission to collect clothes for less fortunate New Yorkers – Girls Night Out for Charity. Comment.
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Waterbury Estates man busted for drug sales

One Pelham Bay resident was very involved in his community for all the wrong reasons. Comment.
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Skate park, soccer field opens in Bronx Park

A new soccer field and skate park on Bronx Park East promises to provide area children and adults with a new venue for amusement in their free time. Comment.
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Community Board 11 honors 29-year member

Reverend Leslie McHenry has been serving the northeast Bronx for decades and will continue her good work, though she has retired from one of her many civic roles.  Comment.
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Interested party eyes fire-ravaged WP Rd. site

A building destroyed by a fire last November near Pelham Parkway has been recently cleaned up, leaving room for the new building project local shoppers have been clamoring for.  Comment.
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Local agent offers relief

With large insurance companies like Allstate refusing to renew homeowners, one local insurance agent is promising to work with homeowners who live near the water to get them the coverage they deserve. Comment.
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LP Beach KO’d by City Health Department

After years of water tests and filling out forms, the Locust Point Civic Association was essentially told by the Department of Health that the opening of their beach is not in works. Comment.
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Ambrosini ball fields, playground renovated

A little league field and playground on City Island got a much-needed facelift, as a sparkling new facility for young people was dedicated at Anthony Ambrosini Field. Comment.
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At tree planting, grads remember friends

The St. Benedict’s graduates of 1977 and 1978 joined together on June 14, for a bittersweet reunion of celebration and remembrance in their old school auditorium. Comment.
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Cancellation of Triathlon does not cancel the fun

The sixth annual triathlon to honor Throggs Neck Benevolent Association co-founder Tom Garvey was canceled at the last minute due to a conflict with SUNY Maritime, but that didn’t stop the organization from enjoying a celebration of the community at the nearby Redwood Pleasure Club.  Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.
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St. Theresa’s feast: fun for the whole family

From July 23-27, St. Theresa’s Parish, will host its 12th Annual Summer Feast, themed “Christ Our Hope,” in commemoration of Pope Benedict XVI’s recent visit to New York City. Comment.

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