August 17, 2008: 2008, Issue 33
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Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

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Loretta’s pizza rebuilds; grand re-opening planned

When Loretta’s Pizza caught fire and was all but destroyed last April, many in the neighborhood and beyond were concerned that the popular eatery, which has been of service to school lunch programs in the area, would shut its doors for good. Comment.
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Illegal parking lot pops up on Lyon Avenue

While an illegal innovation at 2280 Lyon Avenue began as a dirt lot approximately two years ago, a neighborhood resident that spoke on the condition of anonymity said it was only recently that concrete turned the spot into a full-blown parking lot. Comment.
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MPCA patrol nabs naked motorist

Two MPCA volunteer watchmen helped apprehend a man who apparently wanted to get back to nature, in a totally inappropriate way. Comment.
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New C-O makes plans for 49th Precinct

Once again, the 49th Precinct has undergone a change in leadership – its fifth new captain in over eight years.  Comment.
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Zerega Community Association hosts fire-safety experience

Kids in the summer program at the Zerega Community Association learned some potentially life saving skills for themselves and their families when they took part in a lifelike fire simulator last week.  Comment.
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Ferry Point asks for Brush Ave. repaving, line

With ever increasing traffic due to a recently opened Home Depot store, and a soon to open Pepsi bottling plant on Brush Avenue, the Ferry Point community is asking for some much needed infrastructure improvements that go beyond just patch work. Comment.
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Lapsed variance may doom CI waterfront homes

In what was seemed a surprise for builder and community alike, a new development on City Island that was slated to include 22 homes might no longer comply with zoning because of a lapse in a variance. Comment.
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New captain takes helm at 45th Precinct

Dimitrios Roumeliotis, a 21-year veteran of the NYPD, has assumed the role of the commanding office of the 45th Precinct and he could be bringing with him an old method of policing to the community.  Comment.
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P.S. 71 Gets Seats: New classroom space will save Pre-K, K

In what was a tremendous effort on the part of parents, school officials, and Councilman Jimmy Vacca, two new classrooms will rise in the schoolyard of P.S. 71, hopefully opened for the new school year this fall. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

This association is dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the Waterbury LaSalle Community also known as Schuylerville.  It is made up of people from all walks of life, be they homeowners, tenants, or business people. People who love this area, and seek to preserve every phase of life in their community. Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

The United Veterans Day Parade Committee of New York’s Annual Mini-Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, September 21, at Turtle Cove, with a barbecue to follow at the Throggs Neck Memorial Post 1456. Thanks to the Sam Young Post 620 for another successful Music Night. I promise to learn a polka for the older folks, and whoever made the fried chicken should have a cooking show on PBS! You can call in any veterans’ activities, serious, or fun, to (347) 672-4918 and I’ll post it here for you. Comment.
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Ferry point Community

I apologize for not writing our column for a few weeks. I have been involved with many projects that have absorbed my column time. Comment.
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Community Board 10

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Pehlam Bay Taxpayers

We want to know of any other neighborhood in New York City, that has three consecutive streets all facing the same one way direction. If our community is ever faced with an evacuation order, what chaos would we be facing trying to leave our homes to get to safety. Comment.
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Lottery Scope

A Bronx player has won a very large New York Lotto jackpot – a prize of $19 million!  The gleeful winner is Linda Holley, 59 years old, who recently retired from her job as an executive assistant.   “It will give me the opportunity to enjoy my retirement,” she explained.  “My husband, daughter and I will make the most of it.” Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edi-tion of Around Town. Comment.
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Ferry Point Civic Association

The Ferry Point Civic Association will host its annual block party on Saturday, August 16, with a rain date of Sunday, August 17 on Rohr Place. Similar to last year, each family is asked to provide their own tables and chairs and their favorite dish to share. Last year we had an overwhelming turnout in all aspects and we are hopeful that this year will surpass last year’s. Comment.
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Korony American Legion 253

The United Veterans Day Parade Committee of New York announces the Annual Mini-Golf Outing will be September 21 at Turtle Cove. The proceeds from this family fun day, with barbecue to follow, are used for the expenses incurred b our Bronx Veterans Day Parade in November. All are welcome, sign up information to follow. Comment.
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Pehlam Bay Taxpayers Association

The Pelham Bay Taxpayers & Civic Association was revitalized after St. Paul Avenue between Pelham Parkway So. and E. 196th was reversed.  Cars in the neighborhood could no longer make a right turn on St. Paul Avenue to get to Westchester Avenue.  This reversal was done without the knowledge of the entire community.  Only three people in opposition were at the meeting.  Everyone else was from St. Paul Avenue.  This reversal was done without an impact study on the safety of the adjacent streets and especially to Pelham Bay Station. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Merchants Association

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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Civic Center Community Board 10

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Zerega businesses become Empire Zone certified

While some deride the Empire Zone program, which provides tax credits to businesses in Zerega and across the state, as an initiative that makes the rich get richer, two local businesses that recently added employees because of the program’s existence say it benefits everyone, no matter what their role is in the economy. Comment.
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E. Tremont merchants request parking meters

While parking meters are often seen as a necessary evil on the business scene, there is one group of area merchants that would gladly welcome such devices to their commercial strip. Comment.
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TN Merchants think BID

With Business Improvement Districts the seeming wave of the future when it comes to shopping areas around the Bronx, the Throggs Neck Merchants Association has begun putting out feelers for what could be the Bronx’s largest BID by far. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

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Pizzeria owner braves the recent heat wave

The recent heat waves plaguing the Bronx have made it uncomfortable for many local residents, but for Mike Ditroia, the above-90 degree weather outside is like an arctic blast compared to what he has to deal with on a daily basis.  Comment.
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18-wheelers told to move rigs away from LL field

After four-years of what league officials say were dangerous conditions caused by a proliferation of trucks parked around the Astor Little League field, the problem is subsiding thanks to help from Senator Jeff Klein. Comment.
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Graffiti removal, helps more than the community

Quality Services for the Autism Community, a day habilitation program for young people living with Autism, is changing lives and cleaning neighborhoods. Comment.
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Barnes Avenue tenants ponder building’s future

While the NIDC is looking into solutions to issues at one Pelham Parkway building that range from a near wall collapse to repairs needed on individual apartments, it is ultimately its tenants that have to make decisions on how to proceed. Comment.
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TN residents build their dream house

When someone buys a home, it is usually considered a personal investment for an individual. When an existing home is expanded, it is a sure sign of investment in the community. Comment.
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Proposed Verizon building sale irks union

The proposed sale of the 60,000 square foot Westchester Square Verizon building has employees and elected officials demanding answers, requesting reconsideration. Comment.
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City Island traffic flow improved

After several close calls due to an obscured stop sign at what becomes a busy intersection during the summer rush on City Island, the community, working in concert with Senator Jeff Klein, was able to shrink the hazardous conditions. Comment.
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Final hearing on Ampere liquor store

The controversy about the fate of the Country Club Wine Shop, a liquor store that applied for a license to operate at a former deli site on Ampere Avenue may be coming to a conclusion.  Comment.
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Signs denounce worst slumlord

The Waterbury LaSalle Community Association has plans to show a man often described as a “slumlord” what they think about his latest project at 3030 Middletown Road. Comment.
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Around Town

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

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