August 28, 2008: 2008, Issue 35
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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

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DOT fills street “cave in”

A large hole in the Ferry Point community’s main thoroughfare, Brush Avenue, was finally filled by the DOT, ending a racket on a small residential corner caused by large trucks hitting the gorge.  Comment.
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Cousin Vinny shot escorting stripper to bogus party

After a failed attempt to convert his Westchester Square sub shop into a secret strip club led to a suspicious break in at the end of June, Anthony “Cousin Vinny” Agnello’s side job as a striptease business owner put him in the line of fire over the weekend – literally. Comment.
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Square BID effort gets $25G boost

Efforts to create a Business Improvement District in Westchester Square recently received a sizeable shove to success through a $25,000 BID Formation Grant from the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Houses celebrates new playground

Once an unsafe play space, children of Throggs Neck Houses’ Child Care Center now have a modern facility. Comment.
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Young girl donates her locks

A pair of scissors combined with a youngster’s generous spirit will provide the priceless gift of hope and confidence for ailing youth. Comment.
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Square shoppers put in their two-cents

There were no real surprises as the Westchester Square Merchants Association completed its Needs Assessment Survey necessary to become a Business Improvement District.  Comment.
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14’s principal: fresh ideas, solid success

Though new leadership at P.S. 14 promises fresh ideas for the 2008-2009 school year, the first time principal said he’s going to strive to keep things as they are – solidly successful. Comment.
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Around Town

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

Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

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Man charged in rape of 14-year-old

In a disturbing revelation, a 24-year-old is being accused of allegedly raping his 14-year-old Waterbury neighbor. Comments (3).
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Illegal lot owner receives wake up call: summons

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CI hangout finally secured

It had become a rite of passage for young people to use an empty wooded lot on City Island as a hang out and dumping ground for everything from cars to furniture. Comment.
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Scam security system removed from seniors’ home

When a slick salesperson convinced two elderly Paine Street residents to buy a security system they didn’t need, they all but lost hope that their money and dignity would ever be retrieved. Comment.
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Parking enforcement hits angle-parked vehicles

Car owners parking their vehicles on three streets in Throggs Neck received a rude awakening recently when after 20 years of angled parking, residents say traffic enforcement agents “swooped in like locusts” and ticketed their cars. Comment.
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Harbour Pointe permits may be revoked: DOB

It now appears that Department of Buildings permits for an ambitious development on City Island known as Harbour Pointe may be revoked, as the DOB has confirmed they have sent a letter to the developer, asking him to defend his plans.  Comment.
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Brush Avenue residents demand catch basins

The recent rain storms over the past week have once again brought out residents of the Ferry Point community who are tired of their basements being flooded and are demanding to see action so that such hazards are avoided in the future.  Comment.
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Square Library closed for repairs till Aug. 31

The Westchester Square Library branch is finally getting the attention many longtime residents and elected officials believe it has deserved for some time.  Comment.
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Verizon solidifies intent to sell; leaders on edge

A multi-agency meeting regarding the controversial sale of the Westchester Square Verizon building received mixed reviews after an angered union and anxious politicians gathered on Monday, August 18. Comment.
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DOT acts fast to replace P.S. 14 footbridge

With the end of summer vacation fast approaching, the collapse of the pedestrian bridge linking Country Club to Waterbury-LaSalle could make it difficult for children to get to and from school, leading local elected officials searching for a solution.  Comment.
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Fire-damaged CI eatery secured

After a ravenous fire destroyed much of the interior of the Neptune Inn, a popular City Island eatery, security issues continued to plague the site. Comment.
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Ferry Point Civic Association

I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend this year’s block party. I understand many families had prior plans that could not be broken. This year’s block party was dedicated to John Lesnick, Sr., a longtime Ferry Point resident and Nettie Sohmers, my mother-in-law. Both recently passed away and whose presence was sorely missed. Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

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Pehlam Bay Taxpayers Association

How did one half of St. Paul Avenue accomplish getting the two streets of St. Paul Avenue to go in two different directions? Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

On August 6 you might have seen an odd group of kids with spiked hair, chains and strange piercings walking through our neighborhood with paint cans and paint brushes.  Bet you thought they were up to no good!  Were you thinking “Oh my God, are they going to paint graffiti right here and in broad daylight?”  Well, it just goes to show you that as the old saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover!” Comment.
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Community Board 10

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Around Town

On a sad note this week, the Bronx Times Reporter family bids farewell to its own Walter Pofeldt. Most of you know Walter as the man behind the lens at all your community events. Needless to say Walter, although we’ll all miss you, we wish you luck and happiness in your future endeavors. Comment.

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