Bronx Times Reporter

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Columbus puts up a fight

Amongst a good sized crowd on a hot, humid September afternoon, Christopher Columbus hosted Brooklyn Tech. The two teams duked it out for the whole first half. There was only one TD, which occurred in the second quarter by Brooklyn’s Cory Frederick. Both teams went into halftime pumped up and ready for a win. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

PBLL starts fall games; Guiliano throws shutout

The Pelham Bay Bandits opened up their fall season with a bang, as they swept a The Pelham Bay Bandits opened up their fall season with a bang, as they swept a doubleheader vs. New Rochelle. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

TNLL sets registration

The Throgs Neck Little League’s 2009 season registration is as follows. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

NY Courts commemorate the victims of September 11th

In what was a special pick for the borough, the New York State Unified Court system chose Bronx county’s new Hall of Justice to hold this year’s memorial service for three slain court officers who perished trying to save the lives of others on 9/11. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Crowley condems kids programming propaganda

Determined to end the message of terrorism played to the Middle East’s most formidable minds, the U.S. House of Representatives, with assistance from Congressman Joseph Crowley, recently passed a bill to condemn the message of hatred and violence over the airwaves. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Zoo restores 98-year-old Italian fountain

The Wildlife Conservation Society continues to help keep history alive for generations to come at the Bronx Zoo. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Three illegal dumpers nabbed in the act

The Department of Sanitation’s Citywide Illegal Dumping Task Force seized and impounded three vehicles that were involved in incidents of illegal Bronx dumping during the month of August. The DSNY Task Force, composed of plainclothes Sanitation Police Officers, monitors known dumping locations and seizes the vehicles of illegal dumpers caught in the act of violating the law. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Ray’s blood drive

On Sunday, September 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Raymond’s Parish will hold a blood drive in the elementary school gym. Registration accepted during the weekend of September 20 to 21 in front of the church. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Toddler class at Bx House

The Bronx House Toddler Center is offering children stimulating activities and the opportunity to socialize. Children learn through music, arts and crafts, story time, and have an opportunity to play in the well equipped playroom. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Another accident at DOT-neglected intersection

In what neighbors say has become a common occurrence, another accident occurred at a busy intersection in Spencer Estate. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Sex spa conviction

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that the owner of a spa has been convicted of sexually abusing a client on February 20, 2006. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bon Appetit at the Bronx Y a huge success

Lucky boosters of our Bronx YMCA got to sample food from some of the best restaurants in the borough during a gala event held featuring every kind of culinary delight imaginable. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Weird behavior upsets bucolic TN home life

Is it a group home, an illegal SRO or just some odd behavior from strange neighbors? Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein unveils dirtiest eateries

In what has become something of an annual tradition, Senator Jeff Klein unveiled his list of the 12 dirtiest eateries in New York City on September 14, complimenting them with a list of what he considers to be the 12 cleanest food establishments, as well as another, more detailed report on the 100 cleanest and dirtiest restaurants in the City. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Ron Schliessman, avid Bronx historian

Ron Schliessman is one of the most dedicated Bronx historians to grace our borough. He grew up on B Street in Schuylerville, the son of an avid biker and photographer who took pleasure in photographing the streets of the Bronx. After graduation from Cornell University, Ron took a job with the government that allowed him time to follow in his father’s footsteps in capturing now historic scenes throughout the borough on film. He set up a dark room in his basement and developed his own work which he readily made available to those who showed an interest. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx ‘laughter’ premieres at the Whitestone

A film about the healing powes of laughter, with guest appearances from many well-known celebrities, as well as Bronx residents, premiered at the Whitestone Multiplex Cinema on Sunday, September 14. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Nikeysha nixed from TV show

“Do you want to be on top?” Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx bands find new sanctuary

Tired of the smoldering heat and wandering vermin, Bronx musician Steven Gallegos decided to take matters into his own hands with the creation of SoBro Studios. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

TN artist receives council citation

Every few months the halls of Throgs Neck Extended Care are graced with magnificent artwork helping brighten the lives of all who visit. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Mind-Builders sets fundraiser

Alumni of Mind-Builder Creative Arts Center are holding a fundraiser and reunion in order to help sustain this community icon. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, at 5 p.m. at Mind-Builders, 3415 Olinville Avenue, near Gun Hill and Whites Plain roads. Read more…

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

AFC Rapid Soccer season shifts into full weekend play

Due to Hurricane Hannah, the annual AFC Rapid opening day parade was canceled on Sunday, September 7, but the slate of matches was played. The highlights are as follows. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Rays under 12 team beats Boston

The 2008 O’Neill’s Continental Youth Championship (CYC) games were recently held in Chester County Pennsylvania. The tournament brought 1,500 elite players from across the nation, plus teams from Canada and England to the Philadelphia area to compete in Gaelic Games. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

PB 11-12 y.o. win championship

The Pelham Bay 11-12 year old division has won the A.I.T. championship for the 3rd straight year. Each of the three teams were linked together by one ballplayer, Captain Brandon Soto. Soto played on the 2006 team in a reserve role, being the youngest player in the league at the time. Last year he became one of Pelham Bay’s top stars, leading the 2007 team with his stick and his gold glove. This year he blossomed into being the M.V.P. of the 2008 squad, dominating opponents with his fastball and slider. In 9 playoff innings, Soto struck out 24 batters while allowing only 1 hit. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

2007 champs defeat Lehman Lions

Bronx Times Reporter

The final scorecard

I am sadly announcing my retirement from the Bronx Times. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

48th precinct awards plaque for 1950 act of bravery

the 48th Precinct near West Farms held a memorial for Patrolman Alfred Loreto who was killed off duty in 1950 while trying to prevent a robbery and kidnapping in Morris Park. Loreto park is named after Officer Loreto. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

City Island Civic welcomes flamboyant leader

With its longtime president moving away, another, more flamboyant leader is planning to move a local civic association into new territory, hoping to unify the residents of City Island. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Parkway S. association to lead graffiti coverup

On Monday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m., the Pelham Parkway South Neighborhood Association will hold a Graffiti Cleanup. A group from Quality Services for Autistic Children, supervised by Bill Stolfi, director, will meet at Maran Place and White Plains Road, in front of the post office, with members of the PPSNA, to clean up and repaint the mailboxes in the Pelham Parkway South area. Anyone interested is invited to volunteer their services. It will be greatly appreciated. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Friends of St. Dominic’s Home raise $385,000

Any PGA golfer would be thrilled to walk away with a $385,000 purse for winning a one-day golf tournament. That is the amount the Friends of Saint Dominic’s walked away without having to pick up a club. Instead they relied on the goodwill of some 200 golfers, a stellar golf committee and the generosity of several sponsors who contributed the “green” in the Friends’ 16th Annual Golf Tourney held August 4 at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Skate Park security $$

Preserving the safety and security of a local youth hot spot was the center of Congressman Joseph Crowley’s mind when he awarded a $10,000 grant to the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership on Wednesday, September 3. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein to host insurance forum

In the spring of 2006, residents of the 34th District began contacting Senator Jeff Klein to report that longtime homeowner’s insurance policies with Allstate were not being renewed; the company was taking steps to reduce its exposure in the coastal NY insurance market. In 2006, Allstate cancelled, or “non-renewed” more than 26,000 homeowners policies throughout the coastal portions of NYC, Westchester County and Long Island. Similar cancellations followed in 2007 and 2008. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca, Per Scholas offer $300 laptops to students

In a burst of creativity, Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Bronx-based technology company Per Scholas have teamed up to offer over 1,000 refurbished laptop computers to Bronx middle and high-school students – for only $300 a piece. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Dan Zanes and Friends to perform new album

On Sunday, September 14, join Dan Zanes and Friends at The New York Botanical Garden for a performance of songs from their new album, ¡Nueva York! Two concerts are scheduled to be held at the Botanical Garden’s Daffodil Hill: one from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other at from 2 to 4 p.m. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Zoo attendance grows 11% over summer

The numbers are in and many area residents decided that the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) zoos and aquarium were the place to be during July and August. The Bronx Zoo’s new permanent Madagascar! exhibit was certainly the perfect reason to plan a visit. Extraordinary weather and gas prices were also part of the equation that resulted in an attendance increase across the board. Each of the WCS wildlife centers provides an exciting “staycation” adventure for family and friends. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Fiesta de Flores, a day-long event at the Garden

On Sunday, September 14, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fiesta de Flores, a day-long festival at the New York Botanical Garden commemorating the flowers and culture of Latin and South America. Enjoy the beauty of the garden while being treated to music, dancing, and more. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Photographer releases first published compilation

Through the lens of a native Bronx photographer comes an intriguing new look at New York’s Capital Region. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca grant to repair Loreto Park bocce courts

In what will be a great victory for bocce players all over the area, the Department of Parks and Recreation will be spending half a million dollars to build and refurbished covered bocce courts in Loreto Park. Read more…

Sign up for daily news emails!

Bronx Times Reporter archive

CNG: Community Newspaper Group