March 19, 2009: 2009, Issue 12
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Diaz, Jr. outlines borough plan during breakfast

Now that Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. is headed to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s point-man on urban affairs, one of the contenders to fill his place is wasting no time outlining his plans for the borough. Comment.
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Residents tired of Van Nest Park neglect

After a long time of neglect, the residents of Van Nest are demanding their park receive attention. Comment.
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Cancer treatment studied

Women with certain gene variations appear to be protected against cervical cancer, according to a study led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and reported in Clinical Cancer Research. Knowing whether or not women have these genetic variants could help physicians to better tailor treatment strategies. Comment.
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Local store fights teen drinking

The Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP) is spotlightighting all Throggs Neck businesses that work to prevent underage drinking. Albana Discount Grocery has gained a reputation in Throggs Neck for being very proactive in the fight against youth drinking. Comment.
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City Islanders scoff at form-letter response

City Island residents who have e-mailed the NYC fire commissioner to protest the impact of closing the island’s Ladder Company 53 are receiving a form-letter response that fails to address their specific concerns. Comment.
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Egan, Klein call for return of school funds

Edward Cardinal Egan, Senator Jeff Klein, and other elected officials and religious leaders from around the state met at Our Lady of Assumption School on Friday, March 13. The group, backed by parents and students, called on state leaders to reinstate the Mandated Services Reimbursement program funding for private schools. Comment.
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Klein awards 49th Cops of the Month

For their courageous service and efforts to the community, Officers Yvette Rivera and Harry Pakiakis were awarded ‘Cops of the Month’ at the Tuesday, February 24, 49th Precinct Community Council meeting. Comment.
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NIDC demands Unionport Road building cleanup

The Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation has launched a campaign to cleanup the excessive violations – including bed-bug infestation and lack of heat – at three buildings on Unionport Road. Comment.
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Walgreens continues renovation of former supermarket

Controversy erupted at the corner of Eastchester Road and Mace Avenue last spring when neighbors caught wind of Applebaum Realty’s plans to replace supermarket Met Foods with chain drugstore Walgreens. Comment.
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Councilman Vacca declares war on deadbeat developers

Councilman James Vacca has declared war on “deadbeat” developers, including the erstwhile landlord of 3030 Middletown Road, Vacca said. Comment.
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Strolling coyotes spotted in Pel Bay Park

Beginning the day bird watching, one native Bronxite ran into a big surprise when he spotted two coyotes strolling through Pelham Bay Park. Comment.
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Villa Maria plans Breakfast of Champions

An athletic awards ceremony growing bigger every year at a local K-8 school is now celebrating physical fitness with its 21st annual Breakfast of Champions, featuring a home-cooked meals by some of the area’s best caterers on Saturday, March 14. Comment.
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Simone Development inks Westchester Square Verizon deal

Simone Development continues its vigorous acquisition of Bronx commercial real estate with the purchase of the former Verizon Building in Westchester Square, and plans to completely remodel the building. Comment.
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Sidewalk placement lures vandals

The construction of the Pepsi bottling plant between Brush Avenue and the Hutchinson River Parkway service road near Ferry Point Park includes a new sidewalk that some residents feel will encourage graffiti.. Comment.
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Lehman Center hosts Russian National Ballet Theatre; spring egg hunt

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, known for presenting the world class dance, brings the Russian National Ballet Theatre in a fully-staged production of the timeless classic fairytale Cinderella on Sun., Mar. 22, at 4 pm. The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall is located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard W. on the campus of Lehman. Tickets are affordably priced at $35, $30, $25 & $20 with tickets for children 12 and under at only $10 for any seat. Comment.
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ECO Recycling Art Collage workshop at Huntington Library

The Bronx Council on the Arts and the Huntington Free Library present a free ECO Art Creative Recycling Art Collage workshop on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Huntington Free Library at 9 Westchester Square (next to the Apple Savings Bank). The workshop is open to the public and all are welcome. Comment.
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Mystic Seaport Art Collection at the Bruce Museum.

Join Preston High School for an exciting interactive Murder Mystery show, Let’s Kill the Boss, on Sat., Mar. 28 at 7 pm. This dinner theater production will be put on by Mystery Café, the nation’s largest producer of Interactive Murder Mystery Theater. Tickets are $50 and include an Italian buffet and complimentary soda or wine. Additional cash bar, raffle opportunities and table reservations are available. For tickets call (718) 863-9134, ext. 143. Comment.

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