April 25, 2009: 2009, Issue 17
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Morris Park Alliance rebuilds business effort

The Morris Park Alliance (Merchants Association of Morris Park) will be is strengthening the Morris Park business corridor. Comment.
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Sugar Lounge applies for liquor license

A new bar will be making its home in Morris Park. Sugar Lounge recently filed an application to open at 1890 Eastchester Road. Comment.
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$115 ticket for wiping glasses

A Morris Park senior who stopped his car for less than a minute to clean his glasses was slapped with a $115 double parking fine. John Zullo was on his way to visit his wife in the hospital. Comment.
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New York Community Bank CEO rings NYSE closing bell

Joseph R. Ficalora, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank, rang The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on April 14 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the NYCB Family of Banks, which began with the establishment of Queens County Savings Bank in 1859. Comment.
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Klein warns of schemes

Senator Jeff Klein warned New Yorkers to be on high alert for financial schemes during these challenging fiscal times. Joined by a Bronx couple who almost fell prey to a Canadian lottery scam, the Capizuttos, Klein exposed the fraud which is currently being investigated by Canadian Authorities. Comment.
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Diaz, Jr. visits Spencer Estate; wins BP position

On Tuesday, April 21, Soundview Democrat Ruben Diaz Jr., 36, became the Bronx’s 13th borough president. Days before the election, Diaz visited the Spencer Estate Civic Association. The seven-term Assemblyman delivered a short speech and took questions. A handful of personal details emerged. Comment.
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Tiki Barber kicks off WCS race

Former NFL football running back, author, entrepreneur, and correspondent Tiki Barber has taken on a new gig for the Wildlie Conservation Society Sports Center.” His one-time exclusive interview with top race contenders is live on www.bronxzoo.com and it is fast becoming a viral video to highlight the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Run for the Wild, scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The run is part of the on-going Earth Month Party for the Planet celebration at the Bronx Zoo. Comment.
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Metro-North Yankee Station opens May 23

The Metro-North Railroad has constructed a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘take me out to the ballgame,’ with the addition of a new Yankee-E. 153rd Street Station. Comment.
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The sun shines on TNLL parade; Iraq vet honored

The kids cavorted. The bagpipes droned. The parents beamed. What a happy event, the 57th annual Throgs Neck Little League parade! On Saturday, April 18, nearly 30 teams marched down E. Tremont Avenue to Throgs Neck Boulevard. An opening day ceremony honored league volunteer Joseph Tucci, who passed away last year. League graduate and Iraq War veteran Kevin Major tossed out the first pitch. Comment.
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Official NY Yankees caterer, a neighborhood icon, turns 25

An official caterer for the N.Y. Yankees and one of the Bronx’s hidden treasures continues to service their fine dining and Italian cuisine. Comment.
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Brooklynite falls for Locust Point; new president

Will Cuevas and his wife drove from busybody Brooklyn to languorous Locust Point. They toured a house on Giegerich Street and strolled around the neighborhood. Comment.
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Do You Remember?

St. Anselm’s Parish was established on Tinton Avenue in 1892 and staffed by Benedictine priests until 1976.  Archdiocesan priests then provided staffing until 1985 when the Augustinian Recollect Fathers accepted those pastoral duties.  One of the great needs of any parish is the education of their children and to that end ground was broken on February 10 of 1908 for an elementary school.  The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt were invited to become an integral part of the parish caring for the school and Mother Suso became the first principal.  Comment.
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Rock On The Bronx

The Wicked Wolf has bands every Thursday and DJs every Friday and Saturday. Paddy Dougherty’s has Bronx guitarist Timmy Curtin every other Thursday. Check with the bar on dates and times. New album by Bronx musician EQ Jones coming soon. The band Strange Brew is back in action. Check them out locally. Timeline, the cover band playing all your favs from the nineties and eighties, is starting their spring summer rotation of gigs. Be on the lookout for them. Timeline features Phil, Maggie, Tony D., Johnny and Anthony. Comment.
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Northeast Bronx Association Inc.

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Throggs Neck Homeowners Association

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Ferry Point Civic Association

The Whitestone Bridge was shut down after a Metropolitan Transportation Authority truck crashed into a sign on the Queens side causing it to fall. The truck had a crane attached to its back which struck the sign and metal support system. According to the MTA, two contractors inside the vehicle, who were hired to paint the bridge towers, suffered minor injuries. Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

Around The Post Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Westchester Square Zerega Improvement Org.

Thoughts on an Easter Sunday. In the Judeo-Christian sacred tradition, this past week is celebrated as a time of joy and renewal. To Jews it is a time of remembering how they were freed from bondage by divine intervention and given the books of the law and the 10 Commandments. To Christians, it is a time of wonder and joy at the resurrection of Christ who rose from his tomb to live again. Comment.
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Locust Point Civic Association

We just got back from breakfast with the Easter Bunny and even though the rain stopped us from having an official Easter egg hunt, the Easter Bunny hopped through the rain and delivered hundreds of candy-filled eggs to the children of Locust Point. Our breakfast is always one of our best-attended events and I would like to thank Cookie Allard for getting up early and putting the whole thing together. The hardest part about running a civic center event is getting people to join in and help, but the one thing I can always count on is Cookie, thank you. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Our next membership meeting will be on April 23 at 7:30 p.m.  We will meet at P.S. 14 in the cafeteria.  Please remind your friends and neighbors of the change in our meeting date. Comment.
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

We are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Our united voices are being heard. Pelham Bay Taxpayers & Civic Association, together with the combined efforts of NEBCA (six united civic associations), our elected officials, Community Board 10, newspaper and TV coverage, our communities are making headway. Comment.
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Dallas BBQ opens on W. Fordham Road

Get ready for mouth-watering baby-back ribs, Carolina pulled-pork, and chicken smothered with barbeque sauce. Dallas BBQ’s has opened its first Bronx location at West Fordham Road and the Major Deegan Expressway. It promises a great family dinning experience at a first-class, full-service restaurant. Comment.

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