May 28, 2009: 2009, Issue 22
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

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At 26, Abraham Sultan is now NYC’s tutoring specialist

When Champion Learning’s 26-year-old founder started his company after his mother encouraged him to tutor neighborhood kids, he never dreamed he would one day be in charge of extra learning for thousands of New York City kids. Comment.
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New Kids Kut on the block

Calling all frightened three-year olds! Head to Morris Park Avenue and Williamsbridge Road for bubbles, videos, toy trucks and painless haircuts. Comment.
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St. Theresa honors students for academic success

In a special ceremony on Friday, May 1, at St. Theresa School, 15 students in grades 4 through 8 were named to the Principal’s List for achieving highest honors – an average of 95% or above – for the third quarter of the school year. In addition, many students received First Honors awards with a total average of 90% to 94.9% and others students were awarded Second Honors with a total average of 85% to 89.9%. Students also must receive an A (excellent) or a B (good) in conduct and effort in order to be awarded Honors. Comment.
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City replaces crumbling wall

After a resident petitioned the city to do something about a dangerous crumbling retaining wall at the corner of Pilgrim and Buhre avenues, a local elected official responded with a solution. Comment.
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1000s attend Target job fair

Eugene Aldridge, 45, is unemployed, one of 56,000 Bronxites out of work. Aldridge worked as a loader for Greyhound; the bus business let him go in 2008. Comment.
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Neighbors contribute to speedy recovery

Steve DeMartis has a lot to be thankful for. His cancer has been in remission for two years. And the good deeds and kindness he has shown to others over a lifetime in Morris Park paid off when he got sick. The community came through with an amazing show of support. Comment.
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D’Urso’s future on hold

Nathan Plummer has abandoned 1870 Pelham Parkway South, the former site of the Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Florence D’Urso Pavilion. The ongoing economic crisis sank his spanking new senior home, Plummer Pavilion. Comment.
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Amusement park’s failure debunked; DVD celebrates Freedomland, USA

A historic piece of the Bronx is now preserved digitally. Comment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Salesian dedicates Br. Wiegand Field

“After months of planning, our long awaited dream to construct a new athletic facility at Salesian High School will finally become a reality,” announced Fr. Patrick Angelucci, SDB, the school’s director/president. Comment.
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St. Clare’s grad teaches team discipline

St. Clare’s School has a special girls’ volleyball coach, who has volunteered her time since 1992 to teach team discipline. Comment.
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Revenge-seeking wife guilty

Don’t cross Bonnie Davido. In 2006, the 42-year old Bronxite asked a “hit man” to blind, rape and murder another woman, court documents state. Davido suspected the woman of sleeping with her husband. Comment.
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For fifty years it’s run hot and cold

Pelham Bay Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Services Inc. celebrates a milestone, as 2009 marks 50 years of service for Bronx residents. Comment.
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Hearing held on L&W home

Residents of Zerega’s Glover Street had a shaky relationship with Leake & Watts’s group home, once a fixture on their block for 30 years. The prospect of having another group home administered by the same outfit, but serving a very different population, is causing some uneasiness. Comment.
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Bronx film trio shoot Baby Boomer

Hollywood’s Bronx boy, James Madio, returned home for his directorial debut on April 24, 25, and 26. He filmed in collaboration with Bronx artists and producers like Harrington Talents and Joe Mileto at locations including Wilkinson Park and Pelham Bay Little League’s Naclerio Field. Comment.
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Girl scouts help furry friends

The girl scouts at P.S. 71 are helping those who can’t help themselves, by donating supplies for our furry friends. Comment.
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St. Ben’s variety show highlights student talents

St. Benedict’s school is not putting on another version of American Idol, lets make that clear immediately. But they are showcasing student talent in what has become an anticipated event at the school. Comment.

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