February 27, 2009: 2009, Issue 9
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Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

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I-HOP coming to New Horizons Mall

The borough’s newest I-HOP restaurant is set to open in April, in Tremont, and is expected to create 80 to 90 new jobs in the Bronx. Comment.
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Cameras secure school

After several break-ins and years of waiting, P.S. 89 will finally be receiving the surveillance cameras that they have longed for. Comment.
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Borough preservationists recommend landmarks

A Baptist synagogue. A Gothic study hall. A Hapsburg fountain. A Nyorican casita. A Gaelic sports field. A Yiddish coop. A 300-year old cemetery. The birthplace of hip-hop. Comment.
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Little Fashion Week for area youth

Hoping to inspire the creativity of youngsters throughout the Bronx, the first ever Little Fashion Week Contest will be held in Westchester Square. Comment.
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Country Club sewers overdue

According to Marcia Pavlica and Jack Reith, Country Club isn’t just due for new storm water drains – it’s overdue. Comment.
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Orchid Show returns to NYBG

Consistently recognized as a “blockbuster” winter flower show for its elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays of orchids, the New York Botanical Garden’s annual exhibition this season offers a new theme, design, and experience, all created by a new designer. The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern, which runs February 28 through April 12, takes visitors on a stroll through a contemporary Brazilian garden. It’s a can’t miss showcase for garden lovers, modern art enthusiasts, and those in need of a flower fix or one-day tropical getaway to brighten winter blues. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

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Con Ed workers trapped below ground

Three Con Edison workers were 110 feet below the south Bronx on Thursday, February 12 when their elevator came to a frightening halt. Comment.
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City to trap plastic cups, grocery bags

Ever seen a beer bottle or toilet paper roll drifting down the Bronx River? Comment.
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A lotta dough for 99¢

With these tough economic times making many people a little short on their dough, one local pizzeria is offering 99 cent regular slices to make sure those on their lunch breaks from school or work can afford a hot, nutritious meal. Comment.
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Online polling for CEC elections is launched

In a bid to up parent interest, the city’s Department of Education will tweak the Community Education Committee (CEC) election process. Parents will cast e-ballots this spring. Comment.
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Historic building cleaned

Westchester Square will no longer tolerate graffiti, sending a clear message to vandals as to warmer weather approaches, by cleaning the Huntington Free Library. Comment.
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Klein, Miss Teen USA, students salute vets

Senator Jeff Klein joined the boys and girls of P.S. 14, the S.U.N.Y. Maritime Color Guard, and Stevi Perry – Miss Teen U.S.A. – in a celebration of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans on Friday, February 13 at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Comment.
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Writer, producer discuss projects

James McSherry, the author of A Clean Street’s A Happy Street, and filmmaker and producer Wayne Gurman, visited eighth grade students at I.S. 192 on Thursday, February 11 to discuss McSherry’s book and upcoming short film project. Comment.

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