June 20, 2010: 2010, Issue 24
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

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CB11 and DOT to “calm traffic” on Laconia Avenue

It’s been building up for months. Residents have noticed furious speeding on Laconia Avenue, causing danger for pedestrians and also anyone pulling out of their driveway, where visibility is limited. Now, Community Board 11 and the city’s Department of Transportation are planning to do something. Comment.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Accident raises safety concerns on City island

Many City Island residents are voicing outrage over the actions of visitors waiting to leave the island after a horrific accident claimed the life of a man riding a three-wheeled motorcycle on the City Island Bridge just before midnight on Sunday, May 30. Access on and off island was shut down for several hours as the fire department worked to put out a fire caused by the accident. Comment.
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MS 101 boasts 23 students headed to specialized high schools

It’s been many years — maybe even never — since administrators at M.S. 101 on Lafayette Avenue recall having this many of their 8th graders get accepted to specialized high schools all over the city. Comment.
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Country Clubbers consider a civilian patrol

At the most recent meeting of the Country Club Civic Association on Wednesday, May 26, held at Villa Maria Academy’s cafeteria, there was much to discuss, but most importantly for one group was the creation of a neighborhood civilian patrol to address incidents of drug dealing and youth congregation. Comment.
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Square merchants celebrate Memorial Day

The Association of Merchants and Business Professionals of Westchester Square held a special ceremony of remembrance on Thursday, May 27 for the men and women who have given their lives in the cause of freedom. Comment.
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Devine in Veterans’ Hall of Fame

A community leader who served with one of the bravest units in Vietnam was recently honored with induction into the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The honor came as a result of his service on the battlefield and his heroism on the home front in advocating for veterans. Comments (2).
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Fatal motorcycle accident on bridge

The City Island Bridge was the scene of a grisly accident and explosion at 11:39 p.m. on Sunday, May 30. The driver of a three-wheeled motorcycle was killed when he lost control, swerved, and was hit head on by an S.U.V., whose driver fled the scene. Comment.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Greek American Institute’s beginnings

When my children were young, we enjoyed taking them to the local fairs including the one at the Greek American Institute on Bruckner Boulevard just south of Arnow Place which will be coming up again later this month.Ones attention was immediately focused on the Ferris wheel but it was the baklava that kept my wife coming back.We enjoyed their fair and on our trips watched with great interest as their new church was being constructed in the late 1980s and early 90s. Comment.
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Special Memorial Day Service Honors Post’s Origins

After several years without a home, the stone that sat outside the original meeting place of the Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253 has travelled full circle. Comment.
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21st annual Saint Anthony feast on June 13

St. Clare of Assisi parish will hold its 21st annual Feast of Saint Anthony celebration on Sunday, June 13. The celebration will include a procession of a statue of the saint through the streets of Morris Park, in what has become a much anticipated event in the community. Comment.
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Crossway worshipers locked out

Crossway Christian Center members have seen much tumult after losing their spiritual leader of the past 34 years amid allegations of wrongdoing. Comment.
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Brand new bikes for 19 lucky PS 14 students

On Friday, June 4, a large group of 5th grade students from P.S. 14 walked into school like any other day, but then walked out at the end of the day with a brand new bike. Comment.
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Pompeii dancing tease upsets residents

First, it was dancing without a cabaret license. Now, pictures of something akin to a striptease show have surfaced on the Facebook page of Pompeii Lounge. Locals in the community are not pleased. Comment.

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