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Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Contractor scam uncovered

One senior has learned the hard way that all contractors are not equal — nor are all of them even licensed. Read more…
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Vacca to meet with MTA regarding Bx8

The backlash against the MTA’s new Bx8 bus route continues, and now city officials have jumped into the fight. Read more…
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Summer storm slays trees, cuts power

That was no mere summer shower in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon — that was a tornado. Read more…
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Scanlan welcomes first secular principal

After 25 years working at Monsignor Scanlan High School, Emily Padilla-Bradley has become the first lay principal to lead the institution. Read more…
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City Island barber is rooster-rescuer

Patrons of Hollywood barber shop are already used to seeing a large rooster walking around inside or sitting on the chairs. Read more…
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Hostage situation in Throggs Neck

Two brazen thieves who tied up a young couple in a Throggs Neck apartment surrendered to a police hostage negotiator after an hour and a half standoff that began late on Friday, July 23. Read more…
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Reward offered for Westchester Square rapist

Elected officials are offering cash for your help in finding the individual who raped a 79-year-old woman last week. Read more…
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O’Grady passes away after game in his honor

Just hours after merchants played a softball game in his honor, beloved community figure Joe O’Grady passed away peacefully. Read more…
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Kitten rescued after 3 days in sewer

A Morris Park kitten is safe and dry after an adventure that brought him underground and into the sewer. Read more…
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DEP stops flooding in Collucci Park

Flooding on Wilkinson Avenue near Colucci Park and Payground may finally be drying up. Read more…
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Primaries heating up in the Bronx

With a more than two-to-one ratio of candidates to seats, the 2010 Democratic primaries are heating up in the Bronx. Read more…
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Community cop uninjured after terrifying accident

A horrifying accident involving the 49th Precinct’s community affairs officer and a rental car two weeks ago left police officer Victor DiPierro with only minor scrapes, and a new lease on life. Read more…
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Big drug chains go local

Two prominent chain pharmacies in Morris Park have agreed to become a lot more neighborly. Read more…
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Waterbury Ave ped bridge being rebuilt

Summer’s here, and the time is right for pedestrian bridge repair. Read more…
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New bank on White Plains Road

White Plains Road WaMu customers will be looking for a new branch. Read more…
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Vandals Force League To Cancel Events

The Throggs Neck Girls Softball League was planning to hold a game and a picnic in the sunny summer weather on Saturday, July 17. Read more…
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Tricky tax refund finally comes through

A Pelham Gardens resident can rest easy after it appeared that her full state tax refund would not arrive, all due to a paperwork mixup. Read more…
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Falling Debris Signals End for Signal Station

If you are traveling underneath the 6 IRT train, along Westchester Avenue, you may want to be cautious. Read more…
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Brutal rape in Westchester Square

It was early Monday morning, July 19, that a terrible rape occurred in an area of the Bronx that rarely sees such crimes. Read more…
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Programs Keep Morris Park Clean

The Bronx Business Alliance and the Morris Park Business Alliance are not big fans of garbage. Read more…
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Archbishop blesses nursing home

With St. Vincent de Paul safe from closure, Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan visited the nursing home to see the facility for the first time and to offer his blessing. Read more…
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P.S.71 to get a green roof

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has released a whopping $37.6 million in funding for new projects as part of his new 2011 budget, and Pelham Bay students and parents should be especially excited. Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the money — one of the largest allocations for any of the projects — will be devoted to a new green roof for P.S. 71, the Rose E. Scala School. Read more…
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Van Nesters question school renaming

Many officials, local parents and residents are all set to name the new school that opens soon on Bronxdale Avenue after two fallen firefighters that lost their lives on January 24, 2005. But if a handful of outspoken Van Nest residents have a say, the school will be renamed after a local hero who died on a different date — September 11, 2001. Read more…
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Abandoned driving range up for bid

Morris Park residents will be pleased to learn that an abandoned golf center, which many felt had become a notorious eyesore, could soon become a functioning business again. Read more…
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Willis Avenue bridge arrives

The Willis Avenue Bridge replacement has completed its long journey down the Hudson River, but the bridge has a long way yet to go. Read more…

Monday, July 26, 2010

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Community rallies to save trees

Pelham Parkway locals love their trees, and they’ll fight to keep them from becoming wood chips. Read more…
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Man points giant spotlight at cop chopper

When an NYPD helicopter was circling overhead late at night, making a lot of noise, an Edgewater Park man woke up and wondered what to do. Then, literally, a light went on. Read more…
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Merchants will face off in charity softball game

It’s time again for that cutthroat merchant throwdown — the Throggs Neck-Morris Park softball game. Read more…
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Sky watch will look out for shootings

Officers with the 49th Precinct are watching you from above. Read more…
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Recruitment center agrees to change its look

A Westchester Square Navy/Air Force recruitment center doesn’t quite look like a Navy Recruitment Center. But soon, it will. Read more…
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The Garden saves the forest

If you care about forests, get on down to the Garden. Read more…
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Locals tired of Lodovick Ave makeshift flea market

At what point does a routine garage sale become an illegal business? Read more…
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Throggs Neck comedian on Last Comic Standing

Mike DeStefano, a product of Throggs Neck, went from a needle to a microphone. Now he’s telling the story as part of his act on NBC’s hit comedy competition show, “Last Comic Standing.” Read more…
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Stadium Ave swamped with buses

Country Clubbers are enraged. Read more…
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Westchester Square Pushes for an Anchor Store

Now that the former Foot Locker on Westchester Square has been boarded up for more than three months, officials are increasing efforts to bring a new retailer into the 18,000-square-foot lot. Read more…
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‘Last Shot’ shot down after inspection

A building on Stillwell Avenue that has gone through numerous identities is, at least for the time being, without one. Read more…
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49th Precinct offers theft prevention tips

The captain of the 49th Precinct has noticed a disturbing trend in recent months, as thefts of Global Positioning Systems and laptop computers from the interior of cars has become a hot crime. He wants to provide safety tips for people to protect their valuables. Read more…

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