August 15, 2010: 2010, Issue 32
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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

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Bx12 an easy target for sneaky riders

Sneaky Bronxites that ride the Bx12 Select Bus are getting back at the MTA the only way they can: by not paying to ride. Comment.
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Surf’s up, attendance up at Orchard Beach

The sun came out, and so did the swimmers. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

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New parking lot for future Walgreens

Shoppers get ready, Walgreens is coming to the corner of Williamsbridge Road and Morris Park Avenue. In addition, a new, larger parking lot will handle the shoppers. Comment.
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Vacca Volunteers clean Pelham Parkway

Councilman Jimmy Vacca’s volunteer corps has completed yet another community project, cleaning away debris and weeds along Pelham Parkway South with over 30 community members that came out to help. Comment.
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Saplings spruce up expressway

Entering the Throgs Neck Expressway at Blair Avenue will be a much greener experience, now that nearly 30 trees line the entrance. Comment.
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Stickball team finally gets fame

A stickball team that was top dog in 1972 is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Members of the team have been inducted into the Stickball Hall of Fame, thanks to help from a local attorney and baseball aficionado. Comment.
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Homeowner traps wild raccoon

A raccoon that was tearing up pool equipment and patio furniture in Pelham Gardens is no longer on the loose. Comment.
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CB 10 asks for more police

Community Board 10 is seeking additional police to patrol the 45th Precinct. Comment.
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Morris Park struggles with absentee landlords

Crowded homes. Driveways and streets packed with cars. Messy yards with overgrown gardens. Dishwashers draining water into a neighboring yard. Comment.
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After slew of vandalism, building gets Clean Halls

Residents of Janel Towers, a large Westchester Square apartment complex, are excited to learn that they may soon have cleaner halls. Comment.
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Interclub Races make a splash

Members of beach clubs on Eastchester Bay were off to the races at the annual interclub swimming competition, a tradition in Throggs Neck since 1956, held amid fanfare and fireworks. Comment.
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Riders outraged by proposed MTA fare hikes

The MTA will be raising fares for the subway, bus, and tolls by January of 2011, and though hearings are still to come that will determine by how much, Bronx residents and elected officials are not pleased. Comment.
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Fort Schuyler House gets some summer cleaning

Residents of a senior citizen residence and senior center were tired of constantly looking at garbage dumped across the street from their building, and it seemed like no one they contacted could help. Comment.
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Morris Park café hopes to attract families

Two Morris Park family men weren’t big fans of their local café. So they opened up their own instead. Comment.
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MTA considers new Bx8 route

Residents and merchants are cautiously optimistic after meeting with the MTA to discuss the new Bx8 bus route. Comment.
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Wheelchair dispute leaves teen waiting

The condition of a Country Club teenager suffering from a terminal illness has worsened, creating the need for a new wheelchair. But the girl waits in vain while her mother struggles to deal with various obstacles. Comment.
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Traffic light woes

A new traffic light installed at the intersection of Balcom Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard has drivers coming to a screeching halt. Comment.
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Small Bank coming To Pel Bay

A Queens-based bank focused on small businesses will be expanding into the Bronx soon. Comment.

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