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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Soundview

Mayoral brawl over tax break for Soundview condo owners

Bronx condo owners to Mayor de Blasio: get over it. Read more…
Concourse Village

New digital sign preview of development at Concourse Plaza

There’s a sign of life at the redeveloping Concourse Plaza —literally. Read more…

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Con man who impersonated lawyer facing sentencing - four years later

An east Bronx con man convicted fours years ago of bilking victims out of $1.3 million will finally be sentenced next month. Read more…
Throggs Neck

Local vet to VA: Pay me already!

A Throggs Neck veteran who served his country wound up having to go to an elected official after his country failed to serve him. Read more…

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Assemblyman Benedetto burglar sentenced to 4 1/2 years

An east Bronx man convicted of burglarizing a local state assemblyman’s apartment will be spending the next four and half years behind bars. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 75 wins traffic safety poster contest

These owls have a wise eye for traffic safety. Read more…

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Williamsbridge

New schools chancellor gives agenda to Bronx audience at Town Hall meet

New Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña hit the borough running, pushing her agenda at a northeast Bronx community education council Town Hall meeting. Read more…

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Hosp brass bite back at Senator Klein over law blocking Monte expansion

Statewide healthcare stakeholders are taking a scalpel to a new provision in New York’s budget that will force towering new Bronx facilities to first answer to the community in a series of forums. Read more…
Throggs Neck

Tenant Leader Monique Johnson, a Bronx Neighbor

Monique Johnson has spent 43 years, almost her entire life, living at the Throgs Neck Houses and is now on her second run as the president of its Resident Council. Read more…

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Westchester Square

Lehman HS silent on slashing; no notice to parents; security tightened

Mum’s the word at Lehman High School. Read more…
Pelham Bay

St. Theresa’s collects Pennies for Patients

St. Theresa’s is collecting change for change. Read more…

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Morris Park

Van Nest little league opens season with new mural

Van Nest Little League will have a lot to celebrate at their 58th opening day ceremony. Read more…

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Soundview

Soundview condo owners FINALLY get state tax break

Some condo owners who were not getting the same tax breaks as other owners in their very own complex are now breathing a sigh of relief. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca bill passed by City Council protects interns

Interns are people too. Read more…

Monday, April 7, 2014

Pelham Bay

Pelham Bay Park special needs garden program will live

The Sensory Garden in Pelham Bay Park has served hundreds of special needs kids for several years now. Read more…
Parkchester

New traffic light headed for Parkchester’s Hugh Grant Circle

Subway riders exiting the Parchester station could find some safety relief from dangerous traffic shortly. Read more…

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Van Cortlandt Village

Push for Van Cortlandt Park bridge over Major Deegan Expressway

What’s $7.5 million for a bridge over the Major Deegan compared to an almost $3 billion cost overrun at another end of Van Cortlandt Park? Read more…
Pelham Bay

This school library lucks out with 250G grant

One Bronx elementary school is getting an Extreme Makeover: Library Edition. Read more…

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Cops cracking down on bike riders breaking law

Bike against traffic or on the sidewalk in the east Bronx and you may end up with a hefty summons. Read more…
Mott Haven

FreshDirect court battle rages on

They’re down, but not out. Read more…

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fordham

‘Vision Zero’ traffic crackdown on Grand Concourse starting April 7

Dangerous drivers, beware. Read more…
Kingsbridge Heights

Fatal teen victim of Gaelic football to be remembered

A player who was died after playing Gaelic Football at a Bronx field more than six decades ago is being honored with a memorial plaque - along with attendance by an assemblyman pushing for helmet safety for younger athletes. Read more…

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Senator Klein measure kills Montefiore Medical Center’s Riverdale project

The borough’s mightiest hospital chain has been cut off at the knees. Read more…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Diaz: Bronx on a building boom

The Bronx is building—and building. And then building some more. Read more…

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Borough president pushes Harlem River Waterfront development

Borough officials want to turn a desolate stretch of Harlem River into a waterfront destination. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Assemblyman Benedetto helps broker deal for disabled vet-owned businesses

Disabled veterans who own businesses will be getting a helping hand from New York State. Read more…

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Comptroller Stringer calls for strengthening community boards ‘to take on developers’

What’s next for the city’s “auditor-in-chief”? Read more…
Country Club

Bronx nuns who attend to the sick celebrating centennial

The Sisters, Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick are celebrating their 100th anniversary in the United States. Read more…

Sunday, March 30, 2014

City Island

City Island restaurant traffic jam fix

A popular new restaurant and an older established one on City Island that draw crowds are also drawing some traffic backups that concern local islanders. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Writing Center wants Bronxites’ memoirs

Dust off your pens and pencils. Read more…

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bronx Times Reporter

Please DO fence this tree in

The city is planting one million trees —but hey, you left one naked! Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

45th Precinct Community Council breakfast gearing up

The 45th Precinct Community Council is looking to another successful year for its third annual breakfast. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Boro jobless rate hits five-year-low

We’re not there yet, but at least it’s getting a little better. Read more…

Friday, March 28, 2014

Country Club

Benedetto burglar due for sentencing Monday

A burglar who wreaked havoc in the east Bronx, including ransacking a local assemblyman’s apartment, is facing up to five years in jail and five more under supervision when he comes up for sentencing next week. Read more…
Morris Park

Morris Park ‘speedway of death’ getting traffic light

A Morris Park residential strip will no longer double as a speedway. Read more…
Throggs Neck

East Bronx man who punched out market worker won’t face murder charge

An east Bronx supermarket worker and local sports coach who died a month after he was viciously punched died of natural causes, the city Medical Examiner’s office has ruled. Read more…

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mott Haven

BREAKING: Court appeal to stop FreshDirect move to South Bronx thrown out

BREAKING NEWS: FreshDirect just got a fresh stamp of approval. Read more…
Westchester Square

Lehman HS mum on razor attack despite metal scanners

School officials are being closed mouth over a razor attack inside Lehman High School that left a student slashed on his face and parents kept in the dark. Read more…

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mott Haven

Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo campaign workers arrested for election fraud

BREAKING NEWS - Three campaign workers for south Bronx City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo were arrested Wednesday, March 26 for filing falsified nominating petitions, riddled with fictitious names and addresses, including Yankees team captain Derek Jeter and model Kate Moss. Read more…
Westchester Square

These locals raving over paving

For decades, one dead-end street in Westchester Square was off the grid, pocked with cracks and ignored by city agencies. Read more…

Friday, March 21, 2014

Longwood

Sister Thomas, an icon in the resurgence of the South Bronx, passes away.

Sister Miriam Thomas, a south Bronx icon who helped build affordable housing and gave communities their spiritual and material sustenance for decades, passed away on Thursday, March 20. Read more…
Pelham Parkway

Traffic fixes for gridlocked East Bronx intersections

Local drivers may soon get some relief from traffic woes at two troublesome east Bronx intersections. Read more…

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