May 15, 2008: 2008, Issue 20
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

45th Precinct cracks tool-fencing operation

A sting, conducted by the 45th Precinct, nabbed its first suspect in an ongoing investigation to bring down a local fencing operation of stolen industrial and commercial tools and equipment. Comment.
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PB shooter gets 6 yrs. for slaying

A man responsible for the shooting of a Pelham Bay resident got just six years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter, snubbing the Bronx District Attorney’s office in the process. Comment.
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Truck distribution center for old Home Depot site

When the Zerega Avenue Home Depot moved to Bruckner Boulevard, a large parcel was left vacant on Zerega Avenue. Comment.
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Dispute over firewall heads for court

After years of wrangling, it appears a dispute between a Gifford Avenue homeowner and a developer is heading for the courts. Comment.
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98-year-old continues her volunteer work

At almost 100, she’s still giving back. Comment.
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Vacca provides $120K for school technology

A significant educational funding grant is providing cutting edge educational technology solutions to a local middle school. Comment.
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Brownie troop learns how to run a business

A group of young ladies have learned all about some of the different jobs and businesses in their Morris Park community.  Comment.
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Doc limits hours - increases volunteer services

They may be limiting their hours, but the husband-wife Maffucci medical team said they’d never stop giving. Comment.
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Senator Klein prunes tree after near-fatal accident

An elderly couple in Morris Park had a dangerous tree removed just four days after a branch fell within two feet of the woman, nearly causing serious injury. Comment.
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City fines owner of Lyons Ave. SRO

Illegal living accommodations recently put one Zerega home in the spotlight.  Comment.
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WP Courtyard wins brownfield clean-up award

The site of a former Shell Station at 2060 White Plains Road has been given a new breath of life. Comment.
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TNLL raises funds one sign at a time

A local little league is looking to hold down the cost of registration by raising funds through advertising. Comment.
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Pols save annual TNLL festival

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto and Councilman Jimmy Vacca recently teamed up to ensure a longtime Throgs Neck tradition would continue this year.  Comment.
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Animal communicator brings kitty home

On the evening of March 18, a City Island cat decided to explore the outdoors. Unfortunately it took falling four flights for her journey to begin. Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.
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Jacoby Appliance store sold

Despite losing a neighborhood institution, Allerton Avenue shoppers will still have a place to get parts for their appliances. Comment.

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Comment.

All-Star event benefits Bronxites

Several Bronx non-profits got an unexpected boost when it was announced on April 29 that Major League Baseball and the Yankees would jointly donate $7 million worth of All-Star Game proceeds to local and national charities. Comment.

City decides to tear down fire house

A new building will replace the historic firehouse at the corner of E. 233rd and E. 234th streets, but not by a new firehouse, as residents had hoped.  Comment.

Students take stand to reduce violence

Plagued by unnecessary violence, local youth are looking for change. Comment.

One-of-a-kind housing headed for University Heights

This spring, the Bronx has seen the birth of yet another “green” development project.  Comment.

Parents of autistic children to protest toxic vaccines

In June of 2007, one-year-old Jalilah Alhaddad had her shots – now she’s mildly autistic. Comment.

SUNY Maritime College offers safe powerboat handling course

SUNY Maritime College is offering boaters a 16-hour, “hands-on,” US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Course for the United States Coast Guard Limited Master/Limited Operator of Uninspected Vessel License. Comment.

Chase announces 5 community grants

Furthering its commitment to helping build vibrant communities, Chase announced it is providing a total of $150,000 in grants to five local non-profit organizations in the Bronx to support their environmental programs. Comment.

Calvary patient earns Masters day before passing

Before she left this earth, Alma Devone committed herself to earning a Masters degree from Touro College.  Comment.

Pipe Dreams

Maybe it's just me, but... Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Knowing the Score

It’s a start of a brand new month and signs of spring are finally emerging.  It’s about time.  Comment.

Do You Remember

Pelham Golf Clubhouse gets makeover

While in the past, the Bronx wasn’t known for country club-style golf outings or parties, one company is betting on the borough as it readies a new facility to host weddings, corporate events and social galas. Comment.

New PB merchants to inspire leadership

The Pelham Bay Merchant’s Association has new leadership, and they’re ready to inspire change. Comment.

Bronx Museum expands around apple tree

Inspired by nature, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, at 1040 Grand Concourse, will construct the second phase of their $1.2 to $1.5 million-outdoor expansion project around a tree. Comment.
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White Plains Road stores demolished

Pelham Parkway BID shoppers and residents will finally see an end to the monstrosity of wreckage at the corner of White Plains Road and Lydig Avenue where a five-alarm fire destroyed 12 businesses.  Comment.
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Vacca forces repairs

Thanks to participation in a program sponsored by the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation, tenants in troubled buildings throughout the east Bronx will likely get some relief from oppressive conditions. Comment.

Super Mario’s legacy of love

On April 29, words unspoken, the passion in his heart penetrated the loved ones who surrounded him as he opened his eyes for the last time. Comment.

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