July 8, 2008: 2008, Issue 28
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Karma night club owner pleads ‘not guilty’

As the dust has settled a few weeks after a recent shooting at the Karma nightclub at 1907 White Plains Road in Morris Park, community members have stepped forwards again with concerns about why the club has not yet been shut down.  Comment.
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Nightmare put to rest in Zerega

One Zerega resident is sleeping more soundly after an abandoned home harboring vandals was cleaned up and secured on Friday, June 27. Comment.
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Star of Sea Cadets

The Star Of The Sea - Sea Cadet Corps held their 54th Annual Military Review and Promotion Exercise at St. Frances de Chantal school on Saturday, June 21. The event featured performances from the Vanguard Trick Drill Team under the command of 2nd Lt. Jose Zavala, and the Phantom Regiment Infantry Drill Team under the command of Col. Joseph Ronda. Also featured in the event were two drill competitions for the junior and senior cadets. The members worked hard throughout the year and were presented with various awards. Comments (1).
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Throggs Neck Merchant Association

Fourth of July is here this week!  Kids are finished with school and the vacation you’ve been planning for is just around the corner.    Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Is it me or do you also find that everyone you speak to is either on blood pressure or cholesterol medication?  It seems that acceptable numbers for both conditions are getting lower and lower and I’m beginning to think that it’s being driven by pharmaceutical companies and not science! Comment.
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Korony American Post 253

Around The County Comment.
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Community Board10

Community Board10 has learned that a group home has been proposed for a property located at 2992 Lawton Avenue in Throggs Neck.  The sponsors of the home are the Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics, and they plan to house 3 to 8 developmentally disabled adults at the property. The board has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Ft. Schuyler House, located at 3077 Cross Bronx Expressway.  The board’s next article will report on the proceedings of this meeting. Comment.

Urban Starzz opening promises Soho-style uptown

New York Knicks legend John Starks and deputy borough president Earl Brown helped to celebrate the grand opening of Urban Starzz, which promises new concepts in clothing, hair care, and body art for the Bronx. Comment.

HPEDC forum addresses business opportunities

In what was in some cases a lifesaver for several small businesses, and an opportunity to expand for others, the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation held a seminar to help companies find tax incentives to stay afloat and grow. Comment.

World Vision expands storehouse

World Vision’s Bronx Storehouse has moved to a new location at 885 E. 138th Street from nearby E. 136th Street, enabling better service to nonprofit organizations in the borough that benefit from its aid. Comment.

St. Anthony’s Parish celebrates 100th year

St. Anthony’s Parish on Commonwealth Avenue in Parkchester near the border of Van Nest and West Farms celebrated its 100-year anniversary, bringing together current parishioners and the school community together with those who have moved on away from the area. Comment.

The Point honored for dedication

The Point, an acclaimed community organization in Hunts Point, was honored on June 11 at the Municipal Art Society as a NYC Place that Matters.  Comment.

Koppell’s graffiti contractor cleans 40 marred sites

In response to complaints about an increase in graffiti in the area, Councilman Oliver Koppell launched an anti-graffiti program in his district over a year ago, utilizing funds from his discretionary Council allotment. The program, which uses the services of CitySolve, a graffiti cleaning company with a good track record, is targeted primarily at residential property and street steps.  Comment.

Graffiti battle on rise

In an effort to clean up their neighborhood and spread awareness, the American Eagle Force Cadet Unit recently began Bedford Against Graffiti, the first in a series of community-wide anti-graffiti initiatives. Comment.
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Hard Rock Cafe planned for Yankee Stadium

As the new Yankee stadium rises next to the house that Ruth built and Reggie maintained, it seems like the straw that stirs the drink at the new facility will be found at the Hard Rock Café. Comment.

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