July 25, 2008: 2008, Issue 30
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Friday, July 25, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Fake cops rob Rhinelander home

Officers from the 49th Precinct were called to the scene of 866 Rhinelander Avenue on Thursday afternoon, July 17, after reports that three unidentified males posing as cops forced their way into the home earlier that day. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Cops honored for quick response to armed robbery

A quick response and a little bit of luck helped two 49th Precinct police officers put an armed robber behind bars, earning the pair the much-heralded Cop of the Month honor for the month of June.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca requests St. Theresa Avenue speed hump

With residents and community leaders up in arms about dangerous conditions near the corner of St. Theresa and Pilgrim avenues, another possibility to slow down speeding cars has the Department of Transportation taking a look-see. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Sewer pipe breaks blamed for chronic flooding

A longstanding issue of flooding of basements on a Hollywood Avenue block has been fixed thanks to help from Senator Jeff Klein. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TN Skate Park event celebrates the positive

Local Bronx skaters converged on to the Throggs Neck Skate Park on Sunday, July 20, to prove that the park is a positive addition to the community, after harsh criticism over a month ago labeled the facility as a problem area.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Another senior victim of security scam

It appears a potential scam against the elderly, reported last week in the Bronx Times Reporter, was no isolated incident.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

FP Park advocates replant memorial grove with stronger, vandal-proof trees

The Friends of Ferry Point Park are hoping the third time’s the charm when it comes to a 9/11 memorial plagued with a history of vandalism. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Community hopes Martin Gold street honor near

While Community Board 11 approved the plan to ask for a street sign in honor of a beloved community activist, city red tape has held up the process. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pel. Pkwy. S. association names new officers, plans future

The Pelham Parkway South Neighborhood Association has taken another step in its mission of building a better tomorrow for residents of the community.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Do You Remember

Bronx Times Reporter

Korony American Legion Post 253

See your veterans and community activities here. Call (347) 672-4918. Spike Kefner of the Silver Beach Memorial Post has passed on. You may have seen him enforcing his independence with his scooter on the avenue (with flags attached, of course). All of us at 253 send condolences to his family and post family. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ferry Point Civic Association

The Ferry Point Civic Association, Inc. has been working diligently this month to provide a safer community. Our top priority at this moment is traffic safety throughout our area. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Bay Taxpayers Assocation

Is everyone in Washington D.C. brain dead?  We don’t need a crystal ball to look into the future to see that when we stop drilling for oil for decades and decades, when we stop building refineries for too many decades, you are creating a future oil crisis.  Duh! Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Liberty Democratic Association

Bronx Times Reporter

Throggs Neck Home Owners Association

Bronx Times Reporter

Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Local business finds himself in a fine pickle

Adding to the rich culinary diversity that embodies Throggs Neck, Pickles, a small deli is set to open with big ambitions of filling the “sandwich gap” existing along E. Tremont Avenue. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Washington Mutual for Allerton

The fastest growing bank in the nation is about to open its 22nd location in the Bronx.  Comment.
Crime

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Comment.
Crime

Illegally collected paid leave

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that a New York City Correction Officer has admitted that he wrongfully collected $2,000 in paid leave from his job on Rikers Island. Comment.
Crime

Man arrested for killing prostitute

On Thursday, July 17, officers from the 47th Precinct responded to a 911 call from a man claiming to have killed a female prostitute. Comment.

WCS announces winners of Teens for Plant Earth project

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) education initiative, Teens for Planet Earth, announces the winners of its 2008 Service Awards, which recognize teens around the world for service-learning projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Comment.

Montefiore presents annual awards

Six associates from Montefiore Medical Center received the 26th Annual President’s Award at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees. Comment.

Passionate debate takes hold at armory meeting

Passionate debate fueled by deep concerns led to an invigoratingly informative Kingsbridge Armory stakeholders meeting on Wednesday, July 16 at Lehman College. Comment.

First amendment prevails for local advocacy group

On Tuesday, July 15, members of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition breathed a large sigh of relief as they heard the judgment that’s been warily hanging over their heads for the past four years – dismissed. Comment.

Jerome Park blast rules bring jeers

In a hastily called public hearing the DEP scheduled with only a week’s notice, local leaders lashed out at the agency for what they feel is failing to take into account the affect blasting for the filtration project may have on surrounding communities. Comment.
Business

Trends galore at new MP gift shop

Morris Park now has a trendy new boutique in its midst.  Comment.

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