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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Gunfire erupts at Deli

A double shooting shook nerves in the Morris Park section of the Bronx over the weekend after two men were wounded while walking along Holland Avenue. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein retrieves medical records for disabled woman

Senator Jeff Klein helped a Morris Park woman who was severely injured in a car accident in Florida and moved back to New York, get her medical records for much needed treatments to a life-endangering condition. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Karma operates as SLA squabbles

On Friday, July 25, a flood of eager young adults swarmed into Morris Park’s club Karma for the Uptown Girls at Karma, Sex on the Beach Edition party. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

MPCA promises they’ll be holiday lights

After much confusion last year over who was going to put up holiday lights in Morris Park’s commercial areas, the MPCA hopes to raise funds well-in advance of the holidays, ensuring commercial strips are beautified. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Ride-along is an eye opener for BTR reporter

Last week I turned in my high-heeled shoes for a bulletproof vest. While it’s not exactly the expected turn of events for an average reporter – for me it was a window into reality. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Underground, WLCA team up to clean graffiti

In an effort to beautify a wide swath of the local area, the Waterbury-LaSalle Community Organization is forming a partnership with neighborhood teens affiliated with the Bronx Underground, for a clean up of graffiti in the community. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

$5 million repair for Pennyfield Ave. seawall

With the short-term stabilization project complete, the Pennyfield Avenue seawall is now receiving a much-needed long-term reconstruction. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Elderly woman pays for grandson’s errors

A Pelham Bay woman whose grandson and former-daughter in law allegedly took out a mortgage loan in her name by forging her signature says she is nearing bankruptcy and close to being kicked out of her home because of a faulty loan. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

45th capt. transferred to the 48th

The 18 new officers announced for the 45th Precinct arrive without a captain to command them.  Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New revitalized Edgewater Deli plans opening

After turmoil over the previous owners’ departure, a new, renamed and revitalized deli will be serving the Edgewater Park community, once again providing the quality service the neighborhood expects. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

TGI Friday set to build Gun Hill Rd. restaurant

A vacant mall on E. Gun Hill Road, which has become an economic ghost town ever since an A&P store closed a few years ago, is about to see a major resurgence in the near future. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Verizon to sell Westchester Square office space

A sale proposal for the 2510 Westchester Avenue Verizon building could mean a monumental boost in Westchester Square’s revitalizations efforts. Read more…
Crime

Four arrested of stealing NYCHA funds collected for space rentals

Rose Gill Hearn, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), announced the arrests of three employees and one former employee of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Community Centers in the Bronx on charges of stealing, in separate cases, more than $10,000 paid by residents and a church for room rentals, summer camp fees and after-school program fees. Those charged worked in a range of positions at the centers, from community service aide to center director. Read more…
Crime

Impact Zone to decrease crime surge in 47th Pct.

After a steady increase in crime has led to more drugs and guns along White Plains Road, a remediation team, in the form of approximately 30 new cops, is now making it their job to clean up the mess. Read more…
Crime

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Read more…
Borough-wide

Volunteers give P.S. 73 a massive makeover

On Wednesday, July 16, P.S. 73 and surrounding areas of the Highbridge Section of the Bronx received a generous makeover. Read more…
Borough-wide

Charter School graduates first class

The Bronx Charter School for Better Learning graduated its first fifth grade class late last month. Read more…
Borough-wide

NCB celebrates the opening of Harvest Home Farmer’s Mark

To celebrate the provision of affordable healthy dietary options for patients, employees and the local community, a vine cutting event was held on July 23 to kick off the North Central Bronx Harvest Home Farmer’s Market. Located on the corner of Mosholu Parkway North and Jerome Avenue (adjacent to the Mosholu Parkway Station on the #4 line), the market will operate every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through mid-November and will feature a wide assortment of fresh produce from numerous regional farmers, as well as baked goods and specialty items. Read more…
Borough-wide

School of Law student rings bell at NY Stock Exchange

It’s not often that a Bronx high school student gets to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx youth official Home Run Derby shaggers

Living every child’s dream, two Bronx teens affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC acted as official Home Run Derby “shaggers,” during the final All-Star break at Yankee Stadium last Monday, July 14. Read more…
Borough-wide

State acts to remedy HP odors

After Hunts Point environmental justice group Mothers on the Move, this month, announced they were filing a lawsuit against a fertilizer plant they say is making the community sick, it seems the State DEC has finally begun to take action to remedy an odor problem plaguing the community for years. Read more…
Opinion

Do You Remember

Business

Koppell expands HPEZ to include Baldwin Street

At its meeting on July 23, the City Council approved Councilman Oliver Koppell-sponsored legislation extending the boundaries of the Hunts Point Empire Zone (HPEZ) to 4821 Baldwin Street, in the Wakefield section of Koppell’s district, in order to allow the Bronx-Westchester Tempering Corporation to apply for Empire Zone NYS tax credits as an incentive for the company to site and build a glass manufacturing facility at this location.  Read more…

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