September 19, 2008: 2008, Issue 38
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Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

NY Courts commemorate the victims of September 11th

In what was a special pick for the borough, the New York State Unified Court system chose Bronx county’s new Hall of Justice to hold this year’s memorial service for three slain court officers who perished trying to save the lives of others on 9/11. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Crowley condems kids programming propaganda

Determined to end the message of terrorism played to the Middle East’s most formidable minds, the U.S. House of Representatives, with assistance from Congressman Joseph Crowley, recently passed a bill to condemn the message of hatred and violence over the airwaves. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Zoo restores 98-year-old Italian fountain

The Wildlife Conservation Society continues to help keep history alive for generations to come at the Bronx Zoo. Comment.
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Three illegal dumpers nabbed in the act

The Department of Sanitation’s Citywide Illegal Dumping Task Force seized and impounded three vehicles that were involved in incidents of illegal Bronx dumping during the month of August. The DSNY Task Force, composed of plainclothes Sanitation Police Officers, monitors known dumping locations and seizes the vehicles of illegal dumpers caught in the act of violating the law. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Ray’s blood drive

On Sunday, September 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., St. Raymond’s Parish will hold a blood drive in the elementary school gym. Registration accepted during the weekend of September 20 to 21 in front of the church. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Toddler class at Bx House

The Bronx House Toddler Center is offering children stimulating activities and the opportunity to socialize. Children learn through music, arts and crafts, story time, and have an opportunity to play in the well equipped playroom. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Another accident at DOT-neglected intersection

In what neighbors say has become a common occurrence, another accident occurred at a busy intersection in Spencer Estate. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Sex spa conviction

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that the owner of a spa has been convicted of sexually abusing a client on February 20, 2006. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bon Appetit at the Bronx Y a huge success

Lucky boosters of our Bronx YMCA got to sample food from some of the best restaurants in the borough during a gala event held featuring every kind of culinary delight imaginable. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Weird behavior upsets bucolic TN home life

Is it a group home, an illegal SRO or just some odd behavior from strange neighbors? Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein unveils dirtiest eateries

In what has become something of an annual tradition, Senator Jeff Klein unveiled his list of the 12 dirtiest eateries in New York City on September 14, complimenting them with a list of what he considers to be the 12 cleanest food establishments, as well as another, more detailed report on the 100 cleanest and dirtiest restaurants in the City. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ron Schliessman, avid Bronx historian

Ron Schliessman is one of the most dedicated Bronx historians to grace our borough. He grew up on B Street in Schuylerville, the son of an avid biker and photographer who took pleasure in photographing the streets of the Bronx. After graduation from Cornell University, Ron took a job with the government that allowed him time to follow in his father’s footsteps in capturing now historic scenes throughout the borough on film. He set up a dark room in his basement and developed his own work which he readily made available to those who showed an interest. Comment.

Lehman College groundbreaking for sci building

College campuses are going green, creating eco-friendly buildings, such as Lehman College’s New Science Building. Comment.

New facility opens to serve children with special needs

A new facility has opened up serving special need children throughout the Bronx. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

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48th precinct awards plaque for 1950 act of bravery

the 48th Precinct near West Farms held a memorial for Patrolman Alfred Loreto who was killed off duty in 1950 while trying to prevent a robbery and kidnapping in Morris Park. Loreto park is named after Officer Loreto. Comments (1).
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City Island Civic welcomes flamboyant leader

With its longtime president moving away, another, more flamboyant leader is planning to move a local civic association into new territory, hoping to unify the residents of City Island. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Parkway S. association to lead graffiti coverup

On Monday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m., the Pelham Parkway South Neighborhood Association will hold a Graffiti Cleanup. A group from Quality Services for Autistic Children, supervised by Bill Stolfi, director, will meet at Maran Place and White Plains Road, in front of the post office, with members of the PPSNA, to clean up and repaint the mailboxes in the Pelham Parkway South area. Anyone interested is invited to volunteer their services. It will be greatly appreciated. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Friends of St. Dominic’s Home raise $385,000

Any PGA golfer would be thrilled to walk away with a $385,000 purse for winning a one-day golf tournament. That is the amount the Friends of Saint Dominic’s walked away without having to pick up a club. Instead they relied on the goodwill of some 200 golfers, a stellar golf committee and the generosity of several sponsors who contributed the “green” in the Friends’ 16th Annual Golf Tourney held August 4 at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Skate Park security $$

Preserving the safety and security of a local youth hot spot was the center of Congressman Joseph Crowley’s mind when he awarded a $10,000 grant to the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership on Wednesday, September 3. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein to host insurance forum

In the spring of 2006, residents of the 34th District began contacting Senator Jeff Klein to report that longtime homeowner’s insurance policies with Allstate were not being renewed; the company was taking steps to reduce its exposure in the coastal NY insurance market. In 2006, Allstate cancelled, or “non-renewed” more than 26,000 homeowners policies throughout the coastal portions of NYC, Westchester County and Long Island. Similar cancellations followed in 2007 and 2008. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca, Per Scholas offer $300 laptops to students

In a burst of creativity, Councilman Jimmy Vacca and Bronx-based technology company Per Scholas have teamed up to offer over 1,000 refurbished laptop computers to Bronx middle and high-school students – for only $300 a piece. Comment.

Bronx children demand an equal education

It’s too little, too late for seats being added to schools throughout the Bronx and New York City. Comment.

CHAM adds pediatric heart transplantation

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is bringing the medical miracle of pediatric heart transplantation to the Bronx, following the recent approval of its transplant center application by the New York State Department of Health. This important approval clears the way for specialists at CHAM, recently ranked among America’s top children’s hospitals, to treat any congenital or acquired heart abnormality in children and adolescents. Comment.

SEBCo seniors celebrate centennials

The Sebco Senior Center was covered in brilliant gold and silver decorations as three Bronx seniors reached the incredible landmark of their 100th birthdays. Comment.

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