October 2, 2008: 2008, Issue 40
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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx DA hires 55 ass’t district attorneys

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the hiring of 55 new Assistant District Attorneys. The new ADAs began a two-week training program Tuesday, September 2, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Cari E. Ferreiro, Director of Litigation Training. The intensive program combines courtroom observation with lectures in criminal court practice. The following is a list of the new Assistants and their law schools. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Preston students present 9-11 memorial

More than 600 students, faculty, and staff watched as Preston High School’s Student Council president, Lissette Martinez, hung the American flag at half staff, with the help of her fellow executive officers, during the 9-11 memorial. The memorial included prayers of peace and recognized those lost on 9-11, especially the fallen members of Preston’s students, faculty, and staff. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Nat’l Endowment honors St. Raymond’s

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that Saint Raymond Academy for Girls, located in Parkchester, is a 2008 Picturing America award recipient. The Picturing America program introduces citizens of every age to our nations’ history and culture by bringing great works of American art into classrooms and libraries. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Yankee Stadium  Memory

Bronx Times Reporter

Klein’s Broadway trip a smash hit

Senator Jeff Klein’s Senior Appreciation Days at the Westchester Broadway Theatre were a huge hit. On September 4 and 5 Klein hosted a three-course luncheon and private viewing of the Broadway smash hit The Producers for 1000 seniors as part of his 14th annual Senior Appreciation Days. In addition, Klein provided a welcoming hour and resource fair in advance of the show. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

New Pelham Bay office building

A property owner in Pelham Bay plans to add five floors and 12,730 square feet of prime office and retail space over an existing one-story building at 3221-29 Westchester Avenue, at Colonial Avenue. Construction on the building, which is a Joel Fishman and Associates project, is expected to be complete in fall 2009. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Some concerns persist in Country Club at stalled building site

Neighbors of five newly constructed homes in Country Club that cannot be completed due to non-compliance with zoning regulations, are getting fed up at the site’s appearance. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Fadil B. Brija, Pelham Pkwy. resident, named to Tax Commission

Councilman James Vacca joined his colleagues on Wednesday, September 24, to vote in favor of appointing Pelham Parkway North resident Fadil B. Brija to the New York City Tax Commission. As one of seven commissioners, Brija will hear appeals from residential and commercial property owners who believe the city incorrectly assessed the value of their property, leading to higher tax bills. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein helps secure shuttered restaurant

After ravenous fire destroyed much of the Neptune Inn, a once-popular City Island eatery, the site remained open to the elements, until Senator Klein prodded several city agencies to force the owner to seal the building. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Bay painters’ work area to be removed by contractor

In what has become a protracted stay, an area set aside for work crews who were painting #6 el while in the confines of Community Board 10 may finally be removed in the next three weeks as MTA NYC-Transit move the painters further down the line. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

NEBSC celebrates member’s 102nd

Throggs Neck resident Peter Schuhmann turned 102 years old on September 26, 2008 and was given a party at the Northeast Bronx Senior Center to mark the occasion. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joins Jacobi Medical Center in ‘celebraton of life, light’

Jacobi had ‘A celebration of light and life’ as it cut the ribbon on the new and long anticipated Ambulatory Care Pavilion, on Wednesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx car dealer sentenced

A Bronx car dealership owner faces conviction for his crimes. Comment.

Cardinal Spellman freshmen-parent barbecue

The Parents Association of Cardinal Spellman High School hosted a barbeque for the newly arrived freshmen and their families on Sunday, September 14. The weather cooperated to make it a wonderful day of fun and sun for the over 300 who attended. Comment.

Yankee Stadium Memory

The date, I believe it was in June of 1956. I was publicizing the movie, “Marty,” starring Ernest Borgnine. At the time I was working as a publicist for United Artists and we arranged for Screenland Magazine to do a photo layout of Ernest Borgnine attending a ball game at Yankee Stadium. Comment.

Touro’s Pharmacy Program students receive white coats

Sixty-six Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) students, who will enter Touro College of Pharmacy this fall—the first new pharmacy program in New York City in 68 years—received their official white coats at a special ceremony last night at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The event also marked the opening of the first school of pharmacy in Harlem. Comment.

NJ Nets lend a hand

Meet the Nets! Step right up and greet the Nets! Comment.

FedEx Delivers Good Will

On Wednesday, September 24, FedEx teamed up with First Books to donate to south Bronx schools to encourage and support reading. First Books is a non-profit organization that provides books to children in need. P. S. 30 was delighted to receive the new books that morning. Comment.

Koppell bill takes aim at pitchers

Councilman Oliver Koppell introduced legislation at the meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, September 24, aimed at protecting high school pitchers from incurring injury to their arm. Comment.

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