November 19, 2008: 2008, Issue 47
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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Bronx Times Reporter

Scanlan students beautify 9-11 Memorial Grove

After a dramatic episode in which a 9/11 Memorial Grove dedicated to the Throggs Neck victims of the national tragedy was destroyed by vandals and then replaced by Parks, Monsignor Scanlan High School students have made efforts of their own to beautify the area. Comment.
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AECOM unveils new branding campaign

After more than a century of scientific and educational achievement, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in a gala unveiling at the school on Monday, November 17 has announced a bold new branding initiative aimed at raising its national and international profile. Comment.
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Afghanistan-bound soldier supplied by Beth Abe

Later this month, when Fernando Gonzalez rejoins the 69th Infantry Regiment, security forces may search his bag. Comment.
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Booming wine business buys into BankNote

Since joining The BankNote three years ago, Lars Neubohn has watched his revenue balloon 500 percent. Now Neubohn’s balloon – The Wine Cellarage company – is taking flight. Comment.
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Pelham Bay community critizes planting

While trees produce oxygen and are overall beneficial to the environment, some community residents in one corner of Pelham Bay feel that it might be more beneficial if they were not placed in open areas often used for make-up soccer games and Sunday afternoon strolling. Comment.
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Bronx Chamber salutes heroic veterans

In a salute to three great Americans and Bronxites who valiantly served their country in past and present conflicts, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce held a Veterans Recognition Luncheon at F&J Pine Restaurant at 1913 Bronxdale Avenue. Comment.
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Another accident on Ampere

In what is the third accident in four months at a busy Spencer Estate intersection, three people were taken to the hospital conscious, but with complaint of pain, during rush hour. Comment.
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Vacca, Koppell decry senior center consolidation

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s what Councilmen James Vacca and G. Oliver Koppell are telling the Mayor’s office. Comment.
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Veterans Day Memorial at Winged Victory

America’s heroes were honored on Tuesday, November 11, at the Veterans Day memorial tribute at the Winged Victory World War I monument at Pelham Bay Park. The remembrance included a prayer, singing of the national anthem and a 21-gun salute. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

New mural for Engine 89 firehouse door

A.J. Smart and his fellow firemen came up with the design, Josie Gonzalez Albright grabbed the paint and the Bronx Council on the Arts kicked in the funds. Comment.
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Gun Hill Road Circuit City store was a bust: neighbors

Circuit City, the battered national electronics retailer, is pulling out of the Bronx. According to neighboring businesses, Circuit City’s 1750 E. Gun Hill Road store was a bust. Comment.
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Klein: Cafe Deja vu should surrender liquor license

Café Déjà vu strikes again, as Senator Jeff Klein calls on them to honor the cancellation of their liquor license. Comment.
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Morris Park to play bocce at Loreto Park

Loreto Park will be bringing back an old tradition for resident to enjoy with the renovation of the worn-down bocce courts. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Holiday lights return to Morris Park

Morris Park will be decking the halls once again as the holiday light tradition returns to the area, after its upsetting disappearance in 2007. Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Korony American Legion Post 253

Around the Post Comment.
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

Our PBTCA will be held on Monday, November 17, at St. Theresa’s cafeteria, 2855 St. Theresa Avenue. Refreshments served at 7 p.m., followed by our meeting.   Our guest speakers are from the NYC Fire Dept. and will inform us on Fire Safety and Fire Prevention. You will also go home with a free smoke detector. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Our next membership meeting will be on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at P.S. 14 on Bruckner Boulevard.  Our guest speaker will be Captain Demetrios Roumeliotis and P.O. Mike O’Connor of the 45th Precinct. Comment.
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Ferry Point Community Association

Tuesday, October 28: The Pelham Bay Bridge Centennial Celebration was a nice place to meet and greet people who we mainly talk with on the phone. The presence of this bridge from1908 to 2008 was celebrated by Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. and the NYC Bridge Centennial Commission at the Le’ Refuge on City Island. Although the parade during the day was cancelled due to a storm, the gathering at the Le’Refuge was a great evening. More on our website www.ferrypointpark.org Comment.

NYC Housing Authority offers development lots

Five private firms will develop more than 1,000 units of low and moderate income housing in the south Bronx at four New York City Housing Authority sites, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced Tuesday, October 21. Comment.

Bronx caregiver is honored for saving patient’s life

A local Bronxite has recently been awarded for her services in the health care industry and dedication to patients, and one in particular whose life she saved Comment.

Foundation laid for Morris Heights Health Center complex

Excavations are nearly complete at the site of Morris Heights Health Center’s new mixed-use residential and medical facility. Harrison Circle will accommodate 40 dwelling units for low-income seniors and several clinical areas. Construction on the $45 million project began this February. Comment.

Exciting colors transcend dreary schools

A program that helps young people transcend dreary surroundings that often plague poor or inner-city youth will work on the interiors of three Bronx schools this fall, adding color to the schoolhouse and hopefully enhancing the learning experience in the process. Comment.

Merchants: Put parking meters back on strip

Merchants along Fordham Road warned the New York City Department of Transportation to restore daytime metered parking on the shopping thoroughfare Wednesday, October 29 at a Town Hall Meeting. Comment.

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