December 19, 2008: 2008, Issue 51
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Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

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Spencer Estate Civic Association

Our November meeting was highlighted by the reports of the intersection of Ampere Avenue and Stadium Avenue becoming a death valley unless some remedy to curb the reckless driving is not taken. The stop signs that are there are not doing the job. Comment.
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Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto delivers winter coats for the homeless

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto delivered several dozen winter coats to The Humans First Fund, a non-profit group that brings services to the homeless and less fortunate population of the city. The coats were collected from donations by the assemblyman’s constituents throughout his district. Comment.
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Barnes and Noble holiday book drive

Barnes and Noble invites its customers to celebrate the close of its Holiday Book Drive. As the drive comes to a close, they have received an outpouring number of books which have been purchased as a donation. These books will be handed out to local agencies in need. The event will be held on Friday, December 19, beginning at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 290 Baychester Avenue. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Librarian, Twilight energize students

Mary Knopp, the Academy of Mount St. Ursula’s full-time certified high school library media specialist, does not want to see her students fall prey to the statistics that indicate a decline in reading among teenagers today. Although the primary mission of a school librarian is to support the curriculum and academic needs of students and teachers, she recognizes the equally important goal of getting teenagers to read simply for pleasure. Comment.
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Yankees’ food drive nets 35 tons of food

Yankee fans trucked 70,000 non-perishable pounds of canned foods and pasta to old Yankee Stadium Thursday, December 11. Next year, the team will stage its annual holiday food drive across the street in its new facility. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx River Art Center launches experimental exhibition: Metro Poles

West Farms is refuse. West Farms is comic strip jokes, twig scaffolding, rainbow fabric and droopy clay bowls. Comment.
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Shop ‘n’ Win a big hit at cozy Cestra’s Pizza

In a borough where pizza can be found on the corner of almost every street, one pizzeria stands out amongst the rest for its fine food and quality service. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca grant used to buy P.S. 14 hi-tech boards

It’s a whiteboard. It’s a computer monitor. It’s an Internet surfboard. Ms. Judith Baumeister’s new classroom gizmo is nothing if not versatile. Her second-graders love the Promethean board – an interactive, hi-tech teaching tool. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Locust Point Civic Association

Seasons greetings everyone. Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

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Community Board #10

By Kenneth Kearns Comment.
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Ferry Point Civic Association

We have become aware of an influx of domesticated animals. It has come to our attention that individuals are dumping their unwanted pets in the Ferry Point area. We understand that in some cases, due to the economic crisis, pets are an added expense that just cannot be afforded at this time. We are noticing mostly domesticated cats roaming our streets. Comment.
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Ferry Point Community Association

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all! Comment.
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

Our next PBTCA meeting will be on Monday, December 15, at St. Theresa’s cafeteria. We will not have meetings during January and February 2009, due to possible cold and inclement weather.  So come and join us for our December Christmas meeting. Our guests will be the Carotenuto family.  Refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by our Christmas holiday meeting. Comment.
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Samuel Young Legion Post 253

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Korony American Legion Post 253

Around The Post Comment.
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Throggs Neck Homeowners Association

The executive board and members of the association wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Janet Koys, our membership chairman, on the passing of her mother recently. Janet has been a mainstay of our executive committee for a very long time and our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family at this time so they may find peace at this difficult time. Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Opps! There was an error in last week’s column.  Our Christmas Tree Lighting is on December 14 as was reported in all previous columns.  We will begin to gather at 4:30 p.m. at Sampson Schneider Park across from the Lutheran Church on Baisley and Hollywood Avenues.  Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Throggs Neck Merchants Association

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

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Klein works magic: makes soggy water bill disappear

When Carmen Oquendo opened her $28,000 water bill, the Throggs Neck 67-year old panicked. Comment.

A beacon for immigrants, turns 100 years old

First and second generation immigrants founded St. Brendan’s. So it was fitting October 26 when Spanish, Tagalog and Albanian hymns carried the Norwood church into its 101st year. Comment.

Holiday spirits lifted at st. barnabus

On Wednesday, December 3, St. Barnabus Hospital held a tree lighting ceremony with Councilman Joel Rivera, Ivine Galarza, district manager of Community Board 6. The event included bagpipers from the DSNY Emerald Society and carols sung in English and Spanish by P.S. 59. Comment.

Knicks’ Starks, Cong. Crowley push literacy

Sharrod Gorum loves to read chapter books, poetry and Harry Potter. He’s an honor roll fifth grader at Coop City’s P.S. 178. Comment.

BID awaits money

Southern Boulevard started its Business Improvement District nearly a year ago. At least, that’s when Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the organization into effect. But BIDs need money to run and the Southern Boulevard BID remains penniless. Comment.

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