March 8, 2009: 2009, Issue 10
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Bronxites challenge Empire State’s steps

Two native Bronxites made their borough proud as they competed in the 2009 New York Road Runners 32nd Annual Empire State Building Run-Up. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Columbus’ first high school PAL

Christopher Columbus High School has become the first high school in the Bronx to offer a Police Athletic League after-school program. The new program was christened with the help of 49th Precinct Youth Officer Chris Traumer. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Harsher graffiti penalties asked

During the 49th Precinct Community Council meeting, residents and community organizations alike agreed that graffiti has become a predominant issue affecting the quality of life. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Yankees honor outstanding CB 11 youth

Five extraordinary teens in Community Board 11 were acknowledged for their dedication and service to the community with the 2009 New York Yankee Youth Leadership Awards and $ 500 scholarship. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Country Club promised new drains and curbs in 4 years

Country Clubbers between Waterbury, Fairfax and Layton avenues will get new drains and curbs soon. Perhaps not soon enough. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.

I.S. 125 raises funds to fight cancer

Doing their part to help others, the students of I.S. 125 have raised money for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Comment.

Streets belong to CAB outreach team

For many New Yorkers, 2008 was a nightmare. Layoffs. Budget cuts. Fare hikes. Foreclosures. Comment.

Murder linked to graffiti

On Monday, February 23, a pack of teenagers rolled down Gerard Avenue, two blocks off the Grand Concourse. One shot 15-year old Ruben Redman in the head. Redman died. Comment.

Mount Eden’s ‘guardian angel’ targets graffiti

Five years ago, Sidney Flores needed money. Five years ago, Mount Eden needed a facelift. So Flores made God a promise. Comment.

Mayor, DCA launch $aveNYC savings program

After a successful pilot program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Community Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz came to the Bronx to announce the launch of $aveNYC Accounts, a city-backed savings account encouraging New Yorkers of modest means to save part of their tax refunds. Comment.

Students get environmental lesson

More than 50 students at the Leadership Institute High School, 1701 Fulton Avenue, were treated to a lesson in environmental history and energy policy from a legendary figure in the global environmental movement on February 13. Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace and chairman of Greenspirit Strategies spoke with students about the challenges facing our natural environment and how they can forge a new, sustainable future. Students participating in the special assembly were from the school’s chapter of the Council for Unity. Comment.

Parents oppose school

Principal William Frackelton is eager to serve the families of southern Soundview. Trouble is, the families of northern Soundview may resent it. Comment.

DOE authorizes new charter schools for Bronx

On Tuesday, February 10, Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein announced that three new charters school would open in the Bronx this year. Comment.

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