April 2, 2009: 2009, Issue 14
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Bronx Times Reporter

Owner set to build

The area of White Plains Road, destroyed by a devastating three-alarm fire last year, is preparing to break ground for construction this week. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

A good ‘tude lands a job

By Mariana Ayerbe Comment.
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A-N-M Beauty wins battle to remain open

After the almost certain eviction of A-N-M Beauty Supply & Variety Store, the popular East Tremont store will continue to service Throggs Neck until 2011. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx River Arts Center offers classes

The Bronx River Art Center, located at 1087 East Tremont Avenue, announces its 2009 Spring session of free art classes for youth, teens and young adults ages 9 to 21. Youth Classes are held Mon. to Fri., 4 to 6 pm and Sat., 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TN’er hits home run building new Yankee Stadium

As a lifelong Yankees fan, Joe Byrne has always looked forward to Opening Day in the Bronx, having attended the last 25 straight home openers, and several others before that. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Burglars target Asian-owned businesses

A rash of nighttime burglaries in the 45th Precinct may be targeting Asian-owned businesses. Comment.

Vacca cuts ribbon on Columbus Campus Library

Improving the lives and learning environment for students, Christopher Columbus Educational Campus has recently completed renovations thanks to funds secured by Councilman Jimmy Vacca. Comment.

CB 11 fights ban on block street fairs

by amanda marinaccio Comment.

Annual South Bronx Earth Fest set

A group of local businesses, community organizations and environmental groups today announced plans for the second annual GetGreen: South Bronx Earth Fest, to take place on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park, on St. Ann’s Avenue and 146th Street. This free festival will celebrate the environment and the culture of the South Bronx with an afternoon full of family activities, entertainment and education. Comment.

First-class office tower, Fordham Place, now leasing

Acadia Realty and PA Associates are working to fill their new office tower at Fordham Road and Webster Avenue. Comment.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park businesses counsel veterans

Many veterans come home to no home. On Monday, February 2, volunteers Johnnie Williams and Carmine Mezzacappa organized a Veterans Helping Veterans real estate symposium for patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center on Kingsbridge Road. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca proposes tech grants for private schools

Councilman Jimmy Vacca held out hope that Mayor Bloomberg would change budget rules forbidding members of the City Council from allocating discretionary funds for technology improvements at Catholic and private schools. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

DOT: ‘No’ St. Theresa stop sign

Pelham Bay resident Frank Tranchese, St. Theresa School principal Josephine Fanelli and Senator Jeffrey Klein asked the city’s Department of Transportation for stop signs where St. Theresa Avenue meets Pilgrim Avenue. Motorists careen down St. Theresa from Westchester Avenue. School children and elderly churchgoers use the street. Tranchese collected more than 300 signatures. Comment.

Speed humps for Van Nest

After years of community effort, Van Nest Avenue has been approved to receive speed humps to slow down traffic. Comment.

Donors fix churche’s boiler

St. Luke’s Church received a special gift this past winter, when numerous local organizations joined together to provide the parsonage with heat. Comment.

New supermarket for Pelham Parkway S.

Attention all Pelham Parkway South butchers, stockers, meat wrappers and cashiers. Attention shoppers. Met Foods will open a 5,000-square foot supermarket on White Plains Road very soon. Comment.

Tween/teen programs at Bronx House

Bronx House Community Center has ongoing registration for its Tween/Teen Program. The Bronx House Teen/Tween Center provides Tweens (5th to 8th grade) and Teens (9th to 12th grade) with a safe, nurturing place to come and spend afternoons, evenings, and school holiday programs. Comment.

P.S. 304 finds enrichment

The faculty of P.S. 304 has incorporated enrichments clusters into the curriculum, giving students an opportunity to give back to the community and service the needs of others. Comment.

24 Hour Fitness opens

The exclusive fitness center of the New York Yankees has taken its act to the center of the Bronx’s busiest commercial district, with the grand opening of a 24 Hour Fitness at 400 E. Fordham Road on Saturday, March 21. Comment.

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