April 17, 2009: 2009, Issue 16
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Great Horned Owl spotted in NYBG

The Great Horned Owl is at home in the Bronx. Several males, females, and chicks of the breed of bird were spotted recently in the New York Botanical Garden. They live in trees of the garden’s 50-acre natural forest. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

9/11 First Responders support group holds meeting

On Thursday, March 26, a small group of men who responded to a national tragedy met in the Morris Park Community Association’s center, speaking about medical issues they said are related to exposure to toxins at Ground Zero. The group joins together in drawing attention to the plight of 9/11 first responders. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Eastchester Road welcomes two new retail merchants

At a time when local business corridors are in trouble, the Pelham Gardens area has o strengthened its shopping strip with the addition of two new stores. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

49th honors Cops of the Month

During the March 49th Precinct Community Council meeting, three distinguished members of the precinct were honored with the Cop of the Month Award, sponsored by Senator Jeff Klein. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City buses stray into local streets

Following a year of complaints, residents of Pelham Gardens are still infuriated at New York City buses driving through their residential streets affecting their quality of life. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

30th Annual Il Leone di San Marco awards luncheon set

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of the Bronx and Westchester will continue a great tradition in 2009 as they honor members of the Italian-American community. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

AARP driver safety course

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto will be sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety course on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Prom season special

Several lucky Lehman students will receive financial relief this prom season. Three East Tremont Avenue stores have teamed up to put together exciting prizes. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

A greener Crosby Avenue

Spring is in the air on Crosby Avenue as the Waterbury LaSalle Community Association greens the business district. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TN Little League parade Saturday

Hey, batter! Hey, batter batter! Break out your lawn chair, break in your mitt and prepare to cheer, because another season of Throgs Neck Little League is here. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Lil’ Angels host bunny hop for MDA

Lil’ Angels Academy at 818 Clarence Avenue held their first big fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The young children raised almost $1600 for Jerry’s kids. Comment.

Bronx resident wins Sloan Public Service Award

A Co-op City resident who is a longtime employee of the Human Resources Department has won the city’s most prestigious independent award for public employees. Comment.

Kingsbridge-Riverdale Van Cortlandt to sponsor Earth Day celebration

Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corporation announced that the organization is sponsoring a free family-friendly Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The event will be located near the pool area at 242nd Street and Broadway in Van Cortlandt Park. The organization hopes to raise environmental awareness and inspire more Earth-friendly behavior in its neighboring communities. Comment.

Bronx student wins gold in statewide competition

A local Bronx student brought home the gold in a statewide competition for Hydronic Heating. Comments (1).

Yanks fan knee(d)s a seat

An 85-year old woman living in the shadows of the new Yankee Stadium opted for a complete knee-replacement surgery on the condition that she would be well in time to see her beloved Yankees in their new home. Now all she needs is a seat. Comment.

Former director tapped to lead Edenwald CC

Edenwald missed Ivan Croft. Slim, gentle and bright, Croft devoted 17 years to the city’s largest public housing project – a brick fortress on E. 229th Street. Croft left Edenwald’s community center in 2003 and the New York City Housing Authority shed staff. The center emptied. Teen violence spiked. Comment.

Hunts Point kids plant 50 saplings

Trees reduce air, water and noise pollution. Trees cool the atmosphere. Trees are beautiful. Hunts Point suffers from air, water and noise pollution. Hunts Point fries during the summer. Hunts Point is not a picturesque neighborhood. Comment.

DOE ID’s school site

A pair of crowded Bronx schools could soon see some relief. According to Councilman Oliver Koppell, the Department of Education has identified a new school site on Webster Avenue in Norwood. Comment.

What to do if you see a child abused in a public place

Is there anything you can do if you see child abuse in a public place? Here are some helpful suggestions. Comment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Bridge will link Bronx to Randall’s Island

Randall’s Island is such a tease. There its wetland trails and ball fields sit, a few measly feet from the Bronx, but hardly accessible. No buses run from the Bronx to Randall’s Island. Only plucky pedestrians visit the island via the treacherous RFK Bridge. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Foundation of a job search: a resume

If you’re looking for a job especially during these tough economic times when competition for jobs is fierce, you need a quality resume. In olden days, people had calling cards to announce their arrival. But in today’s world of work, everyone from teenagers to retirees should also have their own modern calling cards: resumes. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TN thief back on the street

Police nabbed an alleged Throggs Neck thief on Monday, March 23, but the man – a repeat offender – is back on the street. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 forms economic development committee

On Thursday, April 2 the Economic Development Committee for Community Board 10 held its first meeting. Comment.

More truck operations clog Zerega Avenue

Castle Hill YMCA members in the know avoid Zerega Avenue, where buses rumble and semi-trucks sway. Zerega is home to three school bus depots, a bus training school, a FedEx Ground warehouse, three truck rental outfits and a city Department of Sanitation garage. Comment.

Healthcare and education: The right Rx for our future!

Nursing homes, hospitals and schools can work together in a cost-effective manner for the benefit of all. Comment.

Appliance dealer donates washing machine

The patients of Jacobi Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Unit were recently faced with a major dilemma when their 18-year old laundry machine broke, leaving them unable to wash their clothing. Comment.

Westchester Square Hospital merger talk welcomed

St. Barnabas Hospital is engaging in a dialogue with Westchester Square Medical Center about a possible merger. Comment.

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