May 5, 2009: 2009, Issue 19
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Street sign recognizes candy store owner

Friends, family and officials gathered at the corner of Frisby Avenue and Benson Street to pay tribute to the owner of a candy store that was a gathering spot for children and adults in the Westchester Square community in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 108 implements student- inspired learning clusters

Nine separate enrichment-learning groups for children at P.S. 108 have kids choosing their own adventure as they participate in student directed learning experiences based around their own interests. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Unmarked vehicles carry summons-toting agents

Traffic enforcement has adopted a new strategy for ticketing, using unmarked vehicles. These vehicles are often confused with those used by the NYPD, local residents claim. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 11 to support traffic reverse

Community Board 11 has received a positive response from the Department of Transportation that appears to have sealed the fate of Tomlinson Avenue. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca opposes mayor’s water rate increase

The New York City Water Board is trying to push through another rate hike for homeowners and apartment building owners this coming year. Councilman Jimmy Vacca is again gearing up to fight the increase. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TNCAP advises parents when child receives a NYPD C-summons

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. With the end of a school year rapidly approaching, everyone is looking to relax, and have a little fun. It is also a good time to be reminded of staying safe and drug free, and following the laws in effect throughout our community. Comment.
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LPCA to host Country Fair, May 2-3

The Locust Point Civic Association is once again bringing back a tradition whose history in the tight-knit community stretches back 40 years. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vandalism diminishes parkland’s beauty

Plans for renovation and security at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park continue with local organizations working together to prevent the ongoing vandalism diminishing the park’s beauty. Comment.

Monroe selects best high school chef

The Monroe College School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts has awarded Kerry Pace of Staten Island, the title of America’s Best High School Chef. For her winning dish, the 18-year-old senior cooked up a scrumptious plate of chicken rollatini, tarragon mushrooms, roasted potatoes, and sautéed green beans. Comment.

St. Pius to host Excelsior Awards

St. Pius V High School for girls will be hosting its 17th annual Excelsior Awards ceremony honoring successful woman at the Split Rock Golf Club on Thursday, May 28. The awards presentation and cocktail reception raises money for the students to attend the school. The vast majority of whom need a subsidy to pay their tuition. Comment.

Bike lanes approved for Upper Concourse

The city’s Department of Transportation is set to paint bicycle lanes on the Grand Concourse above E. 171st Street. According to DOT borough commissioner Constance Moran, the lanes will link the northwest Bronx to a citywide bike route and result in a safer street. Comment.

Charter school for Co-op City

The proposed siting of a charter school at P.S. 160 has divided Co-op City parents and peeved at least one elected official. In March, the city’s Department of Education identified high-achieving P.S. 160 as a potential site for the Equality Charter School, a new junior high scheduled to open in the fall. According to DOE spokeswoman Melody Meyer, P.S. 160 is currently operating at half-capacity. Comment.

Middle Schools Baseball League opens

Students of the Bronx were geared up and ready to play ball, commencing opening day for the NYC Middle Schools Baseball League. Comment.

CB 6 votes to block group home

A year ago, Carolina Cabarello sold 2265 Bathgate Avenue, a vacant lot. Her 88-year old mother lives next door. Comment.

Annual Dogswalk Against Cancer set for Riverside Park,May 3

Dogs of all ages, colors, shapes and sizes are invited to bring their owners and meet other dogs at the American Cancer Society’s 18th Annual Dogswalk Against Cancer on Sunday, May 3, in Riverside Park at W. 108th Street. Take a stroll around Riverside Park with hundreds of dogs and their owners and enjoy the beauty of the city. Comment.

BCA adds new director

The Bronx Counsel on the Arts will be undergoing a change as the current executive director steps aside into a new position while bringing in some new blood. Comment.

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