May 14, 2009: 2009, Issue 20
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

NE Bronx Association brings back Block Watch

The Northeast Bronx Association is hoping to keep the community safe and decrease quality-of-life crimes by assisting the 49th Precinct through the revitalization of their Block Watch program. Comment.
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Cong. Crowley joins the Rockin’ Bull Dogs

Congressman Joseph Crowley joined the Rockin’ Bull Dogs at P.S. 83, to help raise awareness of the importance of musical education in students’ lives. Comment.
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Deja vu prompts concerns

After undergoing a renovation into a restaurant, Café Déjà vu has recently stirred concert from residents, who feel its former problems are resurfacing. Comment.
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49th: Prostitutes keep out

Some call prostitution a victimless crime. Not Joe Thompson. According to Thompson, prostitution on White Plains Road is a threat. Comments (1).
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Senior sees his way clear

When John Zullo stopped his car to clean his eyeglasses, a traffic agent issued him a $115 double-parking ticket. The elderly Morris Park resident fought the summons in court, and on April 29 an administrative judge threw out the ticket. Comment.
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Benedetto conducts district tour

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, in a continuing effort to stay in contact with the constituents he represents, conducted a walking tour of his entire assembly district on Saturday, May 2. This was the second time the assemblyman has done the district-wide tour. Comment.
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Benedetto grant to enhance Westchester Square

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto joined community and business leaders to present a grant that is expected to go a long way in the ongoing revitalization of Westchester Square. Comment.
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CB 10 asks Army Corps to dredge Hammond Cove

When was the last time anyone dredged Hammond Cove, home to the Locust Point Yacht Club, the Stepping Stone Yacht Club, the Bait Shack and the Ice House Cafe? Never. Comment.
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Mural dedicated to deceased teen

Friends and family honored a youth who passed away on January 30 with a mural painted by Manhattan artist Ray Jerez on a wall near the corner of Layton and Vincent avenues. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.

Economic downturn leaves Bengali community nervous

In 2006, Muhammed Ali sat on his veranda and smiled. To his left, a row of bright townhouses. To his right, a handsome tree. Ali emigrated from Bangladesh in 1995. He became a real estate broker in 2004. He’s a diehard Democrat, and attended Barack Obama’s inauguration. Comments (1).

No time to vet armory plan

NYC Economic Development Corporation reps startled neighborhood defenders last month, predicting that Related Companies’ plan for a Kingsbridge Armory shopping mall will begin public review soon. Comment.

Mother’s Day eve rally demands killer’s arrest

Diana Rodriguez lost her daughter to a gangster with gun. It was three years ago, on Mother’s Day. Comment.

Bad news for low-income students

Dr. Margaret Mahoney is a school dentist based in the Bronx. She works at P.S. 21, P.S. 33 and P.S. 76. Her teeny patients are poor. If it weren’t for the city’s Oral Health Program, many wouldn’t see a dentist at all. Comment.

Crotona Ave. kids fuse science, art

You’re walking down E. 181st Street, near Crotona Avenue. To your right, litter. To your left, dog poo. Diesel fumes all around. Comment.

Volunteer for Jacobi’s Traveling Book Cart

Are you a book lover? Have some spare time during the week and want to help others? Do you enjoy talking about literature? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for one of two Traveling Book Cart volunteer positions at Jacobi Medical Center. Comment.

Waste Management kicks off Earth Day at the Stock Exchange

Waste Management executives and employees kicked off Earth Day on Wall Street by sounding the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell to mark the 39th international observance of environmental awareness. Comment.

Applications for 2009 youth jobs

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto announces that the Department of Youth and Community Development is now accepting applications for 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Comment.

BCC Hall of Fame Run an all-day tradition

On the morning of Saturday, May 2, runners and walkers took to the streets near Bronx Community College at 2155 University Avenue to raise money and awareness for one of the borough’s most important focal points of higher education. Comment.

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