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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

At 26, Abraham Sultan is now NYC’s tutoring specialist

When Champion Learning’s 26-year-old founder started his company after his mother encouraged him to tutor neighborhood kids, he never dreamed he would one day be in charge of extra learning for thousands of New York City kids. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New Kids Kut on the block

Calling all frightened three-year olds! Head to Morris Park Avenue and Williamsbridge Road for bubbles, videos, toy trucks and painless haircuts. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Theresa honors students for academic success

In a special ceremony on Friday, May 1, at St. Theresa School, 15 students in grades 4 through 8 were named to the Principal’s List for achieving highest honors – an average of 95% or above – for the third quarter of the school year. In addition, many students received First Honors awards with a total average of 90% to 94.9% and others students were awarded Second Honors with a total average of 85% to 89.9%. Students also must receive an A (excellent) or a B (good) in conduct and effort in order to be awarded Honors. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

City replaces crumbling wall

After a resident petitioned the city to do something about a dangerous crumbling retaining wall at the corner of Pilgrim and Buhre avenues, a local elected official responded with a solution. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

1000s attend Target job fair

Eugene Aldridge, 45, is unemployed, one of 56,000 Bronxites out of work. Aldridge worked as a loader for Greyhound; the bus business let him go in 2008. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Neighbors contribute to speedy recovery

Steve DeMartis has a lot to be thankful for. His cancer has been in remission for two years. And the good deeds and kindness he has shown to others over a lifetime in Morris Park paid off when he got sick. The community came through with an amazing show of support. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

D’Urso’s future on hold

Nathan Plummer has abandoned 1870 Pelham Parkway South, the former site of the Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center Florence D’Urso Pavilion. The ongoing economic crisis sank his spanking new senior home, Plummer Pavilion. Read more…
Borough-wide

City Divas provide haven for top performing female stars

The City Divas’ softball teams are hitting hard, empowering youth to achieve success. Read more…
Borough-wide

Viking, HIR team up for clothing drive

The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR) teamed up with A-1 First Class – Viking Moving & Storage and The Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network (GJARN) to host a clothing drive where donations remarkably filled a 26-foot moving truck with a 1,500 cubic foot storage capacity – room enough to transport a three bedroom house. The bi-annual charity clothing drive was held earlier this month in Riverdale. Read more…
Borough-wide

Sheridan Ave. tenants sue SG2

Five months ago, tenants from 1530 Sheridan Avenue filed a housing suit against SG2 Properties, the largest landlord in the borough. A judge ordered SG2 to repair 61 emergency “c-level violations” and 400 “b-level” code violations at the building – broken sinks, a defective elevator and peeling paint. Read more…
Borough-wide

West Africans win their mosque back

On Third Avenue, West African Muslims are jumping for joy. The desperate Masjid Al-Faysal congregation scored an enormous court victory on May 5. A State Supreme Court judge sided with Masjid Al-Faysal against the city’s Department of Finance. Read more…
Borough-wide

Let armory battle begin

At an Industrial Development Agency hearing on March 5, Kingsbridge Armory developer Related Companies and Bronx community advocates sized each other up. The weigh in. Read more…
Borough-wide

Sanctuary re-enforced at Marcello

Sara Bengur is a celebrated interior designer. She’s a furniture expert, a widow wizard and a texture technician. Bengur recently helped decorate the common room at Marcello Manor, a new apartment building in the west Bronx for low-income tenants and domestic violence survivors. Beforehand, she consulted a panel of experts – the residents of Marcello Manor. Read more…
Borough-wide

Tree dedication to deceased classmate

On Thursday, May 21, the Academy of Mount St. Ursula’s That’s Life club led the school from chapel, after the Mass of the Ascension, to the front of the school building for a tree dedication ceremony in honor of their fellow classmate Samira Ahmed ’11. It has been five months since the sudden death of Samira, and the students wished to end the year with a symbol of life and hope. Read more…
Borough-wide

Jacobi hosts trauma event

More than 500 trauma care professionals gathered at the Jacobi Medical Center Rotunda on May 13 for the 11th Annual Warren Wetzel, M.D. Trauma/Emergency Medicine Symposium. The daylong event is the only New York City area conference dedicated solely to reviewing the latest in trauma care. Read more…

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Salesian dedicates Br. Wiegand Field

“After months of planning, our long awaited dream to construct a new athletic facility at Salesian High School will finally become a reality,” announced Fr. Patrick Angelucci, SDB, the school’s director/president. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Clare’s grad teaches team discipline

St. Clare’s School has a special girls’ volleyball coach, who has volunteered her time since 1992 to teach team discipline. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Revenge-seeking wife guilty

Don’t cross Bonnie Davido. In 2006, the 42-year old Bronxite asked a “hit man” to blind, rape and murder another woman, court documents state. Davido suspected the woman of sleeping with her husband. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

For fifty years it’s run hot and cold

Pelham Bay Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Services Inc. celebrates a milestone, as 2009 marks 50 years of service for Bronx residents. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Hearing held on L&W home

Residents of Zerega’s Glover Street had a shaky relationship with Leake & Watts’s group home, once a fixture on their block for 30 years. The prospect of having another group home administered by the same outfit, but serving a very different population, is causing some uneasiness. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx film trio shoot Baby Boomer

Hollywood’s Bronx boy, James Madio, returned home for his directorial debut on April 24, 25, and 26. He filmed in collaboration with Bronx artists and producers like Harrington Talents and Joe Mileto at locations including Wilkinson Park and Pelham Bay Little League’s Naclerio Field. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Girl scouts help furry friends

The girl scouts at P.S. 71 are helping those who can’t help themselves, by donating supplies for our furry friends. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Ben’s variety show highlights student talents

St. Benedict’s school is not putting on another version of American Idol, lets make that clear immediately. But they are showcasing student talent in what has become an anticipated event at the school. Read more…
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Read more…
Borough-wide

BioBus visits Frederick Douglass II

Tyler Schlotterbeck of Morris Park is a science nut. So is Peter Borges of Walton Avenue. Trouble is, Schlotterbeck, 15, and Borges, 16, attend Frederick Douglass Academy III on 3rd Avenue. FDA III is a solid school but has no science lab. Read more…
Borough-wide

Truman girls basketball team enjoys Ireland trip

John Burke grew up in Ireland, but when he was there last week a funny observation came to him. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Barnabas Nursing Home receives 5-star rating

St. Barnabas Nursing Home, 2175 Quarry Road, has received a 5-star rating (out of five stars) from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in its new rating system of nursing homes nationwide. St. Barnabas is among approximately 12 percent of all certified nursing homes to receive the CMS’s highest rating. Read more…
Borough-wide

Thompson discusses CB 12 over breakfast

It’s 240 blocks from City Hall to the Carriage House on White Plains Road. NYC Comptroller and mayoral candidate William “Bill” Thompson Jr. made the trek on Monday, May 18 to slurp coffee and answer questions. Read more…
Borough-wide

Highbridge food pantry finds a new home

After a dispute that resulted in the relocation of the Community Food Pantry at Highbridge, the pantry continues to meet the increasing demand during these troubling times. Read more…
Borough-wide

Mount Hope adds 63 affordable units

Mount Hope Housing Company continues to service Bronxites in these difficult times through the development of new affordable housing. Read more…
Borough-wide

Base less future

The U.S. Army Reserve is set to vacate a 50,000-square foot building on Nereid Avenue. Wakefield desperately needs a recreation center. A match made in heaven? Read more…

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