June 5, 2009: 2009, Issue 23
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Chimney-sweep scam costs stacks of cash

Two chimney sweeps allegedly misled a Morris Park homeowner into performing unnecessary work on her smokestack. Now an elected official is calling for stronger regulation of the industry.. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City buses to stay out of Pelham Gardens

Residents of Pelham Gardens can rest easy knowing they will no longer hear the rumbling of New York City buses driving down their private blocks. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Allerton Ave. Tenants and Homeowners celebrate vets

Veterans from Allerton Avenue and beyond got a boost of emotional and moral support as a local civic organization honored their dedication to America. Comment.
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CB 11 takes action on derelict Pierce Ave.  home

The Morris Park community is outraged at the dangerous eyesore located on Peirce Avenue, a result of over 30 years of neglect by an absentee owner. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

DOE pursues P.S. 105 space

With an ever-expanding population, the Pelham Parkway South community is seeking an annex to P.S. 105 at the former site of Young Israel of Pelham Parkway. Comment.
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Sanitation revises rules

By Patrick Rocchio Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Police target CI teen

Police nabbed a City Island ruffian and alleged drug dealer twice last month. On Wednesday, May 13, Frank Bequiraj, 19, was arrested for assault. Two days later, Bequiraj was hauled in for selling marijuana, possessing a weapon, trespassing, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, court records show. The Pickwick Terrace resident, released for $1,000 bail, pled not guilty on May 14 and May 16. He will next appear in court on June 11 and July 6. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Lehman College dean, Mr. Minter, visionary educator

Dr. Thomas K. Minter, a distinguished scholar and visionary educator who served as Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education, New York City Deputy Schools Chancellor and Dean of Lehman College, died May 22 at the age of 84. Comment.
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CI’s ‘Worm Bar’ falls to recession

One of the last places to go, where for $50 you could rent a boat and enjoy a day of fishing, has closed for good, a victim of the recession and changing tastes. Comment.
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Brockway retires

For 30 years since its founding, Shirley Brockway has been the director the JASA’s Throggs Neck Senior Center. She is bidding it farewell as its director, but has vowed to remain active in the center’s many functions. Comment.
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Custom-designed playground for P.S. 71

Out2Play, a non-profit that goes into schools and helps students, faculty, and administrators design new and exciting playgrounds for their students, is giving the Bronx a reason to celebrate this year. During the spring, summer and fall, Out2Play will install 12 new custom-designed playgrounds at schools around the Bronx. Comment.
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Statesman selected New Hostos president

The City University of New York recently tapped Puerto Rican scholar and civil servant Felix Matos Rodriguez to head Hostos Community College. As president, Matos Rodriguez will cater to 5,100 students in the south Bronx. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Barnabas NH honors fire hero

Officials at St. Barnabas Nursing Home have dedicated the recently renovated conference room after a one-time city worker and hero who has been a long-standing chairman of its Board of Trustees. Comment.

AMS scores Intel School of Distinction Award

When you were 12 years old, what did you want to become? A lawyer? A doctor? A firefighter? A baseball player? Patricia Pena wants to become an accountant. No kidding. Comment.

Clinton’s stately trees tagged by vandals

Graffiti has marred Dewitt Clinton High School’s distinguished row of trees. A handful were tagged some time ago, neighbor Saundra Hartley said. At least three facing Mosholu Parkway still bear graffiti. Comment.

Montefiore hosts 2nd Earth Day celebration

Montefiore Medical Center is leading by example to show the community how we can do our part to save the Earth and go green. Comment.

Sistas, Brothas demand youth center

Sistas and Brothas United thanked Chris Manning for attending its 10th Anniversary Celebration. Then SBU gave the Department of Health assistant commissioner an earful. Comment.

Angel tours former hell

Radio talk-show personality and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa has been taking out-of-towners on a guided tour of the southern parts of the borough, pointing out trouble spots in a borough on the rise. Comment.

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