June 19, 2009: 2009, Issue 25
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

M. Cotter, Sr. Place dedication

The legacy of one local Bronxite will be forever remembered, with a street named to mark all of his accomplishments. Comment.
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Juveniles arrested for 49th graffiti

As residents continue to complain of graffiti affecting their quality of life, the 49th Precinct is stepping up enforcement, producing two arrests. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein honors 49th Cop of the Month

Standing out amongst the rest for the month of May, the Cop of the Month Award was presented to Police Officer Trina Heffner. Comment.
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Astor Collegiate students explore Costa Rica

One Bronx high school is taking an innovative approach to having students learn about science and the environment: they are sending their students off to South America to learn about the eco-system in a real rain forest. Comment.
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Cure for traffic on allerton ave.

Residents of Allerton will soon witness something new when they walk out their door, with a complete new design planned for the busy street. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City Hall rally to save community board $$

The fight continues on the steps of City Hall to save community boards across the City, which face devastating cuts. Comment.
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Sen. Klein moves street light repairs

Concerned about the safety of his residents, Senator Jeff Klein took immediate action to resolve an issue that had been troubling those in the area for months. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

Bronx teens choose chess

Earn a pawn; earn an A. Beware the knight; beware the night. Defend your queen; defend your dream. Risk and reward; victory and defeat. Life in the south Bronx is a chess match, particularly for Matheu Jefferson and Rahwaizh Abdul-Rahman. Jefferson and Abdul-Rahman anchor the Bronx Writing Academy chess team, a national contender. Comment.

At 50+, returns to school

A rising tide of older adults are returning to school to complete degrees or upgrade their skills. Kathleen Rutherford, according to friends, is an example of how perseverance and hard work can help people of all ages accomplishes their goals. Comment.

Soundview Park renovation budget slashed

Now that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has chopped the Soundview Park renovation budget in half, neighborhood leaders are pushing for work to begin – possible contamination notwithstanding. Comment.

Group home eyes Colden property

Fearing for a decline in their quality of life, Olinville residents are upset over the prospect of having a new group home move into the neighborhood. Comment.

Kingsbridge Armory hearing set

If you think the Kingsbridge Armory should be a shopping mall, circle June 24 on your calendar. If you think it shouldn’t be a shopping mall, circle June 24. Comment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 83 collects used sneakers

Running with the idea to help the environment, the students of P.S. 83 have put their old sneakers to good use. Comment.
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49th recovers laptops

by amanda marinaccio Comment.
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Vacca praises Per Scholas

At a benefit reception packed with a who’s who of the city’s top financiers and philanthropists, Councilman James Vacca praised the Bronx-based nonprofit organization Per Scholas for its innovative programming and stellar record of connecting low-income New Yorkers with top-rate technology. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

DA presents mock trail at MPCA

Members of the Morris Park Community Association had an opportunity to act as judge and jury and received a first-hand look into our justice system. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vandals swipe car mirrors in Pelham Gardens

Mirror, mirror, where’d you go? Members of the Pelham Parkway community have seen a recent increase in the amount of side view mirrors vandalized. Comment.
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Contractor to tackle 2nd story graffiti

Merchants in the White Plains Road Business Improvement District were happy to learn that a contractor who will be removing graffiti from the el near their shops has also agreed to remove graffiti on top of their stores. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Crowley, Serrano applaud passage of PCB cleanup bill

Congressmen Joseph Crowley (D- and José Serrano applauded passage of the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act (H.R. 2187) that included a provision written by Crowley-Serrano to help school districts fund cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in New York City and throughout the country. This initiative will provide schools with access to funding for critical modernization, renovation and repair projects. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Amtrak bridge work poses hazard if Ladder 53 closes

City Island residents and elected officials from all over the borough called on the mayor to keep the island’s Ladder Company 53 open come July 1, when the FDNY has scheduled it for closure. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CI developer asks for variance

City Island Estates, the 5.4-acre condo community planned for Fordham Place and Fordham Street, is not a sweatshop, not a hip-hop club, not a high-density development. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TNBA set to hold its 7th annual triathlon

By Patrick Rocchio Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pel Bay minister retires

Even though he was involved in a Pelham Bay church for only three years, Rev. Leon Matthias’ tenure marks a period during which the congregation’s community outreach thrived. Comment.

Ride the Jerome Ave. Express

On Monday, June 8, the MTA launched a Jerome Avenue el pilot program. Until June 26 at least, four Manhattan-bound 4-trains will run express between Woodlawn and E. 149th Street. Express trains leaving Woodlawn at 7:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. will stop at Mosholu Parkway, Burnside Avenue and E. 149th Street only, Monday through Friday. Comment.

Fordham Road BID holds 4th annual meeting

Wrapping up another successful year, the Fordham Road Business Improvement District held their Fourth Annual meeting to discuss past initiatives and plans for the future. Comment.

DOT’s bus stop move leaves passenger stranded

A disabled Parkchester resident feels stranded after the elimination of a Bx36 bus stop. Comment.

Sustainable S. Bronx to host Hunts Point Hustle

Soon, the South Bronx Greenway will zigzag up and down Hunts Point, the industrial neighborhood where the borough’s green movement began. So hustle to Hunts Point on Saturday, June 20 for the third annual Hunts Point Hustle, a five-kilometer run-walk. Comment.

CB 7: No compromise on library

The city’s Department of Health is amenable to an Old Fordham Library spay and neuter compromise. So is Councilman Joel Rivera. Community Board 7 is not. Comment.

Project could disturb ‘Negro Fort’

If you want to build in Bedford Park and need a variance, you start with Community Board 7 and district manager Fernando Tirado. You mail Tirado an address and a plan. You expect a “yes” or a “no.” You don’t expect to disturb a potential landmark, a fort manned by African-Americans during the revolutionary war. Comment.

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