July 2, 2009: 2009, Issue 27
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Bronx Times Reporter

49th makes 5 burglary arrests

On June 10, at 7:38 p.m. police arrested Omar Camble, a 24-year-old black male, for trying to burglarize 2145 Matthews Avenue. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Seniors dealing heroin

Grandpa got caught doing what? Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

82 students receive their diplomas from St. Ray’s

Saint Raymond Elementary School held its Graduation ceremony on Friday, June 12, at St. Raymond Church. Monsignor John Graham, Pastor of Saint Raymond parish, presided over the Mass and ceremony at which 82 graduates received their diplomas. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Theresa graduation marks 50th anniversary of first

The 8th Grade Class at St. Theresa School has enjoyed several celebrations of their graduation, the 50th anniversary of St. Theresa’s first graduating class. There was a special Mass on Sunday, June 7, celebrated by Father Grippo, pastor of the parish; there was an 8th grade prom dance at Maestro’s Caterers on Wednesday, June 10; and, finally, the 8th graders graduated at the ceremony for them on Friday, June 12. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Spellman holds 47th commencement

Cardinal Spellman High School held its 47th commencement on Saturday, June 6 at the Lehman College Performing Arts Center, with 298 young men and women receiving diplomas. Rev. Trevor Nicholls, president of Cardinal Spellman, presided over the ceremony, and welcomed everyone in attendance. An invocation by Rev. Francis J. Principe, director of Spiritual Activities, was followed by Kristiana Brooks of the Class of 2009 singing the National Anthem. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

American Civics Institute offers free tutoring services

The American Civics Institute is offering free tutoring services to all students in the Morris Park area thanks to a donation of space from an area fitness center. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Doyle descendents celebrate 100-year old heritage

Picture a south Bronx immigrant family. Picture a tough subway super and a devoted mother. Picture tenement poverty. Picture a wedding at St. Jerome Church on Alexander Avenue. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.

River Avenue ballpark businesses in a rage

Linda Zale is frustrated. Game day after game day, Zale stands on River Avenue and watches Yankee fans skip Ballpark Souvenir. Day after game day, she stands on River Avenue and watches her small shop die. Comment.

Hunts Point jail proposal left in limbo

Lisa Ortega has battled Department of Correction Commissioner Martin Horn since 2006, when Horn asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg to build a new jail in Hunts Point. Ortega helped beat Horn back at the outset; in 2008, the DOC commissioner gave up on a parcel known as Oak Point. Now Horn is set to resign and Ortega is ready to strike. On Wednesday, June 24, she led a Community in Unity meeting at The Point EDC in Hunts Point. Ortega is a Hunts Point resident; CIU is a neighborhood coalition hostile to the jail plan. Comment.

Fordham BID award finalist

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District has been announced as a finalist of the 2009 American Business Awards in the Corporate Literature Category. Comment.

Castle Hill, Clason Point streets named

Whenever Chrissandra Mosby strolls past Castle Hill Avenue, she feels as if her father were near. He passed away in 2007. He defined Castle Hill Avenue. Comment.

Calvary plans free foot screening

Following their successful pilot from last year, Calvary Hospital is again planning to offer free monthly foot screenings for adult diabetics, on the following Fridays, all from 9 am to noon: July 10, August 28, and September 25. The screenings will take place at Calvary Hospital’s Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care located at 1740 Eastchester Road. For directions, go to www.calvaryhospital.org. Comment.

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