August 11, 2009: 2009, Issue 33
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Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

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40th PCT. Comment.
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Vacca halts illegal demolition

It’s seems like a new house of horrors has arisen in Morris Park. Comment.
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Pearly Gates rehab to begin

The long awaited renovations to Pearly Gates Park are finally set to begin this fall, bringing a needed secure and vibrant park to the Zerega area. Comment.
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TNGSL sets Family Picnic

It’s a day of fun in the sun in Veterans Memorial Park as the girls of the Throggs Neck Girls Softball League gear up for their first annual Family Picnic. Comment.
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Derelict vehicle warehoused on Kennelworth

A black Jeep Cherokee hasn’t budged from Kennelworth Place since February, according to an anxious neighbor. The vehicle has three flat tires and missing headlamps. It is parked between Ampere Avenue and Middletown Road, near Pelham Bay Park. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Merchants strike first blow

Going, going, gone was the theme of this weekends ‘Sidewalk Series,’ as both teams put on an exciting slugfest, sure to have wowed spectators. Comment.
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Federal $$ to zoo for transportation needs

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a comprehensive plan to invest in New York infrastructure on Tuesday, July 28 and included close to $4 million for the Bronx Zoo. If the plan – part of a big-time bill advancing through Congress – is approved, the Bronx Zoo will add secure bicycle storage and an “intelligent traffic system” designed to reduce congestion inside and outside the zoo. Comment.
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New showroom features Monda vinyl windows

Prestige Window, Doors & Cabinets, a fixture in the Bronx business community for 15 years and supplier to both the public and contractors, held a party and ribbon cutting to celebrate the Comment.
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Bank staff: save you $$

Employees of Ridgewood Savings Bank gave personal finance and savings lessons to approximately 3,800 students from 27 public and private junior high schools throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties as part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s National Teach Children to Save Program. Comment.
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Lil’ Angels Academy demonstrates fire safety

Kids are told not to play with cigarette lighters and matches, but do they really listen? Comment.
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Bronx House toddler class

The Bronx House Toddler Center is an excellent first step on the road to education, offering children stimulating activities and the opportunity to socialize. Children learn through music, arts and grafts, story time and have an opportunity to play in its well equipped playroom. Each activity is designed to help children work and learn together. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

HPEDC hosts forum on healthcare costs

The Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation held its final monthly breakfast before the summer, hosting a panel of speakers from the Bronx’s extensive health care industry. The business community’s response to rising costs was the primary topic Comment.

Called to the challenge

Are you willing to work hard, have fun and take the challenge? Comment.

Parks, Diaz christaen Watson-Gleason’s new field

No more scraping arms and legs against asphalt in the Watson Gleason Playground’s ball field while playing sports! Comment.

Marijuana raid turns deadly

Two men were shot – one fatally – when they burst into a Wakefield home at midnight on Tuesday, July 28. Police found an unknown black male wounded and Nestor Gumbs of Brooklyn, 25, dead at the scene. The men and two others attempted to raid 1704 Bussing Avenue and were fired on by a resident, it was reported. Comment.

First female Puerto Rican lawmaker in New York was role model for others

Former Senator Olga Mendez, who represented parts of the southern part of the Bronx from 1978 through 2004, passed away on July 29. Mendez was the first Puerto Rican woman legislator in New York State. Comment.

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