September 17, 2009: 2009, Issue 38
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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Target volunteers complete P.S. 76’s library makeover

On Thursday, September 10, 250 Target volunteers flooded P.S. 76 to assemble a new library and hand out thousands of books. Target and The Heart of America Foundation selected P.S. 76 for a library makeover in April. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

SLA issues penalty for Insomnia Lounge

Opposition continues to grow against the Morris Park nightspot, now advertised as Insomnia Lounge,. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Park named Park of the Month for September

Receiving special recognition for its beautiful greenery and recreation space, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has selected a Bronx location as Septembers Park of the Month. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Residents say ‘No’ to Astor Ave. facility

Residents of Pelham Parkway and Allerton spoke out against the proposed medical facility that they fear will diminish the quality of their neighborhood, in preparation for the upcoming Board of Standards and Appeals hearing. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Square Hospital life’s extended

The state Department of Health has granted Westchester Square Medical Center an extended operating certificate, allowing the hospital to remain open through December 31, 2010, and a ray of hope for its longtime continuance. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Residents vow to fight the secret shelter

Hundreds of residents and merchants in Westchester Square and Zerega have vowed to fight in the streets and courts against a “stealth shelter” they feel is being dumped on the area without notification or a fair share analysis – as required by law. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Take advantage of tax credits

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto wants his constituents to be aware of new federal benefits that they may be qualified for. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

AFC Rapid Soccer Opening Day

On Sunday, September 13, the AFC Rapid Junior Soccer Club kicked off the 2009/2010 season with the annual parade down East Tremont Avenue to Cintron Field at Balcolm Avenue and Barkley Avenue. The throng of approximately 700 parents, coaches and players arrived at 9:30 a.m. and were greeted with the flag raising to “God Bless America” and a speech from league president, Stefan Manz. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City Island man threatens neighbor and fires shotgun

By Patrick Rocchio Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Campanaro Playground re-opens

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has celebrated yet another milestone with the ribbon cutting of Campanaro Playground. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Thompson talks Bronx at CNG candidate Q&A

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson huddled with reporters at the downtown Brooklyn headquarters of the Community Newspaper Group on Monday, September 31 to discuss his five-borough plan. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Locust Point clubhouse gets new lease on life

by Patrick Rocchio Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Public school parents’ Bill of Rights proposed

The school year has begun, and many are thinking about ways in which parents can have a greater say in school policy and curriculum. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ferragosto with gusto

You like doo-wop. You like laughs. You like oysters and sweets. So head to Arthur Avenue on Sunday, September 13 for the legendary Belmont celebration Ferragosto. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CI residents oppose T-Mobile cell tower

City Island residents rejected the proposed T-Mobile cell tower that many contend poses an aesthetic nightmare. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Bay shopper gets the boot

An elderly Pelham Bay resident, Bernard Sheridan, parked in the Rite Aid parking lot on Crosby Avenue. He strolled down the street to grab a cup of coffee, and then headed to shop at the drug store. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

I.S. 125 celebrates first MSLTC graduates

Unlike any program in New York State, the disciplined students of I.S. 125 celebrated the competition of the 2-week summer training program for the Middle School Leadership Training Corp. Comment.

Ghanian princess lives ordinary life as Bronxite

At the laundromat, on the 4 train, in the supermarket…you missed a princess. Rocky Otoo has no crown, no gown, no retinue. But the 19-year old Otoo is a princess, Ghanaian royalty. She has a surprising story to tell. So many Bronx residents do. Comment.

Forest Houses protest NYCHA neglect

Mothers on the Move, an unabashed south Bronx activist organization, is on the move at Forest Houses, the New York City Public Housing development in Morrisania where hip-hop artist Fat Joe was raised. Comment.

Task force combs borough for Mexican-hating thugs

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is combing Tremont and Fordham for hooligans who punched and stabbed three Mexican-Americans in what some are referring to as bias attacks. The hooligans are thought to be of Dominican descent. Comment.

BOEDC releases Gateway report

In 2006, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation agreed to administer a Gateway Center community benefits agreement between The Related Companies and a community coalition – the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Hostos Community College and Mount Hope Housing Company. Comment.

Bronx neighbors want rec center

White Plains Road needs a recreation center. Baychester needs a rec center. Wakefield needs a rec center. Co-op City needs a rec center. Williambridge needs a rec center. Comment.

Beep says ‘no’ shopping mall yet

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. waited. Diaz Jr. negotiated. But on Friday, September 4, the borough president issued a “no” recommendation on the shopping mall The Related Companies plan to build at the Kingsbridge Armory. Related has yet to sign a community benefits agreement, he said. Comment.

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