October 25, 2009: 2009, Issue 43
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Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Groundbreaking held for Fenton Avenue convent

Their prayers have been answered. The Sisters Oblates to the Blessed Trinity this week celebrated the groundbreaking for their new convent, finally giving them a place they can call their own. Comments (1).
Bronx Times Reporter

Rail crash on Sackett Avenue

A woman and two children flirted with disaster on Tuesday, October 13 when their Acura sedan smashed through an Amtrak fence and careened close to the railroad tracks. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Montefiore opens first-stop cancer center on Jarrett Pl.

Remember when your friend was diagnosed with cancer? Remember how your friend schlepped from doctor to doctor? The surgeon. The radiologist. The therapist. The psychologist. Remember the frustration and fatigue? Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Former veteran’s post commander, Joe Mazzariello, dies

Joe Mazzariello will be remembered as many things – from a loving father and devoted husband, to a man that cared about his fellow veterans and did everything he could to make their lives easier. Comment.

NYCHA tenants weary of housing conditions

Tenants at Parkside Houses in Olinville are beset with urine and rodents. Tenants at Castle Hill Houses describe the development as in disrepair. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is $45 million in the hole. So what’s the good news? Tenants want to lend a hand and NYCHA has promised to plug away at maintenance problems. Comment.

R&B singer re-opens Paradise

Excitement is in the air with the spectacular reopening of the Paradise Theater featuring a concert with the legendary singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson and friends. As one of the most distinguished voices in R & B music and the former lead singer of the GAP Band, Charlie Wilson will fill the Paradise Theater with his contemporary music and phenomenal vocal style. He will be joined by the sensational R & B newcomer K’Jon (On the Ocean). The concert will take place on Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m. Comment.

Out2Play cuts ribbon on new P.S. 160 schoolyard

Out2Play has cut the ribbon on yet another schoolyard to enhance playtime and recreational activities for students of the Bronx. Comment.

Mayoral candidate, Thompson, stumps on Broadway

Watch candidate Bill Thompson duck into Loeser’s Kosher Deli. Watch Thompson order a hot dog, knish and soda. Watch a Thompson sign appear in Loeser’s window. Comment.

Bobbi Brown begins partnership with Jane Addams

Helping to inspire the youth of today, Bobbi Brown returned Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers to meet with faculty and students to work on strategies for continuing improvements to the school. Comment.

BronxPro celebrates eco-friendly apartments

Too often, the Bronx has dealt with developers in pursuit of profit and only profit. Too often, the Bronx has witnessed other boroughs add sumptuous condos. But 1085 Washington Avenue Apartments represents change, an affordable Bronx building that radiates quality from its green roof to its day-lit basement. Comment.

Blog shouts: Welcome to Melrose

The grandmas and the grandpas, the gangsters and the cops, the grocers and the gardeners know Eduardo Garcia as the “Mayor of Melrose.” So do thousands on the Internet, thanks to “Welcome to Melrose,” an upbeat blog about the neighborhood. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

49th honors 3 as ‘Cops of Month’

During the 49th Precinct Community Council Meeting, the heroics and dedication of three men were honored with the September ‘Cop of the Month’ Award, sponsored by Senator Jeff Klein. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bobbie’s owner promises MP-friendly restaurant

The owner of Bobbie’s Café Lounge has given the troublesome manager the boot in hopes of becoming a community-friendly establishment. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Landlord clears most building violations

The city took the owner of a 136-unit apartment building on Pelham Parkway to court for repairs after serious violations came to light. The number of violations are being reduced, but more work needs to be done, according to tenants and housing advocates. Comments (2).
Bronx Times Reporter

Liquor license cancellation

The Déjà vu saga continues as the local night spot owner is fighting the cancelation of the establishment’s liquor license in order to remain open for business. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Parkway barrieris finally chosen

With the final barrier now cleared it looks as if the Pelham Parkway reconstruction will finally become a reality. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronxite wins Colorful Life contest

Jacqueline Wayans of the Bronx is a grand prize winner in the Colorful Life contest. A contest celebrating women who exude confidence, optimism, compassion, style and personality. The contest is sponsored by Maybelline New York in partnership with Meredith 360°, and bestselling author Candace Bushnell, one of America’s most colorful authors and personalities. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Coca Cola employees branch into Ferry Point Pk.

Coca-Cola Enterprises showed Mother Nature some ‘TreeLC’ in Ferry Point Park as a part of the company’s nationwide initiative to get more involved. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Einstein doctor receives award

Lynne Holden, M.D., associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader (CHL) for her work with Mentoring in Medicine. Dr. Holden is co-founder and president of the organization, which encourages disadvantaged students to enter the health professions. Dr. Holden is one of 10 honorees who received the CHL Award at a ceremony held in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Dream Makers to develop local dance, acting talent

Lisa Maietta Rybacki, a 28-year-old dancer who grew up in Country Club, has opened a full-scale dance and acting studio that will develop the talents of neighborhood young people. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

West Nile alert

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto wants his constituents to be aware that the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued an alert as to the presence of West Nile Virus activity in his 82nd Assembly District. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Food Factory After Dark car show

Are you passionate about classic cars and tasty food? Then the Food Factory is serving up the perfect dish each week when they host their own classic car show. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

Second Bronx Unity Day brings neighbors together

Community members enjoyed a lively, fun-filled day complete with live entertainment, health screenings, and visits from elected officials at the second annual Bronx Unity Day on Saturday, September 5. Comment.

Green candidate to challenge Councilwoman Palma

Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks green. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. talks green. City Council Democrats in the Bronx talk green. Comment.

Montefiore-Einstein open first-stop cancer center

Remember when your friend was diagnosed with cancer? Remember how your friend schlepped from doctor to doctor? The surgeon. The radiologist. The therapist. The psychologist. Remember the frustration and fatigue. Comment.

St. Simon Stock School hosts Yankee players

Hundreds of elementary and middle school children got the thrill of a lifetime when seven Yankees showed up at their school to give them a few words of encouragement. Comment.

Diaz, Jr. rips Related’s environmental statements

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. took a swing at Kingsbridge Armory developer The Related Companies on Friday, October 9 in a retort critical of environmental impact statements released by city consultants. Comment.

161st Street BID grows up

The long-dormant 161st Street Business Improvement District is finally operational, thanks to excitement generated by the new Yankee Stadium and 161st Street rezone passed by the City Council on Wednesday, September 30. Comment.

Intervale Ave. nursing home closes its doors

San Vicente de Paul Residence, a nursing home on Intervale Avenue in Longwood, has announced that it will close its doors. Because most of its patients are dependent on Medicaid, the 200-bed nursing home has accumulated a $7.5 million deficit. Comment.

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