November 8, 2009: 2009, Issue 45
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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Fr. Pergjini, new pastor, ready to guide St. Lucy’s

A new pastor has come into St. Lucy’s Parish, providing spiritual guidance and directing the church in a new bold direction. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

49th October Cops of the Month

Police Officer Ivanne Vizcarrondo and Police Officer William Castillo of the 49th Precinct received the October Cop of the Month Award, sponsored by Senator Jeff Klein, during the 49th Precinct Community Council meeting held on Tuesday, October 27. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 83 class plants daffodils in remembrance of Sept. 11

On Wednesday, October 21 students in the fifth grade at P.S. 83 planted daffodils near the front of the school’s annex in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Lydig’s rough speed humps now gentler

Drivers, as well as passengers, on Lydig Avenue, between Paulding and Colden avenues will soon be enjoying a smoother ride, thanks to the flattening out of two rough speed humps near each intersection. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Veterans’ Day Parade Celebration

There used to be a parade in the Bronx. I used to march there,” said Pat Devine, a Vietnam veteran, recalling a time when the veterans of former wars were honored on the Grand Concourse. “Our veterans should never be forgotten and that’s why it was important to bring the parade here to Throggs Neck.” Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ready, Set, Parent! Program added to JMC Maternity Unit

Jacobi Medical Center recently became the first hospital in New York City to welcome the Ready, Set, Parent! Program onto its Maternity Unit. Ready, Set, Parent! is a hospital-based, award-winning parent education program designed by EPIC- Every Person Influences Children and Baker Victory Services (BVS) which focuses on the parent’s role in promoting developmental growth in their babies. The program is funded by the New York State Health Foundation. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Friends of Woodlawn explore county’s legacy

This Sunday, November 8, Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery and Westchester County Historical Society will explore Westchester’s legacy at the burial ground with a special program and tour. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Duo preys on seniors

Detectives are still after the dastardly duo that robbed senior homeowners in Zerega, Pelham Bay and Throggs Neck. Last spotted in southern Brooklyn, the two men run a utility scam. George John, 29, a 5-foot-8 160 pound white male, poses as a “water department” or utility worker to distract seniors. His partner, a 5-foot-7 230 pound white male not yet identified, slips in to pocket cash and jewelry, a 45th Precinct detective said. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TN resident helps fight child abuse

A Throggs Neck resident has demonstrated that one person can affect the lives of many. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer holiday bazaar

The fourth annual Christmas bazaar at Jeanne Jugan Residence on Saturday, November 14 includes a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale with proceeds going to pediatric cancer research. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park Dental hosts Halloween candy buy back

Kids who have a sweet tooth were able to avoid cavities and decay by bringing their Halloween candy to Morris Park Dental. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Stella D’oro workers refuse to quit

It appears that no one will rescue Stella D’oro, not even El Commandante. Brynwood Partners, the Connecticut-based firm that sold the Stella D’oro brand in September, has rebuffed offers for its legendary Kingsbridge cracker and cookie factory, among those a bid from the socialist president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

So. Blvd. fire guts 7 stores

A devastating fire destroyed five stores, with damage to an additional two, along Southern Boulevard in Longwood. Comment.

Leaders rally after Sadie Mitchell death

Neighborhood leaders plan to rally Wakefield against teen violence in the wake of an October tragedy. E. 224th Street grandmother Sadie Mitchell, 92, died when a stray bullet burst into her living room. Comment.

Residents protest San Vicente closing

Nearly 2,000 San Vicente de Paul residents, adult day care patients, family members, staff and St. Athanasius Church parishioners want Archbishop Timothy Dolan to keep the Longwood nursing home open. Comment.

183rd Street merchants plan to retake street

There is a street where two precincts stop, where drug dealers deal and prostitutes stalk, a street so unfriendly to business that McDonald’s closed up shop. Comment.

Mill Pond Park ribbon-cutting held

Bronxites have the opportunity to enjoy the great out doors while lounge, jog or play along the majestic Harlem River at the recently completed Mill Pong Park. Comment.

West Farms art project gets respect

West Farms is no different from the rest of the Bronx. Ride the #5 IRT up Boston Road. Ride the Bx42 up East Tremont Avenue. West Farms sports a coat of graffiti. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Spotlight on Pelham Parkway landlord as tenants protest

Tenants on Cruger Avenue in Pelham Parkway South and on Wallace Avenue in Allerton have enlisted the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation and Councilman James Vacca to pressure landlord Richard Laubsch for repairs. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Group home nixed

Community Board 11 has voted to reject a proposal for a group home that has applied to open in Pelham Gardens. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Senator Klein hosts graffiti roundtable

Civic leaders and legal experts sat down with Senator Jeff Klein on Wednesday, October 7 to formulate an anti-graffiti plan for the 34th Senate District, in particular Community Board 10 and Community Board 11. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Out2Play designs, builds new P.S. 71 playground

Thomas Whelan grinned as he bounced onto the new jungle gym at P.S. 71. Decades of Pelham Bay students have made do with a bare asphalt playground. Not Whelan. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Chamber shines light on domestic violence

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum at its headquarters on Friday, October 16 to raise awareness for domestic violence victims and garner support for aiding battered women. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Schley Ave. developer may construct a marina

The Board of Standards and Appeals granted a developer the right to build on a waterfront parcel of land that includes an unmapped street, but according to Community Board 10 the matter may be subject to further review by the Department of City Planning. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Mom helps parents of visually impaired youngsters

It was 2003. Jeannette Christie of Throggs Neck had to choose. Go to work in Manhattan or escort her legally blind son to a performance at the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) on Pelham Parkway. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Young women learn accountability

An innovative new program that teaches young women about self-respect and the respecting the rights of others has come to St. Catharine Academy. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

School District 8 CEC incomplete

Community Education Council 8 held its second “meet the candidates” event on Tuesday, November 27 in an attempt to plug four empty spots. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Convicted 15 years later

District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that a jury convicted a 43-year-old Florida man of murder in the stabbing death of a Bronx man 15 years ago, in February 1994. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

HPEDC hosts 22nd Annual Tent Party

The best of the Hunts Point food markets and business community was once again on display when the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation threw its 22nd Annual Tent Party. Comment.

Senior hit by stray bullet

The stray bullet murder of Wakefield grandmother Sadie Mitchell on Tuesday, October 20 has neighbors frightened and determined to counsel wayward teens. On Friday, October 23, Jamal Blair, 18, pled not guilty to second-degree murder. Comment.

Palma runs on her record

18th Council District incumbent Annabel Palma answers to her constituents, not to 1199 SEIU, she said. Palma has funded new school libraries, pushed playground renovations and opposed Mayor Michael Bloomberg on term limits. In 2003, Palma had 1199 SEIU, the healthcare workers union, help run her campaign. The Democrat and former 1199 SEIU member won but was fined $30,000 by the Campaign Finance Board. Comment.

Bronx student accepts NASCAR challenge

A college student found herself switching her major to Marketing while taking part in a NASCAR motor sports program that challenges students to work on company projects. Comment.

P.S. 103 celebrates Out2Play schoolyard

Not even rain could dampen the spirits of the students at P.S. 103 celebrating their brand new play space. Comment.

Call to prayer protest

Imagine sunrise behind a minaret. Imagine a bearded imam. Listen for his thunderous call to worship. Not in Baghdad or Tehran or Islamabad. In the Bronx. Comment.

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