November 30, 2009: 2009, Issue 49
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Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Builder unveils plans for Marine Street

A planned development that would plop two large buildings on Marine Street has City Island residents hot and bothered. Comment.
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Solemn Mass for Rielo’s anniversary

Archbishop Timothy Dolan will preside over a solemn Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, December 4 to honor the fifth anniversary of Fernando Rielo’s entrance into eternal life. All Bronx residents are invited to attend. Comment.
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Women’s Empowerment Self-Defense Academy offers skills and support

Women looking to strengthen their bodies and souls have to look no further then the Women’s Empowerment Self Defense Academy in Morris Park. Comment.
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Identity theft victim’s debt cleared by cellphone shop

A victim of identity theft who received two bills from a wireless telephone provider for service and phones he said he didn’t order was able to resolve the issue and have the bills reversed. Comment.
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Do you remember

There was a time when the chatter of the Hell Gate pilots could be heard throughout City Island and most especially at Belden Point where they had their headquarters. Other than the very popular Captain Ed Sadler, you don’t see too many Hell Gate pilots around the island these days. There are, however, the permanent residents now interred in Pelham Cemetery on King Street. The graves of quite a few Hell Gate pilots can be found there. Comment.

Per Scholas opens new job training center

Per Scholas opened its new Institute for Technology with a bold goal of training over 500 people for well-paying information technology jobs and career advancement in the upcoming year. Comment.

PeaceLove Cafe adds flavor to HUB

Stand at the HUB – 3rd Avenue and E. 149th Street – and spin around. What do you see? Comment.

Defective parking summonses left on windshield

For Louis Cooper, a lifelong resident of E. 134 Street, living in the borough is often an adventure. Cooper recently received what appears to be a bogus parking ticket on his windshield. He had committed no offense, Cooper said. Comment.

CAB unveils new name and headquarters

Goodbye Citizens Advice Bureau. Hello Bronx Works. Citizens Advice Bureau, the Bronx-based non-profit also known as CAB, unveiled a new name, logo and headquarters on Friday, November 13. The new name, Bronx Works, represents the non-profit’s commitment to the Bronx, executive director Carolyn McLaughlin said. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Wonderful hospital care Comment.
Editorial

Guest Editorial

A little known but very important event will take place at the Bronx County Courthouse next week. Some would say it’s a fight against helping those in need. Others would describe it as a difficult solution to a difficult problem. But those who take the time to look beneath the veil of rhetoric will see it for what it truly is: a challenge to the city’s growing policy of mandates and totalitarian control over a community board system that is losing its way as the voice of the people. Comment.
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Bronx Beat

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District announced that 76 BID businesses are participating in a special Holiday Shopping Promotion in which they will offer 10% public discounts (consumers must display one of the many BID sponsored newspaper/magazine advertisements, downloadable online coupons or a MetroCard at the time of purchases, some restrictions may apply) from Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 20. A portion of these businesses will also have extended shopping hours on each Friday until 9 p.m. during the promotion dates. Comment.
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Reduce waste, have a greener holiday

The holiday season is now in full swing – and along with good holiday cheer comes a lot of extra waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as compared to any other time of the year. The extra waste amounts to about 1.2 million extra tons per week (or an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season) and is being predicted to be roughly the same for this year even in light of the economic downturn. Comment.
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injured Red Tail Hawk rescued

An injured Red Tail Hawk was found in Pelham Bay Park by naturalists Jorge Santiago and Thomas X. Casey just off the Siwanoy Trail, close to the Bartow Circle. Urban Park Rangers Sergeant Pendergrass gently captured the injured male hawk and placed it in a cage. It will be given medical attention, and once healed, will be returned to the park. Comment.
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Academy of Mount St. Ursula World involvement

At the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, both the faculty and administration encourage students to get involved in critical issues facing our community and the world. On Wednesday, October 21st six students participated in Pro-Life Day at St. Joseph’s Seminary with Religion department chair, Joanne Kelly. A group of seniors, Adeola Okoduwa, Lucitania Hernandez, Shani Ogilvie and Kumyhun Song, participated in a conference whose goals affect the lives of girls world wide. They received certificates for their participation in the UN Working Group on Girls panel. Comment.
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Salesian’s annual England Exchange program

On Thursday, October 22, ten students from Farnborough England arrived in the United States to begin the 3rd annual Salesian High School Exchange Program. They were greeted by ten Salesian High School students. The students stay in the homes of their exchange partners and they participate in normal everyday life as an American. In March, the Salesian students who played host will take the trip to England and reunite with their partners. Comment.
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Spellman celebrates 50th anniversary

Cardinal Spellman High School celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner at Villa Barone Manor on October 30. More than 500 graduates, faculty past and present, and friends of Spellman attended the sold out event. Marcus Solis, Reporter for WABC Eyewitness News and graduate of the Class of 1987 was Master of Ceremonies for the night that included the induction into the Spellman Hall of Honor of Anne and Stephen J. McGuinness (class of 1977), and Gloria (Perri) and Daniel S. O’Connell, both from the class of 1972. Comment.
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

Our December meeting will be held, Monday, December 14, at St. Theresa’s cafeteria, 2872 St. Theresa Avenue. Refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by our meeting. Dues of $10 for the year 2010, which includes the Bronx Times Reporter mailed to your home address, can be paid at our December 14 meeting. We will not be holding meetings for January and February 2010. We usually meet the 3rd Monday of the month, except during holidays. Comment.
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Throggs Neck Merchants Association

By John Cerini Comment.
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Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Comment.
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Westchester Square Zerega Improvement Organization

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Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership

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Community Action

Many of the most profound issues affecting our society are decided by the courts, making the question of “who judges whom should be a judge?” vital to every American. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

40th PCT. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

MP Community Association starts collection for holiday lights

The Morris Park Community Association (MPCA) has begun to collect donations for holiday lights and is asking merchants and community members to help make the season bright. Comment.
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MP community mourns passing of true friend Rocky Miano

Morris Park residents were in mourning last week over the passing of a lifelong resident who was considered the heart of the Morris Park community. Comment.
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Van Nest postal station status unchanged

An updated list that released some branches and retail stations under consideration for “consolidation” by the United States Postal Service (USPS) continues to press for the closing of the Van Nest postal station. Comment.
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$500 reward for capture of graffiti vandal

The Morris Park Community Association (MPCA) has formulated a plan to deter future vandalism and declared that the latest act of vandalism in the neighborhood went too far. Comment.
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Ropes Avenue eyesore demolished

A small apartment building that has been vacant for the past ten years was demolished when it became not only an eyesore, but also a dumping ground for trash. Comment.

St. Barnabas Hospital dedicates entryway

Going to the hospital for medical care or to see a relative can be stressful but St. Barnabas Hospital wants to make your visit a more pleasant experience. Comment.

Out2Play cuts ribbon on P.S. 90 playground

Students of P.S. 90 finally have an engaging space to call their own, where they can run, jump, and play, thanks to a new schoolyard through Out2Play. Comment.

Fox Point is green, affordable housing

It is a development that many feel will be a model when it comes to building housing that is both green and affordable. Comment.

Straphangers want elevator at Burnside station

The weekday 4 IRT will run express in the Bronx from 7 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. through Friday, December 11. But Deborah James is less than impressed. Comment.

Quality of life disputed in Bedford Park

The frustration was palpable at Our Lady of Refuge Church, as residents of Bedford Park, Fordham, Norwood, Kingsbridge Heights and University Heights vented to 52nd Precinct Captain Philip Rivera. Daylight drug deals. Subway scams. Gratuitous graffiti. Rivera swallowed some 20 complaints on Wednesday, October 14 at an emergency public hearing arranged by Community Board 7. Comment.
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Traffic flow conflict

The 2006 reversal of St. Paul Avenue left some Pelham Bayites cheering, while others were upset with the new traffic pattern. Therefore, St. Paul Avenue traffic direction will be the subject of yet another Community Board 10 hearing in 2010. Comment.

Top runner distributes school supplies

One day after finishing fourth in the ING New York City Marathon, elite runner Ryan Hall took time to hand out book bags and other school supplies to teachers who will distibute them to children in need. Comment.

Highbridge tenants prepare for court battle

A Highbridge Avenue apartment building is headed for a battle royal in court. On Tuesday, November 17, tenants at 1380 University Avenue announced a lawsuit against landlord Martin Carlin, who has allegedly failed to repair apartments and keep elevators in order. Comment.

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