February 2, 2009: 2009, Issue 6
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Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

American Civic Institute starts new project

In an attempt to promote both education and civics, a newly formed non-profit group called the American Civic Institute is beginning an innovative new program tutoring children in elementary schools so they remain competitive in both English Language Arts and Reading. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Nuns mum on Sacred Heart building’s future

They call themselves the Apostles of the Sacred Heart. But last June, the nuns on Zerega Avenue broke Anthony Ventola’s heart. Comment.
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Pelham Pkwy landlord refuses repairs

In a building that has been described by Pelham Parkway leaders as the worst in the neighborhood, the Department of Housing and Preservation and Development is working in conjunction with local groups to make the building livable. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Sophomore leads by example

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Verizon’s fleet goes green

Verizon is rolling out an additional 19 hybrid sedans to help conserve fuel and significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the Bronx. A total of 50 hybrid sedans are being added to the company’s New York fleet. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Oil barge collides with Execution Rocks

A barge carrying more than 5 million gallons of home heating oil struck an unknown object and began taking on water near City Island on Thursday, January 22. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein helps Locust Point reopen beach

Locust Point Beach, after being closed down by the Department of Health for some time, is expected to reopen this summer and may even sport some long-sought improvements. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Samuel Young Post 620

Hello all! Comment.
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Community Board 10

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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

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Korony Post Legion Post 253

Around The Post Comment.
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Are you tired of the winter doldrums?  If so, I invite you to envision spring.  After all, it will be here in the blink of an eye and we want you to be ready.  Soon the days will be longer and we will yearn to feel the warmth of the sun on our skin as we tend to the chores outdoors.  How great it will be to relax in our yards taking in the beauty of nature-- colorful flowers, budding trees, chirping birds and magnificent butterflies.   Comment.

Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) presents Neighborhood Action Plan

Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) presents its Strategic Neighborhood Action Plan that addresses quality of life issues that affect the total fabric of our community such as housing, education, health, employment and crime. The NAC invites all residents, organizations, churches, all stakeholders and institutions to a NAC community building meeting on January 29. Comment.

Castle Hill kids whoop it up for Obama

On Tuesday, January 20, Barack Obama asked the people of the United States to “set aside childish things.” For the children of Castle Hill, his words held special meaning. Comment.

Eye doctor off to the Super Bowl

Fifteen years ago, Sharon Williams took a chance. The newly minted optometrist opened an eye clinic in East Tremont, her old neighborhood. Williams put her life savings on the line. Comment.

Miss Puerto Rico pageant opens search

Pageant board members of the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. announces the search continues for Ms. Puerto Rico within the age range of 19 to 25 to salsa down the Grand Concourse and honor the Bronx’ rich heritage. The pageant is to be held in various segments between February and May. Comment.

Bronx Theater, CIMS, Truman to participate in The Challenge

All-star students from Bronx Theater High School and Collegiate Institute for Math and Science are competing in the first round of the 12th season of The Challenge, Cablevision’s educational quiz show where the best and brightest from all across the tri-state area test their abilities against one another. Comment.

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