February 27, 2009: 2009, Issue 9
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Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

I-HOP coming to New Horizons Mall

The borough’s newest I-HOP restaurant is set to open in April, in Tremont, and is expected to create 80 to 90 new jobs in the Bronx. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Cameras secure school

After several break-ins and years of waiting, P.S. 89 will finally be receiving the surveillance cameras that they have longed for. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Borough preservationists recommend landmarks

A Baptist synagogue. A Gothic study hall. A Hapsburg fountain. A Nyorican casita. A Gaelic sports field. A Yiddish coop. A 300-year old cemetery. The birthplace of hip-hop. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Little Fashion Week for area youth

Hoping to inspire the creativity of youngsters throughout the Bronx, the first ever Little Fashion Week Contest will be held in Westchester Square. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Country Club sewers overdue

According to Marcia Pavlica and Jack Reith, Country Club isn’t just due for new storm water drains – it’s overdue. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

WHEDCo builds energy saving housing

The Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation has constructed new green affordable apartments. Comment.

Tremont biz hold Valentine’s dinner; comtemplates a BID

The Tremont Business & Community Association held a St. Valentine’s Dinner & Dance at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tremont on Thursday, February 12 for seniors and those in the community who want to see the mid-Tremont area thrive. Comment.

Youth launch Southeast Asian cultural center effort

The only Asian kid at Taft High School two years ago, Reamroatha Moeun absorbed slurs and abuse. Comment.

Secret shelter found

Parents and teachers were surprised to discover a homeless shelter across the street from P.S. 8 last December. Turns out they’re not alone. Comment.

Bx. House offers performing arts

Bronx House School for Performing Arts invites members, friends and community residents to its annual faculty recital on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. in the Bronx House auditorium. The recital includes members of the music and dance teaching staff who will perform a variety of classical and contemporary work. Admission to the program is $4 for the general public and is appropriate for audiences of all ages. Proceeds benefit the Music School Lending Library and Scholarship Fund. Comment.

Hutch Metro exec. director selected Chamber’s chairman

Joseph Kelleher, executive director of Leasing and Property Management for the Hutchinson Metro Center office complex, has been elected chairman of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. Comment.

Albanians mark freedom

More than 300 New Yorkers of Kosovar and Albanian descent packed into City Hall on the evening of Tuesday, February 17, to mark the first anniversary of the Republic of Kosovo’s historic declaration of independence. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Con Ed workers trapped below ground

Three Con Edison workers were 110 feet below the south Bronx on Thursday, February 12 when their elevator came to a frightening halt. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City to trap plastic cups, grocery bags

Ever seen a beer bottle or toilet paper roll drifting down the Bronx River? Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

A lotta dough for 99¢

With these tough economic times making many people a little short on their dough, one local pizzeria is offering 99 cent regular slices to make sure those on their lunch breaks from school or work can afford a hot, nutritious meal. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Online polling for CEC elections is launched

In a bid to up parent interest, the city’s Department of Education will tweak the Community Education Committee (CEC) election process. Parents will cast e-ballots this spring. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Historic building cleaned

Westchester Square will no longer tolerate graffiti, sending a clear message to vandals as to warmer weather approaches, by cleaning the Huntington Free Library. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein, Miss Teen USA, students salute vets

Senator Jeff Klein joined the boys and girls of P.S. 14, the S.U.N.Y. Maritime Color Guard, and Stevi Perry – Miss Teen U.S.A. – in a celebration of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans on Friday, February 13 at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Comment.


40th PCT. Comment.

Four degrees later, Monte’s top nurse

Four children. Work. Nursing degree after nursing degree. Eva Williamson keeps on juggling, to applause from her peers. Comments (2).

CB 6 uneasy with Bridge plan

A respected non-profit plans to build a low-income project for men and women recovering from mental illnesses at 2265 Bathgate Avenue, near St. Barnabus Hospital and P.S. 59. Comment.

Safer streets on tap

Northwest Bronx residents will soon benefit from a city pilot initiative aimed at reducing traffic fatalities. Comment.

YMCA kicks off Strong Kids Campaign 2009

Remember a time when kids could just be kids? Not many do. In America today, kids are growing up too fast and missing the years that determine their talents, passions and future life plans. Finally, there is a way to promote childhood in the neighborhood in which you life: the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The Bronx YMCA kicked off their 2009 campaign at 2 Castle Hill Avenue. Comment.

Bronx Albanians cheer Kosovo independence

Albanian culture is alive and well, from Belmont to the Balkans. On Wednesday, February 11, ethnic Albanians crowded into the Belmont’s Library for a night of folk poetry, dance and song, and a salute to Kosovo. Comment.

Senior named NAS program finalist

Jerenee Charles, Class of 2009 at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, has been named a Finalist in the 2009 National Achievement® Scholarship Program. She is one of over 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated Finalists in the 45th annual Achievement Scholarship® competition. Comment.

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