March 31, 2010: 2010, Issue 13
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Little Fashion Week accepting submissions

Children interested in fashion take note! You have only two weeks to complete your projects for a major display of your fashion talent. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Court decision saves Christopher Columbus High School

A ruling by a Supreme Court judge has put off the closure of 19 schools throughout the city, including Columbus High School and Global Enterprise Academy. Comment.

Bronx book explores the borough’s rich history

Think you know all there is to know about the Bronx?Well a new book has hit the shelves that may give you some surprises, as the pages reveal the story of the Bronx from the beginning of creation through today. Comment.

Pastor’s housing dream comes true

It all began with the dream of one man, who saw a vision for a brighter Bronx, even as it was burning.On Friday, March 26 the groundbreaking for the Reverend Dr. Fletcher C. Crawford Housing took place, contributing towards the efforts to increase Bronx housing. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

MTA vote offically kills Bx14 service

The MTA’s board voted to eliminate the Bx14 bus and many other bus lines on Wednesday, March 24, but put in place a plan to reroute the Bx8 bus to pick up the slack for the shuttered route -- the only mass transit link for the Country Club and Spencer Estate communities. The cuts made no one happy, with reactions ranging from displeasure about longer commuting times to downright indignation about being “forgotten” by MTA officials. Comment.

City Island protests Ladder 53 cut

Ladder Company 53 is again on the chopping block in the midst of the worst financial crisis the city has faced in thirty years. A group of elected officials and concerned City Islanders met in front of the firehouse in a driving rain storm on Tuesday, March 30 to say ‘enough is enough,’ -- that they will not tolerate a cut for the isolated community’s only search and rescue apparatus. Comment.

GOP opens new headquarters; seeks candidates

There is not one Republican elected official in the borough since the once-powerful Senator Guy Velella left office, and the party has been squeezed into one corner of the borough by limited successes on election day. But all of that is now going to change, according to GOP county chairman Jay Savino, as the party reaches out to attract those with new ideas Comment.

P.S. 59’s Keltic Dreams performs at White House

A dancing troupe from the borough made the trip of a lifetime, performing at the White House celebration of St. Patrick’s Day for President Obama and Michelle Obama. Comment.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

TNLL unveils new generator and announces improvements

The Throgs Neck Little League Field has begun a series of renovations and alterations to maintain the popular field that more than 350 kids have come to depend on. Comment.
Opinion

Touro College names new president and CEO

The Board of Trustees of Touro College and Touro University announced the appointment of Alan Kadish, M.D. as president and chief executive officer, and Rabbi Doniel Lander, son of Touro founder Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, to the position of chancellor.Plans for formal convocation ceremonies will be announced soon. Comment.

Haven Academy to be housed in ‘green building’

The building that will house Haven Academy Charter School will be a green marvel. Currently under construction at the site of a former warehouse, it will be one of the first “green” LEED-certified school buildings ever built in the city. Comment.

45th Precinct Explorers receive grant to shadow police officers

The 45th Precinct Explorers Program got a much-needed shot in the arm recently. The program which operates in every precinct in the borough will continue attracting young people to professional law enforcement as a career option and build confidence. Comments (1).

Hand-held computers engage students at Archimedes

New state-of-the-art technology makes learning easier and grading more reliable at Archimedes Academy for Math, Science, and Technology, its principal said. Comment.

Parents ask the MTA to save student Metrocard

The finances of New York City and the state are between a rock and a hard place, and students are hoping that they do not have to bear the brunt of massive budget cuts that could end reduced and free student transit fares to and from school, which have existed since 1948. Comment.

A new website has launched to give Edgar Allan Poe fans and followers a new resource to remain up to date on renovations to the historical Edgar Allan Poe Cottage and to purchase items sold in the cottage store.

A new website has been launched to provide Edgar Allan Poe enthusiasts a resource to remain up-to-date on renovations to the historical Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in Poe Park on the Grand Concouse and to purchase items sold in the cottage store. Comment.

Diamond Dolls now have a league of their own

The Yankees better watch out because there is a new team in town.The recently formed all-female Diamond Dolls are getting ready for the upcoming season and this weekend hosted a fundraiser to support the Bronx’s newest traveling and tournament fast pitch softball team. Comment.

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