May 9, 2010: 2010, Issue 18
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Five thousand run to save the tigers

Five thousand people came out for the 2nd annual Bronx Zoo Run for the Wild this past Saturday. The spring sun was out, making it a sweaty morning for the zoo volunteers and handful of runenrs that painted their faces to look like tigers. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

New stores breathe life into retail strip

After months of recession and concerns about the economy filling news reports, things may finally be getting back to normal for our shopping strips. Comment.

Hard liquor sales proposal nixed at Orchard Beach

An Orchard Beach vendor who was originally considering selling hard liquor at his concession this summer has backed off from the proposal after learning the community opposed his plans. Comment.

Family Justice Center opens

Mayor Bloomberg opened the Bronx Family Justice Center on Monday, April 19, the first center of its kind in the borough to provide a one stop shop of services to victims of domestic violence. Comment.

Castle Hill Little League opens 2010 season

Castle Hill Little League began its new season last Saturday, April 24, on a gorgeous sunny day that put big grins on the faces of the well over 1,000 players, coaches and parents that marched in the league’s celebratory parade. Comment.

Aging in America honors hard-working volunteers

At a large, happy gathering last Thursday, April 22, Aging in America honored hard-working volunteers from all of its different senior centers. The festivities included a catered lunch, dancing, and trophies for every single honoree. This was the event’s 20th year — a meaningful milestone. Comment.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park Racecourse tunnel exposed

Bronx Times Reporter

Villa Maria Academy celebrates Earth Day

Villa Maria Academy students, from the youngest up to 8th graders, paraded through Country Club last Friday, April 23 to spread their love of Mother Earth. Comment.

Sustainable South Bronx wins EPA award

Sustainable South Bronx, the nonprofit environmental justice organization, has been honored with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Region 2 Environmental Quality Award. The award recognizes organizations that have made contributions to public health. Comment.

City to clean business strip graffiti...for a charge

A new revision to the Graffiti Removal Law has some city officials applauding, but locals who say they know what really goes on are less impressed. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Albanian first lady visits Mother Teresa Way

The Albanian first lady visited Mother Teresa Way on Lydig Avenue on Sunday, April 25, paying tribute to the great Albanian humanitarian. Comment.

Tenants sue bank for repairs

Tenants living in ten apartment buildings that are part of a distressed portfolio of buildings now in foreclosure are taking the lending bank to court, suing it to make needed repairs since the landlord is now unable to so. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Astor Collegiate visits Europe

Continuing a tradition that began last year, Astor Collegiate Academy hosted its second oversees trip for the school’s juniors and seniors during spring break. This time around, students from the school took a trip to several countries in Europe. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Throgs Neck LL season dedicated to Vitti and Jonap

The Throgs Neck Little League season kicked off Saturday, April 17 in style, but also in memory of Bob Jonap and Leo Vitti. Comment.

Grant to provide seniors with healthy meals

Elderly folks at the Mount Carmel Senior Center will finally receive the healthy meals they’ve been longing for. But there are still other areas in desperate need of help, say senior center administrators. Comment.

Principal recognized for efforts to keep the arts alive

Tashon McKeithan, the principal of P.S. 65 Mother Hale Academy on East 141th Street, has received a prestigious Janklow Award for her devotion to teaching about the arts. Comment.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Throgs Neck Bridge on-ramp may reopen on weekends

So guests of a local catering facility can more easily reach the Throgs Neck Bridge on weekend nights, plans are in the works to re-open an on-ramp to the Throgs Neck Expressway at Harding Avenue that is usually closed during the weekends and the rush hour. Comment.

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