May 23, 2010: 2010, Issue 20
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

49th Precinct calling on all artists

The 49th Precinct station house just doesn’t look like it is part of the NYPD, its new captain said, and many people who pass by are not even aware that it is a police precinct. Now the commands’s new leader is calling on the artistic skills of the community to create a sign welcoming the public to the precinct, which should be large enough to alert people that there is indeed a police precinct on Eastchster Road. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vibano’s Trattoria opens on Ampere Avenue

The boys of Barino’s have entered the restaurant business. Comment.

Youth win journalism award

A team of teenage journalists who shared their experiences of growing up in the hood on a WNYC radio program will be headed to Washington D.C. to meet with the Kennedy family and distinguished professional journalists after winning a 201O RFK Journalism award. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Lonhengrin Place finally paving

A one block stretch of Lohengrin Place, which was riddled with pot holes, is now paved and has officially joined the rest of Country Club on the city’s officialmap. For years, the street was full of pot holes and had an uneven pavement, and its sewers were not even maintained by the city. Comment.

Hunts Point Hustle announces new route

In keeping with the borough’s current fervor over fitness and “going green,” the 4th annual Hunts Point Hustle 5K run next Saturday, May 22 will attempt to promote both themes at once. Comment.

Fordham Bedford Housing receives Home Depot greening grant

Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, on Grand Concourse, has just been handed $75,000 and will at last be able to move forward in outfitting an affordable living facility for the elderly with a green roof and expansive ground-level garden. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Senior gets unfair ticket dismissed

Motorists are fed up with parking tickets, and fed up with the bureaucracy that makes it hard for them to contest a ticket when they believe they are in the right. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Carroccetto honored on Crosby Avenue

A Pelham Bay cheese man who ran a store that was a fixture in the community for two generations was honored with Comment.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Art Walk on Westchester Square

As part of Bronx Week, this Saturday, May 15, there will be an arts walk through Westchester Square. But those who wish to sit and take a relaxing ride, rather than walk, can hop abord the Bronx Cultural Trolley instead. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TOTS dedicates new playground for tots

Last Saturday, May 1, These Our Treasures, Inc (TOTS) opened and dedicated a new playground in what was a happy and emotional ceremony for parents and friends of the preschool that TOTS runs for children with disabilities. Comment.

32 catholic schools show up for mega science fair

Three hundred and eleven young Isaac Newtons and Mary Curies, representing 32 different Catholic schools, came to compete in the Bronx-wide Science Fair last Thursday, April 29, at Mt. Saint Michael Academy. Each smartie at this final competition had already won first place in their own school’s science fair. Comment.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Opinion

Trapper Hank

Dear Bronx readers and animals, welcome to my new column here in the Bronx Times. I’m a former cop turned animal investigator, and after almost nine years with the ASPCA, I’ve retired to begin a new chapter in my career. I’ll now be a Wildlife Trapper with a group called A plus Wilflife Control. Comment.

Mural protests immigration injustice

A Chilean born artist directed the painting of a mural visible from the Bruckner Expressway which took a bold stance on the immigration debate currently sweeping the country. Comment.

Bronx Week 2010 to involve Bronx schools

Bronx Week 2010 kicked off yesterday, May 12, but fear not — all you’ve missed so far was a press conference. Comment.

Marrow drive for Pelham Bay 6- month old baby

The family of a Pelham Bay baby girl suffering from a very rare blood disease is searching for a bone marrow donor to save the six month old’s life. Comment.

IRT #6 station repairs irk riders

Exactly three months after two key Bronx subway stops were shut down completely on February 8, locals are beginning to grow tired of the inconvenience. The stations that have been shut down are Morrison Avenue-Soundview and Whitlock Avenue, both on the 6 IRT line running along Westchester Avenue. Trains no longer stop at these points going in either direction. The stations will remain closed until September 13, 2010, which many feel is a long time to wait. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Fight to save Van Nest post office renewed

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand added her name to a chorus of voices urging the United States Postal Service to keep the Van Nest Post Office open. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Agents guard own vehicles on Westchester Square

It appears someone has decided to prey on NYPD Traffic agents. Now the agents are guarding their personal cars, which hog valuable parking spaces along a stretch of Westchester Square, on the taxpayer’s dollar. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Van Nest school may be named after hero firefighters

When the new Van Nest school building on Bronxdale Avenue opens next fall, it may bear the name of two brave firefighters who gave their lives to save others in an illegally subdivided apartment building in 2005. Comment.

Grant secured for Alzheimer’s program

People suffering from the debilitating affects of Alzheimer’s disease may now be a little bit safer, thanks to a grant that will expand the availability of the Alzheimer’s Association’s MedicAlert and Safe Return program. Comment.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Three African lion cubs make debut at Bronx Zoo

The animal lineup at your local zoo just got a whole lot larger. At least, it will, once the new guys grow up. Last Friday, April 30, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo debuted its “new pride.” Three African lion cubs, born January 27, will finally be out in the zoo for the public to see. The triplets are only the second litter born at the zoo in the past three decades. Their mother, Sukari, is five and the father, M’wasi, is eight. Both have been staples at the zoo for four years. Comment.

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