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Monday, May 31, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

A visit to Potter’s Field

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Bronxdale Houses renamed after Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

The Bronx is proud that one of its own has become a Supreme Court Justice, and now the borough will show its pride in a prominent way, thanks to some outspoke tenants that lobbied hard. Bronxdale Houses in Soundview, along with the Bronxdale Community Center, will now be renamed for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s first Hispanic-American. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) made the news official this past Friday, May 21. Read more…
Borough-wide

Churchgoers unite to protest bank foreclosure

One church member’s battle to save her home from foreclosure became an entire crowd’s fight last Thursday, May 20. The Northwest Bronx Community Clergy Coalition, along with members of New Day Church, met at noon in front of the Bank of America at 248 E. Fordham Road. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

49th Precinct honors community at breakfast

The 49th Precinct took time to honor outstanding individuals from the command and the community at its 22nd annual fellowship conference breakfast on Friday, May 21. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Graffiti arrests include repeat offenders

A number of arrests for graffiti have recently been made by a special anti-vandalism unit in the 49th Precinct. Vandalism is bad enough, but what might be especially disturbing to some is that the young people arrested already have lengthy rap sheets for graffiti and are vandalizing property close to their own homes. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Search continues for Throggs Neck man

The search continues for a Throggs Neck man who has been missing for over one month. Despite some false hope, police have not found the elderly landlord. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Crossway membership may disolve ties with Assemblies

After the removal of its founding pastor and the attempted seizure of the church and its property, some members of Crossway Christian Center at 2730 Bruckner Boulevard are looking to end their affiliation with the Assemblies of God. Read more…
Borough-wide

“Maria” a big hit for music lovers

The highly anticipated “Ave Maria” concert last Friday, May 21 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church went off without a hitch. Much more than that, actually — concertgoers adored the performance. “If I knew it was going to be this amazing, I would have brought a ton of people,” said one audience member to music director Florence Bocarius after the show. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Columbus HS staff eats lunch — cooked by the students

The staff at Columbus High School enjoyed a delicious meal last Thursday, May 20, but it didn’t come from the lunch ladies. The chefs, and servers, were Columbus students. Read more…
Borough-wide

50 years of service to the borough

The Bronx Ball black tie gala honors individuals who have made an impact on the world stage. But one man, who has worked quietly in a number of different capacities in the borough president’s office from 1957 to this year was given perhaps the highest honor of the night, the Key to the Bronx. Read more…
Borough-wide

Aspiring actors get their taste of the limelight

Theatre students from three different Bronx schools enjoyed a moment of fame last Monday, May 17, on one of the biggest stages there is: Broadway. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Raymond nabs NEH award: history books

The book stacks at the St. Raymond Academy for Girls library just got a lot fatter. The school was recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association (to receive a bookshelf grant that delivered 17 brand new, hardcover books over. The award is part of the NEH’s “We the People” initiative to strengthen the study of American history. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Open cellar door leads to gruesome fall

An 88-year-old woman got more than she bargained for when she entered a 99-cent store on Thursday, May 13. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Renters voice anger in tenant forum

Tenants of the Woodmansten Apartments in Morris Park are angry, and a recent long-awaited tenant forum has just begun to scratch the surface. Members of the Williamsbridge Tenants Association say that management of their building has been raising rent at random for the past few years, leading renters to flee the building completely, and contributing to the collapse of what was once a thriving complex. Read more…
Borough-wide

Residents new and old celebrate Parkchester’s 70th

Who would have thought that Parkchester has already been around for 70 years? Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca: close Owen Dolen at night

In order to protect the investment of a massive multi-million restoration project in Westchester Square, renovations may include fencing to make the park inaccessible at night. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Laundromat Battles in Throggs Neck

A new laundromat is opening on East Tremont Avenue, smack in the middle of two other laundromats. It’s an aggressive business move, and many locals aren’t pleased. There will be three now, all on one short stretch, and some business owners fear that they can’t all survive. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Brawl on street near Pompeii club

Arrests and summonses continue to be issued to some patrons of Pompeii Lounge after they leave the club on East Tremont Avenue. While the management has promised to rein in unruly behavior, neighbors are concerned about the element the club is attracting to their quiet residential community. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Inductees enshrined on the Bronx Walk of Fame

Bronx Week 2010 came to a heartfelt ending as four inductees were enshrined on the Bronx Walk of Fame in front of the County Courthouse on Sunday, May 23. Unveiling the street signs for famous Bronxites was the kick off for a parade, a food and arts festival, and arm wrestling contest on Mosholu Parkway celebrating the best of the borough. Read more…

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