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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Borough-wide

Bronx theme park immortalized in new book

A new book just released on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, pays homage to a Bronx landmark that many have never forgotten: Freedomland U.S.A. Typically just called “Freedomland,” a book of the same title delivers photographs and history of the theme park, which was located at the dead end Adler Place in Co-op City, closed in 1964 after only five years of operation. Read more…

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Commanding officer makes graffiti arrest

Graffiti criminals in the 49th Precinct better watch out, because it is not just the officers in uniform looking to nab them. The captain, as it turns out, handles graffiti arrests personally even when he is off duty. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Keane Square going green

Everyone is talking about going green, and now the phenomenon has come to Keane Square in Pelham Bay. Read more…
Borough-wide

Preston student captures the EVOLVE Award

Somewhere between going to softball practices, karate matches and the constant demand of high school classes and friends, 14-year-old Dakota Fliegelman still found time to pick up an award. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Catharine’s scores at this year’s Eddy Awards

St. Catharine Academy might soon deliver 10 terrific newscasters to the Bronx. Just give them a few years to finish high school and get through college. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New bus routes should satisfy all

Following aggravation with the MTA’s recent decision to shut down the Bx14 bus, Councilman James Vacca has succeeded in getting some extra stops added to three other buses. At this point, nothing is perfect, but Country Club locals should at least be able to get anywhere, though perhaps less swiftly. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Retired lieutenant stops car theft

In a heroic feat, a retired NYPD lieutenant successfully thwarted the burglary of a G.P.S. system from his neighbor’s car. In doing so, he captured a thief who may be making a living breaking into cars. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Big bash at P.S. 72 for revamped auditorium

A few months ago, while sitting in the auditorium of P.S. 72 for a theatre performance, a parent leaned back in her chair and ended up falling into the lap of the man behind her. The chairs had virtually no backs. They were also creaky, loud, and even scary to sit in. Read more…

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