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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 votes to reopen Harding Ave. onramp

Community Board 10 has voted to reopen an entrance to the Throgs Neck Expressway at Harding Avenue for four hours during weekend evenings hours in order to aid a local catering hall. The new plan has the board also requesting signage that would seek to curtail trucks cutting through residential streets. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New Parking Available In Westchester Square

A new, two-story parking facility may help alleviate the parking nightmare in Westchester Square. Read more…
Borough-wide

Local writer shares travel tales in second book

Sam Oglesby, 70, of Mott Haven, says that his newest book was borne out of two emotions: forgiveness and forgetfulness. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bar’s liquor license approved, to dismay of some

At a meeting of Community Board 11 on Thursday, June 24, the Van Nest/lower Morris Park night spot Mangia e Bevi, which had come under fire from community members, nonetheless got its liquor license. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Family Fun Day on July 10

Family Fun Day is once again coming to The Playground for All Children in Pelham Bay Park. This year’s annual event looks to build on the success of last year’s extravaganza for kids and their families, which drew over 1,000 people. Read more…
Borough-wide

Officials Fight For Fire Department Restoration

With several firehouses throughout the city on the chopping block as part of proposed 2010 budget reductions, firefighters and elected officials met Wednesday, June 23, outside the Fire Engine 96 and Ladder 54 to demand the mayor restore all funding to the agency that can keep the Bronx from burning once again. Read more…
Borough-wide

South Bronx group to de Blasio: “We don’t want you after all”

Friends of the big banks are not friends of the newly-formed South Bronx Community Congress. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Crossway pastor appeals removal

Pastor Mark Gregori has filed an appeal with the New York District Office of the Assemblies of God, stating that he is innocent of any alleged wrongdoing. He contends the charge of inappropriate behavior by three female members of his congregation is false.. Read more…
Borough-wide

CBs Don’t Share Veiws on Car Shares

Should people be allowed to store Zipcars in public parking facilities, as the city is proposing? That depends on who you ask. Read more…
Borough-wide

Former Monroe College pitcher drafted by Oakland Athletics

The Bronx is full of young sandlot pitching aces that think they’re the next CC Sabathia, but not many ever get a chance to actually play in the majors. Jose Macias has been given that chance — Macias was drafted by the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, June 7 at the 2010 MLB draft. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

“Yield to pedestrian” signs installed

By fighting for safety signage at a busy intersection that claimed the life of his mother in a horrible auto accident more than a year ago, Robert Pace can now claim a small victory by making the intersection safer for pedestrians in the future. Read more…
Borough-wide

Feds Praise Bronx Company For Job Creation

Top federal officials came to the south Bronx on Wednesday, June 23, to laud a borough company for its use of federal stimulus money to create green energy jobs and weatherize multi-family buildings across the country. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Cat adoption and workshop July 31

Residents of Throggs Neck, Country Club, and elsewhere have noticed an increase in the number of feral cats. Now a free workshop will give people the chance to do the humane thing and help control cat overpopulation. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Group focuses on City Islands’s quality of life concerns

A group on City Island has organzed with the goal of improving the quality of life for those who reside on and visit the island community. So far, the group called, Take Back Our Island, has people talking, but their mission is much the same as the City Island Civic Association. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

“Ring road” partially paved

Residents of the Ferry Point community are happy to see that a contractor working for the MTA has partially paved the “ring road” that loops under the Whitestone Bridge. This is because the road provides increased access from their community to streets and highways beyond it. Read more…

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