August 29, 2010: 2010, Issue 34
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Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

Biz owned by women and minorities gets help

A slew of new laws is ensuring that business owners from all backgrounds get a fair shake. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 asks state to look into smog

With traffic conditions worsening along I-95, Community Board 10 is asking the state to look into smog in Throggs Neck. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Hutch Metro honors Mother Teresa

On Thursday night, August 26, look for the blue and white. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Regis Philbin voices defense of Parkway trees

The furious fight to save the Pelham Parkway trees is getting some star power behind it. Comment.

Secret sisters meet at last

Two sisters who had never met in their lives are reunited at last. Comment.

Prison barge sets sail to Rikers

It took 15 years and may take a couple more, but the prison barge docked at the end of the Hunts Point peninsula will be moved to Rikers Island. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

More free trees in Waterbury-LaSalle

One free tree giveaway is a good deal. But a second chance to get free trees is twice as nice. The Waterbury-LaSalle Community Association’s tree giveaway last spring was such a success that a second giveaway is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 25. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Spellman sophomore scores with baseball award

Tom Montilli had been to a number of Yankees games in his life, but on Saturday, May 15, he went to the game in style. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Tickets at dead bus stops will cease

As Bronx residents suffer from the MTA’s bus service cuts, one entity not feeling the pain is the NYC Department of Finance. Comment.

Thief’s bloody trail gets him caught

If you’re going to break into a business through a glass window, try wrapping your hand up first. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Zerega looks to form night watch

A community meeting about safety in Westchester Square and Zerega quickly turned into something else entirely. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Old and young create garden for the needy

“Did you bring your green thumb today, Elsa?” Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pompeii’s permit under scrutiny

Residents and public officials continue to wonder: Is it just a restaurant,, or is it a night club? Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pearly Gates open to community

The Pearly Gates are now open for all. Comment.

Historic discovery at Borough President’s office

While renovating the office of Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on Friday, August 6, a staff member made an astounding discovery. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Teens replace graffiti with mural

The last time they cleaned the wall stretching along Olinville Avenue between Waring and Mace avenues, it was defaced again within days. Comment.

Bronx tenants protest Fannie and Freddie

Banging drums and chanting as they held signs, more than 100 Bronxites rallied at the midtown offices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to demand fair treatment from landlords. Comment.

Study expands space at Fordham Plaza

The city is looking at big changes for Fordham Plaza. Comment.

Bloomberg helps Bronx fight domestic violence

Ice cream and domestic violence prevention aren’t usually two things that go together. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park chooses Columbus Day Parade marshal

The Bronx Columbus Day Parade Committee has chosen its grand marshal, and this time they’ve gone local, selecting Dom Castore, chairman of Community Board 11 and a veteran community leader. He will speak at the parade dinner on Friday, October 1 and ride in a convertible at the front of the parade on Sunday, October 10. Comments (1).
Bronx Times Reporter

Columbus High may go charter

For Christopher Columbus High School, it may be charter or bust. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

“Census takers” were fakers

A new census, a new scam. Comment.

Ambrosini is Park of the Month

If Ambrosini Park were a student, it would have just received a gold star. Ambrosini Ballfield and Playground is being honored as the Parks Department’s Park of the Month. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

49th precinct braces for race on 9/11

This year’s 49th Precinct annual 9/11 Memorial 5k Run may be more meaningful than ever before. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Station rehab may bring in new stores

West Farms and Morris Park community leaders are hoping to bring a little more life into the commute for those who use the landmarked East 180th Street IRT train station each morning. Comment.

Bronx teens get spacey in Alabama

Two close friends, students at St. Philip Neri School on Grand Concourse, completed sixth grade this year by heading down to Alabama together. Comment.

Latin seafood comes to Gateway Center

Marisco Centro is coming to town, and spicing up the Gateway Center at the Bronx Terminal Market with Latin seafood. Comment.

Children’s Aid celebrates 10 years in Bronx

The Children’s Aid Society is celebrating its tenth year helping young people in the borough achieve their goals and stay on track when it comes to completing their education and leading healthy, productive lives. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

13-year-old Lyons on the track

Lauren Lyons is not just fast, she is one of the fastest 13-year-olds in the country in the 100-meter dash. Comment.

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