September 30, 2010: 2010, Issue 39
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Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

Diplomat found dead in Concourse apartment

How a mild-mannered man that kept to himself was found dead, with his throat slashed, is still a mystery to many who lived in the same building as Cesar Mercado. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Fancy Feet celebrates 30 years

Calling all dancers! Fancy Feet Dance Studio is celebrating 30 years of teaching dance to children and adults. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Car crash sends mailbox soaring

On Monday, September 27, Lasting Impressions Photography & Video, on Westchester Avenue, witnessed a new definition of air-mail. Comment.

“Bronx birthplace of hip-hop” saved

The building known as the birthplace of hip-hop has been saved from near ruin with help from a city program designed to aid multifamily buildings in distress. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Westchester Square docs take aim at asthma

It’s a problem that reaches staggering proportions in some areas of the Bronx, and on Thursday, September 23 it led leaders of the pharmaceutical industry to Westchester Square Medical Center to tout treatment developments. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

19 summonses issued to naughty trucks

Captain Green of the 45th Precinct is wasting no time in ticketing trucks parked illegally on residential streets. The problem has plagued Throggs Neck for decades, residents say. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CEC 11 dives into rezoning project

MAX MITCHELL Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Charter school takes Solace in new space

The Bronx Charter School of Excellence has grown too big for its building, and as a result has opened up a new middle school facility in the Morris Park area. Comment.

BronxWorks cuts ribbon on homeless facility’s new wing

The Living Room, a homeless shelter in Hunts Point operated by BronxWorks, just got a whole lot roomier. Comment.

Benedetto handily defeats 2 challengers

With all but absentee ballots tallied, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto has successfully staved off a Democratic Party primary challenge from two serious challengers. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Spencer Estate cop hero remembered

A NY-NJ Port Authority police officer and teacher at Lehman High School, Dominick Pezzulo was remembered fondly as the community came together to name a green space after him. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Volunteers get patriotic: finish flag mural on 9/11

The Vacca Volunteer Corps. finished a repainting job on an American Flag mural in Morris Park on September 11, making the group’s latest effort a symbolic gesture. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Owen Dolen reconstruction bids out

Plans for the reconstruction of Owen Dolen Park are closer to being realized. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Missing Bronx girl found safe in Brooklyn

A missing girl from the Throggs Neck Houses was returned to her family after she had been missing for almost a week. The experience was quite an ordeal for the girl and her family. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Zerega house is finally graffiti-free

After several years of having her house tagged by graffiti vandals, Joanna Bimonte had enough. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Teen caught in attempted little league heist

A Throggs Neck teen was caught last week trying to break into the Throgs Neck Little League building. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pompeii may lose assembly permit

Pompeii Lounge, the subject of ongoing investigations by numerous city agencies, may soon lose its assembly permit. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Villa Maria celebrates 125 years

This year’s International Day of Peace celebration had a little more meaning for the students and faculty at Villa Maria Academy. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TNCAP continues to fight underage drinking

Although the check is in the bank and the pilot program to cut down on underage drinking in Throggs Neck is complete, the fight is far from over. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Theft of tires and rims rising

The 49th Precinct is warning those who have expensive tires and rims on their cars: theft of these, and of some vans, is on the rise. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Halperin Ave warehouse was site of NYPD sting

It sounds like something from an episode of The Wire. Comment.

After victory, Rivera looks forward

After what many called an inspiring, sensational victory over a formidable opponent, Gustavo Rivera is now making his plans to take office. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Childhood pals rally for Vietnam vet’s honor

When his old crew realized that Peter Wiesneifski’s name was missing from the Van Nest Vietnam memorial, they jumped on the case. Comments (1).
Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park gears up for Columbus Day Parade

A Morris Park favorite, the Bronx Columbus Day Parade approaches and everyone is thrilled, from residents to students, and even out-of-towners. Comment.

Bronx student dances at White House

An 11-year-old Tinton Avenue resident recently experienced a highlight in his young dance career, as he visited the White House and participated in the Obama Administration’s first event celebrating dance. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Community music man passes away

Some are likening it to “the day the music died.” Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

9/11 remembrance at courthouse

It was a solemn time to remember the borough’s Twin Towers victims, free of the controversy surrounding the redevelopment of Ground Zero. Comment.

Gauchos score with annual fundraiser

Hundreds came back again this year to support their favorite charity basketball team: the Gauchos. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pesky police parking raises ire

Off-duty police officers continue to park illegally. Now the problem is occurring in Co-op City. Comment.

Jay-Z/Eminem concerts were huge business boon

The giant Jay-Z and Eminem concerts at Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14, left stadium-area businesses with fat pockets. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Chamber to honor five at annual gala

Five key individuals have worked to enhance the borough’s business community, and they aren’t going to go unnoticed. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ferry Point drivers target two problem areas

If you live in Ferry Point, you’ve come to know all too well the early morning traffic misery on Brush Avenue. Comment.

Formerly homeless, now computer-owners

Several lucky families in the new El Jardin de Seline apartment building just received new computers to go along with their new apartments. Comment.

Colin Powell comes home to christen apartments

When Colin Powell returns to his home neighborhood in the south Bronx, a community rallies in excitement. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Sayonara to noisy MRI van

For the first time in nearly a year, Ana Giardullo and her family got a great night’s sleep. Comment.

Long-lost Bronx siblings meet for first time

Tommy Goldberg, of Fordham Road, always knew that he had a half-brother out in California. But he had never met him, and could never figure out how to contact him. Now, at last, he and his sister Lisa have met their long-lost brother, David Domenichini. Comment.

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