April 17, 2011: 2011, Issue 15
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 votes in favor of Weschester Square B.I.D.

The Westchester Square Business Improvement District, a hope and wish of many merchants, inched one step closer to becoming a reality. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

BCA opens new Westchester Square headquarters

The Bronx Council on the Arts opened its new headquarters in Westchester Square with a ceremony that should help the arts become an even bigger part of the community’s renaissance.The former Washington Mutual bank branch opened as the BCA’s new headquarters on Monday, April 4 after J.P. Morgan Chase donated the building at 2700 E. Tremont Avenue, valued at $850,000, to the organization. Comment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Edenwald Myth Becomes Movie, Hits the Big Screen

Whether or not they believe in him, most residents of the Edenwald section of the Bronx have heard of the legend of Mr. Wiggly, an old man who supposedly has spent the past several decades lurking in Seton Falls Park. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Underground Hosts Japan Dance Party Fundraiser

Fundraisers for Japan are occurring throughout the world, and the Bronx is providing a good share of its own support. Comment.

Longwood Tiffany Building Stirs Excitement

The Bronx is showing no signs of slowing down during the tough economic times by continuing to provide affordable housing for its deserving residents. Comment.

City fines tax preparer frauds

Tax season can be stressful enough, and to help, the city is fining fraudulent tax-preparers and offering residents of low- and moderate-incomes a myriad of different options for saving money while filing their taxes. Comment.

Bronx Zoo Missing Snake Recovered

The Egyptian cobra from the Bronx Zoo may no longer be free, but it’s still tweeting. Comment.

Senior Center Funding Restored Under State Budget

State funding for senior centers under the state’s Title XX program has been restored in the final budget approved by the governor, assembly, and senate. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

E. 161st Street B.I.D. celebrates opening day

Opening weekend at Yankee Stadium saw the home team taking two out of three games against the Detroit Tigers, but good times were celebrated outside of the ballpark as well. Comment.

DOT Gives Out MetroCards To Help Prevent Drinking and Driving

As the 2011 New York Yankees baseball season begins, the New York City Department of Transportation wants to make sure that fans are getting home safe after games. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Big Deal Helping Morris Park Parishes During Lent

After a simple fundraiser became a success last year, Big Deal Supermarket is once again helping parishes during the weeks of Lent. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

‘Legendary’ Bar Opens With New Look and New Owners

A Throggs Neck standby has gotten a facelift and a new set of owners. Comment.

Learning Curve Center Opens at Davidson Community Center

Twenty years after working her way up through medical administration, Leslie Class has come to the Bronx to train people in starting a career the same way she did. Comment.

Seniors learn about nutrition through Cornell Extension

It is never too late to learn something new. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Graffiti removed from First Lutheran Church

While in the middle of a major renovation, the First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck was struck by graffiti vandals. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

TNLL fence costs zoom

The Green Monster of Throggs Neck needs to be replaced, but the costs of the project are going sky-high. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Senator Klein’s Team Sees Justice

The Court Monitoring Program set up by Senator Jeff Klein is making an impact in the court room after a local criminal was given a prison sentence. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

DOT Concrete Repair Becoming An Inconvenience

After creating a mess less than a year ago, a building owner is enraged that the concrete work is being done again in front of her property. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Clare’s Senior Center Reopens

St. Clare Senior Center is reopening after a year of inactivity following the passing of its long-time director. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Archbishop Dolan Visits Villa Maria for 125th Anniversary

Archbishop of the New York Timothy M. Dolan told students, parents, staff and alumni of Villa Maria Academy that he’ll ‘do anything to get out of the office’ to meet people. Comment.

DEP Hosts Event For Unhappy Customers

Bronxites who are unhappy with their water bill or water service had the chance to say something about it at a community outreach event. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Villa Maria Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Not many schools have a 125-year history like Villa Maria Academy, and the school paid homage to that history with a dinner dance that honored two mainstays of the school. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Preston High School Holds Art Show

For the eighth time in as many years, artists from Preston High School took over a local bank branch, turning it into an art gallery. Comment.

Haitians Boys Survive Life-Saving Heart Surgery at Montefiore

The devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 may have actually saved the lives of 12-year-old Robins Dorisca and four-year-old Kensley Gerome. Comment.

Fourty Eight Precinct Officer Honored With Street Renaming

Officer Jill Garcia started working at the 48th Precinct in 2003 and although cancer took her life six years later, her name will be linked with the precinct forever. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Fedcap opens Hunts Point headquarters

People who hit barriers in finding a job now have a partner, and also a possible employer, in Fedcap. Comment.

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