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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Borough-wide

Woodlawn Cemetery Named National Historic Landmark

The federal government has confirmed what most Bronxites already know: Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the most historically-rich places in the country. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Temple Hatikva Holds First Time Event

For the first time in the relatively brief history of Temple Hatikva, there will be a wonderful “Simcha” (happy event) on Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. with the baby-naming of Gershon Shmuel ben Mordecai. Read more…
Borough-wide

New conversion shop keeps food transport safe

A local manufacturer of refrigeration units for vans that transport food is brining jobs to Hunts Point as well as safer and healthier food. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Swamp Thing Leaves Schley Avenue Worried

A Schley Avenue home has been a problem for years, but now neighbors say the property looks like it belongs in the Louisiana bayou. Read more…
Borough-wide

East 163rd Street Protests Young Woman’s Murder

The broad-daylight murder of a 21-year-old woman in front of her East 163rd Street apartment building has sparked her neighbors to say, “enough is enough.” Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Poggi To Be Remembered With BBQ

The first-ever Annual Catherine Poggi Memorial Barbeque/Reunion will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 23 at Dorothea Poggi’s home on Brush Avenue. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Barnabas breaks ground on parking garage

After 30 years of anticipation, the only hospital in the Bronx without a parking garage is finally getting one. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Fitness Gym Approved for Gun Hill Shopping Center

Planet Fitness Gym is coming to the East Gun Hill Road shopping center, and area residents are happy. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Muller vote may have already taken place

Despite intense community opposition, Muller Center homeless housing may actually be a done deal. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Green Streets Construction Raises Questions In Country Club

A new green streets location is raising questions in Country Club. Read more…
Borough-wide

Annual Orchard Beach fireworks a blast

The pre-fourth of July fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach was certainly a blast this year! Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Slow Repair Blasted in Buhre Avenue Station

A simple repair inside the Buhre Avenue IRT train station has become a nuisance for train riders. Read more…
Borough-wide

WHEDCo Works On Southern Boulevard Retail Revival

The area around Southern Boulevard has been growing solidly in terms of population over the past several years, but the main retail strip, Southern Boulevard itself? Not so much. Read more…
Borough-wide

$1 Million Student-Designed Playground Opens At P.S. 78 Eastchester

Not only did students at P.S. 78 get to play on a brand-new playground last week, but they also got the satisfaction of knowing they designed it themselves. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

A Flood of Bottle Returns is a Big Deal

For the owner of a local supermarket, more is not always a good thing. Read more…
Borough-wide

Young Brush Avenue Woman Starts Scholarship Program

Brush Avenue native Aleatha Williams is no stranger to politics. When she was two years old her mother brought her to see Bill Clinton get his party’s nomination at the 1992 Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Garden. Read more…
Borough-wide

Groundbreaking Artist Education Program at BX Museum Marks 30 Years

When Hunts Point native Luis Cancel graduated from Pratt School of Design in the 1970s, he felt as though he had learned the design skills he needed to work as an artist. Read more…

Monday, July 11, 2011

Borough-wide

Rezoning Plans Revealed for Community Board 12

The New York City Department of City Planning has announced a rezoning proposal that hopes to maintain the character of sections of the north Bronx. Read more…
Borough-wide

Palma Graffiti Removal Program Targets Castle Hill

One of the Bronx’s busiest shopping strips is receiving a well-needed makeover this summer. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Much Anticipated Renovations Underway at Loreto Park

Much-needed renovations are officially underway at Loreto Playground to accommodate users of all ages. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Van Nest Welcomes Cross County Federal Savings Bank

For the first time in more nearly two decades, a section of Morris Park Avenue now has a full-service bank. Read more…
Borough-wide

BP Diaz’ Kingsbridge Armory Task Force Releases Final Report

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Councilman Fernando Cabrera have spent the last 15 months co-chairing a task force on the future of the Kingsbridge Armory, and are now ready to reveal the results. Read more…
Borough-wide

WVOX DJ Nardone Keeps Doo-Wop Alive

The Bronx gave birth to the harmonized, vocal-based music that became known as doo-wop. Fifty years later, from a radio studio just up the road in New Rochelle, Dennis Nardone is making sure the genre is not forgotten. Read more…
Borough-wide

Free Wi-Fi Hits Bronx Parks

Beautiful weather has arrived, and now laptop users can take a trip to some local parks and surf the Internet outdoors. Read more…
Borough-wide

Center for Child Health and Resiliency opens amid fanfare

Montefiore and the Children’s Health Fund have teamed up to quell the stresses of childhood that can lead to serious health problems later in life. Read more…
Borough-wide

Contest Winners Help Renovate Edgar Allen Poe Cottage

On a gray, rainy June day that would have made the perfect setting for an Edgar Allen Poe novel, die-hard fans from across the country descended on the intersection of Grand Concourse and West Kingsbridge Road to help rebuild a house that once belonged to their favorite author. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

City Island Garden Club Celebrates 50 Years

One of City Island’s greatest institutions has made it through half a century. Read more…

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