July 31, 2011: 2011, Issue 30
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Morrisania Residents Protest Men’s Shelter Location

A men’s shelter is opening at East 165th Street and Park Avenue, and Morrisania residents are saying “why in our neighborhood? And why next to our school?” Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Drunk driver gets up to four years for City Island hit

A drunk driver who slammed into a young woman on City Island is now serving a prison sentence of up to four years. Comment.

Diaz asks feds to intervene in Muller dispute

The dispute over the future use of the Muller Army Reserve Center may soon turn into a legal battle between the borough president and the Bloomberg administration. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is now calling on the federal government to intervene in the dispute. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Noisy MRI Truck Facing Lawsuit

The company that operated a noisy MRI truck in Pelham Gardens has fallen into bankruptcy, and may soon be dealing more hot water. Comment.

Portrait Prints Popping Up In Bronx

Those eyes staring at you from a poster underneath the Bruckner Expressway? They belong to women from Hunts Point. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Waterbury-LaSalle Residents Meet With 45th Precinct Captain Over Perceived Crime Increase

Some Waterbury-LaSalle residents believe crime is on the rise on their neighborhood. Comment.

Mount Hope Fire Kills One, Destroys Home

A fire in an illegally-occupied home has taken another life in the Bronx. Comment.

Young Boxing Phenom Wins First Two Prime-time Fights

The next big thing in boxing isn’t even in high school yet, but many are already calling him a future world champion. Comment.

Young Mott Haven Artist’s Work Displayed on Times Square Billboard

A young Mott Haven artist’s work recently shined in the heart of New York City. Comment.

Parks to curb barbecuing on Bronx Park East

Barbecuing on Bronx Park East has been an issue for years, but designated areas may finally be set aside in the park for barbecuing sometime soon. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Fencing change in Vet Park reconstruction

A design change to new fencing at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park has a park advocate crying foul. Comment.

Ft. Schuyler Instructor Stepping Down

Senior chief sonar technician Nicholas Tarulli’s career as a Naval reservist took him all over the world, from South America to the Mediterranean. However, his greatest impact as a seaman may have come during his time at Fort Schuyler. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 72 Summer Program to Help Natural Disaster Victims

The P.S. 72 summer learning program is back in full swing, and this year’s group is ready to help others throughout the country. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ladder 53 fight went Hollywood

The plight of Ladder 53 and firehouses from around the city that were recently spared the budget axe has gone Hollywood. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City Island journalist starts online newspaper

City Island has a new web-based paper that is updated daily by an experienced journalist. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Owen Dolen Park Reconstruction Delayed

The long awaited reconstruction of Owen Dolen Park may have to wait a little bit longer. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Locust Point Reunion planned

Locust Point is getting ready for a homecoming that has been years in the making. Comment.

Monsignor Scanlan Wins Cablevision Power To Learn Contest

Students of Monsignor Scanlan High School have been rewarded for their outstanding charitable efforts. Comment.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Beach Wheelchair Debuts At Pelham Bay Park

Orchard Beach is now the most wheelchair-friendly beach in New York City. Comment.

Wall of Honor to vets dedicated

The families of veterans who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan had their loved ones remembered with the unveiling of a movable exhibit which pays tribute to the valiant soldiers. Comment.

Yanks’ Area Scout Holds Open Tryouts At Adlai Stevenson

Cesar Presbott used to drive a taxi and worked at Macy’s after immigrating to the United States from the Dominican Republic in the 1970s, while working for free as an associate scout for the New York Yankees. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

UCP to Replace Stolen Wheelchair

A heartless crime has left a Pelham Parkway family upset. Comment.

P.S. 36 dedicates new playground

Before the school year was finished at P.S. 36, the school’s community dedicated a new playground for students and the surrounding Castle Hill community to use and enjoy. Comment.

Rosa Parks Educational Campus Reveals Signage

For anyone who has walked down Steenwick Avenue and wondered what the big building that houses elementary schools is called, the next time they stroll by, there won’t be any confusion. Comment.

Man arrested in Co-op City woman’s death

A man is clinging to life after cutting his own wrists and drinking rat poison after allegedly stabbing his wife to death. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Columbus Day Parade Selects Grand Marshal

Over the years, the Morris Park Columbus Day Parade has selected many special grand marshals, and this year’s selection is nothing short of impressive either. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Concerned Parties Hold Meeting About Country Club Greenstreet

The new greenstreet construction site at the intersection of Kearney and Rawlins Avenues will add some greenery to Country Club, but some fear it will be nothing but a traffic island. Comment.

Ownership Transfer A Milestone For Community Gardens

In the late 1970s, Daniel Santana and about 14 neighbors turned a vacant lot on Anthony Avenue into a garden. Santana tended it diligently for decades, but in the late 1990s, the garden’s future, along with 114 others throughout New York City, was in jeopardy. Comment.

BCC President Dr. Williams Retires After 15 Years

After 15 years, Dr. Carolyn Williams is retiring as president of Bronx Community College. Comment.

Montefiore Opens New Orthopedics Center

Make it one more world-class medical office for both Montefiore Medical Center and the Hutchinson Metro Center. Comment.

Montefiore Hosts First-Ever Art Show

Growing up in the Bronx during the 1970s, Woodlawn Heights resident John Calabro’s passion was graffiti. Calabro, who had given-up graffiti in the mid-1980s, returned to his passion three years ago. Comment.

P.S. 78 celebrates Anne Hutchinson

The celebration of the year-long Anne Hutchinson Year came to P.S. 78 recently, which proudly claims the colonial feminist leader as its namesake. Comment.

Bishop Receives Street Naming

The Archdiocese of New York’s first Hispanic bishop, who spent over 25 years giving back to the Bronx, has officially been honored. Comment.

Star Boxing, American Cancer Society Join Forces in the Ring

Star Boxing and the American Cancer Society are teaming-up in the ring to throw cancer a beating. Comment.

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