August 21, 2011: 2011, Issue 33
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Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

Suspect Arrested In String Of Bank Robberies

An arrest and an indictment have been made in a pair of bank robberies and an attempted robbery that took place in the Bronx this summer. Comment.

Apartment Buildings To Stay Rent Regulated

Residents of eight Bronx apartment buildings can now rest assured that their rents will stay regulated. Comment.

Concourse receives countdown traffic signals

Anyone who lives or works near Grand Concourse knows that trying to cross the thoroughfare can be a terrifying experience. Comment.

Comfort Station To Reopen in PB Park

Visitors to the southwestern edge of Pelham Bay Park can finally say goodbye to the Port-O-Sans. Comment.

Tosca’s Bartender Wins National Competition

Morris Park resident and Tosca’s bartender Luigi Tarantino’s parents wanted him to become an attorney. His passion was in slinging cocktails. Now, at just 23 years old, Tarantino has reached the top of his profession. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011

Fire Guts Throggs Neck House

Ten people miraculously escaped an all-hands fire without major injury at a four-family home in Throggs Neck. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Speed Humps Installed on Barnes, Holland

Speedsters making turns off Pelham Parkway South and Lydig Avenue will now have to use their brakes more often. Comment.

43rd Does It Big For National Night Out

Perhaps nowhere else is the spirit of America’s National Night Out Against Crime as strong each year as in the Metropolitan Oval, and this year was no exception. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

49th, 45th Precincts Celebrate National Night Out


Jerome Avenue Businesses Continue to Struggle After Flood

It is still uncertain as to when Jerome Avenue will be fully operational again, but until then, local businesses are hurting. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 hosts food stamp outreach

Community Board 10 is reaching out to organizations and the community to help ensure that no one in its service area goes hungry. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

R.A.I.N. East Tremont cuts ribbon on long-awaited elevator

Seniors who have had trouble accessing the dining room at R.A.I.N. East Tremont had their prayers answered recently. Comment.

Community Supports Mount Carmel Pastor

Despite recent controversy, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners are standing by their pastor. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Parks fixes Van Nest greenstreet sidewalk

Pedestrians making there way across a greenstreet in Van Nest will now be walking a little bit easier. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Tenants Fight for Community Room

It’s been nearly five years, and the tenants of a Bronx Park East complex are still trying to get their community room back. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Muccino named Columbus Day honorary grand marshal

The honorary grand marshal of this year’s Columbus Day Parade is an educator who has been serving the Morris Park community for over a decade. Comment.

Knock Out Cancer Boxing Event a Success

The much anticipated Knock Out Cancer charity boxing event in the Hunts Point produce market on Saturday, July 23 was a huge hit, in and out of the ring. Comment.

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