August 28, 2011: 2011, Issue 34
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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Former Yankee slugger Bernie Williams opens rehabed Millbrook Community Center

New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams was on hand to unveil renovations to the Millbrook Community Center. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

BCC G.E.D. Program To Be Implemented City-Wide As Part Of Young Men’s Initiative

The Bloomberg Administration has tapped Bronx Community College’s I.M.P.A.C.T. peer-mentoring system to be a model for G.E.D. programs across the city. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011

Bronx Times Reporter

City Island gets better traffic controls

Traffic is flowing much easier these days when City Island’s seafood restaurants and marinas draw visitors on summer weekends. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Clean Up Begins On Deteriorating Throggs Neck House

An abandoned Throggs Neck home has fallen into utter disrepair, and neighbors have finally made enough noise to get a cleanup started. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 Legend Tanzi Checks In From Texas

Rose Tanzi has been living in Richmond, Tex. for nearly ten months, but the born-and-raised Bronxite still pines for Pelham Bay. Comment.

Slain Traffic Enforcement Agent And Son Honored With Street Co-Naming

Donnette Sanz made her living directing traffic on the streets of the Bronx, and for the foreseeable future, anyone crossing the last street she walked will know her name. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Con-Ed does its part at Owen Dolen

The rerouting of electrical wires currently running under Owen Dolen Park should not substantially delay construction on the $5 million park renovation. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Young Man Shot Dead At Mace Avenue Deli

An attempted robbery over 50 cents and shooting at a deli on Mace and Holland avenues on Monday, August 8 left a young man dead and another facing murder charges. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Lewis & Clark school cleans up

Students from the P. 12 Lewis & Clark School and merchants in Westchester Square teamed up to make an eyesore sparkle. Comment.

Woodlawn EMS station opens

Woodlawn Heights won’t be getting a new fire station anytime soon, but it did get a new EMS station. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Con Ed To The Rescue, Workers Help Hit And Run Victim

A seemingly routine night shift for four Con Edison workers in Van Nest turned out to be anything but when they came to the rescue of a hit and run victim. Comment.

Park Rehabbed, Renamed For African-American War Heroes

When LeRoy “Archie” Archible returned home to the Bronx after the Korean War, he spent countless days sitting on a bench and getting high in the then-dilapidated Sergeant Cornelius H. Charlton Playground on East 164th Street and Cauldwell Avenue. Comments (1).
Bronx Times Reporter

Troubled Building sees improvements slowly

Residents of a troubled 6-story apartment building on Rhinelander Avenue are seeing improvements, but, according to tenants, they cannot come soon enough. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City Island Bistro opens after liquor license paperwork issues

Bistro SK on City Island, the only French restaurant on the island, finally has its liquor license. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Polluted Waring Avenue Lot Cleaned

Pelham Gardens residents are elated after a polluted vacant lot was cleared Comment.

Three Students Take Part in Parks Leadership Program

Teenagers’ summer jobs often involve flipping burgers and doing retail sales, but for the three Bronx kids who are participating in the City Parks Foundation’s Youth Leadership Program, earning some money has been anything but routine. Comment.

L+M Set to Open New Burnside Affordable Housing Complex

A well-respected development company is ready to open its newest housing initiative. Comment.

Monroe College Hosts First Veteran’s Career Fair

The staff at Monroe College is making every effort to help armed force veterans in the Bronx and Westchester improve their careers and education options. Comment.

Senator Klein’s Study Shows Property Maintenance Law Not Being Enforced

Two years ago, Senator Jeff Klein spearheaded legislation that made banks responsible for the upkeep of any homes they foreclosed in New York State. The main motivation behind the law was to keep vacated houses looking presentable and ensure they did not negatively impact the values of nearby residences. Comment.

PAL Celebrates at Summer Camps

“My favorite part of the day was seeing the clowns perform,” said six-year-old Samantha from PAL’s PS 48.“They were so funny and taught us magic tricks.” Comment.

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