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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Bronx Times Reporter

Businessman Van Zandt Foudn Dead, Was Under Investigation For Possible Ponzi Scheme

Robert John Van Zandt of the ubiquitous Blondell Avenue-based Van Zandt Agency was found dead from a gun shot wound to the head in a Yonkers home on Tuesday, September 6. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Evening cell-phone robbery in Colucci Playground causes concern

A brazen robbery of two youths in Colucci Playground at night has the community concerned about safety in the well-used recreation area. Read more…
Borough-wide

Parents, groups call for PCB remidation in schools

After the revelations about TCE contamination at P.S. 51’s previous building, many are calling on the Department of Education to release data about and immediately remediate for what they believe is much more widespread PCB contamination. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

OLA Begins School Year With New Pastor

There are two main reasons why Our Lady of The Assumption parishioners can be excited about their new pastor, Monsignor Anthony Marchitelli. First, he has worked in Catholic schools for the past 32 years. Second, he’s a Bronx native. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Redistricting hearing held at BCC

The legislative panel in charge of drawing lines for Congressional, Senate, Assembly districts in response to 2010 census data held its first public hearing at Bronx Community College. Read more…
Borough-wide

Chamber’s Kelleher Revives Boy Scouting In The Bronx

Joe Kelleher was a Boy Scout during his childhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He now leads his son’s scout unit in Westchester. So when Boys Scouts of America was looking for someone to lead the rejuvenation of its Bronx council in January, Kelleher was the perfect fit for the volunteer position. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca secures captial grant for 45th Precinct

The 45th Precinct’s Barkley Avenue station house is going to be ushered into the 21st Century. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Raymond’s Brother Galvin Bikes 465 Miles For Charity

Brother Richard Galvin, the campus minister at St. Raymond’s High School for Boys is a proficient bicyclist. He routinely leaves his Castle Hill home, rides down Bruckner Boulevard, over the Third Avenue bridge, bikes the perimeter of Manhattan and then back up into the Bronx, returning home through Van Cortlandt Park. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Pols, Community Boards Turn to Facebook

It first started as a social networking website for college students, but today, elected officials and community activists are using Facebook to keep each other in the loop about borough affairs. Read more…
Borough-wide

Co-Op City In For a Legal Dog Fight After Discrimination Charge

Co-op City management is going to have to square off with the big dogs. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

NASCAR Racer Thanks 49th Precinct After Winning Virginia Race

Everybody was a winner at this year’s 49th Precinct 9-11 Memorial Run, but a win in Virginia was appreciated much more all the way in the Bronx. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Miss Columbus chosen for 2011 Bronx Columbus Day Parade

For Loredana Calce, who was chosen as Miss Columbus for the 2011 Bronx Columbus Day Parade, the opportunity to represent her heritage is just as important as the scholarship now available to her. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Community Board 9 Remembers 9/11

On Friday, September 9, with Mayor Bloomberg’s terror threat warning from the previous night fresh in everyone’s minds, Community Board 9 held its official decade commemoration of the September, 11 2001 attacks, in Soundview Park. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

49th Precinct Nabs Pelham Gardens Jewelry Thief

For weeks, Pelham Gardens residents had to make sure their doors were locked as a young thief preyed on the neighborhood. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx Brew Debuts: Bronx Pale Ale Poured During Celebration

Four strangers, that came together to open the Bronx’s first brewery in over 50 years, officially released their own brew. last week Read more…

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