September 30, 2011: 2011, Issue 39
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Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Morrisania clinic gets lift

Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center recently cut a ribbon on a half million dollars worth of improvements to redesigned adult and pediatric suites. Comment.

Rat Island Goes Up For Auction

Want your very own Bronx island? There’s one for sale, but it might cost a couple hundred thousand bucks. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

2011 Bronx Columbus Day Parade set for October 9

Morris Park Avenue will bathe in a sea of red, white, and green when the 2011 Bronx Columbus Day Parade steps off from White Plains Road on Sunday, October 9 at noon. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Pelham Bay Landfill Lawsuit Okayed

See you in court! Comments (4).

Iris House opens first Bronx location

Iris House, an organization that is dedicated to helping test people for HIV and AIDS, opened is first location in the borough amid fanfare. Comment.

DYCD, CB 10 encourge youth internships

A plan to create as many as 100 real internships for local youth for the summer of 2012 may now come to fruition. Comment.

Bronxite’s First Novel Deals With Growing Up Gay In Hunts Point

Charles Rice-Gonzalez got the inspiration for his novel Chulito while sitting on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse in 1991 and watching pedestrians go by. Comment.

De Blasio demands answers in school bus fiasco

Almost a dozen young children with disabilities were left on a stranded bus for hours after departing from the Morris Heights Educational Complex on the first day of school, and many are demanding an explanation. Comment.

Tickets On Sale For Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Banquet

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is in the final planning stages for one of the borough’s biggest annual events. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 105 Receives SMART Boards in Every Classroom

P.S. 105, one of the largest public schools in the Bronx, will now have a SMART Board in every classroom. Comment.

West Farms veterans parade planned

The 4th Annual Bronx Veterans Parade will be taking place in West Farms, honoring the sacrifice of men and women who have served our country with valor and distinction. Comment.

Truman High School hosts U.N. ambassador

United States ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice paid a visit to students at Truman High School, and encouraged the young people to consider careers in public service. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Owen Dolen Park groundbreaking on $5 million renovation

Ground was broken on Westchester Square’s Owen Dolen Park, transforming the sometimes misused and abused public space into what leaders hope will be the hub of artistic and social activity. Comment.

Hotel proposed for Yankee Stadium area

Bronx leaders are calling for proposals for the first full-service hotel near Yankee Stadium and the borough’s civic center since the Concourse Plaza’s heyday more than 50 years ago. Comment.

CB 6’s Riolo Passes Awat At 92

Marie Riolo will be badly missed at Community Board 6, but her legacy will be felt forever. Comment.

Funerary Sculpture Celebrates Same-sex Couples at Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery is now home to a piece of funerary sculpture that celebrates the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples, as well as the artist and her wife’s love for one another. Comment.

Off-Duty Cop Charged With Manslaughter, Homicide and DWI After Wakefield Crash, Pleads Not Guilty

A Bronx cop is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving while under the influence in relation to the death of a 22-year-old early in the morning on Wednesday, September 14 in Wakefield. Comment.

Bronx County Courthouse Annual 9-11 Ceremony Continues on 10 Anniversary

A lot has changed since September 11, 2001, but one constant has been the annual remembrance at the Bronx County Courthouse. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

City Shuts Down Pelham Bay Carvel

If the sprinkles move, they’re probably flies, in one Pelham Bay ice cream shop. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Van Nest Park Receives Security Cameras

Renovation plans for Van Nest Park are expected to be released soon, but until then, the efforts to create a safer place to play continue. Comment.

Bartow and Baychester Intersection to Receive Improvements

One of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx will soon be getting a much needed makeover. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Principal Blamed for Aspire’s ill’s

Now that a Pelham Parkway middle school has officially been deemed one of the city’s most dangerous, many are pointing their fingers at the principal. Comment.

Young Bronxites Bringing Gospel To The Mainstream

The 12 members of Livre all had similar upbringings. They spent large parts of their formative years at churches throughout the Bronx. Comment.

iMentor Seeking New Mentors for High School Students

One of New York City’s largest mentoring programs is calling upon male Bronxites to provide a helping hand. Comment.

Yankee Stadium Show a Homecoming For Anthrax Band Members

Heavy metal band Anthrax has played to sold-out stadiums from Tokyo to London in its 30 years of existence, but for three of the five band members, the show at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, September 14 was special. They got to come home to the Bronx. Comment.

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