January 30, 2011: 2011, Issue 4
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Bronx Times Reporter

Van Nest mulls the future after St. Dominic School closure

The fate of St. Dominic School is all but sealed, and many in the community are worried about what comes next. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Recent P.S. 12 Stabbing Raises Serious Neighborhood Concern

Westchester Square residents are extremely concerned with neighborhood safety after a recent stabbing incident at a nearby public school. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Police to meet with Van Nest community to address youth crime

The 49th Precinct is coming together with the Van Nest community to establish a dialogue with parents in hopes of preventing youth crime. Comment.

Mayor’s New Initiative To Improve Housing Complexes

Tenants of apartment buildings throughout the Bronx will no longer have to deal with ignored and outdated property repairs. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 10 parks committee considers therapeutic riding center

An Equestrian center that provides horseback riding experiences to disabled children and injured veterans has been proposed for Pelham Bay Park. Tje NYC Parks Department is expected to study the matter. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Offramp near Harding Avenue Receives Improvements

The last exit before the Throgs Neck Bridge has received improvements that will permit motorists to make an easy left or right turn off from the highway onto Throgs Neck Expresssway. Comment.

Mill Pond Park “Power House” gets green certification

There are a lot of “green” buildings in the Bronx, but few were built 84 years ago for a completely different purpose than it is used for today. Comment.
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L.A. audience gives best cult prize to “Krackoon”

The Bronx-made film “Krackoon” is now a hit from coast to coast. Comment.

DOE leaks information on Kennedy High School closure

A leak about the future of Kennedy High School has spurred concern among parents and elected officials who had been promised a say in the new school likely replacing it. Comment.

Federal education grant supports Bronx Community College’s criminal justice program

Bronx Community College will be expanding its criminal justice department, thanks to Uncle Sam. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Long Delay on Gifford Avenue sidewalk cleaning

A mess was created after snow piled up on a Bruckner Boulevard Greenstreet after the Christmas weekend snow storm, resulting in yet another poorly performed snow job. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

DSNY Slacks Off on Garbage Pick-Up in Morris Park

Morris Park residents were completely fed-up with New York City’s “garbage” excuses three weeks after the major blizzard. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Fire in Pelham Bay leads to injuries and evacuations

A late-night fire in Pelham Bay sent three people to the hospital and left more than a dozen homeless. Comment.

Decatur Terrrace provides 122 new units of affordable housing

The moderate and middle-income housing stock in Norwood just got a boost, with 122 new units of affordable rental housing now open at Decatur Terrace. Comment.

Catholic educators believe churches are turning their backs on the needy

The Archdiocese of New York is closing six catholic schools across the borough because of declining enrollment and the high cost of subsidizing the institutions. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Benedict’s Playhouse students learn charity at a young age

It’s never too early to learn about charity, and the St. Benedict’s Playhouse knows that through experience. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Another house of horrors shaping up on Barnes Avenue

A one-family home on Barnes Avenue is slowly turning into another house of horrors. Comment.

College Student Appreciates Opportunity

An excited and proud Bronx student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is ready for graduation and credits a federal program for leading the way. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Ladder 53 spared the budget ax again

For a while, it looked like the fight to keep Ladder 53 on City Island fully operational 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, could be heading to a new round of protests. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Councilman Vacca Honors 45th Precinct Officers

Police officers of the 45th Precinct were honored for their extra efforts in a December robbery of a young teenager. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Throgs Neck Bridge quiety celebrates 50th anniversary

There were no bells, whistles or balloons, but on Tuesday, January 11, the Throgs Neck Bridge quietly celebrated its 50th birthday. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Morris Park Business Alliance takes first step toward creating BID

The Morris Park Alliance is pushing for the creation of its own business improvement district, which is aimed at boosting the local economy at a time when collecting dues is increasingly difficult. Comment.

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