November 25, 2011: 2011, Issue 47
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Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

All Hallows goes to White House to recieve an award

All Hallows High School senior Robert Sandoval accepted an award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on behalf of his school and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Comment.
Bronx North

Senator Klein’s graffiti removal program available on website

Access to a local elected official’s graffiti removal program has now become easier than ever. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Bronx Auto Parts shop to be setting of reality show airing in spring 2012

Joe Ferrer, owner of BS & F Auto Parts on Bronx River Avenue, sits in the back area of his shop with a phone up to each ear, simultaneously buying, selling, haggling, giving orders and doing pretty much everything it takes to keep his auto parts business thriving. Comments (4).

Affordable-living solution program thriving after 30 years

With a tough economy and the cost of living rising, an affordable-living solution program is thriving more than ever. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

Parkchester

Cardinal Egan blesses St. Raymond’s new building

A local high school’s expansion, opened since September, has finally received its proper blessings. Comment.
Throggs Neck

Nat Cerini joins son John at Bronx Tax Man

John Cerini learned the accounting business at his father Nat’s tax office on Crescent Avenue, near Arthur Avenue. John eventually went out on his own and started Bronx Tax Man in Throggs Neck. Now, after running his own shop for 34 years, the older Cerini is rejoining his son, and both are thrilled. Comments (1).
Morris Park

Vet calls for more exchange at Peace Plaza ceremony

The annual Peace Memorial Plaza Veterans Day celebration included a special plea for people who have not been to war to ask servicemen and women from all conflicts about their experiences. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Morris Park

Bronxdale underpass to have murals

Vandals who like to tag the Bronxdale Avenue overpass near Popular Street may soon think twice before they deface a wall. Comments (1).
Morris Park

49th Precinct domestic violence officers stepping up

With one of the best domestic violence departments in the entire city, the 49th Precinct has honored one of their own for her above par work over the last four months. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Truman High School Celebrates Reopening of Planetarium

Truman High School’s planetarium opened along with the school itself, in 1973. For over 20 years it was a destination for students from all over School Board 11. But the planetarium closed in 1997, and went unused. Until this school year. Comment.

Mayor Bloomberg Touts Success and Announces Expansion of Mentoring Program For Chronically Absent Students

On Wednesday, November 9, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference at the High School for Teaching and the Professions to tout the success of City Hall’s mentorship program for chronically absent public school students. He also announced that the city-wide program, which started in 25 schools last year, will immediately expand to 25 more schools and over 4,000 students. Comment.

Senator Klein addresses cyberbulling at P.S. 304

Cyberbullying is becoming a worldwide issue, and a local senator is spreading the word in his district about how bad it actually is. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

Morris Park

49th, 43rd precincts searching for sexual harassment suspect

The 49th and 43rd precincts are currently searching for a man who can’t keep his hands to himself. Comment.
Hunts Point

Electric truck assembly facility to open

Manufacturing of green, electric trucks is coming to the borough, with Smith Electric announcing that a new assembly plant will soon open in Port Morris. Comment.

Bronx Zoo, Diaz Jr. hold holiday toy and food drive

The Bronx Zoo kicked off the holiday season with a call for toys and food for children in need, enlarging its mission to include helping the community that supports the institution throughout the year. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Throggs Neck

‘Anchor’ store Mandee may be closing

The “anchor” store of the E. Tremont Avenue shopping strip in Throggs Neck, one of the few chain stores in the community, may be closing. Comments (7).
City Island

City Island mourns the loss of Captain Ed Sadler

City Island may never be the same without their beloved “captain,” but his legacy will live on after decades of service to the place he called home for almost a century. Comment.

Longtime Bronx reporter Bob Kappstatter out at Daily News

Bob Kappstatter was one of three assistant city editors at the Daily News the day in 1994 when his boss told him “congratulations, you’re going to the Bronx.” Comments (2).

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