December 23, 2011: 2011, Issue 51
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Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Pelham Parkway

Pelham Parkway elevator runs after delay

Since August, a six-story Pelham Parkway building has had its only elevator out-of-service due to a fire. Comment.

Borough President’s office releases results of borough’s first “Well-Being Survey”

The results are in for the Bronx’s first-ever “Well-Being Survey.” Comment.
Throggs Neck

Throggs Neck Merchants Association honors three

The Throggs Neck Merchants Association has matured into a formidable force in northeast Bronx economics over the past four years, and at its dinner dance, the organization honored three individuals who help make that so. Comment.

Bronx man starts first veterinary regenerative stem-cell therapy equipment distributorship

The Bronx is home to New York City’s first and only distributor of regenerative stem-cell therapy equipment for animals. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Morris Park

Einstein unveils new MRI machine

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine officially unveiled one of the most advanced pieces of equipment in the medical industry. Comments (2).

Jimmy’s Pizza & Grill hosts interactive lesson for Primavera students

Jimmy DiDomenico, owner of Jimmy’s Pizza & Grill on Bruckner Boulevard, wanted to help the students from the Primavera Italian language program learn about pizza. So h instead of having the kids watch him make the food, why not let them make their own? Comment.

Urban Health Plan hosts ‘Topping Out’ ceremony at Simpson Street expansion

The latest Bronx health center is one step closer to being completed. Comment.

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto to meet constituents at Scott Place Cafe on New Year’s Day

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto is ringing in 2012 by having coffee and cake with his constituents on New Year’s Day. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011

Pelham Bay Merchants Association lights Christmas tree

The Pelham Bay Merchants Association held its annual tree lighting. Comment.
Country Club

Spencer Estate gets cleaned, has new owner

A vacant Spencer Estate house finally has a new owner, and he promises to keep it cleaner than ever. Comments (1).

American Legion Post 253 continues toy drive

The combined Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253 and Joe Mazzariello Toy Drive will continue on into its third decade, with close to 750 toys distributed to nine organizations in the borough. Comment.

Throggs Neck four-year-old starts winter clothing drive

Joseph Petraglia of Throggs Neck, then 3 years old, was outdoors with his mother Geanine last winter when she told him to put his hat and gloves on, or else he would catch a cold. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Parkchester

Full-Time attendants back at Parkchester garages

The parking attendants are back. Comment.

Bronx Chamber of Commerce spreads holiday cheer to borough kids

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is doing their part tp deliver thousands of toys to children of the borough this holiday season. Comment.

Activist Gilberto Rivera remembered by friends, family

A tireless borough advocate passed away before the holiday season, but his admirers are making sure his legacy is remembered forever. Comment.
Westchester Square

Glebe Ave traffic reversal nixed

Glebe Avenue will not be changing directions. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

NYAFCo not chosen to treat sludge in new RFP

The almost two decades-long battle by community activists to control smells eminating from the Hunts Point NYOFCo plant may be over for good. Comment.

49th Precinct officers make heartfelt donation

With Christmas right around the corner, officers of the 49th Precinct are making a heart-warming gift to a deserving young boy. Comment.

Anthony’s Flower Farm continues major toy giveaway for Christmas

It’s no secret that a Throggs Neck florist is all about giving, rather than receiving, during this holiday season. Comment.

Throggs Neck’s New York Tennis Club works on community outreach

Most visitors New York Tennis Club on Harding Avenue come in from Manhattan, Westchester or even the west Bronx. But if the club’s management is successful, Throggs Neck and the northeast Bronx will be well represented on its courts in the near future. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Throggs Neck

Community activist Foley dies at 85

Community activist Rose Foley, a mainstay of the school board, community board, and civic organizations for over 50 years, has passed away at the age of 85. Comment.

Officers arrest 34 in major drug bust around Allerton homes

A huge drug bust around two Allerton apartment complexes is raising hope for local residents. Comments (4).

Senator Jeff Klein spurs safety improvements for Country Club Road exit

Plans are underway to improve safety at a problematic highway exit in Country Club. Comment.

Artist paints Bronx scenes inside Arthur Avenue Market

Artist Daniel Hauben has been painting Bronx street scenes ifor three decades, and recently took his easel indoors to the Arthur Avenue Retail Market. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Pelham Bay

45th Precinct busts bodega for selling alcohol to minors

The gig is up for local grocery stores that sell alcohol and cigarettes to minors. Comment.
Morris Park

Muni-meters filling up Morris Park Avenue

Muni-meters, once found on a small portion of Morris Park Avenue, have become the only way to pay for parking along the commercial corridor. Comment.

Dutch family crosses Atlantic in sailboat, makes stop at Locust Point Yacht Club

The members of the Rijkelijkhuizen family from De Lier, Netherlands have visited many places on their trans-Atlantic sailing journey, and many more still to visit. But they will always remember their week in the Bronx. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

I.S. 229 opens new PAL Teen Impact Center

A Morris Heights public school is getting the support it needs to keep its students safe. Comment.

Bedford Park bus shelter replaced

A Bedford Park bus shelter has been restored in time for the winter months. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Pelham Gardens residents upset over new Stillwell Avenue light

Pelham Gardens residents are livid over a new traffic light installed just off Pelham Parkway. Comments (5).

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