February 13, 2011: 2011, Issue 6
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Bronx Times Reporter

New Zoning Amendment Limits Medical Buildings in Residential Areas

A zoning amendment that was approved by Community Board 10 in October has been passed by the City Council. Comment.

Generous Kid’s Store Donates To Bronx New Year Baby

The first Bronx born baby of 2011 was showered with gifts by a generous children’s store in Melrose. Comment.
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WSPT Continues Walk-a-thon for Fitness and Arthritis Foundation

For the second year in a row, Westchester Square Physical Therapy is encouraging fitness and fighting arthritis. Comment.
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49th precinct engages youth in crime prevention

The commanding officer of the 49th Precinct and the dedicated officers who patrol the streets are taking a two-pronged approach to fighting youth crime in Van Nest. Comment.

East 181st Street renamed in honor of Rev. Staggers

Reverend James Staggers gave a lifetime of service as pastor to his community and now will be remembered with the street in front of the church being named in his honor. Staggers was the pastor of the New Tabernacle Baptist Church at 990 E. 181st Street for 38 years, until his passing on September 18, 2008. He was remembered on Saturday, January 15 when a group, led by Councilman Joel Rivera, was joined by the minister’s wife Daisy Staggers, his children and church members, to celebrate the renaming of the street with a sign unveiling. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

St. Patrick’s Honorary Grand Marshals named

The Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade will posthumously honor 16 individuals whose contributions to their community and Irish-American culture should not be forgotten. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

45th Precinct Receives 10 new officers

The 45th Precinct is going to benefit from the police academy’s largest graduating class in several years. Comment.

Bronx Chamber President To Receive Doctorate From Mercy College

One of the most popular figures in the Bronx will receive a significant honor from a local college. Comment.

Hearing and rally on Kennedy High closure on January 28th

The John F. Kennedy High School community is preparing for a public hearing with Department of Education officials on Friday, January 28 at 6 p.m. to discuss the recommended closure of the school with parents, students and teachers. Comment.

New Grant for SoBRO to Help Creat Jobs in Port Morris

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a grant to help create more jobs in the Bronx. Comment.

Top school accused of cheating the city’s system

The “best school” in the Bronx may not be what it seems after all. Comment.

Diaz concerned about borough’s image after American Idol slam

The Bronx has a native son who is moving up in the ranks on American Idol. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

CB 11 district manager John Fratta steps down

After 15 years of serving the neighborhoods of Community Board 11, John Fratta will step down from his post as district manager on Friday, January 28. Comment.

Fatal accident on Grand Concourse leaves two dead

The lives of two Bronxites were cut short last week during an early morning crash on the Grand Concourse. Comment.
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Simone projects could spur economic renaissance

A well-respected developer is leasing space for three projects near Westchester Square, Pelham Bay, and Morris Park that could spark the start of a massive economicrenaissance. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

New Cuban Restaurant spices up Throggs Neck

Cuban cuisine classics like ropa vieja, mojitos and churrasco can now be found in the Bronx, at the recently opened Havana Cafe. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Westchester Square Merchants continue push for a business improvement district

Although the process to create a business improvement district in Westchester Square is moving along, officials are still making efforts to get all businesses in the area involved with the BID’s formation. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Unsoveled Property On Barnes Avenue Dangerous to Residents

The sidewalk around a vacant office on the corner of Lydig and Barnes avenues has been a serious threat to pedestrians this winter. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca gets agency to adopt orphan sidewalk

It is a stretch of sidewalk that was the orphan of Pelham Parkway South. No City agency wanted to claim responsibility for maintaining the City sidewalk, until now. Comment.
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St. Catharine inducts Rosso family into Hall of Fame

St. Catharine Academy is set to honor a Bronx family who has devoted much of their time to the high school. Comment.
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City Island Library celebrates centennial

The City Island Library, which was the first public library to serve the outer boroughs, is celebrating its centennial this year. Comment.
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St. Benedict’s Parish Helps Troops in Iraq

United States troops overseas in need of supplies will soon be receiving a heart-filled donation from St. Benedict parish. Comment.

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