February 20, 2011: 2011, Issue 7
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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

Smoking to be banned at parks and beaches

The list of public places that will not allow cigarette smoking may be extended to beaches and parks. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca Starts Pothole ‘Lookout’

Some streets around the community look more like the surface of the moon, leaving the city scrambling to fill as many potholes as possible. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Snow Around Pelham Bay Station Finally Cleaned

Here we go again. The sidewalks surrounding one of the Bronx’s busiest train stations remained covered in icy snow and none of the city agencies involved wanted to take responsibility. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

A day of celebration and also remembrance

James Boyle, a banker who passed away at the age of 43, will be honored along with 15 others as Honorary Grand Marshals at the 2011 Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off at noon at the corners of Lafayette and E. Tremont avenues on Sunday, March 13. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

New Kids Montessori School Opens in Throggs Neck

A highly regarded young children’s development school has opened its second location recently. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Merchandise Outside of Lydig Stores Becoming Dangerous

It’s only been a week since Community Board 11’s new district manager took over, but he is already working with local officials to improve the neighborhood safety. Comment.

Kennedy High School will close

The Department of Education has decided that Kennedy High School will officially be shut, and now comes a fight over what will replace the school. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Janel Towers Tenants Avoid Rent Increases

The tenants of a Morris Park hi-rise may have officially avoided significant rent increases. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Primavera seen through to successful completition

The Primavera Italian Language program brought 75 children a better understanding of the language and culture of Italy on shoestring budget this year. Comment.

Popular Norwood Supermarket Set to Re-Open

A sorely-missed Norwood supermarket will be reopening this month, more than one year after it was destroyed by fire. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Hutch exit to be studied for speed by DOT

A Hutchinson River Parkway exit in Pelham Bay that has been the site of numerous car accidents over the past few decades may finally get some new signage designed to slow down traffic. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein’s Court Watchers Program Makes Precense Known

Members of Senator Jeff Klein’s Court Monitoring Program are not afraid to show that they will not tolerate crime in their neighborhoods. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Decision Made: Columbus Will Close

The Department of Education has made their final decision: Columbus High School will be closing its doors. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

Former Drug Dealer and Gane Leader Visits I.S. 192

Former drug dealer and gang member Christian Claudio hopes to convince the youth of Throggs Neck to not make the same mistakes that he made. Comment.
Bronx Times Reporter

No hard liquor sales at Orchard Beach concessions

From now on, beer and wine will be the only alcoholic beverages sold at Orchard Beach. Comment.

High school holds professionalism day

A local high school held a “Professionalism Day” where students learned how to conduct themselves as they seek internships and experience in law and finance. Comment.

Hard Working Mom Gets Bachelor’s Degree

A mother who lost her full-time job nearly two years ago pursued a college degree to get back into her work field. Comment.

Glenn Beck disses Co-op City

For the second time in two weeks, the Bronx has received some negative media commentary. Comment.

Greenmarkets see increased sales from food stamps

Greenmarkets accepting food stamps are seeing a booming business in communities where fresh fruits and vegetables are often hard to find. Comment.

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