March 16, 2012: 2012, Issue 11
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Espada federal trial begins

Former Senator Pedro Espada and his son Pedro Gautier were expected to face accusations Wednesday, March 14 in Federal Court in Brooklyn of stealing $500,000 from the south Bronx Soundview Health Center. Read more….

Former Warriors organize reunion to honor Demers

Former Warrior Football Club member Jeff Ortiz said for the “boys” from P.S. 106, football was a fond memory largely created by beloved Warrior’s Football Club coach Jerry Demers. Demers, who worked his way up through the Parks and Recreation Department, according to Ortiz, has been the coach and coordinator for the Warriors Football Club for the past 50 years. Read more….

Pharmacist honors hardworking staff

Casa De Vida Pharmacist Jennifer Paul loves her staff, and on Friday, March 9, she provided them with just what the doctor ordered. Read more….

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Reading, Writing, Rikers

Members of the New Settlement Parents Action, founded to fight for educational justice in New York City, banded together with 100 parents, students and elected officials on the steps of the Bronx Borough President’s office to express their outrage over the Bronx’s high number of school-based arrests and student summonses. Read more….

Parks Department issues new request for bids for Ferry Point comfort

After years of waiting, and one “request for proposals” that would not flush, it now looks like Ferry Point Park West may finally be getting its comfort station. Read more….

Monday, March 19, 2012

Guiliani addresses Bx Chamber during Irish Hertiage Celebration

Everybody was Irish for the day at the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Irish Heritage luncheon. Read more….

Mayor Bloomberg declared February 29 LEAP Day in NYC

Leap Day came and went, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg has not moved on. He has proclaimed leap day, also known as February 29, as more than just an extra winter day every four years. Read more….

Sunday, March 18, 2012

BronxNet alumni vie for NBC anchor spot

Call it the Walter Cronkite factor: that dicey combination of grin and grit that makes people tune into their favorite TV anchor every day. Read more….

School Remake on Tap

With the prospect of having Junior High School 80 closing, parents and teachers have decided to fight back. Read more….

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Westchester Square Civic association gets new space

“You know the old saying: If you build it, they will come,” said 35-year Westchester Square resident Lou Rocco. “Well, we are building it.” Read more….

Group home proposal causes concern in Allerton

A plan proposed by the Puerto Rican Family Institute Inc. for an individualized residential alternative for seven young adults with development disabilities at 2726 Yates Avenue has the surrounding community concerned for several reasons. Read more….

Friday, March 16, 2012

Babalu opens amid fanfare

Babalu, a new restaurant on E. Tremont Avenue that proudly boasts being a Chef Alex Garcia restaurant, is drawing rave reviews by the local community. Read more….

DOE provides few answers on J.H.S 144 co-location

A town hall meeting to discuss the “co-location” of J.H.S. 144 has left parents, teachers and members of the community with few answers to their questions. Read more….

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ponzi Plots Grows

The multi-million dollar plot thickens. Read more….

Shamrocks line avenue for parade

On a bright shamrock of a day for the Irish and Bronxites, the annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade offered another full-throated, brogue-accented hurrah, its 14th. Read more….

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Van Nest CPU off the table

Stamp it, “Cancelled.” Read more….

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Parks makes maintenance a priority at Macombs Dam

Even before the ribbon cutting takes place for an enhanced Macombs Dam Park with three new ball fields in the footprint of the old Yankee Stadium, Parks will draw up a maintenance plan. Read more….

Mott Haven resident protest construction of 60 unit apartment building

A plan to build a 60-unit mid-rise for the severely mentally ill and those with drug dependencies, was met with fierce opposition on Saturday, January 28. Read more….

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