July 19, 2012: 2012, Issue 29
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Van Cortlandt Village

Damaged and broken, a war memorial grove comes back to life

A once desecrated war memorial grove is back to its former glory. Local vets were joined by city Parks officials and lawmakers for the re-opening of the Van Cortlandt Park Memorial Grove on 246th Street and Broadway. Read more….
Throggs Neck

Klein’s bank cleanup program helps with foreclosed properties

Uncared-for foreclosed properties can be a blight on the community. Read more….

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wakefield

Eighteen vigils for Ramarley Graham end, one for every year he was alive

The 18th and final vigil for an 18-year-old Wakefield youth fatally shot by a police officer in a disputed incident will be held today outside a Wakefield home that has turned into a virtual shrine. Read more….
Pelham Parkway

Sidewalk along Pelham Parkway south carved in concrete, as construction project continues

The city says its decision to keep a controversial - and allegedly dangerous - sidewalk along Pelham Parkway is carved in concrete. Read more….

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Four new Bronx Neighborhood Slow Zones

Slow Down! Read more….
Soundview

With Pedro Espada Jr.’s clinic gone, two new clinics open in Soundview

While one health care provider takes over disgraced former Senator Pedro Espada’s now defunct Soundview Health Center, another clinic has set up shop just blocks away. Read more….

Friday, July 20, 2012

Morris Park

Bogus bike lane ticket fine in Morris Park is refunded

The city has heard Phyllis Cannon’s roar. Read more….
Morris Park

Ponies debuts in Village Cinema

And they’re off! Read more….

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Westchester Square crash leaves man dead

Local officials are awaiting reports from two city agencies after a man crashed his car into a Westchester Square building, killing himself and injuring his passenger. Read more….
Concourse

Fire takes out rooftop in Concourse complex

A six-alarm blaze ripped through a Concourse apartment complex, injuring 28 firefighters and leaving dozens homeless. Read more….

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Morris Park

Promises broken for MP students slated for far away middle school

So near, yet so far. That’s the complaint a Morris Park community leader is making against the city Department of Education, charging they welched on a promise to funnel local elementary students to a new middle school. Read more….
Morris Park

Applications for marchers being accepted for Bronx Columbus Parade

Community groups, civic associations, schools, bands, and fraternal organizations wanting to march in this year’s annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade may want to consider digging a little deeper into their pockets to help pay for it. Read more….

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