July 26, 2012: 2012, Issue 30
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Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Williamsbridge

NYC parks cut ribbon on new entrance to Shoelace Park

The link between Bronx River Park and Shoelace Park has finally been tied. Read more….
Pelham Parkway

49th Precinct honors community affairs cop

While the 49th Precinct’s Cop of the Month award is often for officers who make high-profile arrests, the latest honoree was acknowledged for the simple act of commitment. Community affairs officer Jay Sturdivant was praised at the June 25 precinct council meeting for pouring “1000%” of his drive to Morris Park, Van Nest and Pelham Parkway. Read more….

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wakefield

Muller homeless contract may soon be awarded

Three top elected Bronx officials are going head-to-head with Mayor Bloomberg over city plans to site yet another homeless shelter in Wakefield. Read more….
Throggs Neck

Bronx Council on the Arts announces BRIO winners

Nilda Garces has been pulling strings for years to bring folk tales from all over the world to Bronx children. Read more….

Monday, July 30, 2012

Van Nest

Bronx Nigerian kin killed in horrific van crash

A Bronx Nigerian family was killed in an SUV crash in Queens last Sunday. The Horricic car accident echoes April’s Bronx River Parkway crash that killed a family of seven, including two from the Dominican Republic. Read more….
Mott Haven

Gay community center in the works amid closing of another

Nothing will give Peter Frank more pride than reviving a community center for gays in the Bronx. Read more….

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Belmont

City launches two new initiatives to combat obesity epidemic by helping New Yorkers shop and eat healthy

Next up on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s chopping block: junk food. Read more….
Woodlawn

MTA restores Bx34 weekend service, extends Bx13 to Gateway Mall

While service is being enhanced and restored to two Bronx bus lines, Co-op City residents are fuming over cuts to their transit service as a fare hike looms. Read more….

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Morris Park

DOE Officials: Morris Park lacks enough middle schools

Getting into a local middle school for Morris Park kids has become a crap shoot. There just aren’t enough local middle schools to hold public school grads, city Education Department officials admit. Read more….
Bronx Times Reporter

Families of Bronx River Parkway victims sue city and state

Two families that lost seven members in a tragic accident that sent their van flying off the Bronx River Parkway are suing the city and state, charging dangerous conditions along the roadway were well known for years. Read more….

Friday, July 27, 2012

Morrisania

NYPD racks more shootings in month span

The Bronx has become the shoot-em-up borough. As one community mourns the latest fatality, 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan of Morrisania, recent NYPD crime stats show shootings skyrocketing in recent weeks. Read more….
Concourse

Dominican pride in full swing leading up to Bronx Dominican Day Parade

Raise those flags high and be Dominican for the day. Thousands are expected to line the Grand Concourse this Sunday, July 29 to cheer on marchers, musicians, sounds and spirit at the 23rd annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade. Read more….

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Throggs Neck

Community board wants drug cops back in the 45th

Bring back our drug cops! Read more….
Borough-wide

Vigil remembers Evelyn Shapiro as questions on housing safety surface

There are now 18,000 reasons to help track the killer of a slain Pelham Parkway grandmother. The reward to find Evelyn Shapiro’s killer is up to $18,000, nearly a month after cops found her bludgeoned body at her home in Pelham Parkway Houses. Read more….

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