August 16, 2012: 2012, Issue 33
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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Bronx Times Reporter

Vacca holding food drive to honor Mother Teresa

In what has become an annual tradition, Councilman Jimmy Vacca is calling on the public to join later this month in a Day of Service in honor what would be Mother Teresa’s 102nd birthday. Read more….
Kingsbridge Heights

BP Diaz behind living wage armory ice rink

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz will join New York Rangers legend Mark Messier and Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes on Thursday to throw his support behind a major ice rink complex at the long dormant Kingsbridge Armory - with developers promising that every job will carry a living wage. Read more….
Fordham

Local artist teams up with Fordham Road BID to create Bike Tower on Fordham Road

Artist Christian Marche was looking to create the next big thing. Read more….

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Bronx Times Reporter

Bail bond charity

Everyone has a right to justice, not only those who are fortunate enough to be able to afford it. Read more….
City Island

City Island residents may seek Con Edison upgrade

City Island residents are calling on Con Edison to update its power delivery system after the island was battered with four blackouts within two weeks. Read more….

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Soundview

Ousted CB9 members mull lawsuit

In the aftermath of Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s axing of 15 members of Community Board 9, Al Heyward isn’t taking his dismissal quietly. Read more….
Melrose

Bronx music history - and future - has new center

From Latin to jazz to Hip Hop, the Bronx lays claim to a host of musical greats. Read more….

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx property values rise, transactions dip

Bronx real estate sales may have dipped this year, but the selling prices have soared. Developers paid 20% more for Bronx commercial real estate on the market during the first half of this year compared to the second half of 2011. Read more….
Fordham

Legislation saves Free Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo

Free Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo are saved. Read more….

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

City Island

ULURP needed on the $149.5 million new City Island Bridge

The controversial new City Island Bridge to carry thousands of tourists to the island may wind up stalled thanks to a piece of paper. Read more….

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

Pelham Bay

First-ever Marriott coming to the Bronx

It’s not just a hotel, it’s a residence, and it’s coming to the Bronx. A five-star Marriott Residence Inn is set for the east Bronx courtesy of a Bronx-bred developer. Read more….
Pelham Parkway

National Night Out on Pelham Parkway, Co-op City a big success

As hundreds gathered to celebrate National Night Out in the 49th Precinct, one particular leader was singled out for his efforts in the fight against crime. Read more….

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Morris Park

Naomi under fire

With just a month to go before the September primary, Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera has found herself plunged into an embarassing scandal. Serious questions have arisen over employing her boyfriend on her assembly staff while he held a full time job elsewhere. Read more….
Soundview

Diaz Jr. unilaterally removes CB9 members

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has swung his official ax at a local community board, chopping more than half its members. Read more….
Morris Park

MP activist Al Corcillo passes away

Al Corcillo, a longtime advocate for veterans in Morris Park and past grand knight of the Mary Queen of Peace Council of the Knights of Columbus, died at Calvary Hospital on Monday, August 13, four days short of his 89th birthday. Read more….

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