August 31, 2012: 2012, Issue 35
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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Bronx Times Reporter

These vets came armed - with resumes - for Empire City Casino job fair

Hundreds of returning veterans from the Bronx and around the metro area came armed for this nervous encounter - with resumes. Some donned business suits while others dressed to impress in their military uniforms for what many hailed as a successful job fair Thursday, August 23 at the at Empire City Casino. Read more….
Bedford Park

Webster Avenue has first sale following change rezoning

Reshaping a major stretch of Bedford Park/Norwood under new mixed-use zoning is taking its first small steps. Read more….
Country Club

P.O. Edward Bryne’s killers coming up for parole

Let ‘em rot! Read more….

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx youth headed back to school

More than 200,000 youngsters and teens are expected to flood back into Bronx schools next week, with overcrowding, competing charter schools, controversial standardized statewide tests and so-called “failing schools” back again. Read more….
Bronx Times Reporter

New charters, new options for parents

Bronx parents looking for school choices now have even more charters to choose from. Read more….
Mott Haven

SoBro awarded McDonald’s grant for nutrition outreach

A healthy meals cookbooks is in the works for a nonprofit staple in the south Bronx, and it has the Golden Arches to thank. Read more….

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Bronx Times Reporter

More closures on the way for Bronx catholic schools

More Bronx Catholic schools will be on the chopping blocks at the end of this coming school year. Read more….
Pelham Parkway

P.S. 96 after school programs scaled back significantly

As kids head back to school, some Pelham Parkway parents have plenty to worry about. Read more….
Soundview

Soundview native spruces up basketball courts

Joe Zeigler has spent the last six months restoring the basketball courts that changed his life. Read more….

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Belmont

St. Barnabas staff film Pink Glove Dance for national competition

Take a little hip hop, some cha cha and some other mix music designed to get Bronx feet moving and hips wiggling, put about a hundred doctors, nurses, administrators and other St. Barnabas Hospital workers on the roof of its new East Tremont parking garage and you have the makings of a Pink Glove Dance video. Read more….
Morris Park

Jacobi Medical Center in need of volunteers for new dog therapy program

Jacobi Medical Center staff know the key to a kid’s heart: a pooch. Read more….
Bronx Times Reporter

PC Ray Kelly shakes up Bronx precinct commands

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has shaken up the Bronx, moving a number of precinct commanders around or out of the borough, while swinging new ones in from Manhattan. Read more….

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Throggs Neck

Empire State Building shooting victim speaks exclusively to The Bronx Times Reporter

Alberto Ramos never felt the bullet go in. The Throggs Neck local just kept running after the shots rang out at the Empire State Building shooting on Friday, August 23. Read more….
Throggs Neck

Ring 10 fundraiser at Marina a success

Charity for former boxers fallen on difficult times can be a beautiful thing. Read more….

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Kingsbridge Heights

Kingsbridge Armory ice rink opponents frosty over bid

A competing development group is calling Borough President Ruben Diaz’s open support for an ice rink at the Kingsbridge Armory premature. Read more….
Pelham Parkway

Pelham Parkway construction halts Clesse Run

Better shelve those running shoes. The ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 Thomas Clesse Memorial Run will have to wait for next year. Read more….

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Belmont

‘Frankie Coffeecake’ and memories of shooting ‘A Bronx Tale’

There was Sally Slick, Phil the Peddler, Eddie Mush, JoJo the Whale, Jimmy Whispers, Tony Toupee and Crazy Mario. Read more….
Norwood

Tracey Tower tenants fight rent hike with law suit

Tracey Towers tenants secured a temporary restraining order agains a whoping 65 percent rent increase after taking their pleas to court. Read more….

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