February 10, 2012: 2012, Issue 6
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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Beloved coach to retire

After over 40 years of service, Geri Demers is turning in her pom poms. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

New York Fire Department Squad 61 needs votes

FDNY Squad 61, located at 1518 Williamsbridge Road, is sounding its alarm for help. Comments (2).

St. Theresa students want to see more merchants promote ‘smoke free’ enviornment near schools

Dante Natoli and Angelo Salvatico, two 8th grade students from St. Theresa School, who are not concerned with what the “cool thing to do” is, are hoping to lead the way to a smoke free Bronx. Comments (1).

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Westchester Square starts Civic Association

Lou Rocco, a 35 year resident of the Westchester Square neighborhood, has started a Westchester Square Civic Association to bring the neighborhood he loves back to its roots and deal with problems many are facing, but nobody is addressing. Comment.

ECB upholds violations on 1662 White Plains Road Work

Residents at 1662 White Plains Road have found an helpful partner in dealing with a landlord that the claim is performing illegal work in the basement. Comments (5).

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

P.S. 31 principal earns overtime “per session” pay for work she did not perform

Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City school district Richard J. Condon released a report on Wednesday, January 11, which detailed the findings of an investigation concluding that the principal of P.S. 31, Liza Cruz Diaz, left school at the end of her regular Department of Education work day, on a regular basis, but directed secretary Melissa Carey to punch out her per session activity time card several hours later. Comment.

City Island building landmarked

Roberto Soto, a City Island resident for the past 17 years said tells people he is so old, he lives in a museum. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Lincoln Art Exchange barters health treatment

Lincoln Hospital has launched a new program that will allow artists to barter their time and talent for needed health care. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

Vicinitas Hall opens to serve former foster kids

One of the first buildings in the city dedicated mostly to housing young adults who are aging out of the foster care system, as well as young LGBTQ community members, has opened. Comments (1).

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

49 Precinct Community Council honors community leaders

They are the eyes and ears of the community, watching over each neighborhood in the Bronx, and on January 31, Patrol Volunteers, were honored during the 49th Precinct Community Council. Comment.

Cops of the month help 14 people to safety

If it weren’t for two officer’s good instincts and ability to act quickly under pressure, over a dozen people may not be alive today. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

New computers for P.S. 72

P.S. 72 students celebrated the opening of a new computer lab that features the latest Apple computers. Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Morris Park voices A.D. line disapproval

Leaders from Morris Park spoke in unison at a legislative hearing about their concerns on preliminary district lines for the 80th Assembly district in their effort to keep their community intact. Comments (1).

Fresh Direct plans to open new facility on Harlem River Yard lots

A large real estate offering on Bruckner Boulevard between the Third Avenue and Willis Avenue bridges, which was originally thought to be used for more residential development, will now become the new headquarters and operations center for Fresh Direct. Comments (2).

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