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Community Board 10

The board’s last column pointed out the need for trucking companies to inform local emergency service providers of the cargo that they are carrying, as they pass through  the New England Thruway and the Cross Bronx Expressway.  Currently, only shipments of nuclear material and explosives are registered.  In a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation, the Board suggested that protocols be established for the registration of all potentially hazardous materials shipped by truck on these roads.  The recent accident on the New England Thruway points out the need for the development of these protocols.    

The Board has been contacted the residents of Miles and Balcom avenues concerning the issue of angle parking. According to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), angle parking is only allowed if there is an official NYC DOT sign stating “Angle Parking Allowed.” The NYC DOT further advises that angle parking is not allowed, even though angle parking lines may exist in the street, unless there is a sign authorizing it.  The rule of thumb is that if no sign exists authorizing angle parking, do not angle park.

There is no angle parking on Miles Avenue, between Davis and Robinson avenues. Additionally, there is no angle parking on Balcom Avenue, from Miles through Schurz avenues.  Angel parking will remain in effect, unchanged, from Miles Avenue to Schurz avenues and signs will be posted.  If anyone has received a ticket for angle parking, when no sign prohibiting it was present, NYC DOT advises that these tickets may be appealed.

School starts for all New York City youngsters on September 2. The Bronx Borough President has issued the “Back to School Fact Sheet” for all parents, with respect to the commencement of the school year, governing the requirements to enter school, documentation issues, inclusive of immunization, transportation to school and instructions for immigrant and foreign students, as well as special education students. The complete text of the fact sheet can be viewed at  Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Borough President’s Director of Education and Youth at (718) 590-3515.

The US Census Bureau is seeking people to serve in management positions to staff their Early Local Census Office (ELCOs) in New York and New Jersey.  Additional information about these jobs can be obtained by writing the U.S. Census Bureau-New York, Program Recruiter, 395 Hudson Street, Ste 800, New York, NY 10014-7451 or by calling (212)584-3400.

The board routinely receives complaints about sanitation issues, and one of the most prolific complaints concern dog walkers, who do not clean up after their canine friends.

It is imperative to the health of community that anyone who has an animal companion, clean up after their friend.  Please remember to do this, it is the law. If you are walking  your dog in any of our parks, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has published a pamphlet entitled Dogs In Parks, A Guide.  Some basic guidelines include keeping your dog on a leash no more than six feet long, except in those areas that have designated as no leash, at the prescribed time.  When your canine friend needs to relieve him or herself, make sure that this activity is not on the grass and clean up after your friend.  Additional guidelines can be obtained by visiting   

The board office is ready to assist you with any problem or concern that you may be having with a Ccity agency.  Our office is opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Our phone number is (718) 892-1161, fax number is (718) 863-6860 and our e-mail is

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