Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008


Do You Remember

Labor Day races among the various beach clubs and waterfront communities are an annual event and a great opportunity for youngsters to show off their skills.   The Labor Day competitions in Edgewater Park began circa 1916 and were originally for adults while the children watched from the side-lines.  After World War I the games got tougher as some veterans returned from overseas toughened up by their military service.  About the same time a few foot races were added for the children.  Read more…

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

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DOT fills street “cave in”

A large hole in the Ferry Point community’s main thoroughfare, Brush Avenue, was finally filled by the DOT, ending a racket on a small residential corner caused by large trucks hitting the gorge.  Read more…

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Cousin Vinny shot escorting stripper to bogus party

After a failed attempt to convert his Westchester Square sub shop into a secret strip club led to a suspicious break in at the end of June, Anthony “Cousin Vinny” Agnello’s side job as a striptease business owner put him in the line of fire over the weekend – literally. Read more…
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Square BID effort gets $25G boost

Efforts to create a Business Improvement District in Westchester Square recently received a sizeable shove to success through a $25,000 BID Formation Grant from the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Read more…
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Throggs Neck Houses celebrates new playground

Once an unsafe play space, children of Throggs Neck Houses’ Child Care Center now have a modern facility. Read more…
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Young girl donates her locks

A pair of scissors combined with a youngster’s generous spirit will provide the priceless gift of hope and confidence for ailing youth. Read more…
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Square shoppers put in their two-cents

There were no real surprises as the Westchester Square Merchants Association completed its Needs Assessment Survey necessary to become a Business Improvement District.  Read more…
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14’s principal: fresh ideas, solid success

Though new leadership at P.S. 14 promises fresh ideas for the 2008-2009 school year, the first time principal said he’s going to strive to keep things as they are – solidly successful. Read more…
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Around Town

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Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

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Man charged in rape of 14-year-old

In a disturbing revelation, a 24-year-old is being accused of allegedly raping his 14-year-old Waterbury neighbor. Read more…
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Illegal lot owner receives wake up call: summons

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CI hangout finally secured

It had become a rite of passage for young people to use an empty wooded lot on City Island as a hang out and dumping ground for everything from cars to furniture. Read more…
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Scam security system removed from seniors’ home

When a slick salesperson convinced two elderly Paine Street residents to buy a security system they didn’t need, they all but lost hope that their money and dignity would ever be retrieved. Read more…
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Parking enforcement hits angle-parked vehicles

Car owners parking their vehicles on three streets in Throggs Neck received a rude awakening recently when after 20 years of angled parking, residents say traffic enforcement agents “swooped in like locusts” and ticketed their cars. Read more…
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Harbour Pointe permits may be revoked: DOB

It now appears that Department of Buildings permits for an ambitious development on City Island known as Harbour Pointe may be revoked, as the DOB has confirmed they have sent a letter to the developer, asking him to defend his plans.  Read more…
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Brush Avenue residents demand catch basins

The recent rain storms over the past week have once again brought out residents of the Ferry Point community who are tired of their basements being flooded and are demanding to see action so that such hazards are avoided in the future.  Read more…
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Square Library closed for repairs till Aug. 31

The Westchester Square Library branch is finally getting the attention many longtime residents and elected officials believe it has deserved for some time.  Read more…
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Verizon solidifies intent to sell; leaders on edge

A multi-agency meeting regarding the controversial sale of the Westchester Square Verizon building received mixed reviews after an angered union and anxious politicians gathered on Monday, August 18. Read more…
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DOT acts fast to replace P.S. 14 footbridge

With the end of summer vacation fast approaching, the collapse of the pedestrian bridge linking Country Club to Waterbury-LaSalle could make it difficult for children to get to and from school, leading local elected officials searching for a solution.  Read more…
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Fire-damaged CI eatery secured

After a ravenous fire destroyed much of the interior of the Neptune Inn, a popular City Island eatery, security issues continued to plague the site. Read more…
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Ferry Point Civic Association

I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend this year’s block party. I understand many families had prior plans that could not be broken. This year’s block party was dedicated to John Lesnick, Sr., a longtime Ferry Point resident and Nettie Sohmers, my mother-in-law. Both recently passed away and whose presence was sorely missed. Read more…
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Korony American Legion Post 253

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Pehlam Bay Taxpayers Association

How did one half of St. Paul Avenue accomplish getting the two streets of St. Paul Avenue to go in two different directions? Read more…
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

On August 6 you might have seen an odd group of kids with spiked hair, chains and strange piercings walking through our neighborhood with paint cans and paint brushes.  Bet you thought they were up to no good!  Were you thinking “Oh my God, are they going to paint graffiti right here and in broad daylight?”  Well, it just goes to show you that as the old saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover!” Read more…
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Community Board 10

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Around Town

On a sad note this week, the Bronx Times Reporter family bids farewell to its own Walter Pofeldt. Most of you know Walter as the man behind the lens at all your community events. Needless to say Walter, although we’ll all miss you, we wish you luck and happiness in your future endeavors. Read more…

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Read more…

Bissel Gardens – the root of summer fun

After weeks of sweat equity helped further transform a previous dumping ground into a prosperous community garden, a group of students from the Summer Youth Employment Program bid farewell to Bissel Gardens. Read more…

Despite all odds, Bronx woman establishes outdoor oasis

In 1992, Wakefield resident Theresa Scalera’s Multiple Sclerosis confined her to a wheelchair and she turned a negative situation into a positive for the community. Read more…

Hub buses rerouted for road work

South Bronx mass transit riders are seeing new sites as local bus routes changed to create a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.  Read more…

Grace Dodge’s small learning communities receive $1.25M

Thanks to the United States Department of Education, Grace Dodge High School will receive a $1.25 million grant over the next five years to enhance small learning communities at a large Bronx high school. Read more…

Glass maker benefits from E-Z tax credits

With the manufacturing sector of New York City hemorrhaging jobs for more than a half century, and plants all around the country closing due to increased globalization, when a new manufacturing venture decides to set up shop it does so with little hope for the future; of course having help from Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t hurt.  Read more…

Upgrades for four Bx parks

Four Bronx parks were rededicated as Croton Water Filtration mitigation money, over $200 million worth, continues to flow through the borough. Read more…

Electronics store opens on Gun Hill

In a long awaited opening that promises to revitalize a local shopping center, and hopefully a national electronics store chain, Circuit City opened its first location in the Bronx. Read more…

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