Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

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Burglary arrest in the 49th Pct.

With all the hardships business owners are facing today, burglary should not be one of them. The 49th precinct has made another phenomenal arrest of two individuals breaking into a commercial establishment. Read more…
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49th Precinct makes arrest for possession of a weapon

There is one less gun on the street thanks to the efforts of the 49th Precinct, recently arresting two individuals by the Pelham Parkway Houses. Read more…
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Dedication set to honor Mother Teresa

Residents and persons inspired or touched by the life and work of Mother Teresa are invited this weekend to honor her legacy during the dedication of Mother Teresa Way. Read more…
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BronxNet’s logo search taps youthful imagination

Shouldn’t you have a say in what you watch? Bronx youth are now being given the opportunity to name and design a logo for a BronxNet channel dedicated to youth, created by youth, for youth. Read more…
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Sidewalk tree repairs are lagging: Vacca

In 2007, the city embarked on MillionTreesNYC. Its admirable goal: a million new trees planted by 2030. Trees are great for shade and fresh air. Trees are beautiful. Read more…
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AECOM reports cancer relies on disease-fighting cells

The deadliest part of the cancer process, metastasis, appears to rely on help from macrophages, potent immune system cells that usually defend vigorously against disease, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University report. Read more…
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Leipold (Scheuring) earns Teacher of Honor award

Dr. Malissa Ann Leipold, nee Scheuring, assistant professor at Iona College, recently earned Teacher of Honor designation from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor society in Education. As the 19th recipient of the award this year, Leipold joins a small group of remarkable educators who have been recognized with this honor. Read more…
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Jacobi celebrates 2nd WeCOACH graduation

Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital recently celebrated their 2nd WeCOACH Graduation Ceremony on August 6. WeCOACH, which stands for Community Older Adults Care about their Health, is an evidence-based initiative designed to address chronic conditions among seniors over the age of 60 by enrolling them in a six week fitness program. Read more…

Seabrook town hall meeting addresses healthcare

At town hall meetings in Tampa and St. Louis, Georgia and Philadelphia, loud and angry protestors condemned President Barack Obama’s plan for health insurance reform. Not in the Bronx. Read more…

Serrano picks Rice; Nunez remains neutral

Krystal Serrano and Yorman Nunez are to some extent insiders, the former an immigrant advocate and ex-candidate in the 12th Council District, the latter a rising star and ex-candidate in the 14th Council District. So what do Serrano and Nunez think of the candidates who remain? Read more…

Kittay House teens dedicated to seniors

Luz Lara and Matt Gonzalez are a high-powered pair. Lara, 18, has pledged to a business sorority at SUNY Albany; the Kingsbridge-born sophomore is bilingual. Gonzalez, 17, will start at Brandeis University in September; the Morris Park-born history buff won a full-tuition scholarship. Read more…

Friends hold fundraiser for community activist

Bill Pacheco, described by friends as a tireless community activist who took on important issues like education for immigrant children and affordable housing, needs help of his own after years of giving to the community. Read more…

BP highlights summer meals

You don’t need to fill out an application. You don’t need to be enrolled in summer school. You don’t need to bring a parent or guardian along. Read more…

Bodegas stand by Baez; mayor speaks on armory

In June, Councilwoman Maria Baez skipped a Community Board 7 public hearing on the future of the Kingsbridge Armory. In July, the 14th Council District incumbent skipped a CB7 vote. Baez skipped a public hearing hosted by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and a rally led by the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance (KARA). Read more…

Crotona Park tenants up for grabs

The Crotona Park tenants who dumped absentee landlord OCG VII and won court-appointed repairs in February are now afraid that Fannie Mae will sell 806-808 E. 175th Street to another irresponsible firm. Read more…

BP Diaz’ armory meeting

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. allowed the deadline for his recommendation on the future of the Kingsbridge Armory to come and go. Determined to negotiate a community benefits agreement with The Related Companies and armory stakeholders, Diaz Jr. will submit a noncompliant recommendation. Read more…

Score a membership to BJ’s

Big ups to BJ’s Wholesale Club. Modest ups, at least. Read more…

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Klein: V’Nest needs a bank

Will the outcry for a bank in the Van Nest area finally be answered? Read more…
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Zerega shooting

A police investigation is ongoing in Zerega where a young male was killed earlier this month. Read more…
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Vice Unit slams Bobbie’s Cafe Lounge

The Bronx NYPD Vice Unit busted into Bobbie’s on Thursday, August 13 and shuttered the Hone Avenue cafe lounge. Bobbie’s has generated a number of complaints, 49th Precinct Captain John Greeley said. He recently asked the vice unit to step in. Read more…
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Graffiti tags sour prime shopping area

Months ago, Pelham Parkway South Neighborhood Association president Edith Blitzer sounded the alarm. Graffiti on Holland Avenue, Cruger Avenue, Brady Avenue, Maran Place and White Plains Road had exploded. Read more…
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Tall grass an unsightly mess

Grass four to five feet tall at the Bruckner Expressway-Pelham Parkway cloverleaf has presented serious problems for drivers for many years. Read more…
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Red Bulls goalkeeper reps Castle Hill

Call him the Jennifer Lopez of Major League Soccer. New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul, acquired from the Colorado Rapids in June, hails from Lopez’ old neighborhood – Castle Hill. Read more…
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Homeowner told: get rid of  the junk

Neighbors charge a property owner appears to be operating an auto repair business on his premises. Read more…


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Freddy endorses Baez; Ruben picks de Blasio

On Saturday, August 15 the BK got a boost from the BX. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. endorsed Public Advocate candidate Bill de Blasio, a Brooklyn councilman. The two pols met a Soundview street fair to promote de Blasio’s platform: a reformed Civilian Complaint Review Board. Read more…

Tapia endorsed ex-Republican

14th Council District candidate Yudelka Tapia has made opponent Fernando Cabrera’s alleged “outsider” status an issue. Cabrera lived in the Westchester County town of Pelham and was registered as a Republican until 2008. Read more…

Castle Hill retrofit lauded

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at the Castle Hill Houses on Wednesday, August 5 to promote an energy-conscious initiative. Read more…

12th CD update: Ulanga drops out

Co-op City parent Sebastian Ulanga is no longer a candidate in the 12th Council District. Ulanga was on the ballot as of Friday, August 14 but announced that he would cut short his campaign. Read more…

Tenant prez sounds off on 12th CD race

Robert Hall knows Gun Hill Road. The Gun Hill Houses tenant association president and Community Board 12 member is frank and opinionated. Hall recently weighed in on Larry Seabrook and the 12th Council District Democratic primary. Read more…

Benefits draft delivered to Related Cos.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Kingsbridge Armory stakeholders have drafted a community benefits agreement and delivered it to The Related Companies. Diaz Jr. expects to enter negotiations with Related shortly. Read more…

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