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Bronx Times Reporter

Sanitation enforcement causes concern in Allerton area

After concerns about neighbors leaving garbage in front of other people’s homes and businesses, Beth Abraham Health Services’ small property division and the Allerton Business and Community Association say they have had enough. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Year-end honors for young leaders in 49th

The 49th Precinct Explorers held their first annual awards dinner on Wednesday, May 14, attended by parents, friends and community leaders, honoring the young leaders for their community service. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Veteran museum collection grows; seeks new space

As the Bronx’ unique veteran’s historical hot spot continues to grow, the search remains for a new site for the borough’s unofficial military museum. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Fire engulfs former Rhodes site on City Island

The site of a former bar and grill that was a staple in the community for over 15 years, as well as a local pizzeria, was recently engulfed in flames as firefighters fought desperately to save the two storefronts. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein asks for a gas tax rebate

With 2.2 million New Yorkers traveling by car this weekend, about 360,000 fewer than last year according to the AAA, and New York gas prices averaging over $4.10 a gallon, Senator Jeff Klein and Senator Eric Adams announced legislation to suspend the tolls on bridges and tunnels in and around New York City and on the Tappan Zee Bridge during major holidays and holiday weekends in order to ease traffic congestion and help drivers save on tolls and gas. In addition, the senators proposed a gas tax rebate based on income with savings up to $200 for middle and working class families. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

WLCA keeps urban scrawl off mailboxes

With graffiti on the rise all over the Bronx, residents of the Waterbury-LaSalle area have decided to take matters into their own hands to make sure their neighborhood remains as clean as  possible. Read more…
Crime

Man convicted of robbing, murdering drug dealer

On Tuesday, May 13, District Attorney Robert T. Johnson convicted a 46-year-old criminal for the murder of a 42-year-old local drug dealer. Read more…
Borough-wide

Students, staff, alumni bid Evander farewell

Over 500 alumni and staff converged onto Villa Barone Manor on Sunday, May 18, to bid a fond farewell to Evander High School, as they know it. Read more…
Borough-wide

Popular bakery up and running after fire

A popular local bakery, which supplies Italian and French bread to supermarkets and delis all over the area, is back up and running after a fire threatened the business. Read more…
Borough-wide

Man dies in quest of dream

A local Bronx man’s energetic spirit died at 2:35 a.m., Thursday, May 13, when a freak car crash claimed his life. Read more…
Crime

Police Blotter

40th PCT. Read more…
Crime

Bronx man arrested for creating fake SS numbers

A Bronx man has been arrested for creating fake social security numbers and using them to file false claims for state tax refund checks. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New civic group forms on Square

A new civic group in the Westchester Square neighborhood is hoping to join the fight to improve the area’s quality of life.  Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Apartment building to have duplexes

The changing landscape of a stretch of Bruckner Boulevard in Pelham Bay has residents wondering what the project’s total impact will be to the neighborhood. Read more…
Borough-wide

Clinton survives early deficit

The Lady Governors kept their hopes alive in the PSAL girls’ softball tournament last week with a come-from-behind 9-3 victory over Abraham Lincoln High School.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Loss to Moore Catholic ends Preston’s run

Moore Catholic’s 8-1 win over Preston High School in the second round of the CHSAA softball playoffs did nothing to erase an amazing Panthers run this season.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Kennedy Knights silence critics

Rumors of Kennedy’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Read more…
Borough-wide

No surprises

With the shocking eliminations of last year’s championship round opponents, the Monroe Eagles and Tottenville Pirates, the field is wide open for the #3 seeded Lehman Lions to take the PSAL A Division baseball championship.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx upsets change baseball playoff landscape

There will indeed be a brand new champion at this year’s PSAL baseball playoff finals on Friday, June 6, at Shea Stadium, as two perennial favorites were ousted in only the second round.  Read more…
Borough-wide

HS softball playoff action

Tottenville 23 – Lehman 0: With several of its players unable to play due to advanced placement exams, Lehman traveled to Staten Island on Thursday, May 22, shorthanded and unable to withstand the hitting onslaught of the Lady Pirates.  Alyssa Corvino struck out 11 Lady Lions and allowed just one hit in five innings of work, as Kaitlyn Flynn slammed a two-run home run off Domenica Regina (5 IP, 20 H, 16 ER) in a hitting clinic that eliminated Lehman from the playoffs.  Clinton is the only team remaining in the A Division playoffs.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronxites enter 31st annual arm wrestling contest

Bronxites, like Pelham Bay’s own Jason Hall, will have an opportunity to test their muscle once more when the New York Arm Wrestling Association hosts its 31st Annual New York City Big Apple Grapple Pro International Arm Wrestling Championship on Sunday, June 22, at the Jacob Javits Center.  Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Vandals deface 9-11 mural

As America prepared to celebrate Memorial Day, one graffiti vandal chose to dishonor the country and its heroes by defacing a mural honoring Bronx firefighter Peter Alexander Bielfeld.  Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Dog takes bite out of crime

A Pelham Gardens woman and her dog took a bite out of crime, aiding the apprehension of a car thief. Read more…
Borough-wide

Pipe Dreams: The Director’s Cut

It might be just me, but I think that…  Read more…
Borough-wide

Knowing the Score

Bob Connolly can sure take a joke.  In last week’s Pipe Dreams, Connolly printed a humorous tale about how a young boy in foster care chose the Yankees over his parents, because as he put it, “The Yankees don’t beat anyone.”  Well, Bob, I have to admit; the Mets don’t beat anyone either...other than the thorough beatings we delivered to the Yankees. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx schools honored by Academics in Motion

There is a difference between an athlete and a student athlete.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Truman HS hosts blood drive

Truman High School continued to set the pace for blood drives that won them the Chairman’s Pacesetter Award and the 2007 Bronx Outstanding Achievement Award for the most blood donated out of all Bronx high schools last year.  Read more…
Borough-wide

New senior housing for Webb Avenue

Dedicated to the well being of our community’s elders, Jewish Home Lifecare is ensuring low-income seniors have more opportunities for affordable housing and health services. Read more…
Borough-wide

Seniors chosen for scholarships

Five seniors at Monsignor Scanlan High School have received word that they have been selected to receive a Scholarship of Academic Excellence. This scholarship is awarded by the New York State Education Department. Read more…
Borough-wide

NSHSS selects Mount senior

The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Mount St. Michael Academy student Richard Jimenez has been selected for membership. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Catharine’s raises awareness of African femicide

St. Catharine Academy has made a world of difference in the lives of the women and children in Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. DRC rape is being used as a weapon of war.  […] Read more…
Borough-wide

Msgr. Scanlan honors students for high achievement

Students from Monsignor Scanlan High School were  honored for their high academic achievement. Sr. Marie O’Donnell, principal, gave certificates to 14 students whose grades place them on the Principal’s List. To achieve this recognition, a student must achieve an average of 95% or higher. Those honored were seniors Emmelie DeLaCruz, Aman Eyasu, Michael Colon, and Brian Cabrera; juniors Marwcos Davila, Stephanie Huezo, Alexis Solorzano and Stephanie Grant; sophomores Carlos Perez and Joshua Lopez and freshmen Juanita Pacheco, Sik Wong Leah Rodriguez and Lisette Nunez. Read more…
Borough-wide

Spellman inducts 32 into National Honor Society

Thirty two students from Cardinal Spellman High School were inducted on April 24 into the Sequere Deum Chapter of the National Honor Society. Rev. Francis Principe, director of Spiritual Activities, began the ceremony with a prayer, and Neil McCarthy Ph.D., Principal of the school, welcomed those in attendance. Dr. McCarthy praised the students for their “incredible God given talent, used academically, to become outstanding Christian individuals.” Ms. Trudy Keane, moderator of the NHS for twenty years, pointed out that the select group “has shown superior leadership skills.” Read more…
Borough-wide

Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Read more…
Borough-wide

Rock on the Bronx

ITEM: Things are heating up for local music this summer. When you think about it, local bands and singer/songwriters are still the best value for your entertainment dollar in this day of rising gas, food and movie prices. There are certain places that are starting to catch on as the place to be for bands. Dudley’s in New Rochelle has been around for a long time and still hosts some of the better rock cover bands in the Bronx/Westchester scene. It’s on the water and easy to get to. (Right off Shore Road.) The Haunt in Yonkers is quite possibly this generation’s answer to The Rising Sun. The place features a great sound system, two huge bars, massive stage and local and National acts. Read more…
Borough-wide

Shoppers rally to save Key Food

On Thursday, May 22 residents of Soundview and elected officials from around the borough rallied at Bruckner Plaza to protest the possible eviction of their local Key Food supermarket. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Parks commish opens gate talk

At a contentious meeting of the Spencer Estate Civic Association on May 21, residents expressed their anger to Bronx Parks Commissioner Hector Aponte over a proposed public access gate to a proposed waterfront promenade in Pelham Bay Park.  Read more…
Arts

P.S. 83’s Rockin’ Bulldogs to open for Roberta Flack

For the students at P.S. 83, music has changed their lives. Read more…
Business

Bronx corp. offers green waste management alternative

A Bronx company is betting heavily on the green revolution, manufacturing and distributing eco-friendly products promising to reduce the wasteful burning of fossil fuels.  Read more…
Opinion

Do You Remember

There is something about buried treasure that sparks everyone’s imagination.  Perhaps that’s why my last column on Dutch Schultz resulted in so many inquiries.  Everyone responding wanted more information about his buried treasure.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Scanlan awards scholarships

On Friday, April 25, the administration, faculty and students of Monsignor Scanlan High School gathered for this year’s Leadership Assembly. Read more…
Borough-wide

Graduates return for Career Day

On April 22, the sophomore class of Monsignor Scanlan High School attended the school’s annual Career Day presentations. Read more…
Borough-wide

Mt. St. Michael rededicates Vietnam-era memorial

Mount St. Michael held a rededication ceremony for its Vietnam Memorial flagpole, adding six names to the list of alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s longest conflict. Read more…
Borough-wide

Jonathan Levin teacher wins cable-TV award

Don Cerrone, a teacher at Jonathan Levin High School, will be honored with a prestigious Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award for creating and implementing innovative ways to educate students and for making substantial contributions to learning in the Bronx. Read more…
Borough-wide

Charter School for Better Learning celebrates 5th

The Bronx Charter School for Better Learning celebrated its fifth anniversary recently with representatives from the offices of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr., and Councilwoman Annabel Palma, and James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence. Read more…
Borough-wide

Crowley honored at Hispanic college forum

Congressman Joseph Crowley was celebrated at the 2008 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Capitol Forum for his Congressional work to boost math and science programs for Hispanic-serving colleges and universities in New York and across the nation. Read more…
Borough-wide

Truman pool renovations long overdue: Benedetto

The Truman High School pool has been dry for 13 years, and Co-op City won’t stand for it any longer.  Read more…
Borough-wide

CB 10 requests curb cuts for City Island project

In a decision to put people over profits, Community Board 10 sent an advisory statement to the Department of Design and Construction, asking that a summer moratorium on construction be lifted so new curb cuts and sidewalks can be put into place in the vicinity of Pilot Street and City Island Avenue. Read more…
Borough-wide

Beached boats continue to burden waterfront nabes

Waterfront communities may soon find relief to remove the eyesores of abandoned and dilapidated boats that line the Bronx shoreline. Read more…
Borough-wide

Grant funds HIV research

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $8.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The renewal grant will fund the Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for the College, that together conduct some of the most important, fundamental research contributing to our understanding of how HIV infection causes AIDS, as well as develop and provide innovative treatment and support programs for patients. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bon Secours appoints VP

James T. Higgins, chief executive officer of Bon Secours New York Health System, announces the appointment of Louis L. Harris, DPT, as executive vice president of Bon Secours New York and as administrator of Schervier Nursing Care Center. In this role,. Harris works on strategic direction, long term care, short term rehabilitation, senior housing, home health care and community services. Read more…
Borough-wide

BP Carrion demands DOE increase physical education

Currently, more than 4,000 Bronx students, in at least 10 schools, don’t have physical education programs – a statistic Borough President Adolfo Carrion demanded change through the release of a shocking new report. Read more…
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Lehman welcomes home UN staffers from 1946

A memorial grove honoring workers of the United Nations, which took up residence on the campus of Lehman College from March to August 1946, was given a new lease on life at a rededication ceremony on Wednesday, May 21. Read more…
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Vandals deface 9-11 Mural

As America prepared to celebrate Memorial Day, one graffiti vandal chose to dishonor the country and its heroes by defacing a mural honoring Bronx firefighter Peter Alexander Bielfeld.  Read more…
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