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Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Pipe Dreams: The Director’s Cut

Maybe it's just me, but... Read more…

PB brothers: armed & dangerous

Concentrating brute strength, raw energy and hard discipline, the world’s best arm-wrestlers were conquered by two Bronx residents at the Jacob Javits Center and The Bar Show in a gripping 31st Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Pro Arm Wrestling Championships held Sunday, June 22.  Read more…

Monroe Campus celebrates successful season

Due to delays beyond their control, the James Monroe Campus finally held its end-of-the-year sports awards banquet on Wednesday, June 24, honoring the best and brightest players from the various teams in the PSAL.  Read more…

Knowing the Score

Before I get into the world of sports, I would like to wish a fond farewell to Adam Bermudez, who leaves the Bronx Times Reporter for Assemblyman Michael Benjamin’s office this week.  We, at the paper, wish him the best of luck.  Hey Adam, keep that old school Hip Hop flavor alive.  Read more…

Rugby takes 4 teens overseas

Four Bronx teens will celebrate Fourth of July on an airplane as they leave to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Karma night club owner pleads ‘not guilty’

As the dust has settled a few weeks after a recent shooting at the Karma nightclub at 1907 White Plains Road in Morris Park, community members have stepped forwards again with concerns about why the club has not yet been shut down.  Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Nightmare put to rest in Zerega

One Zerega resident is sleeping more soundly after an abandoned home harboring vandals was cleaned up and secured on Friday, June 27. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Star of Sea Cadets

The Star Of The Sea - Sea Cadet Corps held their 54th Annual Military Review and Promotion Exercise at St. Frances de Chantal school on Saturday, June 21. The event featured performances from the Vanguard Trick Drill Team under the command of 2nd Lt. Jose Zavala, and the Phantom Regiment Infantry Drill Team under the command of Col. Joseph Ronda. Also featured in the event were two drill competitions for the junior and senior cadets. The members worked hard throughout the year and were presented with various awards. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Throggs Neck Merchant Association

Fourth of July is here this week!  Kids are finished with school and the vacation you’ve been planning for is just around the corner.    Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Is it me or do you also find that everyone you speak to is either on blood pressure or cholesterol medication?  It seems that acceptable numbers for both conditions are getting lower and lower and I’m beginning to think that it’s being driven by pharmaceutical companies and not science! Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Korony American Post 253

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Bronx Times Reporter

Community Board10

Community Board10 has learned that a group home has been proposed for a property located at 2992 Lawton Avenue in Throggs Neck.  The sponsors of the home are the Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics, and they plan to house 3 to 8 developmentally disabled adults at the property. The board has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Ft. Schuyler House, located at 3077 Cross Bronx Expressway.  The board’s next article will report on the proceedings of this meeting. Read more…

Rock on the Bronx

ITEM: The Haunt at 320 Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers NY is now thee place to be for local original hard rock. This column is still the only consistent place for local rock news. That being said, The Haunt […] Read more…

Urban Starzz opening promises Soho-style uptown

New York Knicks legend John Starks and deputy borough president Earl Brown helped to celebrate the grand opening of Urban Starzz, which promises new concepts in clothing, hair care, and body art for the Bronx. Read more…

HPEDC forum addresses business opportunities

In what was in some cases a lifesaver for several small businesses, and an opportunity to expand for others, the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation held a seminar to help companies find tax incentives to stay afloat and grow. Read more…

World Vision expands storehouse

World Vision’s Bronx Storehouse has moved to a new location at 885 E. 138th Street from nearby E. 136th Street, enabling better service to nonprofit organizations in the borough that benefit from its aid. Read more…

St. Anthony’s Parish celebrates 100th year

St. Anthony’s Parish on Commonwealth Avenue in Parkchester near the border of Van Nest and West Farms celebrated its 100-year anniversary, bringing together current parishioners and the school community together with those who have moved on away from the area. Read more…

The Point honored for dedication

The Point, an acclaimed community organization in Hunts Point, was honored on June 11 at the Municipal Art Society as a NYC Place that Matters.  Read more…

Koppell’s graffiti contractor cleans 40 marred sites

In response to complaints about an increase in graffiti in the area, Councilman Oliver Koppell launched an anti-graffiti program in his district over a year ago, utilizing funds from his discretionary Council allotment. The program, which uses the services of CitySolve, a graffiti cleaning company with a good track record, is targeted primarily at residential property and street steps.  Read more…

Graffiti battle on rise

In an effort to clean up their neighborhood and spread awareness, the American Eagle Force Cadet Unit recently began Bedford Against Graffiti, the first in a series of community-wide anti-graffiti initiatives. Read more…

Do You Remember

It is amazing how many readers told me that they were unaware that the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. was crafted right here in the Bronx by the Piccirilli family.  It got me thinking about some of the other important historical sites and works of art created in our borough.  Did you know, for instance, that the dome of the Capitol Building in Washington, D. C. was also made here in the Bronx?  It was crafted on Westchester Avenue by the Janes and Kirtland Foundry which was located between Brook and St. Ann’s Avenues just opposite the railroad freight yards.  Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Hard Rock Cafe planned for Yankee Stadium

As the new Yankee stadium rises next to the house that Ruth built and Reggie maintained, it seems like the straw that stirs the drink at the new facility will be found at the Hard Rock Café. Read more…

South Bronx charter school beats the odds

A high performing South Bronx charter school has again beat the odds, boasting some of the highest scores on standardized testing in the city.  Read more…

Battaglia’s to the rescue

With Met Supermarket upsetting Pelham Gardens residents by closing up shop to make room for a Walgreens drug store, one good neighbor is stepping up to help fill the void.  Read more…
Schneps Community News Group

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