Friday, Sept. 5, 2008


Medal count; sweet treats

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Wide world of weird

It’s about 5 a.m. on a Friday morning and I am awake, still suffering from an overdose of the Olympics. I still have hours and hours of coverage yet to be seen on my DVR and I am slowly making my way through it as I write. I still haven’t seen the final day in Beijing, China, so no one tell me how it all ends. Read more…

City Divas continue diamond success

You won’t see Mariah Carey sliding into home plate, but one group of divas knows how to get down and dirty to get the job done and for the past 11 years, that’s exactly what the City Divas softball league has been doing, winning three championships this year alone. Read more…

Truman Mustangs look to overcome sophomore jinx

After a successful 6-3 record during their first year in the Championship/Bowl Division, the Truman Mustangs come into the 08/09 season, looking to overcome a sophomore jinx and prove to the league that last year was not a fluke. Read more…

PSAL Football Previews

After a difficult year that saw Clinton High School end the PSAL football season with a 2-7 record, the Governors are back with one goal in mind. Read more…
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Vacca rails against Holland Ave SRO

Councilman Jimmy Vacca has got a bone to pick with property owners in the lower Morris Park area who are converting their one- and two-family homes into Single Room Occupancy dwellings. Read more…
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Graffiti on rise in Pel. Bay W. Sq., Zerega

With graffiti vandals able to climb and scale tall structures to find out of the way, yet visible places, to spray urban scrawl, community leaders are scratching their heads as to what to do next in the war against blight. Read more…
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MP Library’s 2nd Anniversary: record usage

The doors continuously streamed with people as community leaders, members, library officials and staff gathered on Wednesday, August 27, at the Morris Park Branch Library to celebrate its second year anniversary. Read more…
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Memorial march to mark anniversary of drunk-driving death

Remembering a lost loved one, family and friends will gather at Pelham Parkway South, between Barnes and Wallace avenues, on Saturday, September 20, at 11 a.m. for a memorial march in honor of drunken driving victim Ian Dawson. Read more…
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Verizon union rallies for Square facility

On Wednesday, September 10, angry Verizon workers will join together in opposition of the proposed sale of the 60,000 square foot facility in Westchester Square. Read more…
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Drunk driver destroys fence, wrecks 2 cars

A startling drunk-driving crash destroyed a canopied fence and concrete barrier of a Waterbury-LaSalle home, and stopped just short of a porch where it’s residents usually enjoy the summer weather. Read more…
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St. Paul Avenue traffic-flow controversy revs up

In what is becoming an ongoing saga, residents of St. Paul Avenue and the surrounding blocks are still fighting over what was a change in direction for the street over two years ago. Read more…

The Wicked Wolf will satisfy neighbors’ cravings

Named after some of Ireland’s most popular pubs, The Wicked Wolf is ready to tame the neighborhood’s wildest appetites. Read more…

Bakery’s online business “Takes the Cake”

New options in an unexpected venue – Mrs. Lee’s “Takes the Cake” Bakery now offers healthy sweets at the touch of a button. Read more…

Dog-fight defendants to court

Seven men collared in a dog fight ring in June are headed to court, with animal lovers vowing to fight to make sure that swift justice follows all who dare to break the law by hosting or participating in dog fights. Read more…

Morris Mesa Playground opens

After over a year of construction and close to $800,000 in donations, the highly anticipated Morris Mesa Playground finally opened to the public on Wednesday, August 6. Read more…

Park renovation spruces up S. Bronx neighborhood

Sounds of laughing children proved a promising future for the newly remodeled Mullaly Park as community members and elected officials cut its ribbon on Friday, August 22. Read more…

Students learn filmmaking

The next Martin Scorsese may be located right in the Bronx, among a group of teens who took their summer off from school as an opportunity to learn filmmaking. Read more…

City’s student failure plan is criticized

Local residents feel the Department of Education has little hope for students throughout the northwest Bronx. Read more…

Bon Secours adds parking lot

Bon Secours New York Health System, on the nine-acre campus that encompasses Schervier Nursing Care Center, the independent-living Schervier Apartments and several other buildings, is creating a parking lot on its property to help relieve some of the parking congestion in the Riverdale area around Schervier, since parking is at such a premium in this area. Read more…

BCC student to play role in Olympic’s ad

Admiration turned to dedication when one local athlete ran beside his role model during the recent filming of an Olympic commercial in Athens, Greece. Read more…

Parks cuts ribbon on West Bronx ball field

The New York Yankees are not the only ones getting a new ball field in the Bronx. Read more…

‘Hero-of-her-household’ shares story

A surprising visit to the principal’s office recently made one Hunts Point second grader an online inspiration. Read more…

Harrington Talents’ TV pilot enters festival

An exciting new pilot episode, derived in the Bronx, based on the realities of an imperfect society will have the chance to compete against 36 other selections in the Independent Pilot Competition. Read more…

Bronx rapper continues lyrical climb

Fred The Godson keeps it real. Read more…

Niagara Falls drowning victim burial held

After a desperate week-long search, the body of a Bronx girl who fell into the Niagara River during a day-trip with a Polish Catholic summer camp, was finally discovered. Read more…

Bronx elected officials support Civil Court candidate

Bronx elected officials including Assembly members Aurelia Green, Michael Benjamin, Michael Benedetto, Ruben Diaz, Jr., Jeffrey Dinowitz, and Carl Heastie, Senators Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr., Eric Schneiderman, and Ruth Hassell-Thompson formally endorsed Elizabeth Taylor for Civil Court Judge on the steps of the Bronx Court House. Read more…

Monte mentors next generation

For students of the Bronx looking to break into the health care profession with little resources or guidance, Montefiore offered a place for them to turn. Read more…

Bronx leads in gay couple families

Staff at the Bronx Community Pride Center are still scraping their jaws off the ground after hearing the news – the Bronx has more same-sex couples raising children than any other borough. Read more…

NYPD Explorers are best suited for winter

The City’s youngest police aspirants now march in style thanks to a generous sponsorship from their law enforcement chairman. Read more…

FedEx’ Bronx fleet goes hybrid-electric

With the recent addition of 45 hybrid-electric trucks to their delivery fleet, FedEx Express is driving green in the Bronx. Read more…

60-day notice needed before senior center closing: Vacca

A large portion of the community may be left with no place to turn as the City threatens to close down and reform many of the much needed senior centers. Read more…

Bronxites prove that quitters do win

Who said quitters don’t win? Read more…

Carrion hosts job fair for Best Buy stores

Despite woeful news about the national economy, another large electronic store chain is betting on the Bronx to deliver in sales, while they deliver a much needed economic stimulus package: jobs for those who need them. Read more…

323 new units

A planed development for the Melrose Commons area has the community buzzing with interest, as yet more investment pours into the south Bronx. Read more…

Authorities fear for student safety

On the brink of a busy school year, local principals are expressing concern over their students’ safety. Read more…

Going sky high

In what is the largest building planned for the Bronx in over 30 years, a behemoth structure to house a back-up 911-call center for New York City is lurking around the corner on a parcel of land that once belonged to Bronx State Psychiatric Hospital. Read more…

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

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