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Sunday, March 8, 2009


Spellman stops Williams but Bishop Ford wins

His team’s loss to St. John Villa in the CHSAA Class A Archdiocesan semifinals was still haunting Tom Cavanagh two days later. The coach still had a hard time wrapping his brain around Notre Dame Academy’s 9-of-48 clip from inside the paint area. Read more…

Mount goes zone; cruises past LaSalle

After battling through a second-round win against a Regis team that plays a stingy man-to-man defense on Tuesday, Mount St. Michael coach Tom Fraher saw something on the LaSalle Academy scouting report that caused his eyes to widen. Read more…

Scanlan heads to CHSAA Class B playoffs

Frank Iurilli has a lot to be happy about, the biggest being that the Monsignor Scanlan boys’ basketball season has been extended after a come-from-behind, 81-69 victory against Monsignor Farrell in a CHSAA Class B intersectional quarterfinal game played at Fordham Prep Friday night. Read more…

Zodiacs win 11 golds at Long Island run

The Zodiacs continue to be blessed. On Saturday, February 14, they went to the USATF Long Island Championship and won 11 gold (1st place) medals, 12 silver (2nd place) medals, 9 bronze (3rd place) medals and had many athletes come in 4th and 5th place. Read more…

St. Ray’s in uplifting loss

If an entire season could be encapsulated in 32 minutes of basketball, this was it for the St. Raymond’s boys’ basketball team. Periods of highs, moments of lows, reasons for optimism followed by the harsh thud of reality. Read more…

With stars on bench, Lehman advances

Bayside held a 56-55 lead with 2:07 to go in the PSAL Class AA outbracket game. Center Armand (Big Baby) Thomas had fouled out. Leading scorer Aaron Barnes was on the bench in street clothes after tearing his meniscus. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronxites challenge Empire State’s steps

Two native Bronxites made their borough proud as they competed in the 2009 New York Road Runners 32nd Annual Empire State Building Run-Up. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Columbus’ first high school PAL

Christopher Columbus High School has become the first high school in the Bronx to offer a Police Athletic League after-school program. The new program was christened with the help of 49th Precinct Youth Officer Chris Traumer. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Harsher graffiti penalties asked

During the 49th Precinct Community Council meeting, residents and community organizations alike agreed that graffiti has become a predominant issue affecting the quality of life. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Yankees honor outstanding CB 11 youth

Five extraordinary teens in Community Board 11 were acknowledged for their dedication and service to the community with the 2009 New York Yankee Youth Leadership Awards and $ 500 scholarship. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Country Club promised new drains and curbs in 4 years

Country Clubbers between Waterbury, Fairfax and Layton avenues will get new drains and curbs soon. Perhaps not soon enough. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Wave Hill prepares for springtime

As the wind begins to blow, so does the excitement Wave Hill feel as spring approaches! Nourish heart and soul with a walk through Glyndor Gallery, a tour of the gardens and a mug of cocoa -- or a light lunch -- in the Cafe. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx Zoo launches party to celebrate Mother Earth

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo will be the place to visit this April, when a party for the planet launches with a host of Earth Month event activities. Spring is the time to think green and plan a zoo trip April 4 to 5, 6 to 19, and the weekend of April 24 and 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Plus the first annual Run for the Wild to support the United Nations “Year of the Gorilla” is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Survey captures artists

Days before Barack Obama announced Adolfo Carrion Jr.’s appointment to White House Director of Urban Affairs, the borough president launched a survey of artists in the Bronx. Read more…


40th PCT. Read more…

I.S. 125 raises funds to fight cancer

Doing their part to help others, the students of I.S. 125 have raised money for breast cancer awareness and prevention. Read more…

Streets belong to CAB outreach team

For many New Yorkers, 2008 was a nightmare. Layoffs. Budget cuts. Fare hikes. Foreclosures. Read more…

Murder linked to graffiti

On Monday, February 23, a pack of teenagers rolled down Gerard Avenue, two blocks off the Grand Concourse. One shot 15-year old Ruben Redman in the head. Redman died. Read more…

Mount Eden’s ‘guardian angel’ targets graffiti

Five years ago, Sidney Flores needed money. Five years ago, Mount Eden needed a facelift. So Flores made God a promise. Read more…

Mayor, DCA launch $aveNYC savings program

After a successful pilot program, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Community Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz came to the Bronx to announce the launch of $aveNYC Accounts, a city-backed savings account encouraging New Yorkers of modest means to save part of their tax refunds. Read more…

Students get environmental lesson

More than 50 students at the Leadership Institute High School, 1701 Fulton Avenue, were treated to a lesson in environmental history and energy policy from a legendary figure in the global environmental movement on February 13. Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace and chairman of Greenspirit Strategies spoke with students about the challenges facing our natural environment and how they can forge a new, sustainable future. Students participating in the special assembly were from the school’s chapter of the Council for Unity. Read more…

Parents oppose school

Principal William Frackelton is eager to serve the families of southern Soundview. Trouble is, the families of northern Soundview may resent it. Read more…

DOE authorizes new charter schools for Bronx

On Tuesday, February 10, Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein announced that three new charters school would open in the Bronx this year. Read more…

leaping lemurs at the bronx zoo

With everything in the world turned upside down these days, it’s a bit comforting to know that in some parts of the animal kingdom, there is joy and friendship. Meet Vera, a brown-collared lemur, and her friend, ring-tailed lemur Katrina, who take turns grooming each other at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo Madagascar! exhibit. Both species are from the exotic African island of Madagascar and can be seen daily inside the zoo’s new permanent Madagascar! exhibit along with other members of their family. Read more…

At 17, young scientist to represent borough

Mishal Rahman understands shear stress and melanoma migration. Mishal Rahman considers himself a citizen of the world. Mishal Rahman likes to knit and bake cakes. Mishal Rahman is only 17. Read more…

Patrol symbol sealed

With the help of Senator Jeff Klein, the Morris Park Community Association has a new insignia for their civilian patrol. Read more…

CB 10 meets the challenge

All signs point to economic recession. But Community Board 10 intends to meet that challenge head on. The board voted unanimously to create a brand new economic development committee on Thursday, February 19. Read more…

Bon Secours kicks off organic community garden

Bon Secours New York Health System kicked off its organic Community Garden on Riverdale’s Schervier Nursing Care Center grounds in October, 2006, as a collaborative project for nursing home residents, neighborhood seniors, community kitchens, disadvantaged young adults and developmentally disabled teens. Horticultural Therapist Patricia Leo has been the garden coordinator since its inception. Read more…

Vacca, City Island pledge more protests

Councilman Jimmy Vacca and City Island residents are mounting a fight against the closure of their ladder company on July 1. Read more…

Westchester Square drug rehab center on the move

The Daytop Village Facility ambulatory care site at 16 Westchester Square will soon be shutting its doors and moving its services to 2614 Halperin Avenue, just three blocks away. Read more…

Pelham Bay triangle needs greenery

At the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Hobart Avenue, just north of the el, is the Michael Crescenzo Triangle, named for the “Mayor of Pelham Bay.” A crooked green sign. Sloped asphalt. A crumbling curb. Read more…

Award-winning diner celebrates its 25th year

Residents of the Bronx will have a special treat as the Pelham Bay Diner celebrates its 25th anniversary. Read more…

Kids learn the secret of vanilla beans

During Chocolate and Vanilla Adventures in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, children learn the plant origins of two sweet treats. This interactive program is a family favorite and a wonderful accompaniment to The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern at the New York Botanical Garden. Read more…

Artist’s panels capture ‘Vortex’

A local artist has turned his passion for the Bronx’s busiest intersection into a five-paneled painting on display at the Bronx Museum. Read more…

Weigh to go to drop extra pounds

By Patrick Rocchio Read more…

Angled parking in Pelham Bay

By Patrick Rocchio Read more…

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