Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009


All-City Girls’ Outdoor Track

The stars of the Benjamin Cardozo girls’ track team always seem to be front and center no matter the meet. No one stood out more than sophomore Claudia Francis, who won both Nike national and PSAL titles in the 800 meters. Sophomore Chamique Francis – no relation – won a city and state crown in the 400, running one of the state’s fastest times to do so. Freshman Latisha Philson is already a top hurdler in the state. The Judges again won the PSAL Outdoor title. Read more…

Panthers fall, but enjoy solid Reebok run

The New York Panthers were ousted in the Reebok Summer Championships Open Division quarterfinals in heartbreaking fashion Sunday morning. Read more…

Johnson commits to Arizona State

There was the relationship Sidiki Johnson developed with the Arizona coaches, head man Sean Miller and assistant Emanuel (Book) Richardson, the last two years. The familiarity he had with two of the incoming freshman, former St. Raymond’s teammate Kevin Parrom and neighborhood friend Lamont (Momo) Jones. The campus was beautiful and the atmosphere laid back. Read more…
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40th PCT. Read more…
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Vacca halts illegal demolition

It’s seems like a new house of horrors has arisen in Morris Park. Read more…
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Pearly Gates rehab to begin

The long awaited renovations to Pearly Gates Park are finally set to begin this fall, bringing a needed secure and vibrant park to the Zerega area. Read more…
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TNGSL sets Family Picnic

It’s a day of fun in the sun in Veterans Memorial Park as the girls of the Throggs Neck Girls Softball League gear up for their first annual Family Picnic. Read more…
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Derelict vehicle warehoused on Kennelworth

A black Jeep Cherokee hasn’t budged from Kennelworth Place since February, according to an anxious neighbor. The vehicle has three flat tires and missing headlamps. It is parked between Ampere Avenue and Middletown Road, near Pelham Bay Park. Read more…
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Throggs Neck Merchants strike first blow

Going, going, gone was the theme of this weekends ‘Sidewalk Series,’ as both teams put on an exciting slugfest, sure to have wowed spectators. Read more…
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Federal $$ to zoo for transportation needs

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a comprehensive plan to invest in New York infrastructure on Tuesday, July 28 and included close to $4 million for the Bronx Zoo. If the plan – part of a big-time bill advancing through Congress – is approved, the Bronx Zoo will add secure bicycle storage and an “intelligent traffic system” designed to reduce congestion inside and outside the zoo. Read more…
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New showroom features Monda vinyl windows

Prestige Window, Doors & Cabinets, a fixture in the Bronx business community for 15 years and supplier to both the public and contractors, held a party and ribbon cutting to celebrate the Read more…
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Bank staff: save you $$

Employees of Ridgewood Savings Bank gave personal finance and savings lessons to approximately 3,800 students from 27 public and private junior high schools throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties as part of the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s National Teach Children to Save Program. Read more…
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Lil’ Angels Academy demonstrates fire safety

Kids are told not to play with cigarette lighters and matches, but do they really listen? Read more…
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Bronx House toddler class

The Bronx House Toddler Center is an excellent first step on the road to education, offering children stimulating activities and the opportunity to socialize. Children learn through music, arts and grafts, story time and have an opportunity to play in its well equipped playroom. Each activity is designed to help children work and learn together. Read more…
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Mama Madagascar!

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo is celebrating the birth of five newborns during the first year of its newest exhibit, Madagascar!. Read more…


40th PCT. Read more…

HPEDC hosts forum on healthcare costs

The Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation held its final monthly breakfast before the summer, hosting a panel of speakers from the Bronx’s extensive health care industry. The business community’s response to rising costs was the primary topic Read more…

Called to the challenge

Are you willing to work hard, have fun and take the challenge? Read more…

Parks, Diaz christaen Watson-Gleason’s new field

No more scraping arms and legs against asphalt in the Watson Gleason Playground’s ball field while playing sports! Read more…

Marijuana raid turns deadly

Two men were shot – one fatally – when they burst into a Wakefield home at midnight on Tuesday, July 28. Police found an unknown black male wounded and Nestor Gumbs of Brooklyn, 25, dead at the scene. The men and two others attempted to raid 1704 Bussing Avenue and were fired on by a resident, it was reported. Read more…

First female Puerto Rican lawmaker in New York was role model for others

Former Senator Olga Mendez, who represented parts of the southern part of the Bronx from 1978 through 2004, passed away on July 29. Mendez was the first Puerto Rican woman legislator in New York State. Read more…

W. African gold from the Ivory Coast exhibit features various pieces made by the Lagoons

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, opens a second show this summer drawn from the collections of former Greenwich native Olga Hirshhorn entitled West African Gold from the Ivory Coast: The Olga Hirshhorn Collection, on view from Sat., Aug. 8, through Sun., Nov. 8. Mrs. Hirshhorn married famed art collector Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and together they founded the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in 1974. She started her gold collection in the 1970s, shortly after she met her future husband. Read more…

Merchants need parking back

The city plans to expand Select Bus Service in the Bronx but the Bx12 Select is at the center of yet another controversy. Merchants on E. Fordham road grumbled in 2008 when the Department of Transportation swapped daytime metered parking for a Bx12 Select bus lane. Critics blasted the Bx12 honor-code fare system in May. Read more…

49th makes drug bust in Van Nest

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Another drug bust has occurred in the Van Nest area. Read more…

BP allocates funds for Owen-Dolen

Support for the revitalization of Westchester Square continues to stream in, with the Borough President on board for the upcoming improvements and changes. Read more…

Al Ranieri, community activist and Reformer

Longtime community advocate and attorney who fought many good fights for Spencer Estate passed away last month. He is remembered as a man who enjoyed life – as a thespian, storyteller, and tennis player. Read more…

Pel Bay merchants plan outreach

The Pelham Bay Merchants Association has started a membership outreach to hundreds of small and medium size businesses. The recently installed slate of officers plan to instill into the residents that the fate of the business strip has a direct bearing on the future of the neighborhood. Read more…

TN property owner ordered to stop demo

What are property owners thinking nowadays? Procedure seems to be a thing of the past as more and more are being caught for undergoing unauthorized work. Read more…

Traffic agents hammer shoppers

Business owners in Westchester Square and Pelham Bay are adamant that the ticketing and abuse of power by traffic agents is driving customers away for good. Read more…

Stella D’oro drama fuels cookie sale


Monte, AECOM add 10 years to partnership

Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University announced a new ten-year agreement to continue their existing partnership and strengthen their ties in clinical care, medical research and teaching. The two nationally known medical institutions have been affiliated since 1963 and are committed to expanding their well established and highly successful relationship. Read more…

CNG launches for 2009 races

Local political junkies finally have a place to call their own on the Web. Read more…

Ferry’s wave review

All aboard! The Bronx may be going blue as potential landing sites are studied for a watery commute to Manhattan on the ‘blue highway.’ Read more…

TNLL icon, Bob Jonap, passes away

Its not often that one person can make a significant impact in this world, but all those who met Robert Jonap will attest that he was one in a million. Read more…

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