Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009


Mt. St. Michael counts on Acquah

Gary Acquah knows exactly what the majority of his Mount St. Michael teammates are going through. The three-year varsity player understands what the transition to a major role on the is like and that there are growing pains you go through and learn from. Read more…

Putting Lehman back on the map

The Lehman football team was in disarray at the beginning of last season. Read more…

St. Raymond’s loses three top players

St. Raymond’s basketball coach Oliver Antigua is excited about his team this year, the senior-laden backcourt, Arizona-bound rising junior Sidiki Johnson, and budding sophomore stars Nkereuwem Okoro and Daniel Dingle. Read more…

Pair of brothers could lead Columbus to a win

David Diaz has a rather simple answer why his Christopher Columbus football team has struggled the past two years. The Blue Steel have gone a combined 0-18 and haven’t won a game since Nov. 11, 2006, a first-round playoff victory against Lincoln. Read more…

St. Ray’s forward dominates

Sidiki Johnson watched the Boost Mobile Elite 24 all-American game Friday night at Gauchos Gym very intently. It was a contest that the St. Raymond rising junior thought he should be playing in. Read more…
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Lot owner cleans site after molesting

A local property owner has done the right thing by cleaning an overgrown lot on the corner of Revere Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard after a woman who lives nearby was accosted by someone hiding behind the weeds. Read more…
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Ann Sauro passes away

Ann Sauro, who helped organize the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and sat on the 45th Precinct Community Council, passed away at the age of 82 on August 20. Read more…
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Teens flock to TN Library for summer read

Quincy Tyler detested books until he met librarian trainee Vershell Wigfall. Tyler, 15, is a New York Public Library Summer Reading participant at the Throggs Neck Library. Wigfall suggested that he read Monster by Walter Dean Myers. That was all it took. Read more…
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A-Rod, Yankees honored at Bronx Chamber event

Alex Rodriguez and two fellow Yankees took time out of their busy schedules to play ball with Bronx youngsters. Read more…
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Birds of Prey flying show at Bronx Zoo

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show, September 12, 13, 19, 20, and 26 and 27. Read more…
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Labor Day at Wave Hill



40th PCT. Read more…

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Intern grows his talents at community garden

Helping to sow the seeds for a greener future, one Bronx student participated in a summer internship with City Parks Foundation. Read more…

Seabrook endorses Liu

Councilman Larry Seabrook tossed city comptroller candidate John Liu an unexpected endorsement on Wednesday, August 19 in Co-op City. Read more…

U.S. Bank employees finish Habitat units

When formally homeless families move into 715 Fox Street, they will move into a building that is LEED-Certified green – built with eco-friendly materials – with its very own green roof. They also will move into a building that is partially built by volunteers from U.S. Bank. Read more…

BP Diaz wants a raise

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Councilwoman Maria Baez joined union boss Stuart Appelbaum beside the Kingsbridge Armory on Wednesday, August 26, to demand living wages and union neutrality at the 575,000 square foot landmark. Read more…

September events at Bartow-Pell

On Friday, September 4, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: start the Labor Day weekend with an evening of culture and fun. Tour the Bartow-Pell Mansion, preview an exhibition of exquisite, early 19th-century botanical illustrations from the museum’s library collection, and enjoy classical music for flute and harp, plus light refreshments. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from Pelham Bay Park’s #6 subway station to Bartow-Pell to City Island. Read more…

Wind power in Melrose

When developer Les Bluestone last visited El Tona in Melrose, an older woman from the community asked about the propeller blades fitted like gargoyles to the new apartment building. Had Bluestone added the blades to set a breeze down sweltering E. 156th Street? Read more…

Claremont personality immortalized

Those who knew Rachel Spivey describe her as a person that could bring out the best in people through a larger-than-life personality. She helped grow the Claremont Neighborhood Center. Now, she will forever be immortalized with a street named in her honor. Read more…

Business group plans honors

The Bronx Business Alliance will hold its first annual awards dinner at Pelham Split-Rock Golf Course on Thursday, September 17. Read more…

Moishy’s Bakery and Cafe reopens on Lydig Avenue

Bronxites will challah with joy over the reopening of the only truly kosher establishment in the Bronx outside of Riverdale. Read more…

T-Mobile proposes 25-foot cell tower on CI

T-Mobile is forcing people to ‘stick together’ whether they want to or not. City Island folds are organizing against the installation of a cell phone tower that would soar 56 feet about the street. Read more…

Two Bronxites charged in $1.3 million scam

On Wednesday, August 26, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announced that Pelham Gardens resident Mario Tolisano, along with Celestino Orta, had been charged for being involved in an alleged scam that allegedly conned three individuals out of more than $1.3 million. Read more…

Attorney to help ousted homeowner

A life-long resident of Throggs Neck who was found wandering the streets after either being kicked out of or leaving her home is getting the medial treatment she needs. Read more…

Grocer’s gift cards help needy

The First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck and Super Foodtown have teamed up to help out local families who may be going through tough economic times. Read more…

Round 2 on Astor Ave. facility

The residents of Astor Avenue are preparing for round two, as notorious developer Les Lerner attempts to once again introduce a medical facility into the area. Read more…

Bronx Times/BronxNet sponsor Council debates

City Council contenders traded blows and complements at the inaugural Bronx Times / BRONXNET series The Candidates Debate, taped on Wednesday, August 26 at Lehman College for BRONXNET and the Community Newspaper Group. Read more…

Homeless housing free-for-all

More information has come to light surrounding the opening of a homeless shelter in Zerega that left both residents and elected officials in the dark as to the plans of the Department of Homeless Services to house 38 needy families. Read more…

Big box on the Pelham Parkway

Work crews will be visible by October at the construction site of the box-like 911 Call Center near Pelham Parkway and Hutchinson River Parkway, with full-scale groundbreaking likely in March or April of next year. Read more…

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