Monday, Jan. 19, 2009


Spellman’s Troi Melton finds zone in win over Preston team

Troi Melton is usually stationed under the basket or in the paint somewhere, but would rather be patrolling the perimeter. Read more…

Kennedy defeats Trenton

John F. Kennedy senior guard Robyn Jenkins had 12 points in the 49-43 win against Trenton Central on Sunday, January 11. Read more…

Acquah lifts Mount over Hayes

As Nigel Mitchell walked the halls of Mount St. Michael Academy Tuesday, it seemed that every player on the school’s football team stopped him with a dire request ahead of the CHSAA Class A league basketball game against rival Cardinal Hayes. Read more…

Johnson and Johnson lift St. Ray’s vs. Xaverian

Xaverian had just taken a 3-point lead on a jumper from the corner by Justin Exum midway through the fourth quarter. St. Raymond’s was desperate for a response and Ravens coach Oliver Antigua knew just where to go. Read more…

McClancy hurts Spellman without Manhertz

Don Kent has seen Chris Manhertz plenty of times over the last two years to formulate an educated opinion on the Cardinal Spellman forward. Read more…
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Congressman Crowley visits Allerton school

The students of P.S. 89 received a special treat on Monday, January 12, as Congressman Joseph Crowley paid a visit to read the students’ letters to President elect Barack Obama, made possible through the Building Educated Leaders for Life program. Read more…
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Father, son bowling duo strike it rich

In a little over eight months, a father and son duo reached a milestone at Van Nest Lanes that few who bowl ever achieve. Read more…
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Deliveryman mugged by truant student

A delivery man from National Restaurant at 129 Westchester Square went home to get the charger for his cell phone, but got more than he bargained for when two thugs, one of whom was a Lehman High School truant, allegedly attacked him in a robbery attempt. Read more…
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Klein spreads cancer awareness

Senator Jeff Klein has again taken the leading role in pushing efforts for cervical cancer awareness and preventatives for all residents of the Bronx. Read more…
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JMC, NCBH to host blood drive

In an effort to support the New York Blood Center and restore our community blood supply, Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital (NCBH) are urging our friends and neighbors to donate blood at either of two blood drives in the upcoming weeks. The first blood drive will be held on January 22 at NCBH, 3424 Kossuth Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second will be held on February 19 at Jacobi Medical Center, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Building #4, in the penthouse from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more…
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Parkchester Chorus moves to First Presbyterian

The Parkchester Chorus, the oldest ecumenical chorus in the Bronx, has moved to the First Presbyterian Church at Throggs Neck on East Tremont Avenue, accessed from Dudley Avenue. Read more…
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CI, Bronx protest Ladder 53 nighttime closing

Days after a fierce early morning blaze gutted a two-story building at City Island Avenue and Schofield Street, hundreds of residents joined local elected officials in a moonlight march on a frigid evening urging Mayor Bloomberg and FDNY commissioner Nicolas Scoppetta to keep Ladder Company 53 open at all times. Read more…
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M.S. 101 walks in merchants’ shoes

Students in an enrichment program at M.S. 101 at 2750 Lafayette Avenue participated in a Merchants Walk, helping them to learn how advertising can help local businesses succeed. Read more…
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Councilman Vacca hosts ‘A Day Out To Work Out’

Councilman Vacca is getting into better shape, and he wants the rest of his district to join him in a quest for better health. Read more…
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Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you tout.  Yes, beans are not only musical but they’re magical and if you eat them, you’ll be touting their benfits! Read more…
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Van Nest Community Association

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Samuel Young Legion Post 620

I’ve gotten a list of Legion events and happenings from Bronx County Commander, Colleen McCarthy. It’s five months long so I’m going to print this on a monthly basis. January 18 is Bingo at the Throgg’s Neck Memorial Post 1456. This begins at 1 p.m. and all proceeds go to Calvary Hospital. January 23 is the Mid-Winter Conference at Albany. That’s it for January. Read more…
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Morris Park Community Association

Brrr.  We’re certainly in the grip of Old Man Winter this month with blasts of arctic air, snow flurries and freezing rain.  But hey, this is winter even if we did have that 60 degree Sunday three weeks ago!  January always seems like the longest month on the calendar and is probably more exciting for skiers and football fans anticipating Super Bowl Sunday.  For the rest of us, well, we can bundle up, seal up those drafty windows and doors and wait for spring (Friday, March 20)! Read more…
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Korony American Legion Post 253

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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

United we can stop the invasion and destruction of our communities.  Yes we can.  It is the taxpaying, hardworking, middle class who will decide the future of our communities, not the slumlords and greedy developers from outside our area.  Many of the Queens developers are having a difficult time getting their plans approved in Queens and are having a much easier time in the Bronx. Read more…
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Victorian Valentine at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum; all-star doo-wop night

The month of February starts in the spirit of Valentine’s Day! On Sat., Feb. 7, stop by the Bartow-Pell Mansion from 11 am to 2 pm to make your own Victorian Valentine. Give one to your beloved or even keep one for yourself. With the beautiful, romantic L’Orangerie as your backdrop and music to set the mood, you’ll be inspired to spread the love! Find out why we celebrate Valentine’s Day and where the tradition originated. Light refreshments available. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Read more…


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Serious car crash leaves one man dead on Jerome Avenue

On Friday, January 9, a male driving southbound on Jerome Ave at about 9:30 to 10 p.m. lost control of his vehicle, slamming and wrapping it around an el pillar. The man was removed to a local hospital via EMS where he was pronounced dead. NYPD Highway Patrol officers were investigating the scene in an effort to re-construct the events. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Read more…

Crotona Park resident left in the cold

Last month, 808 E. 175th Street burned. This month, the crumbling Crotona Park tenement shivered. Read more…

MTA restores Sedgwick Ave. bus stop

After the commencement of Select Bus Service on Fordham Road this summer, many at the western end of the route were perplexed at the loss of the Sedgwick Avenue stop on what was the Bx12 Limited. Now the stop on the westbound Fordham Road SBS at Sedgwick Avenue has been restored, with a new stop at Loring Place and Fordham Road. Read more…

Joe & Joe Restaurant leaves blight

The once vibrant landmark Joe & Joe Restaurant has become a place of neglect and concern for residents. Read more…

Bronx son to star in re-tooled kid show

Dominic Colon makes movies, runs a theater troupe and has appeared on Third Watch, Malcolm in the Middle and Law & Order. Read more…

Bx. Marine 1st ’09 Afghan casualty

On Thursday, January 8, Alberto Francesconi’s family spoke softly, shed tears and embraced. No rifle salute. No funeral dress. Only happy memories and hastily printed “Alberto” t-shirts. Read more…

New life for Bx. fire site

A site ravaged by a five-alarm blaze that destroyed 12 businesses last year is going to get a new life, with 22,000 square-feet of new retail space planned for the location. Read more…

Brancato gets 10 years

A State Supreme Court judge sentenced Lillo Brancato Friday, January 9 to ten years in prison for his role in a botched 2005 Pelham Bay burglary. Brancato watched fellow pal Steven Armento shoot and kill an off-duty New York City police officer. Read more…

Black Sunday trial decides tenants’ fate

At 8:30 a.m. on Black Sunday, January 23, 2005, a firefighter clutched his walkie-talkie. “We’re bailing out of here, hurry up,” he warned. Read more…

Edgewater Pk. woman fascinated by Civil War roots

Many of us are proud of our individual heritages, but few take the time to go back and trace their roots over the past 150 years. Read more…

Library painting project on hold to allow ESL class

The Westchester Square Library was scheduled to get a new paint job near the start of the new year, but the inability to find a suitable replacement space for English as a Second Language programs that take place there for immigrants have likely pushed the job back to the summer. Read more…

Dog walkers abuse vacant lot

After a small parcel of land in Spencer Estate became a dumping ground for four-legged friends, a group of concerned residents are throwing around plans to make sure that the City-owned land does not detract from the otherwise serene block. Read more…

Santa taken to the cleaners

The Samuel Young American Legion Post 620 had a very jolly Santa Claus this season thanks to American Cleaners and Tailors on 3727 E. Tremont Avenue. Read more…

Parks plan new Hutchinson River Greenway

Greenways currently line Pelham Parkway and Mosholu Parkway, and NYC Parks is now beginning work on a new route that will stretch from Pelham Parkway to Bronx County’s northern border with Westchester. Read more…

Throggs Neck’s pitied pooch finally rescued

Throggs Neck’s beleaguered beagle is safe. Carol Kreidemaker, a friend to stray pets, helped snare the dog January 9. Read more…

Fire shower for CI blaze victims

To relieve the distress and burden felt by the victims of the recent City Island fire, community members are stepping up to help by organizing a fire shower. Read more…

Fence site blues

The fence is temporary, but its construction is anything but. The elaborate steel and wood enclosure, protecting the 5-building development off Rawlins Avenue in Country Club from graffiti and vandalism, may foretell the immediate future of the long-stalled project. The property, designated as 1-5 Teddy Place, may be far away from receiving the approvals it needs to get completed. Read more…

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