Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009


Scanlan JV another title?

The 2008-2009 basketball season for the Monsignor Scanlan High School JV Boys Basketball Team started off right where last season left off. Returning coach, Andrew Ayers and returning players Jimmy Hernandez, Kristopher Alvarado and William Clarke have successfully managed to remain undefeated in their league standings. Read more…

Ford’s junior closed the Mount

It took one slight limp to turn the Bishop Ford crowd silent. Read more…

Led by Thomas, Lehman shocks Wings

Lehman’s 69-67 victory over Wings Academy may be classified as an upset considering the Wings entered play undefeated in Bronx AA and were considered a possible PSAL Class AA city championship contender. Read more…

Track invitational

The 15th Annual Cardinal Hayes Track and Field invitational took place on Friday, January 9 at Lombardi Center at Fordham University. More than 500 high-school athletes participated in 26 track and field events. Read more…

NYC teams react to Empire expire

A week after the state gave them no funding, the Empire State Games are likely to be canceled this summer. Hudson Valley, the region that was supposed to host the country’s largest amateur sporting event, has pulled out, the Associated Press reported Friday. Read more…

Columbus Sharks beat JFK 54-48

Maybe it was the reality check the Christopher Columbus girls’ basketball team needed. The Sharks led most of the way, including by 15 points in the third quarter, but Martin Luther King Jr. had plenty of fight Saturday afternoon in the PSAL Girls’ Basketball ‘A’ Division Showcase. Read more…
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Verizon believes in Evolution, White Plains Road

What is only the forth Verizon Wireless company owned and operated store in the Bronx, and its first “Evolution” store, opened amid fanfare just before Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah on December 6. Read more…
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Con Ed’s Van Nest truck yard a nuisance: neighbors

While the Con-Edison’s Van Nest Service Center at 1610 Matthews Avenue is trying to be a good neighbor to the residential community it borders, some on Van Nest Avenue still say they have been forced due to alter their lives inside their homes due to all night noise coming from the plant. Read more…
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Super Bowl parties don’t have to be budget busters

Despite the tough economy, you can still host a fun Super Bowl party and stay within your budget. SmartSource, the nation’s premier coupon distributor, offers the following tips for football fans to save extra dollars this year while still enjoying the big game. Read more…
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Preston paves future with mentoring effort

“Thank Your Mentor Day,” January 22, is a special day for Preston High School students and girls from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of Throggs Neck, who are part of the Big Sisters/Little Sisters Mentoring Program. This day is part of National Mentoring Month, which focuses national attention on the need for mentors and the positive impact it has on young people’s lives. President Elect Barack Obama has called all to action stating: “Be the Change: Mentor a Child.” Read more…


40th PCT. Read more…

Fire rig in need of digs

Decades ago, Betsy the fire engine, wailed through Clason Point. On September 11, 2001, Betsy wailed downtown. Read more…

P.S. 36 performs life-reflecting inauguration play

President-elect Barack Obama visited P.S. 36 on Friday, January 16. Sporting a sharp blue blazer, Obama placed his hand on a worn Bible. “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear...” Read more…

P.S. 55 celebrates President Obama’s inauguration

In what was a very historic day for the entire nation, students at P.S. 55 at 450 St. Paul’s Place got to watch President Barack Obama’s inauguration live in their auditorium, and have a weeklong schedule of activities planned around the passing of the baton to the new president. Read more…

Cold weather slams Bronx tenants

Bronx temperatures plummeted on Monday, January 12, reaching lows in the single digits by Friday, January 15. Snow buffeted the borough over the weekend. Read more…

Southern Boulevard BID sweeps away litter

A year and a half ago, Southern Boulevard was dirty. Candy wrappers. Metrocards. Burger bags. Beer bottles. Read more…

St. Raymond’s collects money for crime victims

Students from St. Raymond High School for Boys at 2151 St. Raymond’s Avenue outside of Parkchester went over and beyond once again to help those in need. Read more…

Charred church still radiates warmth

Norwood’s Lutheran Church of the Epiphany on Bainbridge Avenue isn’t large, isn’t grand. But the church, located at 302 E. 206th Street, is beloved. Read more…

Lehman Center brings mesmerizing BREAK! to the Concert Hall

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, known for presenting the best international dance and affordable family entertainment, brings the hip, dazzling and utterly mesmerizing BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular to its state-of-the-art Concert Hall on Sat., Feb. 7, at 8 pm. The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall is located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West on the campus of Lehman College. Tickets are affordably priced at $35, $30, $25 & $20 with tickets for children 12 and under at only $10 for any seat. Read more…

Hunts Point resident discovers her green space

In 2000, Lucia Hernandez was homeless. Now Hernandez is queen to a green kingdom, the Bryant Hill Community Garden in Hunts Point. Read more…

Second Morris Park blaze in January

Fires continue to plague Community Board 11, as the second fire in January displaces families from their home. Read more…

Wenner and Rohr Pls. one way, once again

After many months of petitioning and appearances before Community Board 10, the residents of two small streets in the Ferry Point community will finally get their wishes granted as the Department of Transportation made their blocks one way. Read more…

City Island hears Vacca grill fire commissioner

City Islanders went to City Hall on Friday, January 16 to a City Council Fire and Criminal Justice committee hearing to express their outrage at the FDNY’s plan to close Ladder Company 53 on City Island at night. Read more…

Fordham Univ. mourns for Avery Cardinal Dulles

One of the few American Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church passed away in December, kicking off a traditional one-month long period of mourning, culminating in a mass at Fordham University, where Avery Cardinal Dulles was in residence. Read more…

Columbus students lend Obama some advice

The students of Christopher Columbus Campus, located 925 Astor Avenue, have joined in a national assignment to tell the new President exactly how they feel. Read more…

Vacca bills aimed at stopping ‘gotcha’ tickets

Councilman Jimmy Vacca is sponsoring two bills now before the City Council to add more accountability and equability in the process issuing out parking tickets. Read more…

Klein prompts HPD to inspect PB hi-rise

Senator Jeff Klein spent part of Friday, January 16 visiting with more than a dozen tenants of a Pelham Bay building where the landlord is not providing adequate heat. Read more…

Chamber defends NY Yankee bonds

Bonds for the new Yankee Stadium sparked a war of words between Bronxites last week. On Friday, January 16, the city’s Industrial Development Agency voted to award the Yanks $370 million in tax-exempt and federally taxable bonds. Read more…

Phone thefts rise as Bronx crime declines

Economic woes aside, the Bronx suffered less crime in 2008. Read more…

Vacca chooses not to run for BP spot

Councilman Jimmy Vacca said he is no longer considering a run for the borough presidency – no matter if Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr. joins the Obama administration or not. Read more…

Crosby, Roberts traffic light installed

The NYC Department of Transportation, after a long fought effort by the Pelham Bay Taxpayers and Community Association, Community Board 10, and Councilman Jimmy Vacca, installed a traffic light at the corner of Roberts and Crosby avenues. Read more…

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