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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

CB11 and DOT to “calm traffic” on Laconia Avenue

It’s been building up for months. Residents have noticed furious speeding on Laconia Avenue, causing danger for pedestrians and also anyone pulling out of their driveway, where visibility is limited. Now, Community Board 11 and the city’s Department of Transportation are planning to do something. Read more…

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Bronxdale Houses renamed after Justice Sotomayor

Residents of public housing all over the borough can look to the U.S. Supreme Court with pride thanks to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who lived in the Bronxdale Houses when she was growing up and has called public housing a formative experience on her life. Now, the NYCHA development she lived in as a child will bear her name, as the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses. Read more…

Low income senior housing at Rebekah

A new facility for low-income seniors that will allow them to “age in place” is rising on the campus of Rebekah Rehab & Extended Care. The new 72-unit apartment building occupies some of the space of the now closed Castle Harbour Casino on Havemeyer Avenue. Read more…

Bronx Chamber helps in grand opening of Pine Bar & Grill

Get ready for a Manhattan foodie dining experience right nearby on Eastchester Road. Pretty much everyone knows about F & J Pine restaurant in Morris Park, but now the same owners have opened a new place, a very different dining experience, on 1634 Eastchester Road: Pine Bar & Grill. Read more…

Donations Get Children A Day of Fun At the Hospital

Sudents were quiet and attentive as Susan Gullo, a registered nurse with the Jacobi Medical Center, demonstrated to the class how to measure fluids by dipping a needleless syringe into a vat of water and pulling back on the plunger. Read more…

BOEDC Expands Mapping Services to All

For three years the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation has been the only development board in the city’s five boroughs to offer a Geographic Information System (GIS), which is used to create maps based on local economic and population statistics, free to all not-for-profit business development agencies. Now the BOEDC is trying to get even more bang for its buck by putting the services in a free online database for all small business owners or people looking to start up their own enterprise. Read more…

Ambulettes to get new parking zone at Montefiore Hospital

Ambulette drivers can breathe a sigh of relief, and their wallets will be happy too — no longer will they be returning to their vehicle with a patient to help out, only to find a parking ticket waiting on the windshield. The help will come from Montefiore Hospital, which is deep into plans to set up a special ambulette parking zone right in front of the main entrance at 111 E. 210th St. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Accident raises safety concerns on City island

Many City Island residents are voicing outrage over the actions of visitors waiting to leave the island after a horrific accident claimed the life of a man riding a three-wheeled motorcycle on the City Island Bridge just before midnight on Sunday, May 30. Access on and off island was shut down for several hours as the fire department worked to put out a fire caused by the accident. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

MS 101 boasts 23 students headed to specialized high schools

It’s been many years — maybe even never — since administrators at M.S. 101 on Lafayette Avenue recall having this many of their 8th graders get accepted to specialized high schools all over the city. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Country Clubbers consider a civilian patrol

At the most recent meeting of the Country Club Civic Association on Wednesday, May 26, held at Villa Maria Academy’s cafeteria, there was much to discuss, but most importantly for one group was the creation of a neighborhood civilian patrol to address incidents of drug dealing and youth congregation. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Square merchants celebrate Memorial Day

The Association of Merchants and Business Professionals of Westchester Square held a special ceremony of remembrance on Thursday, May 27 for the men and women who have given their lives in the cause of freedom. Read more…

Couple wins golf wedding

One lucky couple that will soon be tying the knot has just got an unexpected, but welcome surprise from a local golf course’s wedding planning service. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Devine in Veterans’ Hall of Fame

A community leader who served with one of the bravest units in Vietnam was recently honored with induction into the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The honor came as a result of his service on the battlefield and his heroism on the home front in advocating for veterans. Read more…

Lehman kids attack bullying in high-quality PSAs

Lehman High School students felt like real filmmakers last Thursday, June 3, as they debuted a series of professional-quality public service announcements they made that focus on anti-bullying and a number of other important social themes of high school. The PSAs were made with the help of the borough’s public cable access station, Bronxnet. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Fatal motorcycle accident on bridge

The City Island Bridge was the scene of a grisly accident and explosion at 11:39 p.m. on Sunday, May 30. The driver of a three-wheeled motorcycle was killed when he lost control, swerved, and was hit head on by an S.U.V., whose driver fled the scene. Read more…

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Greek American Institute’s beginnings

When my children were young, we enjoyed taking them to the local fairs including the one at the Greek American Institute on Bruckner Boulevard just south of Arnow Place which will be coming up again later this month.Ones attention was immediately focused on the Ferris wheel but it was the baklava that kept my wife coming back.We enjoyed their fair and on our trips watched with great interest as their new church was being constructed in the late 1980s and early 90s. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Special Memorial Day Service Honors Post’s Origins

After several years without a home, the stone that sat outside the original meeting place of the Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253 has travelled full circle. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

21st annual Saint Anthony feast on June 13

St. Clare of Assisi parish will hold its 21st annual Feast of Saint Anthony celebration on Sunday, June 13. The celebration will include a procession of a statue of the saint through the streets of Morris Park, in what has become a much anticipated event in the community. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Crossway worshipers locked out

Crossway Christian Center members have seen much tumult after losing their spiritual leader of the past 34 years amid allegations of wrongdoing. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Brand new bikes for 19 lucky PS 14 students

On Friday, June 4, a large group of 5th grade students from P.S. 14 walked into school like any other day, but then walked out at the end of the day with a brand new bike. Read more…

State DEP gives athletic field a clean bill of health

Students at St. Raymond High School for Boys can breathe easy at last. The State Department of Environmental Conservation, State Department of Health, and engineers from Con Edison have found there to be no air or above ground contamination on the athletics field or in buildings left over from a roughly century-old gas plant ounce housed on school grounds. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Pompeii dancing tease upsets residents

First, it was dancing without a cabaret license. Now, pictures of something akin to a striptease show have surfaced on the Facebook page of Pompeii Lounge. Locals in the community are not pleased. Read more…
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