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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

Throggs Neck Home Owners Association

We are holding our last meeting for the summer on Tuesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Barone Manor. Our guest speaker will be the commanding officer of the Patrol Borough Bronx, Assistant Chief Carolos Gomez. We look forward to meeting the chief and working with him for a better neighborhood and a better Bronx. Read more…
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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

Pelham Bay Taxpayers and Civic Association wishes all a happy and safe summer. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Community Action Coalition Association

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Massive bus cuts hit straphangers hard

The community is bracing for cuts to bus lines that will add minutes to the commutes of thousands of straphangers after Sunday, June 27. Read more…

Homeless shelters could overwhelm Wakefield

The chairman of Community Board 12 is fighting an onslaught of social service providers seeking locations near the city line in Wakefield for the opening of homeless shelters. Read more…

Do You Remember: A bronx view to the west

There’s nothing like a tall, or relatively tall, building to give one an overall concept of the size and scope of the Bronx.I was looking out of the window on the tenth floor of Einstein Montefiore Hospital on Eastchester Road recently and the view was to the west and southwest.I couldn’t see all 42 square miles of the borough, but it was a grand view. Read more…

Task force create to address on chronic absenteeism in schools

Mayor Mike Bloomberg just announced on Thursday, June 10 the creation of an interagency task force to reduce long term absenteeism by students in public schools. Read more…

Boaters Celebrate The Launch of “Audacity”

The not-for-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of Bronx teens through boat making, known as Rocking the Boat, launched the first boat that was made in its new headquarters along Edgewater Road. Read more…
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CB 11 requests trees remain in Pelham Parkway reconstruction

A plan to replace the aging Pelham Parkway roadways has drawn concern, but also much praise, as most agree that the project is needed to keep the parkway a viable route for the future. However, the community has one new request: leave as many of the parkway trees in place as possible. Read more…
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TNCAP announces

The Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership held a celebration for the winners of its annual poster contest at the Citibank branch in Throggs Neck, where the award winning posters dealing with the theme of a safe community will hang for the next two weeks. Read more…
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Residents look for Outlook Avenue improvements

Outlook Avenue needs paving, residents of one condo complex contend, but more importantly they would like to see curbside parking restricted so that vehicles can get in and out of the 66-unit development, located at the end of a street, more easily. Read more…

City Joins Neighbors’ Fight Against Nuisance Truck

According to neighbors and community officials, an MRI truck parked outside 1500 Mace Avenue has been blasting its unusually loud gas engine for the past 65,000 hours. Read more…

Chief Judge Begins Work in His Native Bronx

A Bronx native, and the chief judge to the NYC Office of Administrative Hearings will be stepping down from his post later this month and coming back to the borough to work for a community development group. Read more…
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Judge orders house returned; nixes sham marriage

Give her back her house! That was the judge’s decision in the case of a mentally ill woman who was duped out of her home after marrying and transferring the deed to her new husband. She had lived in the Throggs Neck house all of her life, prior to finding herself homeless last year. Read more…
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Friends Put on Funeral for Joe The Pipe

Although Joe LaBarbera had no real home or family in the area, when he passed away last month he was given a full burial service and laid to rest in a grave in St. Raymond’s Cemetery. Read more…

Fireworks Will Blaze Over Orchard Beach

The skies over the Bronx will once again light up with red, white and blue to celebrate our nation’s independence. Read more…
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Marano elected CB 10 chairman

Community Board 10 has a new chairman. John Marano, a member of the board since 2007 and chairman of the Muncipal Services Committee, was elected during the last general board meeting before summer break on Thursday, June 17. Read more…
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Bx 14 bus stops are eliminated

When the Bx8 replaces Bx14 bus service in Country Club and Spencer Estate on Sunday, June 27, many long-time stops will be gone and some new ones will be added. Some residents are concerned about the ramifications of the changes. Read more…

Friends celebrate Beth Abraham’s 90th year at dinner dance

Friends and employees of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services came together to celebrate 90 years of caring for the chronically ill, disabled, and elderly in a celebration on Friday, June 18. Read more…

Orchard Beach To Be Refaced After 2010 Season

After more than 40 years of nature’s unrelenting pounding, the Bronx Riviera, will be getting a complete make-over. Read more…
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Local Juilliard talent shares musical gift

A Juilliard-trained singer, songwriter, musician, and composer from the Bronx who came to his musical vocation later in life gave a performance of patriotic tunes on Saturday, June 12 that honored the troops and praised God. The performace included some original compositions. Read more…
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Worries About Skate Park Start to Subside

Although the skate park behind P.S. 304 on Lafayette Avenue is still a major concern in the area, the city has seemingly taken notice of the problem and the previous fears of parents and teachers have started to subside. Read more…

Villa Maria Academy honors boxer, Iran Barkley

Villa Maria Academy paid tribute to a man who has donated his time to students for over a dozen years as a guest speaker. Even though he is a famous boxer, he has never charged an appearance fee to the school and has always shared his positive message with the students. Read more…

Huntington Library inches closer to becoming public space

Deciding the fate of the Huntington Free Library’s 1930 building in Westchester Square remains a work in progress, but at last, those involved seem to be coming closer an agreement on what to do with the large space that is attached to the smaller private library. Read more…

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bronx Times Reporter

P.S. 105 Students Dance To Stories

The dancing was wild at the end-of-the-year dance recital for the National Dance Institute students Friday, June 11, in the P.S. 105 auditorium. The students, teachers and parents that came to the show danced on the stage, danced in the aisles and danced in their seats. The students in the class even danced in the playground outside the auditorium and in the halls as they waited to go on stage. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Students Dance the School Year Off

More than 200 parents and nervous third-graders packed the auditorium at P.S. 105 for the end of the year dance recital on Friday, June 4. The parents were quiet and supportive, while the students could barely sit still in their seats. Since January, they had been practicing their moves with the Bronx Dance Theatre, and Friday they would finally get to show them off. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

TNBA hosts 8th annual triathlon

The Throggs Neck Benevolent Association is holding its eighth annual triathlon in memory of a man who was one of the organization’s guiding lights when it was founded in 1993 with the goal of helping neighbors in need. Read more…
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Bakery Sweet on Expansion

When Vincent Soccodato looks at the empty 20-by-5 foot slab of sidewalk outside the Pelham Delite Bake Shop on Crosby Avenue, he sees a lively coffee shop, bakery and a place for local residents to feel at home. Read more…

Hometown Champion Wrestles to the Top

At the Bronxboro Arm Wresting Championship last month, crowds got to cheer on a hometown favorite as he wrestled his way to winning two weight-classes. Read more…
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Local Celebrity Theatre holds first performance

Calling all talent! Read more…
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Gorgeous new playground for P.S. 87

“P.S. 87 is the best school ever!” yelled an excited student Wednesday morning, June 2, as he marched out into the schoolyard. And now, undoubtedly, kids with the same school pride will have even more reason to cheer. Read more…

New affordable senior housing

Jewish Home Lifecare debuted its newest residence for low-income senior citizens on Thursday, June 3. Those at the ribbon cutting were jubilant, as the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Gardens apartment building joined two others on the campus, located at West Kingsbridge Road and Webb Avenue, that provide affordable and comprehensive senior housing and assisted living care. Read more…
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