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Bronx Times Reporter

Covering: Van Nest, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Allerton, Castle Hill, Pelham Parkway, City Island, Westchester Square, Locust Point, Silver Beach, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point Park, Throggs Neck, Spencer Estate, Country Club, Pelham Bay

Business

WS merchants feel hopeful after meeting

Westchester Square business owners and residents received some encouraging news about the shopping strip’s future last week.  Read more…
Opinion

Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Read more…
Borough-wide

Trash removed from sub-prime house wreck

A long overdue spring-cleaning brought much-needed improvement to the quality of life of residents on Revere Avenue suffering from a nearby absentee landlord. Read more…
Arts

Bronx actress shines in How She Move

One Bronx actress is discovering just how much art imitates life, as a featured player in Paramount Vantage’s newest release, How She Move. Read more…
Borough-wide

Beyond borders: Bronxite provides relief in Mexico

While Bronx resident and Springfield College sophomore Natalie Flores chose to spend spring break in the likely location of sunny Mexico, her purpose was far from ordinary.                Read more…
Borough-wide

Preston Panthers split double-header

An umpire error may have cost Preston High School its’ first regular season game this year, as the Panthers split a double header with Our Lady of Victory on Saturday, April 26, at Veterans Bicentennial Memorial Park.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Regis Raiders crush Spellman Falcons at their home, 11-1

It was a tough day to be a Spellman baseball fan.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Menna Meats expanding; moves to Cafaro’s site

After 37 years in the same location, Menna’s Quality Meats is moving up Tremont Avenue, taking over the Cafaro’s Deli location to form Menna’s Quality Meats and Salumeria. Read more…
Borough-wide

Kid’s Web plea

Always striving to help their own, the Morris Park Community Association once again pulled together to create a hopeful future for a local girl in need. Read more…
Borough-wide

AECOM names founding prof.

Aviv Bergman, Ph.D., has been named Founding Professor and University Chairman of Einstein’s newly created Department of Systems and Computational Biology. The appointment was announced by Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Read more…
Borough-wide

Vacca spreads blindness program awareness

With the help of a local leader, older Bronxites will be more informed on issues about vision care.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Assembly acts on sex offenders: Benedetto

Assemblymember Michael R. Benedetto announced that the Assembly passed a measure, the Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act regulating sex offenders’ use of the Internet to help prevent sex crimes. The bill is the result of a landmark agreement with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to prevent predators from victimizing children on Internet social networking sites. Read more…
Borough-wide

Vacca weighs in on DOB commish’s resignation

The recent resignation of NYC Department of Buildings commissioner Patricia Lancaster has created an opportunity for Councilman Jimmy Vacca.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Steps taken to reduce wait at Pel Bay Station

Councilman Jimmy Vacca and frustrated straphangers have been clamoring for the MTA to do something about the long wait for trains coming into Pelham Bay Station for years. The MTA is about to implement actions to address this complaint. Read more…
Borough-wide

Joint community patrol organized in 49th

Communities in the 49th Precinct are taking back their neighborhood as one cohesive unit.  Read more…
Borough-wide

New van rides in to help senior citizens

Elderly northeast Bronx residents are in for a less bumpy van ride.   Read more…
Borough-wide

Future NBA star promotes talent

The next great NBA star may be a 12-year-old from the Bronx, who only picked up the game of basketball at age 10.    Read more…
Borough-wide

Third time’s the charm for Juan Laporte boxing

The Juan Laporte Boxing Gym has moved once again.  Read more…
Food

Entrepreneur serves up tasty tostones at Tostobueno

Customers are going bananas for a unique Bronx culinary product. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Ray’s alumni named Marist coach

Ending weeks of speculation, a former St. Raymond High School alumni has given the Bronx another reason to boast, as Marist College named Chuck Martin its new head men’s basketball coach on Thursday, April 17. Read more…
Borough-wide

Field for Leo

“Mr. Little League” was honored on Saturday, April 19, at the place he called home for more than half a century – the Throgs Neck Little League fields. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx fighters victorious at Paradise Theater

Bronx fighters Andrey Tsurkan and Eddie Irizarry proved victorious in front of a home crowd at the Star Boxing sponsored Punchin at the Paradise card on Friday, April 25.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Columbus’ soccer struggles stalled

The whistle blew and the Columbus girls’ varsity soccer team stormed their field in a rare celebration, as they bested Lehman 4-0 for only its second win of the season; a far cry from the stellar year the Lady Explorers enjoyed in 2007.  Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Ray’s fails to dominate in non-league match-up

A lack of determination cost St. Raymond’s,  as they hosted and lost 10-5 to John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in a non-league match-up this past Saturday, April 19. Read more…
Borough-wide

Softball Highlights

Preston 7 – Maria Regina 3: Preston, coming into the game boasting five players – Ashley Weiderhold, Devyn Abbate, Lauren Barrett, Leanne Cerbone and Sara Cavigliano – who were named […] Read more…
Borough-wide

Knowing the Score: I’m cursed by jersey

I heard the rumors.  At first I didn’t believe them.  Who would do such a thing?  But after digging deep, I discovered it was true; someone did bury a Bob Connolly Pipe Dreams jersey under my cubicle, right under my very nose.  I’ve been cursed.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Baseball Highlights

Walton 6 – South Bronx 2: South Bronx (3-5), behind the strong pitching of Aaron Northern (7 IP, 2 H, 2 R) took an early 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the 6th inning during this meeting at South Bronx on Wednesday, April 16, but Walton (6-2), demonstrating why they are hanging tough behind Monroe in the Bronx A East Division, came back with two runs to take the lead and eventually win the game.  Jose Cruz (2-for-2), Phillips Gomez (1-for-3) and Randy Ramirez (1-for-1) drove in the runs for Walton, in the win, and Peter Ozuna (6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 8 K’s) won the pitcher’s duel with a save from Andy Mendez (1 IP, 3 BB, 3 K’s). Read more…
Borough-wide

Tough loss a big boost for Clinton team

“We needed this game,” said Clinton coach Robert Miller, after his team suffered a 4-3 extra inning loss to Lehman on April 11.  “This game could be a big boost for us down the stretch.” Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronxites pound it out in the ring

All the world was a boxing ring when Bronx boxers emerged victorious at the 81st Annual Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Tournament kicked off on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 at the WAMU Theater at MSG. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx player silences critics

One Bronx player is defying the odds and silencing his critics, as he attempts to achieve a dream.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Olando Minott: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger

Some people use hardships as an excuse to quit, others, like Olando Minott use it to persevere. Read more…
Borough-wide

Monroe beats Gompers; Turo wins 900th

Monroe’s Jeffrey Hostos waited for the sign and delivered the pitch; a stinging curve ball that had Gompers’ Victor Ruiz swinging at air, capping off an amazing come-from-behind 4-2 victory that landed Eagle coach Mike Turo in the record books with his 900th career victory.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Pipe Dreams

Maybe it’s just me, but... Read more…
Borough-wide

Xavier celebrates championship season

On the heels of an amazing 62-6 season record by the Kevin Melrose and Larry Arena-coached St. Francis Xavier JV team that led to a Bronx and City title, three other teams helped make the Morris Park school proud this season.  Read more…
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