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Bronx Times Reporter

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Crime

Zerega DOB employee took bribes: DOI

A Zerega Avenue resident was arrested Friday, June 6 on felony corruption charges for allegedly taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a crane and equipment company over eight years. Read more…
Borough-wide

Parks explores other options to proposed Bayshore-Watts gate

It seems that the loud complaints of Spencer Estate residents about the Parks Department’s decision to install a gate to a waterfront promenade they are designing are, in fact, being heard. Read more…
Borough-wide

Graffiti-awareness poster winners honored

The Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership’s second annual graffiti awareness poster competition was a resounding success, as area leaders came out to honor the group of schoolchildren whose posters help raise awareness about the growing neighborhood problem.  Read more…
Borough-wide

New owner ready to restore deli’s former popularity

With a contentious legal battle between the former leasee of a well-known local business and the Edgewater Park Owners Cooperative now resolved, a new operator is stepping up to breathe new life into the once popular deli spot. Read more…
Borough-wide

P.S. 14 principal announces retirement

Inspired by his generous spirit and innovate thinking, the students and staff of P.S. 14 will deeply miss their principal when he retires this July. Read more…
Borough-wide

DOT finally commits to traffic light study

After years of denied requests, Councilman Jimmy Vacca is happy to announce a secured commitment from the Department of Transportation to conduct a traffic survey at the intersection of Roberts and Crosby avenues, hopefully proving the community’s desperate need for intervention. Read more…
Borough-wide

Byrne essay winners announced

Three dedicated M.S. 101 students who honored the school’s namesake will, themselves, be honored as winners of the school’s annual essay contest. Read more…
Borough-wide

OLA grad ordained; celebrates first Mass

He gave him his First Holy Communion in 1985. Now, 23 years later, one local clergyman will help a former parishioner celebrate his first New York Mass as a Roman Catholic priest. Read more…
Borough-wide

Outrage over kindergartener’s ambulance ordeal

The Greek American Institute community is outraged over the alarmingly slow ambulance service and misdiagnosis that left one ailing kindergartener anxiously seeking treatment.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Sponsor deflects skate park criticism

A groundbreaking experiment - the first unsupervised local skateboard park - has drawn heat from some community leaders and police who feel it is contributing to problems with disrespectful and out of control  youth. Read more…
Borough-wide

Einstein changes MP Avenue’s street scape

A fresh look of modern infrastructure and street improvements is ushering in the new campus vision at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and streetscape at Morris Park Avenue.    Read more…
Borough-wide

LPCA to host popular country fair on June 21

The Locust Point Civic Association is bringing back a tradition whose history in the tight-knit community stretches back 40 years.  Read more…
Borough-wide

I.S. 192 student helps honor school’s legacy

A simple act of curiosity led one I.S. 192 student to honor the two police officers, Joseph A. Piagentini and Waverly M. Jones, whose names adorn the school, in a fitting tribute to their lives.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Sacred Heart parents hold out hope

This week, the last graduating class from Sacred Heart Private School will turn their tassels and say goodbye to the school they’ve grown to know and love. Read more…
Borough-wide

DOB to audit Middletown Road project

In a rare move by the Department of Buildings, the 44-unit apartment project proposed by a known jackal landlord, Jacob Selechnik and his partners, at 3030 Middletown Road will be put “on hold” pending a complete audit of the building’s plan. Read more…
Borough-wide

TN parents reject unfair distribution of G&T seats

A crowd of angry parents filled the Community and Citywide Education Council’s District 8 office on Monday, June 9, after they received a slew of surprising letters the previous Friday. Read more…
Borough-wide

Wallace, Mace traffic light ends nightmare

A much needed traffic light at the corner of Wallace and Mace avenues will add to the safety of local residents and school children.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Student experiences police work as Commander of the Day

Sirens blaring, she made her grand entrance as the 49th Precinct’s Commanding Officer of the Day at a recognition ceremony at One Police Plaza on June 3. Read more…
Borough-wide

MTA clears 180th St. overgrowth

Local straphangers no longer have to feel like they’re trekking through a forest to get to the 180th Street Station in Van Nest.  Read more…
Borough-wide

Allerton Ave. graffiti vandal nabbed two times in 10 days

A local 18 year old just won’t learn his lesson, and has recently brought a youth along in his criminal escapades.  Read more…
Borough-wide

49th Precinct breakfast honors police, community

The 49th Precinct was fully represented with elected, community and business leaders attending this year’s 20th Annual Fellowship Conference hosted by the precinct and its community council on Friday, June 6, at Maestro’s Catering.  Read more…
Opinion

Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Our next general meeting will be held on June 12, at 7:30 p.m. in P.S.  14 School  Auditorium, 3041 Bruckner Boulevard. The subject of our meeting will be the proposed construction at 3030 Middletown Road Our guest will be Councilman James Vacca. We have also invited the Buildings Department and the City Planning department. Read more…
Opinion

Ferry Point Civic Association

Phase Two Of Ferry Point Sign Alterations Read more…
Opinion

Community Board 610

In our last column, the board stated that it would contact Nicholas Scoppetta, Commissioner of the FDNY, to impress upon his office the importance of maintaining an ambulance at Orchard Beach during the summer.  In a letter to Commissioner Scoppetta , the board stated that park patrons who suffer from drowning, physical injuries or heart attacks, would have to wait an inordinate amount of time for an ambulance to arrive from Pelham Bay or Pelham Parkway.  The board urged the Commissioner to review this decision, and to leave the ambulance at the beach. Read more…
Opinion

Samuel Young: Legion Post 620

Hello all! Read more…
Opinion

Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Read more…
Parenting

Elvis impersonator to embark on comeback tour

A famed Throggs Neck Elvis Impersonator is about to return to the stage after a successful surgery revitalized a severe reflux condition, which paused his popular act for a year and a half. Read more…
Arts

Morris Park-based rock band makes music click

Using the attitude and creed, “We Mean Business,” one local band is making lyrical waves with the recent release of their new single “Dirty Money.” Read more…

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Borough-wide

World’s most huggable teen nominated by Build-A-Bear

One local student received quite a surprise when a gigantic, walking teddy bear interrupted her English class on May 28, to name her one of Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Huggable Heroes of 2008. Read more…
Borough-wide

Jacobi, NBCH, name first Lorraine Tredge Award recipient

Patient safety is a concern for both the patients themselves and their caretakers, and both Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital are doing everything possible to make the phrase “to err is human…” seldom spoken. Read more…
Borough-wide

9-11 mural scrawler erased

The elusive graffiti vandal, known only to disheartened Pelham Parkway North residents as “SIPS” now has a name.  Read more…
Borough-wide

MTA lets weeds overgrow landmark

Some local straphangers have been asking about the virtual forest growing around the 180th Street IRT train station in Van Nest.  Read more…
Borough-wide

CB 11 shoots down law firm’s variance renewal

Eastchester Road law firm, Corpina, Piergrossi, Overzat & Klar, LLP, located at 2344 Eastchester Road, has run into a roadblock in its attempt to bring their property into compliance. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx judiciary remembers Judge Cerbone

The recent passing of The Honorable Joe Cerbone, longtime Pelham Gardens resident and Bronx judge, has his peers reminiscing on the beloved local legal giant’s life and contributions to the borough. Read more…
Borough-wide

Around Town

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

Vacca rips ‘pricey’ parkway gas stations

With gas prices up all over the borough, Councilman Jimmy Vacca has targeted two local gas stations he feels are pumping the community for exorbitant amounts of money. Read more…
Borough-wide

TNCAP unveils anti-graffiti poster campaign

Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP) sponsored a community-wide Graffiti Awareness Media Poster Campaign for students in grades 5 to 10 in Throggs Neck public and parochial schools. The students created over 700 beautiful posters sending a clear message that graffiti hurts our community. Twenty winning posters were chosen to be honored at a ceremony at the Commerce Bank on June 13 at 3:30 p.m. All posters are displayed in stores and businesses along E. Tremont Avenue. Special thanks to all the supportive businesses along E. Tremont Avenue. Read more…
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