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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

Borough-wide

Bronx River Art Center launches experimental exhibition: Metro Poles

West Farms is refuse. West Farms is comic strip jokes, twig scaffolding, rainbow fabric and droopy clay bowls. Read more…
Borough-wide

Shop ‘n’ Win a big hit at cozy Cestra’s Pizza

In a borough where pizza can be found on the corner of almost every street, one pizzeria stands out amongst the rest for its fine food and quality service. Read more…
Borough-wide

Vacca grant used to buy P.S. 14 hi-tech boards

It’s a whiteboard. It’s a computer monitor. It’s an Internet surfboard. Ms. Judith Baumeister’s new classroom gizmo is nothing if not versatile. Her second-graders love the Promethean board – an interactive, hi-tech teaching tool. Read more…
Opinion

Locust Point Civic Association

Seasons greetings everyone. Read more…
Borough-wide

Yankees’ food drive nets 35 tons of food

Yankee fans trucked 70,000 non-perishable pounds of canned foods and pasta to old Yankee Stadium Thursday, December 11. Next year, the team will stage its annual holiday food drive across the street in its new facility. Read more…
Borough-wide

Librarian, Twilight energize students

Mary Knopp, the Academy of Mount St. Ursula’s full-time certified high school library media specialist, does not want to see her students fall prey to the statistics that indicate a decline in reading among teenagers today. Although the primary mission of a school librarian is to support the curriculum and academic needs of students and teachers, she recognizes the equally important goal of getting teenagers to read simply for pleasure. Read more…
Editorial

Spencer Estate Civic Association

Our November meeting was highlighted by the reports of the intersection of Ampere Avenue and Stadium Avenue becoming a death valley unless some remedy to curb the reckless driving is not taken. The stop signs that are there are not doing the job. Read more…
Borough-wide

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto delivers winter coats for the homeless

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto delivered several dozen winter coats to The Humans First Fund, a non-profit group that brings services to the homeless and less fortunate population of the city. The coats were collected from donations by the assemblyman’s constituents throughout his district. Read more…
Borough-wide

Barnes and Noble holiday book drive

Barnes and Noble invites its customers to celebrate the close of its Holiday Book Drive. As the drive comes to a close, they have received an outpouring number of books which have been purchased as a donation. These books will be handed out to local agencies in need. The event will be held on Friday, December 19, beginning at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 290 Baychester Avenue. Read more…
Borough-wide

Spellman H.S. students adopt hurricane-swept school in Texas

After Hurricane Ike swept through Texas in September, Cardinal Spellman High School initiated an effort to help children affected by the storm. Judith Furnari, moderator of the Service Society, contacted St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Baytown, Texas. Many of the students at St. Joseph’s lost supplies and other personal belongings, and the Service Society decided they could best help by collecting school goods and other items and send them to the Texas school. Service Society members went to each Spellman homeroom and collected various donated articles. In all, over 60 book bags filled with school supplies for the children of St. Joseph’s were sent to Baytown. Read more…
Arts

City Island Nautical Museum goes back into commission

When the façade and entranceway for the City Island Nautical Museum caught fire in a suspicious blaze in 2007, those in charge of the more than 40-year-old society vowed to rebuild. Now, the City Island Historical Society’s Nautical Museum has been brought back into commission. Read more…
Opinion

Samuel Young Legion Post 620

Well, it’s official, Post 620 is the proud sponsor of Able Troop, 3-71 Cavalry Squadron, 10th Mountain Division. These folks are stationed at Ft. Drum in upstate NY and where I’ve spent some time with my Artillery Unit. Fascinating place. This group is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next month and the Post will keep them in goodies like board games, card games, cookies, beef jerky, letters, cards and magazines. If anyone wants to help, drop off any thing to the post. No alcohol, perishables. Magazines are of the Time, Newsweek type along with military catalogues. Out of ten local kids from the Westchester Square area, Sam Young was the first to lose his life and is buried in Flanders Field in France. The rest of the kids got together and started this Post in 1919. Read more…
Opinion

Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Opps! There was an error in last week’s column.  Our Christmas Tree Lighting is on December 14 as was reported in all previous columns.  We will begin to gather at 4:30 p.m. at Sampson Schneider Park across from the Lutheran Church on Baisley and Hollywood Avenues.  Read more…
Opinion

Throggs Neck Merchants Association

The Throggs Neck Tree Lighting was a festive spectacular.  We hope you were there to join in with us as the fun continued with many activities ranging from Assemblyman lighting the Christmas Tree […] Read more…
Arts

Lehman College chorus presents concert

On Sunday, November 7, Lehman College and the 150-member Community Chorus performed their free Winter Concert in the Lehman College Performing Arts Center. The show was directed by Lehman Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia and accompanied by the Lehman Symphony Orchestra. Read more…
Arts

Organ showcase

Showcasing one of the oldest working organs in the country, Dr. Jan Piett Knijff performs classical music and holiday favorites, in a special concert, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, in Mt. Vernon, NY, on Sun., December 21, at 2 pm. Dr. Knijff, the St. Paul’s concert organist in residence, will be accompanied by soprano in the recital on the 1833 Erben pipe organ. At 1 pm, storyteller and author Stephanie Mita shares seasonal tales and legends. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. Read more…
Opinion

Community Board #10

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Opinion

Throggs Neck Homeowners Association

The executive board and members of the association wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Janet Koys, our membership chairman, on the passing of her mother recently. Janet has been a mainstay of our executive committee for a very long time and our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family at this time so they may find peace at this difficult time. Read more…
Opinion

Ferry Point Civic Association

We have become aware of an influx of domesticated animals. It has come to our attention that individuals are dumping their unwanted pets in the Ferry Point area. We understand that in some cases, due to the economic crisis, pets are an added expense that just cannot be afforded at this time. We are noticing mostly domesticated cats roaming our streets. Read more…
Opinion

Korony American Legion Post 253

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Opinion

Ferry Point Community Association

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all! Read more…
Opinion

Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

Our next PBTCA meeting will be on Monday, December 15, at St. Theresa’s cafeteria. We will not have meetings during January and February 2009, due to possible cold and inclement weather.  So come and join us for our December Christmas meeting. Our guests will be the Carotenuto family.  Refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by our Christmas holiday meeting. Read more…
Opinion

Samuel Young Legion Post 253

You all know how I end my column with keep the troops in your prayers, take a vet to lunch and God Bless, well, some one took me up on this and took me not to lunch but to dinner. Rosemary Pilla of the […] Read more…
Borough-wide

Klein works magic: makes soggy water bill disappear

When Carmen Oquendo opened her $28,000 water bill, the Throggs Neck 67-year old panicked. Read more…
Arts

La Strada brings NYC-style food, service to Bronx

One restaurant in the Bronx entering into its second year of service continues bringing fine Italian cuisine to neighborhood. Read more…
Arts

School choir performs during stamp release

The U.S. Postal Service issued the 42-cent Christmas and holiday stamps at the 2008 Fall Postage Stamp Mega Event at Madison Square in late October and Preston High School’s Gospel Choir provided music for the celebration. After being asked to perform last year by Dr. Katherine Tobin, a member of the post office’s governing board and former Preston Board member, the choir was invited back and sang both traditional holiday music and gospel hymns. Dr. Peggy Morton is the choir’s faculty advisor and Senior Ebony Pulley serves as the group director. Read more…
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