Bronx Times Reporter

Friday, June 19, 2009


M. Cotter, Sr. Place dedication

The legacy of one local Bronxite will be forever remembered, with a street named to mark all of his accomplishments. Read more…

Juveniles arrested for 49th graffiti

As residents continue to complain of graffiti affecting their quality of life, the 49th Precinct is stepping up enforcement, producing two arrests. Read more…

Klein honors 49th Cop of the Month

Standing out amongst the rest for the month of May, the Cop of the Month Award was presented to Police Officer Trina Heffner. Read more…

Astor Collegiate students explore Costa Rica

One Bronx high school is taking an innovative approach to having students learn about science and the environment: they are sending their students off to South America to learn about the eco-system in a real rain forest. Read more…

Cure for traffic on allerton ave.

Residents of Allerton will soon witness something new when they walk out their door, with a complete new design planned for the busy street. Read more…

City Hall rally to save community board $$

The fight continues on the steps of City Hall to save community boards across the City, which face devastating cuts. Read more…

Sen. Klein moves street light repairs

Concerned about the safety of his residents, Senator Jeff Klein took immediate action to resolve an issue that had been troubling those in the area for months. Read more…

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


P.S. 83 collects used sneakers

Running with the idea to help the environment, the students of P.S. 83 have put their old sneakers to good use. Read more…

49th recovers laptops

by amanda marinaccio Read more…

Vacca praises Per Scholas

At a benefit reception packed with a who’s who of the city’s top financiers and philanthropists, Councilman James Vacca praised the Bronx-based nonprofit organization Per Scholas for its innovative programming and stellar record of connecting low-income New Yorkers with top-rate technology. Read more…

DA presents mock trail at MPCA

Members of the Morris Park Community Association had an opportunity to act as judge and jury and received a first-hand look into our justice system. Read more…

Vandals swipe car mirrors in Pelham Gardens

Mirror, mirror, where’d you go? Members of the Pelham Parkway community have seen a recent increase in the amount of side view mirrors vandalized. Read more…

Contractor to tackle 2nd story graffiti

Merchants in the White Plains Road Business Improvement District were happy to learn that a contractor who will be removing graffiti from the el near their shops has also agreed to remove graffiti on top of their stores. Read more…

Crowley, Serrano applaud passage of PCB cleanup bill

Congressmen Joseph Crowley (D- and José Serrano applauded passage of the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act (H.R. 2187) that included a provision written by Crowley-Serrano to help school districts fund cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in New York City and throughout the country. This initiative will provide schools with access to funding for critical modernization, renovation and repair projects. Read more…

Amtrak bridge work poses hazard if Ladder 53 closes

City Island residents and elected officials from all over the borough called on the mayor to keep the island’s Ladder Company 53 open come July 1, when the FDNY has scheduled it for closure. Read more…

CI developer asks for variance

City Island Estates, the 5.4-acre condo community planned for Fordham Place and Fordham Street, is not a sweatshop, not a hip-hop club, not a high-density development. Read more…

Pel Bay minister retires

Even though he was involved in a Pelham Bay church for only three years, Rev. Leon Matthias’ tenure marks a period during which the congregation’s community outreach thrived. Read more…

E. Bronx Forum to present ‘The Old Put’

The East Bronx History Forum will feature “The Old Put” at their June 17th meeting at the Huntington Free Library. It’s been many years since most of us have traveled from the Bronx on the old Putman Railroad and longer still since we’ve seen a steam engine in operation. Passenger service on the Putnam line ended in 1958 and the last freight train to Carmel rolled into that station in 1970. Read more…

Noted photographer adds artwork to waiting area

Upon the loss of her mother, Elaine Poggi, founder of The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, vowed to bring light, color, soothing images, comfort and hope to patients and their families in hospitals around the world. A noted photographer, Poggi has traveled far and wide capturing breath taking images of nature. Recently, Poggi’s foundation teamed up with another special organization, AHRC New York City, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, to donate 10 pieces of original photography to Jacobi Medical Center. Read more…

Explore baseball’s early roots at Bartow-Pell

Get a lead on Fathers’ Day, and transport dad or granddad back in time to an 1864 “match” of “base ball” complete with authentic rules and replica bats, balls, and uniforms—but no helmets or gloves! Read more…
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