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Earth Day to the next level

A 4th grade class took their Earth Day project to the next level, reaching out to educate the community and make an impact on the world. Read more…

Residents demand the re-opening of Birchall Ave. BRP ramp

Come out, come out, wherever you are! During the Bronx River Parkway public hearing this week this resounding cry seemed to be addressed at the Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. Read more…

Seymour Avenue sinkholes persist

Residents of Seymour Avenue between Waring and Mace avenues are once again calling on the city to do something about a longstanding problem grown more serious in the past three years. Read more…

Contractor removes graffiti for free

A contractor who pledged to remove graffiti on stores and buildings free of charge while painting the el in the White Plains Road Business Improvement District has made good on its promise. Read more…

49th police grab AK-47 toting perps

On Tuesday, July 14 at 11 p.m., police from the 49th Precinct’s anti-crime team stopped a home invasion, snared four would-be robbers and confiscated an AK-47 assault rifle. Read more…

Talented writers are invited to apply for literary residency

Talented Bronx writers are invited to apply for the 2009-10 Literary Arts Fellowship and Residency, available from The Bronx Writers’ Center (BWC), a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts. Two nine-month fellowships are awarded annually to fiction writers, poets, playwrights and screenwriters who reside in the Bronx. Fellows are awarded $5,000 and are required to complete a community service project as part of a residency at the Bronx Writers’ Center. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 14. There is no entry fee. Read more…

S&E Market celebrates opening

Dora the Explorer welcomed patrons on the opening day of the S&E Market at 3200 Schley Avenue on Saturday, July 11. Folks from the neighborhood surrounding the market were treated to free hot dogs, soda and water. Community leaders and an elected official were on hand to wish the deli’s owners much success. Read more…

Bravest saves pets from Pel Bay blaze

James Minaugh stepped off the Bx14 bus and into a nightmare. On Wednesday, July 8, the 3505 Bruckner Boulevard resident returned home from physical therapy to a kitchen fire. Minaugh sprinted to rescue his beloved dog and cat. Read more…

St. Theresa adds two Universal Pre-k classes

St. Theresa School has been certified a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) school by the State Education Department and the Board of Education of the City of New York. The approval, for two 18-seat classes, is based upon a proposal and presentation to the district by the school’s principal, Josephine Fanelli and the school’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten director, Donna Sirabella. Registration for the UPK program, beginning in September, is currently open only to 4-year old children. Read more…

Skate Park holds its annual summer kick-off event

On June 7th, 2009, TNCAP hosted its 4th Annual Skate Park Summer Kick-Off Event. Congressman Crowley, TNCAP, and Citibank sponsored the event. Read more…

Pelham Bay girls rescue scaredy cat from 2nd floor perch

Jaime Angelo and Michelle Antico did Pelham Bay proud on Monday, July 13, when they rescued a cat from the wall of an apartment building. Angelo, 12, and Antico, 12, were en route to a babysitting appointment when they spotted a gray and white cat trapped on the second story molding of 2860 Buhre Avenue. The girls demanded that mom Laura Angelo pull her car over. Read more…

Woodlawn Cemetery to host Lost At Sea

The Woodlawn Cemetery will host Lost at Sea II tour, offering visitors a fascinating new look at maritime disaster victims buried at Woodlawn. The tour will recount the historical context of the tragedies and visit the victims of several fated voyages, including the Titanic, the Luistania and the USS Jeanette. Dr. J. Joseph Edgette, Titanic scholar and professor emeritus at Widener University, will lead the tour on Sat., July 26, 2 pm. The tour participants should assemble at the cemetery’s Webster Avenue office, where Dr. Edgette will give a talk and share interesting historical images prior to beginning the tour. The tour costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Reservations are recommended. Call (718) 920-1470 for more information. Read more…
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