Bronx Times Reporter

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009


Target volunteers complete P.S. 76’s library makeover

On Thursday, September 10, 250 Target volunteers flooded P.S. 76 to assemble a new library and hand out thousands of books. Target and The Heart of America Foundation selected P.S. 76 for a library makeover in April. Read more…

SLA issues penalty for Insomnia Lounge

Opposition continues to grow against the Morris Park nightspot, now advertised as Insomnia Lounge,. Read more…

Bronx Park named Park of the Month for September

Receiving special recognition for its beautiful greenery and recreation space, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has selected a Bronx location as Septembers Park of the Month. Read more…

Residents say ‘No’ to Astor Ave. facility

Residents of Pelham Parkway and Allerton spoke out against the proposed medical facility that they fear will diminish the quality of their neighborhood, in preparation for the upcoming Board of Standards and Appeals hearing. Read more…

Square Hospital life’s extended

The state Department of Health has granted Westchester Square Medical Center an extended operating certificate, allowing the hospital to remain open through December 31, 2010, and a ray of hope for its longtime continuance. Read more…

Residents vow to fight the secret shelter

Hundreds of residents and merchants in Westchester Square and Zerega have vowed to fight in the streets and courts against a “stealth shelter” they feel is being dumped on the area without notification or a fair share analysis – as required by law. Read more…

Take advantage of tax credits

Assemblyman Michael R. Benedetto wants his constituents to be aware of new federal benefits that they may be qualified for. Read more…

AFC Rapid Soccer Opening Day

On Sunday, September 13, the AFC Rapid Junior Soccer Club kicked off the 2009/2010 season with the annual parade down East Tremont Avenue to Cintron Field at Balcolm Avenue and Barkley Avenue. The throng of approximately 700 parents, coaches and players arrived at 9:30 a.m. and were greeted with the flag raising to “God Bless America” and a speech from league president, Stefan Manz. Read more…

Bronx Arts BRIO winner featured

The Bronx Council on the Arts and the Bronx Library Center present playwright and BRIO winner Camille Darby for a 6 pm reading from her play Sweetest Taboo on Sat., Sept. 26, at the Bronx Library Center at 310 East Kingsbridge Road at Briggs Avenue. The reading is open to the public and admission is free. The center is wheelchair accessible Read more…

Baby Chilean Flamingo to develop its pink feathers in two years

It will take two years for two-week old Chilean flamingo chick to develop his pink feathers, but it took him no time at all to learn how to stand like an adult. On Sunday, August 16, 2009, this male chick hatched at the Bronx Zoo. The zoo has successfully reared a number of Chilean flamingo chicks. Read more…

Monday, Sept. 14, 2009


Campanaro Playground re-opens

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has celebrated yet another milestone with the ribbon cutting of Campanaro Playground. Read more…

Thompson talks Bronx at CNG candidate Q&A

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson huddled with reporters at the downtown Brooklyn headquarters of the Community Newspaper Group on Monday, September 31 to discuss his five-borough plan. Read more…

Locust Point clubhouse gets new lease on life

by Patrick Rocchio Read more…

Public school parents’ Bill of Rights proposed

The school year has begun, and many are thinking about ways in which parents can have a greater say in school policy and curriculum. Read more…

Ferragosto with gusto

You like doo-wop. You like laughs. You like oysters and sweets. So head to Arthur Avenue on Sunday, September 13 for the legendary Belmont celebration Ferragosto. Read more…

CI residents oppose T-Mobile cell tower

City Island residents rejected the proposed T-Mobile cell tower that many contend poses an aesthetic nightmare. Read more…

Pelham Bay shopper gets the boot

An elderly Pelham Bay resident, Bernard Sheridan, parked in the Rite Aid parking lot on Crosby Avenue. He strolled down the street to grab a cup of coffee, and then headed to shop at the drug store. Read more…


Boulevard of Dreams: A book re-view Read more…

NYBG is gearing up for Annual Holiday Train Show

The holiday season is full of family traditions, and the Holiday Train Show is one of the most eagerly anticipated. The amazing display of New York landmark replicas created out of plant materials and enlivened by model trains returns to The New York Botanical Garden on Saturday, November 21, with familiar favorites from seasons past and a spectacular addition to enchant audiences anew. Beloved by people of all ages, the popular exhibition will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory through January 10, 2010. Read more…

Woodlawn Cemetery offers fall programs

The Woodlawn Cemetery will offer the following events. Read more…
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