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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

Opinion

Country Club Civic Association

Developer Les Lerner’s corporation has requested a variance to allow construction of a 9,996 sq ft office building on the interior lot behind 1464 Astor Avenue. The lot has no frontage on any city street. It is completely surrounded by lots with one and two family private homes that do have frontage on the four city streets (Astor Avenue, Eastchester Road, Pelham Parkway and Fenton Avenue) that surround those lots. They plan to have access to the interior lot through the 1464 Astor Avenue lot which they also own because it does have frontage on a city street. Read more…
Letters

Letters to the editor

$1,400 raised for pediatric cancer care Read more…
Borough-wide

Fundraiser for burned out neighbors

On Wednesday, October 14, a fire destroyed the apartment that Gina and Peter Garibaldi were renting in Spencer Estate. The fire was particularly devastating to the Garibaldi family because they are caring for their three children, all under the age of three, with Cystic Fibrosis. Read more…
Borough-wide

Saving homes is CEEF’s ultimate goal

Essoham Toyi immigrated to the United States from Togo in 2001 and worked long hours at modest pay.In 2006, the truck driver met a realtor. Read more…
Opinion

Throggs Neck Home Owners Association

Just a reminder that our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m., at the Villa Barone Manor. Our guest speakers will be Venecia Fernandez from New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office who will talk to us about unclaimed funds and she will also have a computer available to check to see if any of us are entitled to some money we forgot about...maybe in a bank or a depost on something we never collected. You may leave the meeting rich! Read more…
Borough-wide

Ridgewood Savings Bank to offer SizzleMoney prepaid accounts

Ridgewood Savings Bank has announced that it will be offering SizzleMoney® prepaid accounts at selected branches in the Bronx and its main office in Ridgewood. SizzleMoney®, which was developed by Denarii Payments, Inc., is a unique mobile stored value product that enables access to money, payment services, and payroll distribution. Friendly bilingual customer service is available through a toll free telephone call. Read more…
Opinion

Locust Point Civic Association

Welcome to the fall season, my favorite time of the year. With fall comes our annual kids Halloween party, which is always a great time, the children and adults really look forward to this event. Read more…
Opinion

Samuel Young Legion Post

Hello all! Read more…
Arts

italian American Museum honors Fran Coglitore

The Italian American Museum honored Fran Coglitore, the past president and Scholarship chairperson of the Forum of Italian American Educators (FIAME) at their Second Annual Ambasciatore breakfast on Sunday, November 8. The event was held at the V.I.P. Club in New Rochelle. Outstanding leaders from various Italian-American organizations were honored. Read more…
Opinion

Community Action Civic Association

Every community has one: the small grocery store, bodega or coffee shop where locals stop each morning for a newspaper and cup of coffee before driving on to work. They are a part of our morning ritual, a pleasant few seconds to greet your neighbors and ease into the day. Not so for the patrons of Bronx establishments such as Lizzie’s on Layton Avenue. Read more…
Borough-wide

St. Frances students salute championship Yankees

Youngsters sang Take Me Out to the Ballgame as they marched through the streets of Throggs Neck celebrating the Yankees winning the World Series. Read more…
Borough-wide

Seniors flex their muscles at exercise class

March. March. March. Punch. Punch. Uppercut. The gym rumbles in military time. But these are no soldiers and Theresa Webb is no drill sergeant. These are septuagenarians and arthritis patients. Webb, 41, is an Aging in America senior exercise instructor. Read more…
Borough-wide

SLA cancels Deja vu’s license to sell alcohol

After a drawn out battle the establishment once known as Déjà vu no longer has a liquor license. Read more…
Borough-wide

Renaissance receives technology grant

Councilman Jimmy Vacca secured a grant to bring new technology into Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology. Read more…
Borough-wide

Medical facility revised

Changes to a proposed medical facility at Astor Avenue were made and submitted to the Board of Standards and Appeals for the second public hearing that was held this week. The new plan was immediately blasted Read more…
Arts

Gingerbread Adventures at NYBG

In the hands-on Gingerbread Adventures program at The New York Botanical Garden, children learn about the different plant parts used in creating the favorite holiday snack, gingerbread. From November 21 through January 10, 2010, in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, youngsters will be amazed to discover that cinnamon comes from the bark of a tree and ginger is derived from an underground stem, as they use their senses to examine these and other plant ingredients that go into a classic gingerbread recipe. Read more…
Arts

Rich colors of fall at Wave Hill

Fall color has gone all subtle on us, with soft yellows, oranges and browns that create a rich backdrop for a day in the gardens. This is the lull before planning for Thanksgiving and obsessing over menus […] Read more…
Borough-wide

‘Silent Samaritan’ Award

Judith Benke, director of Church and Community Health Partnerships for The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, was the recipient of the “Silent Samaritan Award” from Lutheran Counseling Center recently. The Wartburg Adult Care Community is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. The Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, memory care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. Read more…
Borough-wide

Maritime hosts Bronx FDNY Chili Cook-off

Firefighters from around the borough were on hand before S.U.N.Y. Maritime’s football game on Friday, November 6 to serve up spicy chili to fans at the college’s 2nd annual FDNY Bronx Firehouse Chili Cook-off. Read more…
Borough-wide

Futuristic proposals address Bronx’ development

Imagine a tree farm on the banks of the Harlem River. Imagine a clean air pump on the Major Deegan Expressway. Imagine a pump factory near the Grand Concourse. Read more…
Borough-wide

Keane Square park bench returned to original position

Someone has chosen a rather unique way to express his or her displeasure at the new changes to Keane Square. Read more…
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