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Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009

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Builder unveils plans for Marine Street

A planned development that would plop two large buildings on Marine Street has City Island residents hot and bothered. Read more…
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Solemn Mass for Rielo’s anniversary

Archbishop Timothy Dolan will preside over a solemn Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan on Friday, December 4 to honor the fifth anniversary of Fernando Rielo’s entrance into eternal life. All Bronx residents are invited to attend. Read more…
Borough-wide

Women’s Empowerment Self-Defense Academy offers skills and support

Women looking to strengthen their bodies and souls have to look no further then the Women’s Empowerment Self Defense Academy in Morris Park. Read more…
Borough-wide

Identity theft victim’s debt cleared by cellphone shop

A victim of identity theft who received two bills from a wireless telephone provider for service and phones he said he didn’t order was able to resolve the issue and have the bills reversed. Read more…
Opinion

Do you remember

There was a time when the chatter of the Hell Gate pilots could be heard throughout City Island and most especially at Belden Point where they had their headquarters. Other than the very popular Captain Ed Sadler, you don’t see too many Hell Gate pilots around the island these days. There are, however, the permanent residents now interred in Pelham Cemetery on King Street. The graves of quite a few Hell Gate pilots can be found there. Read more…
Borough-wide

49th Precinct food drive starts soon

Grab a can of beans or a bag of ramen noodles. The seventh annual 49th Precinct Community Council holiday food drive is about to begin. In 2008, despite an economic recession, the 49th Precinct, its community council, its Explorers, neighborhood cub scouts, and students from P.S. 162, P.S. 108, P.S. 83, P.S. 105 and P.S. 44 gathered nearly 7,000 pounds of non-perishable food for the hungry. Read more…
Borough-wide

Santa Claus is coming to White Plains Road mall

In keeping with a great holiday tradition for the White Plains Road Business Improvement District, shoppers will soon see bright lights welcome the holiday season. Read more…
Borough-wide

Local businesses offer niche holiday gifts

City Island, Morris Park and Pelham Bay are home to a number of niche businesses that sell products found nowhere else in the Bronx, businesses that hope to make hay this holiday season. Read more…

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Wonderful hospital care Read more…
Editorial

Guest Editorial

A little known but very important event will take place at the Bronx County Courthouse next week. Some would say it’s a fight against helping those in need. Others would describe it as a difficult solution to a difficult problem. But those who take the time to look beneath the veil of rhetoric will see it for what it truly is: a challenge to the city’s growing policy of mandates and totalitarian control over a community board system that is losing its way as the voice of the people. Read more…
Borough-wide

Bronx Beat

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District announced that 76 BID businesses are participating in a special Holiday Shopping Promotion in which they will offer 10% public discounts (consumers must display one of the many BID sponsored newspaper/magazine advertisements, downloadable online coupons or a MetroCard at the time of purchases, some restrictions may apply) from Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 20. A portion of these businesses will also have extended shopping hours on each Friday until 9 p.m. during the promotion dates. Read more…
Borough-wide

Reduce waste, have a greener holiday

The holiday season is now in full swing – and along with good holiday cheer comes a lot of extra waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as compared to any other time of the year. The extra waste amounts to about 1.2 million extra tons per week (or an extra 6 million tons during the entire holiday season) and is being predicted to be roughly the same for this year even in light of the economic downturn. Read more…
Borough-wide

injured Red Tail Hawk rescued

An injured Red Tail Hawk was found in Pelham Bay Park by naturalists Jorge Santiago and Thomas X. Casey just off the Siwanoy Trail, close to the Bartow Circle. Urban Park Rangers Sergeant Pendergrass gently captured the injured male hawk and placed it in a cage. It will be given medical attention, and once healed, will be returned to the park. Read more…
Borough-wide

Academy of Mount St. Ursula World involvement

At the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, both the faculty and administration encourage students to get involved in critical issues facing our community and the world. On Wednesday, October 21st six students participated in Pro-Life Day at St. Joseph’s Seminary with Religion department chair, Joanne Kelly. A group of seniors, Adeola Okoduwa, Lucitania Hernandez, Shani Ogilvie and Kumyhun Song, participated in a conference whose goals affect the lives of girls world wide. They received certificates for their participation in the UN Working Group on Girls panel. Read more…
Borough-wide

Academy of Mount St. Ursula students attend class at Metropolitan Museum

With an established Art Academy program recognized for its award winning art work, students from the Academy of Mount St. Ursula are privileged to attend weekly classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instructed by their teacher, Gary Horn, students (l-r) Marian Guerra ’10 and Kumhyun Song ’10, are challenged to sketch unique stencils inspired by a sculpture from the Roman Sculpture gallery at the Met. They are in the final stage of an eight week class. They first studied the planes of the face using plaster casts and controlled lighting found in the studio at the Met. After the planes study, they applied the knowledge to drawing the idealized sculpture heads in the Roman Gallery. Read more…
Borough-wide

Salesian’s annual England Exchange program

On Thursday, October 22, ten students from Farnborough England arrived in the United States to begin the 3rd annual Salesian High School Exchange Program. They were greeted by ten Salesian High School students. The students stay in the homes of their exchange partners and they participate in normal everyday life as an American. In March, the Salesian students who played host will take the trip to England and reunite with their partners. Read more…
Borough-wide

Spellman celebrates 50th anniversary

Cardinal Spellman High School celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner at Villa Barone Manor on October 30. More than 500 graduates, faculty past and present, and friends of Spellman attended the sold out event. Marcus Solis, Reporter for WABC Eyewitness News and graduate of the Class of 1987 was Master of Ceremonies for the night that included the induction into the Spellman Hall of Honor of Anne and Stephen J. McGuinness (class of 1977), and Gloria (Perri) and Daniel S. O’Connell, both from the class of 1972. Read more…
Opinion

Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

Our December meeting will be held, Monday, December 14, at St. Theresa’s cafeteria, 2872 St. Theresa Avenue. Refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by our meeting. Dues of $10 for the year 2010, which includes the Bronx Times Reporter mailed to your home address, can be paid at our December 14 meeting. We will not be holding meetings for January and February 2010. We usually meet the 3rd Monday of the month, except during holidays. Read more…
Opinion

Around Town

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town. Read more…
Opinion

Westchester Square Zerega Improvement Organization

In 1 week, on December 7, our case Westchester Square v Commissioner Hess et al (the DHS) will be heard in the Bronx County Court House at 851 E. 161st Street at 9:30 a.m. The case was spurred by the […] Read more…
Opinion

Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership

As Throggs Neck prepares for the holiday season with community festivities and colorful lights brightening up Tremont Avenue, we want to ensure everyone’s safety and health, especially our children. TNCAP is grateful for the support of local residents who have brought to our attention that some businesses are selling alcohol to minors. It is our intention to work with the Throggs Neck Merchant’s Association to support and promote those businesses who comply with the law. We realize the number of businesses who violate the law are a small group; however, it only takes one time to cause serious harm. Read more…
Opinion

Community Action

Many of the most profound issues affecting our society are decided by the courts, making the question of “who judges whom should be a judge?” vital to every American. Read more…
Parenting

First Friday at Bartow-Pell

The Bartow-Pell Maniosn Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, presents First Fridays! Read more…
Arts

Parkchester Chorus sets annual show

Begin your holiday celebration 2009 with a chorus that is truly in celebration mode. The Parkchester Chorus, under the talented direction of Lorraine C. Nanko, invites you to attend and join in the celebration of their 70th annual holiday concert. The chorus will sing praises of the season at the First Presbyterian Church at Throggs Neck, 3051 E. Tremont Avenue, on Sunday, December 13, at 3 p.m. The program is especially exciting as highlights from Handel’s Messiah; Christmas classics and modern carols along with international and traditional music from other religions will be presented. Read more…
Arts

Rock The Bronx

“Krackoon” is an instant cult classic. You’re probably reading this and saying what is Krackoon? It’s an independent horror movie, a gore comedy, made by an amazingly focused group of Bronx filmmakers, actors, and friends who spent about a year putting a vision of monster mayhem on film. This roughly hour-and-change length movie answers the question of what would happen if one of those sweet little urban raccoons that rip open garbage bags at night ingested a powerful quantity of killer crack and started ripping open people involved with a crooked town mayor and his deadly crew. The shoe string budget is more than made up for by the love, vision and care of the people involved in it. Read more…

Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

Borough-wide

MP Community Association starts collection for holiday lights

The Morris Park Community Association (MPCA) has begun to collect donations for holiday lights and is asking merchants and community members to help make the season bright. Read more…
Borough-wide

MP community mourns passing of true friend Rocky Miano

Morris Park residents were in mourning last week over the passing of a lifelong resident who was considered the heart of the Morris Park community. Read more…
Borough-wide

Van Nest postal station status unchanged

An updated list that released some branches and retail stations under consideration for “consolidation” by the United States Postal Service (USPS) continues to press for the closing of the Van Nest postal station. Read more…
Borough-wide

$500 reward for capture of graffiti vandal

The Morris Park Community Association (MPCA) has formulated a plan to deter future vandalism and declared that the latest act of vandalism in the neighborhood went too far. Read more…
Borough-wide

Ropes Avenue eyesore demolished

A small apartment building that has been vacant for the past ten years was demolished when it became not only an eyesore, but also a dumping ground for trash. Read more…
Borough-wide

Traffic flow conflict

The 2006 reversal of St. Paul Avenue left some Pelham Bayites cheering, while others were upset with the new traffic pattern. Therefore, St. Paul Avenue traffic direction will be the subject of yet another Community Board 10 hearing in 2010. Read more…
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