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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


Verizon believes in Evolution, White Plains Road

What is only the forth Verizon Wireless company owned and operated store in the Bronx, and its first “Evolution” store, opened amid fanfare just before Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah on December 6. Read more…

Con Ed’s Van Nest truck yard a nuisance: neighbors

While the Con-Edison’s Van Nest Service Center at 1610 Matthews Avenue is trying to be a good neighbor to the residential community it borders, some on Van Nest Avenue still say they have been forced due to alter their lives inside their homes due to all night noise coming from the plant. Read more…

Super Bowl parties don’t have to be budget busters

Despite the tough economy, you can still host a fun Super Bowl party and stay within your budget. SmartSource, the nation’s premier coupon distributor, offers the following tips for football fans to save extra dollars this year while still enjoying the big game. Read more…

Klein proposes expansion of video gaming machines

As New York State faces a $15 billion budget gap, Senator Jeff Klein, joined by Senator Joe Addabbo, Lottery director Gordon Medenica, Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters, Kim Sweet of Advocates for Children, and concerned parents, proposed the expansion of gaming options at the state’s existing video lottery facilities with the addition of electronic table games. The proposal would generate a projected $150 million in additional revenue for state education (bill number S.706). There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state. Read more…

Preston paves future with mentoring effort

“Thank Your Mentor Day,” January 22, is a special day for Preston High School students and girls from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club of Throggs Neck, who are part of the Big Sisters/Little Sisters Mentoring Program. This day is part of National Mentoring Month, which focuses national attention on the need for mentors and the positive impact it has on young people’s lives. President Elect Barack Obama has called all to action stating: “Be the Change: Mentor a Child.” Read more…
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