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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


Skate park behind school plagued by drug use, sex

A skate park behind P.S. 304 is causing teachers and parents of the school a lot of grief, and cleaning it up has proven to be a challenge. The building, where P.S. 304 is located, is also home to two other schools, M.S. 101 and P10, a small school for students with disabilities. All three schools use the playground, which contains one of the few skate parks in the Bronx, and also some basketball courts. Read more…

Father Collins heads to the army

Father James Collins of St. Benedict’s church will be trading a sacristy for a humvee as he becomes the only Roman Catholic chaplain for the New York State Army National Guard. Read more…

Diamond Dolls hit the road, snag two trophies

Just beyond our borough’s walls, the Diamond Dolls softball team has been cleaning up in tournaments all over New Jersey and upstate New York. Read more…

Artists form ‘exotiq’ collective

After a short vacancy, a new collective art gallery has cropped up at the corner of Hawkins Street and City Island Avenue. Read more…

Oil clog resolved

For months, oily rain flooded her front yard. Then, Edgewater Park resident Carrie Zimmerman discovered that nearly five gallons of illegally-dumped motor oil was clogging a stormdrain in front of her home. In October 2009, Zimmerman began to notice oil residue in front of her home whenever it rained. She was concerned that the rainwater would seep into her basement. After a major storm in December, even more oil bubbled to the surface, and her neighbors called the Fire Department. Read more…

Plan to control medical office growth

A new zoning resolution has been brought before Community Board 10 at the request of Councilman James Vacca to control growth of community facilities,like doctor’s offices and day care centers, on residential streets. Read more…

49th Precinct welcomes new community affairs officer

Criminals beware! The community is already vigilant, and now has a strong new partner in 49th Precinct Community Affairs officer Jay Sturdivant. Read more…

Tree cutting service frees elderly woman from tree house

When a massive tree fell onto her porch during a late-March storm, a Throggs Neck woman found herself trapped inside her home. The tree was blocking her front door, and she didn’t know what to do. Read more…

Efforts begin to push merchandise off Lydig Avenue

Pelham Parkway residents are sick and tired of stores that put out merchandise on the sidewalk, making it difficult and often dangerous for people to walk by. Now, with the help of Community Board 11, they hope to do something about it. Read more…
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