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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


Street paving with new kind of asphalt

What seemed like a routine street paving in Country Club turned out to be a test of a new, more eco-friendly asphalt that can be put in place quickly and doesn’t carry the same diesel smell of its counterpart used in almost all other pavings. Read more…

Parent crusade loses some steam in protest rally outside P.S. 14

The same P.S. 14 parent group that packed the house at Bronxonia Yacht Club last Tuesday, June 7, to hold an emergency meeting about the school’s principal, banned together again on Friday, June 10 to take their fight to the school yard. But this time, only about a fifth of the original group showed up. Read more…

Hutch center to glow for Mother Teresa

The Empire State Building may have snubbed her, but the Hutchinson Metro Center will not. The two buildings in the sprawling office complex will be lit blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Mother Teresa, a holy figure who ironically always avoided the spotlight on her good works. Read more…

Yet another toddler falls, but this time a happier ending

A three-year-old toddler, who happens to be the son of two city police officers, tumbled from the family’s apartment window on Monday evening, June 14, at 7 p.m. The long fall came mere days after a high-profile disaster that happened Friday, June 11 when 4-year-old Malachi Johnson fell 23 stories to his death from the terrace of a Co-op City complex on DeKruif Place. Read more…

Romito’s name will grace park, not school

After hearing complaints in person, via phone calls, and in print, elected officials have resolved to appease Van Nesters in a way that was previously never mentioned: they will seek to name Van Nest Park after Chief James A. Romito. Read more…

Management of Mangia e Bevi attempts to pacify critics

Mangia e Bevi, a nighttime spot at 702 Morris Park Avenue, has been taking heat from residents of the community for some time now. But on Wednesday, June 2, its co-manager George Sage, 48, of Locust Point, brought it upon himself to appear at the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance meeting and address locals face to face. Read more…

Girls Take Top Honors At Annual Mentor Program Dinner

Since the Big Sister/Little Sister Mentor program at the Preston Center of Compassion started 10 years ago from a $500 federal grant, it has expanded into a $100,000 program that teaches more than 60 girls in the Throggs Neck area about academics, hard work and self-respect. Read more…

Student Gets to Be Top Cop

On a whim, Cardinal Spellman High School sophomore Lauren Ruthie Graham became the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Bronx for a day. A flute player and enthusiastic student, Graham submitted an essay to the Police Athletic League’s Police Commissioner for a Day Essay Contest and was chosen out of thousands of submissions from across the city as one of the more than 130 winners. Read more…

Angled parking to be studied on Bronxdale

Angled parking will now be studied by NYC Department of Transportation on Bronxdale Avenue between Pierce and Morris Park avenues in an effort to create more parking spaces and slow down traffic around the new Van Nest School building. The school is slated to open in September, but angled parking may take longer to make its debut. Read more…

DOT studies Morris Park street

Community Board 11 has moved to request that the NYC Department of Transportation study the possibility of making an increasingly congested street in Indian Village one way only for vehicular traffic. DOT is now studying the proposal. Read more…

Vocal parent group wants P.S. 14 principal removed

It was a tale of two gatherings on Tuesday, June 8 for parents of P.S. 14 students. Outside in the schoolyard, upwards of 150 parents and children ate pizza and cake, drank lemonade and soda, and danced the night away as part of the school’s parent appreciation event, “Celebration Under the Stars.” Read more…
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