Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bronx Times Reporter

Diaz, Jr. outlines borough plan during breakfast

Now that Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. is headed to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s point-man on urban affairs, one of the contenders to fill his place is wasting no time outlining his plans for the borough. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Residents tired of Van Nest Park neglect

After a long time of neglect, the residents of Van Nest are demanding their park receive attention. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Cancer treatment studied

Women with certain gene variations appear to be protected against cervical cancer, according to a study led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and reported in Clinical Cancer Research. Knowing whether or not women have these genetic variants could help physicians to better tailor treatment strategies. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Local store fights teen drinking

The Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP) is spotlightighting all Throggs Neck businesses that work to prevent underage drinking. Albana Discount Grocery has gained a reputation in Throggs Neck for being very proactive in the fight against youth drinking. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

City Islanders scoff at form-letter response

City Island residents who have e-mailed the NYC fire commissioner to protest the impact of closing the island’s Ladder Company 53 are receiving a form-letter response that fails to address their specific concerns. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Egan, Klein call for return of school funds

Edward Cardinal Egan, Senator Jeff Klein, and other elected officials and religious leaders from around the state met at Our Lady of Assumption School on Friday, March 13. The group, backed by parents and students, called on state leaders to reinstate the Mandated Services Reimbursement program funding for private schools. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Klein awards 49th Cops of the Month

For their courageous service and efforts to the community, Officers Yvette Rivera and Harry Pakiakis were awarded ‘Cops of the Month’ at the Tuesday, February 24, 49th Precinct Community Council meeting. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

NIDC demands Unionport Road building cleanup

The Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation has launched a campaign to cleanup the excessive violations – including bed-bug infestation and lack of heat – at three buildings on Unionport Road. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Walgreens continues renovation of former supermarket

Controversy erupted at the corner of Eastchester Road and Mace Avenue last spring when neighbors caught wind of Applebaum Realty’s plans to replace supermarket Met Foods with chain drugstore Walgreens. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Councilman Vacca declares war on deadbeat developers

Councilman James Vacca has declared war on “deadbeat” developers, including the erstwhile landlord of 3030 Middletown Road, Vacca said. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Strolling coyotes spotted in Pel Bay Park

Beginning the day bird watching, one native Bronxite ran into a big surprise when he spotted two coyotes strolling through Pelham Bay Park. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Villa Maria plans Breakfast of Champions

An athletic awards ceremony growing bigger every year at a local K-8 school is now celebrating physical fitness with its 21st annual Breakfast of Champions, featuring a home-cooked meals by some of the area’s best caterers on Saturday, March 14. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Simone Development inks Westchester Square Verizon deal

Simone Development continues its vigorous acquisition of Bronx commercial real estate with the purchase of the former Verizon Building in Westchester Square, and plans to completely remodel the building. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Sidewalk placement lures vandals

The construction of the Pepsi bottling plant between Brush Avenue and the Hutchinson River Parkway service road near Ferry Point Park includes a new sidewalk that some residents feel will encourage graffiti.. Read more…


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Bronx gospel group hits the Keyes

A new gospel-themed band comprised of Bronx teenagers has inked a deal with a major record label and is even writing songs for, and singing on, Grammy-winner Alicia Keyes’ new album. Read more…

Knickerbocker tenants report building flaws

Tenants at a handful of Bronx apartment buildings managed by Knickerbocker LLC thought they were moving on up. Now some wish they were moving on out. Read more…

Bronx sluggers storm DR

A baseball team loaded with Bronx talent won seven straight games to capture a World Series championship in the Dominican Republic last month. Read more…

First Lady Paterson visits MMCC’s B’NFit program

Governor David Paterson’s wife Michelle visited the B’N Fit program at Mosholu-Montefiore’s Childhood Development Center to speak to doctors and raise awareness about the childhood obesity epidemic that has hit the Bronx hard. Read more…

Yankee Leadership awardee a muralist, designer, producer

Charles Bell, 17, is a mother’s dream. Energetic, respectful, hard working and artistic. Read more…

Boost Mobile delivers the goods

With the overcrowding and budget cuts facing Bronx school, resources are scarce, but Boost Mobile came to the rescue of P.S. 47, delivering supplies to meet the students’ needs. Read more…

Robin Hood Library is dedicated

After $2 million of reconstruction, and three-years of waiting, the students of P.S. 47 at 1794 E. 172 Street in Soundview will finally have a place to kick back and enjoy a good book. Read more…

Bronxites can tour courts at the Bronx Hall of Justice

State Supreme Court officials are looking to increase knowledge of the judicial process by encouraging residents to take advantage of court tours and the community outreach program. Read more…

21st Annual Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade to honor the media

The 21st Annual Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade will be held on Sunday, May 17, at noon by conferring Special Honors on print and television reporters Irv Gikovsky of WPIX, Audrey Puente of WWOR (Channel 9), Darlene Rodriguez of WNBC TV, and Jorge Ramos of Telemundo Channel 47, and a special honor to Rossana Rosado, publisher of El Diario-La Prensa for her pioneer, trail blazing spirit. Read more…

Overzealous traffic cops are the bane of Belmont

What’d you call an $85 cannoli? A parking ticket on Arthur Avenue. According to Jerome Raguso, overzealous parking cops are the bane of Little Italy. Read more…

IDA eyes Kingsbridge Armory’s tax breaks

Comptroller William Thompson Jr. and Council majority leader Joel Rivera joined members of the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance at City Hall on Thursday, March 5 to protest Related Companies’ request for $17.8 million in tax breaks. Community Board 7 stood behind the exemptions. Read more…

DHS rejects Valentine shelter

The city’s Department of Homeless Services will not establish a stand-alone family shelter at 2903 Valentine Avenue, agency spokeswoman Linda Bazurjian said. Read more…

All-weather tennis courts proposed for Crotona Park

Crotona Park could acquire an all-weather tennis shelter in 2010. The news has enthusiasts young and old bubbling. Read more…

MTA calls for shutdown of Barretto shuttle

The MTA giveth and the MTA taketh away. One year after granting parched Bronxites a shuttle bus to Barretto Point Park’s floating pool, transit bigwigs are threatening to eliminate the route. Read more…

Remembering tragic Highbridge fire

Before a ghastly fire claimed the lives of ten Malian immigrants – nine children – the Bronx paid its burgeoning West African population little mind. Read more…

Crowley applauds passage of house-saving legislation

Congressman Joseph Crowley applauded the passage of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (H.R. 1106) to stabilize the housing market and help struggling homeowners. Once enacted, thousands of responsible homeowners in Queens and the Bronx would be able to secure more affordable mortgages and keep their homes. The bill is estimated to reduce foreclosures by 20% nationwide and passed by a vote of 234 to 191. Read more…

Jacobi Medical’s oral team corrects Afghan’s condition

As a result of a childhood fall from a bridge in her native Kabul, Afghanistan, 16-year-old Wahida Sher-Agha has spent half of her life unable to smile, laugh or eat solid foods without pain. With the bones in her jaw nearly welded shut and after attempts by Afghani doctors to correct the condition proved unsuccessful, Wahida was left with little hope for the future. Read more…

En Foco: Mexico exposed

Morris Park’s En Foco surfaced in the south Bronx on Wednesday, March 4. The non-profit photo group held a reception for Mi Sangre – Portraits by Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez at the Pregones Theater. Read more…

Cultural dollars restored

In what is seen as a victory over deep mid-year budget cuts, state funding for the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, and Wave Hill has been restored for the remainder of fiscal year 2009. Read more…

AECOM professor accepts annual prize for research

Nancy Carrasco, M.D., a leading authority on the iodide-concentrating transport system of the thyroid and other tissues, has received the third annual Marshall S. Horwitz, M.D. Faculty Prize for Research Excellence during a special ceremony at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Read more…

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