Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Heartless Criminals Hit Norwood Church: By David Greene BRONX, NEW YORK, October 23- An Episcopal church in Norwood that had overcome a devastating fire in 2009, must now...
By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, October 23- An Episcopal church in Norwood that had overcome a devastating fire in 2009, must now deal with the damage left by an invader who only got away with a sound-system-- worth about $1,000.
The invasion took place when the heartless criminal or criminals apparently climbed over a fence, before forcing their way through a basement window, sometime between the evening of October 16 and the following morning.
Officers from the 52nd Precinct arrived at the Church of the Holy Nativity, located at 3061 Bainbridge Avenue at E. 204 Street to make out a report of the incident.
The suspects smashed through several doors and shattered a window in their futile attempt to locate valuables. The perpetrators also rifled through several cabinets and a desk, before locating the sound-system, made up of a microphone and several speakers.
The church would hold prayers the following Sunday without the needed sound-system.
One source at the church stated that detectives dusted for fingerprints and will look at surveillance video surveillance from the area.
The church suffered heavy smoke and water damage during a Halloween morning blaze in 2009 that also destroyed a row of businesses that are only now being rebuilt.
Investigators handled a case of a string of break-ins at houses of worship back in September, 2011, including a $4,000 theft at the St. Raymond's High School for Boys. The damage to windows and doors and other equipment was estimated at $90,000.
Police would later charge Dimas Cuadrado, 29, of Throggs Neck. The suspect was eyed by investigators in as many as a dozen cases, but was only charged in three.
However, while Cuadrado was in custody, a second string of break-ins occurred the following month in Norwood, Bedford Park and Kingsbridge Heights. Break-ins were reported at Our Lady of Refuge, St. Ann's Church, St. John's Church, the Kingsbridge Evangelical Lutheran Church and Our Lady of Angels.
Monday, October 22, 2012
By Robert Press
BRONX, NEW YORK, October 18- The second debate between the presidential candidates was won by incumbent Democrat President Barack Obama.
You could see the Republican challenger Romney in a snowball fight without his “MITTS”. This time it was Democrat Obama who outwitted “MITT”. Romney was off his form of the first debate as there was a different moderator who kept control of this debate. The rust was taken off President Obama, and he looked like the Obama who won the debates in 2008. The third and final debate is after our deadline so next week we will tell you who we thought the winner of that debate was, and who we think will win the election. Right now it appears to be “EVEN UP” between the two candidates.
Saturday was the Annual Mosholu Parkway “Spruce and Clean Up” by the Bedford Mosholu Community Association. BMCA President Barbara Stronzer had her usual crew along Mosholu Parkway raking, painting, and planting flowers. This year however four generations of the Gjonaj family were on hand to help. New 80th A.D. Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj brought his 87 year old grandfather Ejlu, mother Rosa, wife Roberta, sons Nicholas & Joseph, and a few more nieces and nephews. You can go to my blog at www.100percentbronx.blogspot.com to see some photos of the event and the four generations of the Gjonaj family.
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 118 years of service to the Bronx. The BCC will be holding their “10th Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet on Thursday November 1st at Marina Del Rey. Cocktails begin at 5:30 PM with dinner to follow later. To purchase tickets or for further information you can call BCC at 718-828-3900, or e-mail email@example.com.
Distinguished past honorees include Fordham University, Manhattan College, Calvary Hospital, The New York Yankee Organization, George, Hank, & Jennifer Steinbrenner, Mr. Reggie Jackson, Mr. Randy Levine, Mr. Ray Negron, Anheuser Busch, The Bronx Zoo, The Bronx Botanical Garden, and Mr. Regis Philben to name only a few. This year is a tribute to BCC founder Elias Karmon, who in 2002 helped resurrect the BCC from its then dormant stage. Mr. Elias Karmon passed away in 2008 at the age of 98, and was known as “MR. BRONX”.
Finally, I want to say when are we going to get Channel 11 back on Cablevision? It is now over 3 months, and Cablevision has substituted various different programming in place of WPIX TV while the two companies dispute. Where are our elected officials & the FCC, and is Cablevision in a breech of contract to carry local channels. If the latter is true, then let’s open up the cable television area covered by Cablevision to any and all cable television companies that will carry the local channels in addition to Cablevisions only competition Verizon Fios that is not available yet in many areas of the Bronx. We have had enough of Cablevision’s imposed blackouts while they try to get more money from suppliers and subscribers. Congress needs to look into this matter and the sooner the better. By the way Cablevision does not have an exclusive right to the Bronx. There are four buildings that are in the Bronx which are part of the Marble Hill Houses that are serviced by Time Warner Cable. If Time Warner Cable services those four Bronx buildings why can't other Bronxites then get Time Warner Cable?
If you have any comments about this column or would like to have an event listed or covered in this column or on my blog you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-644-4199 Mr. Robert Press.
Posted by Bronx News at 1:56 PM
Wakefield Area News
By Mary Lauro
BRONX, NEW YORK, October 22- Some communities look like picture postcards and others as if a whirlwind of garbage had deposited its detritus on it. What is the difference? Are some people cleaner than others?
Not at all. It is not a matter of personal cleanliness. It is a matter of civic awareness. Children who drop their plastic soda cups on the sidewalk, or adults who throw garbage out of car windows would not do so in their own homes. Very possibly, their own homes are sparkling clean. They simply do not see the area outside their homes as part of their responsibility.
While we agree with some critics that the Sanitation Department, like so many other agencies in the city, spends more time and gives better service in communities that are in the higher income tax bracket, we also feel that the wealthier communities are more apt to voice complaints more quickly and effectively than the poorer ones. For example, think of the number of illegal vendors that are now moving on to White Plains Road. The same vendors would not dream of offering their wares in Riverdale. They know full well that the police would be on them in no time at all, not because the police are anxious to ticket them, but because members of the community would not tolerate their presence.
On White Plain Road, it is a different story. Barbecue chicken is roasted in the open behind a parked car or truck. Many ungloved fingers handle the chicken. On another block, a gleaming, well-structured conveyance sports utensils for boiling frankfurters and sauerkraut. It parks itself between two restaurants. And so on. Patrol cars whiz by. The one or two voices that dial 311 are lonely.
Another feature which downgrades communities is the proliferation of illegal signs. Actually, no signs are to be posted on city streets other than those designated by city agencies. Riverdale has no illegal signs. They are immediately reported and just as quickly removed by the Sanitation Department. We, too, can get such service, if we report the signs. We urge you to do that. It is simple enough.
See a sign anywhere in the community, note the address. You must have the address or a description of its location. Call 311. You will be connected with a person who will take your information and give you a complaint number. Call the next day to see if the sign was removed. Or, better yet, go yourself to the location to see if the sign was removed. If it was not removed, call 311 again, as well as CB 12 at 718-881-4455 to report that it was not removed. We must be persistent to get the service we deserve.
We asked you to do this once before and it worked for a while. But is has begun again with a vengeance. Those signs are now making headway into our side streets. Nothing can be so cheapening. Think of the money spent in upgrading our homes and the thoughtlessness of those who would destroy that effort. Report them!
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