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Fight 'Pooper Trators'

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 19:46
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined NYC Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Bronx Community Board #7 District Manager Fernando Tirado to announce a new information and enforcement campaign aimed at keeping Bronx streets free of canine waste.

The photo shows Borough President Diaz holding a “pooper scooper,” which typically cost about $20 each—a contrast to the $250 fine “pooper-trators” will receive for failing to clean up after their pet.

Bronx Subway Upgrades

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 19:41

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has agreed to major renovations to the 149thStreet/Grand Concourse subway station. Additionally, the agency will make repairs to the 138th Street/3rd Avenue subway station.

THE PICTURE HOUSE

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 19:29

The next two weeks are stacked with top-notch documentaries, from two acclaimed filmmakers, Ibtisam Mara'ana from Israel, and Henry Corra from the US. Both will be visiting The Picture House in person with their latest efforts, respectively 77 Steps and The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan. College students get in for free!

Ryan Gosling gets a week to wreak havoc at The Picture House main hall with his turn as a moody stuntman in the action thriller Driver and the Black Power movement is seen through new eyes in The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975.

Happy 107th Birthday to NYC's SUBWAY

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 13:30

Happy Birthday to you, there are times you smell like a zoo...

By the late 1800s, New York City's promise and potential were constrained only by a mass transit system that was becoming somewhat frayed around the edges. Electric streetcars, horse-drawn omnibuses and steam-powered elevated trains could carry passengers only limited distances. Manhattan Island north of Greenwich Village was the suburbs and anything much farther out than that was country, certainly impractical for a regular commute.

Headlines 10/27/11

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 08:27
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EUROPEAN ZONE AGREES. Bailouts For Greece.

QUAKE DEATHS 523. Recoveries Continue.

MADOFFS ATTEMPTED. Double Suicide.

US ECONOMY. Stuck in Slump.

HURRICANE. Near Mexico.

CICA Meeting

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 00:51

The October Meeting of the City Island Civic Association took place and ended last night without it's President, or VP in attendance at 190 Fordham Street.
Although residents are always welcomed, several regulars were also missing from the monthly meeting.

There were no guests scheduled to speak and little was actually accomplished. Does that mean that in this particular case, no news is still good news?

Perhaps the low attendance had something to do with the October 2010 meeting notice, which as yo can see, makes reference to 2010 and was

City Island Show Opening

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 23:54

Kaleidoscope Gallery of City Island is proud to announce the Opening Show and Sale of Art curated by Carolyn Stanford. Founder and President of Inside Out Art, Carolyn, devotes her time to supporting and promoting the works of outstanding, self taught, incarcerated non-violent offenders and ex-offenders.

Dog Walkers ‘pooper scooper’ Law Enforcement

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 23:46

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. today announced a public awareness campaign to remind dog walkers to pick up after their dogs, as required by the law.

Bronx HS for the Visual Arts

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 23:43

Tomorrow afternoon @ 4:30 PM, Council Member James Vacca will join Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, as well as students and faculty from the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts, to cut the ribbon on the school’s recently renovated library and computer lab. Vacca and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. allocated a combined $340,000 to fund the project, which included new flooring and furniture in the library, upgraded wiring, and new computers for the computer lab.

BRONX HISTORIAN ANNIVERSARY

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 09:41
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Lloyd Ultan, who was inaugurated Bronx Borough Historian on October 26, 1996, is marking the 15th anniversary of entering this government office in his typical manner—by working.