As always, here are the stories in this week's (Feb. 9 - Feb. 15) issues of the Riverdale Review and Bronx Press.
* Progress on long-stalled apartment tower > Tulfan Terrace is finally set for completion in January 2013, according to its mortgage owner
* Oregano, eagerly anticipated Johnson Ave. eatery, welcomes new chef > Claude Alain Solliard replaces Ricardo Cardona as Oregano Bar & Bistro's executive chef
* Board okays controversial skate rink > CB8 votes 20-4, with six abstentions, to support a plan to install a skating rink in Van Cortlandt Park
* Residents may be charged for parking inconvenience > Residents along Waldo Ave. may have to pay to park in Manhattan College's garage while the school builds its new student center
* Community leader offers vision for rigorous new charter school > Yes the Bronx chairman Alex Diacou unveils plans to open the Rosalyn Yalow Academy Charter School
* Renewed pleas for neighborhood slow zone on Independence Ave. > A plan to introduce a neighborhood slow zone outside two of Riverdale's public schools is expected to gather momentum after a 54-year-old female pedestrian was struck while crossing the street
* Plans to posthumously honor educator and community leader Debbie Bowden > CB8 members propose renaming the P.S. 24 library in memory of Bowden
* Local home invasion robbery foiled > Authorities arrest two men during an attempted drug-related home invasion in Kingsbridge last week
* Bronx politician calls for transferable Muni-Meter time > Councilman James Vacca introduces legislation to allow drivers to use unexpired Muni-Meter time to park anywhere in the city without fear of being ticketed.
Also in the Bronx Press:
* The Bronx wins battle for FreshDirect > Online grocer FreshDirect announces it will build its new headquarters at the Harlem River Yards, thanks to a $130 million sweetener from state and city officials
* City Island school is awarded landmark status > P.S. 102, which was later renamed P.S. 17, added to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission's register of historic places
* Growers weeded out in Van Nest pot bust > Police remove nearly 800 marijuana plants after raiding a five-story apartment building in Van Nest