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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fire Aftermath Update

The Daily News reported yesterday that among the businesses "destroyed" in Monday's fire on East 204th Street in Norwood, was McKeon Funeral Home. That is totally incorrect as we reported here on Monday. In fact, owner Bill Curran just told us that he has a funeral scheduled today. McKeon suffered a little bit of water and smoke damage, but the newly renovated funeral home survived largely intact. McKeon Funeral Home is located at 3129 Perry Ave. and the phone number is 718-655-6464.

We're a little short-staffed on this almost-holiday work day. Can anyone tell us whether Bank of American on the corner of East 204th Street and Bainbridge Avenue is open for business? The Daily News said that business was destroyed as well, and while we don't think that's the case -- the building appeared completely intact the day of the fire -- we wanted to make sure of  the bank's current status before we posted anything about it. 

Also, we wanted to provide a better phone number for residents wanting to order groceries by telephone from Foodtown --718-293-3032.  The other 718 number in our previous report is for Pricebusters, which will, in the next few weeks, provide some groceries. Residents can also order groceries for delivery on-line at www.foodtown.com. If you use either service, please let us know about your experience so we can share it with our readers and your neighbors.

We'll have a News Roundup and a little more news on the blog as the day progresses.


  1. i would strogly say sorry for what every one must be going threw . i was ones a resident in the area and it breaks my hart to hear of such tragic news. i just would hope that the area would bounces back . i will always love the bronx .

  2. Bank of America building is up and not destroyed, but it is not open for business due to smoke and water damage because of the fire. That's the sign that is posted on the bank's front glass door. It seems that it will re-open at some point when it is deemed safe and i'm sure whatever damage is in the bank has been repaired.


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