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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

News Roundup for July 10

Manny Fernandez wrote a colorful story in the Times on the recent problems at the Bronx Marriage Bureau with couples being turned away before closing time.

On the City Room Blog, authors Jonathan Mahler (Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning) and James Goodman (Blackout) are taking questions from readers on the '77 blackout.

City Limits takes an in-depth look at the Housing Help Program based at Bronx Housing Court that has now been adopted in Brooklyn.

In Newsday, there's a story about a prominent activist in the Bronx, Victor Toro, who was detained by Border Patrol in upstate New York. After fleeing the military dictatorship in Chile, Toro founded La Pena del Bronx to assist the city's poor, youth and immigrants.


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