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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

News Roundup for July 11

The New York Times reported on a plan to put up an office buildings on Fordham Road, a traditionally commercial strip, across from the Metro North station in the space where the Sears building is currently covered in scaffolding. We wrote a story on this exact subject in February. Unfortunately, the link isn't working, but believe us, we were all over this.

In today’s Daily News, it was reported that Montefiore Medical Center can now move ahead and buy Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. The north Bronx hospital would be taking over Mercy as well as responsibility for its debt.

There was yet another power outage in the Bronx this morning, this time affecting East Tremont and Hunts Point areas. According to 1010Wins, 650 customers were still without power by 9.a.m, down from the 1,250 without power by 6 a.m. The cause is still unknown.

A NY1 article mentioned yesterday the city’s plan to build a 911 call center in the Bronx.
The area, however, has been recognized by the Office of Emergency Management as likely to flood in hurricanes, so there is a question of the location’s reliability in times of need.


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