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Monday, July 2, 2007

News Roundup for July 2

Daily News reports that two Bronx boys were crushed and critically injured as a 10-foot stretch of parapet collapsed on them at 2260 Grand Concourse, near 183rd Street, Sunday morning.

NY1’s Dean Meminger reports the progress of the plan for a charter school in the old borough courthouse in Melrose. Building owner Henry Weinstein and Reverend Timothy Birkett, of the Urban Youth Alliance, who with Imagine Schools has applied for a charter, believe they’ll find the funding where many others have failed in the 30 years the building has been vacant.

Commercial Property News details a new development project in the Melrose section of the Bronx, backed by the Atlantic Development Group, which is one of the two main competitors on the armory project, and Boricua College. The 4.5-acre project, “slated to one of the largest and most ambitious community revitalization in the Bronx in recent years,” includes a new Bronx flagship location for the college and low and moderate income housing.

State Senator José Serrano blogs about his visit to Washington with Minority Leader Malcolm Smith as they prepare for the 2008 election. The Democrats need just two seats to overtake the Senate, and they’re looking for all the help they can get.


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