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Thursday, July 26, 2007

News Roundup for July 26

The organization Rocking the Boat and Joseph Rachlin of the Lehman College biology department are featured in a story about efforts to restore urban rivers in the current issue of the Nation. A preview is available here.

NY1 has an update on a fire that gutted some Jerome Avenue stores in May. The police are searching for a group of teens that were captured in a surveillance video.

Bronx parents, students and council members rallied at City Hall yesterday to protest overcrowding in the schools, News 12 reports.

News 12 also reports on plans to improve bus service in the Bronx. The changes come 6 months after State Senator Jeff Klein released a study criticizing express bus service.

The Daily News reported yesterday about the contentious search for a new home for Peace and Diversity High School, which outgrew its space on Lehman's campus last year.

And the NY Times looks at the Diabetes epidemic in the city, noting that "New Yorkers in East Harlem, Williamsburg-Bushwick and certain parts of the South Bronx are hospitalized for diabetes at 10 times the rate of residents of the Upper East Side."


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