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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

August 8 News Roundup

Due to the rain and flooding, most of the subway lines have been affected. Among those, the 4 train is suspended in either direction between the 125th Street and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall stations and the D train is suspended in either direction between the 145th Street and Norwood-205th Street stations. The Metro-North is back on track. For updates, check out MTA's website.

The Daily News reports on a remarkable young Morris Heights resident who has won a Gates Millennium Scholarship that will pave the way for her to attend Albertus Magnus College in the fall. The student, who is a student leader and activist at her high school, dreams of being a senator some day, spends her free time volunteering. She was nominated for the prestigious scholarship by her education adviser at the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

The City Room Blog reports that 4,000 Con Ed customers were without power today because of power lines damaged by the storm. One fourth of those customers were in the Bronx.

Mexicans are the third largest immigrant group in New York after Dominicans and Chinese, says an article in AM New York. The growing number of Mexicans in New York is partially due to high birth rates as well as the lift on protections of Mexico's corn industry to take place next year. This lift would make it harder to grow corn, forcing people to leave the countryside.

The Daily News reports that the Pelham Bay Landfill, closed in 1978, could be opened to the public soon, but local residents don't think it's safe.

The Crotona pool between East 172nd and East 174th streets has been named a landmark.


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