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Thursday, August 30, 2007

News Roundup August 30

Today's Daily News reports that the floating pool in Brooklyn--which attracted tens of thousands of visitors this summer while open for less than two months--may be moved to the Bronx next summer. The Parks Department plans to rotate the pool to a different borough every year, and next year it may be relocated to Tiffany St. Pier in Hunts Point.

A city health department survey of high-schoolers released Wednesday by the city health department found that teenage girls in the South Bronx were almost twice as likely as girls nationwide to have unprotected sex. In addition, the survey reported New York city teens are about 10 percent less likely to use birth control than teenagers in other parts of the country; the rate among sexually active New York teens is 8 percent, as compared to 18 percent nationally.

1 comment:

  1. Nothing new folks! This old news and common sense at this point in time. The South Bronx is the poorest Congressional District in the country. And while Congressman Serrano (best elected official in the Bronx) has performed beyond expectations, the City continues to ignore the needs of this community.

    As for for the 8% who are sexually active versus the 18% nationally, I would also question that. The truth of the matter is that we are seeing more and more teen pregnancies in our Borough and very little effort to prevent unplanned pregnancies and support for teen parents.

    Haile Rivera
    University Heights (Bronx)


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