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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bronx News Roundup for Oct. 10

The murder trial of Norwood resident Jose Calderon is into its second week. Calderon, 19, stands accused of killing Quachaun Browne, 4, the son of his then girlfriend. Yesterday, Quachaun's older sister described the savage beatings Calderon unleashed onto Quachaun in the weeks leading up to his death. The family lived on Kossuth Avenue. Here's how the Norwood News reported the tragedy at the time. Quachaun's mother, Aleshia Smith, has already pled guilty to first degree manslaughter.

Bronx Borough President and mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion gets profiled in today's AM New York. It's a mostly positive look at the former school teacher, but it does touch on one of the major controversies of his time as BP, namely the allegation that he removed several Community Board 4 board members for voting against the new Yankee Stadium.

The 2008 Zagat guide for New York City restaurants is out, as is the Michelin one. In the Zagat survey, the Bronx has 28 entries, up from 25 in 2007. Meanwhile, Steve Cuozzo of the Post takes issue with the whole process in a column titled "Take both of these books and stuff' em."

NY1 has a potentially interesting piece about Bronx GED students getting the runaround from an alternative school. Strangely, there's no mention of the school's name or where it is.

According to the The New York Sun, the New York Botanical Garden is about to "unveil the most extensive display of chrysanthemums cultivated in the imperial style that has ever been seen outside of Japan." The exhibit opens on Oct. 20.

The Bronx, not known for its proud soccer tradition, may be harboring the next Freddy Adu in the form of JFK sophomore and goal machine Karamba Janneh.

Who knew? Everyone knows J-Lo was born in the Bronx, but LiLo too? Wikipedia confirms it, so it must be true. Here's a list of other famous Bronxites.


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