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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

News Roundup, Tuesday, Oct. 9

The most disseminated story coming out of the Bronx is the sad tale of a 17-year-old who is facing charges in the death of his infant son in West Farms. According to reports, the young father wrapped the crying child in blankets, which suffocated him.

Here's a Daily News profile of Donna Futterman, who run the HIV/AIDS program for Monterfiore Medical Center.

The Monroe-Clinton rivalry is the best high school baseball rivalry in the city (though Monroe usually prevails. Soon, two players, one from each school, will ship off to Oklahoma to pursue their baseball dreams at a community college there. Danny Almonte, who gained national notoriety after dominating the Little League Series as a pitcher several years ago until it was discovered that he was two years too old, will be joined by Clinton's Juan Carlos Perez.

The Aquinas Housing Corporation, which is supported partially by City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera, unveiled 73 new affordable housing units yesterday in West Farms.

Two dozen struggling Bronx middle schools will receive extra funding from the city.

Here's a more in-depth look from the Times at the Million Trees Initiative that kicked off in Bronx earlier today.


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