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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bronx News Roundup July 29

A group of Bronx teens are taking a month-long forensics class at Bronx Community College this summer, says the Daily News.

Also in today's News: a homeless man was hit and killed yesterday while walking on the Major Deegan Expressway; Bronx BP Adolfo Carrion is allocating more than half of this year's capitol budget to affordable housing; and Kappstatter's quirky weekly column on the mess that is Bronx politics.

The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, led by State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, is holding a rally this afternoon to protest the world's skyrocketing gas prices. The rally, held at the Times Square Triangle (7th Avenue and 42nd Street), starts at 12 p.m. For information call (718) 991-3161. (UPDATE: the rally's being held this Thursday, not Tuesday. Sorry about that.)

Talking of Diaz and Kappstatter, it appears the two aren't on the best of terms. Check out this letter Diaz reportedly wrote to the News' Bronx Boro chief.

The New York Sun has a story about a Bronx-born man who's dreaming of winning a judo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics this summer.

Brandy Cochrane, founder of Friends of the Woods, is looking for volunteers, performers, and vendors to take part in a block party she's organizing in University Heights for August 30. For details e-mail thewoods@inbox.com.

1 comment:

  1. The rally in Times Square will be on Thursday. Here's the press release:

    For Immediate Release
    July 28th, 2008

    Hispanic Ministers To Hold A Demonstration Against The Increase in Oil & Gas Prices

    The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, presided by Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, together with elected officials, will hold a press conference/demonstration to protest the increased prices of gasoline.

    This demonstration will take place on Thursday, July 31st 2008, from 12:00-1:30 PM, at the Times Square Triangle, located at 7th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan.

    “As a protest to the oil crisis that has affected our nation, and so manyfamilies in Latin-American nations have been struggling with, even to the point of making it hard to purchase basic foods to feed entire families, we will join our voices in protest of these conditions to those of so many
    throughout the world,” said Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz.

    For additional information, please call (718) 991-3161.



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