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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Bronx News Roundup Aug. 21

Borough President Adolfo Carrion may be creating "unnecessary political enemies" by jumping off the fence to endorse Washington Heights Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat over Miguel Martinez. [NYT]

In the presidential primaries, Carrion campaigned for Hillary Clinton. Now he's helping Barack Obama reach out to Hispanic voters. [El Diario La Prensa]

There's bickering in the Bronx over who will be the next Civil Court candidate. [Daily News]

Two kids who were separated from their mom when a carjacker stole the livery cab they were riding in were released unharmed near their Morrisania home. [NY1]

A burst sewer line has disrupted proceedings at the new Bronx Hall of Justice. [Post]

Health care workers at a Kingsbridge nursing home, who have been striking for six months over stingy pay and benefits, are celebrating today after getting back their old jobs and seniority. Their boss - who pays herself a hefty $700,000 a year to run the 400-bed center - lost an appeal yesterday and now faces jail-time. [Daily News]

Montefiore Medical Center now performs liver transplants. [Market Watch]

Two high school students from the Bronx Academy of Letters have been studying at Berkeley this summer. [UC Berkeley News] In the fall, two different students - one from Mount Hope, the other from Morris Heights - are off to Ivy League colleges on full-scholarships. [Mount Hope Monitor]


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