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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bronx News Roundup Aug. 27

Bronx Democrats apparently knew about Nelson Castro’s prior arrest record before choosing him to replace Bronx Assemblyman Luis Diaz in the Sept. 9 primary reported Bob Kappstatter in his weekly Bronx Borough news column. Castro was arrested for felony grand larceny as well as for driving with a revoked license. [Daily News]

Two men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in an illegal gambling ring, which was ran out of the Hunts Point Market. [NYT]

Late Monday night a livery cab driver was attacked and his cab stolen by an unidentified man. The incident occurred at Carter Avenue and 174th Street in Tremont. [NY1]

A body found this weekend in the Niagara River has been confirmed to be a 12-year-old Bronx girl. Magdalena Lubowska had been missing since Aug. 13. [Newsday]

A Bronx man who claims he was attacked by two female police officers filed a $25 million lawsuit against the city yesterday. Marlon Smith says he was beaten by the two off-duty cops following a traffic incident and needed 35 stitches. [NY1]

The city’s Department of Health confirmed that two city residents were infected with the West Nile Virus. One is a 73-year-old woman from Queens and the other a 60-year-old man from the Bronx. Both were hospitalized in early August. [EmaxHealth]

A 19th century building at 614 Courtland Ave. in Melrose has recently begun renovations, David Gonzalez reports. The building has received a second life thanks to the Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. [NYT]


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