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Monday, August 4, 2008

Bronx News Roundup August 4

One of the four suspects in a triple shooting at BadaBing, a Hunts Point’s gentlemen’s club, remains on the loose, ABC-7 reports.

A cop who served in Iraq saved the life of a swimmer drowning at Orchard Beach yesterday, the Post reports.

Foreclosures in the Bronx increased by 16 percent since July 2007, the second-lowest percentage increase among the five boroughs, according to a data from Propertyshark.com, the Post reports. There were 29 home seizures in the Bronx last month. Fordham and University Heights have some of the highest foreclosure rates in New York City.

Jill Starishevsky, a Bronx assistant district attorney, has written a book to help parents and kids deal with sexual abuse, the Daily News reports. North Central Bronx Hospital has the borough’s only sexual assault treatment program.

The Yankees honored nearly two dozen war veterans over the weekend, the Post reports. In our most recent Iraq coverage, the Norwood News profiled an Army private who briefly returned to the Bronx to get married before departing for duty.

The Post has a short profile on Taraje Williams-Murray, the first Arab-American U.S. Olympic athlete and a Mott Haven resident. He’s competing in judo, which he learned to defend himself on the mean streets of the South Bronx.


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