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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bronx News Roundup Sept. 4

Following a lawsuit, city officials have backed away from a plan that would have used explosives to blast rock out of Jerome Park Reservoir.

State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. likes what he sees in Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate.

Ocelot Properties, a private equity firm with buildings in the Bronx, is a do-nothing slumlord, tenants charge.

State Senator Jose M. Serrano has kind words for the growing number of same-sex couples choosing to live in the Bronx.

Tuesday's Daily News reported that Best Buy, the electronics giant, wants to hire Bronx residents to staff two new stores - one on Fordham Road (which will open in November) and the other in the Gateway Mall (set to open this time next year). More here.

Also in the Daily News, bus drivers working certain routes in the Bronx and Brooklyn regularly encounter violent passengers, a new study shows. The worst route of all? The Bx 36, which winds through Washington Heights, Morris Heights, Mount Hope, and several east Bronx neighborhoods.

Are real estate prices in the South Bronx about to shoot up? Is Mott Haven the new Williamsburg? Not likely, says The Read Deal. Here's Boogiedowner's take on the story.


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