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Monday, November 24, 2008

Bronx News Roundup Nov. 24

It was a chilly weekend for most but nearly 40 people were left in the cold after a blazing fire at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday consumed an apartment building and several homes in the Longwood section of the Bronx. It began on the first floor of 952 Rogers Place and quickly spread.

The Young Women's Leadership School is also being given the cold shoulder, losing support from the Young Women's Leadership Foundation and being forced to change its name because it relocated to a co-ed school building. It has been shuffled around from one location to the next for the last four years.

On another note, the trial for "Soprano" actor, Lillo Brancato, begins today. He is accused of being involved in the murder of a Bronx off-duty officer. Last Friday, a Bronx judge refused to toss out potentially incriminating evidence against Brancato.

Some good news. Former South Bronxite, Patrick Alvarez, who grew up in various homeless shelters around the city is now a freshman at Syracuse University, preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday by giving back with a non-profit he founded, Project Feed Me. He will be holding the organization's first major event today, handing out turkeys to the hungry at the Children's Aid Society on West 118th.

And for some breaking news! The Bronx is no longer just a borough. It's now also the name of Ashlee Simpson's newborn, Bronx Mowgli. To be fair, a teacher in Alabama was the first to don the name but her parents weren't celebs. Apparently, the story was so important it needed to be covered not once but twice by the New York Times.

1 comment:

  1. About 952 Rogers Pl -- its (or was) a 3-family home its been sold 3 times recently in 2005 for $320,000, in 2006 for $392,200 and in 2007 for $575,000.

    Inquiring minds should be asking - was it in foreclosure ?



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