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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bronx News Roundup Jan. 22

Move over Queens, the Bronx is now the most diverse county in America, according to the U.S. Census. Says Newsweek: "Choose any two residents at random and there's an 89.7 percent chance that they'll be of different races or ethnicities." More here on the Bronx's changing demographics.

A Bronx man who posed as an immigration lawyer has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from unsuspecting clients who hired him to help them obtain visas.

Two Bronx women have been charged with prostitution offenses after police replied to an ad on Craigslist and set up a sting.

The movie Doubt, set in a Bronx catholic school in the 1960s (and filmed in part at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale), has been nominated for four Academy Awards.

Careless drivers make the Bronx an especially dangerous place for kids walking to and from school.

Borough President Adolfo Carrion has returned 20 contributions adding up to $47,450 , according to his latest filing. In recent months Carrion has been linked to four jobs: his current one (a possibility if nothing else works out); city comptroller (ditto); New York senator (now Caroline Kennedy's ruled herself out, his chances may have jumped a little); and, most talked about of all, a heavily rumored (but not yet confirmed) move to Washington to work with President Obama.

Riverdalians who attended Tuesday's inauguration tell of their experiences.


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