- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.Q6qPkwFC.dpuf Bronx News Roundup, Feb. 18 | Bronx News Networkbronx

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Feb. 18

A fire early this morning sent seven firefighters to the hospital. The fire department reported no serious injuries, and everyone in the building got out safely.

The second jury in the Black Sunday fire trial told the judge last night that they were deadlocked after three days of deliberation. The jury is considering charges against a former and present owner of the building where two firefighters died in 2005. The judge has instructed them to continue deliberating today. Tenants in the building were acquitted by another jury earlier this week.

Giorgio Armani and Caroline Kennedy were in the Bronx yesterday to visit an art center Armani funded through the Fund for Public Schools. Armani's thoughts on the subway, here.

CityRoom reports on problems with The Bronx Job database bronxatwork.com, run by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. Namely: it lists no jobs. The website was set up by outgoing BP Carrion as part of his Bronx jobs initiative. It'd be nice to have it up and running, now that unemployment in the borough has hit 9.6%. More on this in the upcoming Norwood News.

A Bronx Community College student and father-to-be was shot and killed in a deli yesterday while trying to break up a fight. The student, Joseph Vega, 21, and another customer, Jermaine Stewart, didn't know either of the men fighting when they tried to intervene. Stewart was also shot and is serious but stable condition. The suspected gunman has turned himself in.

A Pelham Parkway woman got some financial advice, care of the Daily News.

A South Bronx street was renamed after community activist Yolanda Garcia on Tuesday.

And of course, as you see below, BP Carrion is heading to DC to direct a new White House Office on Urban Policy. More on all this later.

1 comment:

  1. The Bronx at work website hasn't worked for about a year now. I gave up on it.


Bronx News Network reserves the right to remove comments that include personal attacks, name calling, foul language, commercial advertisements, spam, or any language that might be considered threatening, libelous or inciting hate.

User comments are reviewed by BxNN staff and may be included or excluded at our discretion.

If what you have to say is unrelated to this particular post, please visit our readers' forum.