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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bronx News Roundup Feb. 19

A restaurant on 238th Street is doing its bit for world peace "one falafel at a time" by inviting local Jews and Arabs to monthly eat-and-greets.

Jurors have returned a guilty verdict in the second "Black Sunday" trial. The building manager and the corporate owner of 234 E. 178th Street were cleared of the more serious manslaughter charge in deaths of two firefighters in 2005, but convicted of criminally negligent homicide. Last Friday, two tenants who lived in the building were found not guilty of similar charges.

Seven firefighters suffered minor injuries following a fire in a two-story building on the Grand Concourse at 169th street early this morning.

Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. and Councilman Joel Rivera are among those congratulating Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion on his finally finalized move to Washington D.C. Both are said to be eyeing his old job. In their latest issue, the Norwood News looks back at Carrion's seven-year tenure.

A much critisized cartoon in yesterday's Post has reminded one observer of a another controversial stretch by the same artist - one that depicted then mayoral candidate (and Bronx BP) Fernando Ferrer planting a kiss on the Rev. Al Sharpton's behind. You can see both cartoons here.

The demolition of Shea Stadium is complete. Meanwhile, High Bridge residents continue to wait for the old Yankee Stadium to suffer the same fate.


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