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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Feb. 26

Two Bronx men are accused of a hate-crime murder for beating an Ecuadorean immigrant to death in Brooklyn in December while shouting anti-gay and anti-Hispanic slurs.

WNYC's Main Street NY project visited 161st street to ask local businesses about the changes coming in the wake of the new Yankee Stadium, including the proposed rezoning. You can listen in or read the transcript here.

Perhaps you caught Anderson Cooper singling out Bronx Congressman Eliot Engel for arriving a tad early at Obama's speech on Tuesday (if not, the transcript is here; scroll down a bit). Engel, who is known for staking out choice seats at big speeches, fired back today.

Bloomberg is courting recalcitrant Bronx GOP chief Jay Savino along with the other Republican borough chairs as he prepares to run for his third term - but no luck so far.

Australian paper The Age has an article highlighting one of the many Bronx classrooms with a Teach for America recruit behind the desk.

Sustainable South Bronx founder Majora Carter is featured in the second installment of HBO's show "The Black List," airing tonight.

Bronx State Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. is balking at proposed tolls for the Harlem and East River bridges; the tolls are part of a plan to close the MTA budget gap and avert drastic fare increases and service cuts.


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