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Friday, February 6, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Feb. 6

On Wednesday night, Bronxites, including local politicians, packed an auditorium at Lehman College to register their displeasure over proposed MTA fare hikes and service cuts. Outrage focused on proposals slashing bus service across the Bronx and doubling fares for the Access-A-Ride service for elderly and disabled riders. MTA officials expressed some hope that Albany might ride to the rescue by increasing funding before these proposals become policy on March 25.
A recent Times article captures exactly these fears about losing local bus service.

The body of a 16-year-old Williamsbridge girl missing for a month was discovered in a city morgue in Brooklyn, where she had been misidentified. The girl died, apparently of an asthma attack, on Dec. 30.

One of the firefighters who survived the Black Sunday fire in the Bronx four years ago testified yesterday about helping fellow firefighters leap from a fourth story window. The manslaughter case charges several tenants and the building's owners for causing the deaths of two firefighters who were trapped in the building because of illegal renovations.

The Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden, praised Albany lawmakers for resisting a 55% cut proposed by Gov. Paterson, but raised alarms about a proposed 100% cut in state funding still scheduled for 2010. New Yorkers sent more than 46,000 messages to Albany after a campaign by the WCS (including videos like this one) protesting the cuts.

Guerrilla posters are going up all over the Bronx at landmarks in the history of hip hop, thanks to Bronx Rhymes, a project tracing the roots of the genre. The project posts brief rhymes about hip hop history and asks passersby to text in responses, which can be read online.

The Bronx Science girls’ basketball team, the Wolves, has just won 11 straight games. They now share first place in the division standings.

And Rep. Joseph Crowley has been named the 2009 Irishman of the Year by the NYPD Emerald Society.


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