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Monday, February 9, 2009

Bronx News Roundup Feb. 9

Nine Bronx teens, ages 14-18, will get the chance to air segments on National Public Radio through the Peabody Award-winning youth journalism program, Radio Rookies.

A judge finally throws out the negligent super of a building on E. 175th St in Tremont. An administrator has been appointed to review and respond to tenants’ complaints that include collapsing ceilings, widespread mold, and a rodent infestation.

A man held two women hostage on Saturday in an apartment in Melrose. After six hours, the women were let go and police arrested the man.

A generous benefactor donates the funds to build a new computer lab at St. Theresa School. Before his death, Antonio Martello, a resident of Pelham Gardens, was suffering from kidney illness and changed his will to include the generous gift after he heard that the children at St. Theresa were praying for him.

The Botanical Garden’s Lorillard snuff mill will get a $10.5 million renovation. Weddings, banquets and parties at the mill, bring in about $1 million annually for the botanical garden.


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