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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, March 26

Daily News columnist Michael Daly says Pedro Espada and Ruben Diaz Sr. are "traitors" for not supporting the bridge tolls which could have prevented the likely M.T.A. fare hikes and service cuts. Barring a last-minute rescue plan in Albany, the fare increases will be implemented on May 31, while the service reductions will phased in over the next few months. See here for a map showing how transit will be affected in your neighborhood.

A Bronx mom is suing the city over toxic contamination in her children's school.

Victor Toro, a Bronx resident and activist who fled Chile in the 1980s after serving jail time for fighting the dictatorship there, will be allowed to stay in America a little longer after deportation proceedings against him were temporarily suspended. More here.

Out-of-work Bronxites are flocking to the Bronx Library Center on East Kingbridge Road for help with their resumes and to attend free computer classes.

A high-performing charter school in Claremont has been put on probation for not meeting state requirements for teacher certification. There was an editorial about this in yesterday's New York Post.

The principal of elementary school in Riverdale allegedly compiled a "hate-list" of his least favorite teachers.


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