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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bronx News Roundup March 3

Anthony Ribustello, a Republican district leader and an actor who appeared in the Sopranos, has added his name to the list of those running for borough president. More here on that special election, which is scheduled for April 21.

Adolfo Carrion, the White House's newly appointed director of urban affairs, is "out of his league," argues Mary Mitchell, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist, who believes the job should have gone to a "high-profile community activist with close ties to the African-American community."

More than a dozen people were hospitalized last night, following a carbon monoxide leak in a Parkchester apartment building.

Three Bronx high schools have been added to the state's list of failing schools.

A Bronx man, in jail since 1997 for the shooting death of acquaintance, has had his murder conviction overturned by a judge.

State Senator Pedro Espada's son, Pedro G. Espada, is reportedly eyeing Ruben Diaz Jr.'s assembly seat, which Diaz will vacate should he become borough president.


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