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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Arrest in Bronx Leads to Protest in Chinatown

Community activists rallied in Chinatown last Sunday, in support of Bronx resident Jian Zhong Chen, 46, who claims he was falsely arrested and imprisoned in the Bronx on March 23 on charges of menacing and possession of a weapon.

Chen (pictured), who speaks little to no English, said that the police did not allow him to use a 911 translator to explain himself. He was arrested near 184th Street and Jerome Avenue as he was running errands in his new neighborhood. More here in the Mount Hope Monitor.

Also in the Monitor this month:

Food pantries in the west Bronx have experienced an uptick in foot traffic as the recession deepens and more people lose their jobs.

A middle school on Webster Avenue has won the Chase “Multimedia in the Classroom” award for the fourth year in a row.

Local leaders react to one man's plan to drain the Harlem River.

The Citizens Advice Bureau been selected by the New York Times Company as one of 10 semi-finalists for the 2009 Nonprofit Excellence Awards.


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