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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bronx News Roundup April 9

Ruben Diaz Jr., the front runner in the borough president's race, has announced that long-time Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene will become his deputy, should he win the special election on April 21. Greene (pictured) is looking at a significant pay rise.

Latin music legend Ralph Mercado, who in died in March aged 67, was honored yesterday at a tribute breakfast, where his widow was presented with a New York State Senate Proclamation by State Sen. Pedro Espada. Councilman Joel Rivera and his father, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, are among those looking to rename Fordham Plaza after Mercado.

A former butcher has been found guilty of murdering and dismembering a colleague in May 2006.

The president of the cash-strapped Wildlife Conservation Society wants the city to give the Bronx Zoo a much needed funding injection.

Parkchester, the neighborhood in the east Bronx best known for its sprawling residential complex of more than 100 buildings, was once home to an orphanage. [via BoogieDowner]


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