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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, April 22

Check out our BP election post if you haven't already.

New York's new Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan visited the Catholic Charities food pantry in west Bronx last Friday. Bronxites were excited about the visit. One person said, "Touching him is like getting some part of Jesus. It's like a blessing. I think this is the best thing I've ever seen."

A quick report from WNYC on the NYPD's gun buy-back program, which hits the Bronx Saturday.

Keeping you updated on the latest MTA rescue plan: six upstate Democrats are balking at a payroll tax. [More from Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada on this later]

Firefighters helped save a Bronx family when their Fordham-area home ignited into flames early Tuesday morning.

Speaking of fire, a fire standpipe at a Mott Haven school complex recently failed a safety test.

And finally, a new lion cub at the Bronx Zoo is shy.


  1. i know my big mouth can be a big pain in the neck, but i want to congratulate jordan and james and everyone involved in this blog.

    i look forward to reading it every day and with all the media choices out there, this one continues to ride to the top of my internet priority list and does not disappoint with something worth checking out on a regular basis.

    and yes, i'm going to keep bugging you (!), but i want to encourage all my bronx brothers and sisters to visit this site daily to learn as much as we can about our wonderful homeland... and also, please, make as many comments as you can!

    p.s. please make sure the new mott haven herald gets its full due:


    it's a great read about a part of the borough that has been filled with important activity, but is historcially overlooked.

  2. Thanks for the plug,Gary. The first issue of the Mott Haven Herald is available, free, in community centers and libraries in Mott Haven, Melrose, and Port Morris. On line it's at www.motthavenherald.com. And we'd love to have you become a fan on Facebook. We hope you won't just read it, but will comment, as well. Tell us what you think and what you'd like to see.
    Bernard L. Stein


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