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Monday, April 6, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, April 6

Neighbors spoke to the NY Times about the Bronx police officer convicted of second-degree manslaughter last week, while Rev. Al Sharpton called for the maximum sentence possible in the case. The officer, who shot a drunk driver to death, claimed he acted to save his own life.

The NYPD is asking for help finding two Bronx teens, both missing since last week.

The annual Anarchist Fair came to the Bronx on Saturday, though it didn't draw much of a crowd.

Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein is taking on illegal online cigarette vendors, which evade the city's high tobacco taxes.

The Bronx Council on the Arts is providing its own stimulus package to 19 art organizations in the Bronx.

There are growing security concerns about the Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park in Throggs Neck.

Joel Osteen, minister and author of the New York Times Best Seller, Your Best Life Now, will bless the new Yankees Stadium on April 25.


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