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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, May 13

A mix of good and bad news today.

On Monday, firefighters rescued a seven-year-old boy who was dangling in an elevator shaft in a Hunts Point building.

A Bronx father, who confessed to killing his 14-year-old daughter last year, may have also impregnated her. Prosecutors say that Miguel Matias, 36, raped and murdered his daughter on Feb. 16, 2008. Matias appeared in the Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday where prosecutors consolidated two indictments against him - one for his daughter's murder and one for second-degree rape and incest.

The principal at the Bronx Lab School in Williambsbridge, Marc Sternberg, has been named as a finalist for the prestigious White House Fellows Program in Washington, DC.

Teachers at P.S. 230 in Morris Heights are celebrating higher reading test scores.

The Daily News covers Fordham Place, the new 125,000-square-foot retail space on Fordham Road that holds Sears, Best Buy, Walgreens and Bank of America. It’s also where Senator Pedro Espada claims he will open his district office, though that seems to be stalled.

Yankee memorabilia from the old stadium, which the city sold to the Yankees for $11.5 million, will be auctioned off. The items are worth between $50 million to $100 million dollars. Go here to read more.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be this year’s Grand Marshal at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday.

Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened yesterday in a Mott Haven park.


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