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Monday, May 4, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, May 4

The Daily News features a successful company in the Bronx that focuses on cleaning out the homes of hoarders.

An 84-year-old Bronx "Grandma" is one of NYC’s volunteers of the year.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a Bronx native, is being considered as a possible replacement for Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who announced on Friday that he will be retiring.

A new tell-all book about Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s alleged steroid use, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, hits shelves today.

The Gotham Gazette reports that the Bronx Democratic Party has announced the candidates for the two vacant State Assembly seats left by current Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene. Marcos Crespo, 28, will be their candidate to replace Diaz in the 85th Assembly District and Vanessa Gibson, 30, will be their candidate to replace Greene in the 77th Assembly District.

Audience members at the Tribeca Film Festival liked the movie “City Island,” about a troubled Bronx family, so much that it won The Heineken Audience Award, which comes with a $25,000 cash prize for writer-director Raymond De Felitta.


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