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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bronx News Roundup for June 24

An area of Castle Hill in the Bronx is looking for takers to redevelop the area for industrial use. So far what looks to be replaced is the GreenThumb Community Garden, but NYC Economic Development Corporation's president says not to worry because it will be relocated nearby.

A Bronx man charged with robbing several public schools in Connecticut was found and arrested Monday in New York.

An appellate judge is on the verge of filling the long-vacant Bronx county clerk post.

Today a charter school in the Bronx has officially signed a unionization contract, making it one of 10 other New York schools to join the United Federation of Teachers. This may be one in a long line of charter schools that follow suit as schools in other major cities have started what looks like a trend.

Bronx High School of Science and the High School of American Studies at Lehman College maintained the highest graduation rates of all Bronx High Schools, with 98.3 and 94.3 percent respectively.

A campaign to provide testing for H.I.V. proves successful in the Bronx.

After a vote to raise rents starting October 1st by the Rent Guidelines Board that will affect residents from all five boroughs, tenants and landlords share their reactions.


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