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Monday, June 8, 2009

Bronx News Roundup for June 8

A Bronx college student, home after finishing a semester at college, was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

The Times looks into Sonia Sotomayor’s record as a prosecutor.

NY1 asks constituents in the Wakefield section of State Senator Ruth Hassell Thompson’s Senate district about their views on gay marriage. Meanwhile, Hassell Thompson is undecided and wouldn’t talk to NY1.

Council Member Maria Baez allocated discretionary funds to a nonprofit that the city had already disqualified from receiving larger member item grants from Baez, according to the New York Post.

This is not a purely Bronx item, but certainly of interest to all New Yorkers. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants to require developers to look at the availability of food and supermarkets when embarking on their land use studies.

David Gonzalez has the details on free hip-hop concerts in Crotona Park every Thursday beginning July 1.

Patrice O’Shaugnessy has a great piece about a civil rights pioneer who has lived for many years in obscurity right here in the Bronx.


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