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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, June 16

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his "priorities out of whack" according to Daily News columnist Patrice O'Shaughnessy. One example: the fact that kids living in the Yankee Stadium(s) area are still waiting for new parks.

Community board funding must be maintained, writes Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. in an op-ed in the Daily News. More here on the proposed cuts.

Bronx day care centers are also facing funding cuts.

Having fought long and hard to bring a middle school to the neighborhood, Highbridge parents and community leaders want to ensure the building, when built, meets certain "green" specifications.

Bob Kappstatter wraps up the (terrible) week that was in Bronx politics.

Clyde Haberman wonders what America's D-Day heros, who died in the name of democracy, would make of the political shenanigans going on Albany this week and last, and the two men - Espada and Monserrate - at the front and center of it all.

A movable swimming pool is coming back to Hunts Point this summer.

Bronx pols Eliot Engel, Oliver Koppell, and Jeffrey Dinowitz spoke about their hopes for health care reform at an event on June 13.

A new Bronx-based program will educate 11 to 14-year-olds about violent relationships and how to avoid them.

Parents and teachers at PS 160 in Co-op City are protesting plans to put a charter school inside their school.

City Island's firehouse won't close after all.

BronxNet has launched a new channel targeted at youth.


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