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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, June 18

The annual Bronx Independent Film Festival starts today at Lehman College.

Pedro Espada's housekeeper in Westchester has been interviewed by the Bronx DA about her boss' much-talked about residency.

One of the pit bulls rescued in a raid on a dogfighting ring in Mount Hope last summer has been re-homed. See here and here. More here on the raid itself (scroll down).

The Bronx DA is investigating a lawyer who represents landlords in Bronx housing court. The big questions: Does the lawyer actually exist? And, if not, what does this mean for the tenants he - whoever he is - has helped evict?

A Bronx detective, charged with perjury after a teenage suspect secretly recorded an interview the two had (an interview the detective said never happened), is an honest man, his lawyer insists.

An artist has created a life-size bust of a Bronx teenager who was shot dead in January.

Some of the funding the city threatened to take away from the Bronx Zoo has been restored.

State Senator Jose M. Serrano has an op-ed in today's Albany Times Union about stimulus accountability.


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