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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, August 12

Yesterday, the 14-year old accomplice of Cheyenne Cherry, a 17-year old who trashed the Bronx apartment and killed the cat of a former friend, pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and animal cruelty. The accomplice, identified as Whitney B., received a sentence of 18 months in juvenile jail.

In news that concerns all of New York City, yesterday Governor Paterson renewed mayoral control of the city's public school system until 2015.

More on that plumb Senate job Pedro Espada's on has landed.

The BoogieDowner blog and the Bedford Mosholu Community Organization are trying to save the post office near the Botanical Garden and Webster Avenue from elimination. Visit BoogieDowner to sign the petition to object to the closing of the post office. For more news on post office closures around New York City, the New York Times reports that seven Bronx postal branches are in danger of closing.

In other BoogieDowner news, the blog posted a glowing review of the newly named Pho Mien Tay, formerly known as the World of Taste Seafood. Pho Mien Tay is a Vietnamese restaurant located on Jerome Avenue near the Kingsbridge Armory.


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