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Monday, August 31, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, August 31

Fordham Grocery and Convenience Store is one lucky store. Last Friday night, a winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket worth $166.5 million was purchased at this grocery store located on West Fordham Road. The fortunate jackpot winner has yet to claim the prize, but Fordham Grocery and Convenience Store is already profiting-- since the big win their lottery ticket sales have soared.

In other storefront news, a South Bronx athletic store, CTG Athletics, donated a team's worth of baseball equipment to support the Iraqi National Baseball team in Baghdad. CTG official, Duke Covone, decided to make the monumental donation after watching a MSNBC news piece about the team and their lack of equipment.

A Bronx doctor is suing his former secretary for stealing over $400,000 of his money. The secretary, Louise Rander, confessed to the police that she forged the doctor's signature on checks to pay her personal expense bills.

After the three recent murders of Bronx livery cab drivers, the New York City Police Department is launching a new program: "Operation Safe Cab." According to the program, which comes into affect today, police will randomly stop certain livery cabs and search for dangerous passengers.

Yesterday, a block on Lydig Avenue between Holland and Wallace avenues in Morris Park was renamed Mother Teresa Way in honor of the late nun and the Bronx's prominent Albanian Community. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr. among other New York politicians attended the renaming ceremony.

A treasured painting of St. Faustina was stolen from Our Lady of Angels Church in Kingsbridge Heights. The painting, called "Divine Mercy" was taken from the Church last Sunday.

The New York Daily News published a profile of the Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program-a program where Bronx high school students spend July taking classes and living with a host family in the suburbs.


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