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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, August 6

Two men were murdered yesterday: a 65-year-old was shot dead on Hughes Avenue in Belmont, and a 63-year-old was stabbed to death inside his Marion Avenue apartment.

The Orchard Beach lifeguard station looks like "a house on fraternity row," according to the Post, with cases of beer stacked up outside, and staff drinking at their desks. The Parks Department says no laws were broken because the men were off-duty, and swimming was over for the day.

A housing project in Castle Hill has received a $25 million "green" makeover, with the aim of reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.

Congressman Joseph Crowley (D - Bronx/Queens) wants his constitunents to speak up about health care reform.

More on Kubwa and Kidogo, the two hyenas that flew in from Denver recently and now reside at the Bronx Zoo.

The Campaign Finance Board should seize Pedro Espada's assets, the Daily News argues in a strongly worded editorial. The majarity leader (aka the "Senator of the Year") continues to make a complete mockery of the rules governing political money, the paper says, and should be stripped of his Senate salary.

With the US Senate likely to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination later today, Puerto Ricans living in New York are bursting with pride.


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