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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 15

Away from politics and Primary Day, here's the rest of today's Bronx news:

With Fashion Week upon us, The Times has a story about the designers Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, both of whom - by an amazing coincidence - grew in Norwood within a few blocks of each other.

More on Jimmy Grove, the Harlem resident who won $168 million in a convenience store on Fordham Road.

Five men, including two from the Bronx, have been charged with gang-raping an 18-year-old Hofstra University student.

At a recent "town-hall" healthcare meeting in Parkchester, Congressman Joseph Crowley refused to accept questions from the floor, instead insisting that he talk with constituents one-on-one.

Livery cab drivers working out of the Bronx gathered in Highbridge yesterday, to air their concerns about a recent spate of passenger-on-driver murders.

This spring, the Uzi-wielding drug dealer who shot dead a Bronx assistant district attorney in 1990, was unreleased on parole. State parole officials and the Bronx DA's Office have launched probes into how this was allowed to happen.


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