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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 17

A horticulture program, run out of a greenhouse on East 160th Street, is helping homeless people stay drug-free.

The Hofstra University student who said she was raped by five men, including two from the Bronx, has recanted her story.

Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that builds affordable housing, has put a green roof on one of its buildings in the South Bronx.

A 57-year-old man was shot dead on Fairmount Place in East Tremont last night.

The state has given Westchester Square Medical Center another year to find a suitable buyer. Both New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center are said to be interested. Previously, it was feared that the medical center would close for good.

A police officer died yesterday at the 46th Precinct's station house on Ryer Avenue, following a suspected heart attack.

Leonel Fernandez, the president of the Dominican Republic, is visiting the Bronx on Monday.

Urban Assembly for Applied Math and Science, a middle school on Bathgate Avenue, has been honored for its math teaching.


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