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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 22

Not everyone has embraced Mayor Bloomberg's Million Trees NYC initiative. A Claremont woman has been trying to stop the city planting trees outside her home, because she's worried about allergies.

Moammar Khadafy, the Libyan leader, tried - and failed - to rent two mansions in Riverdale. He planned to use them during this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting, but the developer wanted nothing to do with him.

Carolyn Porca, a former Cardinal Spellman student and one of America's preeminent astronomers, has been taking a close look at Saturn.

Bob Kappstatter looks at who could replace Councilwoman Maria Baez as dean of the Bronx Council delegation. Baez was defeated by Fernando Cabrera in last week's Democratic primary; the result is expected to be made official today, Kappstatter says.

Adolfo Carrion, the former Bronx BP who now works in Washington D.C. for the Obama Administration, is having a hard time finding someone to rent his City Island house.

The friends and colleagues of Christopher Perino, a former Bronx detective convicted of perjury, have fired off hundreds of letters to Supreme Court Justice James Kindler, asking that he show leniency when sentencing Perino later today.

Bronx Princess, a PBS documentary about a Bronx girl of Ghanaian origin who returns to her homeland to live with her father, a tribal chief, will be shown at 10 p.m. tonight on Channel THIRTEEN. Here's the trailer.

Luis Cedeno, hip-hop's first ever Latino DJ and a one-time Ryer Avenue resident, has a book out about his colorful life. He'll be signing copies at the Bronx Museum on Friday.


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