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Monday, October 19, 2009

Bronx News Roundup for Oct. 19

Thousands showed up to participate in the New York Cares Day to help beautify schools in all five boroughs.

The funeral was held for the 11 year-old girl who was killed in the car crash allegedly caused by a Bronx woman who is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Retirees at the St. James Monroe Senior Center in the Bronx host a fun-filled talent show every Friday night.

Billionaire financier Carl Icahn may have a good formula for successful charter schools in the Bronx. However, the state's cap of 200 charter schools may inhibit the opening of new schools in low-income areas.

This Times' article about the assault conviction of State Senator Hiram Monserrate briefly quotes fellow Senator, Ruben Diaz Sr., defending Monserrate.

Protesters rally weekly outside Mayor Bloomberg's Pelham Bay campaign office because they are upset about a homeless shelter that they believe was secretly created.

A Bronx man's shipment of the date-rape drug, GHB, was intercepted by police at the Monroe Post Office.

Contractors fear they won't be paid for a job they did soundproofing St. Anselm School in the South Bronx.


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