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Monday, October 5, 2009

Bronx News Roundup for Oct. 5

In what seems to be a growing trend, insurance companies are refusing to cover homeowners in the Bronx due to possible hurricane threats. The Norwood News took a look at this issue in an article almost 3 years ago.

P.S. 46 -- the Edgar Allan Poe School -- is serving as a guinea pig (no pun intended) for flu vaccinations in the Bronx. The city is administering seasonal flu vaccinations starting today at one school in each borough in preparation for offering the H1N1 vaccine next month to every school student city-wide.

DirecTV, a California-based satellite TV company, is under attack for taking advantage of customers. State Senator Jeff Klein has proposed legislation that would curb some of the company's questionable business tactics.

There was a building fire at 415 City Island Avenue on City Island this morning.

Bronx residents who rely on food pantries are suffering as lines grow longer. However, this New York Times article also goes on to say that according to the Commissioner of the city’s Human Resources Administration, said poverty in the Bronx declined by 1.5 percent from 2006 to 2008.

The Bronx Regional Health Information Organization (BronxRHIO), a non-profit established by the borough’s leading health care organizations, signed an agreement with Axolotl Corp., to provide its health information exchange (HIE) services.

A 17-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot in the stomach by a police officer yesterday in the Claremont section of the Bronx. The boy was allegedly armed, punched an officer in the face, and proceeded to point his weapon at the two officers who were on patrol.

A 78-year-old pedestrian died in a two car collision on Jerome Avenue in Fordham on Friday.

Hopefuls auditioned for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show over the weekend at Yankee Stadium.


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