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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 13

Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr., continues to oppose the proposed Kingsbridge Armory agreement.

Some Bronx bridges may finally get much needed repair.

Renovations at Jerome Park Reservoir are on hiatus while the Parks Department and Department of Environmental Protection duke it out over control of the area.

In more Parks Department news, the agency announced that Heritage Field, the park replacing the old Yankee Stadium, is behind schedule and will not be completed until Fall 2011.

Instead of going for the Department of Environmental Protection's original plan to build huge egg-shaped sewage digesters in Hunts Point, the city is going to refurbish existing digesters, to the relief of community leaders.

NPR highlights the plight of tenants in an old, badly maintained apartment building on University Avenue that they attribute to the real estate crash.

The Daily News reports that the daughter of the Bronx woman who crashed her car on Sunday while driving drunk pleaded with her mother to "slow down." In addition to the daugher, there were five other young girls in the car at the time of the crash, one was killed.

The Daily News lists a slew of bargains to be found at stores in Pelham Bay.

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein proposed legislation to expand the police DNA databank.

Klein is also busy drafting legislation that would ban the fad of "fish pedicures," deeming the practice unsanitary.

The South Bronx High School football team is hoping for a better end of the season than last year.


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