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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 20

In Claremont, there is tension between American-African residents and their West African neighbors.

Despite leaving him be in last month's primary, the Bronx Democratic Party would still like to see the back of Councilman Larry Seabrook.

Bronx residents and community leaders and are becoming increasingly frustrated by the Department of Homeless Services' penchant for opening homeless shelters and cluster-sites (where homeless families are moved into existing apartment buildings), without informing the community until the last minute. The Norwood News has also written about this issue.

A father-of-two was shot dead near his home in Longwood on Saturday night.

A look at the shopping and dining options along Eastchester Road.

Five Westchester Square businesses, destroyed in a major fire last spring, have managed to reopen elsewhere in the neighborhood.

A Bronx social worker has written a play about the horrors of domestic violence, based, in part, on her own abusive marriage.

As we reported yesterday, the City Planning Commission has approved Related Companies' plan to redevelop the Kindgbridge Armory. Here's Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.s reaction, and here's why it's not all bad news for those wanting Related to sign a community benefits agreement.

A Bronx cat has had a lucky escape after crawling inside a car engine, getting stuck, and going for a two-mide ride. The Post's headline: This Engine is Really Purring.


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