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Friday, October 30, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 30

Happy Halloween eve! On to some pre-Fright Night news links.

More than 100 people showed up yesterday to pay their respects and offer their memories at the funeral of Sadie Mitchell, the 92-year-old Bronx woman, who was tragically killed by a stray bullet while watching TV on Oct. 20. By all accounts a lovely, caring woman, Mitchell's Williamsbridge neighbors called her a pillar of the community and "the grandmother of the block."

On Wednesday, the Bronx DA's office announced that it would be charging Jamal Blair, 18, with the Mitchell's murder.

Deon Taylor, a former NYPD cop who was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb, was honored yesterday by the city. Simpson St. at 163rd St. in Longwood was renamed Police Officer Deon Taylor Way.

The top-seeded Bronx Science girls soccer team pulled out a tough 1-0 win over Susan Wagner HS on Wednesday in the first round of the playoffs. They play Tuesday against Francis Lewis.

A sailor on the USS New York who grew up in the Bronx said coming home on the Navy vessel would be better than "the Yankees winning the World Series."

A principal at the Bronx's Lehman High School is under invetigation by the city's Dept. of Education for allegedly fixing grades.

A Rikers Island guard was charged in Bronx Supreme Court with beating up inmates.

An off-duty cop was charged with running down an elderly woman, who later died, near Broadway and 232nd Street.


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