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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, October 27

Yesterday protesters congregated in front of the Bronx Supreme Court to demand the city loosen its regulations on city street vendors.

Parents, students and even Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. are speaking out against the poor conditions at the new location of the Bronx Early College Academy. The school is currently located on 164th Street and the Grand Concourse and it is ridden with graffiti and cracked walls.

In an effort to reduce the often burdensome task of parking, street cleaning and alternate side of the street regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of the Bronx.

Businesses in Kingsbridge are protesting to reopen a parking lot on Broadway that was originally closed to prepare for the development of the Kingsbridge Armory. Since the development is still in the planning process, businesses would like to have the extra parking space.

Federal health officials are turning to a new strategy coined, "Test and Treat," in order to combat the spread of H.I.V. As part of a three year study to test whether the policy can actually be implemented nationwide, the Bronx and District of Columbia will serve as test communities.

A South Bronx nonprofit, Per Scolas, joined forces with the Bronx BP's office to reprogram over 1,000 laptop computers which they will sell at a bargain price of $275 to families in need.

There is a lot of community opposition to turning an Army Reserve Center into a homeless shelter in Wakefield.

Last week, the Parks Department opened Mill Pond Park along the Harlem River. The new park is part of the Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Plan and includes tennis courts, picnic tables, play areas and more.

Woodlawn Cemetery is home to the alluring mausoleum of Cecilia Cruz, known as the Queen of Salsa.

According to Bob Kappstatter at The Daily News, the government is expanding their investigation of City Councilman Larry Seabrook beyond his supposed illegal nonprofit operations.

Jerome Avenue has some good shopping bargains check them out here.


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