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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 12

The NYPD detective who struck and killed a 67-year-old woman on Kingsbridge Avenue on Oct. 30, and then failed a sobriety test, has a history of alcohol abuse.

The Bronx Democratic machine demonstrated its power on Nov. 3, by helping mayoral candidate Bill Thompson secure 61 percent of the borough's vote.

Start Strong Bronx, a new youth program sponsored by Bronx Lebanon Hospital, is teaching teenagers how to form healthy relationships. (We'll have more about Start Strong Bronx in the next issue of Bronx Youth Heard, the BxNN's youth-written newspaper.)

In an editorial, The Times examines New York's electoral districts, and blames gerrymandering politicians - including the disgraced Guy Velella, a former Bronx state senator - for creating something that resembles a highly confusing jigsaw puzzle.

An elderly Riverdale man of Jewish and German origin recalls how he escaped Germany for the United States on the eve of World War II, only to return to Europe in 1943 to help the Allies win the war.


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