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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 19

Police say a teenage boy has admitted to shooting Vada Vasquez, the 15-year-old girl who was critically injured in Morrisania on Monday afternoon when struck by a bullet meant for someone else.

The Times profiles Jacob Selechnik, a Bronx-landlord who's looking to add to his already massive portfolio of apartment buildings. Selechnik claims to provide quality, affordable housing, but the number of violations in his buildings tell another story. In 2006 he made the Village Voice's list of the city's 10 worst landlords.

A popular diner in Kingsbridge will reopen next week, nine months after a fire destroyed much of its interior.

Daily News columnist Errol Louis says future Kingbridge Armory workers deserve a living wage, and that living wage requirements should apply to all projects that receive significant public benefits from the city.

The Jericho Project is building a 72-unit apartment building in Kingsbridge Heights. It'll house homeless and low-income veterans.

Mastermind Management has plans to build an 18-story mixed-use building at the intersection of East Tremont and Webster avenues. Talking of Mastermind, another development of theirs, a co-op building on Featherbed Lane in Morris Heights, is nearly complete. We'll have an update on this in the next Mount Hope Monitor.

A police officer from the 48th Precinct faces a year in jail after being convicted of perjury.


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