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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 17

Five people were shot yesterday, one fatally, in two separate shooting incidents. One of the injured is a 14-year-old girl, who was hit by a stray bullet in Morrisania as she walked home from school. She's in a critical condition in Lincoln Hospital.

Three subway stations on the No. 6 Line are to be fitted with countdown clocks, letting commuters know when the next train is likely to arrive.

Today's a big day for those with a stake in the future of the Kingsbridge Armory.

An ex-cop with a bad leg is singing the praises of State Senator Jeff Klein, who helped him get a tax-free disability pension.

Four Bronx teachers have been recognized for excellence in math and science teaching.

Oil has been observed in the Bronx River, following an explosion at a Con Edison substation in Westchester on Nov. 4.

A mosque on Virginia Avenue has decided to drop its bid for a sound permit. If granted, the permit would have allowed the mosque to use loud speakers when announcing "adhan," the call to prayer. Some non-Muslim neighbors had opposed the plan, saying it would cause unnecessary noise.

The city's Department of Education has released its annual list of high school grades. Citywide, more schools received A's this year, but there were more C's and D's, too.


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