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Monday, November 30, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 30

Another Bronx teen, 17 year-old Issi Dominguez, was shot to death early yesterday morning in Fordham at 182nd Street and Valentine Avenue. Dominguez, who had no criminal record, was shot in a crowd of people. Police suspect the shooting occurred as a retaliation for a previous stabbing.

The Bronx DA Robert Johnson was criticized for charging a man who beat his wife to death with a misdemeanor. The victim's family is pushing the DA to charge the husband with a more serious crime.

Residents of six run-down buildings in Morris Heights and Soundview are protesting against Dime Savings, the bank that holds the mortgage on the buildings.

Bronx county leads the country in the percentage of residents receiving food stamps.

In similar news, the Daily News reports that more Bronxites are eating at soup kitchens and food pantries.

This weekend, Muslims in the Bronx celebrated Eid al-adha, the feast of sacrifice.

The Bronx Zoo is collecting toys and winter clothes as donations for those in need in the Bronx. Donors will receive free admission to the zoo.

The driver who is suspected to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident on Baychester Avenue on Friday had a suspended license. 40 year-old Sonya Powell was killed by the suspect's car as she was crossing the street.


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