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Friday, November 6, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 6

Back in 2004, the Bronx Criminal and Supreme courts merged, with the aim of slashing the time felony suspects languish in jail awaiting trial. Instead, just the opposite has happened, according to a damning new report. There's now a huge backlog of cases.

A Bronx author says vaccines - like the H1N1 one - may do more harm than good.

A plywood sculpture in West Farms Square, which the Tremont Tribune wrote about last month, has been is getting some press this week. See here and here.

Yesterday, State Sen. Jose M. Serrano helped launch a new Web site called Open Legislation. The aim: to increase transparency in the law-making process.

Still on Serrano, here he is blogging about the importance of arts education in a child's development.

A suspect in the recent murder of a Yonkers man committed suicide on the Major Deegan Expressway near Fordham Road early Wednesday.


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