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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 10

The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission will decide next week whether to create a historic district on Perry Avenue in Bedford Park. Other Bronx buildings, including the Dollar Savings Bank on Third Avenue, are also being considered for landmark status. BoogieDowner has more on this. For some background here's a story that appeared in the Norwood News earlier this year.

South Bronx Phoenix crushed Evander Childs in boys basketball yesterday, by 105 points to 73. Previously the two teams had perfect records in the PSAL's Bronx 'A' East division.

A devil-worshipping arsonist with a penchant for racist graffiti set fire to a Parkchester church on Wednesday. It's being investigated as a hate crime.

Since 9/11, a Bronx nurse and her family have been visiting firehouses throughout the city, to prepare and serve lunch, as a way of showing appreciation for the sacrifice so many firefighters made that day.

So far this year, there have been 14 confirmed cases of rabies in the Bronx (all raccoons), more than any other borough.

Lehman College has launched a Web site devoted to showcasing Bronx architecture.

President Obama is a fan of Aventura, the popular Bronx-bred bachata quartet.


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