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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 16

A survey recently released by the Department of Health lists the Bronx, along with the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as having the highest levels of air pollution in New York City.

If the MTA cuts the Bx14 bus line, which it plans to do, residents of the Country Club section of the Bronx will have to walk about a mile to access public transportation.

St. Barnabas Hospital will use federal stimulus money to build a new parking garage. The garage will create new construction jobs, but it will eliminate parking attendant jobs.

Yesterday, Governor Paterson signed a bill at the Morris Park Community Association to protect homeowners from the foreclosure crisis. The community association is in an area that is severely affected by foreclosures.

It's official-- the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a row of nine houses on Perry Avenue in Bedford Park as New York City's 100th historic district. Click here to view a Norwood News story about the houses.

Residents of the Bronx, especially around Kingsbridge Heights and Mosholu Parkway, have an overwhelming pest infestation.

NY1 recently went on a tour of the now dry "Bronx Swamp" in Mott Haven.

Yesterday, students of Alfred E. Smith High School, a vocational school in Melrose, protested the Department of Education's plan to eliminate their school.

Check back on the blog for a news roundup regarding the Kingsbridge Armory later this morning.


  1. Check out CleanAirNY.org for ways you can help improve Bronx air quality!

  2. regarding the report that shows poor air quality in high-priced areas... didn't mayor bloomberg (the environmental mayor) recently exempt large luxury buildings from the city's recently-imposed environmental standards for buildings? kind of flies in the face of this latest study, doesn't it? certainly i wouldn't suggest that the mayor would be giving his rich friends a free pass even though it is harmful to the general populace, would i?

  3. @ GAX

    I'm not familiar with an exemption for "large luxury buildings"... Could you share a reference? Sounds intersting....


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