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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 13

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be announcing today his plans to create an African Advisory Council, hoping to give a voice to the steadily increasing West African population. This was also prompted by attacks on this group -- there have been 23 attacks against West Africans in the past 18 months alone. The council will be made up of 29 members, and Famod Konneh will be the chair.

Apparently baked goods aren't recession-proof. Bronx baking company, Old London, plans to pack up and move to North Carolina, putting over 200 people out of work. The sting of this company closing is felt particularly strong, especially taking into consideration the closing of the Stella D'oro factory in Kingsbridge this past October.

On a similar note, foreclosures are reaching an all-time high in the Bronx, as we see an upsurge of foreclosed homes for sale. Unemployment is largely to blame, according to the Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group.

A massive gun buyback program at various locations throughout the Bronx has been announced for next Saturday, January 23rd. Interestingly, air pistols and BB-guns are eligible for payment (I'm assuming to prevent any unfortunate incidents involving broken glasses...). For locations and contact information, visit here.

Having been one of the major leak sources of 20th Century Fox's film "Wolverine," Gilberto Sanchez, a Parkchester resident, tells his side of the story. Awaiting his sentencing, Sanchez doesn't sound optimistic, “I’m a scapegoat for this... I’m gonna get crucified.” (Note: While doing the news roundup, it has come to my attention that Sanchez will be facing jail-time in California.)

In more entertainment news, bachata super-group from the Bronx, Aventura, is looking at some impressive Madison Square garden ticket sales. They'll be going up against the current queen of Top-40, Lady Gaga (who swears on her life that she's not from Yonkers... but who is she kidding?).

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