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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 19

A Bronx building that was the site of a key moment in the birth of hip-hop is deteriorating in the hands of real estate investors. As the Bronx News Network noted, community members attempted to prevent the sale of the building to speculators, and its current disrepair could be a sign of things to come in the area.

A new report finds that poorly maintained roads and bridges are costing Bronx commuters thousands of dollars and wasting dozens of hours spent in traffic each year.

A Riverdale native is working on plans to open a brewery where he hopes to sell such brews as Bronx Riverd(ALE), Bronx Bomber Red Ale, and Mother Hefe'n Bronx. The Riverdale Press has more on the story.

A bright spot in the Haiti tragedy-- a Bronx brother and sister fly to Haiti to find their elderly father, and are joyously reunited.

City officials are eying Webster Avenue and Eeast Fordham Road for a possible zoning change, which they hope will revitalize the area.

Ex-state Sen. Efrain Gonzalez, who, as the Norwood News noted, pleaded guilty to fraud charges last May, now has a new lawyer and wants a do-over.

The Bronx Opera presentation of Mahler's “Die Drei Pintos" gets a mixed review from The New York Times.

The renovation of Harris Field is now expected to cost $5 million more than anticipated. The discovery of heavy metals contamination at the park has slowed progress and put the project over budget. (More on this from the Bronx News Network)

A team of robbers posing as utility workers reportedly scammed their way into six Bronx homes yesterday. No arrests have been made.

Daily News columnist Bob Kappstatter thinks Attorney General Andrew Cuomo might not have the goods to nail State Sen. Pedro Espada directly.


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