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Friday, February 19, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Feb. 19

NY1 reporter Dean Meminger was honored yesterday by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at the Bronx Museum of Arts for his contributions to the African American community.

The Times city room blog writes a story about the new skating rink on 161st St. where the old Concourse Plaza Hotel used to be. The Concourse Plaza rink is the Bronx's first skating circle since the Mullaly Park rink fell into disrepair in the '80s.

The DeWitt Clinton Girls Track and Field team edged by the Bronx Science team to win the indoor track and field championships at the Armory in Manhattan. Columbus came in third.

Mayor Bloomberg was in the Bronx yesterday to kick off a national campaign against mortgage fraud.

This years St. Paddy's Day Parade will honor twenty late Irish Americans as honorary grand marshals. The Post has the story here.

Ever wonder what those guys with the red berets and combat boots are all about? Here's an interesting profile of Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Bronx vigilante group The Guardian Angels. Sliwa talks about his beginnings at a Fordham Rd. McDonalds and a run in with the Mafia.

More about the Pelham bay fire, here.


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