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Monday, March 1, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, March 1

Time to fill you in on some Bronx news:

More details are emerging about the 911 call made by the former girlfriend (a Bronxite) of  David Johnson, the now-suspended aide to Gov. Paterson.

A Bronx mother was killed Saturday night by her friend who was too high on drugs to notice what she was doing. Magdalena Cordero was said to be staying with friend Tamisha Spellman at an apartment on Kingsbridge Terrace for some time, but was previously removed by her family due to Spellman's violent behavior.

On a brighter note, NYC overdose deaths have declined, bringing it to the lowest level seen since 1999. Though marijuana is the most used drug, most overdoses occur from cocaine, heroine and pain killers.

The Kingsbridge Heights "Noodle War."

Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion will be speaking at the upcoming Congressional Cities Conference.

Citing successes in North Carolina, Hofstra education professor Alan Singer argues that New York City should protect its schools, like University Heights High School, that are housed on and have permanent connections to college campuses. (U-Heights H.S. is being relocated from Bronx Community College.)

Robert Moses' nightmare brain child, The Cross Bronx Expressway, is considered the worst bottleneck in the country.

Back with the Yankees, Nick Johnson is trying to get used to the fact that he won't be behind 1st base anymore but is now the Yankees designated hitter (DH).


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