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Monday, March 15, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, March 15

[Note: This post has been updated and all broken-links have been repaired]

Hope everyone enjoyed the wet weekend. Now for some Bronx news!

In the aftermath of this storm filled weekend, 3,500 Bronx residents remain without power.

A fire in Morris Heights leaves a 39-year-old man dead in his apartment. A full investigation is underway.

A Bronx medical clinic registers its patients with iris identification technology. This consists of scanning the patient's eyes to locate medical records.

A wall collapsed from a two-story building in the Bronxdale neighborhood this weekend, leaving two people with minor injuries.

The city plans on dropping the contract with New York Organic Fertilizer Company in Hunts Point resulting in saving taxpayers some dollars and giving Hunts Point residents a chance at fresh air. You can also read more here.

The Bronx not only has some of the highest rates in obesity, but also some of the hungriest people. The New York Times is calling this the "Bronx Paradox."

The city is in search of a Bronx senior, age 74, who went missing yesterday. He is said to suffer from Alzheimer's and diabetes.

A major drug bust in the Pelham Parkway Houses last week led to 27 arrests and a whole lot of drugs.

City Island gets to play 'City Island' in the new film featuring Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies. The comedy debuts in theaters Friday, March 13. Read more on the film here.


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