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Monday, March 29, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, March 29

The parents of nine-month-old Neveah Jackson, who died Saturday of blunt-impact head injuries, are being questioned by the police. The Mott Haven couple claim that the child fell and hit her head on a desk.

Some residents of Manida Street in Hunts Point are seeking landmark status for a block of about 40 homes that date back to the early 20th century.

A civil rights photo gallery entitled "Road to Freedom" is on display at the Bronx Museum of the Arts until August 11.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. may run for citywide office in 2013 but if nothing is done with the Kingsbridge Armory, he may find it difficult to get elected. Last week Diaz appointed a task force to determine what to do with the long vacant building. 

The Bronx Violence Intervention Program is in danger of losing government funding.

Sections of the Bronx River Parkway and the Saw Mill Parkway have been closed today due to flooding.

In addition to being champions of baseball, the New York Yankees were named the highest paid sports team in the world.

On Friday a judge ruled to block the closing of 19 New York City schools. Among the Bronx schools that were given a reprieve are Christopher Columbus High School and the Global Enterprise High School.


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