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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, March 31

State Senator Eric Schneiderman, who represents the west side of Manhattan and much of Riverdale, posted this essay on the Huffington Post about Passover's lessons for immigration reform

A state appeals court ruled that the firebombing of the Congregation Adath Israel in Riverdale in 2000 is considered a hate crime. Mazin Assi filed an appeal based on the fact that only property was damaged and not people.

Fox Point, an environmentally sound housing project, has opened in the South Bronx. It is operated by a non-profit organization that specializes in providing housing and services to needy people.

On April 22 at 9 p.m. on channel 13 a documentary entitled, "Going Green New York," will premiere. The film will spotlight various waterways in the Bronx and discuss "green" programs in the borough.

Due to the state budget crisis the Alexander Hamilton Bridge project is being put on hold. The project was supposed to renovate the bridge which spans the Harlem River and connects the Bronx to Manhattan. Mount Hope Monitor had this story in September about the planned renovation.

Metro-North service is running again after a mudslide near the Riverdale train station caused trains to be delayed and canceled this morning.


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