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Monday, March 8, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, March 8

The two-alarm fire at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church this past weekend did not stop parishioners from attending Sunday service. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. gave his first State of the Borough address at the Evander Childs High School campus on Gun Hill Road on Friday. We'll have more coverage (including video) on this a little later today.

A 17-year-old Bronx teen was pronounced dead at the scene of a hit-and-run accident last week. A full investigation is under way.

Bowing to pressure from politicians and enraged customers, Cablevision and ABC came to a temporary agreement to restore channel 7 last night 20 minutes into the Academy Awards. Reuters has more information on how they resolved their ongoing fee dispute.

A Bronx man, Marcos Cruz, was fatally stabbed while trying to be peacemaker during a bar fight at Glen Roy's Sports Bar and Tavern on E.149th street. Kevin Velasquez was arrested on Sunday and is being charged with second degree murder. You can read more here.

The Keep America Working tour, the national job tour organized by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, monster.com and Congressman Joseph Crowley made a stop in the Bronx. The tour offered various job opportunities in the Bronx and attracted nearly 2,000 people. More Bronx jobs available can be found here.

The oldest Latin music store in the South Bronx, Casa de Amadeo on Prospect Avenue, is still the go-to spot for Latin music lovers.

Junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman will fight former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on June 5 at Yankee Stadium. This will be the first boxing match at the new stadium and the first since 1976.

Wild chickens in the Bronx have been shipped upstate!


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