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Friday, March 5, 2010

New in the Mount Hope Monitor

The latest edition of the Mount Hope Monitor is out on the streets and online. This month stories include:

Beer at Burger King?
The restaurant chain recently announced plans to sell domestic brews such as Budweiser at select locations across the country.

Protests Continue Over H.S.’s Relocation
Undeterred by the gathering blizzard, more than 40 University Heights Secondary School students rallied on Thursday, Feb. 25 to protest their school’s planned transfer from Bronx Community College's campus.

Roberto Clemente’s Opening Hours Could Be Slashed
Governor David Paterson and State Park officials have proposed closing 55 parks and historic sites across the state, and reducing services at another 24, as they look for ways to dent the state’s $8.2 billion budget deficit.

African Group Looks to Buy E. Tremont Ave. Building
The office building at 151 E. Tremont Avenue could become a thriving hub of African culture, unless the recession sinks this deal too.

Op-ed: The Bx and the Census – Perfect Storm for an Undercount?
Soon millions of Americans will receive the 2010 census form in the mail. While we generally dread government forms, we should welcome this one.

Op-ed: Join the Fight to Prevent MTA Service Cuts
Thousands of west Bronx residents use mass transit every day and those services are vital to the quality of life we all share.

Man Dies in Elevator Shaft Fall
A 34-year-old man died on March 1 after falling down an elevator shaft at 1749 Grand Concourse, an apartment building known as the Lewis Morris.

Davidson CC Launches Healthy Eating Initiative
Davidson Community Center has received a $200,000 grant to launch a healthy eating initiative aimed at battling obesity and diabetes.

Click here for a PDF of the print edition.


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