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Monday, April 12, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, April 12

A Bronx teen who was beaten outside of Jonathan Levin High School of Media and Communications back in September is suing the Dept. of Education and the city for $6 Million. The student claims security guards shut the door as he tried to escape a gang fight.

More cases related to tax fraud in the Bronx and Manhattan have came to light. The New York Times writes about a Bronx man who was denied his tax return from H&R Block due to identity theft.

A woman from the Bronx is being charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the chest in her Arthur Avenue apartment.

A van driven by a Bronx resident, Luis Vargas, crashed into a wall off Route 9W, killing a 22-year-old passenger and injuring 14 others in the van. Vargas is being charged with a DWI and is facing further action by the Orange County grand jury.

 Harold Maldonado Jr. is now the director of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. Maldonado has worked with the club since it started in 1969.

"Dozens" of family members and friends rode in a memorial bike ride for Bronx health activist Megan Charlop, who died in a bike accident on March 17, on Saturday afternoon. [Check here for more on the bike ride later.]

Hundreds of people, along with city officials, gathered last Friday for the grand opening ceremony of the new Macombs Dam Park and the Joe Yancy Track & Field near the new Yankee Stadium.

Check out New York Magazine's list of "The Most Livable Neighborhoods in New York." Some Bronx neighborhoods have made it on the list including Riverdale (38th), Co-op City (45th) and a few others.


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