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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, April 13

Mayor Bloomberg's $63 billion budget plan will cut more than half of pest control jobs in the city. Politicians says this could possibly lead to a bigger rat infestation in the Bronx.

A new law says the city can remove graffiti from buildings whether property owners respond to waivers or not.

The landlord of 1585 E. 172 in Soundview could end up in jail if necessary repairs aren't made. Tenants have been fighting in court for over a year.

Last night's Charter Revision Commission meeting at Hostos Community College took a turn when Councilman Koppell exceeded his time limit by four minutes as made a plea for an end to term limits.

Two Democratic state lawmakers sponsored a bill that gives principals in NYC the power to choose what teachers should lose their job due to budget cuts.

Police are searching for missing Bronx sisters. Both were last seen Friday on E. 174th Street.

Bronx resident Alex Johnson is going to college through new program that allows carpenters to receive college credit for apprentice work.

In the Daily News, Patrice O'Shaughnessy writes about Castle Hill resident Andrea Magnotti, a woman with bipolar disorder. Magnotti will be taking part in a public walk to raise awareness and funds for the National Alliance of Mental Illness' New York office.


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