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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, April 21

Yesterday, an new outreach center dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence opened at 198 E. 161st St. There are already Family Justice Centers in Brooklyn and Queens. 

Lieutenant Governor Adolfo Carrion?  Andrew Cuomo should look elsewhere says the Village Voice's Wayne Barrett.

An alleged mobster has been charged with the 1992 murder of a man on Westchester Avenue. 

DaMarcus Beasley, a US soccer star who plays in Scotland, recently compared Glasgow to the Bronx (and not in a good way), according to the Murdoch-owned Sun, Britain's best selling newspaper.  The paper falsely claims that the Bronx has had 140 murders this year.  The real number is closer to 30.  Here's a break down, precinct-by-precinct.

A former police officer has pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Juan Acosta, 34, was working out of the 43rd Precinct in the southeast Bronx when he was caught in a sting last December. 

Carmen Baez, the daughter of former Council member Maria Baez, has been fired from her job at the Bronx marriage license bureau, reports the Daily News' Bob Kappstatter in his weekly column.

At this time of year, Woodlawn Cemetery offers outdoor concerts, walking tours, and more

The Norwood Food Co-op is still accepting members for its 2010 summer share. 

A baseball-mad Throgs Neck couple has just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  

The MTA says it has no plans to put more ticket-checkers on Bx12 Select Service buses, despite reports of rampant fare-beating.

The young and very talented Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir recently visited the White House as part of a music tour of Washington DC.

From Sunday's Times: A non-descript block near the Yankee Stadium carries the name of Yankees legend Thurman Munson, but people around there don't seem to know who he was.


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