The Daily News profiles the borough's new top cop, Carlos Gomez, who takes over for Tom Purtell who moved on to the "plum" job of running Manhattan's southern patrol. Gomez says his number one priority is taking on the Bronx's recent surge in violent crime with murders and shooting incidents spiking 30% over the first three months of the year and felony assaults also on the rise.
The Bronx Psychiatric Center is battling a serious bedbug problem.
The Times blog has a story about Los Angeles punk band, The Bronx, whose members have never actually stepped foot in their namesake borough. (They played a gig in Manhattan last night at the Bowery Ballroom.) Here's a quote from a band member on why they chose to be named after the northernmost borough: "We knew the Bronx was the toughest place on earth . . . You're young, you're badass or you think you are." Nice. Here's their Web site.
Speaking of the borough's "badass" reputation, apparently one of suspects in the recent Times Square shooting is from the Bronx. Great.