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Friday, April 9, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, April 9

 A judge has rejected Efrain Gonzalez's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea, calling the effort "preposterous," according to the Associated Press. The former state Senator pleaded guilty to fraud charges last May, then tried to withdraw his plea on claims that his former lawyer gave him bad legal advice.

A drug bust yesterday in Parkchester yielded $1 million worth of heroin., according to the Post. Four people were arrested on charges of drug possession. 

Two blocks in Wakefield have turned into an illegal dumping ground for neighborhood trash.

Beloved poet and Belmont parking lot valet Joe Binder celebrates his 100th birthday today, with neighborhood celebrations taking place this weekend on Arthur Avenue.

Jury selection begins in a Connecticut court this week in the case of  Bronx man accused of stalking Oprah's best friend, Gayle King.

A 36-year-old man was shot to death this morning on East 225th Street and Barnes Avenue.

Tax preparers in Manhattan and the Bronx have been busted for fraud, some for filing returns for dead people or claiming total strangers as dependents on their forms. So far, 16 of the 26 people being accused were arrested.

Joseph Yancey Track and Field opens today near Yankee Stadium, one of the projects completed under the Yankee Park Replacement Program to make up for parkland destroyed during the construction of the new stadium.


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