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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, May 12

Here's some BX-related news on this rainy Wednesday.

The four Bronx-bred stars who will be inducted into the Grand Concourse's Bronx Walk of Fame next weekend will be former Congressman Herman Badillo, magazine founder Edward Lewis (he started Essence), Celtic flutist Joanie Madden and balladeer Jerry Vale. They will be honored at the Bronx Ball next Saturday and inducted into the Walk of Fame on Sunday morning before the parade on Mosholu Parkway.

After three years of renovations, the High Bridge Public Library reopens.

NY1 takes a look inside the Kingsbridge Armory and the renovation challenges that await the Kingsbridge Armory's Task Force.

Thanks to the Melrose community rallying together, the restaurant Coqui Mexicano has received an additional six months to pay back the $11,000 they owe in back rent.

The City Council is introducing the New York Anti-Asthma program, which will require landlords of the most poorly maintained buildings to clean up their premises. If not, they will have to face liens filed against their properties.

This Friday, "The Real Million Dollar Baby," Bronx boxer Maureen Shea will get back in the ring at the Paradise Theater.

As public employee unions file legal action in federal court against Gov. Paterson's one-day furloughs, Paterson's office is feeling the heat for giving staffers raises and promotions.

Students at the Bronx School of Science Inquiry and Investigation showcased their exceptional knowledge of science at the first-ever sixth grade science fair yesterday. This event was part of the Connect A Million Minds initiative.


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