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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, May 6

The city is stepping in and trying to prevent foreclosures of the 10 buildings that were bought by an LA based real estate investment company, who instead of improving the buildings has neglected major responsibilities due to their high mortgage.

Bronx teenager, Elias Peguero, was shot to death at an Inwood grocery store last night.

Members of Rosalie Hall, a Bronx social service agency that is geared towards helping pregnant teenagers, rallied yesterday at City Hall, protesting against ACS budget cuts that will force the agency to shut down.

Hundreds of people are expected at the "Million Mom March" in Mott Haven this Saturday that will be held in honor of gun violence victims .

MTA workers who were scheduled to lose their jobs beginning today, get to put in a couple of more hours thanks to a judge's order for a hearing with lawyers from the authority and the Transit Workers Union.

For the first time ever students applying to CUNY schools might end up on a waiting list if their applications aren't received before Friday.

Police are seeking help in finding Maxsime Cagan, the man responsible for a series of Bronx robberies. Aside from stealing money and merchandise, he is also know for stealing viagra.

The city has spent nearly $305 million over the past ten years settling claims of false arrests. According to the daily news, if this continues, plaintiffs suing in the Bronx will get the most out of it.

Fordham University students learn that their skills can help Bronx organizations that are geared towards increasing employment rates.

Only 43% of Bronx felony cases last year were found guilty, the lowest conviction rate in the city for the past 22 years.


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