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Friday, May 7, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, May 7

Happy Friday everyone! On to the news!

The city is looking for input on how to best revamp the 162-year-old High Bridge, which connects 170th Street in the Bronx to 173rd Street in Manhattan. It's slated to become a pedestrian promenade and could end up being something like the incredibly popular High Line in the West Village. There will be a public hearing on the bridge next Thursday at 6 p.m., at PS 11, 1257 Ogden Ave.

Bronx students are helping to create an urban farm in Hunts Point.

Bronx Zoo animal keeper Ralph Aversa is in charge of keeping track of the zoo's new lion cubs.

The city's proposed teacher cuts, announced yesterday by Mayor Bloomberg, will disproportionally effect the Bronx.

Some thoughts on last Saturday's Bronx Food Summit.

The NYPD is looking for 16-year-old Caroline Ferreras of 624 Prospect Ave. Click here for a photo and more info. 

In the wake of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno's conviction on fraud charges, the Times-Union has a round-up of all the recent "unlawful lawmakers." Three of them -- Guy Velella, Gloria Davis and Efrain Gonzalez -- are from the Bronx.

Boxing is back at the Paradise Theater next Friday night.

A study outlines potential greenway routes through the Bronx.

The unconventional DeWitt Clinton H.S. baseball team has bunted its way to a hot start this season.

A pastor who duped hundreds of people -- including many attached to evangelical churches in the Bronx -- into giving up personal documents by telling them they were getting jobs is back in New York.


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