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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, June 1

Happy June! Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Here are some Bronx headlines you might have missed in the meantime:

Via Boogiedowner: Groups of democrats are planning to protest outside State Senator Pedro Espada's Mamaroneck home on Saturday to commemorate the one year anniversary of the senate coup. The event will feature free sushi and t-shirts, according to the flyer. 

Building workers in Co-Op City are on strike over a proposed four-year union wage freeze. Hundreds of maintenance, sanitation and grounds workers have walked off the job, according to NY1.

The Bronx Court House, on E. 161st St., is in bad shape despite being just a few years old and costing $421 million to complete, according to the Post. The article cites broken doors and sinking ceilings as just some of the building's woes.

A woman was found shot to death this morning in Bronx Park.

Father John C. Flynn, who has spent decades fighting violence and poverty in the Crotona neighborhood where he works, is retiring this summer from St. Martin of Tours Parish at the age of 81 (we profiled Father Flynn in February's Tremont Tribune.)

Residents in the Bronx are more worried about becoming homeless than people in the rest of the city, according to a recently released opinion poll.

The Daily News' Bob Kappstatter has this week's round of Bronx political gossip (including news that district leader Kenny Agosto officially won't be challenging Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera).

The men who plotted to bomb two Bronx synagogues were not tied to a terrorist group, an assistant U.S. attorney announced on Friday.

The NYPD is seeking three suspects in a robbery and sexual assault that happened last week near the Grand Concourse (click the link to see a police sketch of one suspect).


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