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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, June 10

Happy Thursday! Here is your daily dose of news from around the Web. 

The Times writes about how Ruben Diaz, Jr. is leading a campaign for legislation requiring that workers at all development projects receiving city subsidies be paid at living wage. The bill is expected to be met with resistance from Mayor Bloomberg, the real estate industry and business leaders, all of whom say it would scare off potential employers.

The green chimneys on Alexander Avenue will be painted and cleaned this weekend by a group of New York residents. The volunteers have signed up to beautify the center in exchange for free Lady Gaga tickets. Read the press release here

Detectives are currently looking for the man who killed Robert (Carl) Copeland, 45, on the sidewalk just steps from his Bronxwood home at 1:30 a.m. this morning. The Daily News has the story

Former congressman Rick Lazio won the Republican nomination at the New York State Republican Convention, making him Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s opponent in the race for Governor.

Scientists have found that Sasha, a 450-pound Siberian tiger at the Bronx Zoo, reacts positively to the Calvin Klein scent Obsession for Men. The cologne will be used to lure felines of all kinds into visible space for future studies.

El Gran Combo, the salsa group that has been together for nearly 50 years, will perform this weekend at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts. The show will feature old favorites as well as new releases from their 2010 album.

A Bronx man was convicted of murder yesterday after killing his cousin's 18-year-old girlfriend for compensation.

After spending two years homeless in the Bronx, Silvio Zabalo will graduate from Marshall School, a college prep school in Minnesota on Sunday. He is the first in his family to graduate from high school. Read the interview with Silvio here


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