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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, June 24

Angel Franco's photography of the 46th precinct is featured today in the New York Times' Lens blog. Franco documented the west-central Bronx from 1979 through 1984, when the area was known as "The Alamo."

The police are asking for the public's help finding a man who's wanted in regard to an incident of forcible touching on a 13-year-old girl on June 17 in the Bronx. The Village Voice has the details.

The Times reported that Dennis Derryck, a 70-year-old mathematician and professor at the New School for Management and Urban Policy, has developed a commercial community-supported agriculture plan (C.S.A.) for the South Bronx. The plan allows residents to pay farmers for weekly deliveries of produce from an upstate farm and eventually own shares in the farm.

The management of the Bronx's Co-Op City met with 500 porters, janitors, handymen, and other building workers yesterday to draw up a tentative, four-year contract. The contract will provide salary adjustments, secure health care for the workers and their families, and, best of all, keep them on the job.

According to the NYPD, an armed suspect died in the Bronx this morning after a shootout with officers. Police say they were searching the Hunts Point home with a warrant at about 9:15 a.m. when the suspect and at least two officers opened fire.

The MTA has cut shuttle service from the 6 train to the floating pool in Barretto Point Park. NBC New York has the story.

A recent poll from Quinnipiac of 1,650 New Jersey residents lists the Yankees as New Jersey's favorite baseball team.


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