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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, June 9

Here's your daily dose of BX news around the Web:

State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada has had it with Governor Paterson's proposed budget cuts and is threatening to refrain from voting on any future budget extenders. Paterson needs every Democratic vote in the Senate to solve the budget crisis. Read more here.

The Daily News takes a look into the mixed hertitage restaurant, Coquí Mexicano, in Melrose.

Bronx High School of Science teachers plan to rally outside of Mayor Bloomberg's upper east side home Thursday, aiming to bring to his attention the ongoing battle the teachers from the math department have had with the assistant principal.

Nearly 75 students from P.S. 212, on Tinton Avenue, were behind in all their classes due to the denial of state-mandated language classes until March.

Co-op City's maintenance workers will be back on the job today, after union members and management announced they will give negotiations another shot.

An 87 year-old Bronx man, who is receiving dialysis treatments, has had his Access-a-Ride service suspended due to his alleged failure to show up. NY1 has the story.

The recession may have caused many in the Bronx to lose their jobs, but it has also helped many find new careers working right from home. Read about it here.

The ongoing battle between St. Barnabas Hospital and its interns and resident physicians may have finally been brought to an end by a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that says interns and residents have the right to form a union. For some background information on this issue, check out the Tremont Tribune.

15 South Bronx environmental workers are heading to the Gulf Coast, for a month to help with the oil spill cleanup.

A Bronx girl is graduating with perfect attendance, never missing a day of school dating back to Kindergarten.


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