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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, July 28

The Daily News reports this morning that Bronx Democratic Committee chairman Jeff Dinowitz won't move to oust Pedro Espada, Jr. from the Democratic party before this fall's primary (state Democrats sent a letter to Dinowitz earlier this month, asking him to boot Espada). Dinowitz told the paper he might revisit the issue later (he told us in a previous interview that even if he went ahead with the motion, Espada could file an appeal, a process that would likely last much longer than the Sept 14 primary).

If you can stand the heat, the Bronx Zoo is offering discounts on certain tickets to online buyers. Zoo officials say this month's sweltering temperatures have led to a drop in attendance.

Authorities seized more than $1.5 million in cash yesterday in a huge heroin bust around the Fordham neighborhood. 

The Bronx is getting the least out of a city-wide program that places water fountains in public places, en effort to encourage residents to drink more H20 instead of sugary drinks. There's one set up every Tuesday outside Bronx Borough Hall, though other boroughs have gotten more fountains placed.

An Irish man visiting Katonah Avenue from his home in upstate New York is in a coma after he was assaulted outside of a bar. 

Two separate murders around the same intersection, within three days of one another, have one Morrisania neighborhood on edge. Troynisha Harris, an 18-year-old high school student, was stabbed to death early Saturday, and 22-year-old Fred White was found shot to death on Tuesday.

Con Edison has agreed to pay $700,000 to compensate for a 2009 explosion in Yonkers that leaked oil into the Bronx River.

Two comedians with roots in the Bronx are still in the running on NBC's reality show "Last Comic Standing."


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