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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, July 29

Bronx mom Micaela Jackson, 37, fatally shot her 12-year-old son and then killed herself in her Morris Heights home yesterday. Read the story here.

A Bronx judge threw out a summons issued against a Bronx local for wearing drooping pants that exposed his underwear.

Only traffic coming into the Bronx was allowed on the Throgs Neck Bridge this morning, when the bridge was closed due to an abandoned SUV. After police investigated, the bridge was declared safe and reopened.

Accused Bronx slumlord, Sam Suzuki, does not have to return to jail since he has been fired from managing the building at 1585 E. 172nd Street. Judge Jerald Kleinin of Bronx Housing Court ruled that he is not accountable for the repairs of a building that he does not own. The Daily News has the details.

The Time's City Room blog covered Governor David A. Paterson’s handling of a domestic violence case involving his aide this morning.

Producers Cool and Dre urged Fat Joe to draw inspiration from his Bronx roots while creating his newest album. Released two days ago, Darkside, Vol. 1, is already expected to debut on the Billboard 200.

Will Eisner's Bronx-based book, A Contract with God, is being made into a movie. The flick will give audiences a glimpse of a Bronx tenement in the 1930s.

The Gotham Gazette referenced PS 179 in the Bronx in its review of public schools this morning. In the article, Schools Matter cited that the proficiency in math of third grade students at the school dropped from 91 to 21 percent in one year.


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