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Friday, July 30, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, July 30

Mayor Bloomberg agreed yesterday with the Bronx judge who ruled saggy pants legal, though not fashionable. "I am certainly not the style police," Bloomberg told the Post.

The Times reported this morning that, five months into the investigation of Governor Paterson's top aide abuse case, officials are still unclear about how much the governor knew about the abuse and when he knew it. A later article by the Times states that Paterson unlawfully leaked evidence in the case to witnesses. Read the full story here.

Waitresses at Bronx strip club Sin City filed a law suit charging that their managers routinely groped them, stole their tips and demanded sexual favors.

The National Weather Service is urging locals to be prepared for tornadoes such as the one that hit Riverdale earlier this week. The Service's top suggestions are to get inside, stay away from windows, and have an emergency kit.

Police have found suicide notes throughout the home of Micaela Jackson, who killed her son and herself in their Bronx home on Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the Bronx six awards worth about $350,000 to help pay for HIV/AIDS prevention programs geared toward young people and women. Get the details here.

Bronxites can now show their home pride on their feet with limited-edition Nikes specialized for each borough.

The Times highlighted some Bronx attractions in its own What's Going On? roundup this morning, see city-wide events here or check out our calendar.

Bronx native Jennifer Lopez is slated to replace Ellen DeGeneres on the next season of American Idol, according to billboard.com.


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