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Friday, July 9, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, July 9

The MTA is using the model of  the Fordham Road Select Bus Service to reform bus service along First and Second avenues in Manhattan, and similarly trafficked routes in Brooklyn and Staten Island. According to the MTA, the service along Fordham Road in 2008 Buses have made the 5.5 mile trip across the Bronx 20% faster. [You may need a subscription to access this story on the Wall Street Journal.] For more on the Fordham Rd Select Bus Service, check out these articles: Select Bus Raises Ire, Fare Evasion a Select Bus Problem, Fare Beaters Get Free Pass, Bx12 Fare Beaters Rip Off MTA

The NYPD shooting range in the Bronx welcomed 15 legislators
yesterday who learned about the experiences of police officers and the split-second decision making they employ. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly invited the legislators after a bill requiring cops to shoot to wound, not kill, was introduced in Albany in light of Sean Bell's death.

After a Bronx man left a dog in a 140-degree car on Monday, officials have advised pet-owners to ensure plentiful water and proper shelter for their pets. Animal advocates also announced that pets should never be left in cars, even with open windows.

The Times reports that nine stores in Manhattan and the Bronx have received $200 finds after leaving their doors open while air-conditioning blasted. Read the full story here.

Con Ed is responding to approx. 500 outages that were reported this morning in Morris Park.

Speaking of power outages, Mott Haven families were forced to evacuate last night after a fire scorched a building's electrical system under a ground-level apartment. Twelve buildings are currently without power.

The Roundball Classic Live game, which features high school basketball All Stars, hit the Bronx on Thursday at the Gauchos Gym.


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