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Friday, August 13, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Aug. 13

TV personality Regis Philbin, who grew up in Pelham Parkway, has spoken out against the removal of 87 trees along the parkway.  Here's the video

Police are investigating a murder in Wakefield. The victim, who was not carrying ID and wouldn't tell cops who shot him, died at Jacobi Medical Center early this morning.

Tenant activists, including some from the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, rallied outside Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's midtown offices yesterday, to demand that they take responsibility for their role in the predatory equity crisis and displacement of hundreds of Bronx tenants.

Ireland will get a glimpse of a Bronx high school this fall when former Bronx teacher Nilaja Sun's OBIE award-winning production "No Child" hits the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Bronx basketball stars, Dennis Green, Daniel Dingle, Deonte Houston, and Mussa Kone, will take on the Brooklyn team for the Battle of Boroughs semifinal of the World Basketball Festival at Rucker Park in Harlem starting at 3 p.m. today. After the game, a select group of high school stars will play a team from China.

After he was charged with misdemeanor assault and five other offenses at a Bronx District Attorney's office yesterday, David W. Johnson, and aide of Gov. David A. Paterson, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

A new shopping center is coming to Hunts Point. 

The principal of Christopher Columbus High School, a Bronx school slated for closure, has plans to save it by converting it into a charter school.


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