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Friday, August 20, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Aug. 20

We'll start with a national sports story with Bronx connections. Former Bronx Bomber Roger Clemens was indicted yesterday on charges of making false statements, perjury and lying to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.

The city has a new program to curb truancy in public schools.

The cheapest apartment for sale in the city is 300-square-foot studio in Fordham Manor, according to a survey by PropertyShark.com. The cost: $45,000.

Mayor Bloomberg is teaming up with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and ice cream vendor, Delicioso Coco Helado, to combat domestic violence in the Boogie Down.

Two students from Bedford Park's St. Philip Neri School, close friends Angellica Lara and Stephanie Toro, went to Alabama for space camp as a reward for doing well in school.
Bronx businesses are meeting to plot ways to improve

Here's an interview with Bronx-born comic Mike DeStefano whose career has taken off after an impressive run on the show "Last Comic Standing."

The Hutchinson Metro Center is hosting a celebration for Mother Teresa on Aug. 26, what would have been her 100th birthday.


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