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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 26

A veteran Bronx cop who works out of the 44th Precinct claims he was transferred to an unpopular shift because he refused to write-off a parking ticket he gave to a friend of an NYPD chief. As has been reported, Internal Affairs is probing allegations of ticket-fixing at several precincts in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. Deputy Inspector John D'Adamo, the commanding officer of the 52nd Precinct, is said to be one of those under investigation.

A woman convicted of brutally murdering 91-year-old Nellie Hocutt during a home invasion in Williamsbridge in 2003, has been sentenced to 25-years to life.

Burton Roberts, a hot-tempered Bronx judge who inspired the character Judge Myron Kovitsky in Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities," died on Sunday aged 88. As a lawyer in later life, Roberts helped defend the cops who shot dead unarmed Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo.

Last week, Gloria Cruz, the leader of the Bronx chapter of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, was honored by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Robert Salerno, a police officer at the 44th Precinct who was shot and injured when he confronted an armed man last March, was recognized at the same event.

A confessed killer who helped murder the doorman of a Mount Eden brothel in 2004 is expected to testify against his three alleged accomplices.

The boyfriend of a woman found murdered in her Morrisania apartment on Sunday has been arrested in connection with the crime.

A Bronx teenager who says he's being physically abused by his family, has made a desperate plea for help, even showing up at family court on his own to state his case.

Pedro Espada, Jr., the soon to be ex-state senator, owes $41,625 in fines for sticking campaign posters to street lamps in the run up to September's Democratic primary. The candidate with the second highest fine: Espada's victorious opponent, Gustavo Rivera, with $11,250. That and more in Bob Kappstatter's weekly column.

Church members at Saint Stephen's United Methodist Church in Marble Hill are celebrating following the restoration of their 112-year-old place of worship.

A gourmet chef has been cooking up a feast - and a healthy one, too - at two schools in West Farms.


  1. Gosh, you guys sure do love overlooking news stories that don't fall in line with your editorial slant:


  2. anon@10:23

    Golly, how do you define a "news story"?

    there is absolutely no bronx news in that DN editorial.

  3. For a partial glimpse into the refusal of the Dirty Five-Two to enforce the law when broken by fellow cops, just read down the page at uncivil servants:

  4. It is so nice that community residents are getting angry at the improper signage posted by politicians. Everyone (even those who are running to represent it! ) should take pride in their neighborhood by keeping it clean and just.

  5. Anon @ 10:23 - I think you're reading a little too much into this. I didn't see the editorial - simple as that. Thanks for pointing it out, though.

    We have no problem at all linking to stuff (you're referring to the Kingsbridge Armory I assume?) that doesn't fall in line with editorials the Norwood News and other BxNN papers have run in the past. E.g. http://www.bronxnewsnetwork.org/2009/12/bronx-news-roundup-dec-24.html and http://www.bronxnewsnetwork.org/2009/12/kingbridge-armory-news-roundup.html


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