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Monday, October 18, 2010

Bronx News Weekend Roundup

Former Norwood News reporter Heather Haddon's story made the cover of yesterday's NY Post: a Bronx man's decision to bury his longtime girlfriend in the same grave as his deceased wife has sparked a family feud.

Columbus High School, long on the DOE's list of low performing schools, is set to be phased out next year. Administrators say that they're struggling in the meantime, working with a minuscule budget and missing extra funding that other low performing schools have received.

The Bronx LGBT community is banding together to address tolerance in the borough after this month's heinous gay bias attacks.

Residents in Wakefield are protesting the construction of a number of planned homeless shelters, worried about what they're calling an "over-saturation" of support services in their neighborhood.

Legendary Yankees fan Freddy Schuman--aka "Freddy Sez"--passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Freddy attended almost every Yankees' home game for decades, and was known for riling up fans by banging a spoon and frying pan together and walking the stadium.

A dispute between Cablevision and Fox-owner News Corp. meant black-outs on the channel for some Bronxites.

Three public school teachers--including one from Fordham High School for the Arts--have been fired for inappropriate behavior on Facebook. The Bronx teacher who got the boot was busted for "friending" a number of his female students and leaving comments on photos he thought were "sexy."

Several rezoning plans in the process of being approved will revitalize large sections of the Bronx, according to the Wall Street Journal. Plans are in the works for Third and E. Tremont Avenues, Webster Avenue and E. Fordham Road.

Nobel Prize winner David Politzer visited his Alma mater, Bronx High School of Science, last week. The school boasts a total of seven Nobel-prize winning alumni.

The Daily News says that the flashing blue lights on the Bx12 bus might be illegal. A state law says that blue lights are intended only for emergency responders, like police and fire department vehicles.

The city came down harder this election season on illegally posted campaign materials. Workers from Adriano Espaillat and Gustavo Rivera's campaign told City Hall they were careful about where volunteers posted their literature for fear of fines from the Department of Sanitation.

A high school in Melrose boasts the first-ever green roof on a public school.

1 comment:

  1. Freddy Schuman was also a regular at Fordham basketball games. RIP


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