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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 17

Police nabbed a Bronx man, wanted for robbing a pharmacy, in upstate Kingston.

The NYPD is looking for three suspects who they believe committed a string of robberies in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx since August.  

A man armed with an ice pick has been robbing women in Co-Op City. The man has been known to follow his victims into elevators; he's suspected to have committed three muggings in the last week.

NY1 polled some Mott Haven students about advice from soon-to-be Schools Chancellor Cathie Black.

A group of Bronx merchants and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto are asking the city to suspend parking meters during the holiday season to help boost local shopping sales. 

The City Council is giving out $400,000 to select homeowners, including some in Soundview, to upgrade their houses to be more energy efficient.

Sustainable South Bronx founder Majora Carter is taking questions from Huffington Post readers this week as part of its "Creative Minds" series.

Lawmakers are trying to stop car rental companies from charging higher rates to residents who live in the outer boroughs (the companies in question charge Bronx residents an extra $53 a day).

College football is coming to Yankee Stadium this Saturday, as Notre Dame will face Army for the first time in the Bronx since 1969.

The New York Botanical Garden's famous holiday train show returns this weekend.

The Observer has this photo slideshow of a number of South Bronx blocks. 

1 comment:

  1. Suspending parking meters would be really stupid.

    People would leave their cars there and wouldn't have to move them. There wouldn't be spaces available for the merchants' customers. Just dumb!


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