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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 18

A 27-year-old Bronx man, who was arrested in New Jersey yesterday for parole violations and possible connections to a murder, escaped custody by driving off in a police car with his knees while shackled by handcuffs and leg irons. It set off a massive manhunt that ended 14 hours and 120 miles later in Connecticut, where Jose Rodriguez was re-arrested, apparently "without incident." Here's more details on the manhunt. 

Wakefield residents will have a chance to speak out against what they believe is an unfair flood of homeless shelters coming to their neighborhood. Three new shelters are in the works and the mayor's office wants to use a vacant army reserve center to house the homeless as well. Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the entire Bronx Board is against the mayor's plan to turn the army reserve center into a shelter and instead wants the center to house national guard units taking up space in the Kingsbridge Armory annex buildings.

On Saturday, Army and Notre Dame will play in the first football in Yankee Stadium (new or old) since 1987. With 50,000 fans expected, it could be a boon for local business.

Two Bronx women are suing an African braiding shop for allegedly scalding them during the braiding process.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. officially recommended a proposal to create the Putnam Greenway, which would stretch from Van Cortlandt Park to 230th Street along the Major Deegan.

Get your Four Loko while it lasts. The ultra boozy and caffeinated beverage, which gained fame in the Bronx after a group of young men allegedly forced a gay man to drink 10 of them before they tortured and sodomized him, is soon to be banned from New York.

The Yankees are giving out Thanksgiving turkeys outside of Gate 2 today, like right now. They started at 10 a.m. 

Girls volleyball team from two Bronx high schools, Bronx Science and John F. Kennedy, lost in the PSAL playoff quarterfinals yesterday.

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