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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 9

A Bronx woman was killed in a car accident in upstate Putnam County last night.

A 70-year-old mural of Bronx founder Jonas Bronck at the Bronx County Courthouse was damaged during construction, to the outrage of local leaders and Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan. The city plans to fix the mural, which is "bubbling" in spots from water damage.

Parents rallied outside a Bronx DOE office yesterday against the cutting of an after-school tutoring program for students who failed last year's state exams. The state raised the bar for passing the tests last year--more than 10,000 students failed citywide. The tutoring program is getting the axe because of budget cuts.

Bronx Daily News' writer Patrice O'Shaughnessy pays homage to a number of local military veterans in this week's column. Veterans Day is this Thursday, Nov. 11.

Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. could stir up trouble for both parties in the Senate, especially if election tallies come down to a 31-31 split, says Bob Kappstatter (the Rev. told Capital Tonight's blog last week that he isn't committing to either party, and that he predicts "chaos" for the legislature next year.)

The Parks Dept. and a number of volunteers planted 50,000 young oysters in the waters off of Soundview Park, part of a project to see if the species will be sustainable there.

An art exhibit at the Gallery Lounge, on Bruckner Blvd, brings a little Mad Men-style to the Bronx. Opening Nov. 13, the show "A Gentleman's Affair," features work from artists across the city with a 1950s focus.

An NYPD officer from the Bronx Transit Task Force has accused a Lieutenant of sending her sexually explicit text messages.

Fox News paid a visit to the City Island Theater Group. Video at the link.


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