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Monday, November 22, 2010

Bronx Weekend News Roundup, Nov. 22

Welcome to Monday everyone. Here's some Bronx news to get you in the know this week.

The city and the cooperative that operates the Hunts Point Market are not making much progress in crafting a new lease agreement. Both parties agree the site needs about a $320 million upgrade, but there is a large difference of opinion on how much each should contribute to the cause. The cooperative's lease runs out in June.

Loads of coverage of the Army-Notre Dame football game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Here's how the baseball stadium was transformed into a football stadium. Lifelong Yankees fan Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, college football's most famous underdog, spoke to Cardinal Hayes High School students the day before the game. In attendance at the game: two dozen soldiers wounded while fighting in the Middle East, where war continues without much attention from folks back at home. Not much drama during the game, which Notre Dame easily won, 27-3.

A couple of traffic tragedies hit the borough this past weekend. Police are searching for a driver who hit a man with his car last night at 167th Street and Jerome Avenue and then left him to die.

Police charged a Boston man with drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter after his vehicle, traveling north in the southbound portion of the Major Deegan, ran into another car, killing a New Jersey man. This, police say, was after the drunk driver hit someone on Fordham Road and then drove onto a southbound off-ramp.

Video monitors will be installed to catch drivers who illegally enter into the city's new bus-only lanes, including the one on Fordham Road for the Bx12.

Former BxNN intern Andrew Boryga (we're so proud!) writes about a lost documentary that followed two Bronx gangs -- the Savage Skulls and Savage Nomads -- in the late 1970s. The documentary, "80 Blocks from Tiffany's," is being re-released.

After a precipitous fall from grace, Bronx native and former boxing champ Iran "The Blade" Barkley is living in a Holiday Inn Express on Boston Road.

A woman is suing a Bronx couple who run an animal shelter for allegedly giving her a crazed cat.

CBS reports that "dozens of people" marched on Saturday in response to a surge in anti-gay attacks, including the brutal torture and sodomizing of three victims last month in Morris Heights. Here's a little background on how and why the march was organized.


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