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Monday, December 20, 2010

Bronx News Weekend Roundup, Dec. 20

A 51-year-old Bronx man was arrested this weekend in connection to two church burglaries. Nathaniel Linden was caught inside St. Phillip Neri Church on Grand Concourse, and has been charged for another Dec. 13 robbery, though police are still trying to determine if he's responsible for a number of break-ins that took place this month.

Livery cab drivers in the South Bronx and parts of Queens and Brooklyn will receive bullet proof vests from the city, starting today. The move comes after a driver was shot by a passenger in Queens earlier this month.

A number of residents who were forced to evacuate their apartment building earlier this month because of a gas leak and other buildings violations are allowed to return home today.

A first grade teacher from PS 21 was arrested this weekend for driving drunk after she crashed her car near the Grand Concourse.

Manhattan-based nonprofit "Beat the Streets,"is helping a number of Bronx teenagers hone their wrestling skills.

The Bronx Hall of Justice, the criminal courthouse at E. 161st Street, is still suffering from structural problems despite its $421 million construction price tag and the fact that the building is only three years old.

Councilman James Vacca and another Brooklyn rep promised to introduce legislation to counter the Mayor's plan to hike parking meter fees in the outer boroughs. Bloomberg has proposed a 25 cents increase an hour to help close the city's budget gap.

A bill introduced by Bronx State Sen. Jeff Klein, allowing individuals to use a portion of their life insurance money to cover nursing home costs, was signed into law by the Governor last week.

A heroic MTA worker jumped onto the subway tracks and rescued a Bronx man from an oncoming train.

Monsignor Charles Kavanagh, a high-ranking New York priest who formerly led the parish at St. Raymond's Church in Parkchester, was officially dismissed from the clergy after being found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager by a church tribunal on Friday.

Seven South Bronx families got new homes from Habitat for Humanity NYC this weekend.

The MTA will spend $9.75 million next year to equip 426 buses with video surveillance equipment, starting in high crime areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

1 comment:

  1. It's more than ironic that the picture accompanying the article on Msgr. Kavanaugh is that of Cardinal Egan. Readers may remember that Egan came to New York after ignoring for years the sex abuse reports in the Bridgeport Diocese. To clear his name, he ignored due process and summarily dismissed priests who were accused of sex abuse. Some were guilty; some were not. But it made Egan look good to Rome.


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