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Friday, January 14, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 14

The man charged with burglarizing three Bronx churches in November and December has been indicted. Nathaniel Linden is also a suspect in several other break-ins.

Riverdale-area politicians Eliot Engel and Oliver Koppell were left stunned by Sunday's massacre in Tuscon, Arizona, in which their freind, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was critically injured.

Several Bronx pols, including Koppell and the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., spoke at a pro-living wage event in Harlem last night. Koppell is the primary sponsor of a living-wage bill currently before the Council.  Here's the latest on what may or may not happen.

The city is planning on replacing the closing John F. Kennedy High School with two charter schools, according to an internal Department of Education document obtained by The New York Times.

In an analysis piece, the Riverdale Press looks at whether the DOE "set up" JFK for failure.

St. Augustine in Morrisania is one of six Bronx Catholic scheduled to be closed at the end of the school year. Here's some reaction from students and teachers.  See here for more about these closing schools.

Cops are asking for the public's help in catching those responsible for two violent robberies in the Bronx this week.

A jury has aquitted Thomas Cordero -- the so-called "nude housekeeper" -- of murdering Eastchester resident John Conley. This despite DNA evidence and a confession. Conley was stabbed to death in October 2001.

A Bronx woman has been charged with giving other women illegal breast and butt implants.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The Mount Eden resident allegedly imported the silicon from the Domincan Republic and charged $1,000 per op.

A Bronx boxer and former Golden Gloves champ is trying to turn his life around after a stint in jail.


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