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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Jan 25

As I'm sure you can see, this never-ending winter has blessed us with more snow this morning. The weather means delays on the 2 line in the Bronx, according to the MTA's website, so give yourself a little extra travel time today if you're taking the train.

Speaking of snow: the City Council held its fifth public blizzard response hearing at Hostos Community College last night, where Residents and Borough President Diaz blasted the city and the Sanitation Department for the slow snow cleanup.

A fire broke out early this morning at three multi-family homes on Arthur Avenue in Tremont, with one tenant taken to St. Barnabas Hospital after going into cardiac arrest.

An NYPD car mix-up resulted in one Norwood resident's arrest--for stealing his own vehicle, the Daily News reports.  Jamieson Prince, 43, is now suing the police department for $1 million.

The driver of a van that flipped over in a fatal accident in September is facing felony charges for driving with a revoked license. The accident killed six people, including the pastor at Joy Fellowship Christian Assemblies in the Bronx, and his wife.

Sen. Jeff Klein and his newly formed Independent Democratic Conference are criticizing the Office of Children and Family Services, which oversees the State's youth prisons, for racking up overtime and compensation claims.

A few Bronx women told the Huffington Post that they think Mayor Bloomberg is out of touch, in response to recent remarks he made about the city's streets being safe for women at night.

Police have identified one of the bodies found near a Long Island beach to be Bronx resident Melissa Barthelemy, 27. Investigators believe a serial killer may be responsible for her death and the deaths of three other woman, who all advertised themselves as sex workers on Craigslist.

As John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill prepares for closure next year by the DOE, charter school group New Visions for Public Schools is testing the neighborhood waters. The organization plans to open two new schools on Kennedy's site.

The Wall Street Journal posted this video footage of the explosive excavation of a tunnel at the Croton Water Filtration Plant. The $3 billion project at Van Cortlandt Park has been rife with scandal and delays since it began (here are some archived stories from the Norwood News)

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  1. How do you not link to the Daily News piece that mentions this very blog's financial issues and the fact that James F. is being let go?

  2. Here’s the Daily News piece Anonymous is talking about.
    As Bob Kappstatter notes in his column (see: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/01/24/2011-01-24_bronx_borough_pres_slams_american_idol_for_dissing_the_area_while_jennifer_lopez.html), I was let go because of funding issues - we were at the end of a grant and ad sales were down. My last day was Friday. I appreciated the shout-out and good luck message in the DN – that was nice to see. Previously, though, I had asked my BxNN colleagues not to make a big deal about my departure. I think that was why the article wasn't linked to in the roundup. The show goes on – it’s just a man down, so to speak. I hold no hard feelings, and hope that the papers, the BxNN’s youth journalism program, and the blog, can go from strength to strength.

  3. That sounds rather ethical of the blog-- hide/avoid/neglect a story that portrays the blog and newspapers affiliated with it in negative light.


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