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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Feb. 3

Quick Bronx news roundup today as we're focused on producing the Mt. Hope Monitor, which will hit streets in Community Board 5 tomorrow.

Weather update: Sun! Winds could reach 25 mph tonight.

The Bronx homeless population has dropped significantly since 2005, when the city began its annual effort to count the population of people living on the streets. Volunteers started tallying homeless numbers again on Tuesday.

Wakefield's Harvest Worship Center is struggling to come to grips with indictment of their pastor, Michael Clare, on rape charges. A lawyer for Clare says the charges are "baseless."

Police say a drunk and emotionally disturbed man stole a garbage truck in the South Bronx yesterday. 

The Bronx Zoo is dedicating this year's Run for the Wild fundraiser to save an endangered penguin population native to South America.

In reaction to the city's stagnant 41 percent abortion rate (essentially two of every five New York City pregnancies end in abortion), Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. said today that abortion is an attack on minorities. Here's a quote from the Times story:  "They might think that we will take over, and that they’ve got to stop us,” Diaz said. “What they did, they are killing black and Hispanic children."


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