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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, March 23

Weather: Snow, then rain, maybe a little more snow, rain, a little sleet thrown in for good measure, more rain.

Story of the Day: Friends Wrongly Thought They Pulled a Fast One
Busted! Last summer in Highbridge, police say a group of eights friends came up with a money-making scam. In the middle of the night, they piled into three cars, drove around searching for a secluded block and then coordinated a fender bender. Though there wasn't much damage, police said all eight claimed injuries to the insurance companies. Skeptical invesigators eventually found videotape of the allegedly staged crash and discovered that the group of eight were all pals. The Daily News has video of crash released by the NYPD:

Quick Hits:
Last few hits have been filled with crime and gore. A little relief today. 

The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, will deliver the 42nd annual Lehman Lecture at Lehman College's Lovinger Theater. Not able to make it to Bedford Park this morning. No problem.Watch live on the school's website.

More on the arrest of Eddy Coello, who was charged with murdering his wife, Tina Adovasio, on the day of her funeral.

A Massey Knackal broker, David Simone, is starting his own real estate brokerage firm focusing on the Bronx and Northern Manhattan.

Here's a fun fact: A breakdown of New York City school names reveals that "Bronx" appears in 65 names, the most appearances of any borough, by far.

DN columnist Michael Daly rails against Bronx Council member Fernando Cabrera for his residency flap.  

Montefiore Medical Center will announce a campus-wide no smoking policy today.

For all you science geeks out there, this website breaks down the new technology being used at the Croton Water Filtration Plant that is taking shape in Van Cortlandt Park. [Link fixed]

Bronx hip hop duo Camp Lo are teaming up with producer Pete Rock on a new album titled, "80 blocks from Tiffany's," a shout out to the recently released documentary about 1970s Bronx street life.


  1. You posted the wrong link to the filtration article--it's almost as if you are intentionally trying to goad the commentariat into a blinding rage!

  2. Thanks for the heads up. Link's been fixed.

  3. can you please fix the u in the previous post. it's driving me crazy. totally unacceptable for a blog that claims to do real journalism.

  4. Comment by Anonymous at 10:36 is an attack rather than a correction. A mistake is a mistake until proven otherwise. Give BxNN the benefit of the doubt. Their posts are usually objective and correct.

  5. Hey, Anon MARCH 23, 2011 1:07:00 PM EDT, I left that comment to poke fun at the sticklers who've been running wild here and at Boogie Downer.

    I mean, I don't like typos or incorrect links, either, but let's keep it all in proportion, please!

  6. It is interesting how journalist want people to accept their "mistake", but when others claim a "mistake", they are quick to label people and judge their motives. Take a spoon full of your own medicine.


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