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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, March 3

Speed roundup this morning, as we prepare for production of the Mt. Hope Monitor, our bilingual paper that covers Community Board 5. 

Bronx weather today: Sunny. Cold.

Story of the Day:
In an update of a tragic story we were following yesterday, police say Vincent Cordero stabbed his wife, Kety Sanchez, three times in the chest before dousing their University Heights apartment with gasoline and setting the room on fire, killing Sanchez and the couple's baby girl in the process. Cordero died last night after being taken to Westchester Medical Center.

Quick Hits:
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a big heroin bust that disrupted an operation that stretched from "Valentine Avenue in the Bronx to Gill Alley in Buffalo."

David Johnson, the former aide to Governor David Paterson, pleaded guilty to harassing a Bronx woman. Last year, investigators looked into whether Paterson improperly contacted her following the harassment incidents, but the former governor was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Police are looking for two men they say have robbed seven Bronx bodegas over the past two months.

In his now-Thursday Bronx column, Kappy says Boro Prez Ruben Diaz, Jr. will fight the mayor's proposal to cut all of the borough presidents' operations budgets by 24%, which spokesman John DeSio will eliminate the staffers who provide constituent services. DeSio said some 2,000 people came into the office looking for help last year. Kappy also calls out the Bronx's "Snooki" -- Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera -- for not showing up to the BP's state of the boro speech.

Naomi Defensor, who grew up in Hunts Point, will be part of the new cast of MTV's hit reality show, "The Real World," which is set in Las Vegas and debuts next week.

The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective is still going strong after its founding as a hip hop-themed community center two years ago.

1 comment:

  1. It amazes me how, as often as I read a news story about someone who snaps and creates total devistation around them and their family such as Mr. Cordero; I still find it shocking.


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