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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Thursday, April 14

Weather: Enjoy the mid 60s temperatures and sunshine broken up only by the occasional cloud.

To the news!

Story of the Day:
During a 9-year-stretch between 1986 and 1995, 65 bodies (65!) were found in the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park, the city's largest park at 2,700 acres. "It’s vast, vast territory,” Lloyd Ultan, the Bronx borough historian, told the Times in an article about the New York area's many body-hiding hot spots. “A lot of it is wild. It would take a long time for anybody to find anything there that shouldn’t be there.” The article, which stems from the 10 bodies recently found in the Long Island shore brush, says that Pelham Bay Park used to a be a dumping ground for bodies and gives a couple of examples of the grizzly discoveries made at the east Bronx park. But with all that vast, wild land, how do they know it's not still being used in such a manner?

Quick Hits:
Residents and police say a deli in Concourse Village is the root of many evils.

More details on the neighbor who was arrested for killing Bronx grandmother Ethel Parrish.

The Bronx Children's Museum will make its mobile debut at the Bronx Day Parade on May 22. (More on this later today.)

Starting Saturday in the Bronx and other outer boroughs, the 929 area code will be given out  to new landlines and cell phones.

Kappy has details on the ticket-fixing scandal that's centered around Bronx cops. But he says this is bigger than the Bronx: "With tickets now computerized, the informal 'courtesy' system no longer works. But the problem for Bloomberg, Kelly and the cop unions is the tix-fix system has been around just about forever, with the current Bronx probe a potential Pandora's box."

He also says Councilman Fernando Cabrera is finding it difficult to pay back the tax breaks received on his Westchester home while living in the Bronx.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the informal "courtesy" system is still letting cops break the law. It's still letting dirty cops rob the city and us tax payers of parking meter revenue. Dirty cops just don't write tickets if a car has a police placard or PBA card, no matter how dangerous it is. You'll get a ticket if maybe you're an inch too close to a fire hydrant, but they park right on top of it all day long. No ticket, no computerized tracking.


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