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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo! And sorry for the late round up. Lots going on today.

Weather: Mostly sunny today with a few clouds with temperatures in the high 50's.

Story of the Day:

Bronx Museum is currently featuring an exhibit called Stargazers, which features work by Elizabeth Catlett. The exhibit celebrates the struggles and the beauty of African American and working-class Mexican women. In honor of Mother's Day and Catlett's 96th birthay, her son Francisco Mora Catlett, a musician and his band will be playing two free sets at the Museum this Friday.

Quick Hits:

Joe DeGuardia,longtime fight promoter and head of STAR Boxing hopes to turn the Paradise Theater located on the Grand Concourse and E. 187th St. into a boxing venue. He claims that the Bronx has all the elements for a big-time fight scene: homegrown talent, a splendid venue in the Paradise, and a built-in fan base.

87 year old Nancy Lynch spoke today at Lehman College about her experience in the Navy during World War II. Lynch enlisted WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service)and attending service training at what is now the campus of Lehman College.

Controversy continues to spread in the case of Bronx assistant DA, Jennifer Troiano, who has been charged with drunken driving and is still prosecuting 75 cases.
"She should be fired outright. Anyone else would have been dismissed from their job a long time ago," a police source said.

Some residents at the Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation & Care Center believe they are not being treated properly. Two residents have taken matters into their own hands and started recording what they consider troubling incidents at the facility.


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