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Monday, June 27, 2011

Bronx News Weekend Roundup, June 27

Weather: Mostly sunny and in the 80s today.

Quick Hits:
The Times' David Gonzalez, himself a graduate of St. Martin of Tours School in Crotona, offers this poignant piece on the school's closing and emotional last day of classes, which was last Wednesday. The 86-year-old parochial school is one of 26 closed this year by the Archdiocese of New York because of budget cuts and low enrollment.

NY1 catches up with Reverend Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, the Bronx Baptist preacher now working as the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom.

A Bronx mother of four was struck by a car and killed on Saturday night while crossing a street in Queens.  

A 36-year-old father of two was shot and killed Saturday, in what police suspect he may have been a case of mistaken identity and revenge shooting for another that occurred earlier that night in Castle Hill.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr., says the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York is a sign that "the end is coming."

The Yankees celebrated "Old Timer's Day" at the stadium on Sunday.

Bronx NYPD officer Sgt. Mario Morales, 37, was arrested this weekend for allegedly sending death threats to the mother of his child via text message.

An architect admitted to doing free work on former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion's home as a "gift," according to the Daily News.

Should Walmart open its first store in New York City, Council Speaker Christine Quinn insisted the mega-store stock produce purchased from the Hunts Point market. But sellers at the market say they don't want Walmart either way, arguing it would kill the mom-and-pops that keep them in business.

Editor's Note: BxNN continues to tally the days until the NYPD releases neighborhood sector crime stats, which we requested from them via a Freedom of Information Law request last year. For some background, see our Norwood News' editorial here.


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