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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Tuesday July 5

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend!

Weather: Bright and sunny today with a high of 92! Stay cool folks!

Story of the Day: Ever wonder what the NYPD does with confiscated fireworks? Watch the video of the NYPD's disposal of 5, 000 pounds of fireworks at a firing range in the Bronx.

Quick Hits:

Councilman Larry Seabrook, who is awaiting trial on corruption charges, made headlines today because he is trying to give taxpayer money to an unlicensed after-school program. 

Kingsbridge gets a new library

Doctors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine are hard at work to find a cure for brain cancer. Their research has led them to discover that human cells can be used as an alternative to chemotherapy and as a way to battle the disease.

Bronx bus driver and John Jay College student, Brian Arriola, was murdered on Sunday by his cousin, Alexander Arriola, police say.

Fire marshals revealed the cause of the April 25 fire in the Bronx that took the life of a 12-year-old boy and his parents. According to FDNY, a candle was the cause of the fire that took place in the illegally subdivided apartment building that was in foreclosure.

A first grader at Leake & Watts Elementary claims she was dragged off a school bus and left in the lobby of a different school in East Tremont. The child's mother says her daughter suffered psychological damage and filed a lawsuit last month against the bus driver, the Department of Education, and Lorissa Bus Service.

The funeral for beloved Bronx football star, Isayah Muller, who was stabbed after his graduation will be held on Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manhattan. Just last week, his mother spoke out about her desire for justice and her hope that the man who killed her son would soon be arrested.

Read a story about a Bronx girl who is on vacation in Virginia through a program called the Fresh Air Fund. The program is designed to give children from low-income or underprivileged neighborhoods a chance to have a summer vacation outside the city.


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