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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Wednesday, July 20

Quickie roundup today. 

Weather: Prepare yourselves. Today's high in the low-90s is nothing compared to what's coming. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch warning starting tomorrow afternoon as "a large dome of high pressure" moves from the middle of the country to our neck of the woods.

Story of the Day: Pugilists Collide in Bronx Produce Market
Bunch of press today about the upcoming Saturday night boxing match/cancer fundraiser at Hunts Point market, including this story about Livingstone Joseph, a Bronx boxer from the Virgin Islands who has lost an aunt and uncle to cancer. More on the event here and here.

Quick Hits:
James Schlau, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to 60 years for violently sexually assaulting three Bronx prostitutes last year.

Italian-American academic Dr. Joseph Scelsa of Morris Park was named the grand marshal from this year's Bronx Columbus Day Parade, which is scheduled for Oct. 9.

Romario Marchant, a 16-year-old Bronxite was stabbed to death in Stamford, Conn. on Monday.

Music producer and Bronx native Swizz Beatz teamed up with Pepsi to donate $60,000 to Bronx Charter School for the Arts, as part of the Pepsi "Bronx Flavor" Campaign. The campaign by the sugar-heavy soft drink giant aims to help Bronxites make healthy lifestyle decisions. Is that irony? Swizz talks about the campaign below:

NY1 takes a look at Part of the Solution (POTS) soup kitchen and multi-service center, which will open up its new expanded facility in the next several weeks.

And finally, BxNN's Jeanmarie Evelly writes about Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson's support for the Bronx woman who accused former-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Khan's of sexual assault. Stevenson wants Strauss-Khan prosecuted.


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