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Monday, August 1, 2011

Bronx News Roundup Monday,, Aug. 1

Welcome to August, Bronx people. Let's get to all the non-debt-ceiling-related Bronx news now. We'll start with sweat.

Weather: Hot today in the Boogie Down. High of 92 predicted, with severe thunderstorms possible from 4 p.m. on.

Story of the Day: 'White Supremacist' Principal Hire Eventually Causes Outrage
Two years after Frank Borzellieri became principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel elementary school in Fordham, school officials and the Archdiocese are being criticized for hiring the controversial former school board member. Borzellieri served on the city's school board from 1993 to 2002 and distinguished himself with a series of racially divisive actions and stances, including an attempt to ban a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2004, the Queens resident who contributes to a white supremacist publication, wrote a book, "Don't Take it Personally: Race, Immigration, Crime and Other Heresies," that claimed "diversity is a weakness." Former colleagues question the content of his teachings. And now parents are coming forward at the 200-student school (made up of mostly black and Latino faces), saying that now that they know who he is and his views, they're not comfortable having him as principal of their kids.

Quick Hits:
The body of a partially-clothed dead Bronx woman was found floating face down in the Bronx River early Saturday morning. Later, city medical examiners deemed her death a murder, saying the unidentified woman was beaten to death.

In other unrelated water death news, a Bronx man drowned in the Delaware River yesterday. Police say it was an accident.

The NYPD ticket fixing scandal is making traffic court more stressful for officers who must testify.

See how a French street artist is making his mark on the Bronx with his Inside Out Project.

The state continues to crack down on tour buses following the deadly Bronx crash earlier this year. They sidelined eight bus companies for repeated violations.

A new MTA report says the Bronx's subway stations and trains are the dirtiest in the city.

A rave review of the Bronx's relatively new homeless intake center.

Meet award-winning Bronx educator Thomas Porton who teaches English at Monroe Academy for Visual Arts and Design.

Meet Soundview-area bike doctor Ricardo Pizarro.

1 comment:

  1. Not looking good for the northernmost Borough today. SMH


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