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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 28

Bronx Household of Faith is petitioning the Supreme Court to listen to its appeal of a lower court ruling that prevents it from holding religious services at PS 15 in University Heights.  Norwood News covered this issue in-depth last June.

Two leaders of the United Hispanic construction workers are pleading not guilty to "charges they threatened and extorted contractors at construction sites in the Manhattan and the Bronx," according to the Wall Street Journal.

A Bronx landlord is being sued for allegedly discriminating against black prospective tenants.

Wiretaps in the Bronx ticket-fixing case recorded cops making racist comments, according to the Daily News.

There's been a decent amount of coverage in the last couple of weeks of Councilman Larry Seabrook's federal corruption trial set to begin on Oct. 11. Articles here, here and here.

Members of a Melrose drug gang were arrested and charged yesterday, reports the Post.

More on the sale of Rat Island, which we mentioned in a recent roundup.

Bronx Science's girls' soccer team defeated archrival DeWitt Clinton in Williamsbridge Oval yesterday.


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