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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 4

A Bangladeshi restaurant in Parkchester gets a great review in the Times. As we mentioned in a September news roundup, Baron Ambrosia led the way in raising Neerob's profile.

Speaking of Parkchester, a synagogue there, built in 1948, will close its doors on Oct. 31.

We saw this on NY1 last week, but the blog Bronx Political Chatter reminded us about it and linked to the video. Mayor Bloomberg criticized Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. for the lack of development at the Kingsbridge Armory. The battle over the Armory led to the push for living wage legislation

The Daily News profiles McDwyer's Pub in Norwood is the last Irish bar on the neighborhood's bustling merchant strip of Bainbridge Avenue/East 204th Street, which as recently as the early 90s featured more than 20. The Norwood News examined the area's dwindling Irish establishments back in 2007.

A large donation to a museum in Philadelphia comes from a Bronx native who wants to see more educational arts programming for kids.

A top electric truck manufacturer hopes to open a factory in the south Bronx.

POTS (Part of the Solution), a soup kitchen and multi-service agency on Webster Avenue in Bedford Park, is expanding with a new $8 million facility, reports the Norwood News.


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