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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 5

Revoking the registration of the bus company responsible for the bus crash that killed 15 people on the I-95 in the Bronx in March hasn't put the brakes on the owner who is still booking passengers through two other companies.

A new building for a charter school in Hunts Point is the first educational facility built in the neighborhood in 30 years.

The Times artchitecture critic who wrote that rare front-page review/appreciation of the Via Verde housing development in Melrose, followed up on the Times arts blog with a post and a video of his tour of the neighborhood with city planning commissioner Amanda Burden. Nice work, Mr. Kimmelman. Keep it up!

A $4 million U.S. Army Corp of engineers contract will result in the restoration of wetlands in Soundview Park.

A WNYC "radio rookie" filed a report on growing up in poverty in the Bronx.

The Bronx FEMA center, set up after Hurricane Irene barreled through the borough, is closing today at 5 p.m. 

As part of Carnegie Hall's neighborhood concert series, Chris Washburne and SYOTOS will perform on Friday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.  

A look at how and why organized labor is getting involved with #occupysallstreet beginning with a big rally today

The final study on the effect of proposed living wage legislation by the city's Economic Development Corporation is out and guess what? They think it will limit economic growth and not help workers' that much. The study doesn't reflect changes to the legislation that reduces the number of businesses affected. 

The Bronx Culture Trolley returns tomorrow.


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