Archive | November, 2010

A Riverdale rumble over local weekly; suggestions for naming rights to Central Park

Riverdale Review publisher Andy Wolf’s take-no-prisoners weekly has made for lively reading – and enough enemies. Now lawyer/political hopeful Tony Cassino is the nominal leader of an advertising/readership boycott against the 20,000-copy free distribution paper. (NY Daily News)

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Many firms that got Industrial Development Agency tax breaks to aid Bronx have cut jobs

Some firms awarded Industrial Development Agency tax breaks and bonds for local projects have actually shed jobs, according to a new report by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the watchdog Good Jobs New York. (NY Daily News)

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Bronx students meet the new chancellor

Cathie Black spent her first morning after being approved as schools chancellor reading to first graders at a school in the South Bronx. Her advice to the students she will soon lead: believe in yourselves. (WSJ)

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Bronx churches targeted by callous burglars

On Sunday night, Our Lady of Refuge School became the latest target in a string of break-ins and burglaries at Christian institutions that have been going on throughout the Bronx since November 6th. (NBC)

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Columbia is hit with $4.5 million bank fraud

A 48-year-old Bronx man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing nearly $4.5 million from Columbia University over the course of two months, authorities said Monday. (WSJ)

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Teaching Forward

Lorraine Valentin runs a GED math class at Grace Outreach in the South Bronx

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Red Cross assists families displaced by Bronx fire

The Red Cross is coming to the aid of families displaced in a Bronx apartment building fire Saturday night that left one dead and seven others hurt. (CBS)

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Cops seeking teens in fatal Bronx blaze that left 31 residents homeless

Cops are searching for several teens who were in the lobby of a Bronx building before the start of a raging weekend fire that killed one man and left 31 residents homeless, police sources said Sunday night. (NY Daily News)

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