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Congregation Fights For Use Of School Space, MyFoxNY

A congregation from the Bronx Household Of Faith may no longer be able to use a school hall to house their worship, MyFoxNY reports.

The Department Of Education is fighting in the courts to uphold a ruling that prevents public schools being used for religious purposes.

The Bronx Household Of Faith have filed a petition after losing the first round in court.

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Four Shot In Bronx After Columbus Day Gun Violence, Daily News

Columbus Day festivities were marred by ten incidents of gun violence in a 24-hour stretch, four of which occurred in the Bronx, New York Daily News reports.

None of the victims face life-threatening injuries.

The number of people shot has increased 14.5 percent this year according to NYPD statistics.

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Morris Park Preps Street For Columbus Day Parade, Bronx Times

A volunteer committee have been busy prepping the streets of Morris Park for Columbus Day, the Bronx Times reports.

The parade, which is expected to be the second biggest in New York City, sets off at noon from Morris Park Avenue and White Plains Road and marches to Williamsbridge Road on Sunday, October 9.

“The Bronx Columbus Day provides our community the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the achievements and culture of our Italian American community,” Senator Jeff Klein said.

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Bronx Athlete Sets Her Sights On Marathon Win, Daily News

An Ethoiopian athlete who lives on West 195th Street in the Bronx has set her sights on winning the New York Marathon, the Daily News reports.

Buzunesh Deba, 24, moved to New York from Asela in Ethiopia’s Rift Valley after falling in love with the city during a visit six years ago.

She has run 11 marathons in her career, winning nine of them.

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A Tough Harvest In Mott Haven, New York Times

Thieves broke into a farm in La Finca del Sur, reports David Gonzales for The New York Times.

The unusual farm, ran by Puerto Rican women, is in a shipping container tucked between a highway ramp and the Metro-North tracks on 138th Street and the Grand Concourse.

“It’s not the loss of material things,” said volunteer Nancy Ortiz-Surun, “it’s the sense of how vulnerable we are.”

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Bronx Firefighter Arrested For Choking His Wife, Metro

A Bronx firefighter was arrested on Tuesday after his wife called the police during a domestic dispute, Metro reports.

Rolando Romero, 29, was arrested in the 45th precinct and charged with menacing and unlawful imprisonment and possessing a weapon, among other charges.

His wife raised the alarm after he tried to choke her with a gun, reports say.

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Two Bronx Men Arrested For Pushing Heroin Near School, Daily News

Two Bronx men were arrested for selling heroin out of a drinks distributionship near two Long Island schools, New York Daily News reports.

Jason Cruz, 21, and Jeffrey Marmolejos, 22, were arrested on Tuesday after a month long undercover operation by Nassau and Suffolk County police.

They discovered the gang selling drugs from Wantagh Beverage, a distributionship near Wantagh Middle School and Wantagh High School in Long Island.

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Irene Relief Deadline Extended, NY1

Bronx residents affected by Hurricane Irene now have until Oct. 28 to apply for government aid, NY1 reports.

A center will be open at the Bronx Borough Hall, 851 Grand Concourse, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 7.

For more information, call 1-800-621-3362 or visit

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