Bronx Weekend News Roundup, July 11

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Weather: Another hot and humid day, with a high of 88 degrees in the Bronx. Temperatures will hit the low 90s tomorrow, so stay cool.

Story of the Day: Jeter's Hits 3,000
As we're sure all of the Bronx and most of the world knows already, Bronx Bomber Derek Jeter made history on Saturday with his 3,000th career hit during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Here's a video-complete with joyous commentary from the guy who filmed it off of his TV-of Jeter's historic home run.

Quick Hits:
A Bronx man ran over his girlfriend in midtown early Saturday morning-with his estranged wife's car-after a drunken argument between the two.


Two Truman High School students, Ian Denton and Ernesto Gonzales, won the top scholarship prize in a PSA contest called “Get Reel with Your Dreams” for a short video they made about the dangers of child abuse.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr., is still throwing out press releases defending his opposition to same-sex marriage, calling his stance as the only democrat to vote against the measure a “badge of honor.”

An NYPD officer who was punched in the face last week during an off-duty argument on E. 181st Street and Tiebout Avenue is still in critical condition and suffering from serious brain injury.

A charter school in Mott Haven is geared specifically for students who are involved in the city's foster care system.

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, aka the Triborough, which connects Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, turns 75 years old this week.

A group of Morrisania residents are fighting plans for a 200-bed homeless shelter in the neighborhood.

The New York Post tested the waters of pools throughout the city and found that the public pool in Crotona is among the cleanest (the dirtiest, ironically, was the pool at the posh Hotel Gansenvoort).

The Los Angeles Times reviews the Bronx-based filmed “Gun Hill Road.”