Bronx News Roundup Monday, Aug. 15

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Weather: Another cloudy day with rain off-and-on throughout the day.


Story of the Day: A mistake on this Bronxite's birth certificate is causing him to suffer “a bureaucratic nightmare.” The NY Post reports that the man's first name on his birth certificate was mistakenly entered as “Male.” Although, his social security card and Medicaid card have his proper name, David Rivera, he has not been able to get a job or apply to college because of the mix up. And to top it off, he is always under the threat of being arrested by the NYPD for not having proper ID.
Quick Hits:

Bronxite Christina Santiago was one of the five people killed in the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair.

The police are seeking the public's help in finding two armed robbers who posed as city workers to break into an apartment building on East Mosholu Parkway in May. Police say one of the impostors is about 50 years old and 5-foot 8-inches tall with a slight build. The other is said to be in his 40s, bald and 5-foot 7-inches with tall a stocky build. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

A program called Milk from the Heart is distributing fresh milk to needy families for free. The program makes weekly drops at 16 street locations in Manhattan and three in the Bronx.

A Bronx stay at home dad, Shannon Ortiz, was fatally shot in Claremont last night. So far there has not been any arrests.

A Morris Heights deli employee, Jose Delacruz, who shares the same birthday and name as a wanted felon wants to sue the NYPD for wrongfully arresting him numerous times.

Yesterday afternoon, a Bronx woman jumped off a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. The boat crew was able to quickly pull her to safety, but she's been taken to Beth Israel for observation.

This weekend was the 6th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament in St. James Park. At the tournament, the Gardiner Foundation gave away 100 book bags and five $1,500 scholarships to local kids. The foundation was founded by Dexter Gardiner, in memory of the loss of six of his family members in a horrific car accident on the Bronx River Parkway. His foundation has started a community outreach initiative that offers educational scholarships, financial support, emotional and spiritual guidance and burial assistance to other families in the community who have suffered a sudden and tragic loss.