Bronx News Roundup, April 8

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Story of the Day: Black Steps Down
As we mentioned yesterday, Cathleen Black, the former magazine executive and controversial Schools Chancellor, stepped down from the post yesterday after only three months on the job. Black was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg last fall, a move that drew criticism across the board (and from a number of Bronx electeds) because of Black's scant education experience.

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., sent out a press release yesterday in response to Black's announcement saying he “wishes her well” and praising her replacement, Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. Here's some background on the new Chancellor.

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