Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 12

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The Bx34 and the Bx10, bus routes the MTA has threatened to discontinue, could be spared after all. The Bx34 runs between Woodlawn with Fordham Road; the Bx10 connects Norwood with Riverdale.

Howard Safir, the former police commissioner who reversed his SUV into a pregnant Bronx woman last week and drove off, could still face charges. The Manhattan DA is probing the incident.

The man firefighters found dead inside his fire-ravaged Marble Hill apartment yesterday, didn't die of burns or smoke inhalation. He was stabbed to death.

Andrew Cuomo's expected run for governor could kick-start a game of musical political chairs here in the Bronx.

Ray Salaberrios, head of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., is stepping down. According to the Daily News' Bob Kappstatter, the resignation was expected because Salaberrious was hired by former BP Adolfo Carrion and now Ruben Diaz Jr. is in charge. Still, 2009 was a difficult year for Salaberrious and the BOEDC., after public monies tied to the Gateway Center Mall allegedly went missing.

Talking of Carrion, who now heads up the White House Office of Urban Affairs, here's an interview he gave the National Journal about his recent "listening tour" and the task ahead.  As Kappstatter notes in his column, Carrion held a gathering in the Bronx last Friday, which has politicos gossiping about his post-Washington plans. 

The manager of Hunts Point Recreation Center has been fined $2,500 for using his work computer to sell personal items on Ebay.

Bronx Democratic Chairman Carl Heastie thinks Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has done an outstanding job, according to his spokesman.

Assistant Chief Tom Purtell, the Bronx's top cop, talks about falling crime and the challenges ahead.

David Raskin, an assistant United States attorney who was born in Riverdale and went to Fieldston, is expected to be the lead prosecuter in the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his alleged 9/11 cohorts.

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