Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Errol Louis of the Daily News flags this USA Today article about efforts to secure pedestrian safety all over the country. The article points to the growing movement to get City Hall to address the city's most dangerous intersections and institute harsher penalties for motorists who harm pedestrians and bikers.
In Norwood, on Gun Hill Road alone, 5 pedestrians have been killed since January of last year as detailed in this recent editorial.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The first print edition of the Mount Hope Monitor - a free bilingual community newspaper serving Mount Hope, Morris Heights, University Heights, and South Fordham - has been published.
Pick it up at local banks, stores, restaurants, community organizations, and libraries. If you're struggling to find it, let us know and we'll point you in direction of the nearest drop-off point. Or e-mail your address to mounthopenews-at-gmail.com, and we'll send you a copy for free, while supplies last. Please let us know what you think!
Until now, the Monitor, a project of the West Bronx News Network, has only been available on-line. It was created last summer to bring news to a part of the Bronx with no local newspaper.
We're hoping to bring out a second print edition in May or June.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
The neighborhood of Highbridge, the local Islamic and Malian communities, and the city of New York as a whole have united in mourning the deaths of eight children and one adult in the city’s deadliest fire in almost twenty years.
On Thursday night, Highbridge residents (pictured) gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor the nine victims. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Islamic Cultural Center on East 166th Street. Donations are being collected at several sites, including the Cultural Center, a memorial near the site of the fire, and mosques throughout the city. More here on the West Bronx News Network, from Highbridge Horizon editor, Tony Richards.
According to this blog item from Errol Louis of the Daily News, a lawyer for State Sen. Efrain Gonzalez said his client is too broke to pay for copying 20 boxes of documents that prosecutors have amassed in building their case against the embattled lawmaker.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
Friday, March 2, 2007
Here's the official word from the city's Office of Emergency Management on the collapse of a retaining wall this morning on the Saw Mill River Pkwy. It's been closed in both directions.
FRI 3/2/2007 7:28:47
PROGNOSIS: ROUTINE OPERATION
STRUCTURAL - COLLAPSE
BX SAW MILL RIVER PKWY AND MAJOR DEEGAN EXPWY
NYPD ESU IS ON THE SCENE REPORTING A COLLAPSE OF A 60 X 20 FOOT SECTION OF RETAINING WALL ALONG SIDE THE SOUTHBOUND SAW MILL .....THIS IS CAUSING A MAJOR FLOODING CONDITION AND THE SAW MILL HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
RESPONDING UNITS: OEM041
INCIDENT ID: 2007:03:02:07:21:03:8
According to this post in the Politicker, the New York Observer's political blog, Adolfo Carrion told a gathering at 1199, the city health care workers' union, that he supports Gov. Spitzer's reform agenda but that he is 'wrong' in cutting health care.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
The city Department of Investigation raided the Manhattan central office and the Bronx borough office of the Board of Elections earlier this week. The Post has the story.
The Bronx borough office, by the way, is in a building on the Grand Concourse with other government offices, including the office of State Sen. Efrain Gonzalez and the West Bronx Neighborhood Association, the nonprofit he is accused of stealing money from.