The Daily News has a 2-page story on increased school bus breakdowns and smoke/fire incidents aboard NYC school buses. Incidents have more than doubled since 2002.
The News also reports that State Senator Jeff Klein has proposed legislation calling for New York State to divest $12 million of the state's pension funds from companies that do business with countries known to fund terrorism.
The Gotham Gazette reports on the latest round in the garbage wars, describing a protest by Bronx and Brooklyn residents last week at the office of Assemblywoman Deborah Glick over her opposition to the proposed waste transfer station on Manhattan's West side. The protesters say the west-side side would ease the burden on South Bronx waterfront communities.
News 12 reports the number of weapons confiscated in Bronx and city public schools is down 18 percent from the same time last year.The Korean Times, via Voices That Must be Heard, reveals that Bronx Koreans are concerned about rising crime. A Norwood News story from a few years back took an in-depth look at the Bedford Park Korean community.
And Comptroller Bill Thompson wrote a letter to Bloomberg and the Rent Guidelines Board calling for a rent freeze, an issue that Bronx residents will be watching closely.