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Monday, August 13, 2007

News Roundup for Aug. 13

The feds are still fining the city $30K a day for not inking a deal yet with construction firm Skanska to build the Croton filtration plant, according to the Times.

The Times uses the opportunity to report on some rather old news (the Norwood News ran this story on the same subject in May) concerning the massive cost overruns on the project.

Newsday has the AP story on the filter fines.

By the way, we ran into Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz the other day in Riverdale and he said he wasp planning to sit down with the city’s Department of Investigation soon in hopes of getting them to, yes, investigate the project and the cost issue.

Likely mayoral rivals Adolfo Carrion, Jr. and William Thompson marched together at the Dominican Day Parade over the weekend, the Observer reports. The progression of their relationship in the coming months will be closely watched. Thompson has always spoken highly of Carrion, beginning with the latter’s days as councilman. We’ll see how long it lasts as they each eye Gracie Mansion. Or maybe they will eventually form a powerful Black-Latino ticket -- Thompson for mayor, Carrion for comptroller.

Lots of Giuliani dissection this week. A lengthy profile in the New Yorker and over at the Village Voice Wayne Barrett takes a look at “Rudy Giuliani’s 5 Big Lies About 9/11."

WNYC reports that the city will be spraying the borough’s southeastern nabes with pesticide on Wed. night to deter West Nile Virus.


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