- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.Q6qPkwFC.dpuf News Roundup January 8 | Bronx News Networkbronx

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

News Roundup January 8

It's been almost a year- and -a -half since construction began on a new Yankee Stadium. And yet the team has not taken even the most basic steps towards implementing the community benefits agreement, under which the Yankees are required to give $1.2 million to local community groups. In fact, as the New York Times reported Sunday, the group is yet to meet or select a chairperson.

State Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) has joined "Blacks and Jews Together," a coalition of state politicians convened to denounce recent incidents of bigotry and violence against African-Americans and Jews. There has been an alarming rise in these incidents in New York City during the past few months. Nooses, Swastikas, and racist graffiti were found at Columbia University and other locations in New York City . And last month, four Jewish subway riders were attacked on a New York City subway after saying "Happy Chaunkah" to a group that was shouting Merry Christmas.


Post a Comment

Bronx News Network reserves the right to remove comments that include personal attacks, name calling, foul language, commercial advertisements, spam, or any language that might be considered threatening, libelous or inciting hate.

User comments are reviewed by BxNN staff and may be included or excluded at our discretion.

If what you have to say is unrelated to this particular post, please visit our readers' forum.