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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bronx News Roundup for Oct. 22

Voting 5 to 4 in favor of the Rainbow Rebels’ objections to the certification of Jose Rivera’s slate of officers, commissioners at the NYC Board of Elections “punted,” to use Liz Benjamin’s term, on the matter of who the legitimate leaders are of the Bronx County Democratic Committee. Six votes are needed to take action. So, as expected, the two sides will duke it out in court on Monday.

Bronx businessman and big-time borough booster Elias Karmon is dead at 98.

Bob Kappstatter writes that Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo, who is still undecided on extending term limits , may be leaning toward opposing it, since the law won’t apply to her and other first-termers. That and other political news in Kappy’s weekly column.

Juan Gonzalez reports that the IRS OK’d additional lucrative tax-free bonds for the new Yankee Stadium. Congressman Dennis Kucinich is still holding hearings, though, on the financing deals for the Bombers.

Gonzalez’s colleagues on the editorial side love the controversial financing deal.


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