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Monday, October 6, 2008

Bronx News Roundup for Oct. 6

Several Bronx bodegas and restaurants are participating in the Bronx Food Festival today through Oct. 10 in a program organized by Bronx Health Reach. The idea is to offer healthier food and meal options to Bronx residents. Details here.

Mayor Bloomberg's decision to upend term limits and seek a third term will affect races all across the city. In the Bronx, if Adolfo Carrion decides to stay put rather than run for comptroller (where his ally, William Thompson, may decide to stay put, too) that means Joel Rivera and Ruben Diaz will also probably stay put in their current positions, rather than run to replace Carrion. More on the fallout in the Daily News today.

If you think perceptions of the Bronx from outside the borough are outdated, it's even worse outside the U.S., as we've often pointed out in the Norwood News. Here's an example today from France.

Some details on an interesting collaboration
between Fordham and New York City public schools in promoting technology in the classroom.

Speaking of technology, here's an interesting new effort to bridge the classroom with children's homes by offering laptops and wireless internet access to all kids at one Bronx school.

1 comment:

  1. Assemblyman Michael BenjaminOctober 6, 2008 at 4:08:00 PM EDT

    There is no doubt that during that era, many parts of the South Bronx had an 'air of menace' and we told friends and family of areas not to tread. Fortunately, the dispair did not descend into ethnic warfare. Instead, Bronxites organized across ethnic, religious and language boundaries and worked hard to restore our neighborhoods ad a sense of community. We ought to organize a delegation to travel to Paris to help the residents of the 19th arrondisment to turn their "Bronx" around.

    Over the last two years, my wife and I, along with the German government, established a pact against ignorance by starting a Berlin-to-Bronx student exchange program. By acting in a positive manner, we can correct misperceptions about the Bronx in the 21st century.

    Assemblyman Michael Benjamin

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