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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, Jan 13.

After distributing 795,883 report cards in 2008, the New York City Transit has evaluated eight subway lines, including four lines that make stops in the Bronx: the 2, 4, 5 and B (during rush hour). Most subway lines received average grades, while the 4 train received the lowest grade, a D-, for overcrowding during rush hour.

The New York Assembly committee that is currently investigating the use of millions of dollars of public funding to build the new Yankees stadium has issued subpoenas to Randy Levin, the team’s president, and Seth Pinksy, an official at the city economic development office. Levin and Pinsky are expected to testify tomorrow before the committee.

Another Bronxite comes out in favor of Caroline Kennedy.

The NYPD has released statistics reporting a drop in almost all major crime categories in the Bronx in 2008. But shooting incidents were up across the borough, with 405 total, an 8.5% increase from 2007.

Yesterday we noted the protests against the partial closing of a firehouse on City Island, housing Ladder Company 53. As a sidenote, the Daily News reports that one of the firefighters in the company is charged with 'falsely reporting fires' for orchestrating a series of fake calls to the firehouse after learning of the planned cuts.

Bob Kapstatter reminds us that the Obama Administration had better hurry up and decide whether they want Borough President Adolfo Carrion in the White House: this Thursday is the deadline to declare to the city Campaign Finance Board whether he will be running for City Controller or a third term as BP.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's yearly "Community Health Profile" reports that the South Bronx has among the highest asthma rates in the city and the area around Morrisania has a diabetes rate twice the city average, at 16%.


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