President Obama's new White House director of urban affairs Adolfo Carrion admitted to the Daily News that he has not yet paid the architect who helped renovate his City Island home two years ago. The former borough chief claims no payment has been made because a "final survey" has yet to be filed and that the money owed will be paid upon receipt. Today's story follows previous News coverage of the possible conflicting interests. Last month, the Norwood News looked back at Carrion's seven years as borough president.
Yesterday, students at Validus Preparatory Academy marched through the streets of the high school's Tremont neighborhood demanding an end to the gun violence that took the lives of two of their classmates in just seven month's time. NY1 covered the demonstration, entitled "Violence Awareness 101," held in remembrance of the two victims who were shot and killed in separate incidents last year.
Over 30 members of a Washington Heights gang that also operated in the Bronx were arraigned yesterday for a myriad of crimes ranging from drug charges to murder. The Daily News has the story, including details on what law enforcement officials say was a recent increase in violent activity amongst the gang's members.
Beginning today, the New York Times is hosting a forum for its readers to participate in a national conversation on immigration and its consequences. Included amongst the new features available on the Times website is an interactive map allowing you to track the immigration history of every county in the country--including (most importantly) our very own Bronx County.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Posted by Peter Mullin at 9:43 AM