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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, March 12

The Bronx DA is looking into Adolfo Carrion's relationship with an architect he used in 2006 to do work on his City Island home. The investigation comes on the back of this Daily News story. In an editorial today, the DN calls for Carrion to be subpoened.

A 18-year-old was stabbed to death in Morrisania on Tuesday night.

A cop who shot dead an unarmed drunk driver in Longwood in 2007 has had the most serious charges against him dropped. Here's some background on the incident. And here's an opinion piece that appeared in the Highbridge Horizon condemning the killing.

Bronx anarchists will hold an event in Brook Park on April 4. According to the event's Web site:

The Bronx Anarchist Fair is a public event for people in our neighborhoods to learn and share with each other about how to make grassroots change. We come together to celebrate the Bronx’s history of resistance and resilience, and share practical tools for anti-authoritarian organizing and action.

Freddy Ferrer, the former mayoral candidate and Bronx borough president who's stayed away from politics these past four years, has endorsed David I. Weprin for comptroller.

A Bronx teenanger's enrollment in an exclusve Upper East Side private school has helped her rediscover her Latin roots.

Councilman Oliver Koppell's potential primary opponents are unimpressed with the 68-year-old's decision to run for a third term.

Bronx State Senators Ruben Diaz Sr., Pedro Espada, and Ruth Hassell-Thompson are among those blocking plans to toll the East River River and Harlem River bridges. Tolls are seen by many as perhaps the only way to avoid MTA fare hikes and service cuts. This morning, dozens of Bronx residents, along with organizers from Nos Quedamos and Sustainable South Bronx, rallied outside Diaz's office to protest his opposition, according to a press release we received from COMMUNTE: Communities United for Transportation Equity.


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