As you've likely read or heard, the big news coming out of the Bronx this morning is that four men have been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up two synagogues in Riverdale as well as shooting down military planes. Police say the men were small-time crooks rather than hardened terrorists, but the intent was there.
Here's the Riverdale Press' story. And here's a statement from Congressman Jose Serrano:
The actions of these bomb plot suspects is outrageous and I condemn their motives and actions. New York is a place of tolerance and mutual respect—terror and hatred have no place in our City. I stand united with other City leaders in applauding the fine work of the NYPD, FBI and other law enforcement agencies in apprehending the plotters before they committed a heinous crime.
The city's beaches, including Orchard Beach (the"Bronx Riviera"), will officially open for the summer season this Saturday. Record numbers of visitors are expected as cash-strapped New Yorkers avoid expensive vacations.
Long delays in the building of new schools could lead to more overcrowding in the Bronx and elsewhere. Here's a recent Norwood News story that looked at whether a new school on Webster Avenue, currently in the proposal phase, would alleviate the problem in the local area.
The Bruckner Bar & Grill has been showing artwork inspired by President Obama.
A corrections officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling drugs into Rikers Island.