Not a tremendous amount of Bronx news floating around today. We'll put a few links up here and then get to the business of reporting our own stories.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The special elections to fill the assembly seats vacated by new Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his deputy Aurelia Greene will be held on June 2. Carl Heastie, the relatively new Bronx Democratic chairman has announce the party's candidates, Vanessa Gibson (for Greene's seat) and Marcus Crespo (Diaz's), but expects competition, the Daily News' Liz Benjamin writes.
On Tuesday, the DN's Bob Kappstatter wrote that activist Joel Rivera (not the Councilman and no relation) and Anthony Curry will challenge Gibson for Greene's seat. And Pedro G. Espada, (the state senator's son and former councilman) might be looking to challenge Crespo for Diaz's seat.
Any candidate wishing to run must collect 1,500 signatures by May 13, next Wednesday.
Bronx State Senator Jose M. Serrano is pushing for a more consolidated effort to bring transparency to the process of how Stimulus money is being spent in New York.
NY1 on Bronx-born judge Sonia Sotomayor, a possible Supreme Court nominee.
A Bronx cabbie was awarded $1.5 million after being wrongly sentenced to prison for allegedly selling drugs to an undercover cop.
Here's the Riverdale Press' story on the DEP's controversial blasting plan at Jerome Park Reservoir.