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Monday, June 15, 2009

Bronx News (and Senate Chaos) Roundup for June 15

Sen. Hiram Moserrate returns to Democratic fold in the state Senate creating a 31-31 deadlock that will require of legislators an unprecedented degree of maturity to get anything at all done.

The Senate Democrats have a new leader – State Senator John Sampson. Or do they? Hard to tell who’s in charge. (That should help things along.) Court proceedings are adjourned until tomorrow morning and the judge has pleaded with both parties to come up with a solution before they return.

How a power sharing agreement might work.

Who is John Sampson?

Espada now says that no files pertinent to the DA’s investigation of him were stolen from his Mamaroneck house.

The Boogiedowners spotted Espada’s Mercedes Benz on their Bedford Park block last night, and glimpsed the senator himself. Espada’s co-op is in their building. Will neighbors be seeing more of him now that the heat is on?

Good story in the Times about the breakdown of party discipline in Albany. Best quote from NYPIRG’s Blair Horner: "It’s like feudal Japan. There's a weak emperor and strong warlords."

Senators Espada and Monserrate were livin’ it up at the Yankees-Mets game. Lupica calls them “dumb and dumber.”

In non-chaos news ...

A new transparency Web site that monitors the attendance of state legislators.

A Sherman Avenue family got a close-up look at a very unwelcome visitor – a boa constrictor.

The Rent Guidelines Board will get an earful today from Bronx tenants at its annual hearing on rent increases at Hostos Community College from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Bronx’s own New Heights High School beats Manhattan’s Expressions Elite in a basketball game yesterday.

Tragic story of a shooting at a baptism ceremony over the weekend in Mullaly Park.


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