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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, June 2

I wonder how many more times we'll write this: State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. still hasn't opened his district office. BoogieDowner has the latest, and wants you to get involved.

A special election is being held today to determine the next assembly members in the 77th and 85th Districts. The seats are vacant because the previous office holds, Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Aurelia Greene, have moved on to bigger things. The Bronx Dems are already planning a victory party for their candidates, Vanessa Gibson (77th) and Marco Crespo (85th). It'll be held at Maestro's Caterers at 9:15 p.m. Joel R. Rivera, Gibson's chief opponent and the most active outsider in either race, will hold a press conference at 10 p.m. at 1781 Jerome Ave.

Swine flu is suspected in the death of a Bronx baby last Thursday. See here and here.

More on the closure of PS 209 after a swine flu scare.

Civil liberties advocates have been questioning the informant's role in last month's failed bombings in Riverdale. Said Michael German, a former FBI agent:

Why the FBI is going out to create a terrorist group just so they can then solve the crime by prosecuting the terrorist group seems a little odd.
The number of New York City public school students passing state math tests is on the rise, Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday.

Bronx Lebanon Hospital has been ordered to re-test hundreds of patients who had their blood drawn in 2008, following an investigation into possible labeling errors in the lab.

A Bronx girl has won second place in an entrepreneurship competition for teen girls.

Westchester Square merchants say city and federal agencies take up much of the metered parking in the area - parking their customers could be using.

Councilman Larry Seabrock has a penchant for framed photographs, and taxpayers are fitting the bill.

John Patrick Shanley, the director of "Doubt," gave the commencement speech at the College of Mount St. Vincent on May 16.

Phillip Morrow, president and CEO of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, is against a bill that would force low-cost housing developers to pay construction workers a higher wage. [via BoogieDowner]


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