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Friday, June 26, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, June 25

The Times reports that the Senate is on the verge of entering a leadership agreement with an eye on returning to work on Monday.

At the center of the negotiations is the question of where Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. will land. He was named president of the Senate almost three weeks ago after siding with Republicans and Democrats are loath to let him keep that position, which would put him in line to replace Governor Paterson if he were out of state or incapacitated.

Yesterday, Espada acknowledged that whole Senate fiasco has "brought obviously a lot of disrepect to this institution." Now is the daily part of the roundup where we point out that Espada still doesn't have a district office or a local phone number. And the Fordham Place building, on Fordham Road and Webster Avenue, where he is supposedly trying to get space for an office is technically not even in his district. It's actually in Jeff Klein's district. Last week, Klein and Espada almost came to blows during a closed-door meeting in Albany.

On the new Huffington Post New York site (where you can find us as well), Senator Liz Krueger writes about the mess in Albany and has particularly harsh words about Espada and how dangerous it would be for him to be so close to governor's seat. She writes:

"New Yorkers have been through a lot in the last few years. They do not need someone with only a passing acquaintance with honesty to be just one heartbeat away from the Governor's office. It is simply unacceptable to have such a person in any position with such a direct influence over the lives of $19 million New Yorkers."

Getting Espada out of the president's position is a high priority for Democrats. Something tells me, he's not going to give it up easily. We'll see what happens over the weekend.

Also, a Bronx judge did not accept a light plea deal for Espada's son, Alejandro, who is accused of assaulting Bronx journalist and blogger Rafael Martinez-Alequin during the campaign last September.

The floating pool is set to reopen in Hunts Point on Saturday.

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is pushing a fresh food movement.

The Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching and Learning, a middle school in Riverdale, was named the city's most improved school.


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