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Monday, July 27, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, July 27

Some of the colorful sights and sounds from the Bronx Dominican Parade yesterday. The Bronx is now home to an estimated 300,000 Dominicans.

Bronxites and other advocates have another opportunity to weigh in on the Related Companies' plan to turn the Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping mall, this time in front of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (More on this later this afternoon.)

A roller coaster at a Pelham Bay church festival derailed on Saturday night, injuring 11 kids.

The Daily News says most of the exciting new architetecture in the borough is coming from community service buildings like the Bronx Library Center and Bronx Museum.

A recently arrested fugitive says he's been in the Bronx the past three years. Police say he's been on the lamb abroad.

A recent poll says only 6% of Latinos, who make up the vast majority of his consituents, approve of Bronx State Senator Pedro Espada's performance in Albany. The Puerto Rican-born Espada has tried to paint his flip-flopping among political parties, which resulted in his being named majority leader, as a move to empower Latinos, but apparently their not seeing it that way.

1 comment:

  1. Pedro Espada(D-R-Bronx-Mamaroneck?):

    -did not reside in his district during the required 1 year before his election
    -does not live there now
    -still has no office in his district
    -as soon as he gets the opportunity, asks for millions of dollars to fund two groups outside his district in the area of his health facilities
    -still hasn't accounted for all the details of his campaign's financing
    -a recent Siena poll reports that only 6% of Latino voters, the vast majority of his constituents, approve of his performance

    What does he care. The only constituencies that count are himself and the developers and landlords he sides with against the voter/tenants who elected him. Somebody out there has to run against him and put an end to this farce. If the Bronx Democratic Party endorses him, the farce will only continue.


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