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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, July 28

Yesterday, Bronx Supreme Court Judge Joseph Dawson voiced his opinion that defendants in his courtroom should wear respectful, professional attire during their cases.

Early this morning, four men attempted to rob the home of Ivy Skeffery on Bussing Avenue in the Bronx. Skeffery shot two of the invaders leaving one dead. The other invader is in stable condition at Jacobi Hospital. Police are still investigating the shooting.

The City Council is considering putting a ferry service in place around New York City. The ferry service would have eight potential stops in the Bronx including Orchard Beach, Yankee Stadium and Ferry Point. The plan for the ferry is scheduled to be discussed in Riverdale on Thursday.

Bob Kapstatter of the New York Daily News sees the City Council District 14 race between Baez and Cabrera as a problem for Assemblyman Carl Heastie. Heastie supports Cabrera, but if Cabrera looses the primary election, Kapstatter believes Heastie could be challenged by other district leaders for supporting a losing candidate.

This past weekend, building began on a home for an injured G.I. on Sampson Avenue in the Bronx. The house for Robert Reyes will have renovations that will allow Reyes to live functionally, all provided by volunteers, donors and government grants. The Norwood News wrote a story about Reyes and some of the efforts to help him last spring.

This week, the Stella D'Oro union plans to protest outside of Barclays, a shareholder of Lance Inc. who plans to buy the company. The union fears that the production of the cookies would be scattered across plants all over the United States and Canada instead of remaining at the one Bronx-based plant that is now in operation.


  1. Heastie better get smart and reconsider his position, unless of course he knew he was backing a fraud the whole time. If he did that makes him just as bad. Rivvechio where are you on this

  2. Cabrera hasn't lived in the Bonx, he has spent at least the last 10 years or so in Pelham. Ask the congregants of his church. He made the move in May '09 when Espada got busted. Let's keep it real. By the way not speaking English well shouldn't exclude you from a race and doesn't mean a person is not competent, if it did Cabrera would be out himself, this guy can't speak or write either. Let's stick to the issues. Party lines, residency problems, past experience in politics, certainly not issues in the Tapia or Baez camp, sorry Cabrera supporters but these are glaring problems in the Cabrera camp. He may be a nice guy, but that's not why I vote for a person. He has integrity issues that are clear, unless of course lying about where you have lived is OK.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=66972&start=0&tstart=0


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