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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, August 13

As recent events have shown, State Senator Pedro Espada has a knack for getting his own way. But not this time. His son, Pedro G. Espada, a former councilman, has been forced to step down from his new $120,000 Senate job - a job that was created just for him - less than a week after New York Magazine broke the story of his hiring.

The resignation comes as Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was said to be investigating the role Espada (the elder) played in the recruitment process. The Post, though, is taking credit for the specific timing of the resignation. Yesterday, in what sounds like an excruciating awkward interview in his Senate office, the younger Espada didn't seem familar with his surroundings and couldn't log on to his computer. Shorly after the interview - during which he was photographed holding his head in his hands - he quit. "PEDRO-KIN 'NO SHOW' NO-NO" screams the Post.

A Bronx native of Brazilian and Palestinian descent is the city's new Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs.

A talented teenage gymnast from the Bronx won his third straight junior national all-round title yesterday, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The city is investigating allegations that a bus matron physically abused an 8-year-old Riverdale boy.

Residents react to the news that the Botanical post office on Webster Avenue could be shuttered.

Last week, a Marshalls opened for business at the Gateway Mall. Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Staples, will open soon.

A Bronx man is suing the city and the NYPD after he was allegedly beaten up by two female cops.


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