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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bronx News Roundup, August 20

Espada Update:

The Senate recently approved some $350,000 in new salaries and raises for new Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr.'s staff.

Many of the new hires were once staffers at Espada's Soundview health clinic, including the son of Sandra Love, a former Soundview executive who was convicted in 2004 of using healthcare funds to finance one of Espada's political campaigns. This on the heels of his son's brief hiring and then resignation from a specially-created Senate position last week. The Albany Times-Union story is the most extensive. Here's a link to the Daily News' story and the Newsday story as well.
Interestingly, Espada also hired Onix Sosa, who is 14th Council District candidate Yudelka Tapia's campaign manager. Sosa was director of the nonprofit organization, U-CAN, that former Councilmember Miguel Martinez (Washington Heights) admitted to stealing from. Sosa will be Espada's deputy chief of staff.

Espada says he needs the extra staff to serve constituents from his new district office.

Other news:

A 17-year-old Bronxite was arrested for allegedly stabbing his three siblings.

An 8-year-old Bronx girlnamed Destiny miraculously survived a seven-story fall from her Castle Hill apartment building earlier this morning. She suffered injuries and his currently undergoing surgery at Jacobi Medical Center.

Doctors from the Bronx's Montefiore Medical Center are at the heart of a NY Times story about end-of-life treatment options.

A Bronx teacher is accused of innapropriately touching students at the high school where he works.


  1. This is Yudelka's campaign manager?


  2. You see the connection Yudelka has with Castro???



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