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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 12

The Bx34 and the Bx10, bus routes the MTA has threatened to discontinue, could be spared after all. The Bx34 runs between Woodlawn and Fordham Road; the Bx10 connects Norwood with Riverdale.

Howard Safir, the former police commissioner who reversed his SUV into a pregnant Bronx woman last week and drove off, could still face charges. The Manhattan DA is probing the incident.

The man firefighters found dead yesterday inside his fire-ravaged Marble Hill apartment, didn't die of burns or smoke inhalation. He was stabbed to death.

Andrew Cuomo's expected run for governor could kick-start a game of musical political chairs here in the Bronx.

Ray Salaberrios, head of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., is stepping down. According to the Daily News' Bob Kappstatter, the resignation was expected because Salaberrios was hired by former BP Adolfo Carrion and now Ruben Diaz Jr. is in charge. Still, 2009 was a difficult year for Salaberrios and the BOEDC, after public monies tied to the Gateway Center Mall allegedly went missing.

Talking of Carrion, who now heads up the White House Office of Urban Affairs, here's an interview he gave the National Journal about his recent "listening tour" and the task ahead.  As Kappstatter notes in his column, Carrion held a gathering in the Bronx last Friday, which has politicos gossiping about his post-Washington plans. 

The manager of the Hunts Point Recreation Center has been fined $2,500 for using his Parks Department computer to sell personal items on Ebay.

Bronx Democratic Chairman Carl Heastie thinks Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has done an outstanding job, according to his spokesman.

Assistant Chief Tom Purtell, the Bronx's top cop, talks about falling crime and the challenges ahead.

David Raskin, an assistant United States attorney who was born in Riverdale and went to Fieldston, is expected to be the lead prosecutor in the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his alleged 9/11 cohorts.

1 comment:

  1. did anyone read that carrion interview? for goodness sakes, the guy is not doing anything! he has no ideas, nothing to contribute. he's getting paid to take tours of america's cities and he even admits that he's just following their lead. he seems agog at innovations in philadelphia and KC, but has nothing of his own to add about what they need or how to improve them.

    and that's no surpirse to us in the bronx because all he can bring from his experience as a second-rate leader here are how to build abominable urban failures like stadiums and filtration plants on parkland and ill-suited malls.

    what the president sees in this guy is beyond me. he's a do-nothing, know-nothing poltical hack. read the interview carefully and you'll see what i mean.


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