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Monday, April 26, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, April 26

It's a cloudy day in the BX, perfect for catching up on some Bronx news!

While filming for Channel 2's "Eye of New York," embattled State Senator Pedro Espada exited the building mid-interview when confronted with allegations that he isn't a Bronx resident.

Top Democratic donor Bill Samuels announced that he will direct up to $250,000 toward defeating Senator Espada in this year’s election. Samuels heads the New Roosevelt Initiative.

No more free rides for a Bronx man who held an illegal copy of an all-access- subway key. He was caught by the police peddling $2 rides for people waiting in line for a MetroCard.

An apartment complex on Grand Avenue in Morris Heights might be in for an new look thanks to Bronx-born Francine Kellman of Pacific Housing Advisors. She plans on renovating the building without replacing tenants or raising rent.

After two decades of calling Bronx Community College's campus home, University Heights High School is to be relocated to the South Bronx, against the wishes of parents, students and teachers. More coverage here in the Mount Hope Monitor.

The Bronx motorcycle club "Legion of Doom" lost its vice president early Saturday when he hit a pothole on Magenta Street in Bronxwood.

Environmentalist Majora Carter plans on infusing a Hunts Point apartment building with a fragrance that will make it smell like green grass rather than the local sewage plant.

A Bronx fisherman was rescued just in time after spending 40 minutes in the chilly waters of Eastchester Bay.

School Chancellor Joel I. Klein is in a high-stakes battle with the teachers' union over seniority rules. If the rules remain, the newest teachers will be the first to lose their jobs if the expected layoffs go through.  Klein wants to change this, the union wants to keep things the way they are.

ATM scam artists are targeting Bronx residents. Read more here.

Andrew Cuomo would prefer Bill Thompson over Adolfo Carrion as his lieutenant governor, Crain's reports.


  1. Mr. Samuels actually heads up a group called the New Roosevelt Initiative - not "Institute." The Roosevelt Institute can be visited at http://www.rooseveltinstitute.org

  2. Thanks for spotting that. It's been changed in the post.

  3. Don't asthmatics react to particles in the air, whether they are sweet-smelling or not? Maybe Majora Carter's "invention: will make the air in that building smell better, but she'll only be contributing to the asthma epidemic.

    She'd be better off continuing the fight against the offending industries rather than playing into their hands and contributing to one of Hunts Points biggest problems.


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