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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, May 11

In an editorial yesterday, El Diario La Prensa said "some of the points [State Senator Pedro Espada] has been raising in the face of accusations from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo merit discussion."

Cash-strapped Westchester Square Hospital seems to be hanging on and has filed a five-year plan. Officials now believe that the hospital is capable of surviving on its own.

Happy 70th Birthday Parkchester! This Saturday, the Parkchester community will be celebrating the housing development's 70th anniversary by the Metropolitan Oval.

The latest on the peace talks between Assemblyman Carl Heastie (the Bronx Democratic party boss) and Assemblyman Peter Rivera.

Governor Paterson's emergency budget bill has been approved by legislature. This will allow Paterson to furlough about 100,000 state employees without pay for one day.

The State Education Department and New York teachers unions has come to an agreement that could revamp teachers evaluations and connect them to students' test scores. At the moment, teachers are simply rated satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Veteran Democratic consultants Patrick Jenkins and MarySol Rodriguez have founded a Bronx-based political consulting firm. State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, who's running for attorney general candidate, is already a client.

Senators Diane Savino and Jeff Klein are sponsoring a bill that would ban convicted sex offenders from living in public housing.

A lab-tech in the NYPD's forensics department has been suspended for allegedly falsifying drug-test results.

1 comment:

  1. The authorities raid Espada's health center and find a locked truck container full of campaign literature for a campaign he spent 0$'s and never declared any expenses. Giving him the benefit of the doubt is more than a stretch. It's like the Feds/State finding counterfeit money in the trailer of a counterfeiter.


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