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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, May 26

Efrain Gonzalez was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday. The former Bronx State Senator was found guilty of siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from two Bronx nonprofit foundations that he created. {We'll have more on this later.}

An infant was found in a parking lot on East 161st Street in the Bronx yesterday. After an argument, the parents of Ezra Isiah Reyes separately left the lot without the child. Lincoln Hospital later reported him to be dehydrated but otherwise unharmed.

While nearly all of the state lawmakers from New York City  supported an act involving ethics laws and a provision to reveal how much they earning on the side, 63 of the 90 representatives declined to reveal their earnings to the Daily News.That includes nearly all of the Bronx representatives. There was one notable exception: State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr., who said he earned more than $250,000 as head of his Soundview Health Clinics.

Bronx citizens are invited to voice their opinions on a rezoning proposal in Tremont and Bathgate. A public hearing will be held June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Community School 211.

Crain's New York reports that one of the state's biggest mortgage insurers saved 28% of NY mortgages from falling into foreclosure this past year; 6% of the $152 million worth of mortgages saved were for homes in the Bronx. 

Bronx dad Orlando Caceres was issued a $35 parking ticket after ushering his wife and newborn into Bronx-Lebanon Hospital yesterday morning. Miah Caceres was born in the backseat of the car on the way to the hospital.

After being open for more than two years, radios still do not work in the Bronx Hall of Justice.


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