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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Aug. 12

The family of a man killed when a livery cab crashed into a bus stop on West Kingsbridge Road on Tuesday, are upset that the minivan driver whose illegal U-turn caused the accident has only been slapped with a summons.  Several other pedestrians were injured in the crash, two of whom are still in a critical condition.

A Bronx man shot in the thigh during last weekend's wild gunfight in Harlem is suing the city and the NYPD for $20 million.

Xavier Pollard, a high school basketball player from the Bronx who currently goes to school in New England, is attracting the attention of college scouts.

A profile of an Irish food store on Mosholu Avenue in North Riverdale.

David W. Johnson, Gov. David Paterson’s former aide, surrendered to Bronx prosecutors this morning to face misdemeanor assault charges. Johnson is expected to be formally charged and arraigned later today.

The Daily News's traffic columnist says the city tolls all the wrong bridges.

A tax preparer from the Bronx has been charged with identity theft.  The scheme involved young cancer patients, the authorities say.

In an editorial, the Times Union says state legislators whould be term-limited. That way, pols like State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. would be eventually pushed out, the paper says. Still on term limits, this November voters can vote on whether to reintroduce a two-term limit for city council members, the mayor, and other city positions. Last night, the Charter Revision Commission approved the ballot question.

Espada has long been accused of living outside the district he represents. Now he's accusing primary opponent Gustavo Rivera of doing the same thing. 

At embattled Congressman Charles Rangel's birthday party/fund-raiser last night, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Bronx/Queens) told NBC: "Charlie Rangel is my friend and you never forget a friend."

The Bronx Free Press has published a series of photographs of Bronx parks, before they were parks.  The photos, and others, are currently on display at the Arsenal in Central Park.

1 comment:

  1. Gustavo Rivera has lived in the same rent-stabilized apartment near the Kingsbridge Armory for the last decade. In 2008, he worked on President Obama's campaign and was assigned to be his Florida State Director for Outreach, which required him to be in Florida for five months. He then returned home to the Bronx.

    This was the entire basis of Espada's frivolous residency challenge against Gustavo Rivera, which the judge quickly squashed.

    Let's compare - Espada has lived in Mamaroneck for years. The Soundview clinic - a recipient of millions of dollars of state and federal tax money - pays $2,500 a month to rent an apartment so Espada can claim residency.

    See what the actual residents of the building Espada claims as his have to say on the matter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk1Ut1CkXoI


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