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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, August 25

Pedro Espada is appealing to potential voters via a YouTube video ad and through automated phone messages. In both, he says that "wealthy outsiders" are launching a smear campaign against him.

More Espada news: he's been endorsed by the Spanish-language newspaper New York De Dia. He hasn't, however, received the (financial) support of his fellow State Democrats, who have spent a hefty sum this election season on consulting fees for nearly every incumbent candidate--except Espada. The Daily News also points out that he still owes over $10,000 to the Board of Elections in violation fines for not filing financial disclosure forms.

The teenage cyclist who was struck by a car in Fordham earlier this week is now on life support at St. Barnabas hospital.

Today's "Once Upon a Time in the Bronx," installment from NY1 features a series of photographs of the Yankees through the years. 

Crime is up dramatically in the Bronx, according to the NYPD's CompStats. The murder rate has gone up 22 percent this year.

Seven apartment buildings will open next month in Melrose as part of Boricua College's new campus.

The New York Times' Angel Franco's weekly series of police photographs features a snapshot from a Bronx hostage negotiation. 

Prosecutors are calling their first witnesses today in the trial of the four men accused of plotting to bomb two Riverdale synagogues. 

Residents in the shore town of Wildwood, N.J. are opposing the plans of a Bronx-based veterans organization,  which is looking to house homeless vets in a property there.

The city considers banning tractor trailers from parking on residential streets.


  1. Firstly, let mje say Bronx News Network that I absolutly LOVE your "Whats going on" tablet on your blog. Because of it, I now have 2 more wonderful events in our boro that I will be attending this weekend.

    Secondly, can someone explain two things to me in all this political news:

    1- How can Jeffrey Dinowitz say he wants Espada eliminated when a) hes been helping Danny Boy Padernet, who will slice the vote and give Espada his hard earned fruits, vegatables (and now school supplies) VICTORY and b) despite giving the power by The NYS & Bronx Democratic Committees he refuses to eliminate Espada from the democratic party? Is it because deep down inside, he wants Espada to win?????

    So sad!. Espada calls The New Rooselvelt Inititative "outsiders" and he is RIGHT. Many 33rd State Residents call Espada "an outsider" and THEY ARE RIGHT.While Danny Boy is not an outsider, his Riverdale base only covers about 10% of the 33rd State Senate Race!

    Thus the winner: Jeffrey Dinowitz & The Outsiders

    The Losers: As of the last 20 years, The 33rd State Senate District

  2. You don't know what you're talking about. it was well-publicized that Jeff Dinowitz asked Padernacht to drop out of the race! So how can he be supporting him?

    Second, making a political move to oust Espada from the Democratic Party would only backfire because there's no way it would hold up in court and there's also no way it could have been concluded before the primary.

    It's a lovely fantasy that you've written here, but it's just not based in fact. Good try.


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