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Monday, September 13, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 13

On the eve of primary day (also known as election day in the Democrat-saturated Boogie Down), we'll start with some politics. OK, lots of politics. But first, a reminder: VOTE!!!!!

Here's a sprawling article about the 33rd Senate District primary race -- Gustavo Rivera vs. Pedro Espada Jr. -- from a new news and culture site, capitalnewyork.com, that looks like it was created by ex-Observer staffers. In any case, the writer follows the two campaigns as they canvas the district looking to sway voters. Great stuff here. For example: two of the folks working for Espada, a married couple who said they had not been paid, quit mid-canvas, throwing Espada literature into the gutter. Also: while canvassing and asking for support, Espada campaigners are also offering primary day jobs, only to those who are over 18 (or able to vote).  Also: Espada spokesman Franck Laboy, when asked about Espada's residency questions, responded: "99.9 percent of incumbents don't live in their districts. Everybody knows."

Local journalist Eileen Markey, writing for WNYC, talks to Norwood residents about about the 33rd Senate District Race.

BoogieDowner has a few Espada/33rd-Senate-District-race-related tidbits, including staffers from Espada's office who are going around saying they are from the Board of Elections and asking for residents' phone numbers . . . a quick conversation with Espada who said he felt "very, very good" about tomorrow's primary, but seemed "sheepish/distant/aloof." . . . and a reader who has a friend in Tracey Towers said the friend has received calls from people saying (falsely) that they can vote by phone instead of going to the polls. The friend said their caller ID said the call was from Espada.

Daily News Bronx Borough Chief Bob Kappstatter breaks down the 33rd Senate District race as well as other hot primaries.

Espada challenger Gustavo Rivera says this about the possibility of losing in tomorrow's primary: "That hypothetical is not something I'm willing to entertain."

Some 90% of Espada's political contributions come form outside the district, according to the Daily News. The top individual donor: Steve Pigeon, Espada's $150,000-a-year general counsel who lives in Buffalo and helped orchestrate last summer's Senate coup, has given $9,500 to his boss' campaign.

The Times has a good roundup of the Democratic primary for Attorney General, which features five prominent candidates.
OK, moving on.

Tickets to tonight's super-hyped Jay-Z/Eminem concert at the new Yankee Stadium are going for up to $13,000.

NY1 profiles a new jobs program, started during the Great Depression, that has moved into the new Bank  American Note Building in the south Bronx.

Bronx boys soccer teams from Bronx Science and Lehman HS are ranked in the top 10, according to the NY Post.


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