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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 16

A suspicious fire that tore through a building in West Farms yesterday, badly injuring an adult and a child, may have been started by a woman who had earlier argued with one of the building's residents.

State Senator's Pedro Esapda, Jr.'s defeat in Tuesday's primary has been grabbing the headlines, for obvious reasons. But there were other, less significant, upsets in the borough, including Mark Escoffery-Bey's victory over district leader Venancio Catala.

Senate Democrats are celebrating Espada's downfall.

When Espada's victorious opponent, Gustavo Rivera, arrives in Albany, he'll likely have favors to repay

At a public meeting last night at Hostos Community College, straphangers took turns telling MTA officials exactly what they thought of the proposed fare hikes.

A convicted carjacker will get a new trial after it was determined that a Bronx Supreme Court judge had been verbally abusive towards his lawyer.

The ASPCA believes someone has been poisoning animals in the Woodlawn.  A local resident's dog recently died after possibly eating contaminated food.

Yankees caps, it seems, are often the headwear of choice for bank robbers and other crooks. 

Daly News columnist Michael Daly is glad to see the back of Espada and Hiram Monserrate, but asks: Why on earth did voters re-elect "bums" Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Carl Kruger?   In 2008, the so-called "Gang of Four" refused to caucus with their fellow Democrats, or back then-Majority Leader Malcolm Smith. 

There will be no No. 1 train service for the next two weekends.


  1. OK people lets start keeping it real. As an outsider I have been watching this race and then checked numbers. And yes Gustavo had a lot of great people helping him, working hard for him and yes he had the unions and elected officials. But they all knew that in the Northwest Bronx someone with the name RIVERA would win. And we all know what RIVERA I am talking about. The video man. All of the Rivera's that ran won with big numbers. So lets keep it real. Thank you Oliver and Jeff for giving us one more Rivera elected official in the Bronx.

  2. Speaking about big upsets, it seems that the Bronx Democratic Party has no real strength. Nelson Castro seems to be going back to Albany. How is it that the Borough President, the Bronx Democratic Party, and all of those unions got behind Ramirez, but couldnt get him to win. I guess the Super Bronx bosses finally met their kryptonite.

  3. Heastie is going to have a problem with those district leaders. Talks have now begun with regards to the convention. It shall be interesting

  4. Hey Kenny dump County like they dumped you for Snooki.


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