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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Sept. 21

A prayer vigil was held in Baychester last night to mourn the six people who died in a crash on the New York State Thruway on Saturday. The pastor of Joy Fellowship Christian Assembly, a church on East Gun Hill Road, and his wife, were among the victims.  Speakers at the vigil included a Brooklyn pastor whose own church suffered a similar tragedy two years ago.

A Bronx man who drove drunk and killed a man in Westchester last December, pleaded guilty to several charges yesterday.

A fire broke out under the 138th Street Bridge yesterday afternoon, interrupting Metro-North train service for several hours.

The Daily News' Bob Kappstatter says a piece of him is going to miss State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. who was defeated in last week's primary.

Espada staffer Haile Rivera thinks State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. should replace Espada as majority leader.

The Hunts Point produce co-op is set to resume on-again, off-again talks with the city's Economic Development Corp. over plans for a $320 million renovation. 

A man was shot several times when armed robbers burst into his Morrisania apartment yesterday. He's in a stable condition at St. Barnabas Hospital.

A Soundview man got the fright of his life last night when he found a three-foot long corn snake coiled around his toilet seat.

1 comment:

  1. There are many reasons why Haile Rivera's suggestion is a bad one. But one jumps out at me -- Diaz, Sr. is not committed to a Democratic majority in the NYS Senate. He is openly supporting at least one Republican, Frank Padavan. See here: http://capitaltonight.com/2010/07/diaz-asks-for-prayers-votes/

    Why would the Democrats want to give him a leadership position when he is trying to undermine the Democrats strength in the State Senate?

    A more basic question -- why do we care what Haile Rivera says? Because he won a chance to eat with Obama? Because he worked on Espada's bloated, ineffectual Senate staff? It is remarkable to me that his press release is getting any attention.


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