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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Jan. 11

Another snowstorm (ugh!) is expected to hit the city tonight, a possible 6 to 12 inches. That could be bad news for your commute tomorrow, as the MTA has considered halting service on certain trains during the next big storm--including the Dyre Avenue line--to avoid more stuck subway car mishaps.

Bronx Congressmen  Engel, Crowley and Serrano are shaken by this weekend's tragic shooting in Tuscon, AZ, which left their colleague Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition after a bullet went through her head. Six others died in the attacks.

A 14-year-old boy was shot to death last night near a subway stop at E. 219th St. and White Plains Road. Witnesses say he was approached by three other males before was shot; no arrests have been made.

Every borough has a story, writes Daily News columnist Patrice O'Shaughnessy--and the Bronx's is one of resilience.

A "nude housekeeper" is currently on trial for the 2007 murder of a paralegal who'd hired him to clean his apartment. The defendent, 41-year-old Bronx resident Thomas Cordero, claims he acted in self defense.

Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., is blasting colleague Jeff Klein and his new Independent Democratic Conference for getting money for "staff and better offices."

Diaz' rant comes after reports that Klein switched offices with Deputy Senate Majority Leader Tom Libous this week and that he and his fellow independents might get their legislative office budgets increased by majority Republicans to as much as $3 million.

Speaking of Klein: he held a news conference yesterday in Albany where he said he opposed the idea of linking a property tax cap to New York City rent regulation--meaning one bill could not pass without the other (new Gov. Cuomo is pushing for the property tax cap).

Bob Kappstatter has your other Bronx political news this week, including the swearing in of new reps Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Also: there are rumors of a police crackdown on prostitution near St. James Park, he writes. (here's more on the problem from November's Norwood News.)

An elderly man was struck by a car and killed yesterday in Co-Op City.

A 15-year-old Haitian girl who left her country after last year's devastating earthquake is getting a new heart at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center tomorrow--the one year anniversary of the earthquake disaster. Lovely Ajuste has had a heart condition since the age of eight.

1 comment:

  1. "We hear cops are about to get serious shooing the tranny hookers off the stroll around St. James Park and regular "Bronx hostesses" from their usual stroll around Davidson Ave. and Kingsbridge Road," reports Kappstatter.

    Weren't they supposed to be serious about that all last year? What is this "about to" business?


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