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Friday, November 4, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 4

Crazy. The city Board of Elections is spending millions of dollars to fully staff Election Day in the Bronx next Tuesday, even though the only person on the ballot is District Attorney Robert Johnson, who is running unopposed. 

In what tenant advocates say is the highest settlement in a case involving a landlord who overcharged a tenant, a Norwood woman should receive $33,0000 from Urban American Management.

In Kappstatter's column this week: The ticket-fixing scandal he's prosecuting might have Bronx D.A. Bob Johnson in a big bind, but as mentioned above he's running unopposed in Tuesday's election and is the only person on the Bronx election ballot.  Joel Rivera sells his first chunk of property in his moonlighting gig as a real estate agent. And Assemblyman Nelson Castro and District Leader Yudelka Tapia aren't getting along so well.

Juan Gonzalez reports on the copious records of student illness at the former location of PS 51/The Bronx News School.

A Bangladeshi resident of East 190th Street was murdered by two men who made of with $15. Police have video of the suspects.  The man, Bimal Chanda, was on the verge of moving his family to Parkchester.

Three men have been charged in a heroin ring that used retail stores in Marble Hill and Kingsbridge as its base

The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club has voted to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.


  1. I generally like Bob Kappstatter, but I am getting annoyed by his pandering to police corruption.

    We should expect the police to do their best to put away criminals, even if they don't like the fact the fact that the same DA is prosecuting some of their fellow officers for corruption.

    Frankly, it is stupid for cops to put criminals back on the street by sinking the DA's cases. It only puts them at risk when they have to confront the same criminals on the streets again!

    The idea that we can't prosecute illegal activities by our police because they will refuse to keep us safe is disgusting. That is the worst kind of blackmail! What, is the NYPD running a protection racket now?!!

    We should all put our foot down now and clean house. And Kappstatter should lead the charge!

  2. how much was the settlement for?


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