Monday, May 11, 2009

Round'em Up (otherwise know as "Bronx Pols Behaving Badly")

Here are some Bronx-related stories which we've rounded up you, our lovely readers, while trolling the interweb with our horse and lasso this fine morning:

Senator Pedro Espada Jr. ('Teflon pol') and Assemblyman Peter Rivera being investigated by Attorney General for misuse of nonprofit groups [Daily News: click here for main story from this weekend and here for today's update]

Efrain Gonzalez pleads guilty to using Bronx charity groups to steal money
[New York Times]

A 'meet and greet' between former Bronx borough prez Fernando Ferrer and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli leads to $100,000 for firm that brokers deals between investment firms and public pension funds [New York Times]

Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook has history of doling out jobs to family members (without disclosing family ties) [New York Times]

3,000 spectators jam into Gaelic Park to watch this weekend's 2009 GAA Connacht Senior Football Championship (Mayo won...) []

WHEDCO's eco-friendly affordable housing development Intervale Green lies at the heart of the Bronx's green movement [New York Times]

Bronx baseball family will travel great lengths for the game
[Five Boro Sports]

Two local editorials show two very different views of overdevelopment in the Bronx and Queens [Queens Crap]

Growing Bronx church, New Day, launches new website

Striking Stella D'oro workers charge new owners' sole focus on profits is leading to poorer quality cookies [New York Post]

Profile of a growing small business, Sarabeth's Kitchen, based in Hunts Point that produces gourmet food

Dr. Zizmore lives in the Bronx! (well... Riverdale) [Riverdale Press]

NE Bronx Association aims to deter crime and vandalism by reviving Block Watch program

Cuteness overload: Baby giraffe takes first steps at Bronx Zoo [NY1]

Families march in Mott Haven to call for stricter gun control [NY1]

Community Board 10 getting a nifty new website [New York Post/]

Bronx Press/Riverdale Review's John DeSio moving on to become Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s new communications director [Village Voice]


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