Thursday, January 7, 2010

Round'em Up

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:

The Attorney General's probe of Pedro Espada Jr.'s business practices in his Soundview Health Care Network has just gone up a notch with a subpoena being delivered to the Senate asking for Espada's financial disclosure forms and Senate expenses [Daily News and New York Times]

A critical letter to the editors of the Riverdale Press calls them out on some misinformation presented in an opinion piece regarding the Kingsbridge Armory [Riverdale Press]

Although four postal offices in the Bronx were recently removed from the USPS's possible closure list, three key branches remain in danger of being shuttered []

Mosholu Preservation Corp.'s Dart Westphal reflects of the current state of supermarket options in the Northwest Bronx after the latest 204th Street fire [Bronx News Network]



Anonymous said...

The "scathing letter" in the Riverdale Press is written by someone who works for the New York City Economic Development Corp, which could be described in a cynical-but-not-inaccurate sense as an agency that arranges the transfer of public assets to corporate interests at reduced or fire-sale prices.

Guywithacause said...

I don't think the letter was scathing, but it was a good clarification of the reality of this "living wage" rhetoric.

It should be noted that the precedent has been sent by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz that unless you want to bring jobs to the Bronx that pay whatever it is he dictates, you are not only not welcome, but will be public shamed and branded a racist, slave owner, and evil. This isn't for the sake of the borough or the residents, it's just to secure votes from the Democratic Bronx base.

What does this mean? Look for NO jobs coming to the Bronx under Ruben's dictatorship. Great way to start 2010. But on the brighter side, his Bronx economic plan of "hang out on welfare and chill until you get whatever salary you want" has killed any hopes for a Mayoral run. We dodged a HUGE bullet with that something good comes out of this very bad situation.

Still waiting for all those wonderful "green ideas" and the long list of developers eager to redevelop the Armory and pay Bronx residents the salary you dictate. Surely there was a Plan B before you crushed this deal. What's the delay Rubencito?

Boogiedowner said...

On second reading I am in agreement that the word 'scathing' is quite dramatic. Have edited to read 'critical.'