Thursday, February 18, 2010

Round'em Up

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

A fitting tribute piece for a Fordham legend, Pete of Pete's Cafe [New York Times]

A look at the jobs that were saved by the Katz family, owners of the Norwood Foodtown which burned to the ground in December...a reshuffling of employee schedules at select locations prevented the loss of a single job [WABC 7 Online]

A scheduling conflict could complicate plans for a major boxing event at Yankee Stadium...apparently the lead bond lawyer for the financing of the stadium has booked his kid's bar mitzvah for June 5th, the same date that boxing promoter Bob Arum is trying to set up a fight featuring Yuri Foreman and Miguel Cotto [New York Times]

Senator Pedro Espada received an unfriendly reception on the steps of City Hall from some opponents of his rent freeze bill, which many warn is a sweetheart deal for landlords [Daily News, New York Times and Gothamist]

Carlos Gonzalez, son of indicted former State Senator Efrain Gonzalez Jr., is in the process of forming an exploratory committee for a possible run for state legislative office...although many assumed he'd run against Espada, who unseated his pops, sources say he's considering running against Assembly Member Jose Rivera []

Councilman 'Cash and Carry Larry' Seabrook resigned as chairman of the City Council's civil rights committee []

The Silver Fox's weekly round up of Bronx political gossip [Daily News]


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