Wednesday, April 14, 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:

Coverage of Monday night's heavily attended Charter Review Commission hearing at Hostos, including video of Councilmember Oliver Koppell getting heckled by the crowd for blowing past his allocated three minutes of speaking time [Daily News' Daily Politics - now written by Celeste Katz]

The Silver Fox reports all the week's juicy Bronx political gossip, including news that attorney and CB 8 member Daniel Padernacht will be throwing his hat in the ring to challenge Pedro Espada Jr. in the September primary [Daily News]

Speaking of Espada challengers, Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter has taken another step towards officially announcing her campaign by hiring a fundraiser [Capital Tonight's State of Politics - Liz Benjamin's new gig]

Pedro Espada thinks that the offices of Public Advocate and Borough President should be abolished in an attempt to save money and give more direct power to the people (even though he ran for BP in 2001) [Daily News' Daily Politics]

More on the successful reintroduction of the alewife herring to the Bronx River [Daily News]

The Bronx is currently ahead of Brooklyn and Queens with its census return rate [Daily News]


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