Friday, April 16, 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:

Video of Senator Espada explaining the rationale behind his position that the offices of Public Advocate and Borough President should be eliminated to save money, some of which could be used to increase the power of the community boards [Daily News]
BD Note: I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but I actually agree with Pedro on this one...I'd love to see the community boards have more significant power because they're made up of residents who actually LIVE in the community (kinda funny that Pedro of all people is fighting to increase their power when you think about it), not just politicians who always seem to have a loftier end goal than the positions they are currently in.
Real estate developer Robert Knakal gives a nice big (and quite sarcastic) congratulations to activists and politicians that had a hand in killing the Armory/Related development deal in his recent editorial [NY Observer via BxNN]

Michael Ian Black will be on hand at the Bronx Zoo this weekend to entertain kids with his latest children's book as part of the zoo's Animal Tales Extravaganza programming [Zoo and Aquarium Visitor]

A look at how community organizations and activists in the South Bronx are working towards turning green projects into actual paying jobs that will stimulate the Bronx's economy [New York Times]

Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter will officially kick-off her campaign against Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. this Saturday outside of the Bronx Library Center at 11am [The Albany Project]

Sergio Villaverde, an attorney and former police officer, has announced he will challenge Assemblyman Jose Rivera in the Democratic primary this September [BxNN]


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