Cuomo has subpoenaed the records of ten Senate staffers with ties to Espada's SoundviewHeathCare Network [Daily News]
BD Note: This article also points out that Espada received his first subpeona from Cuomo two months before the leadership coup he plotted took place - so there goes Espada's theory that this investigation is a politically motivated 'witch hunt.'Espada may be running out of steam due to all these investigations - he's now resorted to simply calling Cuomo a "bully" [TimesUnion.com via Daily News' Daily Politics]
David Gonzalez provides us with an update on the ongoing unraveling of a new religious social service agency supposedly being established in Brooklyn by Rev. Isrido Bolanos, a shady pastor who promised hundreds of Latino evangelical Christians around the city positions with a salary of $65,000, a new Lexus, and the opportunity to buy a church building for $1 [New York Times here and here]
BD Note: Rev. Isribo Bolanos even promised one man a position which paid $11,000/month. The would-be employee believed the job was legit because Bolanos has been saying that he received a grant from World Vision, an international relief agency. These promises of big fat paychecks and free Lexuses should have been the first warning flag that Bolanos was a con artist - everybody knows that only Pedro Espada Jr. makes that kind of bank working in the non-profit world.A fact-finder has substantiated claims that an assistant principal at Bronx High School of Science harassed members of the math department [Riverdale Press]
Update: Just received the following clarifications from David Gonzalez, the writer of the above mentioned pieces: "The Lexus, $5K and buildings were promised only to a small circle of pastors who were his "Executive Council." Also, the man I used as my lead, Mr. Malagon, was offered $11K/month as the combined salaries for him, his wife and his daughter.
Loyal patients of Espada's Soundview HealthCare Centers say that although they've noticed some signs of shabbiness in the clinics lately, it would be a huge loss to the community should they be shut down [New York Times]
'Greening the Ghetto' efforts are still alive and well 10 years after Sustainable South Bronx was established in order to fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx [NY1]
The Silver Fox made an appearance on this week's BronxTalk to discuss all the goings on in local politics [BxNN]