Thursday, April 29, 2010

Round'em Up

Pedro Espada Jr. is keeping our interweb horse and lasso quite busy lately, and today is no exception...

AG Andrew Cuomo has filed another lawsuit against Pedro...this one charges that Pedro used a phony janitorial training program as a ruse to pay custodial workers at his Soundview HealthCare Network a measly $1.70/hour. [New York Times,,, Crain's NY Biz, Daily News, New York Post]

Pedro says he "looks forward to answering the allegations" brought against him in a quickie presser yesterday [Capital Tonight's State of Politics]

Here's some footage of protesting tenants who traveled to Albany on Tuesday to give Pedro an eviction notice demanding that he step down []

The first ever Bronx Food Summit will take place this weekend, 5/1, from 9am to 5pm at Hostos Community College [Daily News, Bronx BP's office]

State Senate candidate Desiree Pilgrim Hunter has officially gotten the endorsement of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) [Capital Tonight's State of Politics via BxNN]

The popular Coqui Mexicano restaurant in Melrose has been saved from eviction [Welcome 2 Melrose]

Bronx Democrat Charlie Ramos has announced he will run against Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. for State Senate
[Capital Tonight's State of Politics]

An interview with a retired Bronx cop who now serves as a senior arborist at the New York Botanical Garden [New York Times]

A manager of the Lobster Box on City Island is accused of sexually harassing a female employee there [New York Post]

More on the infighting that seems to be taking place among teachers and administrators at Bronx High School of Science [New York Times, Daily News]


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