Monday, May 17, 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:

This week's 'Living In' column gives high marks to Wakefield, praising its 'suburban character' and abundance of affordable single-family houses with 'homey touches' [New York Times]

In case you haven't heard, Fernando Tirado, who currently serves as district manager for Community Board 7, has entered the 33rd district Senate race to oust Pedro Espada Jr. [New York Times, BxNN, BoogieDowner]

Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter, who is also a candidate in the 33rd district Senate race, talks about the problems affecting the MTA and the problems that Select Bus Service has caused on the Fordham Road shopping strip []

The Silver Fox has all this week's juicy Bronx gossip, including a tidbit that says Pedro Espada Jr.'s nerves about the upcoming primary may be getting the best of him - he's been out and about glad-handing with constituents more than usual lately [Daily News]

The folks at Da Bakery, a custom clothing store on Southern Blvd. at 174th Street, can create any item of clothing in a variety of colors and finishes to match any pair of sneakers [New York Times]

Local social service agency Part of the Solution (POTS) held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to celebrate their upcoming expansion into a much larger space which is right next door to the Webster Avenue building they have operated out of for the past 28 years [New York Times]

Music producer Swizz Beatz has pledged to adopt Bronx Charter School for the Arts in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx [ and]

Thanks to a $35,000 donation from a deceased teacher's son, MS 390 in University Heights has a new computer lab complete with 30 flatscreen Dell computers, four printers, and a SmartBoard [Daily News]

About 1,000 residents of Co-Op City have had their balconies deemed off-limits by the City due to safety concerns [Daily News]


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