Sunday, May 23, 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:

A bill demanding that a 'living wage' be guaranteed for jobs created by a development project that has received more than $100,000 in city subsidies will be introduced to the City Council on Tuesday by Bronx Council Members Oliver Koppell and Annabel Palma [New York Times and Crain's NY Biz]

Several DOT safety projects are slated to improve conditions for bikers and pedestrians in the Hunts Point and Longwood neighborhoods [Streetsblog]

Streetfilms attended Friday's 'Bike to Work Day' on the Grand Concourse and asked Bronxites, "Why do you bike to work?" [Streetsblog]

Apparently there is fierce competition each weekend at a remote control car race track in Bronx River who race their cars there spend $500 to $700 and up on their "hopped-up" toy vehicles [NY1]

Residents of the Bronxdale Houses have successfully lobbied to have the public housing project renamed after it's most famous past resident, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor [New York Times and NY1]

The Bronx family of a baby with a rare blood disease are desperately searching for a bone marrow donor who is an ideal match [Daily News]

The lion cubs at the Bronx Zoo have officially been named following a Daily News contest...The results are Nala, Adamma, and Shani [Daily News]

More coverage of CB 7 District Manager Fernando Tirado's decision to jump into the 33rd district Senate race [Norwood News]

The newly created Bronx Smoke-Free Partnership will aim to reduce tobacco marketing towards Bronx children, create more smoke-free outdoor spaces, and work towards creating 100% smoke-free residences [Daily News]


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