Tuesday, June 1, 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 few Democratic groups are planning "An Afternoon of Indictments, Corruption, Special Interests with Free Sushi and T-Shirts" outside of Senator Pedro Espada's Mamaroneck home in order to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Senate coup on June 5th from 1 to 4pm [LoHud.com]

The Silver Fox has all this week's juicy Bronx political gossip [Daily News]

The new Bronx Hall of Justice, which cost $421 million to build and opened in 2008 has many problems, including boarded up glass walls, blocked off stairwells, and even "sewage-related problems" [New York Post]

More than a dozen teams from all over NYC and the country descended upon "Stickball Boulevard" in Soundview this weekend to compete in the annual New York Emperors Stickball Tournament [NY1]

A report from the John Brady Cup Title series which recently took place in Gaelic Park [irishcentral.com]

A No. 4 train conductor from the Bronx will be answering questions about his work in an "Ask a Train Operator" column [New York Times]

A look at the guerrilla filmmakers behind "Bodega," a popular short video which seeks to expose the lack of healthy options available to folks in poor neighborhoods who are forced to rely heavily on bodegas as their main food source [New York Times]

Co-op City workers will strike today to protest a potential four-year wage freeze being proposed by management [Daily News]

Studies show that many Bronxites are concerned with the possibility of becoming homeless, and many others fear the increase of homeless shelters and apartment clusters for the homeless around the borough [Daily News]


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