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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

City to Vote on FreshDirect Plan Supported by Bronx BP



Here is an article about the recent deal made to lure Fresh Direct to the Bronx. Some residents have raised concerns about the company's practices given that it will get over $100 million in subsidies. But others have argued that it will create many new jobs in a borough that definitely needs it. The Mayor and Bronx BP Ruben Diaz, Jr. have strongly supported the move and subsidies.

18 comments:

  1. J.R.Dobbs is BishopFebruary 14, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    A good decision by the IDA Board to aquiass on the Living Wage BS. This will bring in jobs and development. Don't tell me that a person needs to join the teamsters union to deliver groceries. Hopefully, other service industry employers see the path clear to do business in the Bronx.

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  2. FrsshDirect is a good thing

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  3. How is this good for the mom and pops?????

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    1. J.R.Dobbs is BishopFebruary 15, 2012 at 7:19 AM

      Lowering commercial real estate taxes is good for mom and pops. More people with more jobs, is good for mom and pops. I owned a successful mom and pop for twenty years. And unless you understand how to generate the dollar, you will always wonder.

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  4. Mike Bloomberg is a great mayor because he walks the talk (except on term limits).

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  5. Ruben Diaz Jr. just sold out his liberal anti-mall constituency! FreshDirect don't pay no living wage!

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  6. Yes, Rubén Díaz, Jr. is an Empty Suite and a Hypocrite.

    For more, read this:

    http://www.welcome2melrose.com/wordpress/2012/02/mr-borough-president-ruben-diaz-jr-why-did-you-sell-out-our-community/

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  7. Hah Hah .. Mr. Diaz is the one who created his own quandary. After saying that no job is better than a low paying job, he NOW supports Fresh Direct by saying we can't afford to give up 3000 jobs. Mr. Diaz looks like the insincere fool that he is.

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  8. The South Bronx does not need this kind of deal. That is blood money and Rubin Diaz SUCKS!

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  9. I want to ask Borough President Diaz how giving a giant online grocer a $127.8 million package of cash/tax breaks to come to the Bronx rather than NJ is not giving in to good old corporate blackmail? How is this not blood money?

    Is this the same Diaz who said he was fighting for a living wage?

    Does he think we don't realize the harm he is doing? Does he think the people of the Bronx have no memory? Does he think at all?

    Diaz has betrayed his own cause!

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  10. Ruben Diaz Jr. changes his positions faster than Mitt Romney.

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  11. On the Kingsbridge Armory, Diaz offended one side. And on FreshDirect, he has offended the other side.

    So by now he's managed to offend EVERYONE!

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  12. Diaz Jr. is just an embarrassment for The Bronx by the way he acts, by the way he speaks and by the way treats his constituents.

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  13. Shuck + Jive = Ruben Diaz Jr.

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  14. why the F so many dislikes?

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  15. To read about how FreshDirect delivers MISERY along with your groceries -- and how workers and the community are FIGHTING BACK, go to this link:

    http://www.alternet.org/story/154383/how_freshdirect_delivers_misery_along_with_your_groceries--and_how_workers_and_the_community_are_fighting_back/

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  16. Definition Of The Day:

    BEER BELLY – an abdomen that bulges distinctly at the waist and is proportionally large in comparison to a person's hip measurement and body size.

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  17. Come on . . . it's a good thing.

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