Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Here is an article by Fredric Dicker of the New York Post about the battle raging over redistricting which has pitted Bronx County Boss Carl Heastie against Manhattan Boss Keith Wright. Heastie accuses Wright of "trying to “colonize’’ The Bronx by demanding a three-county district controlled by Harlem powerbrokers but containing an overwhelming number of Bronx and Westchester voters, sources said. " The battle over Congressional lines has exposed some strong borough and racial animosities.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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.
Here is a press release by State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. that was posted on Capitol Confidential where he hints about his interest in running for Congress. In discussing the redrawing of Congressional lines, he says, "according to the census, the Bronx has gained population and I as well as many others are on the waiting list to decide what our options are. A new congressional seat in the Bronx will give many of us an opportunity to consider moving up. "