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Morning Matters — 3/9/12

9 Mar

Good morning. Here’s a little bit of what’s going on in our borough of 1.4 million people.

Bronx open space advocates will unveil their plans and seek community input on a Harlem River Greenway in meetings later this month. While a chunk of the plans are only on the drawing board, some of the work is already under way.

Fordham students rallied last night to call for policy changes on how bias incidents are addressed.

After a two-year hiatus, the Philharmonic will return to Van Cortlandt Park for a summer concert.

This year the annual Armory show features a Bronx Day that will highlight art exhibits in the south Bronx.

The borough president is trying to find out whether he can meet up with his digital Facebook friends in person. A recent gathering at G-Bar showed that it’s a bit of a challenge.

Which mayoral aspirant would be the best transit candidate?

The Fired Department is giving away free batteries for smoke detectors today in the Bronx.

The Norwood Food Co-op is ramping up for another year and looking for new members.

Morning Matters — 3/5/12

5 Mar

Good morning, all. Here are some Bronx issues that matter ….

Citing the police shooting of Ramarley Graham in Wakefield, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson wants NYC police officers to undergo periodic psychological examinations.

A colleague of the cop that shot Graham tells the Daily News’ Kevin Deutsch that that officer feels “terrible” about the incident.

Worth a read: A lengthy, link-laden takedown of the controversial Fresh Direct deal on Alternet.

Fordham U. students will be rallying today, responding to the racial and homophobic slurs that have been scrawled on campus property in recent weeks.

Judge Roanne Mann will hear arguments today in the redistricting battle which is fielding multiple NYC political armies. According to an article in the New York World, Mann appears to be rather interested in a district-line proposal by the good-government group Common Cause which ignores where particular politicians live (what a concept!). The fight is bringing to the fore ambitions of various lawmakers including Bronx Democratic chair Carl Heastie, an assemblyman. According to El Diario columnist Gerson Berrero (from Twitter, so no link) there was an emergency meeting among Bronx Democrats last night to forge a unified response.

The Riverdale Press examines what shape Congressman Eliot Engel’s district will take if the wishes of Assembly Democrats or Senate Republicans are realized.

This article from Bangla Patrika translated in Voices of NY is from a couple of weeks ago but interesting and important nonetheless. A growing community of Bronx Bangladeshis in Parkschester, Soundview and Castle Hill is exploring putting up a candidate to challenge Council Member Annabel Palma when she faces re-election in 2013.