I really shouldn't have to work another day in my life.
I mentioned back in late March that I had a fall due to a treacherous patch of sidewalk.
I never went to the hospital; nor did I sue.
Someone else, however, did sue the City of New York, after falling on an area of sidewalk not far from where I fell.
Not one week passed after that fall, when construction began - as of now, all of the bad areas of sidewalk have been repaired.
That sidewalk has troubled my neighborhood for DECADES.
The mayor won the school control battle and seems poised to scuttle a bill on public authorities. Has he finally figured out how to get his way in the state capitol? David King reports:
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The extension of term limits has proved a double-edged sword for City Council member Alan Gerson. On one hand, it has given him a chance at four more years; on the other, it has provided his opponents with a political weapon to use against him. Alex Kane reports:
Now that the state Senate has calmed, what can be done to prevent another stalemate from shaking Albany? Our David King finds out.
David King reports:
Despite a miniscule budget and little name recognition, Tony Avella thinks he can parlay his maverick reputation into victory in the
Courtney Gross reports:
Which is more dangerous: Sarah Palin's claim to expand the role of the Vice Presidency like Dick Chenney OR Mayor Mike Bloomberg's attempt to do an end run around the voters by having the City Council over turn term limits?
Let us know what you think. Go to www.bxnews.net and post your thoughts.
By Dan Gesslein
During a true WTF moment that can only happen in Bronx politics, instead of one Democratic Party leader we now have two. Both Dem Chairman Jose Rivera and the Rainbow Rebels' Carl Heastie claimed victory during a raucous vote yesterday. Now the court will decide who is the real Dem leader.
A diverse group of elected officials and supporters crammed into a Co-op City meeting hall united and in one voice stated Jose Rivera’s days as Party Boss in the Bronx will soon be over. Chanting “No way Jose,” the group wildly cheered the Rainbow Rebels in their crusade to replace Rivera.
The crowd of 400+ that filled the hall in Co-op City’s Dreiser Loop Community Center expected to vote Rivera out. However, the veteran assemblyman secured a court victory claiming that the vote could not be held because the room could not hold the 2,800 voting committee members. Rebel Assembly member Aurelia Greene joked that the judge obviously was unfamiliar with Co-op City and the community center because the hall had removable walls that allow the smaller rooms to merge into a giant meeting hall, which is used during Co-op City board meetings.
Bx Dem Party Boss Jose Rivera doesn't seem too concerned about the looming political civil war. Check out his dance moves @ www.bxnews.net