While police crackdown on drug deals in mostly minority neighborhoods, the drug trade among whites in New York City operates with relative impunity.
Patients at Espada’s Soundview Health Clinics told the Post that they wouldn’t mind seeing the network’s CEO behind bars. “He belongs in jail,” said 70-year-old Rosalind Rahamon. Espada and his son pleaded not guilty yesterday at a federal court in Brooklyn; we’ll have more on that in a bit. A spokeswoman from the Health Department told WNYC that the agency supports Espada’s removal from his CEO position at Soundview. Outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who first brought civil charges against Espada this spring, said of the senator’s indictment:
Angel Hernandez of the Bronx Historical Society looks out from the porch of Poe Cottage, which is undergoing a million dollar facelift. (Photo by Rochana Rapkins)
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the latest edition of the Norwood News.
Pedro Espada, pictured above with his wife, leaving a
federal courthouse in Brooklyn yesterday (photo by J. Evelly)
Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr.. and his son, Pedro G. Espada, were arraigned in a Brooklyn federal court yesterday
Congratulations to the University Neighborhood Housing Program, which was just awarded a $40,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant to expand its housing and homeowners assistance programs, foreclosure prevention databases, free tax-preparation services and financial literacy workshops. The money is part of $520,000 in grants given out by the the New York Community Trust; UNHP is the only Bronx group to receive one of the awards. Check out their website for more information, and a number of housing-related resources.
Ruben Diaz, Jr., the Bronx borough president, will be appearing on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” this evening. The show airs at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. Topics for discussion include the Muller Army Reserve Center and the Kingsbridge Armory.
Gridlock Sam outlines his transit dreams for New York’s future: the return of streetcars, more bus rapid transit and even a pedestrian bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn.